Friday, April 21, 2017

Guardian's Engineering & Operations

Guardian's Engineering & Operations Solution? 
Our services keep you up and running! 

With experience in multiple LEED projects and energy intensive markets, we will propose and implement environmentally sound practices on all your projects.
  • Electrical
  • Energy Consulting
  • Facility Management
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fixed Savings Plans
  • Handyman Services
  • HVAC, Mechanical
  • LEED Consulting
  • Lighting Design
  • Lighting Maintenance Services
  • Maintenance, Repairs & Operations
  • Performance Guarantees
  • Plumbing, Carpentry & Locksmith
  • Proactive Planned Maintenance
  • Sustainable Design
  • Troubleshooting & Interfacing
  • Utility Analysis

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Guardian Difference

Established in 1918, Guardian Service Industries is a 4th generation family owned Janitorial, Security, Pest Control and Engineering & Operations staffing corporation. We provide a comprehensive range of essential facility management services to over 1,000 clients across various sectors, inclusive of commercial and government buildings, residential communities, schools, industrial facilities, transportation hubs and retail outlets.
We specialize in providing subject matter expertise, management and staffing in all areas of facility maintenance. Whether you are looking for a stand-alone service line, a bundled offering, or an integrated facilities management solution, Guardian is your one solution for all your facility’s needs. From green cleaning to window cleaning, security to building services, plus more. No matter your sector you can rely on the experts at Guardian to deliver and manage a service that exceeds your expectations.
Janitorial Services, Security Services, Engineering & Operations, Pest Control, Lighting and Electric, Window Cleaning, Concierge/Front Desk Ambassador, and Marble, Metal and Wood Restoration…we deliver the people, teams, equipment and supplies you need, 24/7/365!  #GuardianServiceIndustries#AnOfficialSponsorOfMSG #Concierge#Engineering #Janitorial #Lighting #Electric#Restoration #PestControl #Security#WindowCleaning #GuardianSince1918

Monday, April 17, 2017

A building boom, on the inside

Construction applications for building renovations and alterations are...through the roof
You see the cranes, but you probably don’t see the guys doing the drywall.
(Credit: Getty Images)
Money spent doing construction work on existing buildings rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, according to an analysis of Dodge Data & Analytics numbers by the New York Building Congress.
Total spending hit $9.3 billion across 5,641 construction projects, according to the reported costs on permits issued by New York City’s Department of Buildings. The split between Manhattan and the outer boroughs on the permit activity was 70-30, Politico reported.
The report noted that 46 percent of the construction activity came from commercial property owners, with office buildings accounting for approximately one-third of all interior work permits over the last six years. Institutional work, such as for schools and hospitals, was the second most prominent in the data.
It wasn’t long ago that more modest annual sums of $5.5 billion for alteration construction were the norm — that was the average between 2011 and 2013. But for 2014 through 2016, the average ballooned to $9 billion in projected spending.
“Interior construction work is the unsung hero of the current building boom,” New York Building Congress president Carlo Scissura said in a statement. “While all eyes are understandably focused on the brand new office and residential towers that are piercing the New York City skyline, an extraordinary amount of important construction work is occurring, largely under the radar, throughout the five boroughs.”
Scissura attributed the spending increases to heightened market competition and a need to comply with new environmental standards among other factors.
The Real Deal recently ranked the architecture firms with the most renovation work on interiors in New York. [Politico] — Will Parker

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Window Cleaning Since 1918

Guardian is one of the region’s largest, fully insured and licensed window washing companies servicing the Northeast since 1918; we carry excess liability umbrella insurance and statutory workman’s compensation insurance.

With over 95+ years’ experience in cleaning New York’s windows we’re fully qualified to advise you on the best methods and frequency needed to sustain the professional standards you want to project. We use modern equipment and technology and all of our window cleaning services adhere to a strict observance of all health and safety regulations. Additionally, all of our window washers are state certified professionals expertly trained to provide the safest and most cost-effective method of window cleaning to ensure the highest quality of service possible for all of our retail customers.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pest Control Integrated Pest Management

Retail stores are often ripe for a pest infestation due to the constant foot traffic and open doors. Shoppers want to feel that they are in a clean, hygienic space where they can feel safe to browse and make purchases. A pest problem in a retail space can damage your brand and hurt customer confidence.

Successful pest control doesn’t just start with science – it continues day in and day out to help ensure your property is protected from pests and the damage they can do. Every Guardian Pest Control Specialist is trained to assess your unique characteristics, then implement and monitor an Integrated Pest Management plan based in science…created just for you.

When you choose Guardian’s Integrated Pest Management Plan, you choose a program backed by scientific research and proven results.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Guardian Security Service Employee Of The Month

Dexter Allen is an outstanding member of the Guardian team and was unanimously voted as the Employee of the Month for April 2017. 

According to Gerard McGarrity, Security Operations Director, "Since joining our staff, Dexter has always been an asset to the company. Along with his positive attitude and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, he consistently demonstrates the expected level of Guardian professionalism day in and day out coupled with excellent customer service."

About Guardian Security Services
Guardian Security Services has decades of experience providing property security services for building owners, managers and residential communities across the Northeast.
Using technology and process innovations, we create operating plans for you that are requirement focused and cost effective. In fact, all of Guardian’s solutions — whether security, access control, video surveillance or an integrated system — are custom designed based on your individual requirements and budget.
Whether you’re a property management company, a financial institution, a retail center, a residential community, a school, a medical/pharma facility, or any other organization, Guardian designs and deploy custom security services that target and fulfill all of your requirements.
Guardian offers a broad range of custom commercial and residential security services, including:
  • Uniformed and unarmed security services
  • Background checks and screenings services
  • 24/7/365 Dispatch Center
  • Security trained support personnel
  • Workplace violence solutions
  • Mobile and foot patrol

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Exceptionally mild winter temperatures across much of the US will lead to a very buggy spring and summer.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual bug barometer - a guide showing expected pest activity throughout the US for the upcoming warmer seasons. 
According to the guide, the mild winter temperatures and periodic heavy precipitation or moisture in most areas will lead to an abundance of pests including mosquitoes, ticks and cockroaches. 

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual bug barometer (pictured) - a guide showing expected pest activity throughout the US for the upcoming warmer seasons
'Ticks, mosquitoes, ants and other pests will be out in full force this spring and summer,' said Dr Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist and vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the NPMA.
 'With growing concern over infectious diseases spread by pests such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, Lyme disease and more, diligent prevention and awareness is especially necessary given the high pest populations that are projected for the warmer seasons ahead.' 
To make the Bug Barometer, entomologists with the NPMA combined the biological behavior of pests with the examination of previous weather conditions and forecasted weather to predict how pests will impact the country.