Clients

As a facility manager, you need a facility management company that understands your brand standards. The Branded Group team has the industry expertise, valued vendor partnerships, and a dedication to helping you to deliver on your brand promises every day.

Services

Whether it’s a proactive preventative maintenance program, ongoing facility maintenance, special project, or an emergency service for your locations, the Branded Group team of industry experts is poised to help all day, every day.

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Partners

We believe there’s power in communities of like-minded individuals, which is why we are dedicated to the advancement of the facilities management industry. Branded Group team members play an active role in industry associations, such as PRSM, RFMA, and IFMA.

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Leadership

The #BeBetter philosophy guides our leadership. Each of our team members, from our executives to your account coordinator, are experts in the facility maintenance and management industry, committed to our vision and dedicated to our purpose, demonstrating our core values every day.

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Michael Kurland

CEO

As an award-winning CEO, Michael is committed to leading with purpose, giving back to his community, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Logo of Young Entrepreneur Council at ForbesMichael launched Branded Group in 2014 and has led its year-over-year exponential growth and cultural transformation. His clear vision to #BeBetter has resulted in deep and long-lasting client and partner relationships, innovative facility maintenance programs that drive client satisfaction, and a respected position in the industry.

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Jon Thomas

President

A change agent and admitted nerd, Jon thrives in the world of organizational structure and analytics to drive business growth.

Jon manages corporate operations at Branded Group, facilitating activities in growth strategy, business intelligence, operational methods and procedures evolution, choice architecture, and organizational behavior. With a focus on fundamentals, logic, and strategy, Jon has impacted every segment of the organization, driving the organization’s success, which has allowed Branded Group to receive numerous national and regional accolades.

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Kiira (Esposito) Belonzi

VP of Business Development

Kiira’s passion for continuous professional development for the #BeBetter team has created engaged leaders who are committed to the organization’s success.

A co-founder of Branded Group, Kiira has led Branded Group to significant account and revenue growth. Using her expertise in business development, facilities management, construction, and business operations, Kiira has created comprehensive educational programs, including management training to assist employees on a leadership career path.

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Andra Bereznay

VP of Construction

A customer relationship trailblazer, Andra is dedicated to continuously exceeding expectations and helping Branded Group clients become rock stars in the industry.

Andra oversees Branded Group’s growing construction department, leading the customer team to provide superior service and innovative solutions that ensure client projects are completed on time and on budget. Andra utilizes her extensive experience in the construction and facility industries to help Branded Group’s customers deliver on their brand promises every day.

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Jonny Rosero

Executive Business Analyst

A change agent with a passion for data analytics, Jonny strives to improve Branded Group’s business performance through continuous process optimization.

Jonny analyzes and identifies improvements to critical KPIs, ensuring all departmental functions are performing within target operating and financial metrics. He has streamlined accounting processes, created an industry-leading preferred vendor program, and enhanced client and vendor reporting.

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Corey Perez

Manager of Operations

A self-described “life learner,” Corey is committed to continuously delivering exceptional client service and developing strategies that fuel business growth.

Corey is Branded Group’s in-house Emergency Services expert, with an eye toward continuous improvements of our own program, keeping customer service top of mind. Always focused on our clients’ brand standards, he has built strong relationships with preferred vendors, which has resulted in faster response times and innovative solutions for our clients.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to build a conscious business to inspire future humanitarian leaders. We support this vision with our #BeBetter philosophy, which results in long-standing relationships, unprecedented communications, and service excellence.

Awards

Commitment to our vision has led Branded Group to being recognized in the industry for our outstanding employee engagement and retention, exceptional customer service, and continuous community involvement.

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Values

Our #BeBetter values guide our team as they partner with you to understand your brand, its promises, and its success.

Be Dedicated: Demonstrate loyalty to colleagues and customers.

Be Adaptable: Approach change with flexibility and open-mindedness.

Be Altruistic: Always give freely for the better of society.

Be Humble: Approach every situation knowing that there is always something new to learn.

Be Honest: Be true to yourself and the organization.

Be Better: Strive to be better for yourself, the company, the customer, and the community.

Moving Forward. Giving Back.

By supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals #2, #11, and #14, we are aligned with world leaders who are determined to make lasting changes, locally and globally. Our social impact strategy is rooted in impactful volunteer time with local Orange County organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Coastkeeper. Our social impact strategy enables us to give back to those in need and help them to #BeBetter too.

Case Studies

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Paving the Way to Safety

Asphalt maintenance and repair is an investment that will bring value to your facility. Our “Is Your Asphalt at Fault?” case study contains a detailed checklist and best practices, which will help you in evaluating the state of your asphalt and enable you to make your walkways and driveways safe for your customers and employees.

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Improving Facility Security

Safety is a top priority for all facility managers and a regularly updated lock maintenance program is critical for ensuring that safety. Our case study details how one national retailer transformed their program efficiently and cost-effectively with the help of the #BeBetter team.

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Blog

Our #BeBetter blog is home to industry thought leadership articles and best practices that help our clients deliver on their brand promises every day. Be sure to visit often!

May 29, 2020

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Are You Ready to Run?

The #BeBetter Team is excited to share the news about our first #BeBetterTogether Virtual 5K launching on June 1st! You can join us and run, walk, or bike in your…

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May 29, 2020

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On the Air

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland’s new podcast, “Be Better with Michael Kurland,” will be launching soon! Michael will be interviewing industry experts and leaders who are living examples of…

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May 29, 2020

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Are You Keeping Your Cool?

With the warmer weather upon us, and perhaps weeks of dormancy, your restaurant’s HVAC systems may need a little TLC. Our blog post “Keeping Your Cool With Your Restaurant…

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May 29, 2020

Branded Group's Hometown Hero is nurse Mrs. Maffitt

And the Hometown Hero is…

Branded Group’s Hometown Heroes have sewn masks, tended to the sick, and more during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Our latest social media campaign seeks to honor those who…

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News

Branded Group always has great news to share about our #BeBetter success.

August 17, 2020

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the Third Time, Branded Group Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1054 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 440% Percent
Orange County, CA, August 15th, 2020 – Inc. magazine revealed that Branded Group is No. 1054 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation…

June 28, 2020

Going Off the Wall for Small Businesses

Vans knows what it’s like to be a small business. Its modest beginnings are what inspired them to launch their social impact initiative, “Foot the Bill,” which supports local skate shops, restaurants, art galleries and music venues through the production of custom footwear.

A portion of the proceeds from…

June 25, 2020

Your Steps Made a Difference

Our first #BeBetterTogether Virtual 5K was a resounding success! Thank you to all who participated in helping us to raise $1,500 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Your contributions will enable Second Harvest to provide healthy and nutritious food to our friends and neighbors here in Orange…

June 10, 2020

Michael Kurland is the Guest Speaker on Connex Emerge Event Series

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland, along with other industry leaders, will be featured on the first Connex Emerge Event Series / Facilities Management Town Hall, hosted by Connex CEO Bill Yanek, on Wednesday, June 17th at 2:00 p.m. CDT. The group will engage in a deep dive conversation about…

May 14, 2020

Branded Group Hosts #Be Better Together Virtual 5K

Donations Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Orange, CA. (May 14th, 2020) – Branded Group Founder and CEO Michael Kurland recently announced that the company will host its first Virtual 5K in support of their non-profit partner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Anyone, anywhere, can participate…

April 6, 2020

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland Featured on Facility and Property Management Secrets Radio Show

Branded Group CEO Michael Kurland was recently featured on the Facility and Property Management Secrets Radio Show hosted by Javier Lozano, Jr. of CMI Mechanical. Kurland spoke about the importance of having a solid company culture and how placing purpose before profit can result in improved employee engagement and retention…

March 5, 2020

Branded Group CEO Receives 2020 Great Place to Work For All Award

Michael Kurland Recognized for Leadership and Company Culture
Orange, Calif. (March 5, 2020) – Branded Group Founder and CEO Michael Kurland was recently honored with the Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award for his efforts to transform his company’s culture and cultivate a workplace where his employees can…

Testimonials

Branded Group has mastered the art of customer service. Regardless of the situation, they are ready to get to the bottom of our messiest cases especially during our peak season. The leadership at Branded Group is above the rest. They know their team members and each of their strengths. They dedicate time, effort, and resources into keeping their team excited and engaged, and it shines through in their customer service. Thank you Branded Group.

- Madelyn Linhares - Cushman & Wakefield

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