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Ernst & Young Honors Planned Companies of Parsippany, NJ with Prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year Award


PARSIPPANY, N.J. (June 18, 2013) — Ernst & Young, LLP has named Planned Companies of Parsippany, New Jersey as its Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award Winner for Business Services. Planned Companies and its Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Francis, received the award for Business Services, recognizing the company’s extraordinary vision, leadership and achievements.

Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award Program recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award New Jersey winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Hyatt New Brunswick on Thursday, June 13, 2013. 

"This distinguished award from Ernst and Young is yet another important validation that being passionate about quality and customer service really does matter," stated Rob Francis. "We have made it our core mission at Planned Companies to be branded as the company that is relentlessly focused on being 'Best In Class' in everything we do. Our entire culture is defined by this commitment and we are proud that Ernst and Young and the judges of this esteemed award have recognized our company," Francis concluded.

After joining his family’s fourth-generation cleaning company in 1998, Robert has led the privately-held company through one its most remarkable periods of growth.  Today, Planned Companies employs over 2,200 professionals in six states and the District of Columbia. With over 400 clients, such as Sotheby’sThe Puck BuildingCB Richard Ellis, and AvalonBay Communities, Planned provides “best in class” janitorial, maintenance, concierge, front desk, and security services throughout the real estate industry.

Under Rob’s direction, the company implemented extensive professional development programs aimed at creating a culture that with a strong focus on client services, while at the same time investing significantly in technology and building a highly automated workflow.


About Planned Companies

Planned Companies, headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, consists of four real estate service divisions – Planned Building Services, Inc. - Planned Security Services, Inc. - Planned Lifestyle Services, Inc. and Clean, Inc. Through these service brands, Planned provides industry leading janitorial, maintenance, concierge/front desk and security services to a wide array of clients.

Planned’s portfolio is comprised of over 400 residential, corporate, commercial and retail properties throughout the northeast corridor, with operations currently in six (6) states – Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. With more than 100 years and 4 generations of experience, Planned has become one of the fastest growing and most respected real estate service providers within the industry.

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