TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- French/West/Vaughan, one of the nation's largest independent public relations, public affairs and brand communications agencies, has been selected as PR agency of record by AFS Janitorial. Despite office vacancies and a staggering commercial real estate sector, AFS Janitorial has emerged over the past two years from a small, start-up operation to a regional employer of over 100. The privately-held company has increased its client base to over 200 properties and expanded from its Tampa Bay roots to encompass a statewide presence with new offices in Jacksonville, Orlando and South Florida coming soon.
Last month, AFS acquired USA Commercial Cleaners, an Orlando-based company. Earlier this year, AFS picked up Future Innovations Janitorial, which had been in business for 35 years statewide. Both purchases have resulted in the addition of talented people with valuable experience and long term customer relationships.
The company's acquisition strategy has yielded steady growth for AFS as it consistently adds new capabilities and equipment, which in turn significantly enhances the breadth of its services.
"The successful purchase of these incredible companies has really strengthened our foundation across Florida," said Director of Operations Bryson Raver. "Now we're looking for French/West/Vaughan to help spread the word among the trades as we continue to expand."
"AFS Janitorial's current customers describe them as dependable and reliable," said French/West/Vaughan EVP Jack Glasure. "That says a lot about their hard working people and the processes they have in place. We are honored to be working with such a fine company."
About AFS Janitorial
Headquartered in Tampa, AFS Janitorial provides a full suite of janitorial solutions to commercial clients across the state of Florida, including small business and professional offices, banks, universities, hospitals and medical offices, high-rise buildings, parking decks, warehouses, hotels, restaurants, homeowner associations and construction companies.
French/West/Vaughan is the Southeast's largest public relations, public affairs and brand communications agency, independent or otherwise. National and international clients represented by the agency include the Coca-Cola Company, Wrangler, the Justin Boot Company, the International Gemological Institute, House-Autry Mills, U.S. Polo Association and Moe's Southwest Grill restaurants. The agency also offers award-winning advertising, graphic design, media planning and placement, and digital and social media marketing and monitoring services for a wide range of clients. FWV is headquartered in Raleigh and has offices in New York City, Tampa and Dallas. For more information, please visit www.fwv-us.com.