Local Businesses Owners, Thomas Henning and Ralph Sizemore, are Combining Forces to Bring the Nation’s Leading Green Commercial Cleaning and Janitorial Franchise to the Columbia, SC Region


Stratus Building Solutions, the nation's leading green commercial cleaning and janitorial services franchise, has announced that Thomas Henning, Stratus Building Solutions of Charlotte, and Ralph Sizemore, Stratus Building Solutions of Greenville, are teaming up to open the newest Master Franchise location in Columbia, South Carolina.

This is a great opportunity for the area because the demand for green cleaning janitorial services has escalated in recent years, with local businesses, offices, and others seeking healthier alternatives to cleaning their workspaces. It’s also an important development for Stratus Building Solutions, which has been growing in size and stature throughout North America since its founding in 2006.

When the pandemic hit, it created an opportunity in the commercial cleaning market for companies with a high attention to detail, professionalism, and customer service. Henning and Sizemore think the time is right to expand into Columbia and the surrounding region.

“When you think about our geographical region, Charlotte, Greenville, and Columbia form an almost perfect triangle,” said Sizemore. “The Greenville location has been in business since 2009 and has multiple customers already in Columbia. It just made sense for me to form a partnership with Thomas to open this new location.”

Henning and Sizemore, both with backgrounds in business and engineering, have formed a close professional relationship since opening their Master Franchise locations in Greenville and Charlotte. They are hoping the new location serves the needs of the people in the Midlands by creating opportunities for those who would like to join the team as Unit Franchise Owners.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, cleaning preferences have continued to evolve,” says Henning. “Opening a new commercial cleaning franchise office in Columbia signifies Stratus’ commitment to providing our regions with a variety of proven solutions for commercial environments from cleaning to disinfecting. Our franchisees offer customers a full range of customizable services to meet their needs.”

“We are elated that Thomas and Ralph have decided to partner for this new region in South Carolina,” said Afshin Cangarlu, Stratus Building Solutions’ CEO. “We’re particularly glad to have this team representing Stratus in the regions of Charlotte, Greenville, and now Columbia. These are dynamic, exciting areas, and Thomas and Ralph know them very well. I have no doubt this location will be an excellent addition to our brand.”

Stratus Building Solutions offers regional Master Franchise opportunities that enable owners to operate as local sales and support centers. Master Franchisees across the United States and Canada help others uncover the potential of the Stratus Building Solutions Unit Franchise opportunity and choose the specific model and investment that fits their lifestyle and financial goals.

Stratus Building Solutions, currently present in approximately 57 U.S. and Canadian metropolitan locations, provides eco-friendly, customizable commercial cleaning and janitorial services to a wide range of clients, including offices, medical facilities, warehouses, schools, religious centers, gyms, retailers, and more.

For more information on Stratus Building Solutions of Columbia, please visit Stratus of Columbia.