With new ownership MTO Maintenance is intending to sweep aside the competition and clean out in the commercial sector as well as to polish up the company profile for the residential division.

The new management team and partners at MTO which took over the company from Leonard P. Campos partner at ReMax Diamond Realty on July 1 are led by Arlene B. Burger president; David B. Burger Arlene’s husband and vice president; and Leslie C. Zuroske former audit partner at Ernst & Young LLP as secretary and treasurer. David Burger is also a partner in Burger & Comer the Saipan-based accounting firm.

The company hired Felipe Perez Jr. as operations manager and Jeffrey Howat as sales manager to complete the group leading its 85 employees.

MTO offers janitorial services landscaping window cleaning carpet cleaning maid service water blasting floor maintenance typhoon cleanup and handyman services.

David Burger told the Journal MTO had responded to a request from Bank of Guam for more services and had developed its range of offerings from there. “The handyman division is new. We are looking to add air-conditioning repair plumbing and electrical services. When a property manager calls up and says ‘These are the five things we need ’ we want to be able to supply them.”

MTO’s clients include a number of banks: Bank of Guam Citizens Security Bank and First Hawaiian Bank and such large retail developments as Tumon Sands Plaza as well as cleaning services at Wallace Theaters. The company numbers among its landscaping clients Antonio B. Won Pat Guam International Airport. In addition Burger said “We do grounds maintenance at virtually every power plant on-island.”

Purchased for $500 000 MTO had income of $1.9 million for 2004. “We will break $2 million for the first time in the next 12 months ” Burger said.

There were no plans to move from the Maite plant he said. Long-term clients would not see prices rise because of the sale and the company intends to be competitive he said. “On some recent bids we have dropped our margin to make sure we have work.”

He was not afraid of competitors in MTO’s various fields Burger said. “We will be in competitive situations with them but we intend to stay up with training and development in the industry.” MBJ