COLLINS BUILDING SERVICES
Few executive teams in the industry can compete with the Collins Building Services record of success and longevity.
Working together over multiple decades to build the firm, Collins’ management and executive team draws on more than 300 combined years of experience—years that often included working their way to the top from on-site cleaning positions.
They have devoted their lives to the business, built the firm into one of New York’s largest building services companies, and through their combined expertise and cohesive teamwork, are continuing to develop the next generation of Collins leadership.
Assistant to the President
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President
Vice President, Operations
Senior Account Executive
PHR, Director, Human Resources
Director, Safety & Training
Director, Accounting & Corporate Treasurer
Accounting and Financial Controller
In October 1988, when the building services industry was emphasizing bigger is better and mergers and consolidations typified the market, Joseph Collins bucked the trend. He believed the time was right for a service-driven firm delivering personal care and attention at every level. He founded that firm, put his name on it to underscore his unflinching commitment to the highest quality of service, and assembled a team of like-minded executives. Together, they took this message to potential clients.
Collins Building Services, Inc., became known as the company where leadership was personally involved and on site, fielding service teams who took ownership of their responsibilities.
Turnover was and is well below industry average; promotion from within ensures supervisors have in-depth knowledge of the job at hand and they, in turn, have groomed a loyal staff. Collins went on to develop proprietary quality control and training programs, and committed itself to meeting client needs in advance, pioneering GreenSafe, its environmentally responsible cleaning program; a customized, web-based Facilities Management Program (FacMan).
Today Collins is one of the largest building service firms in
New York, serving many of the City’s premier owners, managers, corporations and institutions. With 2,800 employees and in
excess of 100 million square feet under contract, its founding
vision is more important than ever: deliver personal service
of the highest quality, every day—a value that will outlast and outperform any market trend.
Joseph K. Collins, President
The driving force behind the founding of Collins Building Services, which he created as his ideal service organization, Joe Collins works to maintain those ideals every day as the President of the firm. In all his roles—from leader of one of New York’s largest building service firms, to employee mentor and client service executive—he stands on his 50-year reputation of delivering nothing less than the highest quality work and personal service, learned from the ground up. It is that level of accomplishment that earned him a Finalist position as Entrepreneur of the Year in a
NY-based magazine competition shortly after founding the firm.
Joe Collins may have begun as a package clerk with a cleaning corporation for a major residential complex, but his name today is synonymous with leadership and service excellence at all levels throughout the building industry.
Kenneth J. Collins, Vice President, Assistant to the President
As the Vice President and Assistant to the President since 2008, Ken assists with strategic planning at Collins Building Services, and serves as the lead executive for a variety of key functions including Accounting, IT and other general administrative groups. Ken started his CBS career in 1993, and made notable contributions as a Sales Account Executive, where he managed sales and customer service for several reputable clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Ken was also a vital contributor on several CBS marketing initiatives and RFP procedures.
He also embraced the role of Project Executive during the CBS Corporate Headquarters move to Long Island City. Throughout his twenty years of service at CBS, Ken has been a pivotal influence on the company’s culture and people.
Prior to coming to CBS full time, Ken worked for the Marriott Corporation in varying managerial capacities within operations, human resources and sales. Ken benefited from and gained invaluable experience through numerous training and development programs and assignments while with Marriott.
Andres G. Sardiñas, Executive Vice President
As the Executive Vice President and a founding member of Collins Building Services, Andres Sardiñas is responsible for all operations, strategic workforce planning and management, union relations, quality control, and procurement functions for over 100 million square feet in the New York
Tri-State area. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Andres began his career as an entry-level porter; through his work ethic and drive for delivering the highest quality service, he rose to his current executive position.
Andres is highly regarded throughout the building service industry for his operational excellence and leadership that he has instilled throughout all levels of Collins Building Services. Through Andres’ contributions, CBS has grown to be one of the most respected and trusted companies in the industry.
George E. Lewis, Jr., Senior Vice President
A member of the founding team assembled by Joe Collins, George Lewis brings more than 35 years of experience to his position heading up account service and business development, as he has helped grow the company to its present portfolio servicing 100 million square feet throughout the Tri-State area.
As a result of his hands-on field supervisory and management experience, George has helped build a roster of account executives that provide Collins Building Services’ trademark personal service, while developing innovative solutions that have successfully anticipated and met client needs. He heads the account teams and provides personal service to JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Cushman & Wakefield, Forest City and Barclays Arena, among others. Today he manages services for more than 20 clients in commercial real estate, education, retail, entertainment, and the medical field.
Robert A. Sardiñas, Vice President, Operations
As the Vice President of Operations, Robert Sardiñas oversees the management of all day-to-day field operations, including budgetary planning, management development, union interaction, client relations and quality control. Robert has been with CBS since 1989 in various capacities. Starting his CBS career as a porter, he progressed to a route supervisor, then to a Project Manager for corporate headquarters of leading financial firms, and finally to an Area Manager before his 2012 promotion to VP of Operations. Robert’s leadership and thorough knowledge of the industry coupled with his devotion to CBS’s mission and values help guide and motivate our teams to accomplish our goal to provide the highest quality service.
John E. Lopat, Vice President, Sales
An expert customer service specialist and corporate liaison whose expertise and resourcefulness is highly respected and valued by clients, John became part of the Collins Building Services team in 1994. He brought with him an outstanding track record of working for leading companies and institutions including General Electric, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, NBC, AT&T and JP Morgan. Today at Collins, he continues to forge new, high-quality business relationships for the firm. Like his fellow Collins executives, his ethic of hard work and attention to detail helped him rise through the operational ranks before moving into account service, where he has created an outstanding record of success.
Jason Sardiñas, PHR, Director, Human Resources
With over 15 years of progressive HR leadership experience, Jason Sardiñas is responsible for overseeing the Human Resource activities and initiatives for CBS, including policy formulation, process improvement, performance management, recruitment, benefit management and education, legal compliance, training, and organizational effectiveness and development.
In addition, Jason manages the Corporate Operations Support Team.
Prior to rejoining CBS, Jason spent 8 years with Constellation Brands, an S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000® company, in various HR leadership
roles supporting Production, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Hospitality and International. Jason has established a successful track record in partnering with the CBS Senior Leadership and Management teams to drive improvement and meet business goals while promoting CBS’s culture
Edward Priboy, Director, Safety & Training
Ed Priboy has devoted his career to cleaning and building services and possesses over 30 years of experience in various operational management positions. Ed has been member of the Operations Senior Management Team since joining CBS in 1995. Ed’s experience regarding safety training and OSHA compliance led to his current role as Director of Safety. He established the CBS Safety Committee and oversees the CBS Safety Program, environmental initiatives and risk management. Ed is also an Operations Account Manager for reputable clients such as Chase and Rudin Management.
Maria Alvarez, Director, Accounting & Corporate Treasurer
Maria has been an integral member of the team since Collins Building Services’ inception. With over 25 years of loyal service to CBS, Maria has contributed in various accounting capacities and has progressed to her recent appointment as Corporate Treasurer and Head of Accounting. Maria oversees all functions of accounting and financial reporting as well as Federal, State and other compliance oversight. Her dedication and commitment to Collins is evident every day in managing and leading our Accounting team.
Lynette Moore, Director, Accounting & Financial Controller
Lynette has been with Collins Building Services for close to ten years and has made significant contributions to our Accounting systems and processes. Through her esteemed time with Collins, Lynette has been involved in several aspects of our Accounting and Financial efforts, including critical system enhancements and implementing important process improvements. Among her many responsibilities, Lynette also handles special ad hoc projects, various audit compliances, and acts as our primary accounting lead for NYU.
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