OUR COMPANY • OUR CAPABILITIES • OUR STORY
WATTS Facility Solutions has a 65-year reputation for quality and reliability. WBE and MBE certified, our company takes pride in the high standards of performance we bring to building maintenance services for corporations, educational institutions, medical facilities and government properties.
By providing personalized service and attention to detail, WATTS has developed a loyal and growing clientele spanning four states. Our CEO, Yvette Watts, ensures an unmatched personal touch through her full involvement in communication with customers, visits to customer sites and emphasis on quality control.
At WATTS, we believe our people make the difference. Last year, we employed over 100 people. We invest in training and management development. We also demonstrate our appreciation for employees at all levels, from cleaners to foremen to quality control supervisors.
Businesses, schools, hospitals, and government agencies rely on WATTS Facility Solutions for building maintenance services. We are fully insured and bonded, and we are familiar with all of the bidding and contract requirements for building maintenance services.
All of our services are available on a contractual or on-call basis, at a competitive price.
Our track record is well established in the following areas:
- Responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from government agencies
- Satisfying contract requirements and meeting the expectations of all parties
- Meeting or exceeding all federal, state or local performance requirements
- Using green products for safe, eco-friendly cleaning
- Providing professional, courteous, well-trained workers
For further information, please call us at 215-243-4106. We invite your questions regarding our services and how we can best meet your individual needs.
In 1956, Theartis Watts went into business for himself as a window cleaner. He procured his own accounts and developed his own two- to three-man teams. WATTS Window Cleaning was doing business across the Philadelphia area throughout the 1960s and 70s.
In 1987, Watts began taking on larger janitorial contracts. The next year, he landed an account with SEPTA and suddenly had a much larger business. In need of short-term assistance, he turned to his daughter, Yvette.
“I started with the company as a part-time supervisor when I was in college, and my dad asked me to help him out,” Yvette recalls. She planned to work part-time for one year, inspecting crews two days a week for a few hours.
Father and daughter worked together for the next 10 years.
“I saw that he had more needs,” Yvette says. “I did the bookkeeping and marketing, was office manager and then general manager.”
Soon more work started to flow in. Yvette began transitioning the company from a proprietorship into a corporation. Under Yvette’s management, Watts purchased its own building in Germantown and expanded into a range of related services, including carpet cleaning, post construction cleanup and groundskeeping.
“When my father passed in 1999, he left the responsibility of running the business to me and ownership to my mom,” Yvette notes.
As she proudly carries on her father’s legacy, her goal is to raise the company to another level before she one day passes it down to the next generation. To that end, she obtained Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification. More recently, she completed the intensive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which prepares entrepreneurs to pursue promising growth opportunities for their businesses.
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