Our Founder

"If better is possible, good is not good enough; always put our customers" needs first.”
—Cheryl Ecton

Cheryl Ecton is Founder and CEO of Elite Building Services, a commercial cleaning and building maintenance company serving clients in 15 states with annual growth exceeding 20% in the last 5 years. Elite is one of the largest women-owned businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Cheryl has grown the company from 1 employee (herself) in 1989 to more than 550 employees today. Elite’s success over the years can be attributed to Cheryl’s emphasis on providing clients high-quality and cost-effective services.

Elite has earned numerous awards and accolades and is a certified woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise and the Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise in Delaware.

In addition to her role at Elite, Cheryl is a professional speaker, sharing her experiences as a successful female entrepreneur to industry professionals, leadership groups, and women’s associations.