Street Sweeping – Technology or Magic?
Of course, most people don’t equate street sweeping with magic…but people do go to sleep at night with dirty, debris-laden streets, and the next morning…voila! the debris and trash is gone from the streets! Like magic!
I’m not sure anyone really notices (except when the streets are particularly unsightly), but it does sometimes seem like magic to get something as large as a street (or a town or a city) from messy to clean. And swept clean in a very short period of time.
Street Sweeping – A Village or A Fleet?
Did you know it takes a village AND a fleet to keep a village clean? Not only is a village needed to be cleaned, but the people (villagers?) who live in them consider street sweeping to be important enough to carry out regularly. And then it takes a fleet to keep that village clean.
At C & L Services we’ve been building our fleet (over three generations) and regularly keep many villages, towns, communities, parking lots, stadiums, hospitals, etc clean with street sweeping.
Here’s a recent shot of our fleet yard in Jackson, NJ.
Our fleet has grown to over 30 different vehicles. Street sweepers for street sweeping. Pickup trucks for property maintenance portering. Box trucks for large property maintenance projects, power washing, pavement maintenance, line striping.
We’re in our 46th year and still growing.
Our business started in 1971 with Charlie Vitale who had purchased a second-hand sweeper from his brother in law.
Charlie’s brother in law owned a junkyard and there was a second-hand sweeper in good running order and it was priced right.
That’s Charlie driving one of the many street sweepers that were added to the fleet.
Gabe Vitale, Charlie’s son, joined the business shortly after. Gabe’s son Gabe Vitale Jr. and daughter Lauren Vitale also joined in 2010. Three Generations!
Street Sweeping – Expanding into Northern NJ
With demand for professional street sweeping, C & L Services has expanded into Northern NJ. In June of 2017, C & L Services acquired Apgar Power Sweeping, a well respected Street Sweeping company in Northern NJ.
Gabe Vitale, Jr., VP of Operations for C & L Services in Jackson stated, “We have been serving all regions of NJ since my Father and Grandfather established the business, however, we want to be able to respond more quickly to our clients in the North Jersey region.
Prior to our acquisition of Apgar, we were sending our crews and materials from central NJ, sometimes taking as much as two hours to respond. With our new location in Hampton, NJ we can now respond within a half hour or less to client requests.”
Street Sweeping – The Future Holds Promise.
C&L Services is celebrating over 45 years of great customer relationships. C&L has become the industry leader in outstanding award-winning service and customer satisfaction for property maintenance, street sweeping and pavement maintenance services.
If your looking for a well respected, professional family business to provide street sweeping or a variety of property management services, call us in central NJ at 732-886-1940 or Northern NJ at 908-730-7888. You can grow with us…or we’ll just provide our magic with street sweeping!