Who We Are

ABOUT US

Committed to providing better experiences to you and your customer

With over 30 years’ experience, GJK is a leading provider of facility services, committed to providing better experiences to our customers. We’re here to solve problems.

We do this through our greatest assets. Our people.

We recruit and retain the best. With a workforce of over 2,500 and a national footprint, we can meet needs locally while supporting our customers at a national level.

Safety is at the heart of everything we do. We believe all injuries are preventable and can be achieved through a strong safety culture. Living by the motto “you see it, you own it” empowers our people to speak out or stop work if they feel their safety, or the safety of others, is at risk.

We are committed to providing better experiences and we do this by listening to what our customers have to say. Our D3 model, Discover, Design, Deliver, encourages a collaborative approach, ensuring we design bespoke, innovative service solutions. Be it optimisation, productivity or cost efficiencies issues, we deliver the results needed for our customers’ business.

With long-standing customer relationships and contract tenures of over 8 years, across a diverse range of markets, we are a proven partner to work with.

HISTORY

GJK originated from a family commercial cleaning business in 1985.  George Stamas has worked for national and international cleaning companies in various executive roles and in 1987 become founder and owner of GJK Facility Services.

George had a vision of providing something different to the cleaning industry. Fast-forward 30+ years and we have moved from being just a commercial cleaning company to a multi-disciplinary facility services business. Today we are providing cleaning, restoration, grounds, maintenance and facility services to a diverse range of markets.

He is still actively involved in the business today as Managing Director.

GJK original logo
1985
Business started as a commercial cleaning company
Office of Housing
2003
Awarded Cleaning, Grounds, Maintenance and Waste Management Contract with Office of
Housing (Victoria) and became part of the newly established Public Tenant Employment Program at
Collingwood and Altherton Public Housing Estates
GJK Facility Services
2006
GJK recognised internationally for Public Tenant Employment Program, winning the H Bruce Russell International Global Innovators Award and being presented the award at Harvard.

Rebranded business to GJK Facility Services - diversified services to now include waste, pest, sanitary, grounds and maintenance.
NSW expansion
2010
Business expands into NSW and has grown to 500 employees.
GJK history - map
2011
First national contract awarded and business expands into Tas, SA, NT and WA
ABA 100
2014
Business starts focusing on sustainability and their part in reducing environment impact to the planet.

Result is winner of the Australian Business Awards 100 for Sustainability
New Zealand
2017
Business enters NZ
GJK - Today
TODAY
Multi-disciplinary facility services business, employing over 2,500 people across Australia and New Zealand servicing 250+ customers

CULTURE

GJK is a family, so it’s no surprise we live by the motto ‘treat everyone as if they were, your family’. Like all families we have our ups and downs, but some things remain the same.

OUR PURPOSE

To provide better experiences and better outcomes to our customers and our people.

OUR VISION

To be a leading provider of facility services.

OUR VALUES

Our core values underpin the behaviours that our culture is built upon. They are core to who we are.
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COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
We work together to build and sustain relationships to be a leading provider of facility services.

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CUSTOMER CENTRIC
We engage with our customers to provide positive experiences.

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INNOVATIVE OUTCOMES
We continuously advance the science of our industry.

Why giving back is important

Our Founder and Managing Director George Stamas is passionate about giving back to the communities in which we work. George believes businesses, like ours, have a responsibility to help change lives. So, we are heavily involved with a range of charities, foundations and not for profit organisations that are important to George, and therefore important to us.

Hunger ProjectThe Hunger Project’s mission is to help end hunger by empowering the women and men living in rural villages in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America by helping them build the skills and capacities need so they can support themselves, ending hunger.

Through the Hunger Project Victorian Development Board, we became involved in the Hunger Project in 2015, making a commitment to help raise monies for the Bougue Epicentre in 2017. The overall project target was to raise USD$$440,000.

Through fundraising events such as raffles, lunches and some employees making regularly donations through their pay, we meet our target, raising over $40,000 over the past 3 and half years.. To put this into perspective, every $2 we gave feeds a family in a third world country for a month.

Our employees have had a lasting impact on helping children born into poverty to receive food, medicine, education and so much more.

Colingwood
Colingwood

We have been part of the Public Tenant Employment Program since 2003 when we were awarded the Cleaning, Grounds, Maintenance and Waste Management Contract at the Collingwood and Atherton Gardens Public Housing Estates, Melbourne, Victoria.

Our supported employment framework was an overwhelming success, enabling long-lasting changes for tenant employees, including financial autonomy, breaking the cycle of unemployment, providing opportunities for family, and the chance to help their families and become role models for future generations.

Our success has been recognised several times. In 2006 we were awarded the H Bruce Russell International Global Innovators Award for the programs innovation and significant impact it has had to long-term unemployment and local community and again in 2011 at the Australian Business Awards for the Community Contribution Award.

Today the program is still going stronger than ever with 50% of the workforce for the contract coming from the housing estates.

Logo - Strive Recruitment - Approved
We partnered with Strive Recruitment in 2018 as we saw a strong cultural fit. Their passion for supporting and helping disadvantaged and long term unemployed get into the workforce aligns to our own passion of being a business that helps make change.

Strive Recruitment have been working with us to source and support job seekers who are looking for an opportunity with a company where they can grow. Together, we have been able to build, acknowledge and show the value of a diverse workforce. strive.net.au

We have been a proud supporter of the Epworth Medical Foundation, a private, not for profit organisation for many years.

Over this time, we have supported the Foundation through our involvement and sponsorship of various fundraising activities they undertake throughout the year. These include the Epworth Gala Ball, Men’s Health and Women’s Health Lunches, Epworth Golf Day and a number of others.

Our support has contributed to the Foundation being able to raise funds to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, support programs to care of patient needs through to ground breaking medical research projects and trials. epworthmedicalfoundation.org.au

Our membership with Supply Nation started in 2019 and reinforces our commitment to diversity both within our workforce and procurement processes.

We have a history of initiatives designed to help close the gap for Australia’s Indigenous peoples and communities. Our proud Joint Venture partnership with GJK Indigenous Solutions is a perfect example of this.

Supply Nation’s mission is to facilitate, encourage and promote business between corporate Australia and Government agencies and Indigenous owned businesses.

We are proud to be working with Supply Nation and helping them build a vibrant and prosperous Indigenous business sector by incorporating Indigenous owned businesses into the supply chain of Australian companies.

Visit supplynation.org.au

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Specialists in their own areas of expertise, together they form a strong team, driving the growth and sustainability of our business.

Steve Taylor - GJK
Steve Taylor
Executive Chairman & CEO
Elias Stamas - GJK
Elias Stamas
Chief Operating Officer
Clyde Harding GJK
Clyde Harding
Executive General Manager, Operations & Strategic Development
Nick Moore
Nick Moore
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Meny Fotinos - GJK
Meny Fotinos
General Manager, Finance & Commercial
George Hallal
George Hallal
General Manager, Transitions & Optimisation
Doug Melville - GJK
Doug Melville
General Manager, People & Safety
Alex Malinov - GJK
Alex Malinov
General Manager, IT
Julie Baker - GJK
Julie Baker
Executive Project & Change Manager
Kaye Jowlett - GJK
Kaye Jowett
Chief Financial Officer
GJK Indigenous Solutions

As a part of George Stamas’ long-term vision that businesses can and should change people’s lives, he began a journey in 2017 supporting and mentoring a young Indigenous entrepreneur, Jasmine Groves. Jasmine is a proud Aboriginal woman with true passion to continue her family legacy and operate a successful company that created opportunities for Aboriginal people through employment and career pathways.

With initial and continued support from George and the executive team at GJK Facility Services, Jasmine is now an Indigenous business owner that has grown GJK Indigenous Solutions to compete on a national scale. Staying true to George and Jasmine’s vision, GJK Indigenous Solutions is becoming one of the most respected and attractive employers of Aboriginal people in our industry.

To learn more about GJK Indigenous Solutions visit their website.

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