About Us – History

Richard Budd had his first experience in business when he was just five years old. The lessons he learned about hard work, how to treat people and always doing what you say you are going to do have continued to be the cornerstone of The Budd Group today.

The Budd Group had its beginnings in 1963, when Richard Budd purchased a struggling janitorial supplies company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Under Budd’s guidance and leadership, the company eliminated its debt in four years and began a pattern of steady, customer-focused growth that continues today. In the 1970s, The Budd Group expanded into carefully chosen markets, adding janitorial, maintenance and landscaping services to our lines of business.

Until the late 1980s, nearly all of the company's revenue came from clients in North Carolina, but The Budd Group made a pivotal turn in 1988 by broadening and diversifying its operations across the Southeast.

Today, The Budd Group continues to maintain its headquarters in Winston-Salem and has established regional centers in seven additional southeastern citiesWe employ more than 4,000 people who are dedicated to enhancing the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of our customers’ facilities.