Boston, MA Over the last 40 years, many of America’s most iconic retailing and hospitality brands have depended on EZ Maintenance Corp. for a full range of general facilities maintenance services. Company founder Eliott Zeprun is building on his reputation, increasing his focus on fire protection systems and life safety services through EZ Fire Corp. which he has operated for 20 years as a sister company of EZ Maintenance.
Zeprun said, “Companies that like our work often ask if we handle life safety. With my background and nationwide vendor network, we truly are a one-stop shop and regularly save customers 30% - 40% – no matter the size of the project.”
Zeprun notes that his life safety company has handled over 3,500 deficiencies and installed over 300 fire panels. “When third parties send us deficiencies, we work with our nationwide local vendor network and negotiate dramatic cost savings. Among equipment available through EZ’s network are sprinkler systems, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, hydrants, fire panels, and more. Fire services and systems include monitoring services, inspections, compliance, upgrades, retrofits, equipment maintenance, and certifications. “Whatever the need, we offer 24-hour emergency service,” Zeprun said.
Among well-known companies that have contracted with EZ Maintenance and EZ Fire Corp. are Bank of America, Kohl’s, Ocean State Job Lot, Walgreen’s, Marshall’s, Home Depot, BJ’s, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and many others, plus over 1,200 hotels.
“We’ve been doing everything to make the facilities manager’s job easier,” said Zeprun. “Working with our incredible network of contractors who handle plumbing, HVAC, electrical, elevators, sprinklers, drywall, locksmith services, roofing, glass, lighting, overhead doors, and much more. They get to know us and our subs and we become familiar with the clients’ properties, personnel and needs.”
A key differentiator for EZ Maintenance and the Fire Corp. subsidiary is an on-call electrical/mechanical engineer with decades of experience in facilities maintenance who provides expert remote diagnosis and solutions for quick remedies 24/7.
Zeprun lists several keys to his success over four decades:
• Due to the volume of work, EZ can beat anyone on price;
• All contractors are continuously monitored for performance and quality assurance, ensuring only the most qualified contractors are dispatched;
• Rapid response 24/7 to keep properties operating, limiting losses;
• Vendors are paid within 14 days so they respond fast to EZ’s calls;
• Vendors are local and know if they respond quickly with competitive prices and quality service, they’ll get a steady stream of business from EZ;
• EZ’s recommendations often result in significant reductions in utility costs.
• Service calls are answered within five minutes.
Among other keys to success, Zeprun said, “We work with pre-qualified vendors who respect our high standards and pre-established rates. We screen vendors for proper licensing and insurance so customers have peace of mind. And we stick to a standard hourly labor cost. No surprises!” Long-term relationships mean that EZ and its vendors know the properties well and provide strategic proactive and reactive maintenance that protects and extends the life of the asset while saving the owners time, money and headaches. “No more sleepless nights,” Zeprun smiles. “We have a tremendously friendly and knowledgeable team.”
Zeprun says, “For all of our clients, our solutions eliminate complexity and result in speedy work order resolution. The ‘EZ’ name says it all.”