Sage Environmental Services, Inc. is the cutting edge of How Facilities Thrive™ today, providing you with the competitive edge for 100% occupancy tomorrow.
Why We’re Different
Sage is the only Green Facility Maintenance company that leverages the best practices of an engaged global community of sustainable operations. Privately owned and locally managed, we thrive as a pioneering sustainability leader and premier janitorial service provider that can still be accessible, accountable, and responsive.
From Green Talk to Green Walk™ Sage raises the bar on “green” accountability. We take facilities from simple Green Talk to Green Walk™. We inspect, measure, monitor and routinely verify Sage Green Walk Certified™ systems to provide clarity and showcase vibrant, thriving facilities.
Julie Pond · President & Founder
Julie founded Sage Environmental Services in 2001 to showcase the Pacific Northwest as a proving ground for best sustainable practices in the facility services and environmental services industries, and to develop the next generation of green leaders and pioneers. She obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the Evergreen State College, where her candidacy paper was picked up by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Julie completed the Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University’s SC Johnson School of Graduate Management, and also earned a double-degree in PsychoBiology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Washington. Julie is a volunteer Urban Creek Steward, member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, and former Chairman of the Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Penelope Bell · Global Facilitator
Penelope guides our global operations through best practices sharing and development, strategic planning and Innovation Circles™. She leads our learning organization through personal and professional development, and helps our teams to break though cultural barriers to uncover the innovations that will pioneer our industry. Penelope has a deep cultural portfolio, drawing on 15 years as a facilitator and executive counselor. She excelled at her master’s level education in multi-cultural competency at Antioch Seattle and has trained extensively in counseling diverse populations. Penelope has served on the Board of Women Business Owners and founded several companies, including her own cleaning company.
Michael Bales · Business Development
Inspired by Sage’s vision and results, Michael left his position as COO of a Geo Tech Consultancy in 2011 to grow Sage Environmental Services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael currently leads Sage’s globalization and sales of Sage’s licensed business model. Michael has successfully grown 3 companies to the 25 million level, while spending over 25 years in sales, marketing and operations.
Mattie Porter · Customer Service
Mattie is responsible for frontline Customer Service support, Client Relations, and Public Relations. Mattie Porter joined the Sage Team in 2008. Starting as Administrative Assistant, she quickly earned the title of “Customer Service Goddess.” Mattie originally came to our company with over 4 years of experience as an Executive Assistant. Mattie recently returned to us from a year in Switzerland. To the delight of our clients and employees, she returns to the front lines of customer service, as well as taking on new responsibilities in Communications that showcase her exceptional talent as a writer.
Hieu Lam · Operations Analyst
Hieu is a Senior in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She is specializing in Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. She joined Sage to manage and find efficiencies in Scheduling, Routing, Purchasing, and Inventory. Hieu was a presenter at the UW Communications and the Environment Public Conference (bag-free advocacy) and is currently the Director of Hospitality for the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Principles of Eight
Our business strategy and daily actions are guided by these eight principles.
- Our decisions deeply consider people, planet, and profit. They are guided first by our core values, which will not be violated to accrue or retain relationships or revenue streams.
- We listen carefully, using what we learn to continuously improve our service offerings.
- We strive to deliver the highest level of customer service and support; excelling in competence, courtesy, proactive communication, and responsiveness.
- Our culture must promote open communication and teamwork because working together effectively helps us serve customers better.
- Our creativity and passion for innovation drive our delivery of exceptional services.
- We must be easy to do business with or customers will go elsewhere.
- We maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty in our interactions with customers and with each other.
- Our client’s success is the foundation of our success.
Impossible is temporary.
Integrity is everything.
All inspired people have the capacity to be extraordinary.
Our work has great purpose.
Sage was formed in 2001, branching out as the operational division of another company designed to educate and inspire individuals and companies to operate more responsibly. Understanding that busy people often do not have the time, expertise, and resources to implement, maintain and measure the success of sustainability programs over time, we started to do it for them as a free service. The results were efficient green systems that are cost-effective and convenient.
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