By Jill Nagy
As Daigle Cleaning Systems approaches its 10th anniversary, the Albany-based company is expanding its reach northward, in part through the purchase and absorption of Care Clean of Saratoga, a similar company based in Clifton Park.
The merger, completed in August, gives the company a base in Saratoga County as well as additional customers and employees, according to Derek Foster, president and co-founder of Daigle Cleaning Systems.
He envisions the company growing its customer base in Saratoga, Warren, and Schenectady counties. In addition, the combined company can offer additional services to Care Clean customers such as carpet, tile, and other floor care and commercial window washing.
The company has always served customers in the Saratoga area and as far north as Lake George. A foothold in Clifton Park will make that part of the business more efficient, Foster said. For example, he noted, an employee who lives in Clifton Park will no longer have to report for work in Albany.
Foster and his mother, Michelle Daigle, founded Daigle Cleaning Services in 2011. Both are still active in the business.
The company provides both commercial and residential cleaning services, including some specialized services such as post-construction clean-up, maid service, move-in and move-out cleaning, and complete COVID disinfection.
An evening shift concentrates on office and janitorial work. In all, there are 90 employees, some full time and some part time. Seven employees from Care Clean remained with the merged company.
Karen Johnson, the former owner of Care Clean, stayed on for 30 days to help with the transition. She is now “more in the background,” in a consulting role, Foster said.
The merger went smoothly, he said, because the two companies had a similar business model and a shared ideology.
Care Clean of Saratoga and Daigle welcome new employees and have dedicated a direct line for employment inquiries at 518 467-8370.
For other matters, people can reach the company at 518 768-4881. The company website is cleancaresaratoga.com.