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March 30, 2015 10:30 AM ET

Commercial Services and Supplies

Company Overview of SMS Assist, LLC

Company Overview

SMS Assist, LLC provides facilities maintenance and cleaning services for retailers in North America. The company focuses on managing and providing periodic interior and exterior services, such as janitorial cleaning, HVAC maintenance, and other services. It offers interior services, such as floor care, window, and carpet cleaning and extraction. The company also provides exterior services, including landscaping, pressure washing, and snow plow, as well as parking lot sweeping, striping, and repair services. SMS Assist, LLC was founded in 1995 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

6 West Hubbard Street

8th Floor

Chicago, IL 60654

United States

Founded in 1995





Key Executives for SMS Assist, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 46
Chief Sales Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 51
Executive Vice President of Facilities
Senior Vice-President of Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SMS Assist, LLC Key Developments

SMS Assist Announces Management Appointments

SMS Assist announced it expanded its sales team to include three veteran professionals. Ric Hobby is SMS Assist's newly named senior vice-president of sales, with responsibility for growing SMS through new sales and business development. Hobby comes to SMS Assist from Waste Management, where he was a senior director with responsibility for Walmart. Gay Chambers joins SMS Assist as director, national sales, with responsibility for new business development across all lines. Chambers, formerly a senior vice president with Guardian Waste Group, brings extensive experience in the food and retail markets, as well as long-standing affiliations with RFMA, PRSM and SPECS. Matt Milia, was also named director, national sales. Matt has 25 years of operations, business development and national account experience, with a deep understanding of all retail store services.

SMS Assist Announces Five-Year Contract Expansion with Family Dollar Stores to Provide Maintenance Services

SMS Assist announced a five-year contract expansion with Family Dollar Stores to provide maintenance services to the retailer's more than 7,900 locations. The deal increases SMS Assist's scope of work from floor care and exterior services to include facilities maintenance, giving SMS Assist responsibility for day-to-day services as well as periodic maintenance, including snow removal, landscaping and parking lot care.

SMS Assist Appoints Geoffrey Wigner as Executive Vice President of Facilities

SMS Assist announced Geoffrey Wigner as executive vice president of facilities for the Chicago-based technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company. Wigner, previously served as senior director of store services for Dollar General. He joins an expanded SMS Assist executive team that includes Vice President of Client Services Michael McMath, formerly of Wal-Mart, Chief Sales Officer Dave Sweitzer, formerly of Waste Management and Chief Operating Officer Matthew Pitts. In his role with Dollar General, Wigner crafted and executed strategies to improve operations, control costs and drive revenue and profit.

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