Our History

Our franchise was formed by Carl and Tamara Howard in 1990, and incorporated in 1993 as Prokleen, Inc. doing business as ServiceMaster of Ingham County. In 1995 we purchased the franchise license for Jackson County and became ServiceMaster of Ingham and Jackson Counties. As the company grew geographically we changed our name to ServiceMaster Absolute Home and Restoration Services. This more accurately reflects what we do and is a lot easier to say than ServiceMaster of Ingham, Jackson, Clinton, Eaton, Barry, Branch, Shiawassee, Washtenaw and Oakland Counties! In 2010 Carl and Tamara’s daughter, Jesce Howard was named President of the Company. From the humble beginning of two people working out of their home, we have grown into one of the largest ServiceMaster Clean franchises in the nation, consistently ranking in the top 100 world wide. We attribute our success and growth to sound business practices and the hard work and dedication of our employees. Our corporate objectives, written by ServiceMaster founder Marion E. Wade have proven to be a solid foundation to build upon:

Honor God in All We Do
Help People Develop
Excel with Customers
Grow Profitably