A Partnership Approach from the First Call

Our partnership begins from the moment you contact us. Our purpose is to understand your needs and provide solid solutions from start to finish.

Leadership

A certified minority-owned business, our leadership style is based upon mutual respect, honesty, and the goal to empower and elevate people while delivering services using only the highest quality products. Leadership is about providing consistently great service and honoring our employees and clients along the way.

Bob Garcia - Founder and Chairman of the Board (1950-2022)

In 1992 Robert Garcia formed an alliance with Varsity Contractors Inc. He started a cleaning enterprise to service telecommunications, commercial and retail customers and called this company Varsity Garcia. After several years of operation, Bob decided to change the name of his company to System 1, which today operates throughout the country.

Robert Rayl - President/CEO, Board Member

From 1985 to 1998 Robert held various property management positions within Simon Property Group in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. In 1998 Robert joined Varsity Contractors, Inc., and was a shareholder through the acquisition of Kellermeyer Building Services. During his tenure with Varsity as an executive and owner, he managed the operations of Varsity’s facility maintenance and construction business which operated in the retail, education, and commercial sectors. Robert has over 35 years of experience in this industry. In 2014 while maintaining ownership and executive duties with varsity, Robert was selected to be the President and CEO of System 1, Inc., before being elected to the System 1 board of directors in 2017. Since that time and after KBS acquired Varsity, Robert has dedicated 100% of his time and focus to growing and developing System 1, a company that now operates in 22 States and maintains the facilities of over 2,500 building locations.

Fernando Cruz - Chairman of the Board, Shareholder

Fernando Cruz is a shareholder and chairman of the board of System1, Inc., and owner and CEO of Dynamond Holdings. Fernando has been in the building maintenance industry since 1998. He has dedicated himself to perfecting his skills, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing as well as a respected MBA from the prestigious ASU – Thunderbird School of Global Management with a concentration in Global Management.

Fernando Cruz successfully occupied various leadership positions throughout his career, including supervisor, manager, regional sales manager, vice president of marketing, president, CEO, and chair of the board, all of which have helped to build his understanding of successful business management. His passion is to help support our organizations and business partners. Fernando Cruz is also fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Tyson Lee - Vice President

Tyson has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. While finishing his MBA in Pocatello, Idaho, he began working for System 1’s original partner company, Varsity Contractors. From there he moved to Indiana where he oversaw the eastern operation for System 1, and was eventually promoted to general manager and then vice president. Tyson has a passion for customer relations, operational excellence, and sustainable growth. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and children.

Nathan Long - General Counsel, Shareholder

Nate is a shareholder of System1 Inc. Nate’s mentor in the law, Judge Boyle, always told him that “good lawyers solve problems.”

Ever since, he’s done just that, having served as an attorney, licensed conflict mediator, and general counsel for a multi-national company, of which he managed the HR & Risk Management Department.

Nate got his start in law as a staff attorney to Chief US Magistrate Judge Larry M. Boyle for the District of Idaho. He was part of a nationally recognized firm that represented a diverse array of clients and handled numerous litigations, including personal injury, indemnification, property damage, insurance coverage, and consumer protection claims.

During his time as general counsel, he assisted with nationwide contract disputes, workers’ compensation, product liability, and more. With many years of experience, Nate continues to show a passion for working with and managing minority-owned companies.

Our History

In 1992 Robert Garcia formed an alliance with Varsity Facility Services. He started a cleaning enterprise to service telecommunications, commercial and retail customers. He called this company Varsity Garcia. Robert and his associates, many of whom developed their skills with Varsity, built that fledgling operation into a thriving total facilities services company. The cornerstone of its growth was a strong commitment to excellence in service and integrity. After several years of operation, the Board of Directors changed the name of the company to System 1 to more fully reflect the scope of services they were providing to their customers. Today System 1 operates throughout the country.

Early in System 1’s history, Robert and his associates realized that a company’s physical facility was more than just a place where products were made or services were performed. It is a place where ideas are cultivated, employees are nurtured, customers are satisfied, and success is bred. It is a mirror of how the company sees itself and what its people value. System 1’s commitment to our customers is emphasized today in our determination to exceed their expectations in all we do.

Our Values

Since the day  System 1 was founded, we have reinforced and consistently developed our company values to show our employees what we stand for regarding support, ethics, and upholding integrity. System 1 is more than a work facility or a means for profit. It is a place of purpose and a community of acceptance. We aim to go above the needs and expectations of our employees when needed most and ask for the same in return when delivering quality performance and treatment solutions to our customers. We pride ourselves on six core values that have existed since the beginning of our company and remain as a blueprint for our service standards.

The Individual

We treat all people with the respect and dignity every human being deserves. This attitude prevails in our offices, in our workplaces, and in all our business relationships.

The Family

We view the family as the fundamental unit of society and strive as a company to promote and strengthen the family wherever possible.

Our Country

The liberties and blessings and the great free enterprise system we enjoy stems from the Constitution of this great nation. We sustain and support those laws, efforts and activities that keep America strong and free.

Productive Work

We view honest labor as not only a necessity but a privilege. We enjoy the opportunity for meaningful work, and continually seek to increase our productivity and to find enjoyment and self-fulfillment in our occupation.

Character

Our company is founded on principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, and high ethical standards. We are committed to maintaining these values, both as a company and as individuals.

Industry Image

We regard the position of the professional facility service provider as one deserving honor and respect. We work to elevate the image of these professionals in any way we can.

Opportunity

We treasure the wealth of opportunity offered by this great nation. We defend the right of every individual to share in that opportunity equally regardless of race, sex, or creed.

Success

We believe in setting and achieving worthy and high objectives, both as a company and as individuals. The company’s objectives include sustained growth, fair profits, and a continuing corporate integrity. The company also strives to help individuals grow personally and to develop their own talents and abilities.

Excellence

System 1 people are achievers, and we demand the very best from ourselves. We never settle for “just getting by” but strive for excellence in all we do.