We want everyone to feel more confident their health is protected when inside buildings

Over a decade ago, the founders of Science-Proven Microbial Control® (SPMC®) saw the need to re-engineer cleaning service for the health of all stakeholders, from building managers to occupants to cleaners.

Cleaning often is about appearances only, removing visible soil, but potentially leaving harmful contaminants behind. This means occupants can spread infections from a building’s commonly touched surfaces.

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SPMC created the MicrobX Antimicrobial Touchpoint Program to make buildings healthier in between cleanings and disinfections with data-verified, touch-safe protection, and done cost-effectively.

“Daily I ask one employee ‘Why are we in business?’ …while answers vary slightly, everyone gets our purpose and vision.”

Greg Theroux, Founder & CEO

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Meet Our Team

Greg Theroux Found CEO SPMCglobal
john bergman
JOE JOHNSON, AP+, ICE-GB, PCHS, GBAC-CFT SPMCglobal

GREG THEROUX
Founder & CEO, SPMC, LLC

Greg attributes his business success to a commitment to people and attention to emerging technologies. For over 40 years he has been a driving force in building maintenance companies throughout the nation, ranging from billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies to his own start-up facility service companies, The Heritage Group, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Heritage Group was established in December of 2011. It quickly became a dominant force not only for traditional building maintenance and custodial staffing, but also by being the first company in the nation to integrate the MicrobX Antimicrobial Touchpoint Program into its core offerings. This, along with strategic staffing and reengineering of industry best practices has fueled explosive growth for The Heritage Group and its companies, finding themselves recognized by INC. 5000 for six consecutive years.

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JOHN A. BERGMAN,
CPM Emeritus

President, SPMC, LLC

John brings over four decades of commercial real estate and corporate real estate management experience to the SPMC team. Leading central Iowa commercial real estate organizations including CBRE | Hubbell, Terrus Real Estate Group, AmerUs Properties (later to be Welsh Companies) and others, his expertise in financial operations assured decades of success and growth for their organizations.

Throughout his career, he has supported customers and management for large insurance companies, medical properties and more.

One of central Iowa’s leaders in incorporating strategies for energy efficiency, green product use, and implementation of eco-friendly best practices, John’s focus on the environment makes him ideal for leading SPMC into the future.

John has also served as the Chair of the American Lung Association of Iowa and is a Past-President, and a 35-year member of the Des Moines Official’s Association.

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JOE JOHNSON, AP+, ICE-GB, PCHS, GBAC-CFT
Technical Director, SPMC, LLC

Joe has made it a life-long mission to improve the lives of others, to communicate the worth of each individual, and to ultimately help make lives safer and healthier in the building service industry.

He has been a leader in the industry
for more than 24 years, and his
industry certifications include:

• LEED Accredited Professional (AP+)
• Building Design and Construction
Specialty
• ISSA Certified Expert CIMS-GB
(ICE-GB)
• Process Cleaning for Healthy
Schools Certified (PCHS)
• GBAC Certified Forensic Technician
(GBAC-CFT)
• WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP)

For 18 years prior to SPMC, Joe led a national building service contractor to prominence within the region, founded a janitorial training academy, janitorial supply company, and successfully sold both.

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Meet Our Team

Greg Theroux Found CEO SPMCglobal

GREG THEROUX
Founder & CEO, SPMC, LLC

Greg attributes his business success to a commitment to people and attention to emerging technologies. For over 40 years he has been a driving force in building maintenance companies throughout the nation, ranging from billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies to his own start-up facility service companies in Des Moines, Iowa.

The parent company of Science- Proven Microbial Control, The Heritage Group was established in December of 2011. It quickly became a dominant force not only for traditional building maintenance and custodial staffing, but also by being the first company in the nation to integrate the MicrobX Antimicrobial Touchpoint Program into its core offerings. This, along with strategic staffing and reengineering of industry best practices has fueled explosive growth for The Heritage Group and its companies, finding themselves recognized by INC. 5000 for six consecutive years.

Connect on LinkedIn

john bergman

JOHN A. BERGMAN,
CPM Emeritus

President, SPMC, LLC

John brings over four decades of commercial real estate and corporate real estate management experience to the SPMC team. Leading central Iowa commercial real estate organizations including CBRE | Hubbell, Terrus Real Estate Group, AmerUs Properties (later to be Welsh Companies) and others, his expertise in financial operations assured decades of success and growth for their organizations.

Throughout his career, he has supported customers and management for large insurance companies, medical properties and more.

One of central Iowa’s leaders in incorporating strategies for energy efficiency, green product use, and implementation of eco-friendly best practices, John’s focus on the environment makes him ideal for leading SPMC into the future.

John has also served as the Chair of the American Lung Association of Iowa and is a Past-President, and a 35-year member of the Des Moines Official’s Association.

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JOE JOHNSON, AP+, ICE-GB, PCHS, GBAC-CFT SPMCglobal

JOE JOHNSON, AP+, ICE-GB, PCHS, GBAC-CFT
Technical Director, SPMC, LLC

Joe has made it a life-long mission to improve the lives of others, to communicate the worth of each individual, and to ultimately help make lives safer and healthier in the building service industry.

He has been a leader in the industry
for more than 24 years, and his
industry certifications include:

• LEED Accredited Professional (AP+)
• Building Design and Construction
Specialty
• ISSA Certified Expert CIMS-GB
(ICE-GB)
• Process Cleaning for Healthy
Schools Certified (PCHS)
• GBAC Certified Forensic Technician
(GBAC-CFT)

For 18 years prior to SPMC, Joe led a national building service contractor to prominence within the region, founded a janitorial training academy, janitorial supply company, and successfully sold both.

Connect on LinkedIn

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Advisory Board

chris arlen

CHRIS ARLEN
Founder and President, Revenue-IQ

Chris has 25+ years’ consulting in the facility services industry, is a sought-after speaker at industry conferences such BSCAI and ISSA/INTERCLEAN and publishes a widely read facility service blog.

Revenue-IQ consults with the largest janitorial and security contractors in North America for technical RFPs, presentation decks, and sales proposals. Clients include ABM, Compass, C&W Services, GDI Integrated Facility Services, REEF Technologies, and Securitas.

Prior to founding Revenue-IQ, Chris was the VP of sales and marketing at ABM. Chris has a master’s degree in management and a thesis on service quality.

STEPHEN ASHKIN

STEPHEN ASHKIN
CEO and President, The Ashkin Group

Steve is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and a leader of the Green Cleaning Movement where he is called the “Father of Green Cleaning.” In addition to serving as president of The Ashkin Group — a consulting firm focused on “greening” the cleaning industry — he is the executive director of the Green Cleaning Network, co-founder of Green Cleaning University and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC.

He has considerable experience working throughout the entire supply chain and works extensively with market influencers such as environmental and health advocates, labor unions, media, governments, policymakers and standard setters.

NICOLE BENGE

NICHOLE BENGE
Vice President Finance, Heritage Building Maintenance

Nichole is a member of Heritage Building Maintenance’s leadership team. Heritage is a health-centric company providing innovative building maintenance services throughout the Midwest.

Nichole oversees the financial strategies, compliance, and due diligence issues for the company. Additionally, she is responsible for the implementation of infrastructure and financial systems to maximize the company’s profits and plan for its growth.

john bergman

JOHN A. BERGMAN
President, SPMC, LLC

John brings over four decades of commercial real estate and corporate real estate management experience to the SPMC team including executive positions at CBRE, Hubbell, Terrus Real Estate Group, AmerUs Properties (later to be Welsh Companies) and others.

Throughout his career, John has been a leading voice for incorporating strategies for energy efficiency, green product use, and the implementation of eco-friendly best practices.

John is a CPM Emeritus – an honor awarded to those who have been a CPM for at least 25 years and have made outstanding contributions to IREM.

David Hewett

DAVID W. HEWETT
Executive Managing Director, Management Services, Olive Real Estate Group, Inc.

Dave has more than 40 years’ experience in commercial real estate, development and management and currently leads the property services team at Olive Real Estate Group, the recognized leader in the Southern Colorado Commercial Real Estate marketplace.

He’s managed operating and capital budgets in excess of $100 million annually and has been responsible for building operations, construction, corporate real estate, brokerage, development, and strategic planning services.

Dave was one of the first ten people to be named a BOMA International Fellow and is often described as “Mr. BOMA.”

Greg Theroux Found CEO SPMCglobal

GREG THEROUX
Founder and CEO, SPMC, LLC

Greg has more than 40 years’ experience in building maintenance companies throughout the nation, ranging from billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies to his own facility service company, The Heritage Group, which he founded in 2011. Under Greg’s leadership The Heritage Group experienced explosive growth and has been consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., making the INC. 5000 list for six consecutive years.

The Heritage Group was the first company in the nation to integrate the MicrobX Antimicrobial Touchpoint Program into its core offerings.

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SPMC Memberships

USGBC US Green Building Council logo
ISSA logo
IFMA logo international facility management

SPMC Individual Memberships

BOMA international logo
well accredited professional well ap logo

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Website Disclaimer:

Although the application of an EPA – registered (“List-N”) disinfectant to kill viruses (including COVID-19) is the first step of the MicrobX program, no antimicrobial surface protectant (including that used in the MicrobX program) has yet been registered by the EPA as effective in preventing the transmission of viruses, including Coronavirus (COVID-19), or the transmission of infections.