Posts Tagged ‘Omega’

Omega Service Maintenance Corporation – The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

August 25, 2010

Deeply committed to excellent customer service and high ethical standards, Omega Service Maintenance Corporation applies these tenets to providing highly-skilled services, the treatment and training of its employees, and carefully choosing the community organizations to which it contributes. Omega Service believes in the value of neighbors helping neighbors and prefers to contribute to local organizations that aid and uplift the lives of others. Omega Service is a very generous donor to the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, the oldest organization of its kind in New Jersey. Omega Service Maintenance Corporation believes strongly in the hands-on nature of the local, and largely volunteer-run, foundation, as it responds to the needs of the community to which Omega Service is vitally connected. The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides counseling and support to New Jersey families whose child has been diagnosed with cancer. Obviously, the cancer diagnosis is emotionally devastating to everyone involved, and if one’s child is diagnosed, the fear and grief is uniquely agonizing for the entire family. In addition to the emotional trauma, there is also the practical element of caring for a loved one with cancer, and this too can be draining, if not completely overwhelming. The child with cancer may go through physically arduous treatments that involve extraordinary discomfort, requiring long recuperation and necessitating total care and possibly transportation to and from the doctor or hospital. And the personal, emotional, and physical needs of everyone else in the family don’t simply cease to exist. This is precisely why the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation exists and why its services are of such profound importance to the community. Providing its services free of charge, the program is successful because its three-tiered approach recognizes the many needs that such a family may have and offers appropriate services that address these various issues. First, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation offers counseling to the entire family from experienced professionals who understand the toll this illness can take on all involved. Second, ECF helps materially, utilizing trained volunteers to collect and distribute clothing, groceries, toys, and other goods to families. Third, the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation provides emergency financial assistance to families who may be in crisis due to mounting medical bills or the loss of family income resulting from the caretaker quitting or cutting back on work in order to care for the child with cancer. These funds are available for basic needs such as rent or food. Clearly, this kind of emergency financial help could be life-saving to a family in need. The services of the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation are made possible entirely through the largesse of others. The Omega Service Maintenance Corporation is proud to be a donor to this crucial community resource. The Omega Service Maintenance Corporation is a repair and construction company located in Neptune City, New Jersey.

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Interview with Jay Schroyer

May 17, 2010

With everyone pinching pennies due to the economy, clients in need of renovation and construction work are applying careful scrutiny to ensure that prospective renovation companies possess a triple package consisting of minimum qualifications, manpower, and experience, all of which are vital to producing quality work in a cost-effective manner. According to Jay Schroyer, a contractor with experience in various construction services for the federal government, his employer, Omega Service Maintenance Corporation, doesn’t just meet those qualifications: it exceeds them. I took some time to chat with Jay about the many projects undertaken by Omega Service Maintenance, as well as the company’s typical practices and policies.

Interviewer: In a nutshell, what is Omega Service Maintenance Corporation?

Jay Schroyer: Omega Service Maintenance is a certified business with expertise in construction and facilities maintenance projects contracted to us through the federal government. If Uncle Sam likes us, you know we’re good!

Interviewer: That certainly is high praise. What agencies does Omega Service Maintenance Corporation work for, specifically?

Jay Schroyer: We’ve been all over the place. Our usual customers are the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, the Marine Corps, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and many others. We’ve even worked with the U.S. Postal Service.

Interviewer: Since Omega Service Maintenance essentially works for the federal government, do you operate all over the U.S. or are you based in certain areas?

Jay Schroyer: We operate throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Interviewer: What services does Omega Service Maintenance offer?

Jay Schroyer: Our forte lies in various renovation and construction projects, some repair services, facilities maintenance, and the like. At the risk of sounding like a cliché, the phrase “No job is too big” fits us well: We tackle projects ranging from maintenance work that wraps up in a few hours all the way to massive construction projects that take a good deal longer, though we always aim to finish those as expediently as possible, too.

Interviewer: Experience is so important in a job like yours. If you could wager an estimate, how much experience would you say the collective whole of Omega Service Maintenance Corporation has accrued?

Jay Schroyer: Several decades’ worth, easily. All of our field management personnel are experienced foremen and supervisors who have worked dozens upon dozens of construction and maintenance projects. It’s also a policy of ours to only hire journeyman construction workers, which means they come from apprenticeships comprising hundreds of hours of work, so we know they’re more than qualified to work on the projects we take on.

Interviewer: Does Omega Service Maintenance also use its own equipment, or does it lease?

Jay Schroyer: We absolutely use all of our own equipment, from bobcats, forklifts, and backhoes to excavators, everything we use is ours. The reason for that is we need to make sure we have equipment available to us from start to finish. If we had to return machinery, or if something broke down and we had to find another provider for that same piece of equipment, that’s wasted time and money for both us and our clients.

Interviewer: Thanks for talking to us today, Jay.

Omega Service Maintenance Corporation

February 25, 2010

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Omega Service Maintenance Corporation is a United States Small Business Administration 8(a) certified business, but what exactly does that mean about the company and its customers? The 8(a) business development program is named after a section of the Small Business Act and helps small businesses compete in today’s aggressive market. SBA 8(a) certified businesses are small businesses owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals of good character who demonstrate a strong potential for success. This potential is measured in a number of ways, including technical and managerial experience, financial capacity, access to credit and capital, performance records, and appropriate professional licensing. The 8(a) certification is a nine-year program consisting of a four-year “developmental” stage and a five-year “transitional” stage. During the developmental stage, businesses are provided with business development assistance to help them overcome their economic disadvantage. The transitional phase offers additional assistance with any remaining elements of economic disadvantage while preparing businesses to leave the 8(a) program. The Small Business Administration provides 8(a) businesses with managerial, technical, financial, and federal contracting assistance to encourage the development of solid and viable businesses with a well-forged place in their respective industries. Over 8,300 companies are currently involved in the SBA 8(a) program with almost $10 billion in federal contracts awarded to 8(a) companies annually. The Small Business Administration acts as a prime contractor for other departments and agencies under the federal government and then awards subcontracts to 8(a) companies based on their individual performances. No contracts are awarded to 8(a) companies until they have authored an approved business plan that includes market potential analyses, a statement of specific strengths and weaknesses, long-term goals, and a transition management plan. After its business plan is approved, an 8(a) company is then responsible for its own marketing efforts and, depending on the success of its marketing efforts, is awarded 8(a) contracts. However, Small Business Administration does not guarantee contracts to 8(a) companies, and awarded contracts are completely dependant on marketing success.