Powerhouse Acquires Advanced Service Solutions to Enhance Facilities Maintenance Services

Powerhouse Acquires Advanced Service Solutions to Enhance Facilities Maintenance Services

Powerhouse has acquired Advanced Service Solutions, a Hammonton, New Jersey based national provider of both interior and exterior facility maintenance services.

“As we continue our growth strategy, we are always looking for opportunities to enhance our existing services and exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Robert Blake-Ward, Principal, Powerhouse. “Advanced Service Solutions has strong customer-focused teams and we are excited to compliment Powerhouse’s service offering with this acquisition.”

Advanced (www.advancedservice.com), founded in 2007 by Jeff Tunis, began as a locally based snow and landscape provider. The company grew through acquisition of businesses that complimented their service offering. They entered the interior facility repair space through the acquisition of Total Facility in 2019 and Coast Workplace Solutions in 2021. “We are excited by the benefits this combination will bring to our team members and the blended customer base,” said Tunis.

“We are excited to welcome Advanced to the family of Powerhouse companies. This acquisition will continue to strengthen our position as one of the top national facility maintenance services providers and will allow us to expand the range and depth of services for our clients,” Blake-Ward added. “Along with like-minded cultural values, Advanced’s operational platform mirrors the Powerhouse approach of creating raving fans.”

Learn more about the Advanced Service Solutions acquisition. 

Click here to read the full release.

Eric Brownlee Promoted to Chief Customer Officer of Exterior Services

Eric Brownlee Promoted to Chief Customer Officer of Exterior Services

Powerhouse is excited to announce the promotion of Eric Brownlee to Chief Customer Officer of Exterior Services, powered by DENTCO. Brownlee is an industry veteran with years of experience leading customer focused teams. As Chief Customer Officer, his focus will be on educating, coaching, and mentoring a talented team of Exterior Service Management professionals that are known for creating clients into raving fans.


“As we have grown into the fourth largest exterior services management company in the country, our focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations is a must,” said Robert Blake-Ward, Principal, Powerhouse. “Eric has built strong customer-focused teams and we are excited to recognize Eric’s talent and skills with this new role.”


Prior to this role, Brownlee was the Senior Director of Exterior Services, powered by DENTCO with responsibility for expanding and cross selling the company’s business unit focused on external grounds upgrade and maintenance functions. This included oversight of field resources, related operations, opportunity identification and staff empowerment.


“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Brownlee. “I am focused on enabling my team to give our clients the confidence that their sites are well-cared for all year long with complete exterior services and maintenance. I want our clients to be raving fans of Powerhouse and my team and I are focused on enhancing our relationships with them.”


Brownlee holds two degrees from Ohio State University: an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Management and an AAS in Landscape Construction. He is a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA). He is also a longstanding active member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

Click here to read Brownlee’s full release.

Welcome Maria Clavijo-Demchalk as Powerhouse’s Vice President of Facility Maintenance Operations

Welcome Maria Clavijo-Demchalk as Powerhouse’s Vice President of Facility Maintenance Operations

Powerhouse is thrilled to announce the appointment of Maria Clavijo-Demchalk as Vice President of Operations, Facility Maintenance. Maria is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading operations and service focused teams. As Vice President of FM Operations, her focus will be on delivering Powerhouse’s vision, to have a positive and lasting impact on people, through leading a talented team of Powerhouse professionals that are known for an unparalleled sense of urgency.

“As we execute against our growth strategies, our operations need to be scalable with a focus on creating raving fans,” said Robert Blake-Ward, Principal, Powerhouse. “Maria has a strong ability to build customer-focused teams and enhanced operational efficiencies. We are confident that Maria is the right leader to increase our facilities maintenance productivity and profitability and we are excited to have her join the team.”

Prior to joining Powerhouse, Maria held leadership roles with FM Facility Maintenance and Vixxo. In her new role, Maria will provide outstanding service to clients giving them piece of mind and allowing them to focus on their core business needs

“I am excited to join Powerhouse and deliver on its core values of great service, honesty and integrity,” said Maria. “I am focused on making each of our clients a raving fan of Powerhouse and enhancing a strong and engaged service-focused team.”

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Norte and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Florida International University. She is also a Certified Change Management Professional and Scrum Master Certified.

Click here to read Clavijo-Demchalk’s full release.


Remodel & Refresh Safety

Remodel & Refresh Safety

Here at Powerhouse, we take safety as a top priority. Over the past several months, like most, we had to shift and pivot to align with the changing times. We recently had the opportunity to interview Sue McCarty, our Senior Vice President of Operations, to get the inside scoop on how Powerhouse has maintained safety in our remodel and refresh projects amidst a pandemic.

Our world drastically changed at the onset of COVID-19. Despite the challenges Powerhouse endured, when it came to completing our remodel and refresh projects, one thing remained: our company’s foundation – People, Process, and Technology. Powerhouse took an agile approach and pivoted by implementing strategies in these three core areas to keep employees and customers safe. Let’s take a look at how Powerhouse became stronger than ever to take on the challenges of tomorrow.


People – Keeping Employees and Customers Safe

Here at Powerhouse, we believe in creating partnerships and “raving fans.” In a pandemic, that means doing everything we can to partner with our clients on COVID protocols. Sue explained that our safety managers got to work on a manual that outlined everything Powerhouse would require to prevent the spread of the virus, including barricading off areas, wearing masks and gloves, and even implementing temperature checks. By closely following these guidelines alongside the guidelines laid out by our clients, we were able to continue your projects while preventing the spread of COVID. In fact, Sue explained that our field employees are still following these COVID protocols, as we understand that your remodels and refreshes should not bring about worries of spreading the virus. Powerhouse worked tirelessly to keep your businesses looking better than ever while maintaining the safety of your customers and employees.


Process – Implementing Processes to Ensure Safety

Preventing the spread of COVID is a process, and luckily at Powerhouse, creating effective and efficient processes is one of our specialties. Powerhouse works with many essential businesses, meaning when our world seemingly stopped, many projects couldn’t. That’s when Powerhouse got to work implementing processes that were sure to keep everyone safe. “We put a checklist in place,” explained Sue, “[so] every single day the team would have a safety meeting and literally check a box” for every protocol item and person. By taking a proactive approach and quickly reacting when necessary, Powerhouse successfully completed a multitude of projects, prioritizing safety in each and every business we entered.


Technology – Utilizing Technology to Prevent the Spread

Constant, quick communication has always been a priority at Powerhouse, and this became ever so important once COVID hit. Utilizing our best-in-class technology, Powerhouse integrated our COVID protocol safety checks into our digital platform. Just as our project managers can see our project milestones within our portal, they can now see the results of the safety checks every day, allowing them to be responsive to any issues and quickly pivot if need be. Connectivity between our field employees, project managers, as well as our clients became the key to ensuring safety, none of which would have been possible without our top-tier technology systems.


Project Spotlight – Persevering in a Pandemic

While discussing safely persevering during a pandemic, Sue could not help but rave about a major remodel program for a big-box retailer that Powerhouse recently had the honor of leading. Beginning in June of 2020, Powerhouse completely gutted and reinstalled an entire section of each store – 253 stores in fact – all while following COVID guidelines and maintaining safe work environments. Powerhouse was determined to finish the project and was happy to jump the necessary, constantly changing hurdles if it meant ensuring your safety and success. Sue was excited to say the program was a success on several levels. “Great program, raving fan of a customer, the team knocked it out of the park during some difficult times of transitioning through COVID,” Sue exclaimed. Now the client has a fresh new space in each store that is sure to draw in the customers, and the safety of their employees and customers was never compromised along the way.

Help us make a raving fan out of you!
Start a project with Powerhouse, and we’ll stop at nothing to prioritize YOUR safety!


Increased Savings Now Available to Vizient Healthcare Industry Members

Increased Savings Now Available to Vizient Healthcare Industry Members

We’re proud to share we’ve been awarded another group purchasing agreement for Facilities and Construction services supporting the healthcare industry. Vizient, Inc., the national healthcare performance improvement company supporting more than half of the United States’ healthcare organizations, has awarded Powerhouse a multi-year agreement that gives its members access to increased savings via collective buying power. This contract includes our core suite of services:

  • Facility Maintenance: Scheduled and reactive services responding to any maintenance need.
  • Exterior Services: Landscape, parking lot, snow and ice removal services.
  • Rollouts: Consistent implementation of services within a specified timeframe across multiple locations to maintain brand feel and uniform functionality.
  • COVID Response Services: Turnkey solutions to ensure safe environments for staff and customers/clients.

Vizient is recognized as the largest national company of its kind—representing an annual purchasing volume of more than $100 billion. Its diverse membership and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers.

“The healthcare market is changing. We’re witnessing a shift to increased outsourcing as the industry experiences labor challenges, particularly with respect to interior and exterior facilities management,” said Amber Alvarez, SVP Business Development, Powerhouse. “Working with organizations like Vizient enables us to ease the strain of this reality for healthcare providers through contracted pricing. As a trusted partner, Powerhouse can protect these organizations’ brands while ensuring functional, safe environments for their clients and patients. This frees them to focus on their core competencies versus implementing cost-center projects that do not generally drive revenue.”

The Powerhouse team is consistently evaluating total returns on investments, ensuring our methods and processes deliver quality, consistency, and overall value—whether delivering on-demand services for single or multi-location organizations of any size. To this end, streamlined processes and smart technologies enable us to implement today what will move people through the experiences of tomorrow with ease and efficiency.

“Today’s climate calls for service providers to be nimble, scalable and hyper responsive. Powerhouse is structured to accommodate those demands, providing single-point-of-contact program management paired with dynamic, tech-driven oversight. Between these advantages and our commitment to deliver an unparalleled sense of urgency across all possible facilities management functions, we believe we can help healthcare organizations thrive,” added Amber.

We’re honored to be part of Vizient’s supplier network and look forward to working with its members.


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Healthcare Orgs Can Now Leverage Preferential Group Rates via Premier

Healthcare Orgs Can Now Leverage Preferential Group Rates via Premier

Powerhouse has just announced a new healthcare group purchasing agreement for Environmental and Facilities Management Services with Premier Inc. Effective through March 31, 2022, the new multi-year agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for:

  • Facility Maintenance: Scheduled and reactive services responding to any maintenance need.
  • Exterior Services: Landscape, parking lot, snow and ice removal services.
  • Rollouts: Consistent implementation of services within a specified timeframe across multiple locations to maintain brand feel and uniform functionality; including remodels and refreshes.
  • COVID Response Services: Turnkey solutions to ensure safe environments for staff and customers/clients.


Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. The group purchasing organization is focused on enabling better care and outcomes at a lower cost. We’re proud to be awarded this contract as we believe we have a unique awareness of this space.

“Our facility maintenance and exterior teams understand that in-patient care facilities’ urgency isn’t just expected, it’s critical,” said Amber Alvarez, SVP Business Development, Powerhouse. “We have extensive experience forecasting as well as scaling to meet our customers’ needs quickly, regardless of whether the programs be turnkey or custom. Further, our operational infrastructure along with our proven methods of customer support are uniquely designed to reduce the administrative burdens associated with overseeing facilities management projects. These advantages were designed to support outsourced supply chain operations typical used by healthcare organizations.”

With a team of more than 900 employees and skilled partners nationwide, Powerhouse currently services over 125,000 locations a year. Our core competencies run the gamut of project scopes required by the largest healthcare providers and commercial marketplaces as well as the smallest—including on-demand services for single or multi-location organizations.

“We understand that the administrative costs required to effectively run hospitals, clinics and other healthcare services locations can be significant. Which is why engaging with Premier is so important. Through this group purchasing agreement, we believe we can help healthcare customers put their best foot forward with respect to aesthetics, functionality, and safety in the most efficient way possible,” continued Amber.


Our use of streamlined processes, smart technologies, and national network enable us to implement today what will move people through the experiences of tomorrow. We look forward to putting these resources to work for Premier’s membership.


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Exterior Maintenance Services for Warm Weather


Powerhouse offers a comprehensive group of national commercial landscape maintenance services for commercial properties. Our services are squarely focused on keeping your facilities looking their absolute best. Our national landscape maintenance services include tree maintenance services irrigation system maintenance, grounds maintenance and cleanup, and porter services.

Our team is experienced with managing national commercial landscape portfolios. We combine our national landscape maintenance services and our full suite of national facility maintenance programs including national commercial parking lot services and national commercial power washing programs that will ensure that your company’s facilities always have a warm and inviting look.


De-icing Services

Snow Plowing

Snow Hauling

Pre-treatment Applications

Sidewalk Snow/Ice Management

Parking Garage Snow Management


Pressure Washing



Repair & Sealing

Concrete Repairs

ADA Compliance

Porter Services

Emergency Debris Removal

Trash Receptacle Maintenance


Grounds Maintenance & Clean-Up


Turf Maintenance

Fertilization and Weed Control

Mulch Application

Pruning and Landscape Bed Maintenance

Seasonal/Regional Site Cleanup

Irrigation Services

Landscape Enhancement Services

Tree Removal and Maintenance

Palm Tree Maintenance

Storm Cleanup