Corporate Information

Advance Building Maintenance is a premier provider of janitorial service in the Southern California area. For 40 years, Advance has been owned and guided by “Forrest I. Nolin”, founder and CEO. Of the many attributes that contribute to the success of an organization, Mr. Nolin believes his leading practice of physically cleaning buildings during the early start up years brought him the knowledge and wherewithal on how to provide a sustainable sparkling building. In turn, his work experience created the core and laid the foundation of Advance, and taught his team to treat all Advance employees with the dignity and respect they deserved. These teachings of bottom-up performance are commendable and reflect Mr. Nolin’s hands on style, decades of dedication and attention to detail philosophy. Together with Zenegra/, President, who has steered Operations for the last three decades, they have created an everlasting position in cleaning services.


Since 1973, Advance has been changing the face of the janitorial industry, providing its clients with the latest cleaning technologies and efficiencies. Our fortitude and regional size provide us with the strength and accountability to exceed the demands of even the most discriminating clientele and providing you with immediate 24/7 friendly assistance. We pride ourselves with an entrepreneurial spirit; a passionate commitment for acyclovir, with an inherent consciousness to always achieve better. All this, while still possessing the discipline of corporate accountability, dependability and professionalism. Under the leadership and guidance of our experienced, dedicated and steadfast Executive Team, we are committed to your needs.


At Advance, our regional size gives us the localized power and advantage to provide you with the daily hands on, personal attention that you and your clients deserve. Our team of highly skilled and trained professionals assures elevated quality, consistent, sustainable, reliable and accountable service. Our commercial cleaning service can be customized to accommodate the need of property managers, owners, and facility managers in every real estate market. We have over 40 years of fine tuning expertise in cleaning, because ordinary is not acceptable. Still privately held by its founder, we maintain old values and pride, which are deployed with visionary thinking and new technology. This gives us the edge to find immediate and effective solutions without technical delay.

But most important is that we still care. Our positive attitude and family style setting sets our team apart from our competitors. In turn, our team outshines and happily outperforms all others. The result is a gleaming building.


Advance’s “No Excuse” policy begins at the top. Set in motion by our founder, our unwavering commitment to clean and “No Excuse” policy is instilled to all employees. Our universal approach to achieving the best results for your building stems from years of dedication and loyalty, inspired by our owner, and implemented through our top of the line managers and supervisors.Advance brings personal care and attention to all of our employees to preserve and distill our philosophical values and integrity. In turn, that loyalty and pride translates into happier janitors, and sustainable, cleaner buildings. Working closely together with clients and their staff, our contract transitions are seamless and we build long term positive relationships.

Through continual research, our techniques and processes are regularly evaluated to preserve and enhance ways to achieve proprietary measures for meeting exacting standards in quality, safety, and sustainability.


Our goal is to create the underlying groundwork to make our client’s properties look their best, while satisfying the ownership’s fiscal accountability without sacrificing service. Achieving that fine balance is the result of proactive business management and reinvention. The ability to constantly change, adapt to change and update ourselves ensures our clientele is receiving the most effective performance and economic efficiencies. Only then, when a client’s buliding is at its best is when we are at our best. The delivered results equate to happy tenants and satisfied clients.


The Outstanding Building of the Year “TOBY” Awards Program designated by BOMA is the most prestigious recognition that building operators can achieve in commercial real estate. The award recognizes quality and excellence in the daily management of office buildings. All aspects of day-to-day management are scrutinized. Some of the categories include community involvement, amenities packages, tenant relations program, building standards and overall exceptional service.

In 2012, a TOBY was awarded to 6100 Wilshire Boulevard, owned and operated by Kennedy Wilson Properties. Not only was this a huge achievement for Kennedy Wilson’s onsite management team led by Vivian Melendez, but another success story for Advance Building Maintenance. Ten days prior to TOBY building inspection, Advance was awarded 6100 Wilshire’s janitorial contract and faced the daunting challenge of cleaning the property to award winning standards. Within a very modest amount of time, Advance significantly improved the cleaning quality at 6100 Wilshire and was an instrumental participant in achieving its Building of the Year Award.

Yet again, in 2016, the Building of the Year Award was bestowed to 151 S. El Camino located in Beverly Hills, California, the home of Kennedy Wilson’s Corporate Headquarters.  Since its Grand Opening in 2015, this building has been serviced by Advance.  This win makes it the 3rd TOBY for Advance in just a few short years, with our first being Manhattan Plaza, 111 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California.


To assist you with environmental consciousness, Advance is commited to ecological responsibility. We strive to minimize our impact on the earth through the implementation of innovative and responsible environmental practices. Our “Go Green” cleaning program leads the way in promoting your building’s LEED certification in the industry. Go Green is designed to transform your property into an efficient and eco friendly building. Our unique line of green cleaning products assists in facilitating successful results for a healthier work environment.



  • Support responsible eco-friendly awareness and products
  • Use renewable sources for all paper goods
  • Continue to seek alternative ingredients to reduce hazardous emissions
  • Ensure facilities have recycling programs for all recyclable products
  • Regularly review our environmental standards and business operations to defend and protect the earth’s resources

We clean to WIN.  Let Advance show how you can be a BOMA TOBY Award winner too and be a part of our winning team.