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One Stop Property Maintenance LLC is a Detroit-based, commercial facility maintenance company that provides turf maintenance, snow removal, pressure washing and lot striping. The vast majority of its work is in the city of Detroit, and it also provides services to companies in the tri-county area. Kenji Lemon founded the company eight years ago, and agreed to talk to us about his success.
Tell us how you used D2D and what the program means to you.
We used the D2D Buyer Honor Roll to target our marketing efforts. Our philosophy is that companies that are strong advocates for the city are compatible with our mission to hire local wherever possible. D2D is one more way to gain exposure to Detroit decision makers. We’re also a member of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, a certified minority vendor and on the Pure Michigan list.
Would you give examples of some of the companies you are working with?
We currently do power washing for Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University. We provide all of our services to CVS Caremark, and we provide power washing and lot striping for PNC Bank.
What has landing a contract with a major buyer meant to your organization?
It has provided stability, the ability to grow to meet the needs of larger clients and exposure to other large clients.
Have you experienced an increase in business scale?
Yes, we’ve added four employees over the last two years due to the increase in business from our customers, and we’re looking for even more for next year. Our revenues have increased at least 30 percent over the last two years.
Where do you see your company in five years?
We’ll be expanding into new services, including pesticide applications, window cleaning, lot sweeping and of course, we’ll be adding staff to manage these new services.
Campbell Ewald buys $100 million every year from outside suppliers – covering a wide variety of categories including production services, freelance production, printing and catering/food service. For general commerce, they are always looking to expand their local and small business presence.
Controller Pam Maxfield takes you through the vendor process and provides helpful tips for potential suppliers about how to be a Buyer-Ready Business for an agency such as Campbell Ewald.
This is one of a series of videos offering similar tips from large buying organizations based in Detroit.Watch the Video Contact a Business Development Manager