NEWPOINT SERVICES EXPANDING INTO COLUMBUS, OHIO COMMERCIAL CLEANING MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF GLOBE WINDOW CLEANING
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 24, 2022 – Newpoint Services, a leading Indianapolis-based building services contractor today announced that it has closed on an acquisition of Ohio’s Globe Window Cleaning, with an aggressive expansion plan that will retain existing employees and seek to double operations in the Ohio capital.
“We are very excited to close on the acquisition of Globe Window Cleaning, Inc., one of the Ohio’s premiere service providers to commercial, university, and governmental clients. Newpoint plans to build on the solid foundation built by Globe and double the operational staff in Columbus, adding new services and capabilities to help our new Ohio clients. Our aim is to provide a true one-stop shop for commercial building services – expanding beyond windows to include large scale floor care, pressure washing, street sweeping, porter services and other services that help to reduce replacement costs and keep ongoing maintenance expenses in check,” said John Sutton, the Indianapolis-based Chief Executive Officer of Newpoint Services.
“The addition of Globe’s business to Newpoint Services is an ideal marriage of two companies who are both squarely focused on helping our clients look their best. Much like Globe’s superb reputation in Ohio, Newpoint is relied upon by leading commercial developers, hoteliers, and universities in Indiana and Texas to provide commercial cleaning services,” said Brian George, the Indianapolis-based President and COO of Newpoint. “Globe already has an excellent reputation in the city and an impressive client list. Their longstanding history of being the leading contractor in the market is what really got our attention, as we seek to expand not only their current operations but add in all of our other services to help clients in Columbus.”
For more than 50 years, Globe has helped their Columbus-area clients with exterior cleaning and maintenance. Already one of Ohio’s leading window cleaning contractors, Globe crews can be spotted across the Columbus skyline. Globe cleans windows at several universities including The Ohio State University, Denison, and Kenyon, as well as for American Electric Power, for governmental clients such as the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the City of Dublin. Newpointwill now serve many Ohio commercial real estate developers and companies who want to keep their properties shiny and clean.
The Ohio expansion for Newpoint Services will fuel new jobs, too, with plans to hire at least a dozen people to expand Globe’s activities yet this year.
“Globe is a recognized leader in exterior building cleaning, and I’m excited to be able to tap into their knowledge of medium- and high-rise building cleaning as that will help us expand in both Indianapolis and in Austin. Personally, I’m excited to enter the Columbus market with Newpoint because we have family in the area and because the state capitals of Ohio and Indiana are so similar. We already have some Indianapolis clients who have properties in Columbus, so I am confident that this expansion will be a great fit for our team,” Sutton said.
Globe Vice President Gary Griffith is retiring, and all Globe employees will retain their current roles in the Newpoint family with about 15 new positions planned to be added in 2022.
“We hope to learn about how Globe has kept Columbus looking good and expand our service offering in Indianapolis, too. As an example, currently all of our Indiana window cleaning is done from ground or aerial lifts. Newpoint will begin offering medium- and high-rise window cleaning with the traditional rappelling methods used by Globe experts,” Sutton explained.
“We’re very much a behind-the-scenes player, always doing our best to help our clients look their best. We have an exceptional customer base that includes everything from local universities, to property managers, professional sports teams, and noteworthy hotels. We’re the people who do everything from pressure washing and power sweeping, to window washing, carpet cleaning, floor restoration, and glass cleaning. We can even do water extraction, advanced dehumidification, and mold and mildew remediation,” Sutton said.
Newpoint serves clients in central Indiana and in metropolitan Austin, Texas. Today’s expansion will bring Newpoint’s reliable services to Columbus, Ohio customers.
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About Newpoint Services: Specializing in helping companies put their best foot forward, Indianapolis-based Newpoint Services is a leading building services contractor – doing everything from comprehensive pressure washing and large-scale floor care to street sweeping, window cleaning, and even staffing of events and parking facilities. Newpoint Services currently employs more than 100 people in Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; Austin, TX; and Columbus, OH. www.newpointservices.com
For our first vlog of the new year, I wanted to kick things off by sharing insights from some of the great books I’ve read lately. I’ve been back on the road visiting BOMA local associations from Alaska to Indiana to New York, which means more time to read while traveling! Long-time fans of the vlog know I love books, so I’ll be sharing several new recommendations with you today. If you’ve read any of my picks, let me know—I’ll also be sharing them on social media, so feel free to comment with your thoughts and takeaways!
As you think about new business goals for the new year, be sure to check out the 2022 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC. And, as I mentioned in the vlog, I also invite you to our free inclusive leadership webinar hosted by BOMA International’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee on February 24 at 4pm Eastern.
Lastly, I hope to see many of you at BOMA International’s 2022 Winter Business Meeting & National Issues Conference next month. BOMA members: It’s not too late to register!
Wishing you a terrific 2022,
Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE
President and COO
It's official, BOMA Indianapolis is now BOMA Indiana! Watch for exciting changes to our branding efforts and a great reach to resources for you!
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Our Amended Articles of Incorporation have been submitted to the Secretary of State! We should be approved within 48-72 hours. We celebrated a unanimous vote last night to move forward with our State Expansion! Stay tuned...
We are less than one month away from the College Football Playoffs. The dates are January 7-11, 2022. The Championship game will be played Monday night, January 10th at 8:15PM EST in Lucas Oil Stadium. The City of Indianapolis will be in the national spotlight. We are proud to show off our city and the 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee needs YOUR help! If we have inclimate weather, please make sure all of your walkways are cleared. We understand this can be somewhat of a battle if the streets are plowed, but it's imperative our sidewalks are cleared. The host committee has put out information on their plans HERE. There are also two PowerPoint Presentations for your review:
Downtown Indianapolis Lighting Projection Initiative
New transit-oriented development (TOD) standards passed on Wednesday, September 1st during the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission meeting. This will change the requirements for how developers operate around Marion County near bus rapid-transit lines. The City-County Council voted 20-5 last month to adopt new development standards to emphasize density and mixed use districts. The zoning will encourage dense development near the city's bus rapid transit lines and de-prioritize cars to encourage ridership. It will create development avenues to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists and encourage mixed-use spaces to facilitate walkable neighborhoods. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect November 1, 2021. Learn more by visiting: MPO and IndyTOD
We would like to provide an update on how BOMA International is responding to the tragic condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla. After careful consideration, BOMA International decided to co-convene a building safety symposium this past Tuesday with the International Code Council and the National Institute of Building Sciences. The daylong event, “Ensuring the Safety of Existing Buildings,” was hosted in West Palm Beach, Fla., by the Building Officials Association of Florida.
While the situation in Surfside is unrelated to commercial real estate, we thought it was important that BOMA help lead this national conversation on building safety. I moderated a panel on “Property Management and the Real Estate Industry” that included BOMA Government Affairs Committee chair Mary Lantz of JLL and BOMA Fellow John Scott of Colliers.
The goal of the day was to establish a channel for the building safety community to develop information to help inform policy makers as they consider questions raised by the collapse of Champlain Towers South. The event did not address the causation of the building collapse while investigations continue, but focused on broader questions related to maintenance, inspections, structural safety, and the application of current building codes and standards. Participants in this initial gathering represented a wide range of organizations, including experts from the code enforcement, building, construction, design and real estate communities.
This meeting covered a lot of ground in one day and is expected to lead to further discussions. We’ll continue to keep you informed, and please let us know if you have questions or need any help with this issue.
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On behalf of our nomination committee chair, Chris Yeakey of Scannell, BOMA Indianapolis would like to congratulate the new members to our board:
Ashlee Boyd of Thompson Thrift
Stephen Lindley of Strategic Capital Partners
Dan Phair of Holladay Properties
Tom McKneight of Robinson Park
The board of directors would also like announce our new officers for 2021
Tristan Glover of Zeller
Brittany Ahlbrand of JLL
Christopher Horsley of Hokanson
Adam Chavers of Browning
Steve Brian of ServiceMaster by Crossroads Restoration retains his chairman seat.
Bob Kort of Kort Builders retains his co-chair seat.
Nov 8, 2020 - We have learned from several news sources that IMPD officers have been alerted in regards to the Dreasjon Reed grand jury potentially releasing its findings as early as Monday, Nov. 9th. We will be keeping close contact with IMPD and update you as the need arises. As always, if something seems out of place, alert the authorities by calling 911.
The Benchmarking and Transparency Ordinance draft is now posted online here. The ordinance is still in draft stages and would like to provide an opportunity for public feedback. The City of Indianapolis invites you to read through the draft and comment as you see fit. This is will be posted and accepting comments through October 26th.
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