Ernst & Young Honors Planned Companies of Parsippany, NJ

 with prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

– Planned is Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award  for Business Services –


PARSIPPANY, N.J. – June 18, 2013Ernst & Young LLP has named Planned Companies of Parsippany, New Jersey as its Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award Winner for Business Services. 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. Nine winners were announced from a pool of 31 finalists representing 28 companies.

“It takes vision and courage to launch a successful business. These award recipients have created many of the world’s dynamic and successful companies and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrates their remarkable achievements. This award is one of the most prestigious business accolades, recognizing the most exceptional companies among a unique group” says Michael Kacsmar, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey Program Director.

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. 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 6 states and the District of Columbia. With over 400 clients, such as Sotheby’s, The Puck Building, CB 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 was obsessed with client service while at the same time investing significantly in technology and building a highly automated workflow.

“It is an extraordinary honor to win this distinguished award from Ernst and Young and while I am proud to accept it on behalf of our company, it’s our team of accountable and devoted professionals who truly deserve the recognition, stated Francis. It’s their hard work, integrity, dedication and passion to deliver exceptional customer service that differentiates Planned within our industry,” Francis concluded. “



About Planned Companies

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

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