Teem History

Kleen Teem plays to win…because your challenge is our opportunity.

Kleen Teem is the premier post-construction and post-event commercial cleaning organization in the major metropolitan markets of greater Chicago and in South Florida. Kleen Teem’s commitment to your project is based on integrity, responsibility, and execution.  

The “teem” aspect of Kleen Teem’s approach comes from founder and principal Dean Stavrakas’ love and understanding of America’s pastime, baseball.

As a lifelong player, coach, teacher, and advocate of the game of baseball, Dean, along with sons Sym and George, and his brother Paul, apply the same discipline and philosophy to their business as they have done in the game. It is their belief that your challenge is their opportunity to step up to the plate, to “play ball”, and to win your business…for keeps!

Kleen Teem knows your success depends on their ability to perform at the highest professional level. Just as in baseball, they understand that a well-run business and successful execution for the client are “teem” efforts. Kleen Teem values every opportunity to compete with heart, and a sincere commitment and appreciation for the chance to participate.

Starting out in Chicago, in 1999 as a bootstrap, “four-player” operation with only one local customer, Kleen Teem has graduated to the “bigs” with nearly one hundred regional and national contract clients and scores of professionals on its active staff roster. Kleen Teem is proud to have elevated the bar of commercial cleaning companies in both Chicago and in South Florida, and remains the most trusted and respected organization in that arena. 

The Kleen Teem Difference…

Kleen Teem provides:

  1. ♦    The industry’s only written safety program
  2. ♦    Guaranteed written service policy
  3. ♦    Service checklist signed off for each job or event
  4. ♦    Customizable, project-specific, scope-of-work agreement
  5. ♦    Fully trained, professional, uniformed staff
  6. ♦    Earth, people, and pet friendly products
  7. ♦    Weekend, evening, off-hours, holiday and emergency service

SE Florida & Chicago’s #1 choice for Post Event and Post Construction Cleaning

At Kleen Teem, our goal is to provide our customers with what they need and deserve: Value. We provide superior service and a high level of professionalism at a fair price.

While integrity is a word that appears just about everywhere these days, we put our reputation on the line with every job we do. We don’t bury expenses within other line-items, and we won’t surprise you with a higher bill than expected.

We finish projects on time, on budget, and on target, and we are straightforward in all of our dealings...You can depend on it!

Kleen Teem is committed to being a reliable partner and sharing our expertise with you. We always strive to find the best solutions and strategies for our customers. We believe that a winning “teem” is based on the ability to learn, adapt, and grow to meet new challenges and exceed expectations.

We’re proud of the fact that we use the best recyclable and biodegradable products, along with “green” technologies that deliver Earth-friendly, lasting solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

Finally, relationships matter to us. Our clients enjoy doing business with Kleen Teem because win or lose the deal, they’re treated with courtesy and respect; they know that these relationships will survive an unsuccessful bid; and they know that this small, family-run business will always be there for them.

Dean Stavrakas
Managing Principal