How to Find the Extra Two (or 10) Percent in Facilities Management

In retail, it’s no longer good enough to simply provide products for sale—online retailers can easily beat brick and mortar stores with a wider range of products, lower prices and the option for customers to shop from their phones anywhere and everywhere. Brick and mortar retailers have to provide an in-store experience that draws customers… Continue Reading >

The Future of NEST

By: Robert Almond, Jr. This past Sunday, we wrapped up over three weekends of holiday festivities. Our Florida party took place earlier this month. The following weekend, we threw our annual party at Auletto’s in Deptford, New Jersey. Between the two parties, we had upwards of 425 family members coming together to celebrate a banner… Continue Reading >

Why You Need Better Quality Assurance for Your FM Services

How much are you really doing in terms of quality assurance for your facility management services? From store layouts to the cleanliness of floors, quality assurance plays a big role in the overall customer experience, and that’s especially true for retail stores. Quality assurance (QA) is one of the most overlooked aspects of facility management… Continue Reading >

Preparing Your Facility for Floods and Hurricanes

By: Bob Baumann Natural disasters are often a reality check for many commercial businesses and their facilities, costing thousands of dollars in lost assets and emergency maintenance services. If recent hurricanes have prompted you to react, now is the best time to get a business continuity plan in place. Waiting to plan will only put… Continue Reading >

Cost Reduction vs. Cost Savings: There’s a BIG Difference!

By: Rick Sung Facility maintenance providers can throw out numbers that look great on paper, but what are they actually offering you? Is it a plan for cost reduction, or a true cost savings strategy that will cut back on your expenses? The confusion for many arises when the meanings of cost reduction and cost… Continue Reading >

Facility Maintenance Tips for Summer: HVAC and Landscaping

Facility maintenance is all about preparation. As the weather changes, so should the focus of your maintenance budgeting strategy. With warm summer months upon us, HVAC and landscaping should become the two most important maintenance projects to keep in check. Did you inspect your HVAC system after spring? Have you prepped your facility for summer… Continue Reading >

How to Optimize Your Maintenance Cost Control Strategy

By: Rick Sung, Vice President of Sales Attempting to manage dwindling funds halfway through a budget cycle can be a difficult situation, especially when emergency maintenance needs arise. Too many times businesses are hit with unexpected maintenance fees that cause overspending, which makes it near impossible to consistently stay within budget. If you find that your… Continue Reading >

How to Simplify Retail Rollouts, Remodels, and Retrofits

Whether you’re a seasonal retail business or in the process of rebranding multiple stores, there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to managing construction rollouts, remodels, and retrofits. Deadlines, tight budgets, and quality of work are all major concerns of retail project management, so it’s important that you’re always able to break… Continue Reading >

Build the Ultimate Team to Reduce Facility Maintenance Costs

By: Jason Bishop To build the ultimate facilities maintenance management team, chances are you don’t need better people. Your people just need better tools to help manage your existing assets. Today, companies most commonly track their assets and work orders in one of three ways: Paper-based methods Spreadsheets Complex software The problem is that these… Continue Reading >

Smarter Maintenance Management With Data-Driven Decisions

By: Rob Almond How the Right CMMS Can Shed Light on Your Metrics Big data for facility maintenance management has been here for a while, but many companies have been slow to take advantage of it. A study by Software Advice (a Gartner company – the leader in technology research), asked owners and facility managers what methods they use… Continue Reading >