Patton Building Services Opens Boardman Office
BOARDMAN, Ohio – The office space inside suite No. 5 at 7510 Market St. in Boardman still has some work to be done. Some furniture and equipment remains to be put in place, but the new tenant is ready to get to work.
Patton Building Services, a janitorial and maintenance company, cut the ribbon on its newest location on Wednesday.
Patton provides commercial and office cleaning for medical facilities, industrial buildings and banks. It also handles HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other maintenance needs.
Patton Building Services entered the Youngstown market through its account with Huntington Bank. The janitorial company is contracted to work on 30 to 40 banks in the region.
“Obviously the bank brings us here,” said Patton Building Services President Mark Patton. “That helped us establish our offices here. We’ll continue to grow our business as we network with the [Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber] and other folks.”
Patton Building Services started in 1981 when Patton received a small loan and a vacuum cleaner from his brother, James. Since then, the company has expanded from its home in Morgantown, W.Va., to sites in four states – it also has offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky – employing 350.
“People have been very cleaning conscious right now, and that’s a good thing,” Mark Patton said.
The Boardman location already has between 15 to 20 employees. Jeff Kifer, the regional manager in charge of the Boardman location, said he expects the new branch to be fully operational within a couple weeks.
“We’ve only been in the area for a few weeks,” Kifer said. “We only have a couple positions that need to be filled. We’re doing fairly well here.”
Sitting on Market Street, the business is in a perfect location, according to Kifer. He and Patton have already started to contact local businesses to gauge their interest in their cleaning service.
“We’re hoping, through the [Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber] to make those connections and to branch out into other industries,” Patton said.
With business on the horizon, one of the only things left to do is to get the new Boardman branch office spruced up.
“We’ve got some cleaning supplies in the back room,” Patton said.
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