Advisory Board

Presenting the WSA Contractor Advisory Board

in alphabetical order by company name; logos link to company websites

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Gale HolsmanGale Holsman, American Sweeping, Inc.; Kansas City, MO

Gale founded American Sweeping, Inc. in 1984 and grew it into one of the largest sweeping companies in the U.S. marketplace.  Through the years, he has also founded and acquired a number of other companies. Today, his American Sweeping Companies provide a host of services, including pavement and exterior maintenance services, garbage services, portable toilets, event planning and much more to its thousands of clients throughout the greater Kansas City metro area.

Through the years, Gale has been actively involved in efforts to improve the parking lot sweeping industry. Dating back to the early 1990s, many in the industry would agree that Gale was long the leading contractor spokesperson for the power sweeping industry. Gale has worked with start-up and other contractors on many occasions to help them become successful in their business ventures. many contractors have become more successful through following the hands-on, practical advice Gale provided them with.

In 2000, Gale was one of the initial founders of the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) as well as a Founding Member of WorldSweeper.com’s Ethics in Power Sweeping program. In 2006, Gale’s and American Sweeping, Inc., were chosen as the inaugural winner of WorldSweeper’s Award of Excellence in Power Sweeping annual award. To learn more about Holsman and his company, view his Featured Contractor article originally published at WorldSweeper.com.

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Ray ConferRay Confer, C & J Parking Lot Sweeping; Warren, MI

Ray started C & J in 1978 and has grown the company to over 1500 customers, including the world headquarters of both General Motors and Ford – while proudly retaining his first account. The company was one of the initial founders of the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA) and is a Certified Sweeping Contractor through that organization. C & J was also a Founding Member of WorldSweeper.com’s Ethics in Power Sweeping program.

In 2011, Confer’s company was honored as the winner of WorldSweeper’s Award of Excellence in Power Sweeping annual award. To learn more about Confer and his company, view his Featured Contractor article originally published at WorldSweeper.com.

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Warren BurgeWarren Burge, Clean Sweep, Inc.; Baker, LA

Warren founded Clean Sweep, Inc. in 1992 with his wife, Bridget. The two bring a rare combination of business acumen, overall knowledge and fair business practices to their home state of Louisiana – and well beyond.

In addition to handling all types of sweeping, Clean Sweep has a multifaceted exterior maintenance team that allows it to offer its clients a diverse menu of services. The firm operates throughout the state of Louisiana, as well as in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

Warren’s and his company were a Founding Member of NAPSA when it was first organized and was one of the first companies to gain the organization’s Certified Sweeping Contractor status. He is also a former NAPSA Board Member. The company is a Founding Member of WorldSweeper.com’s Ethics in Power Sweeping program. Both Warren and Bridget have contributed to the power sweeping industry in numerous ways for many years.

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Karl StautyKarl Stauty, Commercial Power Sweeping and Services; Suffolk, VA

Karl Stauty started Commercial Power Sweeping and Services in 1986 with a single sweeper from the now defunct Hako Sweeper Company. Since then, he and his wife of many years, Lorean, have built their Virginia-based company into one of the most professional sweeping firms in America.

Commercial Power Sweeping was the second company in the United States to become a Certified Sweeping Company through NAPSA and the company is also a founding member of WorldSweeper.com’s Ethics in Power Sweeping program. To learn more about Stauty and his company, view his Featured Contractor article originally published at WorldSweeper.com in 2008.

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MikeNawaMichael Nawa, Custom Maintenance Services, Inc.; Newville, PA

Michael Nawa has been involved in the parking lot sweeping industry almost since its inception. In 1976, Nawa founded Industrial Grounds Maintenance (IGM) with his father, Andrew. He ran that operation until 2002, when he quit over differences of opinion with his dad on the directions the firm should take (Michael wanted to become a full-service sweeping and maintenance company).

When he sold his interest in IGM to his father, Nawa transferred his leadership skills to Custom Maintenance Services, Inc. That was a two-year-old company founded and still owned by Nawa’s wife, Judy. Today, the company sweeps over 240 properties with its fleet of 18 sweepers, as well as provides an extensive property maintenance solution for many of those customers. To learn more about Nawa and his company, view his Featured Contractor article originally published at WorldSweeper.com in 2008.

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David RossDavid Ross, Millennium Maintenance & Power Sweeping; Medford, MA

Ross purchased his first sweeper in 2000. Like many contractors before him, for the first year of business Ross personally performed the sweeping services for his customers at night, while also playing the role of salesman during the day.

The Millennium organization (MMPS) has become a sweeping and maintenance leader in the New England area. David and his team have established one of the New England area’s largest power sweeping and exterior facility maintenance companies.

MMPS has expanded to three strategically-located offices. The MMPS headquarters is located on a modern, two-acre recycling facility in Medford, Massachusetts. The other locations are Osipee, New Hampshire; and, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. At present, the company has over 50 employees and owns dozens of pieces of specialized equipment and support vehicles in addition to its 50+ sweeper fleet. To learn more about Ross and his company, view his Featured Contractor article originally published at WorldSweeper.com in 2012.