Team 360 Cleaning up in More Markets

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A Hoosier entrepreneur says a "bro hug" after a night at an Indianapolis bar started a journey that has resulted in a company that now employs 300 and has a national presence. Team 360 Services owner Michael Crafton says the focus of the business has grown from restaurant kitchen exhaust cleaning to a full slate of building maintenance services. A facility on the Indianapolis near east side serves as the headquarters, and the company has offices throughout the state and in multiple East Coast markets, North Carolina and Las Vegas. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Crafton said the "insanely successful" move to broaden Team 360's scope has prompted a push eastward.

In addition to cleaning kitchen ventilation systems, the company also deals with fire extinguisher and suppression services, electrical, grease trap pumping, kitchen equipment detailing and air duct cleaning.

Crafton says the company is eyeing growth into a number of markets within Indiana, including South Bend and Jeffersonville. Team 360 has clients ranging from St. Elmo Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis to the Pentagon in Washington D.C. to major sports facilities in and out of the state.

Crafton tells Inside INdiana Business, he started the company in December 2005 with $800, a pickup truck and himself. He expects to do $30 million in sales during the current fiscal year.

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