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Branded Group Receives Orange County Civic 50 Award for Second Year

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Branded Group Receives Orange County Civic 50 Award for Second Year

Company Recognized for Its Commitment to Community and Corporate Citizenship

Orange, CA. (Oct 8th, 2019) The Orange County Business Journal, in partnership with OneOC, recently honored Branded Group as one of Orange County’s 50 most community-minded companies. This is the second year in a row that Branded Group has earned this distinction.

“We are humbled to, once again, have been selected for this award,” Michael Kurland, Branded Group Founder and CEO, said. “Our team is committed to its vision of building a conscious business that inspires future humanitarian leaders. It’s gratifying to know that our efforts have been recognized.”

The award provides a local standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to improve the quality of life in the community where they do business.  By their leadership and community engagement practices, Civic 50 Orange County companies are translating good intentions into sound business practices.

“Our culture at Branded Group reflects our commitment to give back and make a difference,” Kurland said. “We will continue to do all we can to have a positive impact to our community and the world, and hope to inspire other businesses to do the same.”

Since 2012, the Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, has recognized the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. Companies are selected based upon four dimensions of their community engagement programs: investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.

 Civic 50 Orange County companies are increasingly shaping their strategies and crafting their policies to prioritize meaningful engagement with communities. No longer satisfied with checkbook philanthropy or short-term returns on CSR initiatives, Civic 50 companies are elevating critical stakeholder voices from employees, customers and communities into their mission statements.

For more information about Branded Group, contact Michael Kurland at mkurland@branded-group.com.

About Branded Group

Branded Group is an award-winning facility maintenance and construction management company servicing multi-site commercial properties. Through its “Be Better” experience, Branded Group provides clients with peace of mind and preserves their brand standards. Services include on-demand facility maintenance, construction management, and special project implementation for retail locations, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions, among other industry verticals. With its One-for-One Program, each completed service call is transformed into volunteer time with local non-profit organizations. The company has been certified as a Great Place to Work® and has ranked on the Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years. For more information, visit www.branded-group.com

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Ferrandino & Son Appoints Corey Roberts To Join The Company’s Expanding Advisory Board

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ferrandino & Son Appoints Corey Roberts To Join The Company’s Expanding Advisory Board

Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, announced the appointment of Mr. Corey Roberts to the company’s Advisory Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Corey to our Advisory Board, and look forward to his contributions,” said Chief Executive Officer Peter Ferrandino. “Corey is a proven leader in talent acquisition and strategy development. He brings over 30 years of experience in helping companies recruit and retain top talent to execute their business strategy and outperform their competition. His experience across multiple industry sectors, and as an advisor to private equity firms, will be valuable as we continue to focus on developing high-performing teams.”

“I am thrilled to join the Advisory Board with Ferrandino & Son, a company focused on understanding how facility services can positively impact business outcomes,” said Corey Roberts. Mr. Roberts is the CEO and Founding Partner of Talent Equity Group (TEG), a leading provider of enterprise talent solutions for the Private Equity sector. Corey has substantial experience as a trusted adviser and partner to Private Equity firms and CEOs that rely on superior talent and the related processes to drive their business. Corey and his team have contributed to the success of organizations across multiple industries, both domestically and internationally.

Corey is an industry expert and thought leader on how talent strategy impacts culture, customer experience, and contributes directly to business outcomes and the success of all people-driven organizations.

With the addition of Mr. Corey Roberts, Ferrandino & Son is further building its Advisory Board with experienced business professionals. The robust Board will enable the company to accelerate growth and more easily adapt to the changing needs of its clients.


About Ferrandino & Son

Ferrandino & Son is a leading provider of facility maintenance services and full-service programs for clients across the United States. With more than 25 years of experience and a focus on providing exceptional service, the company provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance, facility service and maintenance, and general contracting services to clients.

Learn more at www.ferrandinoandson.com.

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MC Group Merges with Icon to Form One Of The Largest Brand Implementation Companies in The United States

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 7, 2019

MC Group Merges with Icon to Form One Of The Largest  Brand Implementation Companies in The United States

The combined organization now provides comprehensive signage, construction, energy and maintenance solutions to some of the nation’s largest and most recognized brands

MC Group and Icon, two of the leading providers of brand implementation solutions in the United States, announced today that they have merged to form one of the largest and most well rounded organizations in the industry.

“This has been an exciting process as we are strategically combining two of the largest players in our industry,” states Tim Eippert, MC Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “Both MC Group and Icon have strong signage businesses at their core. We can expand on those complimentary capabilities while now offering MC’s fast growing Energy Solutions products, including Lighting, to Icon customers and Icon’s Construction and Refresh/Remodel products to MC’s customers. It’s a big win for our combined customer bases.”

“This is an exciting day for Icon, our employees and our customers,” noted Kurt Ripkey, Icon’s President & CEO. “We have always respected MC Group, their team, and their products and services. Culturally we are also a great fit for one another which will make the integration of our organizations a success. Our combined talent, technology and industry expertise is game changing for our customers.”

MC Group’s location in Mentor, Ohio, will serve as the new corporate headquarters for the combined organization while Icon’s headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, will be retained as a significant base of operations. The combined company will continue to operate under both brand names in the near term with plans to consolidate under one name in the future. Tim Eippert will serve as CEO, supported by Kurt Ripkey as President/CRO and Dave Walters as President/COO. The three executives bring with them nearly 100 years of combined industry leadership experience.

About MC Group

MC Group is one of the largest national providers of signage, lighting, electrical, and energy management solutions. Complete brand management services include program management, installation, repair, maintenance, energy saving retrofits, rollouts, and more.

Further details on MC Group can be found at www.themcgroup.com

About ICON

Icon is one of the nation’s largest brand implementation companies, specializing in full-service signage manufacturing and installation services, sign and lighting maintenance services, specialty services and commercial retail construction solutions.

Further details on ICON can be found at www.iconid.com

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Smart Care® Equipment Solutions Becomes a CFESA Certified Company

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 30, 2019

Smart Care® Equipment Solutions Becomes a CFESA Certified Company

ST. PAUL, September 23, 2019 – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) is excited to announce they are now a CFESA Certified Company. Gyner Ozgul, Senior Vice President of Operations and Robert Harris, OEM Business Development Manager accepted the award at the 2019 CFESA Conference in Washington, DC. The CFESA certification is a meaningful seal of excellence in the commercial kitchen equipment repair industry.

“We are honored to once again earn our CFESA company certification. For over 50 years, CFESA has become the symbol of quality commercial foodservice equipment repair. At Smart Care, we believe this aligns to our mission of having every commercial kitchen in America ready to serve by having the best technicians anchored in the quality standards that CFESA has established” said Gyner Ozgul. With this achievement, Smart Care technicians have earned additional credibility for their technical knowledge of food equipment systems and their ability to effectively diagnose and repair problems using proper procedures and precautions.

For more information about Smart Care Equipment Solutions’ company, brand and services visit smartcaresolutions.com.

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About Smart Care Equipment Solutions

Smart Care® Equipment Solutions is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Smart Care is the leading provider of comprehensive commercial kitchen repair and maintenance services to the U.S. commercial food service industry. The company services 40,000+ locations in all 50 states across the following market segments:  Full Serve Restaurants, Quick Serve Restaurants, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Government Facilities and Corporate Offices. With over 600 technicians, Smart Care is the largest independent Kitchen Equipment Service organization not affiliated with an OEM manufacturer. For more information visit www.smartcaresolutions.com.

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DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions Announces Promotions

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 26, 2019

DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions Announces Promotions

Internal Advancement Continues to be Focus at DWM

LATHAM, NY & Orlando, FL -  DWM announced today the promotion of three key employees. These moves reinforce DWM's commitment to employee and client development.

Amy Mason, a four-year veteran to DWM was promoted to Strategic Account Manager. In her new role, Mason will be responsible to the strategic oversight and growth of a portfolio of DWM’s mature accounts. Mason held the role of Associate Account Manager prior to her promotion.

"Mason has continued to prove herself as an integral part of DWM's Facilities Maintenance division through her dedication to partnering with clients," said Brian Whitt, COO at DWM. "Mason's ability to build relationships through her attention to detail and proven service results make her an excellent choice for the Strategic Account Manager role.

Mason earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Cazenovia College.

Alexandra Meleco, also a four-year veteran to DWM will fill the role of Associate Account Manager.

Meleco joined DWM in 2015 as a Customer Service Coordinator, bringing with her experience in property management. In her new role, Meleco will be responsible for supporting the growth and success of new and maturing accounts.

"Since joining the company, Meleco has continued to prove herself as an exceptional employee and partner to our clients. She has helped ensure cost-containment and efficient time to completions for Facilities Maintenance services for some of DWM’s key accounts," said Katie Whitt. "We are excited for her to translate these successes and best-practices to help grow DWM’s new and maturing accounts.

Meleco earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Management from SUNY Empire State College.

Albert Pastrana will take over the role of Team Lead vacated by Meleco’s promotion.

Pastrana joined DWM in 2017 as a Facility Solutions Coordinator, bringing over 6 years of facilities maintenance and construction experience with him.

Prior to his promotion to Team Lead, Albert was a Facility Solutions Coordinator for DWM’s largest client. Albert’s attention to detail made him a great asset to the client and his team. As Team Lead, Facilities Maintenance Division, Pastrana will be responsible for overseeing a 24/7 client solutions team dedicated to timely, cost-effective solutions for specialty retail clients.

“Albert’s industry experience coupled with his innate ability to develop relationships and provide customized solutions made him a great fit for the role of Team Lead, Facilities Maintenance Division,” said Katie Whitt. “We are confident the client will realize the benefits of Albert’s leadership and experience for years to come.”

Founded in 1997, DWM is a full-service facility solutions company that specializes inside the box. Under our 3 divisions (Facilities Maintenance, Construction & Renovation, and Water Filtration), we handle anything from day-to-day break-fix items and water filtration to FF&E, rollouts, and full-remodels.

We pride ourselves on the level of partnership and customization we provide to our clients; rather than acting like a vendor, our service coordinators and project managers act as if they are an employee of our client’s organization. This mindset provides best-in-class problem-solving, troubleshooting, and cost control. Our commitment to being the best in the world has created a culture of continuous improvement, exemplified by the fact that our original client is still with us 21 years later!

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DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions Announces Organizational Enhancements

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 25, 2019

DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions Announces Organizational Enhancements

Client Growth Fuels Creation of New Facilities Maintenance Solution Squad Team

LATHAM, NY -  DWM announced today service enhancements to better support clients. These updates include the creation of a new Facilities Maintenance Solution Squad team. This move is a testament to our teams’ commitments to helping achieve client goals.

Amber Savio, a four-year veteran to DWM, will be at the helm of the new team, assuming the role of Team Lead for the growing account.

Savio joined DWM in 2016 as a Facility Solutions Coordinator. In February 2018, she was named Team Lead, Facilities Maintenance Division.

Prior to being named Team Lead of the company’s newest Solution Squad team, she led the DWM Solution Squad for DWM’s second-largest client. Savio’s leadership skills and attention to detail resulted in improved completion times for the client.

"Amber’s industry experience and commitment to cost-savings make her a great fit as Team Lead of our newest Solution Squad team." said Katie Whitt, VP of Strategic Accounts at DWM. "

Savio earned her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Hudson Valley Community College.

Mary Mangan will be stepping into the Team Lead role to replace Savio as Team Lead of DWM’s second-largest account.

Mangan joined DWM in 2015 as a Facility Solutions Coordinator, bringing with her extensive customer service and property management experience.

Prior to being named Team Lead, she held the role of Facility Solutions Coordinator on the same team for over 5 years.

“Mary’s knowledge of client needs, ability to multi-task, and client-focused nature have made her extremely successful,” said Katie Whitt, VP of Strategic Accounts. “We are excited to promote Mary to Team Lead of one of DWM’s largest legacy accounts.”

It is crucial to have strong leaders and communicators in such a high touch, client facing role," said Bennett Van Wert, National Sales Manager at DWM. “With Amber and Mary as Team Leads, we are sure our clients will be poised for long-term growth and success.

 

Founded in 1997, DWM is a full-service facility solutions company that specializes inside the box. Under our 3 divisions (Facilities Maintenance, Construction & Renovation, and Water Filtration), we handle anything from day-to-day break-fix items and water filtration to FF&E, rollouts, and full-remodels.

We pride ourselves on the level of partnership and customization we provide to our clients; rather than acting like a vendor, our service coordinators and project managers act as if they are an employee of our client’s organization. This mindset provides best-in-class problem-solving, troubleshooting, and cost control. Our commitment to being the best in the world has created a culture of continuous improvement, exemplified by the fact that our original client is still with us 21 years later!

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Edward Slezak Joins Ferrandino & Son as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Oversee the Company’s Legal Function

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Edward Slezak Joins Ferrandino & Son as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Oversee the Company’s Legal Function

(FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – September 17, 2019) Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, announced today that Edward Slezak has been named as the company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Slezak officially joined the company in late July. Mr. Slezak has more than 25 years of legal experience and is a seasoned business leader. He will report directly to Peter Ferrandino, Chief Executive Officer of Ferrandino & Son.

“We are pleased to welcome Ed to Ferrandino & Son,” said Chief Executive Officer Peter Ferrandino. “Ed is an experienced leader whose comprehensive expertise in legal guidance, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance are an excellent addition to our leadership team. We are confident he will be a tremendous asset to our company as we continue to drive our growth initiatives.”

As General Counsel, Slezak will oversee all of the company’s legal functions, including advising on corporate strategies and business initiatives.

Mr. Slezak began his legal career at several premier law firms in New York City. His practice experience includes the areas of corporate representation, mergers and acquisitions and securities law. During his career, he has been General Counsel for companies across multiple industries, further expanding his legal background. He has helped companies like Aeropostale, Inc. and Crumbs Bake Shop with all aspects of their legal function, as well as building compliance programs, establishing and overseeing licensing programs, and leading acquisition efforts. In addition to being General Counsel, he was the Chief Executive Officer for Crumbs Bake Shop, where he helped the company sell branded products to retail chains through a licensing program. Ed has also represented several highly visible whole-sellers and retailers in the apparel and electronics space, including Weatherproof Vintage Brands. Along with providing his legal expertise, he has developed and implemented strategic business initiatives in well-known retail brands, including 1800 Flowers.com and The Popcorn Factory. Mr. Slezak understands the key drivers of client and customer motivation to respond with innovative, profit-driven solutions.

“Ed’s vast knowledge and experience within the retail sector will be invaluable in his role with our company,” shared Ferrandino. “I look forward to having Ed on our executive team as we identify new growth opportunities and channels for our service offerings.”

“I am very excited to be part of the Ferrandino & Son team,” said Ed Slezak. “I greatly admire the work that the company has done and look forward to supporting the organization’s ongoing growth and evolution.”

Mr. Slezak holds a B.A. in Political Science from The American University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law.

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About Ferrandino & Son

Ferrandino & Son is a leading provider of facility maintenance services and full-service programs for clients across the United States. With more than 25 years of experience and a focus on providing exceptional service, the company provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance, facility service and maintenance, and general contracting services to clients. Learn more at www.ferrandinoandson.com.

 

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Addilan Group’s Emergence Elevates Facility Services

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 13, 2019

Addilan Group’s Emergence Elevates Facility Services 

Pennsylvania firm provides expertise, cutting edge technology, and an unparalleled commitment to service

Hatfield, PA — September 12th, 2019 — Addilan Group is a national multi-site facility maintenance company, supporting a wide variety of commercial businesses, with a focus on service and communication.  The vision is to build long-term relationships with their employees, clients, and partners based on trust, respect, and honesty through company culture, superior customer service, and technology.

“Addilan Group is not starting from scratch, we’re starting from experience,” says co-founder Steve Vollrath.  “We believe service and communication are keys to building long term successful partnerships with our clients.  Our technology, our expertise and our attention to detail allow us to provide exactly what our clients need so that they can focus on their business.” 

Addilan Group provides critical core services to their commercial clients--from kitchen maintenance services to fire and life safety inspections, ensuring compliance, and cleanliness. 

“We seek to provide more than just facility services,” explains co-founder Justin Yaskowski.  “We seek to provide peace of mind.  The trust that we build from clear, timely communication is the basis of our long-term partnerships and it’s what lets our clients focus all their resources on what’s really important to them.”

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Addilan Group supports multi-site clients by providing Grease Trap Services, Hood Cleaning Programs, Cooking Oil Services, Fire and Life Safety Inspections, Waste Management, and Pest Control across the nation.  Addilan Group’s customized preventative and reactive maintenance programs give you a valued partner, ensuring that your facilities are protected and compliant.  Their commitment to your success is supported by dedicated account teams focused on understanding your unique business needs, providing service validation, and working towards exceeding your SLA’s and KPI’s. www.addilangroup.com

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BOSS Facility Services Inc. Cuts Ribbon on New Head Quarters

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 6, 2019

BOSS Facility Services Inc. Cuts Ribbon on New Head Quarters

Facility maintenance, management and construction company quadruples space while company plans to double workforce

Hauppauge, NY (September 5, 2019) – BOSS Facility Services Inc. (BOSS FSI) celebrated the opening of its new corporate headquarters with a ribbon cutting today. The company has spent the last week meticulously moving from its former 7,500 sq. ft office into its new 31,000 sq. ft facility. BOSS FSI who specializes in facility maintenance, management and construction has invested over $5 million dollars to purchase and renovate the 31,000-square-foot building at 60 Adams Ave in Hauppauge.

BOSS’ services include HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Janitorial, Handyman, Lighting, Special Projects, Roll outs, Refreshes, build outs, Pop ups shops, Shop in Shops, Temporary Locations, disaster recovery etc. throughout the US serving multiple industries.

The move to Hauppauge will allow the company to more than double its current workforce while keeping its roots firmly planted on Long Island. The Hauppauge expansion has allowed the firm to establish a new state of the art training facility that will focus on providing employment opportunities for Suffolk County veterans and other individuals having difficulty finding employment.

“The move to the state-of-the-art facility will allow us to not only train new talent but allow us to be competitive in an already difficult labor market,” said Keith Keingstein, President of BOSS Facility Services Inc. The facility boasts over 24 65” LED screens, leading edge technology, a 40-person training facility, 5 conference rooms and enough room for future expansion.

BOSS is a family affair and Hauppauge holds a special place in the Keingstein’s hearts. Most of the family was raised here. “We find it especially special to know that after 18 years in business we are coming home,” said Keith. “Hauppauge is not only a great place to live, but a great place for business. The timing of the purchase cannot have been better, there is a newfound energy in the Hauppauge Innovation Park, and we are excited to be back”.

Today, BOSS Facility Services is a nationally recognized leader in the facility maintenance and management industry. With major retail, restaurant, finance, healthcare and corporate accounts, BOSS provides clients with unparalleled response times and communication, as well as delivering exceptional results on every project. With each passing year, the BOSS name and reputation grow stronger as more and more clients experience the superior service that is the foundation of the company’s success. BOSS ‘Built On Superior Service”

But getting to this point wasn’t easy. When Keith Keingstein founded the company with his sister Kerri back in 2001, he had trouble attracting clients. He was just 26 years old and few clients were willing to take a chance on a newcomer even though he had reached Journeymen level status in the HVAC industry. Instead of giving up, he enlisted the help of the people he knew best: his family. He brought in Bob, his father (oversees the HVAC and Plumbing Divisions), and brother Kevin (oversees the reoccurring services division) each experts in their own right. One client became a few clients, and eventually, the roster began filling up as the company established a reputation as a service-oriented facility management provider with attention to detail and the ability to get things done.

Eighteen years later, BOSS competes on a national level, with a growing number of clients, all based on the core family values and cutting-edge service for their clients.

 

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BOSS Facility Services, Inc. Settles into its new Corporate HQ

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Wednesday, August 28, 2019

BOSS Facility Services, Inc. Settles into its new Corporate HQ

BOSS Facility Services, has spent the last 72 hours meticulously moving from its former 7,500 sq ft office into its new 31,000 sq ft facility. BOSS FSI who specializes in facility maintenance, management and construction has invested over $5 million dollars to purchase and renovate the 31,000-square-foot building at 60 Adams Ave in Hauppauge.  

BOSS’ services include HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Janitorial, Handyman, Lighting, Special Projects, Roll outs, Refreshes, Build outs, Pop ups shops, Shop in Shops, Temporary Locations, etc. throughout the US for multiple vertical markets such as the Retail sector, Restaurants, Financial institutions, Convenience Stores, and Offices/Corporate environments.

The move to Hauppauge will allow the company to more than double its current workforce while keeping its roots firmly planted on Long Island. The Hauppauge expansion has allowed the firm to establish a new state of the art training facility that will focus on providing employment opportunities for Suffolk County veterans and other individuals having difficulty finding employment.

Keith Keingstein, president of Boss Facility Services, said that the move to the state-of-the-art facility will allow us to not only train new talent but allow us to be competitive in an already difficult labor market. The facility boasts over 24 65” LED screens, leading edge technology, a 40-person training facility, 5 conference rooms and enough room for future expansion.

BOSS is a family affair and Hauppauge holds a special place in the Keingstein’s hearts. The kids (Keith, Kerri and Kevin) were born and raised here. We find it especially special to know that after 18 years in business we are coming home. Hauppauge is not only a great place to live but a great place for business. The timing of the purchase cannot have been better, there is a newfound energy in the Hauppauge Industrial Park and we are excited to be back.

Media Contact:
Kimberly DiPinto

Kimberly.dipinto@bossfacilityservices.com

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