No doubt, 2020 was a challenging year. Which is why we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to partner with you on your construction and facilities maintenance needs. We’re honored and felt it important to share some of our major milestones from 2020, demonstrating that through strong relationships and cooperation—our team and yours can persevere.
You may have heard us say once or twice that we focus on People, Process, and Technology. That commitment has never been truer than now, and it resulted in some major benchmarks for Powerhouse in 2020. Last year we expanded our service offerings, grew existing relationships, and onboarded new clients all while touching over 125,000 locations. This occurred even as we welcomed our newly acquired company in the banking and finance sector, Security Vault Works.
With respect to People — despite circumstances, we are proud to reveal that we were able to quickly rebound and even grew teams. From the start of the pandemic through the end of the year, we grew our headcount by 30%. We continued to elevate female leaders in our industry, most recently with the hire of our new CFO Dianna MacDonald.
Regarding Process and Technology — to ensure the effective completion of our customers’ projects, we leveraged best practices to streamline customer project support across all business lines. Smart technology dashboards provided you with what we trust was valuable insight regarding project status, inventory management, ticket status, and more.
Given Powerhouse originally built our company on essential businesses, we continued to strive forward supporting those essential businesses throughout the pandemic. We were able to empower our staff of at the time, over 650 employees to work remotely within 5 days. This orchestrated effort ensured business continuity and uninterrupted customer service. We did not miss a beat, offered unapparelled services, and we were able to exceed expectations through this challenging time.
Taking it even further, advanced solutions such as our 360° survey tool and virtual communication platforms, enabled us to meet critical mission milestones – such as installing 75,000 sneeze guards in just a few weeks – without compromising you and your teams, or COVID-19 guidelines. We expanded our capabilities and knowledge to include specific COVID-19 prevention and remediation services, certifying staff in COVID-19 response strategies through ISSA as well as partnering with Allie BioScience to position Powerhouse as the first national partner to bring SurfaceWise®2 within 2021 – the only EPA approved surface coating that protects against the virus for 90 days with a single application.
There is so much more that we were humbled by throughout 2020. But nothing is as important to our company and our values than giving back, which is why we continued to support our communities. Our employees continued to support our annual Angel Tree program. Through the Powerhouse Foundation we gifted more than 1,320 children with presents this holiday season. In lieu of holiday gifting to clients this year, we donated on your behalf to the following charities: Wounded Warriors Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
None of this would have been possible without you. Looking forward, we are excited for the year to come, where you will again be an integral part of our continued success. We thank you for your continued partnership and wish you a healthy, safe and successful new year!
Your Powerhouse Team
Facilities Maintenance Leader Targets Virtual Conferences in Various Industries to Showcase New Services
As a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider in Crowley, Texas, we would like to share our Fall/Winter 2020 trade show participation calendar. Even though we may not be able to see everyone in-person, we are thrilled that our Powerhouse team will be readily accessible through virtual meeting sessions and other conference activities. Current commitments target various industries ranging from rental housing and senior living facilities to banks.
“Rightfully so, many expos and conferences have either gone virtual or been postponed due to the pandemic,” said Amber Alvarez, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Powerhouse. “However, industry events are invaluable environments for networking, information gathering, and—for many of our customers—annual plan development. We’re continuing to engage in many events where we can help our customers maximize their time, hopefully making their jobs a little bit easier.”
Powerhouse’s broad range of construction, interior and exterior facility maintenance, and rollout services are executed by skilled employees and trusted contractors nationwide. The company continues to add unique solutions and skillsets to its portfolio, enabling customers to consolidate their facilities management partner network and, in turn, simplify day-to-day project administration. For example, Powerhouse’s capabilities now include the surface protectant SurfaceWise2™ (one of several available COVID-19 preparedness services) as well as banking-and-finance-centric expertise gained through the integration of Security Vault Works. ™
Powerhouse’s current trade show participation calendar follows. To speak with a Powerhouse representative during or outside of these events, please contact +1.833.574.7253.
Rental Housing Conference and Expo (AAOA): October 14-15, 2020 https://www.american-apartment-owners-association.org/rental-housing-conference-expo/2020
Bank Facilities Forum: October 22-23, 2020 http://bankfacilitiesforum.com
SeniorLivingPoint: October 26-27, 2020 https://cpmgevents.com/seniorlivingpoint/
A Little More About Powerhouse
Founded in 2004, Powerhouse (www.powerhousenow.com) is a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout services provider headquartered in Crowley, Texas. Executing more than 100,000 projects annually across all 50 states, the company supports top brands in Banking and Finance, Commercial Real Estate, Health Care, Hospitality, Food Service, Multi-family Dwellings, Retail, and Senior Living Facilities with an unwavering commitment to and investment in its people, process, and technology. Our hybrid team of employees and trusted partners deliver a broad suite of construction, facilities maintenance, exterior, and rollout services—with each project being managed by a full team of skilled talent with singularly-focused roles for the most efficient and timely completion.
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We’re expanding our COVID-19 Facilities Maintenance Services
As a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider, we are excited to announce that we are enhancing our COVID-19 response services. This new COVID-19 service will enable Powerhouse to apply SurfaceWise®2, proven to be the first and only surface protectant to continuously remove pathogens from surfaces for 90 days with a single application.
SurfaceWise2 is patented and supplied by Allied BioScience, a Dallas-based biotech firm with a history of developing long-lasting, environmentally-friendly solutions that create safer human environments. The service is pending imminent EPA approval.
As Allied BioScience’s first national facilities application partner for this solution, Powerhouse will enable facility managers of banks, hospitals, restaurants, retail stores, offices, and more to reduce health risks posed by COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Click here to read full press release.
Building Public Confidence
For over 16 years, our team at Powerhouse has supported the most well-known brands within the retail, hospitality, banking and healthcare industries nationwide. Its portfolio of services has strategically evolved to include a broad range of construction, interior and exterior facility maintenance, and rollout services.
In March 2020, Powerhouse pulled from its core competencies to compile a services package designed to help customers mitigate COVID-19’s impact. These services range from barrier installations and space reconfigurations to signage fittings and hands-free fixture installs. The package also includes interior and exterior sanitization services—which offer significant benefits to the marketplace with the integration of Allied BioScience’s technology.
“Powerhouse operates with a great sense of urgency. As the pandemic hit, we felt it our duty to identify new resources and processes to help our customers stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Amber Alvarez, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Powerhouse. “Through this partnership, Powerhouse will be able to supply customers with the only proven long-lasting surface solution to viral spread. We see this as an invaluable tool that will help people regain confidence as they get back to business.”
Traditional disinfectants are reactive and momentary, killing germs after they have already contaminated a surface. SurfaceWise2 works in reverse, coating a surface to continuously kill germs upon contact for months after application. Powerhouse has acquired the product and trained its team on advanced electrostatic sprayer technologies to enable the proper, full-coverage application of the surface protectant.
Allied BioScience has worked closely with the EPA to create an entirely new category for long-lasting, continuous protection against coronaviruses in response to this emergency crisis. Their mission strongly aligned with Powerhouse’s legacy of quick-turn, high-precision rollouts.
Powerhouse is slated to launch the new service this fall. For additional information on this and other coronavirus preparedness solutions, visit Covid-19 Services.
About Allied BioScience
Allied BioScience is a disruptive biotechnology company specializing in continuously active antimicrobial coatings providing months of surface protection. Working across various industries and commercial settings, its customers include health systems, sports facilities, and other commercial partners.
The company is dedicated to saving life through revolutionary science and focuses on developing innovative solutions to create cleaner human environments through long-lasting, always-on antimicrobial coatings. Visit www.alliedbioscience.com for more information.
In this quickly changing environment, Powerhouse is your solution to protecting employees, customers, and the general public. For many of our customers, we’ve moved from plan to execution in a matter of days in response to OSHA and CDC safety recommendations. We understand that everyone’s health and safety is the highest priority while we act with a sense of urgency ensuring initiatives are completed as quickly as possible.
OSHA and the CDC are recommending installing engineering controls that involve isolating employees from work-related hazards.
These types of controls reduce exposure to hazards without relying on worker behavior and can be the most cost-effective solution to implement.
Engineering controls for SARS-CoV-2 include:
- Installing high-efficiency air filters.
- Increasing ventilation rates in the work environment.
- Installing physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards.
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19:
- Installing a drive-through window for customer service.
- Specialized negative pressure ventilation in some settings, such as for aerosol generating procedures (e.g., airborne infection isolation rooms in healthcare settings).
- Installing kick plates and hands-free openers
- Store Front Board-ups
- Dark Property Security Protocols
We can respond to your urgent Facility Maintenance and Exterior Services needs, as well as other COVID-19 cleaning related needs.
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Source: OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
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What We’re Up To
2020 will be a busy year for the Powerhouse Business Development Team as we crisscross the nation attending conferences and trade shows to spread the word about our services for Construction, Facility Maintenance, Landscaping/Snow Removal and Rollouts. While this grueling schedule could wear out even the most seasoned teams, it energizes Powerhouse’s BD Team! We love being on the road because it means we get to see our clients and our partners, as well as meet prospective clients, all while telling the Powerhouse story.
With our experience in multiple industries we can help you deliver successful projects, improve your brand image, and implement programs on time and on budget. Let us show you!
Want to talk with us at any of the shows below? Lace up your running shoes and catch us if you can. Contact Us
||New Orleans Marriott
||Baltimore Convention Center
||JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
||Western Kierland Resort and Spa
||JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa
|Atlanta Apartment Association
||Cobb Galleria Centre
|Banking Facilities Forum
||Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
||Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
||TN Gaylord Opryland Resort
||Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
|Florida Apartment Association
||Diplomat Beach Resort
||Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
||Santa Ana Pueblo
||Hyatt Regency Tamaya
|NMHC OPTECH Conference
Powerhouse has been involved with Outsystems since 2018. Outsystems is a global leader in low code rapid development technologies, and is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multi-experience Platforms and Low-Code Application Platforms, as well as a leader in the Forrester Low-Code Platforms Wave.
We were excited to be invited to their NextStep 2019 Conference at the beginning of October where we were represented by Powerhouse’s Senior Applications Developer, Mark McRight. Mark and Team have been steps ahead of Powerhouse’s growth as we’ve picked up the pace more and more every year. What an honor for Powerhouse and our spectacular IT team to be chosen for “Best Digital Transformation” out of hundreds of global Outsystems customers at the 2019 Innovation Awards!
Thank you, Outsystems and DoiTLean, for your help getting here and the recognition of our team’s hard work throughout this past year!
With their rapid growth and success, Powerhouse, a leader and innovator in Construction and Facility Maintenance, was challenged with legacy technologies and processes that were entirely dependent on e-mail, spreadsheets and disconnected platforms. Leveraging low code and rapid development tools from Outsystems and their chosen delivery partner DoitLean, Powerhouse developed a unified technology platform in just 14 weeks to reduce touchpoints through maintainable automation and workflow within several areas of their operation. The process improvement and workflow begins with New Business submission, and flows to project setup, resource profiles & allocation, performance tracking, travel booking and management. Through the implementation of high-tech process and workflow, the ability to continue unmatched customer service, project management and Quality control while continuing rapid growth is made possible.