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Below is a listing of awards, articles and other publications Service One, Inc. contributed to or been recognized in over the last several years. We're in the process of linking all of these so you can read or see the details of the references.


In 1992 Service One Inc. received the George Racenstein Professional Image Award from The International Window Cleaning Association.

In 2003, Service One Inc. employee Walter Diaz received a Safety Award from Turner Construction for outstanding service and attention to safety for the Notre Dame, Maria DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Window Cleaner of the Year 2007 - Ten year veteran employee Reyes Hurtado was awarded the International Window Cleaning Association’s “2006 Window Cleaner of the Year” award for outstanding performance and expert knowledge.

IWCA Convention 2004 Thomas Trinen, President of Service One, Inc. received the prestigious Ettore Award for unselfish devotion and support to the International Window Cleaner Association.


Article: 2010 on Equipment Inspections

Chicago Tribune, May 3, 1992 "Invisible Workers of DuPage County, Behind the Scenes - But Ahead of the Game".

Chicago Tribune, Sunday July 19, 1992 "And They Do Windows, Trio Cleans up By Getting Personal".

Civil Engineering Magazine, February 1994 "Sealant Coats Building During Windy City Winter".

The American Window Cleaner Magazine, March 1995 "Operations Management for Ten or More Employees, Building a System That Works" by Tom Trinen.

The American Window Cleaner Magazine, July 1995 "1995 Ettore Scholarship Awarded to John Carey Jr., son of Service One employee, John Carey…"

IREM Newsletter, Winter 1995 "Safety requirements for Window Cleaning: The Controversy Behind Bosun’s Chairs" by Tom Trinen.

The Daily Herald, July 27, 2000,”Window washer safety no longer up in the air".

The New Orleans City Business Journal, June 12, 2001 "Cleaning the Windows on High Rises is A High Risk Job".

The American Window Cleaner Magazine, May 1997 "Drop Zones - Using Safety as a Marketing Tool" by Tom Trinen.

Cleaning and Maintenance Management, December 1997 "Brass With Class".

HHR Newsletter, December 1998 Vol. 2. No. 3, Service One was spotlighted as the Vendor of the Month, in feature article "Up in the Air With Service One, Inc. ".

March 2001. American Window Cleaner Magazine, "The Rise and Fall of the Journeyman", by Tom Trinen.

Daily Herald, September 3, 2002. Interview spotlights Service One employee Wes Beeler, who was also featured on The Learning Channel's "Beyond Tough" segment.

Advertising Projects

Featured in 6 issues during 1996 of "Where Chicago" featuring Service One technicians on a suspended scaffold of a Chicago Landmark. Advertisement for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants.


March 2000. Chicago Hispanic station WTTW interviewed Service One's foreman, Mr. Frank Ramos. This feature news story was broadcast during the 5:00 pm news, featuring an interview 500 feet in the air while Frank was suspended on the side of the Swissotel in Chicago. The story was eventually nominated for an Emmy award for editing.

The Daily Herald, July 27, 2000, "Window cleaners hang on despite labor shortage, avalanche of work".

July 2000. Miami based National Hispanic station WTTW again featured Service One foreman, Mr. Frank Ramos in a second interview at a Michigan Avenue location. Interview was aired on National Television.

Article "Winter Window Cleaning" by Robert Kravitz [TWT insert] ...

Press Release

"IWCA responds to BOMA".

"BOMA responds to IWCA".


Contributor to BOMA International Publication "Property Professionals Guides Series, Oct. 2002, Property Manager's Guide to The ANSI/IWCA I-14.1-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standards

Contributor to BOMA International Publication, “Property Professionals Guides Services, October 2002, Property Manager’s Guide to the ANSI/IWCA I-14.1-2001 Window Cleaning Safety Standards”.

The Chicago Tribune featured Service One and employee John Carey in its Career Builder employment section featuring Work in Chicago, “Glass Acts! Think your job’s tough? Try hanging out with this crowd”.

The Professional Window Cleaner Fall 2008 magazine features Service One employee, Jose Ramirez, on the cover and an article written by Tom Trinen, “Rigging Challenges in the Windy City”.

“Risky Living”, Interviews with the brave men and women who work in the world’s most dangerous jobs, by author Tom Jones, features an interview with Walter Diaz, veteran high rise window cleaner with Service One. Published in 2009.


KFC Commercial: "KFC extreme lunch delivery"

"Beyond Tough" Aired September 25, 2002, on The Learning Channel. "Beyond Tough" is a one-hour reality television show that examines tough jobs and lifestyles. A power-packed roller coaster ride hosted by Ice-T, the segment feature Service One and employees J. Carey and W. Beeler. Beyond Tough Productions, by Crosstown Entertainment. Executive Producer: Andre Jetmir; Producer: Anneli Gericke.

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