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DWM Construction & Renovation Announces Promotion

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 13, 2019

DWM Construction & Renovation Announces Promotion

Jennifer Boivin Promoted to Solutions Manager, Construction & Renovation

 

LATHAM, NY -  DWM Construction & Renovation announced today the promotion of Jennifer Boivin to Solutions Manager, Construction & Renovation. Boivin previously serviced as Team Lead, Construction & Renovation.

Boivin joined DWM in 2010 as what is now a Facility Solutions Coordinator. After a short break to have her daughter, Boivin rejoined DWM in 2016 as a Project Manager and was promoted to Team Lead, Construciton & Renovation in 2017.

Boivin has helped grow and scale DWM's Construction & Renovation Division through the implementation of best practices and a commitment to client solution standards. Boivin's results-driven leadership made her the natural choice to fulfill the new role of Solutions Manager for DWM's fastest-growing division.

"Since joining DWM, Jennifer has been instrumental in the substantial growth of DWM's Construction & Renovation Division," said Ryan Knapp, Director, Construction & Renovation. "Jennifer's commitment to excellence have produced exceptional results for DWM and our clients. We are excited to recognize Jennifer for her efforts as a professional, mentor, and role model." 

In her new role, Boivin will assist in the design and implementation of new processes and best practices to support divisional growth. Additionally, she will monitor and track job costing trends to ensure budget guidelines are met for all clients. 

Boivin graduated from Westfield State University as Cum Laude with a BS in Business Management/ Marketing. 

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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Allison Bishop Earns 40 Under 40 Distinction from Albany Business Review

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 11, 2019

Allison Bishop Earns 40 Under 40 Distinction from Albany Business Review

DWM Director of Marketing Recognized as Up-and-Coming Leader



Latham, NY--
DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions announced today that Director of Marketing Allison Bishop earned a spot on the 2019 40 Under 40 by the Albany Business Review. The honorees were selected from more than 350 nominations by an advisory committee of business leaders. The Albany Business Review’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes up-and-coming executives, innovators and thought leaders who will shape the future of Albany.

Bishop joined the DWM team in 2014 with a mission to develop a fledging marketing department which had never had official leadership to a professional one that promoted the company both internally and externally. During Bishop’s time, DWM has experienced great successes, including being named to multiple lists for top workplaces as well as earning the Inc. 5000 four separate times. During her time, DWM has experienced growth of 59% acquiring 30 more national customers.

“I could not be more proud of Allison for her accomplishments at DWM,” said President and CEO David Meeks. “The honor of being named a 40 Under 40 recipient recognizes what we already knew—Allison is one of best at her profession in the Capital District. I am not sure what we would do without her.”

Bishop will be honored by the Albany Business Review on May 12 at the Hilton Albany. The event that typically draws upward of 800 people. Bishop attended Russell Sage College graduating Manga Cum Laude in Business and Organizational Management and Communications. She also obtained her MBA graduating Cum Laude from The Sage Colleges School of Management.

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Heritage Parts Launches Master Distribution Agreement with Kelvinator Commercial

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Heritage Parts Launches Master Distribution Agreement with Kelvinator Commercial

 

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – March 5, 2019 – Heritage Parts announced today that it has entered into a master distribution agreement with Kelvinator Commercial Refrigeration to offer efficient delivery of genuine Kelvinator Commercial parts to customers throughout the United States.

The partnership with Heritage benefits Kelvinator Commercial customers by providing industry-best customer service, convenient online ordering, a large inventory of 100 percent genuine Kelvinator Commercial parts and same-day shipping as late as 8 PM EST. All Authorized Kelvinator Commercial Service Agents will continue to receive a discount on spare parts purchased through Heritage Parts.

“We are excited to add Kelvinator Commercial to our growing roster of master distribution agreement partners and to further our commitment to being a one-stop source 100 percent Genuine OEM parts for our customers throughout the foodservice industry,” said Tom Szafranski, Heritage Executive Vice President, OEM Relationships. “Heritage is committed to supporting our partners with dedicated parts expertise, advanced technology solutions and logistics excellence which not only benefits the manufacturers, but our shared customers as well.”

Kelvinator Commercial authorized service agents will continue to enjoy the benefits of buying direct, plus the added convenience of 24/7 access to parts via the Heritage mobile app. Through the app, they can quickly reference equipment manuals and parts diagrams and use Heritage’s Expert ID360 with state-of-the-art viewing technology that provides 360 degrees of rotation for greater confidence in part selection. For end-user customers, the added parts availability will allow them to more efficiently minimize equipment downtime while also enjoying the Heritage customer-centric platform that keeps them connected to their Parts Expert via phone, email, text and chat.

Master distributor agreements offer an innovative supply chain solution for foodservice equipment manufacturers to manage their parts supply. Heritage’s master distributor partners benefit from the added value of aftermarket insights, dedicated inventory management and customer service expertise. Stocking parts from more than 800 OEM partners, Heritage supplies the original part that was specifically designed for critical commercial kitchen equipment, lowering maintenance demands and increasing efficiencies.

About Kelvinator Commercial
For decades, the Kelvinator brand has been synonymous with quality and performance. The Kelvinator Commercial refrigeration line includes stainless steel door refrigerators and upright freezers, high-performance chest freezers and glass top ice cream display freezers, designed to provide years of trouble-free service in demanding commercial applications. All Kelvinator Commercial refrigerators and freezers meet NSF / ANSI 7 standards for food service application. To learn more about Kelvinator Commercial, visit https://www.kelvinatorcommercial.com/.

About Heritage Parts
Founded in 1987, Heritage Parts is North America’s leading provider of 100% Genuine OEM replacement parts for commercial and institutional kitchen equipment. The success of the Heritage Parts Expert team sets it apart due to its unmatched customer service and evolution of technology solutions for the foodservice industry. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana,. The company’s continued mission is to provide the highest quality personal care ensuring a positive service experience, and to promote OEM partnerships through extension of the OEM’s brand and service reach beyond existing networks. For more information, visit https://www.heritageparts.com/.

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DWM Construction & Renovation Announces Promotion

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 22, 2019

DWM Construction & Renovation Announces Promotion

Hannah Bourque Promoted to Project Manager

LATHAM, NY -  DWM Construction & Renovation announced today the promotion of Hannah Bourque to Project Manager. Bourque previously serviced as Project Coordinator.

Bourque joined DWM in 2017 with five years of construction project management experience. As a Project Coordinator, Bourque was responsible for organizing, estimating, and overseeing large bids & jobs for DWM's national clients. Her com

mitment to adhering to budgets and timelines made her the natural choice to fulfill the role of Project Manager for DWM's fast-growing division.

"Since joining DWM, Hannah has been instrumental in the growth and successes of DWM's Construction & Renovation Division," said Ryan Knapp, Director, Construction & Renovation. "Hannah's experience, focus, and calm demeanor will certainly benefit clients as she grows her responsibilities within DWM."

In Bourque's new role, she will play a larger part in overseeing the completion of projects from planning to completion. She will play a key role in implementing division-wide best-practices through participating in new hire training and development. 

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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Smart Care® Equipment Solutions Announces Acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Smart Care® Equipment Solutions Announces Acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance

Smart Care Continues to Build Premier, National Commercial Kitchen Equipment Company

with their Third Acquisition

 

ST. PAUL, February 11, 2019 – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announces the acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance, a leading provider of commercial kitchen equipment repair and maintenance services to the commercial food service industry. Located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Mid-South provides commercial kitchen equipment repair services and HVAC repair, as well as plumbing, electrical, and facility maintenance in the greater Nashville area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


“The acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance is a part of our strategic plan to grow through acquisitions. Additionally, we are very focused on high growth markets like Nashville,” said Bill Emory, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Care. “As we got to know the leadership of Mid-South, it became clear we share the same vision, values and commitment to both employees and customers. We’re delighted to welcome the 44 employees of Mid-South Maintenance to the Smart Care family. Additionally, we are very pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Garrett to General Manager. Gary is a trained chef and brings a wealth of industry experience, including his contributions to Mid-South over the past several years.”

 

This is Smart Care’s third acquisition of a service company in the last 12 months and grows Smart Care’s total number of technicians to more than 600 nationwide. The Mid-South Maintenance team brings extensive knowledge and experience in commercial kitchen repair, in addition to HVAC and other related service capabilities. “We are excited to join the Smart Care team and be part of their growing success,” said Gary Garrett, General Manager, Mid-South Maintenance. “With our combined teams, we will further strengthen our position in Nashville. Mid-South will continue to run as an independent division of Smart Care and I believe that with our ability to tap into Smart Care’s training, technical support and access to parts, Mid-South will be a better company for our customers and employees.”

 

Mid-South Maintenance was founded in 1992 by Winston Templet, the company’s sole owner, who started as a technician and built the business from a single service van. Winston’s decision to sell Mid-South was driven by his desire to devote more time to his real estate business. Mid-South’s proven history of strong service delivery is a great addition to the Smart Care portfolio of companies, including REMCO and Alpro.

 

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.

 

About Mid-South Maintenance

Founded in 1992, Mid-South Maintenance is a full service Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) restaurant equipment repair company in the Nashville area. The company operates in the greater Nashville, TN area and provides commercial kitchen equipment services, HVAC repair, as well as plumbing, electrical and facility maintenance services. A team of highly skilled technicians and support personnel continuously strives to deliver the best customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.midsouthmaintenance.com.

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CO2Meter, Inc Names Travis Lenander as Next CEO

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CO2Meter, Inc names Travis Lenander as next CEO

Ormond Beach, FL. February 19, 2019 — CO2Meter, Inc. announced today changes in its ownership and management structures that prepare the company for the next phase of growth.  Travis Lenander is now owner and Chief Executive Officer of CO2Meter, Inc. ensuring continuity in the business and future success.

“Travis has made significant positive impacts in our total business that helped our overall strategy and structure, we have positioned the business for continued future growth”, stated Irene Hicks, former CEO. She added that “he provides great leadership, dedication and continues to push the development of CO2Meter in terms of innovation, advancement and longevity. Ray and I are completely confident in Travis and his ability to continue to grow the CO2Meter business, retain our dedicated staff, as well as servicing our current and new customers effectively”.  Ray Hicks, former President, noted that “the entire CO2Meter team is very excited to see Travis continue his efforts and lead us towards even greater success in the future”.

Lenander joined CO2Meter, Inc. in 2017 as the Vice President of Operations leading the company’s supply chain, manufacturing and engineering upgrades, while taking an active role on the company’s management team.  His leadership and diverse background were an early indicator of success and translated seamlessly to CO2Meter helping to grow the company’s customer base substantially while doubling revenue. Prior to joining CO2Meter Inc, Lenander has held roles in sales management, business development, operations and management consulting with Fortune 500 companies GE and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

“Over the past 10 years, Irene and Ray have built a solid foundation for the CO2Meter business as well as finding and retaining the most talented team in the industry.  In addition to being highly recognized by our customers, partners and suppliers worldwide as leaders in the gas detection and monitoring market, they have positioned CO2Meter as the preeminent business in our space.  I look forward to building upon the outstanding foundation with future product innovation, technology advancements, furthering our application reach, and to finding talented employees that will continue our growth trajectory”, adds Lenander. 

Irene and Ray Hicks, former CO2Meter CEO and President respectively, will now take active roles as CEO and President of CO2Meter’s new sister company GasLab.com, focusing on sensor technologies.  Additionally, Ray Hicks will remain on as Manager of Engineering at CO2Meter, Inc. to lead the engineering department, R&D and provide support in advancing CO2Meter’s current gas detection technologies and product innovation.

For additional inquiries please contact the CO2Meter team at, Marketing@CO2Meter.com

About CO2Meter, Inc.
CO2Meter is a Florida based designer and manufacturer of high-quality gas detection and monitoring devices. Our approach is one based in the science of gas and how best to accurately and repeatedly measure that gas for the end users’ purposes. Our business partners in hospitality, brewing, agriculture, HVAC, science and laboratories, safety, research, pharmaceuticals, beverage, and other fields find our devices to be highly accurate and cost effective.

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Instakey® Promotes Cita Doyle, LPQ, To VP Of Sales & Marketing

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Instakey® Promotes Cita Doyle, LPQ, To VP Of Sales & Marketing

 

Lakewood, Colorado - February 1, 2019 – InstaKey® Security Systems is proud to announce the promotion of Cita Doyle, LPQ to Vice President of Sales and Marketing – National Accounts.

Since joining InstaKey® Security Systems in 2001, Ms. Doyle has been essential to the company’s growth and success. From beginning as a Western Sales Manager to becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing, she truly has demonstrated a passion for the brand and a drive to deliver excellence for our clients. In her new role, Ms. Doyle shall use her in-depth knowledge of the industry and offerings to grow and develop our National Accounts.  With a solution focused approach and collaborate style, she has become a recognized trusted partner and leader in the industry.

“We are very pleased to make this announcement. Cita is a valued partner and colleague. Her focus and persistence, proven industry knowledge, and extensive experience will continue helping us expand our reach and create more value for our clients”, stated Ryan Carter, Chief Executive Officer.

We hope you will join us in extending “Congratulations” to our new VP of Sales and Marketing – National Accounts!

 

About InstaKey® Security Systems
For professionals charged with managing physical security and loss prevention, who need to keep track of brass keys and reduce operating costs, InstaKey® is the only provider that offers a consultative partnership behind hardware and software, making key tracking and cost control significantly impactful to your bottom line, unlike other mechanical lock and key manufacturers who provide hardware only. For additional information please visit 
www.instakey.com or call us at +1 (800) 316-5397.

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Instakey® Promotes Cita Doyle, LPQ, To VP Of Sales & Marketing

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Instakey® Promotes Cita Doyle, LPQ, To VP Of Sales & Marketing

 

Lakewood, Colorado - February 1, 2019 – InstaKey® Security Systems is proud to announce the promotion of Cita Doyle, LPQ to Vice President of Sales and Marketing – National Accounts.

Since joining InstaKey® Security Systems in 2001, Ms. Doyle has been essential to the company’s growth and success. From beginning as a Western Sales Manager to becoming the Director of Sales and Marketing, she truly has demonstrated a passion for the brand and a drive to deliver excellence for our clients. In her new role, Ms. Doyle shall use her in-depth knowledge of the industry and offerings to grow and develop our National Accounts.  With a solution focused approach and collaborate style, she has become a recognized trusted partner and leader in the industry.

“We are very pleased to make this announcement. Cita is a valued partner and colleague. Her focus and persistence, proven industry knowledge, and extensive experience will continue helping us expand our reach and create more value for our clients”, stated Ryan Carter, Chief Executive Officer.

We hope you will join us in extending “Congratulations” to our new VP of Sales and Marketing – National Accounts!

 

About InstaKey® Security Systems
For professionals charged with managing physical security and loss prevention, who need to keep track of brass keys and reduce operating costs, InstaKey® is the only provider that offers a consultative partnership behind hardware and software, making key tracking and cost control significantly impactful to your bottom line, unlike other mechanical lock and key manufacturers who provide hardware only. For additional information please visit 
www.instakey.com or call us at +1 (800) 316-5397.

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LCS Facility Group’s Daniel, Joseph and Domenico Lepore presented the “Next Generation Award” by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

LCS Facility Group’s Daniel, Joseph and Domenico Lepore presented the “Next Generation Award” by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

 

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (January 28, 2019) — Daniel, Joseph and Domenico Lepore, sons of Joe and Maria Lepore, owners of LCS Facility Group, were selected as the recipients of the Next Generation Award by The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. LCS Facility Group is the region’s most experienced and largest provider of commercial cleaning and facilities management solutions. The three sons will be honored at an awards dinner and celebration at February 2, 2019 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie.

 

Daniel, Joseph and Domenico were selected for this award by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their ability to stand the test of time in working within a family owned business which is passing successfully down to the next generation.

 

LCS Facility Group began with Joe Lepore’s dream, vision and old-world work ethic more than 20 years ago. The company has grown rapidly into a dynamic business providing commercial cleaning, facility maintenance, landscape maintenance and construction services to businesses located throughout the tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey; Napa, California and San Antonio, Texas. LCS now employees over 400 employees.  Daniel, Joseph and Domenico have all inherited their parents’ vision, passion and drive, continuing to make LCS the incredible and successful business it is today.

 

“We are appreciative of this honor and recognition by the Chamber” states Daniel Lepore, eldest son and Executive Vice-President of LCS. “Joseph, Domenico and I are proud to take my parent’s efforts and dream forward to this next generation. They have set a high bar for us in terms of their accomplishments and contributions to the community – something we will work hard to continue.”

 

About LCS

LCS Facility Group is an industry leader in providing the highest quality expertise and professional, full-service cleaning and facilities management services to the commercial sector. LCS Facility Group’s services include cleaning, facility maintenance, landscaping and property maintenance; snow and ice removal; hospitality and stewarding services; construction support services; specialty services and more. For additional information, visit: http://www.lcsfacilitygroup.com

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DWM Water Filtration Announces Promotion

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DWM Water Filtration Announces Promotion

Dovie Wood Promoted to Water Filtration Specialist

LATHAM, NY -  DWM Water Filtration announced today the promotion of Dovie Wood to Water Filtration Specialist. 

Wood joined DWM in 2016 as a Customer Service Coordinator. Her commitment to clients coupled with her mechanical background has resulted in outstanding results for our clients. Wood's ability to troubleshoot common problems has resulted in high first time fix rates for our clients.

In her new role, Wood will be responsible for troubleshooting water filtration service requests, dispatching escalated issue to local technicians, and assisting on-site technicians for installs & repairs on water systems. She will also be responsible for the fabrication of water bypass and component boards.

“DWM is very happy to recognize Dovie with her promotion to Water Filtration Specialist," said Katie Whitt, VP of Strategic Accounts. Our water filtration clients will undoubtedly benefit from her mechanical knowledge and facility solutions experience.”

Wood has an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Schenectady County Community College.

 

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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