April 13, 2020
For five generations Janitronics Building Services, which is locally owned and managed, has worked with its clients to enhance the investment value of their properties by providing responsive and comprehensive building services.
Janitronics is prepared to support the re-opening of the Commonwealth. Governor Baker has announced the implementation of a Four Phase Plan (link here) to provide for a safe, cautious, and responsible approach to returning to business as usual.
On May 25th, lab and office spaces in Massachusetts will be allowed to re-open (however, Boston offices must wait until June 1st). The existing Stay at Home Advisory will shift to a Safer at Home Advisory to encourage people to continue to work from home if possible, and for at-risk populations (for instance, over 65 years of age) to continue to avoid public spaces like offices and retail businesses.
The health and safety of our employees, client partners and communities is our highest priority at Janitronics Building Services. With our internal health taskforce and resources outside our organization, we have developed a comprehensive janitorial response to these unprecedented times.This plan will encompass all aspects of janitorial operations, including cleaning, social distancing, health screening and PPE, and effective health communication, and will be guided by research and science to ensure the appropriate response.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Janitronics Building Services works hard to educate and outfit our employees appropriately. We have contracted a company to make face coverings for our workforce helping to protect them and our clients as recommended by Local, State and Federal leaders. We have provided educational and timely updates to keep our employees aware, following all new guidelines as soon as they come out. We also continue to use technology to provide ongoing communications with our Managers and On-Site teams.
This week, we decided to share our most recent communication with you.
Local and state governments across the country are instituting increasingly stringent restrictions on gathering to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19 throughout our communities. Janitronics Building Services continues to monitor the current reports and guidance from the CDC, WHO, and public health officials and implement their recommendations into our operations. With many of you instituting remote work policies within your organizations, we would like to provide updates on our continued operations in times of limited occupancy.
The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and the World Health Organization (WHO) recently characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring this situation and is working with state and local public health partners to respond to this rapidly evolving public health threat. Janitronics Building Services COVID-19 Committee continues to monitor the current reports and guidance from public health officials and implement their recommendations into our operations.
Janitronics Building Services is following developments, especially here in Massachusetts, to stay ahead of this emerging public health situation. The MA Dept. of Public Health is providing daily updates, which includes corporate meetings and associated confirmed cases from late February. The MA Dept. of Public Health asserts, “The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low at this time.”
Win or lose, everyone is a winner on The Stars baseball team. Janitronics Building Services own Rafael Moscat, his fellow coaches and baseball team of teenagers, The Stars, traveled to the Dominican Republic, many for the first time, to compete with teenage baseball players from that country. For many, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the country where many of their family members were born and fabulous baseball players are made. All of the money to fund this trip has been raised by the team and their coaches through donations and raffle ticket sales. Thank you Janitronics Building Services, Joe's American Bar & Grill in Dedham and Old Team Service for helping to fund this special trip. And congratulations to The Stars for all their determination, hard work and team spirit!
Tracking growth in the Boston market, The Real Reporter highlights Janitronics Building Services.
As we celebrate the conclusion of a wonderful year, Janitronics Building Services announces the following promotions:
Scott Smarse joined our client services team in 2016 and has done an outstanding job supporting our Operations Team with multiple client portfolios. Scott has been promoted to Director of Client Services.
Tim Cullinan joined Janitronics as a Director of Client Services in 2015 and continues to build a strong presence within our client network. Tim will continue to research new business opportunities with existing clients as well as innovations in equipment and supplies that will help us lead the way in 2020 as Vice President of Client Relations.
Luis Nova joined Janitronics in 2006 and has spent most of his time working directly with key accounts in a suburban portfolio. Along with those responsibilities, Luis has been instrumental in helping implement and improve our payroll software and other rapidly changing technologies. Luis will now begin his role in Client Relations.
Please join us in congratulating Scott, Tim and Luis!
Read the Boston Business Journal's recap of stories from 2019, here's what crushed it, and what got crushed.
MassEcon finished the year strong with their Annual Meeting and Holiday Lunch, sponsored by Janitronics Building Services. Once again bringing the private and public sector together, MassEcon facilitated new projects from in the State, out of the State and even Internationally, helping to fuel continued economic growth and stability in Massachusetts. The Janitronics Team enjoyed the holiday lunch as well.
This year, Janitronics Building Services joined over 600 industry colleagues to celebrate the Annual BOMA Boston TOBY Awards. This event honors both industry profeesionasl and the buildings they manage throughout the Greater Boston Region. Winners will move on to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Region and if successful there, ultimately compete in the Internationals. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
The Boston Business Journal today released their annual list of largest Janitorial Services providers. Janitronics Building Services was ranked third largest overall and largest local company in the Boston Market. Family owned and operated for over 42 years, Janitronics Building Services is proud of our focus in the Boston market, our attention to Customer Service as well as our training in both commercial office and life science environments. Our long term partnerships are our company's foundation and allow us to grow as new opportunities arise.
Janitronics Building Services once again was a proud sponsor of Dunkin Brands Annual Joy in Childhood event. Taking place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza each year, Dunkin Brands looks to raise money to battle childhood hunger and illness. They have already raised millions of dollars Nationally through corporate, franchisee and consumer donations. The event raised over $550,000, significantly over their original fundraising goal.
It was a busy day of celebrations today as Janitronics Building Services enjoyed Ocktoberfest with MassBio in Cambridge and FallFest with BOMA Boston in Boston. The rain couldn't damper Ocktoberfest, which is traditionally held outside on the Technology Square Lawn. The event was brought inside and had a great turnout. BOMA Fallfest visited the new food hall at 401 Park. Thanks Samuels & Associates for hosting!
Janitronics Building Services was proud to again sponsor MassBio in their annual Golf Classic to support MassBioEd. Held at The International, Bolton, MA, this year brought together many friends and coworkers from the robust Life Sciences community to raise over $220,000.00. The money will be used to create a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs that engage and excite teachers, inspire and propel students and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers. Janitronics Building Services has supported this event for 8 years! It was the 25th Anniversary year of the tournament.
Janitronics Building Services was proud to sponsor the Bisnow Placemaking Summit at the Warrior Ice Arena, home of the Bruins, in the exciting mixed use development, Boston Landing. Along with 300 Real Estate professionals, we learned about what placemaking is and how it can affect modern mixed use developments and help to define a neighborhood.
Janitronics Building Services has once again been named one of Boston's Top Charitable Contributors. Published today and celebrated on September 8, 2019, Janitronics Building Services looks forward to celebrating volunteerism and philanthropy with the other corporate contributors.
Congratulations to Janitronics Building Services Client Partner, SmartLabs as they open their second location in Innovation Square, Boston. This new space continues SmartLabs coworking concept and offers anything from private lab spaces up to large scale lab and office space that supports a secure and scalable research environment. We are proud to be part of your team!
This year Janitronics Building Services was proud to support, along with fellow real estate leaders, the GBREB Foundation’s uAspire Breakfast. This special event honored two of the industry’s long-standing philanthropic champions and benefits Greater Boston students through the GBREB and uAspire College-to-Career Initiative. The fund provides scholarships for many worthy students who might not able to attend college without the financial support and guidance offered through this program.
uAspire First One Award - Robert Deleo, Massachusetts Speaker of the House
GBREB Humanitarian Award - Ed Zuker, Chestnut Hill Realty
GBREB also works with its members to provide scholarship recipients with paid summer internships. During these opportunities to explore future careers in real estate, interns are connected with a mentor to support their ongoing academic and career success.
On May 30, 2019 Janitronics Building Services was pleased to sponsor the 6th Annual Battle of the Biotech Bands. The amazing event allows bands consisting of employees of local biotech companies to compete to win money for the charity of their choice. Taking place each year at Royale, it provides a stage, lights and excitement. Our local biotechs provide the music.
Battle of the Biotech Bands is the only place you can see scientists, charity and rock bands together on one stage. It was a networking event truly unlike any other - an evening not to miss that our industry looks forward to every year. $120,000.00 was raised for local charities and bluebirdbio took home bragging rights.
The 2019 Building Impact NonGala annual event highlighted the community and corporate partners through the annual Impact Awards. This event raised funds for Building Impact's volunteer programming. Janitronics Building Services was happy to provide sponsorship support again this year.
Building Impact’s mission to create stronger and more connected communities is best advanced by each citizen-both corporate and individual, rolling up their sleeves and getting personally involved in helping local communities. The 7th Annual NonGala connected all members from their network, from companies and nonprofits, to volunteers and like-minded professionals, all to support the community.
Congratulations to Corporate Honoree Rockhill Management and Rockpoint Group, Community Impact Honoree Room to Grow as well as all the Impact Award winners.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to welcome LabShares Newton, a shared office and laboratory incubator for emerging biotech and life science companies, to our family of client partners. As they clebrate their Grand Opening, LabShares Netwon has also announced a competition that will allow one innovative company membership and space. This prize is worth $50,000.00. We look forward to the success of LabShares and watching the discoveries that will emerge out of this new space.
Exciting news from our Client Partner, Sage Therapeutics. The FDA has approved Cambridge biopharma Sage Therapeutics' first product, a drug that the company says will be the first product specifically designed to treat postpartum depression.
Zulresso is Sage's (Nasdaq: SAGE) first product to reach the market and one of two treatments the company has developed to treat postpartum depression. Its second potential therapy, an oral medication known as SAGE 217, succeeded in a late-stage trial as a postpartum treatment and is also being evaluated as a potential major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder treatment.
We are so excited about the work you are doing and incredibly proud to be a part of your team.
Massachusetts is the #1 Life Sciences Cluster in the World. Now let's keep it that way by examining the issues that may retrict us in the future. We need an educated work force, managable real estate availability and costs as well as a continued commitment to this ecosystem. Learn more from Bob Coughlin, MassBio President and CEO.
Janitronics Building Services wishes a Happy Holiday season to all. We will celebrate this year by sponsoring both the MassBio Holiday Party at the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge and the NAIOP Holiday Party at The Exchange at 100 Federal Street, Boston. We will also join the BOMA Boston Holiday event at Scholar’s. With lunches, events and dinners, we hope to see you all this month!
Janitronics Building Services had a busy week full of giving and supporting community philanthropic causes. On Tuesday, November 27, we once again supported Boston Children’s Hospital Trust in their Annual fundraising Gala Champions for Children’s. This all-star gala fundraiser features Boston’s business leaders and sports teams—the Boston Bruins, Boston Cannons, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and New England Revolution. Thanks to their support and generous sponsorships, over $55 million has been raised since 1997 benefiting the hospital’s areas of greatest need and making a life-changing impact on the lives of the countless children and families they serve.
Then on Wednesday November 28, Janitronics was hard at work helping to make the Annul Best of the Back Bay event at the Fairmont Copley as well as local participating local Back Bay Restaurants the best ever. This event developed by Back Bay Association helps them to further their mission to support the community.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2018 BOMA Boston TOBY Awards especially our Client Partners Colby Fillippelli, JLL, Facility Manager of the Year and Corporate Building of the Year as well as Julia Arsenault, Boston Properties, Property Manager of the Year High Rise. Special shout out to our friends at BOMA Boston who worked hard to make this the best year ever. Over 600 industry colleagues were in attendance.
Janitronics Building Services continues to grow to meet the demands of our client partners. Read about our 3 newest employees in this article from The Real Reporter.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to be a major sponsor for the MassBioEd Golf Tournament again this year. All proceeds from this tournament will be used to support the MassBioEd Foundation in fulfilling its mission build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs that inspire and propel students, engage and excite teachers, and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers. What a great event a wonderful day. Here's Janitronics own Matt Quinn, Vice President of Client Services.
Janitronics Building Services is thrilled to be growing with our client partner, MathWorks. This month they opened their new campus at 1 Lakeside Campus Drive, Natick MA. This complex of over 500,000 square feet of space will be the new home for many MathWorks current employees as well as support thier ongoing growth. Amenities include a state of the art Fitness Center, a Wellness Center, a Cafe and a Conference Center. Congratulations MathWorks!
Janitronics Building Services is proud to have been named to the Boston Business Journal’s List of Top Charitable Contributors again this year. Us, along with many other wonderful companies, contribute the money and volunteer time we can to support many philanthropic organizations. The top contributors will be honored at the BBJ's 13th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards the evening of September 6 at Fenway Park in Boston. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks to Boston Properties this year was a special treat as the event was held in the newly created beautiful space, The Exchange at 100 Federal Street.
Additional thanks to all who supported BOMA Boston's charitable partner, Bridge Over Trouble Waters, with 30 gift cards totaling over $500, which will go directly to teens in need!
Last night was the sixth Annual Building Impact NonGala. Building Impact is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits with the goal of Strengthening Communities through Volunteering with Measurable Impact. This is done in three ways: Volunteering in Buildings, Volunteering in offices and through corporate days of service. It was originally founded by Kevin McCall and Paradigm Properties with 3 other founding partners, The Bulfinch Companies, National Development and The Davis Companies. Like any Nonprofit, Building Impact needed to come up with unique ways to raise money to work toward their mission. Six years ago, the NonGala concept was born; instead of people dressing up to come to a chicken dinner in a ballroom, Building Impact would mobilize the community by creating an event that supported their nonprofit partners through service projects done on site. The event also recognizes our partners in the building community and those who volunteer throughout the year.
As a member of the board of Building Impact, Dorrian volunteered to lead the efforts on the event the first year and then continued in that role for 5 years as the Host Committee Chair. During that time Building Impact raised over $300,000 and had over 1,500 volunteers. Dorrian decided last year would be her final year in that leadership role. At the event last night Building Impact surprised Dorrian with a recognition Award at the event for five years of service in this role.
Janitronics Building Services is happy to welcome two outstanding new buildings to our growing portfolio, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA and Bay Colony Coprporate Center, Waltham, MA. Both buildings started on January 1, 2018. To transition about 2.5 million square feet simultaneously, Janitronics deployed a strategic plan utilizing a significant group of key Managers to train staff, deliver equipment and provide transition cleaning. All this careful planning and additional staffing for tranisition day led to a seamless operation and happy new tenants.
Janitronics Building Services congratulates our own Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Dorrian Cohen Fragola on her recent election to the Board of Directors of MassEcon. She as well as Katie Joyce, Head of U.S. Corporate Affairs and Media Relations at Shire; and Lauren Liss, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mass Development were voted in on December 13, 2017 and will become part of the board as of the New Year.
Janitronics Building Services continues to be one of the pargest providers of Janitorial services in the Boston Market and the largest firm to focus exclusively in the Boston regional market according to the Boston Business Journal. Now in our 40th year providing services in about 50,000,000 square feet of commercial office, biotech, life science and multi-family residential markets, we are proud to maintain our focus on client service and supporting the community where we live and work.
This month Janitronics Building Services is the Featured Member for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. We are proud of our work in Cambridge and the communities this Chamber serves. Learn more about our work here.
To continue to grow and thrive in the life science, pharma and biotech industries, Janitronics Building Services has joined ISPE Boston, the local chapter of ISPE International. This new membership will offer Janitronics Building Services employees the opportunity to go to classes, events and shows that highlight the most up to date trends in the industry.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to give back to the community where we live and work every day. For the fourth consecutive year, Janitronics Building Services has been a part of the Boston Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Awards making is list of Largest Charitable Contributors. From financial donations to in-kind event sponsorships to spending time helping to clean up the community, we do whatever we can to support philanthropy.
This month BOMA's Member Spotlight shines on Janitronics Building Services Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Dorrian Cohen Fragola. Learn more about her here.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to once again be recognized on Boston Business Journal's List of Largest Charitable Contributors. Joining 12 other Real Estate Companies, we are pleased to give back to the comunity we have serviced for the past 40 years.
Janitronics Building Services was once again pleased to support and participate in the Annual BOMA Golf Tournament at The Pine Hills, Plymouth, MA. Our golfers turned out with 2 foursomes that included Matt Quinn, John Tello, Tim Cullinan, Don Smith, Jonathan Mareno and Joyel Pelletier. Congratulations BOMA Boston on another great event.
Congratulations to our client partner Repligen at their headquarters in Waltham. Repligen is a bioprocessing-focused life sciences company bringing over 30 years of expertise and innovation to our customers. We are inspiring advances in bioprocessing through the development and commercialization of high-value products and flexible solutions that address critical steps in the production of biologic drugs, principally monoclonal antibodies.
Janitronics Building Services was happy to sponsor MassBio's Regional Mixer in Boston's Innovation District. Taking place at Morton's, this event drew together almost 200 of the area's most Innovative and Life Science companies. As a top provider of precision cleaning for labs, cleanrooms and other controlled environment spaces, Janitronics is proud to support this community and help bring them all together on a regular basis.
On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Janitronics Building Services helped BOMA Boston and over 300 members celebrate their 100th Anniversary at the UMass Club at One Beacon Street, Boston, MA. It was a wonderful event! Please take a look at the video which briefly examines BOMA Boston's Strategic Vision as well as their past, present and future. Happy Anniversary BOMA!
Congratulations to our client partner, IPG Photonics as they begin moving into their new headquarters in Marlborough, MA. This new facility will help them as they continue to grow as the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in numerous markets. IPG Photonics' diverse lines of low, medium and high-power lasers and amplifiers are used in materials processing, communications, entertainment, medical, biotechnology, scientific and advanced applications.We look forward to working with you in this new space.
Janitronics Building Services is pleased to continue our partnership with Editas Medicine as they expand into their new corporate headquarters at 11 Hurley Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. This new space will help Editas to continue their mission to build the leading genome editing company dedicated to treating patients with genetically defined diseases.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to welcome Joyel Pellitier as our Director of Life Science and Cleanroom Operations. We now have the tremendous opportunity to expand our direct technical expertise, effect advances in our Standards of Operations, and focus our skills and adept knowledge of this specialized industry so our clients can reap the benefits of an always-clean and safe environment.
Founded in 1977, Janitronics Building Services now enters our 40th year in business. We would like to take a moment to thank all of our employees, clients, family and friends as we recognize this important achievement. We look forward to working with you for many more years as we continue to grow and enhance our services.
Janitronics Building Services is proud to be a member and partner with the area's leading Biotech association, MassBio. They have accomplished so much in 2016 for patients, companies and the growth of this important industry. MassBioEd continues to focus on workforce development as jobs are created throughout the region. For a summary of these accomplishments, take a look at the Year End Review.
Melissa Miller, Janitronics Building Services Assistant Project Manager at the Prudential Center, joins the BOMA Board of Directors in 2017. She will also be Co-Chairing the Programs and Education Committee. Congratulations Melissa!
At NAIOP Massachusetts Annual Meeting, Dorrian Fragola, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development for Janitronics Building Services, was named Co-Chair of NAIOP's Education Committee. This is the second time she has been a Committee Co-Chair, having served in this role for the Marketing & Membership Committee for 3 years. As part of this role, she will continue to serve on the Executive Board as well. Congratulations to Dorrian as well as all of the other NAIOP committee leaders and award winners announced at the Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to our client partner Boston Properties on the opening of 888 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, the last building in the Prudential Center Complex. With a goal of being the most sustainable building in Boston, the design includes everything from wind turbines to solar panels to a living wall. This article from the Boston Business Journal provides all of the details of this new piece of the Boston Skyline.
BOMA'S The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. During the competitions, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures. Janitronics Building Services will once again be the Invitation Sponsor of this annual event. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Congratulations to our own Melissa Miller, Assistant Project Manager at The Prudential Center, on being recognized for earning her RPA at last night's BOMA TOBY Awards! Great job Melissa! — at Boston Marriott Copley Place.
New technology is everywhere. Janitronics Building Services Facial Recognition software is making a huge impact in accurately tracking time and avoiding fraud. Take a look at this new technology with our CFO, Vince Wong.
For the third year, Janitronics Building Services is proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville at the annual Great Pumpkin Glow. Taking place on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 4:30-8:00PM. Call it carving for a cause and come out and support this important organization with fellow supporters BioMed Realty, Genzyme, BrightView Landscaping and more. See you at 300 Athenaeum Street in Cambridge for all the fun, carving and a Pumpkin Glow Party!
Janitronics Building Services is proud to support MassBio all year long and in October, they make it easy. Join Janitornics Building Services, MassBio and other sponsors including Stratacuity, Airgas, Bayer and PerkinElmer on the Tech Square lawn for Oktoberfest. You'll expereince classic German food and beer along with music and other MassBio members. We look forward to seeing you there!
Janitronics Building Services is so proud to once again be named one of Boston's Largest Charitable Contributors by the Boston Business Journal. We are thrilled to support the community and share this honor with so many other fine companies. At the celebration on September 8, 2016, Janitronics Building Services donated the non traditional centerpieces of art supplies in paint buckets to Artists for Humanity through our partner Building Impact.