Your trusted partner for real-world educational facilities solutions
Results-oriented, hands-on executives and experts who give your facilities our full attention
The HES team has decades of experience in the facilities management industry, and we firmly believe that well-maintained schools, grounds, and facilities help support students, retain talented staff, and build a reputation of excellence within the community.
Our Leadership team is with you every step of the way, leveraging more than a century of combined facilities experience. With a diverse range of business backgrounds and educational credentials, we’re ready to build a long-term partnership with you.
Learn more about the members of our Leadership team.
To carry out our mission of delivering unmatched facilities management services, our operations team is staffed with qualified, experienced facilities professionals, for unmatched service and support.
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The HES Solutions team offers decades of experience in facilities management. Their extensive background in this industry allows them to partner closely with you to develop customized, cost-efficient educational facilities programs.
Learn more about our highly-qualified Solutions team.
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Jim Fiala and Marty Flannery, two recent University of Missouri graduates, start cleaning a small office building at night.
WFF Facility Services is founded by Mr. Witt, Mr. Fiala, and Mr. Flannery. The organization becomes an important chapter in the HES Facilities story.
Buddy Helton, founding chairman of HES Facilities, begins providing custodial services to the Knoxville, Tennessee, K-12 school system.
Loyola University – New Orleans hires WFF. It remains our longest-standing partnership to date.
Buddy Helton and Charlie Spencer begin working together for the first time. It is the start of a dynamic, decades-long business relationship.
Brothers Buddy and David Helton launch Southern Building Service and begin a commercial cleaning service with a focus on K-12 education clients.
Charlie joins the SBS team as a partner and they land their first K-12 client in Dickson County, Tennessee.
From the growing base of K-12 education clients at SBS, GCA Education Services is formed. This is the beginning of a nationwide leader in educational facility services and the assembly of much of today’s HES leadership team.
As demand grows for its higher education services, WFF moves to a new location: Jefferson Avenue, St. Louis.
Jonathan Campbell is named president of WFF. His vision and energy solidify WFF’s standing as a long-term, mission-driven facilities management partner.
WFF earns CIMS and CIMS Green Building certifications, each with honors, from ISSA.
SMS Facility Services is acquired by Adam Miles, Dean Helton, and Josh Helton. Over the course of three years, they energize the business and grow the SMS footprint to 11 school districts, increasing its reach several times over.
HES Facilities Management is launched, with Buddy Helton and Charlie Spencer at the helm. Based in Knoxville, the collective leadership team brings more than a century of expertise to the organization.
As the only surviving founder of WFF, Mr. Fiala begins to seek out new opportunities for the organization.
With an outstanding industry reputation, a track record of developing and retaining talent, and an exclusive focus on education, HES Facilities Management was the ideal fit.
HES Facilities Management acquires both SMS and WFF in a single year, to create a powerhouse, premier facilities management provider for educational institutions.
Values & vision
Our values and vision form the lasting foundation of our partnership with you.
Our vision is to provide the educational institutions we serve with clean, attractive, safe learning environments that create tangible, long-term benefits for our clients, employees, and investors.
To achieve this, we:
Stronger partnerships equal better results.
“Dramatically improved sparkle”
“We enjoy having a more efficient and better trained staff.”
“HES went above and beyond.”
“They have always been eager to work with us to satisfy our needs.”
“The White House Advance Team and Secret Service were complimentary about the condition and cleanliness of the facilities.”
“HES has consistently averaged over 90% success rate here.”
“HES was responsive and proactive, and the transition went very smooth.”
“HES is a partner who will do what they promise and stand behind their work.”
We’re proud members of these associations, which represent the highest quality, service, and commitment in educational facilities.
The leadership and continuous learning offered by these organizations help us to maintain our rigorous professional standards.