History & Values

The Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, has inspired Olympic athletes for generations. At CAF, we used those inspirational words as the foundation of our company name because we believe helping others to work Faster, climb Higher and build Stronger brands is essential to success. For over 15 years, CAF has partnered with thousands of businesses to help them create cleaner, safer and more welcoming environments for consumers.



CAF was founded in 2004 by petroleum industry expert Mike Zahajko. Through his vision and industry best practices, CAF Outdoor Cleaning was launched as a leader in outdoor cleaning with the focus towards providing cleaning solutions that maximize customers’ image and efficiency while focusing on following key LEED® principles for green operations and maintenance. CAF understands that customers have more than just problems - they have situations. This is why CAF provides full-service system implementation that guarantees successful long term cleaning programs.

CAF partners with chemistry and biology industry leaders, as well as respected universities in the Pacific Northwest, to continue to develop new products that work without harming the environment. All CAF products contain ingredients that are biodegradable and are derived from natural materials and are formulated to help end users reduce their carbon footprint.


We believe that our customers are the reason we exist and strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. If something isn’t right, we are powered to make it right.


We demonstrate the highest standards of ethics by being direct and honest in our communications. We do what we say we are going to do!

Strong Work Ethic

We work hard to make others successful and depend on each other for our success. We go the extra mile and along the way taking ownership in our work.

Authentic Relationships

We regard our people as our most important asset by building real relationships with our employees, customers, suppliers, and partners. We respect each other and treat each other as we want to be treated.

Smart and Responsive

We have a bias for action and expect execution and value sound judgment. We evaluate alternatives and move forward quickly.