Proudly Serving New York City for Over 20 Years
Platinum Maintenance Services Corporation
Proudly Serving New York City For Over 20 Years
By Tripp Whetsell
“In order to succeed as a contract services provider in a highly competitive real estate environment like New York City, you must be able to demonstrate your years of experience and understanding of the unique needs of each client and project assignment,” says James C. Halpin, President, Platinum Maintenance Services. “Our approach enables us to exceed the expectations of our clients and deliver optimal results.”
HISTORY AND REPUTATION
Founded in 1997, Platinum Maintenance currently serves over 50% of the Class A commercial office buildings in Manhattan and throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. The company has consistently and successfully managed to maintain this level of performance for more than two decades.
According to Halpin, who has been involved in day-today operations since the company’s inception, an impressive 95% of the firm’s business comes from existing clients and word-of-mouth referrals. When asked what distinguishes Platinum from its peers, Halpin added: “Our customer service is Number One. We’re available on a 24/7 basis and we make sure that all their key deadlines are met, plus we have an operations and sales staff who can be called upon whenever they are needed to ensure that everything goes smoothly.”
“Secondly, is the craftsmanship of our work crews whom we are continuously training to help them remain current and, in some instances, ahead of the curve on all of the newest trends and developments in our field.” Led by an experienced project team, the firm has the flexibility to fully support and fit specific maintenance requirements, along with the ability to provide green alternatives to traditional industry practices. In addition, the firm’s team is continuously educated and trained in the latest technologies and safety procedures to deliver exemplary results.
AREAS OF SPECIALITY
The majority of Platinum’s work is in commercial buildings, with a growing number of projects in upscale hotels, convention centers, residential and retail buildings.
In this capacity, the firm specializes in providing quality restoration and maintenance services, including a wide variety of metal, stone, marble and wood surfaces, and glass façades. Platinum is regarded as a leader in terrazzo installation and repair. Platinum also offers a variety of complementary building and maintenance services through their work with affiliated companies. It is these diverse capabilities, combined with Platinum’s commitment to setting the highest standards that have put the company in a unique and distinct position across the industry.
STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
In addition, Platinum’s concern about the environment has made them one of the New York Metropolitan Area’s most sought-after restoration, maintenance and service providers. Platinum is widely recognized for their ability to deliver groundbreaking products and services that minimize the real estate industry’s environmental impact. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Platinum has taken a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint.
In doing so, and by using resources more efficiently and avoiding wasteful de-construction, Platinum also helps companies achieve their sustainability initiatives. The skills and materials used in Platinum’s metal, wood, and stone restoration combine environmentally-friendly solutions to reduce the impacts of buildings on the environment and human health. The firm also incorporates ‘green cleaning’ and restoration methods such as its Green Metal Refinishing Program, Ultra Low VOC painting and epoxy terrazzo flooring systems.
“The projects that we take on are complex and require an out-of-the-box approach, along with meticulous attention to detail,” says Halpin, who also notes that some of the firm’s most significant projects recently have been in several tier-one buildings owned by Jack Resnick & Sons, including 110 East 59th Street, 485 Madison Avenue, 8 West 40th Street and 133 58th Street.
According to Joe Grieco, Platinum’s Vice President of Sales, who oversaw each of these initiatives: “We are extremely proud of our long association with Jack Resnick & Sons and the work we have done on their behalf. It has run the gamut from metal maintenance and refinishing on the exterior and interior of each building to various painting projects, as well as stone restoration and replacement.”
AWARDS AND CHARITABLE SUPPORT
Platinum Maintenance is also extremely civic and community- minded. Both collectively as a company and as individuals, they strive to make a positive difference in the community-at-large and place a high value on the importance of philanthropy work. They are committed to their corporate social responsibility by investing their time into raising awareness and participating in over 70 charities and non-profit organizations.
The company’s philanthropic work gives them the opportunity to make a difference in their communities and the environments where they operate. They are among the leaders in the commercial real estate industry that dedicate time to important causes such as Kids for Kids for St. Jude’s Research Hospital, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Diabetes Research Institute. More than $3 million is raised annually for these worthy causes, along with countless other charities that the company is proud to support.
EYE ON THE FUTURE
Platinum recognizes the need to constantly evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of their clients and the environment. Looking forward, they see a bright horizon for the firm as they continue to take on projects, both large small, for some of New York’s most distinguished commercial property owners. Platinum continues to look for opportunities to grow by building their presence in Washington D.C. and other cities. They also remain dedicated to serving their many repeat clients who have made the firm what it is today.
“We are committed to setting the highest standards in building restoration and maintenance,” says Halpin. “In recognizing the needs of the real estate industry, we have developed a reputation second- to-none and have surpassed the expectations of our clients consistently. We look forward to continuing to serve them long into the future.”
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“We are committed to setting the highest standards in building restoration and maintenance. Our goal has always been to work diligently to remain ahead of the curve on all of the newest trends and developments in our field.”
—- James C. Halpin, President, Platinum Maintenance Services