History

Safeguard Maintenance Corporation was founded in 1976 by Hugh M. Brown. Drawing upon a background in aerospace and electronic government contracting, Mr. Brown envisioned building a janitorial services company that specializes in government facility maintenance. Incorporating more advanced management and business philosophies than the cleaning industry norm of the mid ’70’s, Safeguard’s customized & cost-effective cleaning plans quickly garnered a professional, reliable reputation based upon measurable results.

In 1982, Hugh Brown asked his son to join the business. Newly armed with a BA in Business Management and ambition, H.T. (Hugh Thomas) Brown was eager to jump right into the demanding intricacies of government contracting. However, before bidding & negotiating, he needed to master the cleaning business from the bottom up, which literally meant cleaning restrooms and scrubbing floors in a Baltimore government office building. Under his father’s tutelage, H.T. learned that a customer wants results and the only way is through a dedication to professional excellence is the only way to provide a customer their desired results.

Eager to expand the company and diversify Safeguard’s customer base beyond government contracting, H.T. targeted large commercial facilities with janitorial needs similar to that of government facilities. Now, he just needed to build a new division and staff it with equally ambitious, capable employees. Michael Hood was recruited and joined Safeguard in 1997 as the commercial divisions’ first Operations Manager. Together, HT & Michael built the commercial division into a leading janitorial service by expanding service lines including cleaning plans for LEED Certified/Environmentally-friendly facilities, secure facilities, and medical cleaning specialty services.

Through hard work and dedication, Michael worked his way up the ranks of Safeguard Maintenance Corporation and became a valued asset to the team. He was named Vice President in 2007, working closely with H.T. to maintain the ongoing success of the corporation. H.T saw just how dedicated Michael was to Safeguard Maintenance and began planning the future of the company with him.

Hugh Thomas Brown passed away in April 2018, but his legacy lives on through Safeguard Maintenance. Over his 20 years as President, H.T transformed Safeguard into a leading janitorial company. Michael combined his own expertise with the knowledge he gained from H.T and confidently took on the role of President & CEO. Our team at Safeguard Maintenance Corporation makes it a part of our mission to build and expand on the foundation that Hugh M and Hugh T. Brown created. Each of our valued employees work hard to provide the expert janitorial services that have made us one of the leading janitorial companies in the region.

Today, Safeguard services facilities in Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C and West Virginia. It is the dedication of our firm and its employees to consistently provide our customers with responsive, cost effective, expert janitorial services, which is what makes Safeguard stand above the rest.