Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with David Ely, President/CEO, EDSS —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? David Ely: Energy Design Service Systems (EDSS) is a woman-owned company formed in 2007. The corporate headquarters is located in Detroit with satellite offices in Boston; Boca Raton, Florida; San Francisco; and Austin, Texas. R&R: What trades/services do you offer retailers and restaurants? Ely: Energy Design Service Systems (EDSS) is not just your average lighting company (offering lighting design, supply, install, controls, lamp ordering portal and work …

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— Interview with Rose Lollino, Vice President, CLM Midwest —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Rose Lollino: CLM Midwest’s corporate office is located in River Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago located 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport. We have been in the retail maintenance industry since 2002 and have been expanding into new territories consistently year over year. R&R: How long have you been with the company? Lollino: As the vice president, I have worn many hats since the inception …

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— Interview with Michael Hess —   R&R: Where are you based? Michael Hess: Waste Harmonics is based in Victor, New York. R&R: How long have you been with the company? Hess: I acquired Waste Harmonics from Capital Environment in 2001 and my team and I have grown the business from a solely Northeastern U.S. focus to serving customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. R&R: What trades/services do you offer retailers and restaurants? Hess: We are a managed waste service provider. We act as a single point of contact, helping …

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— Interview with Teresa Phelps —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Teresa Phelps: DENTCO is based in Dewitt, Michigan, and has been in business for 44 years. R&R: How long have you been with DENTCO? Phelps: I’ve been with DENTCO for almost 17 years. R&R: What trades/services do you offer retailers and restaurants? Phelps: Exterior Services Management (ESM). DENTCO specializes in assisting multi-unit companies, including retailers and restaurants, with consolidating the exterior services at their portfolio of locations. We provide …

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— Interview with Josh Wilder —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Josh Wilder: Stratus is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, with an HQ2 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and offices in New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina. Our 2019 merger combined MC Group and ICON’s shared and unique services into a single brand: Stratus. With our combined legacy, our signage roots date all the way back to 1931. R&R: How long have you been with the company? Wilder: I’ve been with the …

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— Interview with Carmine J. Esposito —   R&R: Where are you based, and how long has the company been in business? Carmine J. Esposito: National Waste Associates was founded in 1997 and is now headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut. However, it all started back in the days of my great-grandfather who was collecting trash in New York with a horse and buggy. I am the fourth generation of my family who have been in the waste disposal business. R&R: How long have you been in the industry and with the …

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— Interview with Michael Di Taranto —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Michael DiTaranto: We are based in Long Island, New York. Solutions Management, Inc. (SMI) was founded in 2004; Disaster Recovery Services (DRS) began in 2012. Both companies work in parallel supporting our clients with program and as-needed maintenance services and large recovery services. Our consistent growth in both businesses is driven by instilling trust in and with all of our partners. R&R: What is your title? How long …

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— Interview with Ted Stouch —   R&R: Where are you based and how long have you been in business? Ted Stouch: Action Services Group is headquartered in the Philadelphia suburb of Aston, Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1991, we started as a national lighting and signage company. In 2001 we added our LED retrofit and electrical service lines, focusing our business goals on providing an exceptional customer experience. R&R: What is your title? Stouch: President and CEO. I am the founder of Action Services Group and have been with the company …

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— Interview with John Mitro —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? John Mitro: Delta Controls is headquartered near Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada, and has representation in every major market in the United States and Canada. We were founded in 1986. R&R: What is your title, and how long have you been with the company? Mitro: I am a Certified Energy Manager, supporting clients in my business development manager – U.S. role. I have been with Delta Controls over 12 …

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— Interview with Tim Eippert —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Tim Eippert: MC Group was founded in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1953 as MC Sign Company, serving Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania in sign sales, manufacturing, service and installation. At the time, it was a small business operated out of a local garage. R&R: What is your title and how long have you been with the company? Eippert: In 1994 at the age of 24, I purchased MC Sign Company …

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