Welcome to the Connex Online Buyers' Guide

For more than 20 years, the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (Connex) has been the leading membership organization empowering retail facilities professionals by delivering industry best practices, education, forums and partnerships. This Connex Online Buyers' Guide is the fastest way to locate the products and services retail store managers need. Browse the 92 categories below for retail store services such as electrical repair, emergency services, facility maintenance, HVAC repair, and janitorial services. This guide also offers a Request For Proposals Automator, which offer retail managers the chance to request project bids. Enter your customized information about a needed product or service and get private, personalized responses delivered to your email. Access the top menu to view our advertising media kit and more information about how to use this guide.
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  • S.A. Comunale Co., Inc., shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 15, 2018 at 5:34 AM

    NORWALK, CONNECTICUT, April 4, 2018 – EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend will be paid on April 30, 2018 to stockholders of record as of April 16, 2018. EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services. This press release and other press releases may be viewed at the Company’s Website at https://emcorgroup.com/

    NORWALK, CONNECTICUT, April 4, 2018 – EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per common share. The dividend will be paid on April 30, 2018 to stockholders of record as of April 16, 2018. EMCOR Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services. This press release and other press releases may be viewed at the Company’s Website at https://emcorgroup.com/

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 7:54 AM

    PALMYRA, NJ – Philadelphia Sign, (“PSCO”), a global leader in sign design, fabrication, installation and maintenance, announces the addition of ID Associates, (“ID”), to the PSCO family of companies. ID Associates, based in Dothan, AL  is a national sign manufacturer. The addition of ID Associates to the PSCO family broadens its reach with a physical presence in the Southeast and beyond. This expansion furthers the company’s commitment to its customers, particularly those with conversions and national sign programs.

    Since incorporating in May of 1999, ID Associates has become a national leader in the sign industry. This is attributable to the company’s dedication to manufacturing quality sign products, excellence in project management and by offering exceptional service. Under the new agreement, ID Associates will maintain business as usual. The two companies will capitalize on each other’s strengths, growing their signage offerings and business globally.

     

    PALMYRA, NJ – Philadelphia Sign, (“PSCO”), a global leader in sign design, fabrication, installation and maintenance, announces the addition of ID Associates, (“ID”), to the PSCO family of companies. ID Associates, based in Dothan, AL  is a national sign manufacturer. The addition of ID Associates to the PSCO family broadens its reach with a physical presence in the Southeast and beyond. This expansion furthers the company’s commitment to its customers, particularly those with conversions and national sign programs.

    Since incorporating in May of 1999, ID Associates has become a national leader in the sign industry. This is attributable to the company’s dedication to manufacturing quality sign products, excellence in project management and by offering exceptional service. Under the new agreement, ID Associates will maintain business as usual. The two companies will capitalize on each other’s strengths, growing their signage offerings and business globally.

     

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 7:58 AM

    Communicating a strong brand identity and clear messaging is nowhere more important than in the financial industry. Because products and services are similar from one institution to the next, banks must rely on a solid brand identity to distinguish themselves from their competition.

    One of the biggest challenges faced by banks and credit unions is the ability to maintain and foster relationships with their customers, particularly at the brick and mortar level. While online banking offers convenience, it’s difficult to maintain loyalty, build connections and expose customers to new products without the personal contact.

    Communicating a strong brand identity and clear messaging is nowhere more important than in the financial industry. Because products and services are similar from one institution to the next, banks must rely on a solid brand identity to distinguish themselves from their competition.

    One of the biggest challenges faced by banks and credit unions is the ability to maintain and foster relationships with their customers, particularly at the brick and mortar level. While online banking offers convenience, it’s difficult to maintain loyalty, build connections and expose customers to new products without the personal contact.

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    The Evolution of Signs

    The practice of using signs to advertise goods or services pre-dates the Romans. Sign usage grew in popularity paralleling the growth of commerce. In the 1700’s, tens of thousands of signs could be found hanging over the doorways of shops throughout Europe. At that time, sign design consisted of an image symbolizing a trade, as almost no passersby were literate. Those icons were the precursor to modern day logos. While the medium and the messages may have evolved, the results remain the same: signs sell!

    Today retail interior and exterior signage is used to promote, engage, communicate, entertain and influence. Signs act as your best onsite sales force, day or night, year-round. Advances in energy-efficient lighting technology like LEDs, mean that signs are now even more cost-effective sales tools.

    Exterior Signs: Because First Impressions are Lasting Impressions

    Exterior signs determine your customers first and lasting impression about your business. On the roadways, digital signage or high-profile illuminated pylons capture the drivers’ attention. At the street level, monuments, channel letters, and architectural signage enhance your brick and mortar location; while directional signage helps customers navigate parking and draws them through your door.

    The Evolution of Signs

    The practice of using signs to advertise goods or services pre-dates the Romans. Sign usage grew in popularity paralleling the growth of commerce. In the 1700’s, tens of thousands of signs could be found hanging over the doorways of shops throughout Europe. At that time, sign design consisted of an image symbolizing a trade, as almost no passersby were literate. Those icons were the precursor to modern day logos. While the medium and the messages may have evolved, the results remain the same: signs sell!

    Today retail interior and exterior signage is used to promote, engage, communicate, entertain and influence. Signs act as your best onsite sales force, day or night, year-round. Advances in energy-efficient lighting technology like LEDs, mean that signs are now even more cost-effective sales tools.

    Exterior Signs: Because First Impressions are Lasting Impressions

    Exterior signs determine your customers first and lasting impression about your business. On the roadways, digital signage or high-profile illuminated pylons capture the drivers’ attention. At the street level, monuments, channel letters, and architectural signage enhance your brick and mortar location; while directional signage helps customers navigate parking and draws them through your door.

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Bill was an industrial engineer who took the helm of his family’s company and built it into a national leader in the sign industry. In the 1960s, when Bill Trucksess was in his 30s, he became president of Philadelphia Sign, founded in 1911 by his father, Andrew, who was 18 at the time and purchased a sign business for $500.

    Under the Trucksess family leadership, Philadelphia Sign (PSCO) has grown to be one of the largest, most influential sign companies in the nation. The company’s timeline mirrors the growth of the U.S. and at times, has reflected the history of the world. From the heyday of neon through wartime efforts to the rise of retail chains and multi-site conversions, PSCO has been at the forefront over the decades. Bill Trucksess, oversaw all corporate operations from the 1960s to 2012.  He passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was eighty-seven years old. 

     

    Bill was an industrial engineer who took the helm of his family’s company and built it into a national leader in the sign industry. In the 1960s, when Bill Trucksess was in his 30s, he became president of Philadelphia Sign, founded in 1911 by his father, Andrew, who was 18 at the time and purchased a sign business for $500.

    Under the Trucksess family leadership, Philadelphia Sign (PSCO) has grown to be one of the largest, most influential sign companies in the nation. The company’s timeline mirrors the growth of the U.S. and at times, has reflected the history of the world. From the heyday of neon through wartime efforts to the rise of retail chains and multi-site conversions, PSCO has been at the forefront over the decades. Bill Trucksess, oversaw all corporate operations from the 1960s to 2012.  He passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones. He was eighty-seven years old. 

     

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 8:08 AM

    Citizens Bank Park is the oldest ballpark in the National League East, opening in 2004 and preceding Nationals Park (2008), Citi Field (2009), Marlins Park (2012) and SunTrust Park (2017). Subjectively, it remains one of the better ballparks in baseball, particularly with sightlines for fans. The Phillies have big plans for the park to improve the fan experience, upgrade security and more!

    Family-Friendly, “The Yard”, was created to attract more young people to the ballfield. Philadelphia Sign was pleased to install a scaled-down version of the team’s “PhanaVision” scoreboard for the wiffle ball field. We partnered with Daktronics to complete the signage for the ribbon cutting and opening day.

    The 13.5’ x 5’ Phillies logo (with face lit channel letters on steel supports) is located above the digital scoreboard and was erected by the Philadelphia Sign install team.

    The goal of the project was to design, fabricate and successfully install a digital scoreboard that mimics the official Phillies scoreboard. This completes the interactive baseball experience that gets kids in the game.

    “The Yard” allows kids to hit wiffle balls and run the bases on the Citizens Bank “Phan Field” located in right center field. The Phillies organization is focused on bringing fans back to the 15-year-old ballpark, a few seasons removed from the World Series-winning heyday of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels. Go Phillies! Sign with us today!

    Citizens Bank Park is the oldest ballpark in the National League East, opening in 2004 and preceding Nationals Park (2008), Citi Field (2009), Marlins Park (2012) and SunTrust Park (2017). Subjectively, it remains one of the better ballparks in baseball, particularly with sightlines for fans. The Phillies have big plans for the park to improve the fan experience, upgrade security and more!

    Family-Friendly, “The Yard”, was created to attract more young people to the ballfield. Philadelphia Sign was pleased to install a scaled-down version of the team’s “PhanaVision” scoreboard for the wiffle ball field. We partnered with Daktronics to complete the signage for the ribbon cutting and opening day.

    The 13.5’ x 5’ Phillies logo (with face lit channel letters on steel supports) is located above the digital scoreboard and was erected by the Philadelphia Sign install team.

    The goal of the project was to design, fabricate and successfully install a digital scoreboard that mimics the official Phillies scoreboard. This completes the interactive baseball experience that gets kids in the game.

    “The Yard” allows kids to hit wiffle balls and run the bases on the Citizens Bank “Phan Field” located in right center field. The Phillies organization is focused on bringing fans back to the 15-year-old ballpark, a few seasons removed from the World Series-winning heyday of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels. Go Phillies! Sign with us today!

  • Philadelphia Sign Company, shared an update
    PostedMonday, October 22, 2018 at 8:10 AM

    It’s no surprise that springtime is associated with spring cleaning. Spring is the season of renewal. This is also the best time of year to schedule a visit from PSCO’s Maintenance & Lighting team. A Spring maintenance check from PSCO’s Maintenance & Lighting will ensure your signage looks fresh, functions properly and is ready for another year of advertising your brand.

    Your signage works for you on location, round the clock, throughout the year. No other form of marketing can consistently and economically deliver your message and tell your brand story like signage. Proper care and upkeep can extend the life of your sign, giving you returns for years to come.

    Philadelphia Sign Maintenance & Lighting crews have decades of experience caring for signs. Whether channel letters, high-rise, pylons, monument signs or ATM surrounds  – all benefit from a yearly inspection and maintenance by our expert staff.

    Our maintenance checklist includes:

    • A thorough cleaning to wash away dulling grime and dirt
    • Repainting and refurbishing your signage.
    • Inspecting electrical systems and bulbs and checking for damage, corrosion, cracks or breaches that could let in water, to seal where necessary

    It’s no surprise that springtime is associated with spring cleaning. Spring is the season of renewal. This is also the best time of year to schedule a visit from PSCO’s Maintenance & Lighting team. A Spring maintenance check from PSCO’s Maintenance & Lighting will ensure your signage looks fresh, functions properly and is ready for another year of advertising your brand.

    Your signage works for you on location, round the clock, throughout the year. No other form of marketing can consistently and economically deliver your message and tell your brand story like signage. Proper care and upkeep can extend the life of your sign, giving you returns for years to come.

    Philadelphia Sign Maintenance & Lighting crews have decades of experience caring for signs. Whether channel letters, high-rise, pylons, monument signs or ATM surrounds  – all benefit from a yearly inspection and maintenance by our expert staff.

    Our maintenance checklist includes:

    • A thorough cleaning to wash away dulling grime and dirt
    • Repainting and refurbishing your signage.
    • Inspecting electrical systems and bulbs and checking for damage, corrosion, cracks or breaches that could let in water, to seal where necessary
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About Connex

Connex Association, the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals. Connex empowers the facilities management professionals with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Established in 1995, and with approximately 950 member companies, the Connex community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend upon Connex to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.