Hauppauge, NY The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has preliminarily approved a transaction to assist Boss Facility Services, Inc. in purchasing and renovating a 31,000 s/f building at 60 Adams Ave. Assistance from the IDA will leverage a $5 million investment, retain 59 existing jobs and create six new ones for Suffolk County residents.
The move will enhance Boss Facility Service’s operations and bolster a host of their support services and offerings.
Boss Facility Services is a national leader in the facility maintenance industry, serving numerous retail, finance, restaurant and corporate accounts. A family-owned and operated business, the company has expanded its scope of services to include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, handyman, lighting and painting services. The move allows the company to expand from its existing 7,500 square-foot facility in Ronkonkoma into a larger facility that provides the space for new capabilities needed to aid the company’s growth.
“The proposed transaction will allow Boss Facility Services to expand its operations that are essential for supporting various groups of trades here on Long Island,” said Tony Catapano, executive director of the Suffolk County IDA. “Given the amount of industries they help to support and the number of vendors they subsequently employ, the economic ripple effect of this company is significant.”
“We are thankful for the IDA’s support as their assistance allows us to remain on Long Island and continue to serve our loyal customer base,” said Keith Keingstein, president of Boss Facility Services, Inc. “Given the fact that workforce development in our industry is a necessity, we are especially excited about how this move will enable us to establish a new training facility that will focus on creating employment opportunities for the residents of Suffolk County.”
The employment impact Boss Facility Services has on Suffolk County is greater than the 64 jobs proposed by the company as they utilize more than 85 local vendors to support their host of services. In addition, the expansion will allow Boss Facility Services to establish a new training facility that will focus on providing employment opportunities for Suffolk County veterans and other individuals having difficulty finding employment.
“It is imperative that we retain our successful, family-owned and operated businesses,” said Kelly Morris, deputy executive director of the Suffolk County IDA. “We are pleased to play a role in Boss Facility Services’ retention and its future growth as it means more quality employment opportunities for our residents.”