A-1 Orange Exterior Building Services
is a 3rd Generation Family Business,
Started in Orlando in 1925 --
Built on a Tradition of Excellence & Trust.
Soon after moving to Orlando in 1925, Louis Couture began washing windows in central Florida. When he died, his 6th son, Jacque, inherited his list of stores and businesses along with his bucket and squeegees, and continued the business while still a sophomore at Orlando High School.
When Jacque finished school, he operated the business full-time and, in 1967, proudly purchasing his first company vehicle -- a white truck with orange letters reading...Orange Window Cleaning Company. By the early 1970's, Disney World had arrived and Orlando's growth was taking off! As the the first window cleaning company to meet Disney's liability insurance requirements, his expanding staff handled most of the initial window and skylight cleaning -- working crews day and night for months.
When 3rd generation family member Vickie Couture Head joined the company in 1983, A-1 Orange was adding employees and services to meet the needs of its customers. Since the 1980's, A-1 Orange has met our partners' needs by expanding both geographically and moving from window and pressure cleaning into a wide range of services and skills required by new building technologies. Now, as A-1 Orange Exterior Building Services, we have offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa to better serve you.
A-1 Orange owners have always had a philosophy of sharing its success with others, its loyal employees, the window cleaning industry and its communities.
- Employee Salaries & Benefits: A-1 was among the first window cleaning companies in Florida to offer its employees full benefits, including paid holidays, sick leave and health insurance. In an industry where many employees are actually contractors without benefits, A-1 Orange is proud to have many long-term (10+ years of service), vested employees.
- Industry Leadership: A-1 was a co-founder of the International Window Cleaning Association, with Vickie Couture Head serving as President in 1995. A-1 quickly implements best safety industry practices and supports associated groups such as BOMA.