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Sunshine Cleaning Systems Celebrates 45-Year Anniversary

Over the past 45 years, Sunshine has grown from a window cleaning service started by Larry Calufetti to a full-service regional commercial and residential janitorial company. Among the earliest customers, starting in the 1980’s, were Lauderdale-by-the-Sea establishments. The famed Sea Watch restaurant and the SunTrust (now Truist) branch both remain customers today. In fact, hundreds of original Sunshine commercial and residential customers have remained loyal to the company since the beginning.

“We are proud of the longevity we’ve enjoyed as a company as well as with many of our customers,” said Coenen, who explained that Sunshine also has served the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for 35 years.

“Larry founded this company on his ‘Dream Team Principals’ of being honest, nice, a team player, communicator and innovative,” she added. “We all work hard every day to maintain those key tenets in how we serve our customers and our Sunshine team.”

It’s that focus on service that has kept Sea Watch on the Ocean a customer for so many years. “The team members at Sunshine are always courteous and professional,” said the restaurant’s General Manager Beth Tannar. “Our customers enjoy our beautiful views thanks to the outstanding job the Sunshine team does in maintaining the cleanliness of our windows.”

Truist Bank Manager Mercy Allen, who has worked with Sunshine throughout her 44-year career at the branch, said, “When I come to work every day, I know the branch will be sparkling clean. Plus, the Sunshine team is always there if I ever need anything and always eager to make everything right. It has been a pleasure having them as a trusted vendor for all of these years..”

Headquartered in Oakland Park, Sunshine is a privately held and woman-owned company with branch offices throughout Florida in West Palm Beach, Tampa and Sarasota; as well as in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Among the company’s signature offerings are janitorial services, Hygienic Clean™ disinfecting solutions, terrazzo floor care, carpet care, window cleaning, pressure cleaning, escalator cleaning, as well as parking lot and roadway sweeping.

The company earned with honors the Clean Industry Management Standards for Green Building Criteria (CIMS-GB), which is awarded by the cleaning industry’s global trade association, ISSA. Certified by an independent accredited assessor, this certification indicates that Sunshine has

“successfully demonstrated a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services.” In addition, the company received the GBAC STAR Accreditation for its own

headquarters campus. The designation is for facilities that meet strict cleaning and disinfection procedures for handling infectious disease outbreaks, including coronavirus strains such as COVID-19. Sunshine was one of the first janitorial firms in the United States to receive the designation.

Sunshine provides janitorial services at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Car Rental Center, as well as disinfecting services for the TSA. Additional customers include Broward County Main Library and Government Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale and Broward College, which receive janitorial services. Sunshine’s growing cities and municipalities division includes such clients as Manatee County, and the Cities of Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Palm Beach. The company serves K-12 schools, colleges and universities, restaurants, retailers, offices, athletic facilities and other international airports regionally, and offers window cleaning and pressure cleaning services to residential properties.

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