Bob Almond established NEST in 1994 after mastering his role within the healthcare industry specializing in retail distribution and corporate procedures. While helping a friend with a regional cleaning business, Bob discovered that there was a problem in connecting local companies to corporate leadership in the facility maintenance industry. At the same time, he knew corporations needed to maintain a quality appearance in multiple locations. NEST was born from this combined need.
As NEST grew, Bob found he had even more solutions to offer. His business acumen allowed him to innovate a work order process to simplify invoicing and helped corporations look at data across the board to reduce costs where possible. NEST was then built into a strategic business advisor offering the NEST Method™, an approach to business that includes consulting, technology and financial solutions, backed by superior customer service. NEST Facilitate™ is the flagship product of the NEST Method™ and key component in the success of the company. It was built to be a powerful tool with proprietary technology that ensures optimal spending and quality across the service landscape and is considered by industry experts as a disruptive innovation in the marketplace. NEST is now named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine. In addition to winning Best Places to Work for four consecutive years, the company also accepted the award for Future 50 by SmartCEO, a program that recognizes 50 fast-growth, mid-sized companies.
After 20 successful years, Bob stepped into his new role as Chairman of the Board of NEST, a panel filled with industry and financial leaders. Bob knows he has put together a team of the right people to lead this company through continued success for the next twenty years and beyond. In addition to joining the Board of Directors of NEST, he has also joined the Board of Directors of Friends of Foster Children and the Advisory Board of SPECS – Store Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities Services.
Bob believes his greatest assets are his own employees and service providers, because, while he does work with multi-billion dollar corporations, it all comes down to a personal touch. People are the driving force of any successful business. Bob’s greatest personal achievement has been his successful marriage of over forty years, his children and grandchildren. His belief of always doing the right thing has helped in both his family life and charity work. Bob was taught and has carried on the tradition of always giving something–money, time or effort. He enjoys supporting the Knights of Columbus, Friends of Foster Care, Pancreatic Cancer Fund as well as other local charities.