Brevard Achievement Center To Provide Services At Port

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ABOVE VIDEO: Through services at school and on the job, Brevard Achievement Center nurtures dignity and self-respect in individuals with disabilities, makes taxpayers out of tax users and prevents the institutionalization of many people. Before the arrival of Brevard Achievement Center in Brevard, Space Coast residents with disabilities had absolutely no services in the area to meet their needs.

Brevard Achievement Center Teams With American Maintenance At Port Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Achievement Center, a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services and programs to assist people with disabilities achieve personal success, has been hired as the subcontractor for American Maintenance, the prime custodial contractor for Port Canaveral and its tenants.

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The Brevard Achievement Center was honored as a 2013 Central Florida Humanitarian organization.

The Brevard Achievement Center will provide custodial services for approximately 58,000 square feet of employee offices and facilities at the Port for American Maintenance. A total of five people, four of which have disabilities, will be employed on the contract which will generate $109,000 annually for the Center.

Founded in 1975, American Maintenance has been providing janitorial and related services for nearly 40 years. As a privately held and operated company with more than 1,500 employees, the company provides facilities maintenance solutions to more than 200 clients and manages more than 50 million square feet of managed space nationwide.

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For the past 23 years, Brevard Achievement Center associates have acquired various service skills working at federal employment sites throughout Florida and in Puerto Rico that are applicable to a commercial environment.

Amar Patel

Amar Patel

“We are extremely grateful to American Maintenance for asking us to serve as their partner on the Port Canaveral project,” said Brevard Achievement Center President and CEO, Amar Patel. “This is just the first of what we hope will be many more opportunities to team with our area business community.”

Brevard Achievement Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1968 whose mission is to provide persons with disabilities innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success.

Headquartered in Rockledge, the Center also has offices in Melbourne, Titusville and Orlando, Florida.

Through services at school and on the job, Brevard Achievement Center nurtures dignity and self-respect in individuals with disabilities, makes taxpayers out of tax users and prevents the institutionalization of many people. (Image for Space Coast Medicine & Active Living)

Through services at school and on the job, Brevard Achievement Center nurtures dignity and self-respect in individuals with disabilities, makes taxpayers out of tax users and prevents the institutionalization of many people. (Image for Space Coast Medicine & Active Living)

In addition, through its partnerships with the AbilityOne Program and RESPECT of Florida, Brevard Achievement Center offers employment opportunities via federal and state employment contracts in north and central Florida, as well as Puerto Rico. BAC is a nationally accredited agency which holds the highest accreditation offered by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) and is a United Way partner.

Brevard Achievement Center’s array of business services not only includes custodial management, but also grounds, warehousing and dining operations, as well as total facilities management.

Brevard Achievement Center’s array of business services not only includes custodial management, but also grounds, warehousing and dining operations, as well as total facilities management.

BAC-LOGO-180To ensure that all services offered maintain the highest in industry standards, Brevard Achievement Center has obtained the following certifications: custodial services – LEEDS, ISSA-CIMS and CLLM (Certified Laundry and Linen Management); food operations – ServSafe; building services – Facility Management Professional; and grounds operations – Sports Turfgrass Maintenance.

This year the Center also joined the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast at the Patron Level to build a stronger partnership with local businesses, as well as market its services to the commercial sector.

American Maintenance has had a working partnership with New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) since 2006 and currently employs more than 150 workers with disabilities that service in excess of 6.5 million square feet of space. The partnership with BAC strengthens the company’s commitment to employing persons with disabilities.

“Working with the Center allows us to expand our commitment to employing persons with disabilities into Florida,” said American Maintenance President, Chris Alex. “Establishing a partnership with Brevard Achievement Center is something we’re very excited about and hope to grow in the future.”

To find out about Brevard Achievement Center’s customized business services, contact Guy Klenke, business development manager, at gklenke@bacbrevard.com or 321-632-8610, ext. 261. For more information about American Maintenance’s contract services, contact Mike Hansen, director – southeast region, at 407-259-0928 or mhansen@americanmaint.net.


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