Powerlink Expands To Create Construction Division
By: Chris Austin
New Warren office added to meet client demand
DETROIT, February 4, 2014 – Powerlink, founded in 2002 as a staffing and facilities management company, has expanded its service offering to include a construction division. The company has also opened a new satellite office in Warren as it gets several initial projects underway. Powerlink President & CEO Link Howard made the announcement.
“Working with schools and hospitals across metro Detroit, we’ve learned what it means to create and maintain clean, efficient facilities that help patients heel and students learn. The move into construction is a natural evolution of our services,” says Howard. “We know how buildings run from the inside out and will use that expertise to lay the groundwork for each project’s long-term success. It’s exciting to see the demand for these projects grow in the City of Detroit and to be able to hire more people from the diverse communities where our clients do business.”
Leading the new division will be Kevin Ryan, senior vice president for construction, who brings more than 30 years of experience managing projects nationwide. He carries particular expertise in health care, commercial/office and historic renovations, driving construction from build-outs to $100+ million, multi-year projects.
Over the past two years, the company has doubled its revenue to $23.5 million and added more than 200 employees.
Powerlink is an ISO 9001-certified staffing, facilities management and construction company whose dedicated team members elevate industry standards for quality and process to reduce costs, improve efficiency and gain higher customer satisfaction. Powerlink clients include educational institutions such as the Detroit Public Schools, health care leaders including Henry Ford Health Systems and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, as well as manufacturers such as Steelcase. Headquartered in Detroit, Powerlink’s team members are seamlessly integrated into more than 130 customer sites in the Midwest. The company holds membership in leading industry organizations including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM).