Defining the residential and commercial service industry for more than 85 years.
ServiceMaster was founded in 1929, as a moth-proofing company by Marion E. Wade, a former minor league baseball player. Wade, who operated his new business out of his home,had a strong personal faith and viewed individual employees and customers asworthy of dignity and respect.
The company was incorporated in 1947. Its offerings expanded to include carpet cleaning in 1952, establishing one of America’s first franchise businesses. In 1962,the company took its expertise to the healthcare arena and was a pioneer in third-party outsourcing. In 1980, ServiceMaster entered the education market and expanded its range of commercial services.
In the 1980s, ServiceMaster built on its original franchise business to form a network of high-quality branch and franchise-based service companies – including Terminix and Merry Maids – and other service brands, including American Home Shield.
So where does ServiceMaster First Response come in? We were one of the first franchises sold in the California market. This franchise has served San Bernardino County from our corporate office in Hesperia since 1982 and from less than a mile away from it starting back in the 1960’s. Our uniformed employees are stopped at stores and public places all the time being told by people how their father, mother or grandparents worked for this franchise “back in the day”. It’s been a blessing for our employees and the company to be part of this community. Scott Noh and his father purchased the Hesperia based franchise in 1996. In 2003, Troy and Melanie Smithson became partners as Scott’s father retired. Together the Noh and Smithson family have lead the company growing with our community. We are here for your emergency needs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.