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Meet our 2021 Founder’s Award Winners


March 31, 2022


ServiceMaster’s founding value and belief in treating people with dignity and respect remains relevant today and serves as the foundations for all ServiceMaster Brands. That is why The Founder’s Awards recognize a true legacy of excellence. Read on below to meet our 2021 Founder’s Award winners.

Merry Maids Dallen W. Peterson Founder’s Award

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Over 22 years ago, Christina started out as a team member in Wisconsin and through years of growth and hard work, she became a Branch Manager for multiple locations. Today, she, alongside her husband, John, is a franchise owner of multiple locations which continually grow every year. She also acts as a mentor to new franchise owners as they start their businesses – a great example of a ServiceMaster #EverydayHero.

The Bowman’s dedication is evident in their revenue growth, customer and employee satisfaction and they are true role models for the Merry Maids network. Congratulations on receiving the Dallen W. Peterson Founder’s Award, Christina & John!

ServiceMaster Clean – Marion E. Wade Award of Honor

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In 2021, Daniel Martin was recognized for going above and beyond to integrate these values into his business. He believes in taking care of his team members and treating them just as family. He notes that the success in his business, ServiceMaster Elite Janitorial in Columbus, OH, is his relationship with his customers and having a service-oriented attitude.

Outside of his business, Daniel invests his time into other franchise owners by mentoring them – cheers to another ServiceMaster #EverydayHero! He urges new owners to not be afraid, jump in headfirst and learn from their mistakes. Congratulations on receiving The Marion E. Wade Award of Honor for ServiceMaster Clean, Daniel.

ServiceMaster Restore – Marion E. Wade Award of Honor

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A family business passed down from father to son to grandson, ServiceMaster by Rice, in Clive, Iowa has dominated their state market. Joe Rice, Austin Rice, and Randy Roovaart strive for outstanding customer service and brand reputation. At ServiceMaster by Rice, every team member that passes through becomes a part of the family. Team members are cared for, trained, and given opportunities for growth within the business.

Joe, Austin and Randy are committed to serving and delivering their commitments to the brand, customers, and team members – true #EverydayHeroes. Congratulations Joe, Austin and Randy on receiving The Marion E. Wade Award of Honor for ServiceMaster Restore!