About Us

Andy Newman, with the help of his brother, cousin, and friend Todd Smith, created Shine On Group from the kitchen of a garden apartment in the Bucktown area of Chicago. With the initial intention of being outdoors, staying fit, and making this world a cleaner place, our business grew from a small single family home window cleaning business into a operation that could clean high rise buildings along Chicago’s amazing skyline. With the growing awareness for safety and fall protection, along with OSHA rule changes, we were able to introduce rope access and fall protection system services Nationwide. The pursuit to take care of every customer, be kind, be safe, and make this world a better place, has been our focus from the beginning. With the hard work and help of many, Shine On continues to emerge and evolve as one of the premier companies in our industry. We will never stop pursuing greatness. Thank you for exploring what we have to offer!

Rope Access / Cleaning / Safety

Shine On Group’s mission is to set the highest standard in the industry for IRA (Industrial Rope Access) expertise, RDS (Rope Descent System) expertise, SPRAT adherence, fall protection systems, anchor systems, ladder work, and general safety practices. Throughout greater Chicago and the surrounding Northern Illinois region, from large high rises to retirement communities, we provide exceptional customer service, dependable work, and affordable rates for all of our clients.

Our Services

High Rise Window Cleaning

We are an advanced window cleaning company specializing in cleaning services utilizing IRA (Industrial Rope Access), SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) certifications for employees, and we aim to lead the pack in utilizing advanced fall protection systems, anchorage systems, the use of expert equipment, and the continuous training and implementation of the latest safety standards. With safety as our top priority, we are leading the industry in delivering options for buildings in Chicago who must adhere to OSHA’s ever changing laws.

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Superior Residential Window Cleaning

At its roots, Shine On Group started cleaning residential single family homes and has grown to service associations, retirement communities, and many different types of residential buildings. We use advanced methods such as pole systems, ladders, lift booms, and advanced safety techniques to service and clean all different types of windows. Our goal is to provide affordable rates and an efficient cleaning so that you can recommend us to your neighbors.

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Industrial Rope Access (IRA)

Shine On Group employs SPRAT (Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians) certified employees that utilize IRA (Industrial Rope Access) in order to meet the needs of our clients. IRA (Industrial Rope Access) is used in a wide range of maintenance, repair, inspection, and work which requires access to difficult or technical areas that would otherwise be unreachable. This method allows building owners and management to stay compliant with OSHA’s ruling on anchorage systems (OSHA 1910.27) while at the same time continuing to still be cost efficient. Shine On Group utilizes IRA (Industrial Rope Access) as it’s overall methodology boasts an unrivaled safety record, using advanced equipment, and removing the need for invasive costly swing staging/scaffolding equipment that can be disruptive to a building’s environment.

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Customer Reviews

In the five years I have worked faithfully with Shine On, you have always lived up to your name! There are not too many gray areas in cleaning and maintenance; it is either top notch, or it is just not clean. And Shine On always delivers top notch! Your end product is consistently satisfactory.

Angela HeldmanVP, The Building Group

“Advantage Management has been working with Shine On for many years. We have used many different companies over the years and have found that Shine On has been extremely responsive to the needs of our clients. I would proudly recommend them to any of our clients.”

NeilAdvantage Management

“Shine On Group is quick in turning around proposals and always competitive. They also go out of their way to accommodate the customer and have the proper tools/setup even for the most challenging buildings. Well organized, polite, and an efficient company.”

Justin Vander HaydenCMCA- First Community Management

“Doing business with Shine On has been great for our condo association. From janitorial services to regularly cleaning our exterior windows, we have been ectastic with the professional level of service provided by Shine On at an extremely reasonable price. I love doing business with people that go about their job with integrity and respect for their customer, and Shine On certainly fits that bill. I can not recommend them enough.”

Michael Fields2207 W. Chicago Ave. Condo Association

“Optima Views Condominium Association was very pleased with the excellent quality of window washing services provided by Shine On Group. This is a 27-story condo building with windows at all four elevations, all of which were washed with careful attention to detail. I would highly recommend Shine On Group for window washing services.”

Rita R. JelionisCMCA – Optima Views Condominium Association

“I just wanted you to know how wonderful your services were yesterday. Your crew was very nice and very detailed! Thanks again!”

HarriotHighland Park

“Just wanted to send my compliments to the two window washers that were on my terraces on Friday. They were so careful and thorough and deliberate. And two very nice young men as well. Windows are perfect and zero damage to my abundant plant life! If you have an avenue, please pass my compliments along to them and the company.”

Rob MilneThe Parc Chestnut Condominium Association