SAVE THE DATE | 4/12/22

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The Annual Rock Star Custodian Award

The National Rock Star Custodian Award is an annual award that celebrates and champions the true, frontline rock stars of cleaning - the boots on the ground. Nominated by employers, coworkers, customers and colleagues, hundreds of frontline custodians from across the country are considered for the honor. Eight finalists are selected and, ultimately, one Rock Star Custodian who exemplifies the award's 9 Core Traits is presented with the award at the Rock Stars of Cleaning conference.
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You know who your Rock Stars are, and it’s time to let everyone in the nation know too. Put them, your operation, and our industry in the spotlight for the RIGHT reasons.
  • Show the world how valuable these individuals are.
  • Get your community behind the Rock Star movement.
  • Energize your operation as no other program can.
  • Champion your frontline staff members; custodians, janitors, cleaners, technicians, or whatever title you give them.
  • The National Rock Star Custodian annual award is for any person who is currently employed by the custodial department of any facility maintenance services organization, whether that be a contract service or an in-house operation.

The Rock Star program outlines 9 Core Traits, which are the qualifiers for nomination. Completed nominations are taken throughout the year, and eight finalists are selected from the hundreds of nominees across the country.

On November 1st of each year, the Academy of Cleaning Excellence will present the eight finalists, and the world will have the opportunity to vote for the Rock Star Custodian of the year!

Check out the video of 2021 Rock Star Custodian Award Winner:
Ron Crowley

Learn more about the Rock Star Custodian Program and nominate YOUR Rock Stars for 2022!


Did you miss the Rock Stars of Cleaning Conference?

On Tuesday, April 12th we spent a day of Inspiration, Education and Recognition with over a dozen of the cleaning industry's biggest thought leaders.

2023 Date Announced!

Next year's conference will be held on Thursday February 23rd, 2023. Stay tuned for more info - You don't want to miss it!

A New Conference For the Cleaning Industry

Introducing Rockstars of Cleaning: This April 12th, join thought leaders, colleagues and friends for an exciting, live-streaming event that is bringing together the best of the cleaning industry for a day of Inspiration, Education and Recognition.
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Inspiration

PEP Talks are People Engaging People, where you will hear industry thought leaders inspire you with their motivation, experiences, passions, ideas, and maybe a few tips. These individuals from around the globe have assembled for this Rock Stars of Cleaning conference to engage you and share their experience and insights. You're sure to be inspired, as many others have been after hearing their messages.
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Education

Want to personally meet a speaker and hang out with them after their 15-minute PEP Talk? With the All Access Rock Star Pass, you'll have the opportunity to join them in an intimate breakout session for an hour of in-depth Q&A immediately following their PEP Talk. There is always more to the story, and these speakers have gathered here at the Rock Stars of Cleaning conference to share with you their passions, ideas, tips, and experiences. Engage them!
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Recognition

The National Rock Star Custodian Award for 2021 will be presented during the conference at 11 AM Eastern time. You'll hear from the creators of the program and what the requirements are for the award. You'll also hear from past and current winners, and learn what this experience is like from their viewpoint. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of this very unique program as we champion frontline Rock Stars of Cleaning.

Our Speakers

Hear from some of the biggest thought leaders in the cleaning industry and go 'backstage' for intimate meet-and-greets
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David Thompson

"I AM a Janitor"
Dave is Director at Academy of Cleaning Excellence and Co-Creator of the Rock Stars of Cleaning conference and the National Rock Star Custodian Award. A 50 year veteran of the industry, having owned and operated a building service contracting company, Dave has consulted with thousands of operations across the US and abroad, and taught professional development to thousands of students around the globe.
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Paul Owens

"Rock Stars of Cleaning 2022 and Beyond"
Paul is President at GEM Supply, Florida's premier janitorial and cleaning supplies distributor, as well as Co-Creator of the Rock Stars of Cleaning conference and the National Rock Star Custodian Award.
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Jonathan Rockett

"Knock Knock... It's Opportunity"
Jonathan is Founder & CEO at Sizzling Digital, a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping commercial cleaning and facility services companies attract and win more customers. Jonathan is also a speaker and author, and has been featured in outlets such as ISSA Today Magazine, Forbes and Fox.
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Dr. Aaron Buchko

"Managerial Intelligence"
Dr. Buchko is Professor of Management at Bradley University and author of Managerial Intelligence: A clinical perspective. His book condenses over 60 years of clinical efforts with thousands of individuals in hundreds of organizations into a set of principles and that can be applied by managers to improve the performance of their organizations.
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Mike Sawchuk

"Do You Have a Lawnmower Engine Powering Your Car?"
Mike is a Transformation Coach for the Professional Cleaning Industry, and is Founder of Sawchuk Consulting. With over 30 years experience in the commercial cleaning products and distribution industry, Mike coaches and consults with Facilities Management Executives to create consistently clean, safe and healthy facilities.
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Mike Ward

"Who's Driving Who"
Mike is Facilities Manager at a public school district in Ohio, and offers coaching and development for workers and leaders in the custodial and facilities professions. Mike is author of three books, including Who Swings your Mop: The common sense approach to custodial work, The Ultimate Safety Handbook for School Custodians and The Ultimate Procedural Handbook for School Custodians
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Lisa David Olson

"Connecting Through Story Sharing"
Lisa is a Business Humorist, TEDx speaker, Author, Trainer, Podcaster, Writer, Creative and Prank-Enthusiast. Bringing two decades of writing and performing comedy, she helps work teams get unstuck, and assists speakers in discovering their message and rocking the spotlight. Lisa is the author of Laughs On Wry: An improviser's memoir and is host of the podcast Stranger Connections.
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Allan Langer

"How Can A.C.M.A. Change the Way You Do Everything in Your Life?"
Allan is an International Sales Trainer & Coach, Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author of The 7 Secrets to Selling More By Selling Less: The ultimate guide to reinventing your sales life
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Gloria Stauthers

"Leveraging You Unfair Advantage"
Gloria is CEO at Exodus Management & Consulting, a certified John Maxwell Coach, speaker and teacher, a certified SCORE Mentor and a cleaning consultant. She is also the author of Cleaning for Health: The Emerging Pathogen Threat.
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Candido Rosario

"Sit With the Winners. The Conversation Is Different"
Candido is Director of Custodial Services at Fairfield University. He is a dynamic leader with 25+ years of progressive experience driving unionized teams & vendors, and developing strategies to optimize operations, boost productivity and efficiency, and deliver exemplary customer service.
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Graeme Marsh

"Our Frontline Infantry"
Graeme is President of Z BioScience Inc., a US manufacturer of probiotic environmental solutions for markets in Janitorial/Custodial/EVS, Facilities Management and HVAC. He brings a 20-year career working with leading global investment banks, and in 1999 he established a consulting firm, Future Business Concepts Inc., that focused on small, emerging companies seeking to commercialize new technologies.
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Sean DeVore

"Channeling Your Life Focus"
Sean is District Manager at Mannington Mills, Inc., where he is responsible for specifying Mannington Commercial Flooring Products at end-user, design and distribution levels. Sean has over 25 years of knowledge when it comes to flooring materials and solving complex issues.
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Dr. Greg Whiteley

“How Cleaning and Chemistry Assist Bacterial Biofilms Development”
Dr. Whiteley is an Associate Professor, as well as Executive Chairman of the Whiteley Corporation, a leading global innovator in medical infection prevention and professional hygiene solutions that has been family-owned since 1933. Dr Whiteley brings decades of research within applied microbiology and public health, and vast experience in product development.
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Ken Horton

"Entrepreneurship in 2022 and Beyond"
Ken provides guidance and direction for multiple companies including Safe Facility Services, a leader in the facility health world, Project One, a full-service facility maintenance company and WCP Facility Solutions, and is currently developing a national strategy for services that support facilities in their quest to be safe and healthy.
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Adon Rigg

"Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling with Automation"
Adon is Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Lead Freak Solutions, helping organizations to create awareness with the Revenue Producing Model (RPM), a synergy of in-bound and out-bound strategies centered on content creation, lead generation and validation, and lead conversion. Adon is also the author of Insightful Selling: Learn The Sales Formula To Differentiate Yourself And Create Customer Value.
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Kevin Chow

"Making a Shift to the Positive"
Kevin is President of Triple S Facility Maintenance Supply Distribution. He has coached and consulted with over 300 independent businesses throughout his 30+ years of sales, sales leadership, and training with Fortune 500 companies. Kevin is a Certified Predictive Index (PI) Practitioner helping organizations better understand what behaviors drive their employees and how they can improve communications.
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Click Here to Watch All of the Talks!

Want the Full Rock Star Experience?

If you want the full Rock Star Experience (and trust us, you do), then the Rock Star pass is the only way to attend! You'll be able to go 'backstage' for intimate meet-and-greets with the speakers, get lifetime access to the speakers' videos, and receive over $1,200.00 dollars in valuable resources and tools!

The All Access Rock Star Pass

The all-access Rock Star Pass is jam-packed with resources to inspire you in 2022. Gain knowledge and learn from the experiences of industry leaders as we all navigate the challenges of 2022 and bring about positive changes in our professional operations. Rock Star Pass holders will get lifetime access to all speaker presentation videos, admittance 'backstage' for intimate meet-and-greets with the speakers and all of the amazing FREE bonuses, including digital courses, books, guides, marketing resources and more!

Rock Star Pass holders get FREE resources worth over $1,200.00 Including:

11 Courses from Academy of Cleaning Excellence

Hone your cleaning industry skills with all 11 Rock Star Onboarding courses - a $490 value! These courses include important subjects like Safety, Customer Service, infection Prevention and tons more.

Marketing Services From Sizzling Digital

Get a customized, one-on-one Marketing Strategy Session and $500 off marketing services. We'll look at your online health against a few of your competitors and create a plan to generate more high-value leads and sales appointments

LeadFreak Automation

Lead Freak works with Organizations to create awareness with the Revenue Producing Model (RPM) a synergy of in-bound and out-bound strategies centered on content creation, lead generation/validation, and lead conversion.

Route | Phone and Smartwatch App

Route is a data-driven phone and smartwatch app that is a B2B solution for the cleaning service and field service industry.

Rock Star Pass holders also get all of these books:

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Our Sponsors

The Rock Stars of Cleaning conference is proudly created and brought to you by:
Academy of Cleaning Excellence
GEM Supply
Sizzling Digital