It all started some time in 1981 with one man’s idea to do business a little bit differently. Charlie was working for another janitorial company and he was convinced he could do a better job, create an opportunity for his family, and be his own boss. It took several months of convincing his son, Chuck to join him. Chuck had worked on the operations side of the janitorial business for a few companies and schools and he was sure he did not want to spend the rest of his career pushing a mop bucket around. Charlie, ever the salesman, finally changed Chuck’s mind and in December of 1982, Chuck moved his young family to Tulsa, OK and REDLEE, INC. was formed. Charlie worked on selling contracts and Chuck oversaw the cleaning crews. Their first big break was with Oral Roberts University—cleaning the campus, dorms, and faculty areas. In 1984, Charlie started up REDLEE’s second branch in Dallas, TX and Chuck and his family moved back to the area in 1986. The company’s corporate headquarters have been in Dallas ever since. Along the way, there have been contracts that we’ve kept for over 25 years, there have been all night cleaning jobs in Target retail stores, corporate headquarters for Fortune 500 companies, branch banks, construction cleaning for new buildings, mergers with other companies to expand our business and so much more. And every step we’ve taken with our clients has helped make us larger, stronger, and more professional than any other janitorial company in existence today. Not every step has been easy, but it’s always been vital to our growth and understanding. What started out as a way to provide for the Redfearn family has grown to impact the lives of more than 100 managers and office staff and more than 3000 cleaners across the country. We like to say things got a little out of hand.
We are a proud certified Native American owned business. The Redfearn family’s heritage creates the foundation of REDLEE/SCS’s guiding principles of our operations, and our commitment to excellence is personal not just to the family, but to each and every person representing the REDLEE/SCS promise.