PMI Celebrates Opening Of New Warehouse and Expanding Services

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PMI Celebrates Opening Of New Warehouse and Expanding Services

Staff Report

Española based Performance Maintenance Incorporated (PMI) celebrated a grand opening of their new 11,000 square foot flagship store and warehouse facility in Española Sept. 24. With the opening of the new facility PMI provides over 60 jobs in the valley, has hired 10 new employees and is currently hiring. PMI plans for further future expansion of their sales and service operations to more communities. Owners Eric and Celina Quintana acknowledged their employees for their superior work and how much they appreciate them.

PMI also recognized the following supporting organizations for helping them grow their business; the Española Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Regional Development Corporation (RDC), Los Alamos National Laboratory MSC, Espanola Chamber of Commerce, and John Young, builder.

“The Espanola Small Business Development Center was instrumental in assisting my business in building our new retail store and warehouse.” Says owner Eric Quintana. “Julianna Barbee and Ida Carillo stayed in touch with us every step of our planning and building process. We were given marketing help with both their advice and through the SBDC. Through the networking provided by the SBDC we are in contact with the other businesses in the area and nationwide if we so wish. They have helped us grow our business.”

Right to Left: Chris Madrid-Economic Development Dir,
Kelly Duran- City Manager, Val Alonzo- RDC, Kathy Keith –
LANL Community  Programs Director, PMI Owners Celina 
and Eric Quintana , Julianna Barbee – Director America’s
SBDC NNMC, not pictured -Liddie Martinez LANL MSC,
John Young – Builder. Courtesy photo

PMI is a family owned business and pride themselves in the commitment to our community and the Northern New Mexico region. PMI also promotes their commitment to the environment by using and developing “PMI Green Solutions” products and equipment to minimize the impact or “footprint” on the environment. The PMI company motto is “ONE CALL DOES IT ALL” which owner Eric Quintana says describes their willingness to take on any challenge with professionalism and enthusiasm. PMI offers commercial and non-commercial cleaning and building maintenance including on-going construction and post-construction cleanup with experience in initializing high performance, green building maintenance programs. PMI also offers a full line of janitorial, food service and hotel supplies. PMI believes in giving back to the community and providing quality service and quality supplies.

Owners Eric and Celina’s sons, Eric & Daven both work in the business and are being positioned to lead PMI into the future.

“I have grown up with PMI and I have seen the hard work and dedication of my parent’s vision come to fruition, says Davin.   “I have witnessed how ambition and dedication cannot only provide for my parents and our family, but also for many other families as well. One aspect I truly admire about our business and my parents is that they have been able to provide work for over at least 150 families over this 20-year endeavor. I have also witnessed how the work doesn’t stop for them even now. They may be working more now, than when they were both working two full time jobs. It takes grit and fortitude to pursue your dreams and to stick with it through all the challenges owning a business presents. I am blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to take what my parents have built even further. I know it will be a challenge, but they have set for me and my brother the opportunity to take this business further than any of us could have ever of imagined. I am a proud and lucky son, who is ready to accept the challenge of helping my parents dream become our reality.”

“It has been amazing watching PMI grow into the company we are today.  Our parents have always told us “hard work pays off,” and they have shown us firsthand that it really does, says, Eric Jr.  “Starting from my parents cleaning one building themselves, to having over 60 employees working under them today. It wasn’t an easy road to get here. My brother and I would cry because they would take us to clean with them, and I look back at it now and realize how tough it was for them.  I am truly proud of my parents and how far we have come. I am excited to see what is still to come for PMI.”

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