About Us

About Us

Captain Happy - Mascot of The Happy Janitors

“Home of the Happy Janitors” Ten years ago, Clean + Safe started with nothing more than a dream and a little hard work. Clean + Safe still operates on these same two aspects today. Here is our story…

John Humphries was nothing more than a mid-level manager at a cleaning supply company and Greg Tomlin was overseeing housekeeping at a nursing home around the Tri Cities. John soon found out that he was being terminated from his cleaning supply company. After a 2 week depression, worrying about how he was going to provide for his family, he went to one of his former customers, Greg Tomlin, and said he was thinking about starting a cleaning company. Greg immediately said, “I’m in, let’s do it.” With a $5,000 loan from John’s father in law (which has since been paid back) and the dream of 2 guys, Clean + Safe was born in October 2004.

Why does Clean + Safe call themselves the Happy Janitors? It goes back to 2004 when John and Greg were cleaning a closet near a laundry mat that was full of dust bunnies. The instant the vacuum was turned on they were immediately covered with the dust. Once they saw how silly the other looked they both broke out in laughter. They agreed that they must be the happiest janitors around. This positive attitude still drives Clean + Safe today!

Since 2004, Clean + Safe has grown from just servicing the Bristol/Kingsport area, to ranging all the way from Knoxville, TN to Lebanon, VA. With the knowledge, know how, and dreams to expand even further. Clean + Safe offers a variety of services to meet all our customer’s needs, including but not limited to, commercial janitorial services, post construction cleaning, stripping/waxing floors, carpet cleaning, pressure washing, and window cleaning. There is nothing we cannot do!

Clean + Safe has grown from the dream of 2 guys to now employing over 70 “Happy Janitors” around the Tri Cities with a small fleet of vehicles. One of John Humphries’s mottos that Clean + Safe is based on is “we do the job that no one wants to do, better than everyone else.” Everyone knows how to clean, but Clean + Safe strives to put the right people in the right places.

One thing Clean + Safe wants their customers and potential customers to know is, “BEING CLEAN IS A GOOD THING!”

OUR STAFF:
John Humphries – President of Clean + Safe – John helped start Clean + Safe in 2004, he is involved in all day to day operations. John lives in Kingsport with his wife, Leslie, and 2 daughters, Staley and Stella. John is originally from Honaker, VA.
Emailjohn.happyjanitors@gmail.com
Phone(423) 341-6177
Greg Tomlin – Vice President of Operations – Greg also helped start Clean + Safe in 2004, he is involved in most day to day operations. He also helps run Clean + Safe’s “A-Team” which is the project crew. Greg lives in Bristol, TN with his lovely wife, Tonia (also a Happy Janitor). Greg is originally from New Jersey where is son and daughter in law still reside.
Emailgreg.happyjanitors@gmail.com
Phone(423) 847-8747
Jay Carpenter – Office/Operations Manager – Jay joined Clean + Safe in January of 2010, he is involved in all office related activities along with operations of commercial janitorial accounts and Clean + Safe’s “A-Team”. Jay lives in Gray, TN with his lovely wife, Lindsay, and 2 children, Mallory and Connor. Jay is originally from Nacogdoches, Texas.
Emailjay.happyjanitors@gmail.com
Phone(423) 579-0321
Charlie Ward – Janitorial Accounts Manager – Charlie joined Clean + Safe in October of 2010, he is involved with all major commercial janitorial accounts. Charlie lives in Kingsport, TN with his wife, Ursula (former Happy Janitor) and son, Dawson. Charlie is originally from Pennington Gap, VA.
Emailcharlie.happyjanitors@gmail.com
Phone(423) 782-0808
Clean + Safe – Happy Janitors Awards and Accolades
Best New Small Business 2005 Kingsport Chamber of CommerceKosbe Small Business Winner 2009The Associated General Contractors Of America Logo