Graboyes Commercial establishes minority business enterprise (MBE) certification for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the City of Philadelphia, and New York State

May 31, 2017 by Graboyes Commercial

Philadelphia MBE commercial window installer
Ellis Guiles, P.E., LEED AP, is owner / president of MBE-certified Graboyes Commercial Window Company

Graboyes Commercial Window Company is pleased to announce it has established minority business enterprise (MBE) certification through the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, State of New Jersey, and  Pennsylvania Department of General Services. These certifications equate to MBE status for states where Graboyes conducts business including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. [Update: The City of Philadelphia granted MBE status to Graboyes in June of 2017 and New York State granted MBE status to Graboyes in April of 2019.]

Graboyes’ president Ellis Guiles, P.E., LEED AP, assumed 55% ownership of the company earlier this year. The firm provides architectural window installation and automated building performance services. Prior to his role at Graboyes, Guiles served as senior manager of sales and business development at Siemens Building Technologies. A licensed professional engineer with an MBA in global product strategy and 35 years of experience in building performance, HVAC, and construction, Guiles has held positions in R&D, manufacturing, sales, distribution, business development, marketing, and general management.

“I look forward to expanding our business relationships through our MBE status while continuing the standard of excellence Graboyes Commercial is known for among its customers and communities,” said Guiles.

About Graboyes Commercial Window Company

Philadelphia-based Graboyes Commercial Window Company, a NACC- and MBE-certified  architectural window installation contractor, has served the diverse built environment of Greater Philadelphia and the surrounding region for more than 30 years. A Top-50 glazing firm and leader in commercial window replacement, the company provides a seamlessly integrated window system solution under the direction and control of its own management team. From sales and design to engineering and installation, Graboyes Commercial works with architects, developers, building owners, construction managers, energy companies, and general contractors. Its team develops and installs window systems for historic restorations, new construction, and high-rise renovations.

With the addition of its Smart Buildings division, the firm also provides tools and expertise to apply critical intelligence about the operation of other important building systems, such as HVAC and lighting. As an extension of an owner’s facility management team, it provides automated building performance data, analysis, and guidance for smarter, more optimized building operation and increased real estate value.