About Us

Elliott Affiliates Drop

Since 1973 we have been focused entirely on consulting to the building support services industry. In the early years we practiced cleaning systems quality analysis, re-bidding and inspection norms of the day. And, when we measured results, our clients indeed performed better than their competitors. But, we are committed to moving our clients beyond better — to best! Through the years we challenged ourselves and our clients to find innovated ideas and creative strategies to help our clients to become the best of their industry’s best.

A few powerful philosophies have come to characterize our firm in this journey. First and foremost was a commitment to sustainable results over activity. We created a systematic consulting framework that created proactive, green, results oriented, best-in-class cleaning performance for our clients. We launched our firm into new, groundbreaking methods and sustainable systems with a single minded purpose to deliver the best value for our clients. We were one of the earliest developers of the Performance-Based cleaning strategy; and we’ve reviewed, created or modified over 530 of these contracts over the years. We have become our client’s strongest Advocate, standing on their side in the search for extraordinary savings, extraordinary quality and extraordinary value.

We have provided cleaning consulting services to universities, airports, rail stations, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, government facilities and other facilities.

In addition to our extraordinary consulting capability to deliver amazing performance results, we have developed an innovative software-based resource for clients to serve as their own consultant to measure, manage and improve the quality of cleaning services.

Our Team

Vince Elliott

Vince Elliott, President

Vince Elliott is an entrepreneur, best selling author, speaker, and industry innovator. He introduced the idea of Performance-based cleaning in the 1970’s and it change the way innovators have begun to buy cleaning services. He is again gaining the attention of an entire industry with his ideas of a Least Harmful, Toxic-Free, Chemical Free model for cleaning our workplaces, homes and schools. He currently serves as CEO of Elliott Affiliates, Ltd and as Founder and President of the Chemical Free Cleaning Network. All of which paints a picture of an industry thought leader playing his role in moving our industry from traditional to toxic-free cleaning strategies.

Vince has represented buyers across the country in writing, modifying or updating over 530 performance-based building service contracts with an estimated market value of over a quarter of a billion dollars in contracted services. Vince has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Towson University and a Master of Health Sciences degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Vince is also a past Professor at a leading Maryland University teaching service management strategies.


Ron McCuen, Account Management

As senior account manager, Ron has personally managed nineteen Elliott Affiliates clients including several Universities. Ron has been with Elliott since 1997 and has experience as an inspector for single site buildings, power generating sites (Nuclear and Coal), and educational, pharmaceutical and corporate headquarters. In addition to inspector and account manager, Ron is also the corporate field trainer and is experienced in all phases of outsourcing.

Last year Ron was certified as a chemical free cleaning advisor with the Chemical Free Cleaning Network. Prior to joining Elliott Ron had a successful career in Management retiring after 25 years as a Transportation Deputy Chief Officer.


Ray Orwig, Account Management

Ray is a Senior Inspector for Elliott Affiliates and has been with the company since 2001. His current focus is as an inspector at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Other accounts have included Yale University in New Haven, CT, Altria (Philip Morris) Headquarters the New York City area and Kraft/Nabisco Laboratories also in the New York area. Ray has had a wide range of responsibilities while working at Elliott Affiliates to include Account Management and as an Inspector.

He has experience in accounts across the United States with various property management companies, universities, laboratories, and corporate headquarters. Prior to joining Elliott Affiliates, Ray completed a 26 year career as an Army Officer in Healthcare Logistics Management.


Venita Parent, Account Management

Venita is a senior inspector for Elliott Affiliates, and inspects for Logan Airport and assists with other client inspections for Elliott including Lehigh University and Cuyahoga Community College. Venita has been with Elliott Affiliates since 1998 and has worked with Kraft Foods North America in Chicago, Illinois, as well as Harris Trust and Savings Bank in the Chicago area and Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland.

During her tenure with Elliott, she has had a wide range of responsibilities in addition to account management as an inspector, a field trainer, and a classroom trainer. She has experience in accounts across the United States, city and rural, airports to corporate headquarters to educational facilities and beyond.


Tom Durkin, Account Management

Tom has been an Advisor since February 2003 with primary responsibility for Lehigh University inspections. During the same period completed numerous inspections at Universities, Government Agencies, and Corporate buildings throughout the Country. Tom is also certified as a Chemical Free cleaning Advisor.

Prior to joining Elliott, Tom completed a successful 25 year career as a Federal Correctional Administrator, Criminal Investigator, and Adjunct College Professor.

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