Answering Verizon's call at one of the largest office
complexes in the world.
Verizon moved into the second largest
building complex in the country after the Pentagon.
Fromkin Brothers was called in to coordinate a two-million-square-foot
job, including painting, wallcovering, panels, floor
surface preparation and wood flooring.
In the first phase, we finished almost 200,000 square
feet of office space in just two months for Verizon’s
executive staff. The project demanded crews ranging
from 20 to 40 employees. We had two shifts a day,
seven days a week. Services included painting, wall
covering, electrostatic spraying, finishing doors,
frames, windows and radiation, and installing tackable
Surface preparation alone was almost a million square
feet. We had two crews—one crew handled shot
blasting by day, while another crew poured self-leveling
material at night for the installation of flooring.
Every aspect of this massive job was completed on
time and within the budget.
stroke of genius: restoring Einstein's office in Princeton,
Jones Hall at Princeton University, New Jersey hadn’t
undergone a complete restoration since it was built in the
mid-1800s. Although the entire building has a rich history,
one office had a rather distinguished occupant: Albert Einstein,
who arrived at the prestigious campus in 1933.
After being interviewed by Princeton preservation specialists
and the University’s administration, Fromkin Brothers
was selected to restore Jones Hall to replicate the
original condition of Einstein’s office.
The work on the historic office involved the removal of original
stain finishes and refurbishing all the wood panels, trim,
doors and wainscoting. We leveraged our experience in wood
refinishing and environmentally safe paint and stain removal.
We also performed custom stain matching and varnishing using
state-of-the-art spray equipment.
Although Einstein’s office represented only 5% of the
project, restoring his office alone required over 300 man-hours.
of love: remodeling a maternity wing without interruptions.
Atlantic Health Systems operates two hospitals in
New Jersey: Morristown and Overlook,
as well as its corporate offices in Morristown. While
Fromkin Brothers works on numerous jobs at these locations,
one project presented unique challenges: the maternity
wing at Overlook Hospital.
We provided a wide range of services without interrupting
the hospital’s care for mothers and newborns.
Working during the day and on weekends, our crews removed
the existing floor, handled surface preparation and
installed new floor tile throughout the maternity wing,
including the labor and delivery rooms. An important
part of the job was our constant monitoring of both
air quality and noise levels.
We coordinated our efforts with the nursing staff to
adjust our workforce—bringing in larger crews
when there was a low census and smaller crews when the
hospital was busy.
down new carpet without pulling out furniture.
Becton Dickinson, a pharmaceutical company, wanted to replace
150,000 square feet of carpet at its offices in Franklin Lakes,
New Jersey. Equally important, the company wanted all the
work done without disrupting its daily business operations.
Fromkin Brothers came in to the offices for 15 consecutive
weekends. We installed new carpet tiles without actually
removing the modular systems' furniture that was already
in place. How? Every Friday night, our crews would raise
up the systems' furniture and remove the old carpet tiles.
On Saturdays, we installed new carpet tiles in the morning,
by noon a second crew lowered the systems furniture back
in place, and then a clean-up crew came in right behind
them. By Sunday morning, we turned the space back over to
Becton Dickinson for final touch-ups for phases and computer
hook-ups. We worked closely with Becton Dickinson’s
I.T. Department to ensure all the equipment was up and
running by Monday morning. We also performed the painting
of their office space.
Bloomingdale's turned to FROMKIN for a makeover.
Bloomingdale’s, at the Riverside Square Mall in
Hackensack, New Jersey, was in the process of enlarging
and renovating its department store to better serve
customers and upgrade the store’s appearance.
The upscale retailer supplied the materials, and had
Fromkin Brothers install more than 40,000 square feet
of tile. We used high-end materials throughout the store,
including porcelain and marble in the bathrooms. We
replaced the flooring in the existing aisles and sales
areas, and installed the stone and tile flooring in
the new store expansion. Our employees did all the work
while the store continued to do business.
We have installed large format porcelain floor tile
in numerous locations, and provided many other finishing
services for retailers of every kind, including Macy’s,
Lord & Taylor, New York and Company, and more.
range of tile adds style to corporate offices.
Sanofi Pasteur, in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, wanted to install
over 20,000 square feet of tile and stone in its main lobby,
lobby staircase, cafeteria and other highly visible areas
of its new administrative building, and the job was awarded
to Fromkin Brothers.
We brought in our own eight-person crew and used a diverse
range of materials. As with all of our jobs, no portion
of the project was subcontracted out. We installed slate
floor tile in the lobby. Our team also installed porcelain
and ceramic tile in the company's cafeteria, kitchen, and
core toilet rooms–all of which utilized unique and
very attractive patterns. We also installed slate stair
treads, risers and landings on the main staircase. The stone
flooring had a unique and distinctive pattern.
To help coordinate the finishes, we were awarded, and successfully
completed, the painting within the budget.
FROMKIN Brothers: Making floor installations go smoothly.
Sometimes the least visible part of a job is the most
important. That’s the case with floor surface
preparation. Since the materials are hidden below the
finished floor, customers often forget about it. But
Consider Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
We had to remove over 16,000 square feet of flooring
in the operating rooms, procedure rooms, scrub rooms
and corridors. Working 12-15 consecutive weekends,
we ripped out the old finishes and shot-blasted on
Friday nights using our 2-ton ride-on stripping machine.
We moisture-proofed and self-leveled the surface on
Saturdays, and installed new seamless vinyl flooring
on Sundays. We turned the job over to the hospital
by Sunday afternoon, so they were able to sanitize
and be operational by Monday morning.
Another project was redoing the lobby entrance of the
Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, New Jersey. We removed
the existing granite, leveled the floor, and installed
marble—all in a week. All work was performed while
the hotel lobby remained open.
"WE'LL WORK AROUND YOU."
Fromkin Brothers was called in to apply a 1/8" double
level, 100% solids epoxy system with intrical 6"
cove base, to 20,000
square feet of the new and existing concrete floor
at Merck & Company's
Lab & Research building in Rahway, NJ. We had
to be flexible to their
schedule, which required working nights and weekends,
whenever the labs
The process began by grinding, shot blasting, and
filling in all joints
of the existing concrete floor. We then applied a
100% solids epoxy
resin and broadcast color quartz aggregate evenly
over the entire
surface. We came back the next day and repeated the
process, and the
final two days we completed the job by applying two
coats of 100% solids
clear chemical resistant top coat. This five day
procedure took place
in every lab and in the corridors.
Merck also ran into a problem with water leaking
through from their
penthouse and contaminating their labs below. Fromkin
with the manufacturer, came up with a system to solve
this problem by
applying a flexible waterproofing membrane system
to 10,000 square feet
of their new and existing concrete penthouse floor.
Cleaning Up the Past
When Anheuser Busch needed the dull ceilings painted over
Bottle Lines 55 and 65 during a one week shutdown, Fromkin
Brothers answered the challenge. The quote was furnished
in one day of the RFQ and awarded to Fromkin Brothers within
24 hours. With over 100,000 square feet of concrete deck
to paint–located over sophisticated bottling equipment and
with one week to do it–the task was formidable.
Within one day of the contract being awarded, the equipment,
material, job foremen and the crew arrived on site. We isolated
the work area from the rest of the bottling lines and applied
the extensive protection required before painting began.
On the second full day, priming began with finish coating
close behind. The rest is history. Seven days later with
all clean up complete, the lines resumed production with
no lost time and under much brighter conditions. No production
time or product was lost and all of the stringent Anheuser-Busch
safety terms and conditions required to work in the brewery
were met or exceeded.