COLLINS BUILDING SERVICES

Collins is one of the largest building services firms in the Tri-State area.

History

 

Quality of service, the prestige of the accounts it attracts and the long-standing relationships it creates have been the touchstone of Collins Building Services’ success since its founding three decades

ago. Here are highlights of how that operating philosophy built Collins into one of the Tri-State area’s leading building services companies.

 

 

Oct 1988

Joseph K. Collins founds Collins Building Services, Inc.

 

 

1989

Collins secures five building contracts within its first

year of business.

 

 

1990

Durst Corporation hires Collins. The firm doubles in size.

 

 

1991

Collins wins Equitable Center bid.

(1285 Avenue of the Americas and 787 Seventh Avenue,

which still remain clients today)

 

 

1992-94

Bankers Trust awards three buildings.

Collins now servicing 25 buildings city-wide.

 

 

1995

Collins secures two world headquarters contracts:

Morgan Stanley at 1585 Broadway and Chase Bank

at 270 Park Avenue.

 

 

1996-97

Chase awards four more locations.

Collins now serving 60 facilities across the City.

 

 

1998-99

Collins expands to NJ with the addition of

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Madison and

Teaneck campuses. Wins contracts for the

Goldman Sachs headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

Morgan Stanley hires Collins for 750 Seventh Avenue,

a location serviced to this day.

 

 

2000-02

111 Eighth Avenue is added to the Collins portfolio.

TIAA CREF, Rudin Management and Rockefeller Group

award contracts to Collins.

 

 

2003-05

HSBC becomes a Collins client.

Collins begins providing service for Hines at their

1 New York Plaza location.

 

 

2004-05

Collins begins relationships with New York University,

NYU Medical, and St. Peter’s University, three relationships

which still continue

 

 

2006-07

CBRE awards 1166 Avenue of the Americas.

Rudin adds two more buildings to the Collins roster

and the firm wins the NY Times Building bid.

 

 

2008-09

New York University awards additional assignments.

The firm expands into retail malls with the Simon

Property Group. Boston Properties enlists Collins for

540 Madison and its NY headquarters at 599 Lexington.

55 Water Street, NYC’s largest office building, also

becomes a client

 

 

2010-11

Collins expands again with contracts at 1407 and

1460 Broadway, 1065 Avenue of the Americas,

400 Park Avenue and two prime Beth Israel

Hospital facilities

 

 

2012

Collins begins servicing five Tishman Speyer properties,

including the Chrysler Building. The firm expands into

arena and event cleaning by winning the prestigious

new Barclays Center in Brooklyn as a client.

 

 

2013

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the firm now has 100 million square feet under contract, and is one of the largest building service firms in the Tri-State area.

 

CBS expands our Morgan Stanley portfolio with three new buildings. 125 Broad Street, 119 West 40th Street and St. Francis College are also added to the CBS portfolio.

 

 

2014

CBS has renewed contracts with New York University, 1407 Broadway, 730 Third Avenue, and Morgan Stanley. Harborside Plaza 4a, NYU Polytechnic University, and Spotify have been added to the CBS portfolio.

 

 

2015

CBS starts off 2015 with the award of St. John’s University. Also awarded new contracts with 600 Lexington Avenue, Simon Malls, The Spence School, Verizon and Radnet. Renews contracts with 375 Pearl Street and 1407 Broadway. Senior VP George Lewis named 2015 Humanitarian by Covenant House NY.

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