Family-Owned and Locally Operated Since 1980

In 1980 Populist Cleaning Co started out as a “mom and pop” cleaning company looking to clean churches in and around Ypsilanti, Michigan. With hard work and an unrelenting commitment to quality service, we’ve become much more. Populist now serves a wide range of businesses and organizations throughout Southeast Michigan.

We strive to exercise the necessary discipline and constantly seek to acquire relevant knowledge to grow responsibly. We’ve learned the importance of building long-term, quality relationships with our partners – our customers, vendors, and staff. We’ve come to know that “quality partnering” not only builds success in business, but perhaps even more important, builds strong relationships that improve the way we do business.

Your business is important to you. Taking care of your facility is important to us.  Whether you need regular contract janitorial services, or one of our numerous special services (carpet cleaning, strip & wax tile, power cleaning ceramic & grout, window cleaning, or window blind cleaning) give us a call.

We’ll take care of you.



To provide our partners with opportunities to achieve personal and professional growth.


Our comprehensive approach to staff support and customer care



We maintain a strong sense of intention, persistence, and determination. 


We demonstrate a great deal of effort or endurance to work intelligently and vigorously.


We are responsible for our own choices, actions, and the results thereof.


We display due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, circumstances, and traditions of others.


We demonstrate the specialized knowledge, competency, honesty, accountability, self-regulation, and demeanor required in our industry. We fully encompass all other Populist Cleaning Co core values.

Did You Know?

Our Money Back Guarantee for new customers is the first of its kind in our market.

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I really appreciate how responsive Populist Cleaning Co is to any questions, or special requests we have! They are thorough and attentive. I especially like the monthly check-in visits. Keep up the great work, thanks!

Charlotte D., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Through the years we have used several vendors for our cleaning needs. Populist Cleaning has been one of the most reliable groups that I have used.  Mike Eller and his management team have always responded promptly to calls during the day. Cleaning requests are handled in a timely manner.  I especially appreciate their wiliness to add additional cleaning services, i.e., carpet cleaning as needed or on a regular schedule, deep cleaning, i.e., floor stripping and waxing, or cleaning the employee refrigerator (Ick, who does that kind of thing!!). Having a regular maintenance review scheduled saves a lot of time walking through your suite to check to see what needs to be done.  I would recommend this group to anyone looking for service in the area.

Lidia O., Canton, Michigan

Populist Cleaning Co maintains membership in these fine organizations:

A2Y Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Logo                       BSCAI-Member-JPG-Logo                         IFMA logo