At their recent awards dinner in early November, the America’s Grow-A-Row organization presented BRAVO! Group Services’ Executive Leadership with the “Cleanin’ Up the Field” Award. This award recognizes BRAVO!’s commitment to America’s Grow-A-Row, exemplifying the company’s ongoing corporate initiative to support the community and give back to those in need. “It is truly the incomparable […]
Workplace Violence, Can This Happen At My Facility?
Let’s begin with some statistics on workplace violence. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, two million American workers are victims of workplace violence every year. According to the Office for Victims of Crime, there were a total of 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014. Of those deaths, 468 were related to workplace violence. 2% […]
Extend the Life of Carpet — And Reduce Your Environmental Footprint
Each year, approximately 4.7 billion pounds of carpet ends up in landfills, taking an estimated 1,000 years to degrade. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) highlights four strategies for proper carpet maintenance. These strategies will help facility managers reduce their building’s environmental footprint by extending the life of carpets and keeping them […]
Since 1997, BRAVO! has grown to represent one of the largest facility support companies in the country. To keep the momentum of success moving forward, we have made numerous investments as we enthusiastically head into 2018. Throughout 2017, we have focused on realignment of our HR, Finance, Continuous Improvement, and Leadership teams to better support […]
BRAVO! Reinforces Mid-Atlantic Presence With New Regional Vice President
BRAVO! Group Services has named Jim Gorman to the position of Regional Vice President. Mr. Gorman will be responsible for overseeing daily operations throughout the Philadelphia/Delaware portfolio. Mr. Gorman comes to BRAVO! from AlliedBarton Security Services, where he served as Managing Partner, providing exceptional leadership to more than 7000 personnel and servicing 500+ clients in […]
Arc Flash Hazards: Are You and Your Contractors in Compliance with NFPA 70E And OSHA Requirements?
Following NFPA and OSHA safety guidelines is mandatory for everyone. At ControlTemp Mechanical Services (CTMS), a division of BRAVO! Group Services, all our employees are NFPA 70E certified and are fully trained and equipped with the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Below are some of the key components required to be in compliance with NFPA […]
The New Office Design – Collaborative Work Space Changing How Cleaning Gets Done
Keeping tenants happy in collaborative (open) work space requires a different type of cleaning. The fact is many companies are transitioning to a collaborative work space design. The results are: Offices are more densely populated – it is not uncommon to see companies leasing less space and consolidating staff in areas less than half of […]
BRAVO! Group Services Displays Brand Expertise at ISM-NJ Women & Leadership Conference
Michael Amoroso (VP Sales & Marketing at BRAVO! Group Services) and Tori Tietz (Director of Business Development at Control Temp Mechanical Services, a division of BRAVO!) welcomed conference attendees to their booth at the 2017 ISM-NJ Women & Leadership Conference. BRAVO!, one of the largest facility support companies in the country, was founded 20 years […]
Don’t Expose Yourself to Shock or ARC Flash Dangers When Working on Energized Equipment! Control Temp Enforces the Highest Levels of Safety.
At Control Temp Mechanical Services, a division of BRAVO! Group Services, all service technicians and electricians are NFPA 70E certified, fully trained, and equipped with the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Recently, Gary Giambatista (Control Temp VP of Operations and certified NFPA70E instructor) demonstrated the proper use of Level II ARC Fault PPE while terminating […]
BRAVO! Group Services Appoints New Regional Vice President
BRAVO! Group Services has named Dorel Watley to the position of Regional Vice President-Southeast. Dorel will be responsible for overseeing daily operations throughout the Virginia/North Carolina/South Carolina portfolio. With over 10 years of experience in the facility services industry, Dorel brings a strong managerial background to the BRAVO! organization. He comes to BRAVO! from Cavalier […]
BRAVO! Group Services Team Harvests Cabbage and Corn to Help Feed the Hungry
For the second year in a row, BRAVO! Group Services’ Corporate Office team made time to give back to the community through its participation in the America’s Grow-a-Row program, which provides free fresh produce to those in need. The BRAVO! group of volunteers, consisting of employees and family members, harvested 10,000 pounds of corn and […]
BRAVO!’s South Carolina Office Experiences the Awesomeness of Our Universe!
Wish we all could have relocated to our BRAVO! South Carolina office as our regional team experienced the amazing wonder of the solar eclipse, evidenced in the stunning photos that our SC colleagues shared. “Totality really was the most phenomenal thing I’ve ever witnessed,” stated Summer Johnston, BRAVO!’s South Carolina Regional Office Coordinator. “The complete […]
Karen Martinez, President & CEO, Featured in Local Newspaper “Courier News”…Shares BRAVO!’s 20-Year Story of Success
Recently, President & CEO, Karen Martinez, was featured in the "Courier News", a local NJ newspaper, and on mycentraljersey.com, where she discussed her amazing professional journey from founding BRAVO! to celebrating the company's 20th anniversary. Her leadership and entrepreneurial spirit is truly a testament to the successful growth of the company since 1997.
BRAVO! Group Services Achieves Six-Time Winner Status for Industry’s BSCAI Safety Award
BRAVO! Group Services, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) Safety Award for Class D (large employer). This recognition marks the unprecedented sixth time BRAVO! has won this award within the last eight years. “We continue to focus on safety, making it an important KPI,” stated Frank Wardzinski, BRAVO! Chief […]
BRAVO! Group Services Supports BOMA NJ’s Annual Golf Outing
BRAVO! Group Services recently sponsored and participated in the 2017 BOMA NJ Golf Outing, held at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on July 31. Mike Amoroso (pictured on far left) of BRAVO! and Tori Tietz (pictured 2nd from right) of Control Temp Mechanical Services (a division of BRAVO!) enjoyed a beautiful day and a fun round […]
BRAVO! Managers Enjoy “Appreciation Night” as Recognition for Performance Excellence
On a recent summer evening in late July, BRAVO! Group Services acknowledged their hardworking managers by hosting an Appreciation Night for the group at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The dedicated team was recognized for their very successful and thorough turnover of Princeton University’s campus dorms. Working tirelessly throughout the entire Memorial Day […]
NOT IN MY BUILDING! This is the knee jerk reaction we normally hear when we start discussing the concept of converting a facility/property from night cleaning to DAY CLEANING. It is understandable because on the surface, the concerns seem insurmountable and the benefits less obvious.
Summer is here and everyone wants to reduce their ENERGY COST. Before you can address reducing your energy cost you need to understand your commercial electrical bill. The first step in understanding your energy bill is to identify how much power you use and how your usage affects your rates.