Facility Solutions got its start in the Clinton Township home of Tom Cullen and his wife, Sandy. After five years, it moved into its first office in 2006. Today it provides management and consulting services to a growing list of Fortune 500 Companies in the restaurant industry and has made the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list.
"We funded our start-up with personal savings and managed our business with conservative spending practices," Tom Cullen, co-founder of Facility Solutions
, wrote in an email exchange (he struggles with a hearing impairment).
Facility Solutions has experienced double-digit revenue increases since 2006. It has hired 13 people over the last year, expanding it team to 72 people. Last year it purchased a bank-owned facility and converted it to the company's new headquarters with a focus on sustainability.
"Our remodeling strategy was to build green offices and educate our team to understand how we all can impact our environment in a positive way," Cullen wrote. "We invested quite a bit of time and money to obtain USGBC LEED Gold Certification for our building. Our team focus is on energy conservation, recycling of waste, energy conservation, water use reduction, local materials sourcing, reused materials to build, Energy Star Rated equipment, 100 percent wind powered energy and many other sustainability practices."
Source: Tom Cullen, co-founder of Facility Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke
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