In 2014 Katie and Mark Hale established Spec Services after leaving the super yacht industry to settle in Canberra.

Part of their work on super yachts involved cleaning to a very high standard and leaving the yachts in immaculate condition for their high value customers. Attention to detail and speed was vital in creating exceptional first impressions and maintaining the yacht owner’s reputation.

Mark, the Captain of the 60.35-metre super yacht Blue Moon and Katie, the Chief Stewardess recognised that these standards of excellent customer service were directly transferrable to the cleaning industry and have since been on a journey of delivering exceptional cleaning services to commercial and construction clients in Canberra.

OUR HISTORY

Evolution of Spec Services

2012
2012

AUGUST

Spec Services Owners, Mark and Katie returned from working on Super Yachts and move to Canberra

2014
2014

AUGUST

Established Ideal Cleaning

2015
2015

JULY

Won our first construction cleaning project – AXIAL Apartments (BLOC Constructions)

2016
2016

JULY

Won the very first commercial cleaning contract – ACT Law courts (Laing O’Rourke)

2016
2016

NOVEMBER

Rebranded Ideal Domestic Cleaning to Spec Services; Hired our first Indigenous employee – Mick Kennedy

2017
2017

AUGUST

Formed a partnership with Jingili Group

2018
2018

SEPTEMBER

Hired four full time supervisors

2019
2019

OCTOBER

Established our Biological Division

2020
2020

JUNE

Increased the Spec Services team to 140 staff

2020
2020

JULY

Established our Sustainable Waste Management Division; Launched Alloc8; Moved to our new office at Fyshwick, ACT

2020
2020

AUGUST

Established our Spec Indigenous Division

2020
2020

SEPTEMBER

Won our first contract outside of the ACT

2020
2020

NOVEMBER

Won our first Government tender

Our History