Team Philosophy

Allow us to introduce ourselves; we are the coaches of team MVJ.

Our team philosophy comes not only from providing basic needs to our team, like paychecks, benefits and opportunities, our meaning involves an even higher calling.  We coach team members to act on their intrinsic motivation, we provide fairness between all members, and make sure our team is rewarded and recognized consistently and constantly.  Coaching versus Managing at MJV is the foundation of our business success.  Coaching new team members through basic training, personal enrichment and adapting to our customer’s workplaces not only provides for lower turnover but reduces the learning curves for new employees, hence allowing for a seamless transition with staff changes.  In the end coaching is much easier and more effective than managing.  The majority of new employees for any company want to help others and find meaning in what they do.  It is very difficult to have meaning in life without meaningful work, our Coaches understand this and are committed to recognize this daily in our Team MJV team members.

Marc Vaughn, Executive Officer

People that believe “nice guys finish last” most likely haven’t met Marc Vaughn. The Founder and Executive Officer of MJV Group, Inc. has built a business around being honest, likable and trustworthy while remaining aggressive in a field of fierce competition. Marc, instilled with these time honored values at an early age, began his quest as an entrepreneur while finishing a double major degree in finance and consumer affairs from Purdue University. While working his way through college with multiple low wage positions Marc learned of many frustrations from managers with their custodial staffs. He recognized a need to change the way companies operate the cleaning of their facilities. He militated for change in the industry delivering to customers a more efficient, healthier and less expense means to clean their buildings. Not only did he offer them a commitment that his methods would be more successful he made sure that the change was discreetly performed with only positive influences. Marc has found a way in this ever changing world to lead, motivate and inspire or “Coach” his team to endless victories through manageable changes. His commitment to his community is obvious with years of working with youths, charitable organizations and several committee and board positions. He has focused MJV’s generosity to returning time and endless investments into communities that have supported the company. Ingenuity, excellence, commitment and trust, are all powerful words that formed the foundation Marc Vaughn has built. These words all hold up the simple statement he has for the company, “Quality 24 hours a day”, that’s TEAM MJV’s mission and that’s his promise you have his word on it!

Kris Robbins, Business Manager

Personal: Resides in Monticello, IN with her husband and two children. Hobbies: Playing with my children, crafts, cooking, running & swimming. Goals: Balance being a Mother and Wife while working outside of the home. Make the TEAM MJV office a completely GREEN operation while continuing to improve efficiency. Keep TEAM MJV on the cutting edge of technology and inside operations. Favorite Quote: “No matter what your business, teams are the wave of the future.” Jerry Junkins CEO of Texas Instruments Coach Robbins is a 1992 Purdue University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She spent 7 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc as a Store Manger where she gained a wealth of knowledge working with multiple projects simultaneously, as well as experience with team building and coaching employees to success. Coach Robbins has been with TEAM MJV since April 1, 2003 as the Controller of the company. She is constantly striving to improve our behind the scene processes to be more user friendly, Green, and efficient.

Chris Scott, Building Service Consultant

Personal: Wife to Jim and mother of 3 girls. Hobbies: Snowmobiling, Boating, Chauffer (with 3 kids you know what I mean). Goals: Personal – Her goal in life has always been to make people happy. To put their happiness before hers. Wants to be remembered as, a person that makes the difference in someone’s life. Professional – She wants to earn your respect, treasure your friendship and give the best customer service she can. Quote: “Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.” John C. Maxwell Chris graduated from High School from Bremen, Indiana and attended college at IVY Tech in South Bend. Since graduation her career path has lead her to jobs in banking, retail, promotions and sales. Chris started as an Account Executive with MJV in 2007 and has been involved with the Green Cleaning movement with MJV. Guiding business, schools, and medical facilities with their out sourcing needs.

Roger Ford, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: Lives in Bringhurst, IN with his lovely wife. He has one daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. Hobbies: Roger likes to go camping and fishing in his spare time. He enjoys spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains for fun and relaxation. Goals: Climb the ladder of success by developing and promoting others around you to achieve their full potential.
Favorite Quote: Never, Never, Never, Give Up! Roger is currently Director of Operations for Team MJV and works closely with the Operation Managers and management team. He has worked for Team MJV since April 1997. He has sold janitorial equipment and supplies, been responsible for training personnel and assisted in opening numerous accounts. Roger enjoys being involved with training and new account start-ups. He has attended and participated in several seminars, training programs, equipment shows, floor care, leadership and motivational workshops. Roger knows and understands that to be successful in our business, we need to equip our team with knowledge, skills, proper equipment, chemicals, leadership and empower our managers to go out and get the job done. Roger believes we must surround ourselves with excellent leaders to continue to grow our business.

Josh Zok, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: Josh lives in Michigan, with his girlfriend and four children.
Hobbies: Hunting and Golfing
Goals: To always think positive and always be positive.
Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”.
Josh has over 13 years combined experience and supervision in the facility management arena. Josh brings to Team MJV a diverse portfolio including industrial, commercial and educational facilities to name a few. Josh’s attention to customer satisfaction and detail has proven to be one of his biggest assets. Josh is a firm believer in team work and working together to obtain a common goal. Josh’s experience and professional approach will be another arrow in Team MJV’s quiver.

Denise Burton, Operations Coach

Personal: Denise lives in Lafayette, IN with her husband
Hobbies: She enjoys her spare time swimming, reading, antiques and shopping.
Denise has worked with Team MJV for 9 years. she started as a gerenal cleaner and was promoted to Site Manager. After working as a Site Manager for a year shewas promoted to Area Manager. Denise became an Operations Manager in 2004 for the Lafayette region and oversees numerous accounts. Denise enjoys starting up new accounts, working closely with customers, and employees. Denise currently supervises over 120 team members. She is currently on the Team MJV Green Clean Committee.

Ray Larosa, Director Of Operations

Personal: Married, living with wife in Carmel, Indiana. They have two children, a daughter (1985) living in Broad Ripple, Indiana and teaching 4th grade. They also have a son (1990) graduating from Franklin College in 2012.
Hobbies: Traveling with family and friends, watching Colts / Notre Dame Football and Cubs baseball.
Goals: To challenge myself to be the best at whatever I undertake.
Favorite quote: "Don't find fault, find a remedy" - Henry Ford
Ray started working in this industry in 1994 and has been actively involved in it ever since. This includes multi-tenant & owner occupied facilities from 50 thousand square feet to over 6 million. He has worked in industrial settings from die cast plants to automobile facilities, and general manufacturing. Also included in his portfolio are medical, retail, and educational facilities. Ray believes that our team members (employees) should be thought as our highest asset. Without good team members we will not be able to service our customers effectively and to a high standard of excellence.

Stacy Mcbride, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: Stacy lives in Peru with her husband Jeremy. They have two daughters and she has two step children.
Hobbies: I love to go camping, walking and spending time with my family and friends.
Goals: To be a positive leader who empowers team members. I believe when you treat others with kindness, fairness and respect, they will want to do their best for you and that will shine for our customers to see.
Favorite Quote: When life gives you lemons; make lemonade! Also, “Communication, communication, communication!”
Stacy is an Operations Coach for the Northern Region. She comes to MJV with ten years of social service experience and management of not-for profit agencies. She attended College at Northeast Texas community College and Indiana University Kokomo, majoring in Communications and Psychology. Her experience working with the public and donor relations will be extremely helpful in working with our Team MJV customers. Stacy will be an asset with the growth and development of the Northern Region.

Erica Pritchard, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: Erica Lives in the Indianapolis area with her two dogs.
Hobbies: Enjoy watching attending sporting events, boating, and reading
Goals: Personal – To recognize my team member’s perceptions and create an empowered work place.
Quote: “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
Erica is the Assistance Regional Business Coordinator in Southern Indiana. She comes to Team MJV with over 10 years of customer service experience. She attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where she studied Sport Management and Marketing. Her experience has taught her that creating great customer relationships helps to anticipate future needs.

Bill Leavell, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: My name is Bill Leavell and I live in the Indianapolis area.
Hobbies: I love to play golf and I am a sport’s junky.
Goals: To touch as many Team Members lives in a positive way and hope they realize their full potential.
Quote: “: It’s not over, till it’s over!” – Yogi Berra.
The game may seem to be out of reach, but it is not over until the last out is made. Anything can happen!
Bill is the Regional Business Coordinator for the Southern Region of Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana Central University (now the University of Indianapolis). His academic background is in Accounting and Economics. Upon graduation, Bill worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation for numerous years, in Accounting and managed in several capacities. Then changed to the Service Industry, where he managed in different capacities and was ultimately Area Manager with full day-to-day operations and financial decision making. His experience has taught him to appreciate the clients and appreciate his team members even more.

Goldie Ford, Regional Business Coordinator

Personal: Lives in Bringhurst, IN with her husband. They have one daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.
Hobbies: Goldie enjoys fishing, camping, reading and spending time with her family.
Goals: Continue to educate myself so that I can help others.
Favorite Quote: “If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost!” Zig Ziglar
Goldie has worked in the corporate office of MJV since November 2004. Her duties include payroll, administrative assistant, phone receptionist, timekeeping, managing personnel files, ordering, and the company newsletter. Goldie has also assisted in several new account start-ups allowing her to gain valuable knowledge on how our company operates.
Goldie’s extended studies include photography, computer and art. She is a member of the National Poetry Society, winning the Editor’s Choice Award in 2000.

Angela Johnson

Building Service Consultant

Angela is a Building Service Consultant for the Northwest Indiana / Michigan area. She graduated from Decatur Senior High in Michigan. She comes to Team MJV with over 35 years of customer service. Angela recognizes the importance of great customer service and will work every possible angle to achieve it. Angela believes a team effort is crucial for long term success. She is committed to building loyalty at every opportunity. Angela is honored and dedicated to be part of a team that believes in integrity and personal growth.