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About Us

The Idea Behind Our Company

Running any organization is a challenge. Our company gives managers more time to focus on the organization's main mission by providing services that maintain the facilities and other ancillary tasks.

"If an activity does not directly relate to an organization's mission and expertise, it should be performed by a supplier who specializes in it as their main area of expertise, saving on costs, but more importantly, leaving management more time to do what they do best."

Harry Romanow

Depending on your organization's mission, this is known as outsourcing, contracting out, etc...

In 1975, this was a far-sighted concept. While organizations had been buying supplies, products and raw materials from suppliers since commerce began, the idea of buying services from a supplier was still limited to areas of professional services such as legal and tax preparation. Today, there are very few organizations who try to do everything with their own employees.

A Summary of Where We've Been

Romanow Building Services, a division of Romanow Sales Company, Inc., was organized in January of 1962 as a wholesaler and distributor of paper products, restaurant and janitorial supplies by Harry Romanow. In January of 1964, RBS started providing cleaning at its first large custodial service client.

By 1966, the service portion of the company had expanded so quickly that the supply end of the business was sold in order to concentrate on providing top quality service. Steady growth was achieved during the 70's. In 1976, the Corporate Headquarters was moved from Bay City to Saginaw. By 1982, the work force had grown to 120 and Marina Romanow, Harry's daughter, became president. The year 1984 brought another move to even larger offices, including warehouse facilities at 3093 Enterprise Drive in Saginaw. In 1995, we acquired a cleaning company located in Lansing, Michigan which is now a branch office.

Corporate Office:
3093 Enterprise Dr.
Saginaw, MI 48603
Branch Office:
527 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

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