Vukomanovic, a native of Bosnia who relocated to St. Louis to pursue his goal of business success, has expanded his commercial cleaning company with the purchase of an additional new franchise from Stratus Building Solutions called the Stratus Sani-Proof Hygienic Cleaning System.
The Stratus Sani-Proof Hygienic Cleaning System is the first offering of Stratus Affiliated Services, LLC, a division of Stratus Building Solutions launched this year to expand and complement the company’s successful service franchise programs across the U.S.
Known as “Shon” to friends and customers, Vukomanovic is a busy entrepreneur who chose to expand his business portfolio by acquiring and implementing the Stratus Sani-Proof system to address customer concerns about infectious diseases caused by bacteria. These include e-coli, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and other dangerous bacteria sometimes found in restaurants, offices, public restrooms, schools, health clubs, daycare centers, dormitories, locker rooms and hospitals.
Vukomanovic, who grew up in Sarajevo, Bosnia before moving to St. Louis, is the first unit franchisee to acquire and implement the Stratus Sani-Proof Hygienic Cleaning System. He initially established his successful commercial cleaning firm at 8115 South Park Court in south St. Louis in 2004 as a unit franchisee of Stratus Building Solutions, a national franchisor of diverse commercial cleaning and maintenance services. Since then, he has built a thriving business by serving building owners and managers in the city’s south side region.
A well-known member of St. Louis’ Bosnian community, Vukomanovic said he always looks for new ways to better serve his customers. “MRSA has received health warnings because it can transfer serious infections sometimes carried by people who have been hospitalized or been in contact with other persons carrying such bacteria,” Vukomanovic said. “Dangerous strains of e-coli are sometimes found in food such as beef and vegetables and can be transferred, for example, by contact with kitchen countertops or in unsanitary restrooms.”
“Stratus Building Solutions is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Stratus Sani-Proof hygienic system uses special equipment and disinfectants which are Green Seal Certified and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to kill MRSA and other transferable bacteria. We are excited about the new Sani-Proof franchise offering by Stratus and added Stratus Sani-Proof to our commercial cleaning services to satisfy all customers who may be concerned about potential staph infections and surface-to-people transfer of bacteria which can cause illness,” Vukomanovic said.
Dennis Jarrett, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions, said, “Shon Vukomanovic is one of our most successful unit franchisees and a role model for future territorial franchisees because his drive and ambition, as well as his commitments and capabilities. He works very hard to realize the American Dream of financial independence through business ownership and providing superior customer service. He’s an inspiration to us all.”
Pete Frese, President of Stratus Building Solutions, added, “Shon is a great ambassador for Stratus Building Solutions and for our successful unit franchisees across the United States, whose owners include many people of ethnic and cultural minorities.”
Bill Blair, President of Stratus Affiliated Services, observed, “Stratus Affiliated Services expands the commercial cleaning and maintenance programs available to all of our franchisors and clients across the United States, and satisfies the industry’s needs for ‘one-stop’ availability of complete maintenance services.
“In addition to the hygienic Stratus Sani-Proof system, Stratus Affiliated Services provides landscaping, energy audits, recycling, pest control, hard-surface cleaning, and related services to complement our company’s successful commercial cleaning franchise programs,” Blair said.
Founded in 2004, Stratus Building Solutions currently offers franchises in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and North Carolina, with plans for more expansion. The firm’s headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in suburban St. Louis, Missouri.
Stratus Building Solutions and Stratus Affiliated Services offer a variety of different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art “environmentally green” cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support. Franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; access to insurance and surety bonds, business reviews; promotional support; and other turn-key advantages.
Nebojsa “Shon” Vukomanovic can be reached at telephone 314-941-6004. Stratus Building Solutions can be reached at 314.731.2000 or toll-free at 877.731.2020.