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November 22, 2016

BSCAI 2016 Awards

We are pleased to announce that BSCAI (Building Service Contractors Association International) has awarded two of their top awards for 2016 to The Budd Group. BSCAI represents a worldwide network of more than 1,000 member companies and has been the Business Resource for Contractors™ for over 50 years. The Budd Group received the Skip Marsden Award for Educational Excellence, and Yasser Youssef, President of The Budd Group, received the James E. Purcell Leadership Award.

The Skip Marsden Education Excellence Award is presented to a company focused on promoting leadership from within the organization. Companies that are awarded this recognition show an overarching commitment to growth and development by investing in educating and training their employees.

The James E. Purcell Leadership Award is the most prestigious award presented by BSCAI. James E. Purcell was BSCAI’s founder and first president, and the award is given every year in recognition of long-time service to both the Association and the building service contracting industry.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from BSCAI. Family-owned and operated since 1963, The Budd Group has always prided itself on offering development opportunities to our employees, which in turn provides growing value to our shareholders and contributes to our community.”

Joe Budd, CEO The Budd Group

The Budd Group is one of the leading facility service companies in the country, delivering comprehensive solutions for our clients’ janitorial, maintenance, landscaping, production and facility needs. With a long-standing tradition of superior performance, integrity and excellent customer service, our company has enhanced the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of facilities, communities and institutions throughout the Southeast for over 50 years.

For further information, please contact:
Hal Rollins
VP, Human Resources
The Budd Group
HRollins@BuddGroup.com
336-659-5053

February 23, 2016

The Budd Group Acquires the Business of Cross Gate Services, Inc.

The Budd Group, a leading Southeastern facilities services company, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the business of Cross Gate Services, Inc., a regional building service provider headquartered in Nashville, TN.

According to Joe Budd, CEO of The Budd Group, “This acquisition enables The Budd Group to better serve clients in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi and those companies with multiple facilities across our expanded Southeastern footprint.” The Budd Group will operate the acquired business as a new Cross Gate Services Division.

“This is a strategic opportunity to expand our market presence and enhance our service and technology offerings,” says Budd. “The growth of our company will ultimately benefit everyone associated with The Budd Group and the Cross Gate Services’ business through greater opportunities and enhanced capabilities.”

To ensure a smooth transition for customers, management and employees of Cross Gate Services will continue to provide services to customer accounts with the expanded training, equipment and capabilities of The Budd Group to support their work.

Cross Gate Services Division
The Cross Gate Services Division offers commercial janitorial services to office buildings, industrial plants, schools and universities throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and neighboring states in the region. For more information, visit CrossGateServices.com.

For further information, please contact:
Hal Rollins
VP, Human Resources
The Budd Group
HRollins@BuddGroup.com
336-659-5053

June 9, 2015

The Budd Group Designated as an American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Place to Work

Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a part of the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Companies Program, The Budd Group, a facilities services company headquartered in North Carolina, fulfilled key criteria and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.

The American Heart Association started their Fit-Friendly Companies Program to recognize employers that go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. Gold Level recognition means that The Budd Group met specific criteria such as offering physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture and implementing several of the physical activities and nutritional activities as suggested by the American Heart Association.

Ewa Lorick has been leading the efforts around fitness and promotion towards better health. Lorick has ensured that the family-owned company has become dedicated to providing their employees with a safe and healthy work environment.

“The wellness program has truly brought education, motivation and camaraderie among co-workers as employees engage in a journey of living a healthier life.”

- Ewa Lorick, The Budd Group Corporate HR Manager

In 2014, The Budd Group converted an unused area of their Winston-Salem facility to an 800-square-foot wellness center complete with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, locker rooms, filtered water fountains and healthy snack options. By the end of June, 75% of the management staff will receive their First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.

The Budd Group is a leading facilities services company with over 3,000 highly trained service associates. The Budd Group delivers high quality janitorial, maintenance, landscaping and facilities support services to clients throughout the Southeast. With a long-standing tradition of hard work, integrity, and excellent customer service, this family-owned company has enhanced the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of facilities and institutions for over 50 years. 

For more information about The Budd Group and its services contact Paul Vucish at pvucish@buddgroup.com.

December 9, 2014

The Budd Group Receives Recertification with Honors for the ISSA CIMS and CIMS-Green Building Criteria

The Budd Group, a facilities service company headquartered in North Carolina, has been awarded CIMS Certification with Honors as well as CIMS-Green Building Certification with Honors by ISSA. The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) is designed to assist organizations in setting up a management system that ensures quality, efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.

The CIMS Certification with Honors demonstrates that The Budd Group is structured to deliver consistent, quality service and is committed to efficient operations and continuous improvement.

The CIMS-Green Building Certification with Honors demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services that are designed to meet customer needs and expectations. By implementing these principles, The Budd Group has established its capability to provide green cleaning services and assist customers in achieving points under the LEED-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System.

The Budd Group is a leading facilities services company with over 3,100 highly trained service associates. The Budd Group delivers high quality janitorial, maintenance, landscaping and facilities support services to clients throughout the Southeast. With a long-standing tradition of hard work, integrity, and excellent customer service, this family-owned company has enhanced the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of facilities and institutions for over 50 years.

For more information about The Budd Group and its services contact Paul Vucish at pvucish@buddgroup.com.