Published 05.17.24

Top Three Finalists Hit the Jackpot in the 2024 Cintas Custodian of the Year Contest

Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced this year’s two runners-up in the Custodian of the Year Contest.


CINCINNATI – Today, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced this year’s two runners-up in the Custodian of the Year Contest. This year’s finalists joining the grand prize winner in Las Vegas are William “Mr. Billy” Krajewski from Quaker Hill Elementary School in Waterford, Connecticut and David Smith from Loveland Intermediate School in Loveland, Ohio. The two custodians were each surprised with a ceremony at their respective schools by teachers, their families and Cintas representatives. They were awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a trip for two to Las Vegas, where they’ll be celebrated during the ISSA Show North America.


“Throughout this year’s contest, Mr. Billy and David were shown tremendous support from their respective communities,” said John Rudy, Senior Marketing Director of Cintas. “Along with the other eight finalists, they’re incredibly deserving of this recognition, and we’re thrilled to continue celebrating their accomplishments at the ISSA Show in November.”


Mr. Billy is a ray of sunshine at his school. His students trust him to keep their school clean, helping them stay healthy as well. He’s highly active in the school’s activities on top of his role as custodian. Students will often find Mr. Billy cheering them on at their games or working the concessions stand.

“These two custodians go above and beyond to show they care about each individual at their facilities,” said John Barrett, Executive Director of ISSA. “It’s phenomenal to see custodians, whose work is physically challenging, continue to give their all for their students day in and day out.”

David is a role model everyone at his school looks up to. He is also a positive role model for his community. For example, when his car window broke during the winter, he held off on getting it repaired so he could give the money to those less fortunate through his church. To show appreciation, the school raised enough money so he could fix the window and even repair his brakes and tires.

“Mr. Billy and David’s selfless compassion for making their schools better places is truly remarkable,” said Robert Posthauer, SVP & GM of Rubbermaid Commercial Products. 

Mr. Billy and David will also receive a cleaning supply package from Rubbermaid Commercial Products and complimentary tuition to one ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) virtual training event, valued at $1,500.

For more information about the Cintas Custodian of the Year contest, visit 

About Cintas Corporation
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, towels, restroom supplies, workplace water services, first aid and safety products, eye-wash stations, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About ISSA:     
With more than 10,500 members – including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members – ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada; Sydney, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.   


About Rubbermaid Commercial Products:   
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), headquartered in Huntersville, NC, is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of washroom and safety, cleaning, waste handling, material transport, and food services. RCP is part of Newell Brands’ global portfolio of leading brands and continues to develop innovative products. Visit to learn more.