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About Planned Companies Planned Companies is passionate about providing the most accountable and professional service for its valued clientele. The company is differentiating itself from the competition through its commitment to quality service and its belief that the right attitude can make a positive difference for the tenants and residents being serviced. With four generations’ experience, Planned Companies, with subsidiaries Planned Security Services and Planned Building Services, offers its clients unparalleled consistency and quality of service required for corporate, commercial/retail and residential properties. Planned provides its prestigious client base with comprehensive facility services including professional security services, concierge services, as well as janitorial and maintenance services. Planned has gained an impressive reputation within the industry for its passion and commitment to quality and customer service. For more information about Planned Companies and its subsidiaries, contact the company’s Parsippany, New Jersey headquarters at 973-739-0800 or 1-888-706-8600, or visit the company’s Website at: www.plannedcompanies.com. # # # Bio: Robert A. Francis President, Planned Companies Robert A. Francis joined his family business in 1998, representing the fourth generation of leadership. He works in new business development and client retention, with a client portfolio that includes ADP, CB Richard Ellis, Commerce Bank, GVA Williams, Mack-Cali Corporation, Sotheby’s and Wentworth Management. He transitioned the concierge, doorman, and security business and launched Planned Security Services in January 2004, raising revenue from 3 million to 11 million in 3 years. Prior to Planned Companies, Mr. Francis spent two years at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) where he worked on a team implementing change management systems and solutions for internal operations in Chicago. In 2005 and in 2008, he was a recipient of “Top 40 Under 40” by NJBiz and Real Estate New Jersey, which recognized business executives with demonstrated leadership and innovation from the state. In 2007, he was also recognized for two different honors, the first was for Real Estate Weekly’s “Residential Rising Stars”. This award recognizes business leaders in the residential sector who have demonstrated a solid track record of leadership and innovation. The second was for “New Jersey’s Top Family Businesses of the Year” by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a noted author and speaker in the community. Mr. Francis has instituted quality control measures and a corporate culture at Planned Companies that has resulted in an industry leading client and employee retention rate. He obtained his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from The Stern School of Business at New York University. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Why Going Green Was The Only Option For Me
For those paying even the slightest bit of attention to the world around them these past couple of years, “going green” is quite a familiar term. To some, I realize it simply represents the latest fad – something the media churns out stories about because their viewers, listeners and readers will hopefully find it a trendy, “feel good” topic. And there is no doubt that news reports of individuals and companies “going green” do serve this very purpose. MORE

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