Our History and Leadership
Powerlink Facilities Management Services has its roots in Link 2 Staffing, a company founded in 2002 by Link Howard III, a certified lean process instructor in the manufacturing industry who saw an opportunity to apply his expertise in continuous process improvement to the facilities maintenance and management field.
Howard launched Powerlink Facilities Management Services in 2003 with one account in a Grand Blanc, Michigan paint facility. The company provided paint system cleaning and maintenance as well as commercial cleaning services. From that start, Powerlink has grown every year and now has hundreds of employees serving more than 250 facilities in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Read more about the industries and customers we serve »
Powerlink has benefitted from a strong mentoring relationship with Sodexo. It has expanded the company’s technical expertise in environmental and facility services for health care customers. The results of the partnership are apparent in the success shared at sites across the Detroit area.
Powerlink is an ISO 9001-certified facilities management and maintenance services company whose professional staff follows industry standards for quality and process to help customers reduce costs, improve efficiency and gain higher customer satisfaction.
Multi-location healthcare providers, industrial companies and commercial building owners recognize Powerlink for its outstanding services including building management, capital projects planning, maintenance, environmental services, groundskeeping and housekeeping.
Powerlink’s executives believe strongly in continuous improvement in their operations and continuous learning by their entire team. They hire and train the best service professionals in the industry, and they subscribe to the highest standards of customer service – as taught by the Ritz-Carlton organization. Powerlink cares about the people who work for the company, the clients it serves and the communities where they live and work.
With headquarters in Detroit, Powerlink’s professional service staff is seamlessly integrated at more than 250 customer sites in the midwest and Ontario, Canada.
- Established: 2002
- CEO/President: Link Howard III
- Number of employees: 400+
- Facilities Management
- Maintenance and Operations
- Health Care
- Commercial Offices
- Education and Other Industries