By JAMILA T. WILLIAMS
Simplified Facilities Group, Inc. provides 'valuable' services to its clients
ELYRIA — Michael Sherrill never planned on going into business for himself. It has now been eight years since he started Simplified Facilities Group Inc. and he hasn’t looked back.
“I just sort of decided to do something for myself,” Sherrill said.
The Elyria High School graduate was originally working for Elyria Manufacturing when he got the idea to provide similar services he had been doing at the manufacturing company for others. Originally starting as an industrial facilities management consulting firm, Simplified Facilities Group, 588 Ternes St., Elyria, transformed into providing commercial companies with facility management, project management and maintenance. But it’s more than just taking care of companies’ buildings and facilities.
“We provide a much-needed, valuable service to companies that don’t have our skill set inhouse,” Sherrill said. From parking lot lighting replacement to plumbing repairs, the company offers needed services while minimizing the need for on-site facility management.
His staff also provides what many larger companies often don’t have the capability of doing — building relationships with their clients.
“Even large companies don’t do what we do,” he said. “We provide an intimate level of service.” Simplified Facilities Group not only strives to maintain their clients’ facilities, they strive to be in touch with the companies’ philosophies and missions.
Sherrill said being in touch with each company’s employees as well as their philosophies helps them provide a better service. Simplified Facilities Group was also recognized as a Golden 30 company two years ago.
“It’s a nice recognition, not only for me, but the entire team,” Sherrill said of the award.