July 23, 2017

The Company We Keep

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They say we’re all judged by the company we keep. And at Fred Smith Plumbing, that company includes some impressive organizations–people with values and work ethics much like our own.

The list we’ve put together here includes everything from business and real estate associations we’re a part of to architects and consultants we’ve partnered with to media outlets that cover New York’s fast-changing real estate market.

We hope you find this list helpful. If there’s anything you would like to see included in the future, just drop us a line.


Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides accreditation for businesses who comply with the BBB Standards of Trust business practices.

BrickUnderground is a blog that gives New York City renters and homeowners advice on NYC real-estate and apartment-dwelling needs.

Chrein.com has been providing web, print, and social media marketing solutions for 20 years … and really understands the NYC market.

Cooperator is a monthly newspaper, which serves the tenants and property managers of the residential co-op and condo community.

Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums is a not-for-profit membership organization for housing cooperatives and condominiums in the New York area.

Culligan International Company is the world’s leading water treatment expert.

Culligan of Long Island is our Long Island owned and operated affiliate dedicated to providing water treatment solutions to residents, and commercial, industrial, and medical establishments in Long Island, New York.

Culligan of New York City is our locally owned and operated affiliate dedicated to providing water treatment solutions to co-op and condo tenants, businesses, industrial, and medical establishments in the City of Greater New York.

Emerald Guild is an association of Irish and Irish-American Building Managers brought together by a common heritage and employment as property managers.

Franklin Report is a comprehensive guide to home services in New York City, packed with candid reviews and ratings for the top talents in every field imaginable, from interior design to plumbing and water filtration.

Glass & Glass Architects is a professional architecture firm specializing in reviewing tenant alteration work in coop and condo buildings.

Habitat Magazine is an independent publication for Board members and property managers of residential Co-ops and Condos in New York City.

Hibernia Provident Society (HPS) is a professional organization that seeks to educate and unite building service professionals through a dynamic program of presentation and networking.

IP Group Consulting Engineers is a multi-disciplined, professional engineering company that offers design services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety systems.

Jack Green Associates has the mindset of a Smaller Private firm providing our clients with service that is unmatched in the business world of today.

Joseph K. Blum Co. LLP is a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm specializing in the evaluation and design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems for existing high-rise buildings in New York City.

Lawless & Mangione Architects is a full service architectural and engineering firm with a staff of over 65 people including: 16 licensed professionals, 9 licensed engineers and 7 licensed architects.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class strategies and practices.

Lehr Consultants International offers traditional and innovative consulting services worldwide, as well as access to cutting edge technological thought, applications and proprietary systems.

Manhattan Resident Manager’s Club is dedicated to the performance and advancement of the Real Estate Manager.

Metropolitan Building Managers of New York is a professional association of onsite NYC residential property managers.

New York Building Congress is an organization committed to promoting the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and its environs.

New York Building Managers’ Association seeks to promote a fraternal spirit of cooperation among its members and the achievement of greater efficiency in the maintenance and operation of buildings.

NSF International is the world leader in standards developments for public health and safety.

Scandinavian-American Building Manager’s Guild encourages and applauds excellence in the field of building management through scholarships, conferences, and forums for its members.

Water Quality Association is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, industrial, and small community water treatment industry. Answers to general questions about water quality can be found here.

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