Cintas & ISSA Launch Search for Top Custodian

January 23, 2023 Cintas & ISSA Launch Search for Top Custodian

Cintas Corp. is now accepting submissions for its annual Custodian of the Year contest.

Now in its 10th year, the contest calls for elementary, middle, high-school, and college students, in addition to staff, to submit a short essay by February 17 describing why their school’s custodian deserves the award. Cintas will announce 10 finalists on March 14, at which time online voting for the winning custodian will commence on the company’s website through April 14. The finalist receiving the most votes will be named Custodian of the Year at the end of April. 

The winning custodian will receive US$10,000 and an additional $5,000 in Rubbermaid Commercial Products and Cintas products for his/her school. The winner’s school will also receive a facility assessment and consulting package from ISSA valued at $30,000 and enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course, provided by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

The nine runners-up will each receive $1,000 and free tuition to one ISSA Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) training event, valued at up to $1,500. In addition, the top three finalists will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two to the ISSA Show North America in Las Vegas in November where they’ll be recognized for their accomplishments.

“Despite long hours, custodians continue to show up for their students, faculty, and others in their communities,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “ISSA has been in awe of their commitment, and we’re proud to work with Cintas to celebrate the best custodians across the U.S.” 

For more information on Cintas’ Custodian of the Year Contest, visit

About Cintas
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corp. provides uniforms and apparel, restroom supplies, and mats as well as first aid, document management, and fire protection services. For more information, visit