Alhambra, California 91803
It all began in 1976 with one man responsible for cleaning 18,000 telephone booths. Empire’s first building cleaning contract was Pacific Bell. Empire Maintenance quickly began to grow from there. First, a few Government jobs came in, and then 30 United California Banks were followed by 90 Crocker National Banks and 40 Bank of America branches. The combined total square footage for 160 banks was an astounding 1,300,000 sq. ft!
In the 1980’s, Empire Maintenance increased to cleaning nearly 3,000,000 square feet per night. Empire’s service area expanded to include Lancaster, Pomona, Ventura, and the Inland Empire. With accounts such as Xerox, Honeywell, Home Savings and Loan, and S. E. Rykoff, Empire’s name and reputation continued to grow.
During the 90’s, there was no slow down. Some of the customers added to the client list were The Walt Disney Company and Resort, Universal City Walk, Amgen, and Avery, just to name a few.
Empire Building and Environmental Services Inc. was established in 2005 from Empire Maintenance Company by Ruben Garcia, the company’s founder and family patriarch. This change was established because Empire had become more environmentally conscious.
In July of 2010 “Empire” restructured/reorganized as Garcia Asset Management Inc. dba Empire Building & Environmental Services. This was done for two reasons: first, with the growth of the company’s Indoor Air Quality Department there was an opportunity to bring aboard the 3rd generation of Garcias into the business; second, this was done to establish Garcia Asset Management, Inc. dba Empire Building & Environmental Services as a Woman-Owned Minority-Owned Business (WMBE). The company is extremely excited to have achieved this important milestone and remains a family-owned business to this day .
Empire currently employs over 210 employees covering Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Inland Empire and San Diego Counties.
Empire stands by its history and continues to move forward with this ever changing and challenging industry.