About Us

Philosophy Statement

We believe that the purpose of our existence as a company and the condition for our growth is the satisfaction of our customers' needs. Therefore we pursue the values of fairness, punctuality, truthfulness and commitment to excellence. We believe that an important part of customer service is the development of an organized, financially sound, well-run company.

We believe that growth is an essential indication of company health and we are committed to a course of maintaining standards as we are given the privilege of serving ever more customers.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to set 'the standard of the industry' for the cleaning business in customer service and expectations, development and compensation of employees, soundness and efficiency of operations and compliance with industry and government regulations.

We seek a leadership role within our profession for the promotion of the professionalism and good name of our industry in the mind of the public.

Company History:

Word from Founder, Peter Kogler:

This was me 40 years ago when I first started my window cleaning business. I started on foot. Then bought a bicycle. After that came this Gitane moped you see in the picture.  I was considered a bit of a character at the time and I suppose I was and still am. 

1973
Peter Kogler, an immigrant from Canada started his window cleaning business. The business prospered and was incorporated in 1991 as Capitol Cleaning Services, Inc.

1998
Capitol Cleaning Services, Inc. acquired the assets of Universal Window Cleaning, one of Seattle's oldest and most respected window cleaning companies.

2001
We were awarded Valuestar's highest rating for customer satisfaction after an independent audit of our client base. In the same year we joined the IWCA.

2005
Our window cleaners were enrolled in the IWCCI certification program to ensure the best training for safety and procedures.

2011
Capitol Cleaning Services was reorganized as Essential Services, LLC though still operating under the Business Name of Capitol Cleaning.

2014 to the present
We received Angie's List Super Service Award for both window cleaning and gutter cleaning.

2018
We made the Top Rated Local list of top rated window cleaning services in the Seattle area.  Visit:  ​Topratedlocal.com.

Call us today at 206-782-2494 and feel free to ask for me:  Peter Kogler