C & L Sweeper Service: A One-Call Company

The C & L Sweeper Service motto, “service may be our last name, but it’s our first priority,” appears not only in their general marketing vehicles, but also on their website, Facebook and Twitter pages. And, with forty successful years in business, it is apparent that the Vitale family has been traveling the high road since they launched the company in 1970.

As a testament to the Jackson, New Jersey-based firm’s business philosophy and practices, the family owned and operated company has won numerous industry and regional community awards for their property maintenance and sweeping services over the last four decades. Pavement Magazine placed the company in its 2002 Top 100 Contractors category—an industry ranking based on annual sales volume reflective of C & L’s strength at the national level. The company also received the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey’s Hall of Fame Award in 2010.

Shore Builders is one of the largest local trade associations in the region and is located in Lakewood, New Jersey. The association spokesperson, Jacki Rible, stresses that the criteria for the Hall of Fame Award is, “to be a company that has performed a series of activities representative of outstanding achievement, both in and out of the association, and given 10 years of quality service through its involvement in committees, events and fundraising efforts,” he says. “We can always count on C & L to step up and go the extra mile.”

At C & L’s helm, Gabriel Vitale, company president, supervises his professionally trained crews, equipping them with a large fleet of power vacuum and broom sweepers to clean parking lots, construction areas, parking decks, warehouses, municipalities and industrial areas. C & L Sweeper provides one-time cleanup services as well as daily, weekly and monthly bundled maintenance programs. The company is bonded, fully insured and offers select 24-hour field repair emergency services.

In recent years, C & L has expanded its services to include a comprehensive package of additional property maintenance services such as asphalt maintenance, which includes striping, pothole patching, asphalt overlays, speed bumps, parking bumpers, and crack-filling. The company will pressure clean sidewalks, buildings, pylon signs, dumpster pads, hazardous spills, trash containers and remove graffiti. They also handle pavement improvement and concrete services, exterior painting, bulk refuse hauling, outdoor lighting installation and removal, plus installation and removal of signage, including neon signs. Day porter and tenant property damage repair are also services offered by the company. Following Hurricane Irene, C & L assisted clients with water removal and roof repairs, as well as window boarding and replacement.

With the intent of covering even more service bases, C & L is also a master distributor of all Poletector 360™ products used for unsightly or damaged pole lights and bollards.

Responding to today’s environmental regulatory “green” mandates, C & L has positioned itself to handle any and all customer sweeping needs to keep them in compliance with local, regional and federal standards. In fact, consistent and continuous street sweeping is now defined as a Best Management Practice by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This is an emerging market for
C & L, particularly in the removal of small micron particles found in water runoff. For more information on the topic, log on to http://www.sweeping.com/PDF/KeyPointsNPDES.pdf.

C&L Sweeper Service is a founding member of the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA), and one of the first American contractors to become a Certified Sweeping Company through NAPSA. Adhering to the time-tested adage that you only get one chance to make a good first impression, the C & L Sweeper Service management and staff are intent on giving their customers’ businesses a clean leading edge.

For more information about C & L Sweeper Service, visit www.sweeping.com or call 1-888-SWEEPME (1-888-793-3763).

Story by Daurelle Golden Harris