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2nd generation family business serving the capital region for over 40 years!

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EXCITING NEWS AT AWC!

We are pleased to announce AWCplus has joined Janitronics Facility Services!  We believe this collaboration of industry experts will enhance and expand our scope of services while providing you the opportunity for ‘one stop' shopping for your building maintenance needs.

For almost fifty years, AWCplus and Janitronics have been working together on projects, sharing referrals, and partnering on multi-trade jobs.  We are both second generation family companies, with a third in the wings. We believe this is a tremendous opportunity to bring together the experience, services and expertise of two successful organizations under one umbrella- enabling us to offer more to you, our customers.

History has come full circle for this collaboration. The founders of both companies worked together at Albany Window Cleaning in the 1960’s.  Both later went on to start their own companies, successfully navigating the challenges and economic uncertainties faced by their businesses over the years.  And, both AWCplus and Janitronics, having reached milestones of 47 and 50 years respectively, continue to thrive as industry leaders.  

To help ensure a seamless transition for our customers, and enable AWC to continue doing business as usual, the AWC leadership, employees, and location has been retained through this transition.  In addition to the services we have already been providing, we are eager to combine our synergies to offer our customers an even greater depth of building maintenance solutions. 

Please know we very much appreciate your business and AWC, a Jantronics company, looks forward to our continued relationship. 

Warmest Regards,

Lisa & Stephen Despart                                   

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Our Staff

When asked why they are different from other companies, without hesitation, one of AWC's employees said "because we get stuff done".  As Lisa Despart points out, "We've been blessed with a staff that does just that- gets the work done. You will not see three AWCplus employees standing around while one works." Their experience, coupled with their knowledge of the industry, sets AWCplus apart from others. With employees averaging over seven years with the company, their customers appreciate the consistency and peace of mind when seeing familiar faces. 

Professional Organizations  

AWCplus recognizes the importance of a relationship with professional organizations. They welcome the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise of fellow business owners and CEO's.  AWCplus believes these associations not only help to make them a better business, they help them to be an ever evolving company.

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint

AWCplus has been environmentally friendly long before it became trendy! Sponges, squeegees and shammy cloths are all tools of our trade which are cleaned and re-used until worn out.

Our cleaning methods are safe for your home, business and the environment. No harsh chemicals are used for window cleaning. We only use a BIODEGRADEABLE NON-TOXIC CLEANSER or our WATERFED POLE SYSTEM to get the job done.

IMG 1275 webWater fed pole cleaning, also known as Reverse Osmosis (RO), is at the cutting edge of window cleaning technology, using a reverse osmosis water treatment system in order to produce 100% pure water. When applied to glass the result is a sparkling clean window every time. The osmosis process is completely environmentally friendly, and uses no chemicals or detergents. Pure water dries to a flawless finish and as the window is left sterile with nothing for dirt particles to adhere too, the problems associated with soap residue that traditional window cleaning methods can suffer from, become a thing of the past.

At our office, we practice "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle": 

  • AWCplus prints as little as possible, opting for electronic communication whenever possible  
  • AWCplus uses scrap paper for all interoffice printing
  • AWCplus eliminated individual water bottles and replaced with an office water cooler 
  • AWCplus collects returnable bottles and donates to local non profits
  • AWCplus participates in the trash recycling program of their hauler 

Giving Back

food bank with employeesAt AWCplus, we believe it's not only important to be a good company and employer, but a good community member as well.  We value the importance of giving back and make a conscious effort to instill this in our employees.  AWCplus has staff volunteer days built into our schedule and encourage our employees to volunteer outside of work hours.  Some of the organizations AWC (and its employees) have worked with include Habitat for Humanity, Unity House, Junior Achievement and Regional Food Bank.

"Your employees were one of the best groups we've ever had and are welcome back anytime!" - Regional Food Bank 

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WE SERVICE

Office Buildings • Hotels • Hospitals • Senior Housing • Condominium Complexes • Schools, Colleges and Institutions • Car Dealerships • Restaurants • Churches • Government Buildings • New Construction • Shopping Centers • Warehouses • Luxury Apartment Buildings

  • "Duane and crew did a spectacular job affixing siding to peaks of our four story roof! They set up their equipment on a soggy part of the yard with no difficulty at all. Others said it could not be done! We appreciate their hard work and the speed at which they completed the job."

    -Carla Rasmussen Chiaro, President, Renaissance Corporation, Albany NY

  • "The first home you (AWC) worked on for us, they called and raved about the job you did. It's a relief to know that we can rely on your company to take care of our clients."

    - Maggie, Witt Construction, Saratoga NY

  • "Your employees were one of the best groups we've ever had and are welcome back anytime!"

    - Regional Food Bank, Latham NY

  • "I want to thank you for the job you and your crew did on the windows for the East Tower. This turned out to be a pretty challenging job. Your crew worked hard till the end. Thanks again for all your hard work."

    - Jason Rupert, Assistant Director, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

  • "AWC was a pleasure to work with. Extremely professional in every aspect both in the office an in the field. They had the expertise and knowledge of the construction industry needed to work within the restrictive conditions of the jobsite. Overall great job!"

    - Eric Weatherwax, Project Mgr, BBL Construction Services, Albany NY

  • "The staff of Action Window Cleaning arrived promptly with professional equipment. They were polite, efficient and very respectful of working around our office space. Our windows are spotless and would be a pleasure to recommend their services!"

    - Cindy Lovely, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Troy NY

  • "I am very happy with the job you did and how professional you work. This was the first time I have used AWC, and I will definately use your services again."

    - Corey LaPoint, CYC Realty Mgmt, Latham NY

  • "We are very happy with the window and screen cleaning done at our office. The (AWC) workers came in, introduced themselves, and got right to work. They did a fantastic job! We will be using AWC several times a year now to clean the office windows."

    - Danielle Dollar, Star Roofing, Albany NY