Cintas Crowns 2013 Janitor of the Year
The first to arrive and one of the last to leave, Reno resident Patrick
Peterson voted top janitor in nationwide contest
CINCINNATI -- December 12, 2013
The polls have closed and the nearly 100,000 votes have been tabulated. Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), today announced Patrick Peterson of North Valleys
High School (NVHS) in Reno, Nevada, as the winner of its 2013 Janitor of the
Year contest. Peterson will receive a $2,500 cash prize and an additional
$2,500 in Cintas products and services for his school.
During his three years at the school, Peterson has made an immediate impact on
the NVHS community. He’s the first to arrive every day—sometimes as early as 4
a.m. — and is always ready to do whatever it takes to keep the facilities in
sparkling condition. As an at-risk school, NVHS’s facilities had been
neglected until his hire. Petersen has identified creative solutions to keep
the facilities clean. For example, he’s repainted walls and carpeted floors in
school colors to provide an atmosphere in which students, teachers and
administrators can take pride. His efforts to improve school cleanliness also
have a direct impact on improving indoor air quality, which contributes to a
positive learning environment.
“I am humbled and honored to even been nominated much less chosen as Janitor
of the Year,” said Peterson.“It is truly a team effort. North Valleys HS is a
community of its own and I’m honored to be a part of the North Valleys
Peterson will be presented with the award during a special ceremony held this
morning at the NVHS auditorium.
While Peterson will receive the grand prize, the nine runners up for the award
will not walk away empty handed. Each finalist will receive more than $1,000
in supplies for his or her school from Rubbermaid Commercial Products and $250
in gift certificates from Cintas, which include options for Carhartt outerwear
and facility service supplies.
“We were blown away by the response we received from this competition,” said
Dave Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy, Cintas. “Kids and
parents really rallied behind their janitors and encouraged friends and family
to vote. It shows how these janitors go above and beyond their duties of
keeping the school clean and the invaluable role they play in the school
A total of 94,562 votes were cast in this year’s contest, with Grady Harris
from Wyoming, Ohio, and Arthur Moore of Thomaston, Georgia, coming in second
and third place respectively.
“We would like to thank Rubbermaid, U.S. Communities and the other supporting
businesses that have helped us make this competition a success,” added Mesko.
“We look forward to hearing the stories and celebrating the amazing work
janitors do across the nation as we continue this contest in the future.”
For more information on Cintas Corporation, visit www.cintas.com. For
information on its cleaning solutions for schools, go to
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized
services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas
designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and
provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet
cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products
and services and document management services for more than 1 million
businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global
Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard &
Poor’s 500 Index.
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Andi Vance, 513-762-5549
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