About Brothers Cleaning Services
Cleaning Service Beyond Your Expectations
Bob Kramer and Tony Metcalf founded Brothers Cleaning Services in 1973. It started as a part-time business to provide the two partners with income while they continued their college educations, but after several months of considering their educational direction, they decided to temporarily devote their full-time efforts to their fledgling cleaning service business.
Starting with a wet/dry vacuum cleaner and shampoo machine, the two partners cleaned carpets in homes and small businesses, soliciting door-to-door. Within six months, Bob and Tony decided to diversify into janitorial service, which proved to be a successful endeavor! With Tony in sales and Bob handling production, they gradually accumulated a small group of contract accounts. They performed all of the work themselves by cleaning carpets in homes during the day and cleaning offices and restaurants at night. Working day and night, it soon became necessary to spread the workload and it was then that the first company employees were hired.
Brothers grew steadily, built an excellent reputation, purchased state-of-the-art equipment, and in 1977, opened offices in the Mayfair Shopping Center on Coburg Road (now the Slocum Medical Building) in Eugene, Oregon.
Bob Kramer left Brothers Cleaning in 1988 to pursue fine art and to eventually open the Little Red Farm Nursery in East Springfield. Tony Metcalf remained as the CEO of Brothers, which has grown to be the largest company of its kind in the Eugene/Springfield area.
We moved to our current Springfield location at 582 Shelley St. in the spring of 2004. It is from this home base that we launch our cleaning services out to most areas of Lane County.
It is our Mission to be a positive member of this community…
- by providing employment opportunities and valuable benefits to many individuals;
- by building long-lasting relationships with our customers through exceptional cleaning service;
- and by contributing to a safer, more sustainable environment.
Our mission has been the center of our success since we began in 1973.
A company can’t have great equipment and products and not have great employees. Brothers has it all. I can’t recommend Brothers enough and will be requesting Jeremy when I have my carpet cleaned again.”
– Cathi W.
Brothers Commercial Cleaning & Janitorial Services
Springfield, OR 97477