In 1929, the state of Missouri issued a charter of incorporation to Hudson Chemical Company, in St. Louis, Missouri. Charles L. Hudson, Sr. was president and primary shareholder. Hudson Chemical Company manufactured sanitary chemical products and performed a sanitation service for manufacturing plants, institutions, retails stores and office buildings.
After World War II, Hudson Chemical Company expanded its business to include being a distributor for a line of agricultural chemicals which were used by groundskeepers and extermination contractors in St. Louis.
In 1947, Hudson Chemical Company created a service division to scrub, wax and polish tile, terrazzo and linoleum floors. This experience helped establish the housekeeping/janitorial service business which is still an active division to this day.
Since 1959, we have been in the security staffing business, with the establishment of the Hudson Security Services division. We provide uniformed and licensed security officers, roving mobile patrol programs and special event or long-term security service provided by off-duty police officers. In 1994, the security division expanded its service line into providing off-duty police officers for those customers who need that next level of protection.
With extensive expertise in boilers, water softener, filter installation, power sprayers and chemical product manufacturing plus service work in institutions, factories and retail and commercial office buildings, Hudson’s management of mechanical equipment in these same building types was an easy transition for the company.
Today, what was formally known as Hudson Building Services and now divided into three different companies, Hudson Services (security), Hudson Cleaning, and Hudson Facilities Management Services.