• For more than 20 years, NEST has supported our clients in achieving their business goals by using construction and facility maintenance programs as a core strategy of success. From its humble start with four employees and a milk-crate filing system, NEST has grown to be the proven multi-facility and construction management business advisor for banks, retailers, hotels, restaurants, and schools worldwide. We’ve redesigned what success in multi-facility management looks like. After all, we invented it.

  • With the premise that long-term relationships are developed and maintained one day at a time, Bob Almond had the passion to build a new and innovative product that would change the industry and in 1994, he decided to do just that when he started NEST Nationwide. The term “NEST” is an acronym for “Negative Expense Systems Technology”. Bob’s goal was to bring financial acumen to the facilities world by using customized systems and technologies to drive the process for both construction and maintenance within multi-facility businesses. NEST Nationwide began with just four employees and a few milk crates housing the illustrious filing system.

  • Exceptional service and a steady increase in service providers led NEST to finish the year at $1M in revenue. Bob and his team reinvested every dollar back into the business by purchasing additional office space, an improved technology infrastructure, and attending the first of many trade shows. This growth and exceptional service gave NEST the ability to land its first international client in 1996, which led to changing the name of the company to NEST International. The attitude of his staff was that if the team provided best in class customer service, success would follow. To prove it, the newly minted NEST International doubled previous revenue figures.

  • By the end of the millennia 1999, NEST had multiplied their revenue ten fold and boasted a client roster that included some of North America’s leading retailers. The company chose to reinvest in itself once again, purchasing their headquarters in Southern New Jersey and committed to keeping the company local for the good of its current employees.

  • The years of 2000-2004 were those for growing pains. While NEST was primed for success with a new revenue milestone and a new company headquarters, they also endured changes in their client portfolio. Bob Almond used the setback to remodel his thinking and goals for the future. At this time NEST reinforced their focus to technology and automation. Bob also engaged John Mengelson, a consultant with over 40 years of retail experience, to help determine where the largest opportunities for improvement were. John was integral in helping NEST rebound from this tough time period and for his efforts, he was awarded the NEST Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • With new technology, clients and service providers, Bob decided to focus inward once again and committed to making his employees a top priority. In 2006, Bob implemented the Great Game of Business. The program, taken from the book written by Jack Stack, is an employee bonus plan based on an open book fiscal policy that allows each employee to become a stakeholder and rewards them for healthy business decisions. NEST was also proud to see Rob Almond, Jr. be recognized by Chain Store Age as one of the Top 40 under 40 executives. President Kellie D’Andrea came on board in early 2006 to help drive the mission and vision of the growing organization.

  • NEST continued to have positive revenue growth year after year and by 2009, NEST had reached their milestone of surpassing over 100 employees. That same year, NEST made the change from an off the shelf work order platform to the much more customized and robust “System Z”. The technology allowed the ISPs and clients to benefit from our customization as well. During this time period, NEST stopped accepting US Mail. This was done to ensure our ISPs embraced the technology that we invested in which allowed us to keep our costs competitive. It was this year as well that Bob opened up NEST’s second office in Naples, FL. This was opened to expand the operation of NEST and to also be the headquarters for his residential company — NEST of Florida.

  • Beginning in 2010, the media started to recognize NEST on a regular basis starting with Philly.com crowning the company a Top Workplace Winner. Considering that employees vote for this award through a confidential third party, this award holds a special value for us at NEST. The company achieved this honor again in the following years. NEST once again put a dent in their competitive advantage by expanding their after-hours environment from an “on call” team to keeping the command center fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • In 2011, NEST was ranked on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Since the early 1980s, savvy business leaders and entrepreneurs await Inc. Magazine’s annual 500/5000 list. NEST has been placed on the Inc. Magazine 500/5000 list for four straight years. Bob was also proud to see his team receive the Vendor of the Year award from Office Max.

  • In addition to being ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the second year in a row, Philadelphia Business Journal recognized NEST with the BEST Places to Work Award. Continuing to separate themselves from the competition, NEST also added a new team, the ISP Compliancy group, whose purpose was solely dedicated to the ongoing relationship building with its ISP network. The feedback form our ISPs significantly improved since they now had a team to go to for scorecard reviews, business portfolio expansion, and discounts on a variety of products to help drive their business.

  • In 2013, South Jersey Biz, southern New Jersey’s premiere business to business publication, named NEST as a Best Place to Work. NEST also landed on the Inc. 500/5000 list for a third year in a row. NEST continued to outgrow its space and moved to an 8000 square foot office to expand their Florida footprint. With no more space in the New Jersey office, Bob and his team had to take their annual Breakfast with Santa event from the town hall room to the local fire hall, which now brings in hundreds of NEST’s team members and their families each year. NEST also expanded their executive team by bringing in Bill Bub as the Vice President of Operations.

  • In 2014, NEST celebrated another year of many awards, showing the company’s continual strive toward success in new areas. NEST was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal with the Philadelphia 100 Award. For the fourth consecutive year, NEST made the Inc. 500/5000 list. In addition, Rob Almond, Jr was recognized by SNJ Business People as a 40 Under 40 Business Leader and was also a recipient of the Executive Management Awards presented by Smart CEO magazine. For the second time in four years, NEST was also recognized by Philly.com for as a Top Workplace, voted by the people. The NEST family also began to expand its community footprint by contributing to several philanthropic organizations including the National MS Society, Friends of Foster, The Little Rock Foundation, and Pancreatic Cancer. In December, NEST celebrated their 20th year in business with a holiday party of close to 400 employees and guests. Once again NEST expanded their executive team by bringing on Rick Sung as the Vice President of Sales.

  • In 2015, the year kicked off with Smart CEO Magazine’s recognition of NEST and Chairman Bob Almond as a Future 50 Winner. Only 50 fast-growth, mid-sized companies in the Philadelphia region were recognized. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. Part of this growth meant moving into a third office space in Mantua, NJ. Throughout the year, NEST will be celebrating their 20th year anniversary and introducing their new branding, focusing on Multi-Facility Management.