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Clark Service Group Receives Seven Seals Award

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Clark Service Group Receives Seven Seals Award

Local company, Clark Service Group, was recognized by the United States of America Department of Defense and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve with the Seven Seals Award on August 8th, 2019 at the Support of the Guard and Reserve of Pennsylvania Luncheon at Indiantown Gap Army post in Annvile, Pennsylvania.

The Seven Seals Award is presented to select companies in recognition of meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve. Clark Service Group was nominated by their Proactive Maintenance Field Supervisor, Richard Staley, who currently serves as a Master at Arms Second Class in the United States Navy. Staley is set to deployed overseas in October of this year.

“At Clark Service Group, we strive to support our active-duty military and veterans through flexible employment, hiring programs, and charity initiatives. It is an honor to receive this award. We wish Rich the best as he heads overseas and we look forward to his safe return.” said company President and CEO, Glenn Clark Jr.

About Clark Service Group:

Clark Service Group is a premiere provider of repair, maintenance, and installation of commercial food service equipment, refrigeration, beverage systems, and HVAC. Featured in publications such as Food Equipment Reports Magazine, Food Service Equipment & Supplies Magazine, and Facilitator Magazine, Clark Service Group has become known for their high level of customer service, integrity, and explosive growth throughout the industry. 

Clark Service Group was founded in 1971 as the service division of G/L Clark Associates. It purchased by current President and CEO, Glenn Clark Jr. in 2017. Since Glenn’s start with the company in 1991, the team has grown from five technicians serving Central Pennsylvania to over one hundred technicians serving the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Virginia, and Florida.

For more information about the new Clark Service Group, visit ClarkServiceGroup.com or call 800.678.5517.

Photo Information:

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Tom Cherry/Released

Pictured left to right:
Wesley E Craig, Pennsylvania Chair
Richard Staley, Proactive Maintenance Field Supervisor at Clark Service Group
Michael Dell, Proactive Maintenance Supervisor at Clark Service Group
Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli

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For the Second Year, Branded Group, Inc. Ranks on the Inc. 5000

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 16, 2019

For the Second Year, Branded Group, Inc. Ranks on the Inc. 5000

Ranking No. 785 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 700 Percent

Orange County, CA, August 15th, 2019Inc. magazine announced that Branded Group is No. 785 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Branded Group is honored to, once again, be included in the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies,” Michael Kurland, Branded Group CEO, said. “This recognition is due to the unceasing loyalty and commitment of our team and the support of our valued clients, vendors, and partners, who help us to #BeBetter every day.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

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 is a certified Great Place to Work and has ranked on the Inc. 5000 for two consecutive years. www.branded-group.com 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/

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Quest Resource Adds Buffalo Wild Wings to its Portfolio of Customers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Quest Resource Adds Buffalo Wild Wings to its Portfolio of Customers

Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a national leader in environmental reuse, recycling, and waste disposal services, announced today that it added Buffalo Wild Wings, one of the largest American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise, which is owned by Atlanta based Inspired Brands Inc., to its portfolio of customers.

Under the multi-year agreement, Quest will manage a comprehensive waste and recycling program to all 516 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants located throughout the United States.

“We selected Quest because they provided a significant savings over the incumbent, offered a slew of different services, aside from traditional waste hauling, specifically multiple recycling options from food waste to construction materials and others,” said Carlos Garcia, Inspire Brands, Inc Director of Global Procurement. “Aside from the positive references provided, I did not truly know how good the customer service level would be. My Quest account management team is stellar and extremely responsive.”

“The addition of another national chain to our portfolio of customers is a strong testament to the value that our services provide in helping growing companies achieve their operational goals while remaining a good steward of the environmental,” said Ray Hatch, Quest’s Chief Executive Officer. “We provide our customers a ‘one-stop’ solution for all of their recycling and waste disposal needs from coast to coast, helping them focus on their own distinct positioning, guest experience, and product offering.“

For more information on Quest Resource Holding Corporation, visit www.qrhc.com.

About Quest Resource Holding Corporation 
Quest is a national provider of reuse, recycling, and disposal services that enable our customers to achieve and satisfy their environmental and sustainability goals and responsibilities. Quest provides businesses across multiple industry sectors with single source, customer specific solutions to address a wide variety of waste streams and recyclables generated by their operations. Quest also provides information and data that tracks and reports the environmental results of Quest’s services, provides actionable data to improve business operations, and enables Quest’s customers to achieve and satisfy their environmental and sustainability goals and responsibilities.

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DENTCO’s Annual Spirit Week Gives Back

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Thursday, August 8, 2019

DENTCO’s Annual Spirit Week Gives Back

Maintaining an ongoing tradition, the DENTCO® team recently celebrated their annual summer spirit week at the company’s headquarters. Activities and events focused on building camaraderie as well as nurturing the company’s sense of community.

The theme of DENTCO’s spirit week this year was “Oscar Week.” Resembling the elegance of the Academy Awards, the office was decorated with stars, a Hollywood backdrop as well as photographs of celebrities and classic movie references. The hallways of the office space were even lined with red carpet.

“With a team full of incredibly creative individuals, it is difficult not to look forward to this event year after year. Our energy and enthusiasm continues to grow as our company expands and we develop new relationships,” said DENTCO President Scott Milnes.

From delicious barbeques to collaborative team building exercises and attending a Lansing Ignite soccer game, the week was filled with engaging and memorable festivities for all to enjoy. The week concluded with the presentation of the “Denty Awards,” where different members of the DENTCO team were recognized for their unique and valuable contributions to the company’s culture and overall operation.

“Each team member is unique and presents their own strengths, which truly makes DENTCO special. Our team building activities focus on building lasting workplace relationships and enhanced communication, which ultimately has made DENTCO an incredibly enjoyable place to work,” said Sales Administrator Christine Shipps.

This year, DENTCO partnered with The House of Promise to raise awareness and donations. The House of Promise is a nonprofit organization founded to rescue victims of human sex trafficking and empower them to heal. Through education and support, The House of Promise aims to restore the lives of those who have suffered incomprehensible abuse and guide them on a journey to a brighter tomorrow.

Shari Montgomery, founder of The House of Promise, visited the DENTCO office to speak about her experience working with victims of sexual exploitation and providing refuge to help them cope with the trauma they have endured. Montgomery educated the DENTCO team about human trafficking’s prevalence within the United States, warning signs as well as additional measures to combat the horrors of such crimes.

“Giving back to the community is a quintessential aspect of our mission at DENTCO.  We are committed to bringing positive change and safety to our world and will continue to show compassion and support to organizations in need,” said National Sales Director Teresa Phelps.

As a company, the team raised $4,252 in donations for The House of Promise. In September, the DENTCO team will be volunteering at the House of Promise to paint, replace carpet, and perform grounds work.

To learn more information about DENTCO®, please visit dentco.com or call 800-993-3689.


About DENTCO

Headquartered in Dewitt, Michigan, DENTCO was the first to brand a fragmented industry, creating an Exterior Services Management (ESM) philosophy. With 42 years of industry experience, they provide services throughout the U.S. through their network of Contractor Partners. DENTCO provides landscape management, snow & ice management, dark property management, parking lot maintenance/management and exterior asset inventory to their clients. Over the years, DENTCO has seen substantial growth while maintaining a 99% customer retention rate. Their business model promotes the importance of People, Process, and Technology. In addition to helping clients recognize the significance of quality-assured services, DENTCO is guaranteed to deliver a difference that allow clients to consolidate, centralize and reduce costs.

About The House of Promise

The House of Promise is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides survivors of sex abuse and sex trafficking unconditional love, acceptance and a place to heal. The organization’s goal is to disrupt the destructive patterns of slavery through education and care for survivors. Through training, counseling, and helping young girls/women relearn basic skills, the House of Promise works to help survivors rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society.

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John Frank recently appointed as Head of Sales of Component Hardware Group (CHG)

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

John Frank recently appointed as Head of Sales of Component Hardware Group (CHG)

 Component Hardware Group (CHG) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of John Frank as Head of Sales for its US-based operations.  In his new role, Mr. Frank will be responsible for continuing CHG’s growth momentum by enhancing customer value-creation initiatives and expanding our solutions offerings.

 “I’m extremely thrilled to be joining the Component Hardware Group team. We are laser-focused and steadfast in ensuring strong, long-lasting partnerships with our customers; one that provides an optimal customer experience.  We will continue to provide this experience for our customers as we expand our product and solution-based offerings within the industries we serve to achieve our vision,” said Frank. 

 Prior to joining CHG, Mr. Frank was a Sales Director – Industrial Markets for SKF USA Inc., where he led two national sales units for Machine Health Products and Machine Tool Services.  During this time, he increased market share and customer bases in highly competitive industries while achieving year-over-year double digit growth. Mr. Frank also launched a disruptive market strategy, which increased sales growth by 30% in one year.  Mr. Frank has extensive international experience from his time spent as both a Business Development Manager and Regional Operations Manager in Western Australia.  In addition, he spent time in Papua New Guinea as a National Contracts Manager.

 “John is an accomplished sales manager with a dynamic skill set that will serve us well as the head of our sales team. He has a demonstrated ability to create and empower high performing sales teams and to initiate creative strategies to consistently produce superior sales results. We are confident that John will enable our team to achieve our goal of delighting our customers by providing the best experience possible” states Partha Biswas, CHG’s CEO.

 Mr. Frank obtained a Master of International Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Liberty University in Virginia. He also earned a Six Sigma Green Belt during his time with SKF.  Additionally, Mr. Frank proudly served his country’s military for over 15 years as both a non-commissioned officer in the US Navy and a First Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard.

 Mr. Frank assumed his new position at CHG as of July 29th.

 About Component Hardware Group®, Inc

 Established in 1981 and headquartered in Lakewood, NJ, Component Hardware Group (CHG) is a market leader with engineering, global manufacturing and distribution capabilities serving the foodservice, commercial and institutional markets. CHG offers proprietary and industry-specific specialty components, as well as, a wide array of commercial plumbing products, kitchen exhaust system components, and refrigeration equipment hardware. From small custom designs to large-scale projects, Component Hardware is recognized for providing the industry’s best casting, forging, stamping, machining, injection molding, fabrication and custom sub-assembly solutions to its customers. For more information, please visit www.componenthardware.com.

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Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC Acquires Pristine Environments.

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 2, 2019

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC Acquires Pristine Environments

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS), a leading North American provider of technology-enabled, integrated facility management services to the industrial, commercial, logistics, retail, and grocery sectors, today announced its acquisition of PE Facility Solutions, LLC (“Pristine”), a provider of facility management, contract cleaning and related services. KBS is a portfolio company of San Francisco-based private investment firm GI Partners. Pristine is owned by Massachusetts-based Great Elm Capital Corp.

Mark Minasian, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of KBS stated, “Pristine is an outstanding asset and its integration into the KBS platform is an important step toward advancing our expansion into targeted end markets and services. We look forward to partnering with the Pristine leadership team, a group of top tier industry professionals who share our values and commitment to their people and customers. Combined with KBS, Pristine’s team and customers will benefit from our unmatched technology, world-class service infrastructure and continental scale.”

Hoon Cho, Managing Director at GI Partners stated, “Pristine is the seventh acquisition the KBS team has made during our partnership together, once again demonstrating that KBS is the buyer of choice for middle market facility service firms seeking liquidity, scale or partnership opportunities. We congratulate and welcome the Pristine team to KBS and are excited about the benefits that come to both organizations through this acquisition.”

Fergus O’Connell, Pristine’s Chief Financial Officer stated “We had the opportunity to get to know Mark and the KBS team during the process and were impressed by the clarity of their direction, command of the industry drivers and their intense customer focus. We are very excited to be combining our resources with KBS.” Mr. O’Connell, formerly of ISS UK and North America, will lead the Pristine integration and serve as Executive Vice President for Business Development at KBS going forward.

Added John Ehinger, a Managing Director at Great Elm Capital Management, the investment manager of Great Elm Capital Corp., “We are pleased to have partnered with Mr. O’Connell, Shaun Gordon, Jennifer Mintman and, the rest of the PEFS management team, to successfully monetize the largest position related to the legacy Full Circle portfolio. Utilizing our balance sheet and hands-on approach, the Great Elm team worked closely with PEFS to help grow the business and ultimately position it for sale to a well-respected operator like KBS.”

About KBS

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS) is a leading North American provider of technology-enabled, integrated facility management services to the industrial, commercial, logistics, retail, and grocery sectors. With more than 51,000 active customer locations in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, KBS sets the industry standard for delivering consistently high quality, compliant and cost-effective facility service solutions. Based in Oceanside, Calif., the company is majority owned by GI Partners. For more information on Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, please visit www.kbs-services.com.

About GI Partners

GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised $17 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. For more information on GI Partners, please visit www.gipartners.com.

About PE Facility Services

PE Facility Services (Pristine Environments) manages, maintains and optimizes the performance of mission critical facilities for industrial, institutional corporate real estate owners in nearly 150 million square feet of specialized buildings throughout North America. From life sciences, aerospace, datacenters, oil + gas, telecom, health and wellness, and commercial real estate, our team of nearly 900 professionals keeps these industries buildings and facilities operating efficiently, sustainably and on budget. www.pristine-environments.com.

About Great Elm Capital Corp.

Great Elm Capital Corp. is an externally-managed business development company that invests in the debt instruments of middle market companies with enterprise values typically between $100 million and $2 billion and a focus on special situations and catalyst-driven opportunities. Its stock is traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “GECC”. For more information on GECC, please visit www.greatelmcc.com.

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Contact: Nathaniel Shaw, Chief Commercial Officer, nshaw@kbs-services.com

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ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019: Air Curtains Allowed as Vestibule Substitute

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 29, 2019

ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019: Air Curtains Allowed as Vestibule Substitute

Good news for building owners, engineers/architects, and HVAC contractors who can now save energy, construction costs, and space in commercial facilities with this latest approved code addition.

Doorway air curtains were approved June 25, 2019 as alternatives to vestibules on most commercial building entries in the upcoming ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings.” The professional association’s approved addition requires that the air curtain performance be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220 to ensure it provides a minimum 400-ft/min. airstream velocity at the floor.

This is good news for retail, restaurants, healthcare, hotels, office, and other facility owners, because they can now opt to forego the expense of vestibules in new construction, or repurpose significant square footage for more productive uses by retrofitting existing vestibules. Consulting engineers and architects, who previously were hesitant to replace vestibules with air curtains due to inconsistent code language, now have the support of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019 which will be published this fall. Furthermore, HVAC contractors will see a spike in air curtain installations to accommodate facilities looking to prevent energy loss through their main entries and meet building codes. Air curtains also protect against the infiltration of outdoor air, fumes, flying insects, wind, and dust through open doorways, and contribute to occupant air comfort.

The addition’s “Air Curtain Effectiveness” task force was sponsored by AMCA (Air Movement and Control Association–International), an Arlington Heights, Ill.-based trade association dedicated to certifying manufacturers’ air performance statistics.

“This is the most significant recognition of air curtains as an effective energy conservation device since the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) approved air curtains as vestibule substitutes in 2015.”

– David Johnson, president of AMCA, and director of engineering for air curtain manufacturer, Berner International, New Castle, Pa.

Inclusion in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 required more than eight years of air curtain research and presentations. The IECC code and the high-performance overlay code, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), helped initiate the path to Standard 90.1 acceptance by allowing AMCA-certified air curtains as substitutes for vestibules.  However, ASHRAE’s mechanical, building envelope, and other subcommittees required additional research of real-world air curtain situations such as wind loads and building pressure differentials on an annual national-weighted average basis. Subsequently, the subcommittees accepted AMCA’s commissioned research represented by three third-party lab studies by Montreal-based Concordia University professor, Dr. Liangzhu Wang. All three studies proved air curtains that maintained a minimum 400 ft/min. airstream at the floor (as per ANSI/AMCA Standard 220), were equally effective or better than vestibules in buildings 3,000-square-feet and larger.

Decades ago, two-door vestibules were code-mandated to save building energy. Theoretically, they created an airlock as one door would open and close before the second door opened. However, the emergence of automatic door opening sensor requirements, smaller space-saving dimensions, and other infringements on vestibule effectiveness, helped make air curtains an attractive energy-saving alternative. On average, air curtain-protected doorways were proven to save total building energy usage by a factor of 0.3-2.2% more over that of vestibules, according to Wang’s studies. This illustrates they’re equal or more effective at separating outdoor and indoor environments regardless of door opening styles or cycles.

For a list of AMCA certified Berner air curtains recommended for the main entrance, click here.

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Ferrandino & Son Announces Dr. Kugler as Executive Director of Their Advisory Board for Expanding Healthcare Division

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ferrandino & Son Announces Dr. Kugler as Executive Director of Their Advisory Board for Expanding
Healthcare Division

(Farmingdale, NY – July 23rd, 2019) Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, has announced that Joshua Neil Kugler, M.D. has joined their Advisory Board as Executive Director of Healthcare Facility Services.

“Dr. Kugler brings more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry to Ferrandino & Son,” said Peter Ferrandino, Ferrandino & Son CEO. “Our presence in the healthcare facility space has grown more than 500% in the last 3 years and we anticipate even more aggressive growth in the next 24 months. With Dr. Kugler’s extensive knowledge in the healthcare space and how facilities can impact the patient experience, we see his guidance as business critical as we position ourselves as the premier choice for those healthcare clients who demand a better experience.”

Dr. Kugler currently holds the title of Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine for Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, NY and Regional Medical Director for Island Medical Management.

In addition to serving a residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Kugler also completed an Emergency Medicine Residency, as a Chief Resident at New York University School of Medicine/North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Kugler also has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from Harvard University.

“Dr. Kugler has brought an immediate impact to the business,” said Brandon Ramsey, President of Ferrandino & Son. “His first meeting with a client was a workshop to structure out KPI’s and his insight from the healthcare side of the business helped shape what will likely be the benchmark for KPI’s in the healthcare space for years to come.”

Dr. Kugler is expected to take an active role in program structure and design while hoping to push the healthcare industry as a whole to adopt more stringent guidelines in delivering a more-consistent experience for their patients across the country. He sees Ferrandino & Son as being a critical player in this initiative due to their reach across a variety of patient-facing facility services.

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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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Jeff Lax Appointed President And Partner of Let’s Pave, LLC

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jeff Lax Appointed President And Partner of Let’s Pave, LLC

OAK BROOK, Illinois (July 16, 2019) – Let’s Pave, LLC, a leading national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, is pleased to announce that veteran industry executive Jeff Lax has joined the company as President and Partner. Lax was most recently President and CEO of GemSeal Pavement Products, a leader in the production and distribution of high-quality pavement products, where he led the team through the execution and integration of three acquisitions that doubled both the scale and geographic reach of the business.

At Let’s Pave, Lax will work alongside C.B. Kuzlik, Founder and CEO, to develop and execute the strategic plan for continued, aggressive growth of the company. Lax will also help lead the day-to-day activities of Let’s Pave and will collaborate with partners Mike Rosen and Mike Zator to ensure the “Let’s Pave Difference” is consistently communicated and implemented for all clients across the growing national business. Finally, as the company considers add-on acquisitions to propel continued growth, Lax will contribute his experience in mergers and acquisitions to the deal-making process.

“Jeff is joining Let’s Pave at an exciting time. With the recently announced investment and resources provided by Saw Mill Capital, the company is now better poised to accelerate the growth of the unique business model I helped pioneer,” said C.B. Kuzlik. “Jeff’s strategic thinking and leadership strengths, coupled with his deep knowledge of the materials used by many of our customers, will add a new dimension to our proven team. He will help drive greater quality control and value for our customer base.”

“What I find most exciting about joining Let’s Pave is its track record of the fastest growth in a mature, stable industry,” said Lax. “I have worked with C.B. for many years and have seen him very quickly build a winning team and revolutionize a new approach to pavement maintenance. I’m looking forward to working with C.B., Saw Mill Capital, and the rest of the Let’s Pave team to help the company accelerate its growth and achieve a clear leadership position based on its superior customer experience.”

In addition to strategic planning, finance, and business development experience, Lax served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation officer, which included combat service in the first Gulf War.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering and his MBA from the University of Virginia.

ABOUT LET’S PAVE, LLC:

Let’s Pave provides complete preventative and structural parking lot maintenance services to commercial and industrial properties nationwide as well as partner solutions including pavement planning, contractor procurement, and project management.  Supported by a team of experienced professionals, each with a long history of serving in the national parking lot management industry, Let’s Pave offers unmatched service and quality, all at a lower cost and better value than other paving companies.  For more information, visit www.letspave.com.

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Ferrandino & Son Acquires Enterprise Signs, Securing an Immediate Presence in the National Sign Industry

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 15, 2019

Ferrandino & Son Acquires Enterprise Signs, Securing an Immediate Presence in the National Sign Industry

(Farmingdale, NY – July 15th, 2019) Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, has acquired Enterprise Signs, a national sign maintenance and installation company.

“Enterprise Signs provides an immediate launching pad for our existing clients who want to expand their relationships with Ferrandino & Son,” said Peter Ferrandino, Ferrandino & Son CEO. “Having the chance to leverage an in-house, full service sign company with more than 30 years of experience will allow us to become a more robust solution for our existing client base.”

Enterprise Signs was as much an acquisition of intellectual capital as it was the client relationships that came with them. “The onboarding of more than 5,000 vendor partner relationships in the signage industry creates an immediate presence for our brand,” said Brandon Ramsey, President of Ferrandino & Son. “This acquisition gives us a seat at the table today with clients looking to partner with a full-service sign company.”

Enterprise Signs will be located in Audubon, PA, approximately 25 miles of Philadelphia, PA. There, they will occupy office space on the campus of Ferrandino & Son’s national operational headquarters, which encompasses nearly 50,000 square feet of office space. They have also transitioned to Ferrandino & Son’s technology platform FAST and have bolted on the national project team, which numbers more than 40 Project Managers across the country.

As an inhouse solution for Ferrandino & Son, Enterprise Signs will bring a specific expertise to the signage space. With a strong background in on-demand and preventative maintenance, their presence across the country with more than 5,000 vendor partners will allow them to be an immediate solution for everything from rebranding and national rollouts to handling large and small mergers and acquisitions along with new construction services.

This announcement follows the acquisition of BlueSky Paving just two weeks ago, further strengthening the Ferrandino & Son brand in the multi-site location facility space.

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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.

About Enterprise Signs
Enterprise Signs is a national sign maintenance and programs company. They provide a full suite of services, including both on-demand and preventative maintenance. Leveraging a large team of Project Managers, Enterprise delivers a variety of sign programs, from rebranding and national rollouts to mergers and acquisitions. Learn more at www.enterprisesigns.com. 

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