About UsIt All Began With a Squeegee, a Brush and a Good Work Ethic
He didn’t want to take over his own father’s lucrative Newark, New Jersey, company, ambitiously named the International Window Cleaning Company. He wanted to start something on his own. He arrived in Houston in 1947 and bought a struggling business from some Rice University students, called University Window Cleaners.
He immediately changed the name to Texas Window Cleaning Company. His first company truck logo said “Call the Doctor of Panes” Texas Window Cleaning Company. Ironically, two hospitals, St. Luke’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital, were among Henry’s first clients. This was the beginning of Texas Window Cleaning Company’s long relationship with the Texas Medical Center and its affiliates.
Knowing no one in Houston, Henry joined a local synagogue and met his wife, Marion Newman, also a first-generation American, whose family was from Russia.
In 1976, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Stan joined his father in the family business. Texas Window Cleaning Company would continue to grow along with Houston’s skyline.
With taller buildings and changing technology, in Houston Stan became a founding member of the International Window Cleaning Association, established in 1989. The IWCA is dedicated to making sure that safety standards continue to change and improve along with new technological breakthroughs.
By 2019, Scott’s industry-wide reputation and contributions to the International Window Cleaning Association made him the recipient of the coveted Ettore award that recognizes unselfish leadership in the window cleaning industry. He has also gone through a series of rigorous tests and hands-on training to become only the 13th person in IWCA history to hold a Building Access Safety Professional Certification.
“Just because we’ve been around for nearly half a century, we have no plans to rest on our past. We try every way possible to offer our customers all of the latest, safest, and most cost-effective standards our industry has to offer,” said Scott.
In a world of merging companies and long-distance ownership, Texas Window Cleaning Company remains a family-owned and -operated business. Our family attitude extends to our front-line cleaning professionals in the field, a stable staff incentivized by 401k’s and annual bonuses, company barbecues and long friendships.
Want to know more? Give us a call at 713-522-5570 and ask for Scott or Stan. We’d love to talk to you.