UGL Services (formerly UNICCO) isn't afraid to get its hands dirty. The company provides an array of janitorial and other facilities management services to thousands of industrial, commercial, education, government, and retail clients in the US and Canada. UGL Services handles HVAC maintenance, landscaping, lighting design and maintenance, engineering services, administrative support, and plant operation. UGL Services is owned by UGL Limited, a diversified Australian company with interests in construction and engineering services.
United Group paid $408 million in cash and stock for the company in 2007. As a means for growth, UGL Services depends on its strong renewal rate to maintain a steady stream of clients. Each year, it typically enjoys a 95% retention rate. In 2009, UGL Services joined the zeitgeist for "going green" when it launched a new energy services practice dedicated to helping clients manage their energy supply and develop strategies for reducing their consumption costs. – less