About Us

SKG Commercial Cleaning was founded in 1977 by the Steve and Kathy Manoussakis. Observing the overall poor quality and general under commitment of cleaning contractors back in the 1970’s, Steve and Kathy Manoussakis took it upon themselves to pioneer the uplift in cleaning standards , revolutionising the way cleaning contractors met client expectations and provide that extra impression towards customer.

Steve founded SKG on the principles of quality, trust and reliability and whilst Steve has passed the reins of SKG to his son George Manoussakis, the Managing Director, he still plays an active role within the Company and his values and legacy run strongly through SKG’s culture.

The company started with a handful of family members operating in NSW, and today it has a strong team of over 700 employees ranging from senior executives to senior management, from office administrators to site managers and valued and committed cleaners all over Australia.

George, with over 30 years of commercial cleaning experience, possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the cleaning Industry. His desire to ensure the best outcome for SKG’s clients and a belief that that cleaning should not only deliver bottom line results, it should also create better experiences has enabled SKG to grow from strength to strength.

The experience, communication, strategic thinking and insightful management of every client that George and the SKG team undertakes has made SKG one of the largest and respected commercial cleaning companies in Australia.

We are proudly and professionally providing highest standard of cleanliness, service, support, care, and building maintenance solutions to over 100 clients across Australia from NSW to ACT, QLD, VIC, SA, and WA since 1977.

SKG’s growth has skyrocketed from a small family owned start-up to a well-built competitive organisation that delivers professional cleaning solutions to multiple industries in Australia.

Is to consistently meet client needs, team satisfaction, and deliver results that go beyond expectations. Customer experience is highly regarded in SKG and our people are well trained to deliver that service to our clients. We provide decades of experience dealing with organisations and their cleaning problems. SKG has established the size, resources and financial capabilities needed to continually thrive in the industry and maintain its highly regarded presence.

Is to provide quality management, environmental sustainability, innovative and professional team of individuals to our client, and due to that we are considered one of the more progressive and fresh-thinking cleaning service companies in the industry.

We look after our staff. We provide lunch on a daily basis for our staff. A family run business, the founder, Steve Manoussakis still comes in and cooks for the team every Friday; retiring isn’t easy when when you’re so proud of your company.

In September 2017 we reinvigorated the SKG logo to keep the brand in touch and relevant and allow easier application across all of our digital software and print products.

Core Values

SKG’s core values are the same today as they were at their inception. We believe that building a good working relationship with the cleaning staff is a key factor in retaining them. Supporting staff with their concerns & issues is essential as shown in our training points below:

SKG's Core Values

Our Principles

Fair Pay - Cleaners will be paid according to the Cleaning Services Award 2010.

Fair Workload - SKG Management will always ensure that cleaners are treated fairly with workloads. This ensures that the highest level of service is delivered to the client.

Recognition - SKG rewards it’s staff through various means, including cleaner of the month award, gift certificates, positive feedback amongst other means.

Respect - SKG does not discriminate, and treat staff equally.

Staff Training - SKG provide training and development to all cleaning staff. Incentives are also offered to keep the cleaning staff engaged and knowledgeable with developments in the cleaning industry and its changing environment and issues.

Support - SKG have on-line training available that staff can access remotely from any location to keep up to date with new cleaning techniques and test themselves in Manual Handling Modules, Safety Modules and Chemical Awareness Modules. SKG Area Managers also provide onsite training and inductions, after hours training and tool box meetings allowing cleaners to express their concerns and issues.

Executives

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Steve Manoussakis

Co-founder

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Kathy Manoussakis

Co-founder

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George Manoussakis

Managing Director

George has over 30 years of commercial cleaning experience. His experience, communication, strategic thinking and insightful management of every client that he and the SKG team undertake has made SKG one of the largest and respected commercial cleaning companies in Australia.

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Prabin Shrestha

Account Executive

Prabin has over 15 years experience in the commercial cleaning industry. As a Finance Manager with highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills, he is a business leader who successfully works cross-functionally with all our business partners to develop and implement strategic plans and knows all our clients intimately.

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John Conomos

Operations Manager

Prabin has over 10 years experience in the commercial cleaning industry. John relates well with his staff and works seamlessly between SKG’s clients, his supervisors and cleaners in the development and maintenance of all operational cleaning processes to ensure that all jobs are completed proficiently

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Peter Vrahas

National Contracts Manager

Peter has over 8 years experience in the commercial cleaning industry. Peter manages all activities related to the preparation and submission of all tenders. Peter possesses a proven ability to deal with competing demands and manages multiple projects with a significant degree of autonomy.

Staff

Christine Kadi

Christine Kadi

Contracts Coordinator

Graham Eltherington

Graham Eltherington

Customer Service Manager

Harley Manoussakis

Harley Manoussakis

Compliance Officer

Jim Bastas

Jim Bastas

Customer Service Manager

Joe Schiro

Joe Schiro

Key Accounts Manager

Julie Statevski

Julie Statevski

Human Resources Administrator

Leanne Cash

Leanne Cash

QLD Manager

Lydia Seman

Lydia Seman

Customer Service Manager

Mark Henry

Mark Henry

Customer Service Manager

Melissa Unger

Melissa Unger

Operations Coordinator

Shriya Khadka

Shriya Khadka

Accounts Assistant

Yasmin Cassidy

Yasmin Cassidy

Contracts Coordinator

Array of Our Clientele

SKG Cleaning has serviced many clients for more than 10 years and some for 20 years plus and we are proud to service such a diverse array of clientele, all of whom rightfully demand individualism and flexibility. SKG provide services to companies both large, small, private, government, retail and commercial, both long term contracts and one-off jobs. By no means is the client list below a complete or full list. It is simply a reflection of the various organisations from different industries that SKG are pleased to service and in turn have sustained long term business relationships with.