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Meet the Team: Patrick Maez

Patrick Maez joined APEX Group, a Diverzify Company, in April 2024. Patrick has more than 20 years in the commercial interiors industry, most recently owning and operating a construction cleaning company. As vice president of sales and operations over the construction cleaning division, Patrick will provide strategic oversight and management of the division while expanding…

Meet the Team: Catherine Franzella

Catherine Franzella joined APEX Group, a Diverzify Company, in March 2024. Cat grew up learning about the commercial flooring industry from her father and has been working in the field for almost a decade. As client development executive for strategic accounts, she will build and nurture relationships with key contacts across the country. “Cat has…
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Meet the Team: David Bremer

David Bremer joined APEX Group, a Diverzify Company, in February 2024. David brings more than a decade of experience in the commercial flooring and surface care industry to his new role. As vice president of sales and operations, he will lead the company’s strategic growth initiatives and overall operations in Northern California. “David’s industry expertise…

APEX Group Makes Terrazzo Floors Shine Again for TechnipFMC

The Situation TechnipFMC is a global technology provider to the energy industry with more than 20,000 employees in 41 countries. Its state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters building in Houston contains 35,000 square feet of stunning terrazzo flooring. In early 2023, Facility Manager Sabrina Gomez noticed that after eight years of use, the floors no longer gleamed the…

APEX Group and Corporate Floors Join Diverzify

The addition of APEX Group and Corporate Floors marks a significant step forward in Diverzify’s efforts to build a premier platform that provides solutions at every stage of a customer’s flooring journey. ATLANTA, GA – JULY 10, 2023 Diverzify, the national leader in commercial flooring installation and interior services, announced today that APEX Group and…
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Why You Should Partner With Mission-Driven Companies

The days of doing business for the sake of doing business are gone. Many of today’s most successful companies are mission-driven, not business-driven. Mission-driven companies are making not only record profits, but also big impacts in their communities and the world. But what exactly does it mean to be “mission-driven”?  It all comes down to…
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Kathy Edwards Celebrates 15 Years With APEX Group

Kathy Edwards joined APEX Surface Care, an APEX Group Company, as business development director for the Houston market in November 2007 and currently serves as senior account executive. We recently asked Kathy to reflect on the last 15 years and share some of her fondest memories and biggest lessons learned. 1. What do you remember…
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The Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring a Critical Space Cleaning Provider

Selecting the right critical space cleaning provider is, well, critical. Choose wisely, and you’ll prosper. Choose poorly, and you’ll be dealing with equipment failures, downtime and disruption. When it comes to hiring a critical space cleaning provider, there are things that facility managers should be doing—and then there are things they absolutely should not be…
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Tips and Tricks: Carpet Care

At APEX Surface Care, we help our clients extend the life of their carpets through regular deep cleanings. But while our experienced carpet technicians do an excellent job, we will be the first to admit that quarterly, semi-annual or annual deep cleanings aren’t enough to protect your investment. To truly keep your carpet looking new…
APEX Group 25th Anniversary

APEX Group Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Delight

When Thomas Holland opened the first location of what is now APEX Group in 1997, he didn’t know he was founding a company that would eventually offer a full suite of commercial interiors solutions. Neither did he know he was founding a company that would go on to serve some of the nation’s most well-known…

Join Us at the BOMA Greater Dallas 2022 Trade Show

In less than a week, commercial real estate professionals from across the Dallas–Fort Worth region will be converging on Dallas Market Center for a trade show like no other—and we’ll be right there with them! APEX Surface Care and The Elevated Cab are proud exhibitors of the 2022 BOMA Inferno.  Please stop by booth 415…

Clint Rhoads Celebrates 15 Years with APEX Group

Clint Rhoads joined Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care, now part of APEX Group, in June 2007. We recently asked Clint to reflect on the last 15 years and share some of his fondest memories and biggest lessons learned. 1. Can you tell us about your role and responsibilities?  As field operations manager, I help…

Erik Lind Elected President of IFMA DFW Chapter

This summer, APEX Vice President of Strategic Accounts Erik Lind was elected president of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter. A long-term member, Erik has previously served on the chapter’s board of directors as secretary, second vice president and first vice president. He also has served on the FMexpo, Awards, and…

Bass Performance Hall Gets a Makeover from APEX

The Situation Bass Performance Hall is often called the crown jewel of downtown Fort Worth. Owned and operated by Performing Arts Fort Worth, the 2,042-seat venue is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera, the Texas Ballet Theater, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and hosts national touring artists and…

Meet the Team: Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark joined Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care, an APEX Surface Care Company, as relationship manager in March 2022. Kevin is passionate about building rapport with clients and earning their trust, ultimately ensuring their overall satisfaction. In his new role, Kevin will advise clients on solutions that meet their needs and resolve any issues…

Public University Relies on APEX for Terrazzo Restoration

The Situation Terrazzo floors are elegant, timeless and extremely durable—which is critical when thousands of people walk on them. At one public university in Texas, almost 25,000 students, staff and visitors enter the student union every single day. The building, which houses restaurants, ballrooms, meeting space and administrative offices, contains about 65,000 square feet of…
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Why We Support the Girl Scouts (and Hire Them, Too)

It’s loosen-your-belt time here at APEX Surface Care—otherwise known as Girl Scout Cookie season. APEX is a staunch supporter of both the Girl Scouts of the USA and the Boy Scouts of America. We believe these two organizations are instrumental in helping young people develop important leadership, community-building and life skills that set them up…

Brendan Wires Named Regional President, Pacific Northwest

Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care, an APEX Surface Care Company, announced today the promotion of Brendan Wires to regional president, Pacific Northwest. In his new role, Wires will be responsible for leading the operations and growth strategy of the company, which serves some of the most prestigious companies in the Puget Sound region and…
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5 Signs You Need a New Critical Space Cleaning Provider

Critical spaces such as data centers are full of sensitive electronic equipment, and like other sensitive assets, these environments must be handled with care. Regularly scheduled cleanings performed by trained and certified technicians can keep your data center running efficiently and effectively, while improper or inadequate cleaning can damage your equipment and ultimately your brand.…

Kathy Reed Named Strategic Accounts Relationship Manager

APEX Surface Care announced today the promotion of Kathy Reed to strategic accounts relationship manager. Reed manages the scheduling and logistics of the company’s strategic account clients throughout the United States and Canada.  Reed joined APEX in 2011 as national account manager. She has been recognized for her work a number of times throughout her…

International Carmaker Turns to APEX for Floor-to-Ceiling Solutions

The Situation No matter how quickly you call out pest control, spiders are quicker. The average spider can spin a web in less than an hour, and those cobwebs stick around long after their creators have left the building. In 2019, a regional operations manager for an international carmaker called on APEX Surface Care after…
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3 Reasons You Should Separate Floor Care From Janitorial Services

Your facility’s floors are an investment, and like any other investment, you want to protect them. But protecting your floors goes beyond vacuuming the carpet each night and mopping up spills as they occur.  Too often, facility managers trust their janitorial staff with their floor care. To truly maintain the look—and value—of your floors, however,…

APEX Surface Care and Square Care Announce Merger

Grapevine, Texas, September 28, 2021 – APEX Surface Care, the only national commercial surface care company that is B Corp, ISSA CIMS-GB and MBE certified, today announced its merger with Square Care Inc., a specialty maintenance firm specializing in data center and critical space cleaning. As of October 1, 2021, Square Care will become known…

Meet the Team: Jon Begg

Jon Begg is the newest member of the team at Whitman Global, an APEX Surface Care Company. Jon has more than 10 years’ experience building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. As relationship manager, Jon will act as a liaison with new and existing clients and ensure their ultimate satisfaction. “We are excited to…

APEX Surface Care and Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care Complete Merger

Grapevine, Texas, March 1, 2021 – APEX Surface Care, the nation’s most experienced, reliable and sustainable commercial surface care company, today announced the merger with Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care, a leader in commercial floor care in the Pacific Northwest. As of March 1, 2021, Whitman will become known as Whitman Global, an APEX…
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Parkway Trusts APEX to Restore Marble Floors

The Situation When Parkway Property Investments renovated the main lobby in its Houston office, the company installed beautiful new marble flooring. The real estate investment firm, which operates commercial office assets throughout the Sun Belt region, knew marble floors made an elegant and lasting impression. They were the perfect match for a firm that prides…
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Holt Lunsford Turns to APEX for COVID Control

The Situation The Berkshire is a Class AA office building in Dallas featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, breathtaking city views and an electric car-charging station. The 188,920-square-foot building, which was built in 1984 and renovated in 2018, offers direct access to the Dallas North Tollway and is within a 10-minute walk of dozens of stores and restaurants.…
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Community Giveback Program Supports Bay Area Nonprofits

The Situation When the COVID-19 pandemic forced East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) to shut its doors in the spring of 2020, staff were stunned—and worried. The nonprofit, which is based in Oakland, California, but serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, helps children and their families recover from trauma through community-based services, including counseling,…

The Myth of Spray and Wipe (and the Key to Effective Disinfection)

The end of the pandemic is finally in sight—if you turn your head sideways and squint your eyes. The promise of vaccines has given us long-awaited hope that life may return to some semblance of normal in the near future, but realistically, that vision is still months away. In other words, enhanced cleaning and regular…

APEX Surface Care Honored as One of North Texas’ Most Inspiring Leaders of 2020

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Nov. 10, 2020 /WEBWIRE/ –  APEX Surface Care, the nation’s most experienced, reliable and sustainable commercial surface care company, has been named one of the Most Inspiring Leaders of 2020 by the Dallas Business Journal. The new award honors six companies and 14 individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the North Texas region this…