GBCA Member Jenkintown Building Services was recently spotlighted by the Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com) for its role in supporting local business development and employment. GBCA is proud that our members—in many sectors of the commercial construction industry—are building up the city’s economy and workforce.
From Philly.com:[Marty Tuzman, t]he second-generation owner and CEO of Jenkintown Building Services, founded in 1933, was applauded … for the launch of Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity, or PAGE — a citywide buy-local effort to create thousands of new jobs by steering hundreds of millions of dollars to local businesses. …
PAGE’s initial goal is to localize $500 million in contracts at city hospitals and universities for goods and services — such as office supplies, lab equipment, food, video production, and web design — and create as many as 5,000 living-wage, middle-skill jobs for Philadelphia residents in eight to 10 years. Currently, 13 anchor employers and the Commerce Department have signed on.
With about 75 percent of its client base located in the city, Jenkintown Building Services already does work for some of PAGE’s founding institutional employers, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Other clients range from the heights of the city to ground level, including both Comcast towers to smaller office and residential buildings as well as schools, restaurants and stores.
About Jenkintown Building Services
Jenkintown Building Services began in 1933 as a residential/storefront window cleaning company and has experienced dynamic growth over the past eight decades. It services many of the high-rise properties in Center City Philadelphia and beyond including Comcast Tower, One & Two Liberty Place, CIRA Centre, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Residences At The Ritz Carlton, all three major sports and entertainment stadiums, etc. It is the company called upon by construction and engineering firms for the majority of post-construction cleanings in the area. Its expertise in servicing buildings allows us to offer an array of services beyond window cleaning including power washing, bird abatement, awning and canopy cleaning, graffiti removal, etc. It is locally based with the largest team of high-rise technicians in the region. It is able to service the entire Philadelphia region and beyond.