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We are a Commercial Janitorial Service based in Chicago

Meet The Team

We highly focus on providing best-in-class customer service. We don’t just say this; we believe it and practice it day in and day out.

“They saw me. I was a cleaner at a building, and they saw me! They watched me and they offered me the opportunity for growth. Crescent appreciates their team, and they truly offer a path for improvement if you want it. I am now an Area Manager for Crescent and couldn't be happier with my team. If you want to grow with a company, work hard and Crescent will see you!”

Maria ReynaArea Manager
President

Mike Navin

Mike graduated from Loyola University in Chicago and started his career in corporate mergers and acquisitions. Prior to entering the janitorial industry, he was a principal with a real estate development and management company. In 2002, he joined Crescent as the CFO and became the sole proprietor & President in 2011.   Mike is Treasurer of the Suburban Contractors Association which is responsible for the negotiations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He is also a Trustee  for the Local 1 401K retirement fund. As Crescent’s fearless leader, Mike guides Crescent’s direction and growth.   When Mike isn’t working, he prefers to be on the golf course honing his love of the game or attending Sox games.  Mike and his family reside in Glenview.

Executive Vice President

Robert Collins

Robert has over 30 years of experience in facilities services with his past 27 years in commercial cleaning. Bob attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. His responsibilities include day-to-day company operations, compliance, business development, client satisfaction, and management of commercial operations.  Bob is Crescent’s cheerleader and cleaning equipment tech guru, always willing to try something new that could help our team and customers see better results. In his free time, Bob aspires to, but falls woefully short of being a rock god guitarist. Humboldt Park is home for Bob, his family and Mini-Bernedoodle, Harry.

Director of Support Services

Gordana Mihajilica

Gordana has spent her entire 15-year plus year career in the janitorial industry in Administration, Human Resources and Operations. She is Crescent’s Leader of all Support Services including Accounting and Payroll. Gordana is the heart and soul of our office and continues to drive excellence with all our management staff.  A native Serbian, Gordana loves to travel and explore.  A true animal and nature lover, Gordana calls DesPlaines home.

Business Development Manager

Max Andrews

Max has more than 20 years delivering best in class partnerships to many of Chicago’s Real Estate’s finest properties and firms.  Max’s long time impassioned involvement in BOMA Chicago / Suburban along with his many other CRE networking relationships throughout his career has earned him accolades from partners to peers to competitors alike as a stalwart business professional holding himself to the highest levels of integrity and trust.  Max guides Crescent’s strategic new business development in Chicago. A former US Air Force member, Max and his family reside in Evanston.

Human Resources Manager

Nyltza Morales

Prior to joining Crescent Nyltza was the Human Resources Manager for the past decade with Family Thrift Stores.  Nyltza oversees all Human Resource functions for Crescent, including staffing, retention, compliance, and team building.  Nyltza holds a bachelor’s degree from International Art & Design.  Nyltza lives in Pilsen. When she has free time, she loves hanging with friends and engaging conversations.

Operations Support Manager

Teresa Pena

Teresa began her career as a team member for UPS and quickly became part of their management team at the ripe old age of 19. Since joining Crescent, Teresa coordinates with on-site project managers and supervisors. Teresa oversees overall operations support, day teams and projects teams. Equipped with over 10 years of industry experience, she lends her experience with staffing to assist recruiting when needed.  Teresa enjoys expanding and sharing her knowledge with her teams.  She is a true leader and problem solver as evident from her experience as a Police Explorer for 2 years.  Her good nature and lead by example mindset lend herself as a valued senior manager to Crescent’s leadership team.  Teresa, her son, and their kitten reside in Joliet.

Area Manager

Maria Reyna

Maria started as a cleaning team member and showing skill as a leader and mentor quickly rose to supervisor and now Area Manager.  To know Maria is to know she loves to mentor.  She is an empathetic but strong leader.  Maria attended St Augustine College and in her free time, Maria enjoys hanging out, listening to music with her dog, family, and friends.  Maria is an avid jet skier and sky diver.  Berwyn is Maria’s home.

Area Manager

Jorge Rodriguez

An industry expert of almost 20 years, Jorge brings his positive attitude and vast knowledge to his team and buildings.

Born in Peru excelled in school where he graduated high school at the age of 16. His family moved to Chicago shortly thereafter where Jorge studied computer science and quickly became fluent in English.

Jorge has a super sense of humor and often has the office doubled over in laughter.

Jorge lives in Aurora with his wife, two kids and a husky name Maya. He is an avid gamer and tinkerer.

Area Manager

Marbella Hernandez

Marbella has been in the janitorial industry since 2010.  As a shift supervisor for a large delivery service, she learned quickly what “real cleaning” was.  A recent grad of the Diversey School training program (which Marbella won the award of outstanding pupil), she happily transfers these and her own skills to her team.  Born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, attending Roberto Clemente High School in Humboldt Park & Morton College, Marbella now calls Oak Lawn home.

Marbella loves the everything outdoors, parks, fishing, and hiking. She can be seen on rivers and lakes with her family. Cooking is a passion as is, playing volleyball and gardening in her free time. She is the proud momma of a 19-year-old daughter, 3 stepchildren and a dog named Loki.

Project Manager

Jose Lagunes

Projects Manager

Ángel Patino

A consistent and friendly fixture with Crescent, Angel is familiar with all the properties Crescent services as the leader of project teams throughout the city.  Angels experience and drive for solution driven excellence is seen in the quality of his team’s work. Angel’s family resides in Berwyn.  He enjoys playing baseball and soccer.

Projects Specialist

Jose Ayala

Driven by the desire to deliver excellence, Jose enjoys training and coaching our special projects teams used during construction cleanings and Covid remediations.  In his free time, Jose enjoys programing, reading, and watching sports.  Bolingbrook is where Jose calls home.  Jose has a favorite quote from French author Victor Pauchet, “ The most productive work is the one that comes out of the hands of a happy man.”

Assistant Projects Tech

Arturo Ornelas

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Arturo is the eldest of four brothers, and was born on December 25.

Arturo has two children, an 18 year old and his 13-year-old princess. In his free time, he loves playing and watching soccer, going out with friends, eating at new restaurants, exercising, and hiking.

Our Mission at Crescent is to create clean, healthy & sustainable environments through innovation and employee empowerment.

At Crescent Cleaning Company we are leveling the playing field - for everyone.

No matter who you are, where you are from, how you think or who you love. We believe you should be you.

Be who you want to be.
Be your best self.
Be human.

We are united with our team members and our customers in standing for what is right. We will always acknowledge the truth.

We will always strive to be better.
We will always listen, but we will not remain silent.