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D & A Building servces release

August 25, 2010
D & A Building Services Celebrates Quarter Century in Business
Longwood, FL — D & A Building Services Inc., a facility maintenance company headquartered in Longwood, Fla., is celebrating 25 year in business. Founder and Company President/CEO Al Sarabasa, Jr. opened the doors of D & A Hi-Rise Window Cleaning Services in 1985 just one month after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in marketing. Twenty-five years later, the two-person start-up has grown into Central Florida’s largest commercial cleaning company, and one of the largest Hispanic owned businesses in the nation.
Today, with annual sales of $16.5 million and a staff of 650, D & A Building Services offers a full complement of facility maintenance services operating from seven offices in five states.
Through the 1990s, D & A grew with a roster of commercial real estate clients that reads like a Who’s Who of property management giants such as Trammell Crow, CBRE, Colonial Properties Trust, Continental Real Estate Companies, Crescent Resources, Cushman & Wakefield, Duke-Weeks Realty Corp., Flagler Development Co., Jones Lang LaSalle, NAI Realvest Partners, OPUS South Management Corp., and RREEF.
Equally impressive are the public and military facilities cared for by D & A during its quarter century history. In Florida, projects include Orlando City Hall, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International Airport, Orlando Utilities Commission, Central Florida Zoo, NASA, Florida Supreme Court, Cecil Field, Jacksonville Naval Air Station, and Mayport Naval Air Station. In other parts of the nation, D & A has provided services to the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse and U.S. Customs Cargo Inspection Facility in Detroit, Mich., the John W. Bricker Federal Building and Kinneary U.S. Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio, Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, and in Texas contracts include the Texas Department of Transportation, Garland Independent School District, Dallas County, City of Dallas, Denton County, City of Huntsville and City of Plano.
D & A Building Services Inc. is a privately owned facility maintenance provider of janitorial, day porter, floor care, window cleaning and certified high-rise window cleaning, exterior maintenance, landscape maintenance, lawn and ornamental pest control, waterproofing, and final construction clean-up services. Headquartered in Longwood, Florida, full service offices are Jacksonville, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Madison, Wis., Dallas, Texas, and Detroit, Mich. Clients include property managers, building owners, local and state governments, Federal agencies, and the military. The veteran-owned company is an Hispanic-Owned Business Enterprise, and a graduate of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. For additional information, please visit www.dabuildingservices.com.