Who We Are


A commitment to top-quality service and a dedication to building long-standing relationships have been the cornerstone of our CBS success. That success is measured by the trust and responsibility premier businesses and organizations have placed with us Collins Building Services, Inc. We are proud of the partners and friends we have made along our rich three-decade history. These joint ventures have made our firm one of the largest building service companies in the Tri-State area. We invite you to share in some of our milestones…


Joseph K. Collins founds Collins Building Services, Inc.


Collins secures five building contracts within its first year of business.


Durst Corporation hires CBS. The firm doubles in size.


CBS wins bids for 1285 Avenue of the Americas and Equitable Center at 787 Seventh Avenue.


Bankers Trust awards three buildings. CBS now servicing 25 buildings city-wide.


CBS secures two world headquarters contracts: Morgan Stanley at 1585 Broadway and Chase Bank at 270 Park Avenue.


Chase awards four more locations. CBS now serving 60 facilities across the City.


CBS expands to New Jersey 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 CBS for 750 Seventh Avenue, a location serviced to this day.


111 Eighth Avenue is added to the CBS portfolio. TIAA CREF, Rudin Management and Rockefeller Group award contracts to CBS.


HSBC becomes a CBS client. CBS begins providing service for Hines at their 1 New York Plaza location.


CBS begins relationships with New York University, NYU Medical, and St. Peter’s University, three relationships which still continue.


CBRE awards 1166 Avenue of the Americas. Rudin adds two more buildings to the CBS roster and the firm wins the NY Times Building bid.


New York University awards additional assignments. The firm expands into retail malls with the Simon Property Group. Boston Properties enlists CBS for 540 Madison and its NY headquarters at 599 Lexington. 55 Water Street, NYC’s largest office building, also becomes a client.


CBS expands again with contracts at 1407 and 1460 Broadway, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 400 Park Avenue and two prime Beth Israel Hospital facilities.


CBS 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.


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 its 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.


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.


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


CBS is awarded the contracts for 7 Bryant Park and 830 Third Avenue; renews contracts with 28 Liberty Street, NYU Langone Health, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, Boston Properties, Ridgehill Mall and the Chrysler Building.


CBS awarded contracts for 2 Gotham Center, LIC Jackson Park Apartments and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum;  renews contracts with 350 Marconi Street, 395 Hudson Street and 500 Park Avenue.   Mack-Cali renews contract of existing locations and awards CBS an additional 38 sites across New Jersey, CBS’ largest single-contract takeover in their history.


CBS celebrates 30 years of service.