BASTROP, Texas – August 27, 2014 – GCA Education Services, a division of GCA Services Group, Inc., a leading national provider of facility services, was recently awarded a five-year contract by the Bastrop, TX Independent School District (BISD) to provide custodial, grounds, and facilities operations and maintenance services for its 23 facilities, which encompass 1.7 million square feet of space. The District serves over 9,500 students.
By contracting its custodial, grounds, and facilities operations and maintenance services to GCA, BISD will save $500,000 annually, translating to $2.5 million in total savings over the duration of the agreement. In addition to this savings, GCA will invest more than $1 million in new equipment to replace existing, older equipment and vehicles to improve efficiencies.
BISD selected GCA based on its outstanding record of service to K-12 school districts throughout the United States. Henry Gideon, Chief Operations Officer for BISD, commented, “The many deliverables of this partnership can produce opportunities far beyond our current model and far beyond potential savings. An area of particular interest to not only our employees, but also to our taxpayers, should be improved capacity to address deferred maintenance concerns. If we are able to reinvest some portion of savings we find through efficiency to replace older mechanical equipment, the savings multiplier will maximize other opportunities to improve our services.”
Bob Norton, Chairman, CEO, and President of GCA Services Group commented, “We are honored to have been selected as the Bastrop Independent School District’s facility services provider. We are committed to serving the students, faculty, and staff of the District by providing the cleanest and best maintained buildings and grounds possible, and by delivering the savings that will enable the District to operate more efficiently for years to come.”
About GCA Services Group, Inc.
GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including custodial services, facilities operations and maintenance services, grounds and athletic field management services, and more. With over 34,000 employees throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, GCA serves over 240 K-12 school districts, including over 3,000 schools; over 75 higher education institutions; and the commercial facilities of over 600 clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, corporate office buildings, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, defense, and others. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com or follow GCA on Twitter, @gcaservices.
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