Owned and operated by the Murch family since 1978, 4M is one of the largest commercial cleaning companies in the country, servicing 85 million square feet every day.
In 1978, Mitch Murch, Sr. started 4M Building Solutions in true entrepreneurial fashion in St. Louis, Missouri. Mitch, at the age of 50 and completely broke at the time, saw an opportunity and took it. The owners of a 750,000 square foot office building in St. Louis were unhappy with their janitorial contractor. They demanded Class A services but could not find a commercial cleaning company to meet their expectations. And so Mitch’s vision to provide quality cleaning services to large facilities began. Mitch borrowed $36,000 from his best friend and began service at the buildings in just 30 days! The buildings’ owners trusted Mitch and awarded him this business which remains with 4M to this day. Thus, Mitch Murch’s Maintenance Management made their mark very quickly and became known as "The Quality Contract Cleaner" and quickly grew to be the largest janitorial contractor in St. Louis.
Over the years, Mitch Murch Maintenance Management grew to where it stands today, rebranding itself in 2014 to 4M Building Solutions, the company now generates over $60 million in annual revenue and operating in 14 Midwestern and Southeastern states.
The success comes from our core values that started back in 1978 of: customer intimacy, integrity, 360 degree team work and innovation. Tim Murch, CEO, and Mitch’s oldest son, said proudly, “These values were all defined by Mitch. That is a special legacy that will live forever.”
“Our success to date has been incredible and I look forward to building on that to achieve our mission.
Change is always a consideration when it is time to put the janitorial contract out for bid. Sometimes it’s just easier to keep things as they are. However, when we put out the RFP for janitorial services, and 4M provided their response, along with a complete and detailed proposal, a clear and concise Transition Plan was provided. Not only did they submit a very attractive proposal, but the transition went flawlessly. Careful planning and execution on their part made the ‘fear of change’ non-existent. They literally delivered what they promised on everything. It made our decision to change a viable and valuable decision.- 700,000 square foot Pharmaceutical Clean Room Manufacturing Facilities