We have implemented a policy to have employees that feel under the weather to stay home. We are practicing social distancing and consistent hand washing. Employees have been informed to avoid areas with 10 or more people if a 6-foot perimeter is not available. Our janitorial department is continuing to be diligent in cleaning all public areas and is accommodating contracted clients in detailed/ additional disinfecting cleaning requests. We are keeping up with the government's recommendations to make sure we are doing our part to ensure the health of our employees, clients, and accounts. Dismiss notice

Staff Bios

Jim McElwee

Title: President and CEO

Self Description : Loyal, dedicated father and family man, fun loving and adventurous.

Most Adventurous Activity: Extreme dune buggying, quad riding and boating constitute my most adventurous activities, but each day I wake up there is always an adventure ahead of me.

Personal Motto: “Be who you are and do what you say”

Favorite Leisure activities: Favorite leisure activities going on walks with my wife relaxing in the sun at the river.

Person Most Admired & Why: I have lots of role models however the person I admired most was my dad for instilling in me my work ethic and sound principals to live by.

Personality trait most important professionally: Most important personality traits to me, professionally are honesty, integrity and punctuality.

Best Part of Work: Best part of work is seeing a job through to completion and witnessing the pride in my employees for a job well done.

Years in the Industry: Started my first business, JNT Cleaning specialist in June 1971, founded McKowski’s Maintenance Systems, Inc. together with my partner and best friend Gary Olkowski in June 1979. I have 45 years in the industry.

Paulina Zamora

Title: CFO

Self Description: Dedicated, friendly, hard worker.

Most Adventurous Activity: Skydiving.

Personal Motto: Always try something new.

Favorite Leisure activities: Watching movies, listening to music, and reading.

Person Most Admired & Why: All the women in my family, I admire their strength, wisdom and their ability to handle any obstacle.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and professionalism.

Best Part of Work: Assisting our customers to the best of my ability.

Joseph Rundle

Title: Operations Manager

Self Description: Dedicated, loyal, caring and somewhat meticulous.

Most Adventurous Activity: Snorkel/Jet ski

Personal Motto: Faith without works is dead!

Favorite Leisure activities: Golfing

Person Most Admired & Why: Kim Rundle because of her unselfish dedication to helping the animals at her shelter in Sun City that she now owns and operates. Where she came from and where she is now is truly an accomplishment to be admired.

Personality trait most important professionally: Upbeat and personable while maintaining a level of professionalism that represents McKowski’s in a positive light.

Best Part of Work: I feel the best part of work is the personal satisfaction I get from a job well done by my crew and myself.

Richard Zamora

Title: Landscape & Building Maintenance Manager

Self Description: Disciplined, hard working.

Personal Motto: Play hard, work hard

Favorite Leisure activities: Listening to music, hanging out with the family.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and hard work.

Best Part of Work: Making landscapes beautiful for people and organizations.

Salvador Mendoza

Title: Director of Operations Los Angeles.

Self Description: Hard worker, Self-motivated & quick learner but always a Family Man First.

Most Adventurous Activity: I still haven’t completed it yet but up to now I will say climbing several Mayan pyramids throughout Central America and Mexico!

Personal Motto: Lead by Example & the Team will follow.

Favorite Leisure activities: Family vacation trips especially the outdoor Nature ones.

Person Most Admired & Why: My Mother and Father for leaving their Home and Family back in their native Country to provide a better opportunity for us all here in America.

Personality trait most important professionally: Don’t over promise and under deliver. Do what you said you would do.

Best Part of Work: Providing my Company & Team  100% of my best every day.

Years in the Industry: 18 years of experience  in the Construction & Maintenance Industry But have spent the last 8 Years focused on  Facilities Maintenance & Engineering Services.

Marisol Vazquez

Title: Janitorial Account Manager

Self Description: Dedicated, loyal, hard-working, friendly, mother and wife.

Most Adventurous Activity: Traveling with my family.

Personal Motto: Do not try to be the best in the team, try to make your team the best.

Favorite Leisure activities: Watching movies with my family, reading and sewing.

Person Most Admired & Why: My parents, for everything they have given me starting with this great gift of life, thanks to them I am here.

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and professionalism.

Best Part of Work: The best part is being able to help our customers with the cleaning of the properties.

Rafael E. Lozano

Title: Estimator

Self Description: Responsible, hardworking, family man

Personal Motto: Be open to new challenges

Favorite Leisure activities: Hanging out with family as much as possible

Person most admired & why: My kids because even though they endured some life challenges when they were just babies, all 3 of them managed to graduate High school and now in college

Personality trait most important professionally: Honesty and hard work

Best Part of Work: To see the ‘wow’ reaction on clients faces due to a well-done job

Gloria Anguiano

Title: Admin & Billing Department

Self Description: Witty, responsible, hardworking, loyal, mother and wife

Personal Motto: Don’t apologize for living as you, just live a life where you’re the best you

Favorite Leisure activities: Hiking/nature walks, movies, eating, family leisure time

Person most admired & why: Erica Allen (twin sister). Besides being herself, she overcomes daily challenges that many of us wouldn’t be able to endure.
She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis at age 7 and then with Lupus at age 30 and still that has not stopped her from being a great mom, wife and medical assistant.
Her daily pain is set aside, and she strives to be the best version of herself. She’s funny, sarcastic, pretty and a best friend to many including myself.

Personality trait most important professionally: Willingness to learn, honesty and professionalism

Best Part of Work: Being able to learn daily and feel like an important part of a team

Debra Little

Title: Customer Service & Collections Department

Self Description: Artistic, reliable, family-oriented, forthright, young at heart, detailed-oriented and adventurous

Most Adventurous Activity: Exploring with my 35mm camera the remote Amer. Samoa Manu’a island of Ofu. Backcountry snowmobiling with the big boys at 90 mph. Deep sea fishing on an all ladies team in the So. Pacific that caught a 353 lb. marlin!

Personal Motto: Treat others as you wish to be treated

Favorite Leisure activities: Golfing, boogie boarding and reading

Person most admired & why: My daughter – for her dedication as a single mother of 3 with one having special needs. For her constant drive to work different jobs to support her family, while striving to grow her own business, and still have energy to advocate for a non-profit company that helps families in need.

Personality trait most important professionally: Integrity, humility, accountability, and directive guidance are the best qualities to be a good leadership team.

Best Part of Work: Employees whose workmanship shows pride in the outcome of their work, thus creating customer satisfaction.

Offered Contracts

Building Maintenance Contracts
Commercial Night cleaning
General Construction Bids
Landscape Maintenance Contracts
Lighting Maintenance Contracts
Porter Service
Facilities & Maintenance Engineering – LA County


To ensure that our clients receive smooth and efficient service, McKowski’s continually monitors and inspects your facility. A supervisor will visit your property to oversee performance. This practice has made McKowski’s an excellent and long-term choice for our clients


What Our Clients Say

We needed to have some water damage repair done on our front deck here in Eastlake, Chula Vista. When McKowski's Project Manager was contacted - he was responsive and very professional, the repair was assigned and performed by two technicians who were very knowledgeable and did an amazing job as well as completed repairs ahead of schedule! I would highly recommend McKowski's and request their services again!
Rick Hampton
Rick Hampton
I have referred McKowski's maintenance systems to 3 different clients and in every project have delivered outstanding quality work within budget and timeline. This is a solid choice for building maintenance and residential construction remodeling projects. Highly recommended!
David Serna
David Serna