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About Us

General Maintenance Systems, Inc. is a trusted facility management company with an emphasis on commercial and residential services. We strongly value our community and employ localized, top-rated professionals. Our services are wide-ranging including commercial, residential, and post-op construction cleaning services. We also provide property grounds maintenance, transportation services, and business consulting services.


History of Excellence

General Maintenance Systems, Inc. is a BBB accredited business offering more than 30 years of expertise in facility management in the Jackson, MS area. Our long-standing presence is one of resourcefulness and outstanding customer service. We have learned what best works for our clients and have extensive knowledge through ongoing and past projects.  We dedicate ourselves to providing nothing less of pure excellence. Our commitment to excellence lies in our core values: Quality, Pride, and Integrity.


When you look for a resource to entrust with maintaining your building, you need an ethical, qualified company whose proven ability, competence, and track record assure you will receive the highest quality service. You want a company whose employees are carefully screened, thoroughly trained, neatly dressed, courteous, and professional. You're looking for General Maintenance Systems, Inc.


Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, General Maintenance Systems, Inc. was founded with a commitment to integrity, excellence, hard work, and customer satisfaction. These principles are with us today- in every building we service and in everything we do - they are the cornerstones of our success.


The underlying strength of our company is a management team that understands the industry and actively participates in the enhancement of professional skills and personal knowledge. We keep abreast of new developments and modern technology and apply them to careful analysis. We make critical evaluations of each building we maintain and implement systems and procedures designed to provide you with the level of service you expect and deserve. But there's one final reason for our success - one that puts us a cut above the competition and makes General Maintenance Systems, Inc. truly outstanding. That reason is pride. Pride in ourselves and in our accomplishments. Pride in providing the very finest services available anywhere.


Knowledge and skill in the technology of the industry are critically important to the successful upkeep of your building. Inappropriate cleaning procedures and misuse of cleaning chemicals can cause serious damage to the surfaces being cleaned requiring costly repair and replacement. Good maintenance, on the other hand, can restore and lengthen the life of furniture and fixtures resulting in significant savings. Our expertise and technical skills enable General Maintenance Systems, Inc. to provide you with superior maintenance. You have entrusted us with a valuable asset, and we will do everything in our power to preserve and protect it. Every General Maintenance Systems, Inc. employee receives extensive training in all phases of cleaning materials, equipment, and procedures from qualified instructors who have achieved the highest honors and awards in the industry. Our training facility located in Jackson, MS, is second to none and enables General Maintenance Systems, Inc. employees to receive hands-on experience before ever setting foot in your building. Additionally, our computerized maintenance schedule enables us to perform regular and preventative maintenance according to the special needs and requirements of your property.

Meet Our President/CEO


F. Ellis, Jr.


Minority Business of The Year

Foster Ellis, Jr., President / CEO of General Maintenance Systems, Inc., has extensive business experience and is an advocate on behalf of small and minority-owned businesses. His vision and commitment have given him a leadership role in business, economic and civic contributions. The key to his business success has been a sound business plan and ample capitalization.

F. Ellis, Jr. demonstrates exemplary volunteer efforts in various capacities to enhance minority small business interests. He serves weekly as a mentor to underprivileged boys at a local elementary school. Beyond offering lessons from his personal experiences to area students, Ellis provides job training skills and other educational opportunities to ex-convicts and many others who need a second chance.

F. Ellis, Jr. was recognized as one of the 1996 Top 40 Businessmen by the Mississippi Business Journal and Regions Bank. He is also a graduate of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership's Leadership Jackson program and District Chairman of the Andrew Jackson Council of Boys Scouts for the Central District. Other memberships include 100 Black Men of America, Chairman of the Board of Directors Better Business Bureau of Mississippi, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Board Chairman of "Keep Jackson Beautiful" and the Hinds County Private Industry Council, Board of Director. Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership Board of Directors.

The Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development Minority Business Enterprise Division proudly recognized Foster Ellis Jr., President/CEO of General Maintenance Systems, Inc. as its 1997 Minority Business Of The Year.

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