1955 was a classic year for Las Vegas. Though most of the landmarks of that heyday are long gone, one still remains: Western Commercial Services.
Founded by partners who focused on fire prevention and safety, the company originally provided fire suppression to grease exhaust systems as far away as Texas and Colorado. As Las Vegas burgeoned into a full-blown metropolis, the business grew by leaps and bounds too.
In 1987, the partners invited their sons to join the company, and the business evolved into two separate entities so the partners could focus on the part of the industry they knew best. With a unique specialty in grease exhaust system cleaning, Western Commercial Services was born.
In 1992, Jeffrey (Jeff) Morris took over the reins of the company from his father, Ben. Jeff had grown up in the business, and had earned degrees from both University of Dallas and Carnegie Mellon University. He was a successful businessperson in his own right. With his unique firsthand knowledge of kitchen appliance and system maintenance (he had worked with the company from the bottom up) he is an authority on all aspects of the business, both in the field and our office.
Western Commercial’s experience is as unique as the city it calls home. Think of all the unique environments on the Las Vegas Strip – including pyramids, replica cities, and more – and you can see the one-of-a-kind challenges we’ve met with expertise and excellence.
Over our history, we’ve set a standard for dedication and commitment unparalleled in Las Vegas — and even the industry. Jeff Morris has served as the Treasurer, Vice President and President of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), which demonstrates our leadership in this dynamic industry.
With this foundation of excellence in place, in 1998 we expanded our scope of services by procuring our C-21 contractor’s license and training our staff on exhaust repair services. This effectively made us a one-stop-shop for all of our clients’ maintenance, design, repair and fabrication needs.
In 2001, Jeff was looking for a leader who could continue his vision of expanding the ever successful Western Commercial Services brand. The leader he found was Jack Grace. As a truly dynamic and inspirational figure, Jack continued to lead the growth and expansion of the exhaust service division, allowing Jeff to focus on the development of our mechanical services division.
After years of requests from clients to be the only kitchen services provider they use, Jeff and Jack made the commitment to obtain a C-41 license for the company. With a team of licensed technicians behind them, Western Commercial is now able to offer a full range of fire suppression services as well. Our status as a ProTex dealer allows us to perform every aspect of the hood suppression from new design and installation to required maintenance services.
Our clients trust Western Commercial Services for our honesty, integrity, and professional service delivery, and as such our clients call us first for all equipment repairs. No matter if you need an ice machine repair or a mixer fixer, no equipment is beyond the scope of our experienced team of technicians. We always determine the cause of your equipment failure rather than just treat the symptoms so our clients never have to worry about fixing the same thing twice.
As the industry has changed, we’ve evolved along with it. Being a licensed mechanical contractor, we are in a unique position to service pollution control units including UV and electrostatic systems as well as perform more simple repairs like motor replacements or exhaust fan upgrades. We continue to invest in new technologies and ongoing training and education for our technicians. Further, we continue to lead the industry in guaranteeing a 100% drug-free technical team – backed up with literally years of records that prove our strict adherence to this standard.
Of course, Las Vegas is a truly dynamic city. But like any Las Vegas native, our company continues to evolve along with it. Should we earn your business, we look forward to growing along with you too.