The Polls are Open for the 2015 Janitor of the Year Contest

CINCINNATI – [March 23, 2015] – From the dancing janitor to the custodian who opens the school early to provide homeless students with a warm place to stay before class, to the college “mom,” to the man who drives past the school on nights and weekends to make sure it’s secure, these are only four of the top 10 amazing finalists named in the 2015 Janitor of the Year Contest. Sponsored by Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), the Janitor of the Year Contest shines a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes year-round to make schools a clean, safe and positive place. Now it’s time for you to cast your vote for this year’s winner.

“We received nominations for hundreds of amazing janitors across the nation who go above and beyond every day to help make their schools a better place,” said Dave Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing, Cintas Corp. “These 10 finalists truly are standouts – not only because they do their jobs well, but because they do it with kindness, selflessness and a smile.”

The 2015 Janitor of the Year will receive a $2,500 cash prize along with $2,500 in products and services for his or her school from Cintas and Rubbermaid Commercial Products– not to mention bragging rights. The top 10 finalists are:

  • 1. Sherry Albright – Trine University (Angola, Ind.)
  • 2. Rick Bergum – Tahoma Senior High School (Covington, Wash.)
  • 3. Kenny Bruce – Alden Road Exceptional Student Center (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • 4. Les Chapman – Peach Plains Elementary School (Grand Haven, Mich.)
  • 5. Mack Jackson – Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet (San Diego)
  • 6. Bobby Miller – Sharon Elementary School (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • 7. Luis Cruz Rodriguez – Westminster Community Charter School (Buffalo, N.Y.)
  • 8. Cedric Story – Carter G. Woodson Elementary (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • 9. Dave Terbush – Dakota Valley Elementary School (Aurora, Colo.)
  • 10. Barbara Watson – Pinewood Elementary School (Charlotte, N.C.)

To read more about the finalists and cast your vote, please visit . Voting will be open through Friday, May 1. Visitors to the site can cast one vote per day.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Petersen at 312-664-1532 or .


About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.


Contact: Jennifer Petersen

Mulberry Marketing Communications