The Sebastian Timeline

 

1982 The company first commenced operating as Sebastian Cleaning Services. The first owners named the company after a relative.
1989 Matt joined the company to support himself through uni.
1992 Due to a changing career path after the recession, work in Matt’s field of study were in short supply. Matt decided to take a full time job as an Area Manager.
1995 Matt became a shareholder.
1997 Matt became the General Manager of Operations.
2001 Matt purchased half of the company from his boss and had another senior manager as his business partner.
2002 Expansion into New South Wales and Queensland cleaning carpets and other contract work with Target.
2006 Sold the New South Wales and Queensland businesses to focus on our home market of Victoria.
2012 Matt bought his then-business-partner’s half of the business and became the sole owner of the company.
Dianne Simpson wins Administration Manager of the Year.
2013 The company became certified in quality assurance, OH&S management and environmental management (ISO 9001, AS /NZS 4801 and ISO 14001).
Max Watson wins BSCAA Cleaner of the Year award.

Sebastian commences Healthy Together Knox partnership.

2014 Ross joined the business as Sales & Marketing Manager.
2015 Ross and Matt agreed to have Ross and his family purchase half of the company.

The Sebastian Group won the 3AW Small Business award.

Sebastian was acknowledged for healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing.
2016 Effie Madafferi became finalist in the Building Services Contractors Association of Australia Cleaner of the Year award.
Chad Budh wins the Building Services Contractors Association of Australia Supervisor of the Year award.
Sebastian wins the Building Services Contractors Association of Australia Environmental Excellence award.
2017 Recertification of integrated management system.
The Sebastian Group was awarded the contract for housekeeping and cleaning of famous Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria.
2019 The Sebastian Group was awarded the contract for the prestigious Ballet Under The Stars event in Victoria.
Further growth of the business into sustainable products and cleaning products.