Who We Are

CEI Services, formerly known as Cleaning Experts, Inc., is a fully integrated facilities maintenance company. Our clients range from fully established organizations to emerging small businesses. The company began in Anniston, Alabama in February 2007 when CEO Kanada Simmons decided to further expand the foundational janitorial servicing he’d began with his father, Larry Simmons, CEO of Simmons & Simmons Janitorial. A few years later, Kanada envisioned a “one stop shop”, a company his customers could use to service their building both inside and out. Thus, Cleaning Experts expanded and encompassed a variety of additional services to include plumbing, concrete, construction, painting, and more! Soon after, a vision arose to offer services on the State and Federal level. In August 2016, CEI became Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE) certified and began projects with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Some of our notable clients include Kronospan, Homeland Security, Jacksonville State University, Corp of Engineers, Road and Rail, and Bridgewater. In 2018, our CEO was nominated for the Goldman Sachs award. The company’s name changed from Cleaning Experts Inc. to CEI Services in 2019 to reflect the multiple services that are offered. CEI Services continue to look forward to a future full of innovation and possibilities. No matter your need, we got you covered!

Meet our leadership team

Kanada Simmons,

President & CEO

Kanada started working for the family business, Simmons & Simmons Janitorial, around the age of 6. As a young child, hard work and diligence were instilled in him. He was taught to plant good seeds, nourish them, and then reap the harvest. At the age of 15, he led stripping & waxing crews and oversaw many projects. He started CEI Services (originally, Cleaning Experts, Inc.) in 2007 and continued the entrepreneurial skills he’d known all his life. The passion he has for his business lives in his heart, and you can see it in his eyes. Kanada is the engine that keeps CEI running. His motto is a famous quote by the renowned Nelson Mandela, “I never lose. I either win or learn”; It is now one of his many positive beliefs about life and business. Kanada has received numerous awards and certificates in the community and business world. One of his most cherished is the Coca-Cola Award for monetary and time contributions to the Munford Athletic Program.

A native of Clay County, Alabama, Kanada is a family man. He appreciates and honors family values, understanding that family is first. He is married with 3 sons. In his spare time, he enjoys the sport of motorcycling-both watching and riding, Auburn football, and being a mentor to young men.

Brittany Williams,

Assistant Project Manager

Brittany joined the CEI team as a cleaning specialist and is now the assistant project manager. Her special projects include Kronospan and Road & Rail Services. Brittany attends Jacksonville State University where she is majoring in Human Resources. She is native of Wichita, KS. When asked what’s the best part of her job, she replied, “networking and attending Chamber of Commerce events.” Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and shopping.

Rodney Groce,

Sr. President of Concrete Division

Rodney has over 27 years of experience in concrete for both residential and commercial clients. His expertise includes layouts building, foundation installation, wall formation, driveways and sidewalks installation, slab building, decorative stamp concrete, and industrial flooring. He has completed jobs at multiple military bases and major corporations such as Honda, LongHorn, Koch, Children’s Hospital, and the BJCC. Rodney has also completed joint ventures with major general contractors including Brasfield & Gorrie, Brice Construction, MSE Building Construction, and SoCo Contracting. Rodney is dedicated to providing quality work and prompt completion. In his spare time, Rodney loves riding his Harley and fishing.

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