Ferrandino & Son Acquires BlueSky Paving, Bolting on a Critical Facility Category for Their Expanding Multi-Site Facility Clients

Ferrandino & Son Acquires BlueSky Paving, Bolting on a Critical Facility Category for Their Expanding Multi-Site Facility Clients

Ferrandino & Son Acquires BlueSky Paving, Bolting on a Critical Facility Category for Their Expanding Multi-Site Facility Clients.

 

(Farmingdale, NY – June 27th, 2019) Ferrandino & Son, a leading national facility maintenance company, has acquired BlueSky Paving, a national asphalt and concrete maintenance and installation company.

“BlueSky Paving brings 30 years of asphalt and concrete experience to our overall value proposition to our clients,” said Peter Ferrandino, Ferrandino & Son CEO. “BlueSky will provide our clients with a total pavement solution while the BlueSky Brand will benefit from the existing resources of Ferrandino & Son, including our existing technology platform, our back end support services and more than 40 Project Managers in the field.”

BlueSky Paving was as much an acquisition of intellectual capital as it was the client relationships that came with them. BlueSky Paving will operate as a separate brand within the multi-site facility space. They will partner directly with their own clients but will also function as an in-house solution for existing Ferrandino & Son clients.

“The acquisition was as much about the synergies in the commercial sector that perfectly aligned with our existing client base as it was about on-boarding the key operational knowledge that we knew would bring immediate credibility to the market,” said Brandon Ramsey, President of Ferrandino & Son. “We expect to see significant opportunities both directly through the BlueSky Brand as well as through the existing clients that call Ferrandino & Son a partner today.”

BlueSky Paving will be located within Ferrandino & Son’s campus in Audubon, PA, approximately 25 miles west of Philadelphia, PA. The campus includes two corporate buildings totaling nearly 50,000 square feet of office 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 BlueSky Paving

BlueSky Paving is a merger of 30 years of commercial paving experience.  With experience both in asphalt and concrete, they will bring a unique approach to pavement asset management under the Ferrandino & Son banner.  Services include routine maintenance, construction, milling and overlays, lot striping, sealcoating, ADA compliance and complete property assessments.
Learn more at www.blueskypaving.com.

 

Managing your Drain Lines

Managing your Drain Lines

Managing your drain lines

Maintaining and Managing Drains

‘Out of sight out of mind’. That’s the problem with the drain line. What we can’t see will hurt us. When the drain line backs up everything connected to it backs up with it.

There are many drain lines within a building and they come in different sizes for different applications. Regardless, they will all need and should be maintained. Depending on what the drain line is used for will determine what type of maintenance is required. For example, a drain line to a hand wash sink in a washroom won’t require as frequent maintenance as a drain line to a sink for a hair wash sink. When you own a business, you should consider having a maintenance plan in effect to protect your company or business from that dreaded blockage that can cost you money in down time. Our plumbers can review your situation and make recommendations to suit your needs.

DRAIN SERVICES:

Having a service or maintenance plan for drain lines may not sound practical but it is prudent. The nature of your business will determine the best plan for you. Keeping drains clear and free flowing is vital for any business. A good plumbing company will be able to offer drain maintenance and drain cleaning for the commercial sector and they will have the proper equipment to do the job. Here are a few examples of maintaining your drains:

  • Main drain maintenance and inspections.

  • Small fixture drain line maintenance and inspections.

  • Floor drain inspection.

  • Cleanout inspections.

  • Vent inspection.

  • Grease trap inspection, cleaning and repair where applicable.

  • Storm water drain line inspection.

Maintained Drains Last Longer.

No matter what the problem may be, your local plumbing professionals will have the best tools for the job. To diagnose major issues deep within drains, technicians utilize high-tech camera systems to spot blockages several feet beneath the surface. Once they’ve spotted the problem, they can then use high-pressure water jetting to penetrate through thick grease, sludge or roots that may be disrupting water flow. All of this is done without being invasive and without major disruption to business operations. Maintaining and managing your drain lines is one of the most important parts of owning a business. Being proactive will help avoid problems down the line – literally!

Contact Us

To learn more about facilities maintenance or comprehensive plumbing programs for your multi-site portfolio, give Ferrandino & Son a call at:

866-571-4609

and ask to speak to someone in our Business Development Team. You can also reach us at:

sales@ferrandinoandson.com.

7 Things to Consider when Contracting a Commercial Plumber for your Business

7 Things to Consider when Contracting a Commercial Plumber for your Business

7 Things to Consider when Contracting a Commercial Plumber for your Business.

The plumbing system in a commercial building is much more complex than a residential plumbing system and often a forgotten part of the business. The plumbing system is taken for granted until something starts leaking or stops running. Any business, large or small, must remain open and run efficiently in order to be successful and profitable. A sudden failure in the plumbing system could stop any business in its’ tracks.

The following are some things to consider when it comes to hiring a commercial plumber to work in your building. You don’t want to make costly mistakes when it comes to your commercial plumbing. You want to make sure the plumber you are hiring is licensed and insured, as well as knowledgeable and experienced in the commercial aspects of plumbing. Hiring a licensed plumber with commercial plumbing experience isn’t as simple as it should be, and there are several things that you don’t want to go wrong during the process. In order to ensure that your commercial plumbing needs are met and the best possible services rendered, you’ll have to shop around before making your decision.

Here are 7 things you need to consider before securing the services of a commercial plumber:

1. Is the plumber licensed, experienced and insured?

Licensed plumbers will be more likely to have the knowledge necessary to ensure any work you have done follows all plumbing and building codes; liability insurance will protect both parties in the unlikely event of a costly mistake. Both are critical when it comes to hiring a commercial plumbing contractor. Remember, a commercial plumber should be experienced with plumbing repairs and maintenance for businesses of all types. Think of the many types of businesses that rely on plumbers. Everything from a gas station to a restaurant to a manufacturing plant needs working plumbing so the commercial plumber you hire should have experience fixing the plumbing in your specific type of business.

2. Does the plumbing company charge for estimates?

Before the plumber comes out to your business, make sure you know whether you’ll be charged for the inspection. It depends on the plumbing company whether or not this fee will be assessed. Sometimes these fees are called “trip charges”. That’s just the cost for the plumber to stop by and assess your problem before any real work begins.

3. Are rates hourly or does the plumber charge a flat rate fee?

In order to avoid unnecessary overages, check to make sure the number the plumber quotes you is either all-inclusive of the labor and parts necessary or if you will be charged by the hour. You don’t want to get nickel-and-dimed by the company for unknown charges. It pays to know exactly what they’re charging you for and how they’re levying those charges.

4. How long has the plumbing company been in business?

Commercial plumbers that have been around for a while will be more likely to have favorable reviews from the community. In addition, an older, better established company is more likely to have experienced plumbers with proven track records for good quality work. Established companies are also more likely to provide 24-hour emergency service. Remember, your business may be at a standstill until the plumber can fix the problem.

5. Can the plumber provide references of other customers?

It is always good to try to obtain references from the plumber from customers they have previously done work for. These references can be contacted and can provide valuable information about the plumber. This will build confidence in your decision on who you hire for your plumbing work.

6. Does the plumbing company sub-contract their work?

Some companies will sub-contract their work to other plumbers or independent contractors. This is not always the case, but it is something that should be asked when hiring a plumbing company. You want to be sure the plumber doing your work is a qualified employee of the company you are hiring.

7. What is the warranty policy?

It’s important for plumbers to guarantee their labor when they are rendering services to your business. Be sure to learn what the protocol is for claiming a warranty before you sign on the dotted line. Most often the plumbing fixtures are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, but you should be concerned about how long the plumber will guarantee his personal work (labor).

If your commercial plumber has checked off all 7 things to consider when hiring a commericial plumber, you are in good shape to finish the project!

Contact Us

To learn more about plumbing programs for your multi-site portfolio, give Ferrandino & Son a call at:

866-571-4609

and ask to speak to someone in our Business Development Team. You can also reach us at:

 sales@ferrandinoandson.com