About Our Company
In 1958, Defender Industries was born with a mission to provide cleaning chemicals to a local industrial facility. In the 1960s, the company began to expand from a chemical manufacturer to a provider of a labor force to concentrate on janitorial and housekeeping needs. Defender created, through timed studies, labor models based on accurate measurements for cleaning grounds, machines, confined spaces and total floor care that corresponded to cost controls for manufacturing facilities. As the reputation for excellence grew, Defender grew through word of mouth referrals from satisfied customers. By the 1980’s, Defender discontinued the production of chemicals and focused on providing workforce solutions to include: janitorial, security, staffing, landscaping, material handling, courier services and more. With more accounts to service, Division managers were hired to ensure that every client received 100% satisfaction regardless of where they were located. The company name was change to Defender Services and the philosophy of One Contact, One Contract, One Invoice was adopted to provide every client with a simple recipe for success in partnering with us.
Today, Defender Services employs over 3,000 associates working in 11 states. The core values of safety and well-being of all associates guide the leadership in every decision made at Defender. Although janitorial cleaning of manufacturing facilities remains at the core of Defender’s mission, the staffing needs of today’s workplace demand more services. Defender can provide staffing in textile manufacturing, educational facilities, distribution centers, healthcare facilities, airports, event centers, tire plants and more. Our 60-year reputation has been formed by our people through their quality work and smiling faces making our future limitless as we continue to develop workforce solutions that meet the labor needs of our clients.