The History of Facilities Survey Inc.
Facilities Survey Inc. was launched in April of 2002 as The JGS Company by founder and president, Joseph Serwinski. After more than a decade of managing facilities, selling and implementing computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), he had observed a common problem in the marketplace. Facilities were making large capital investments and not achieving the benefits they hoped for with the systems they purchased. The root of this problem was often not having the right information in the system. Also the facility may not have the resources and experience to efficiently gather data. The systems were often not seeing their full potential.
Seeing a need, Joe set out to help these organizations get the most value from their CMMS. Today, Facilities Survey provides customers with accurate inventories of maintenance-worthy assets in their facilities covering hundreds of millions of square feet. They have assisted customers with scheduling preventive maintenance. Facilities Survey develops custom interfaces and tools to maximize the benefit of the data which they capture in their CMMS. Facilities Survey continues to develop software tools to facilitate its core business. We are constantly finding additional opportunities to assist customers. Surveyor, our initial venture into the software market, provided customers with a flexible tool. It allowed customers to conduct inspection rounds on mechanical rooms, fire extinguishers or other assets.
A Complete Suite
Facilities Survey’s suite of services expanded beyond the healthcare and CMMS consulting to include many additional offerings for facility managers. We have completed conditional assessments of millions square feet of space. Customers include the United States Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Prisons, various state prison systems, and architectural firms. With a staff of experienced CAD technicians, Facilities Survey assists customers with updating as-built drawings, converting paper drawings to electronic files, and performing on-site measurement and verification services. These services provide up-to-date and accurate building reports.
After observing difficulties for end-users in many of the current CMMS packages available on the market, Facilities Survey has developed a very powerful, yet simple-to-use system. Custom maintenance software (CMS) offered by Facilities Survey is delivered employing the software as a service (SaaS) model. CMS is aptly named due to the ease of customization and flexibility in support of the customer’s needs. Facility Survey serves customers no matter what the organization’s size or geographic reach.
Carolinas Healthcare, East Texas Medical Center, Ohio State University Medical Center, The Children’s Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Texas Health Resources, Seton Health, The University of Chicago Medical Center, HealthSouth, and Wyotech are just a few of the organizations recognizing this potential, in addition to the support provided by Facilities Survey Inc.
A CMMS Focused on Compliance
CMS enables detailed reports and intelligent creation of corrective maintenance work orders. These are based on data collected during the preventive maintenance cycle. Facilities Survey has worked with customers to develop reports for life safety reporting requirements and provide complete reporting that may be requested during the Joint Commission survey process. The simplified “MyCMS” dashboard gives users a snapshot of where they stand. This eliminates the need to conduct multiple searches and stops work orders from falling through the cracks. Read more about our dashboard here.
The products and services offered by Facilities Survey Inc. continually evolve in order to keep up with the increasing demands of Facilities Management, Clinical Engineering, Environmental Services, Fleet Management, and many other departments. It is that premise and the loyalty to our customers that keeps Facilities Survey Inc. at the forefront of product development and service.