GREENCROWN ENERGY Advisors Named a Preferred Vendor by Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York

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GREENCROWN ENERGY Advisors was recently named by Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc. — a food service cooperative comprised of independent restaurant and diners in upper New York — as a preferred vendor partner focusing on electricity and gas procurement contracts.

GREENCROWN ENERGY Advisors was recently named by Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc. — a food service cooperative comprised of independent restaurant and diners in upper New York — as a preferred vendor partner. According to George Liaskos, director of the association, the selection was made to help its members “reign in” energy prices via strategically targeted electricity and gas procurement contracts. GREENCROWN Energy Advisors is a leading, full-service advisory firm specializing in energy cost-reduction and turnkey conservation measures.

“Our team works diligently to negotiate contracts with distributors and manufacturers that result in the best possible prices and quality for our members,” said Liaskos. “And there are some core expenses – such as electricity and gas – when having a partner like GREENCROWN Energy Advisors on our team makes sound business sense. Their industry experience and willingness to fully understand the uniqueness of each individual restaurant is huge in helping to keep energy costs in check.”

Established in 1989 by a handful of restaurant owners, Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York – also known for its long-time charitable involvement in the community – has grown to more than 500 members. “Our members not only save money as a result of being part of a larger organization, they also reap the benefits of greater purchasing power as a group,” he continued. “And that includes securing contracts with national distributors such as Pepsi-Cola, Heinz and Tyson. By naming GREENCROWN Energy Advisors as a preferred vendor partner, we are instantly in a much stronger position to negotiate more attractive electricity and gas procurement contracts.”

According to Nick Papamichael, Chief Procurement Officer at GREENCROWN Energy Advisors, restaurant operators face more business challenges than ever before, and uneven energy costs can be a significant detriment to the bottom line. “Without the proper electricity and gas contracts in place, energy costs can quickly become a ‘black hole’ for profits for all businesses, especially restaurants and diners with their long hours of operation. That’s why we’re so proud to be working with Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York. They truly understand the fact that not all electricity and gas procurements contracts are created equal, and that less-than-optimum deals can create a negative ripple effect that can adversely impact business for years to come.”

Papamichael noted that GREENCROWN Energy Advisors has a well-documented track record for working with independent restaurants and diners to help them secure the best electricity and natural gas contracts available. “Our objective is to make sure our clients are never burdened with hidden or unexpected fees, as many businesses have experienced in the past with other energy consulting companies.”

He cautioned that that simply having a signed electricity and natural gas might not be the best business decision. “Far too many brokers brag loudly that they can slash energy rates, but rates are just one piece of a much larger energy puzzle,” Papamichael pointed out. “Many energy consultants, for instance, pay very little attention to how a customer actually uses natural gas and electricity, the terms of the agreement, their peak demands, bandwidth provisions and terminations. In the end, those seemingly stellar rates are often overshadowed by the devil in the details.”

That’s why Papamichael believes that businesses that are heavy consumers of electricity and natural gas, such as restaurants, can always benefit from aggregate pricing. “And that’s exactly what we’re planning to do for Pan Gregorian Enterprises’ members,” he added. “Our job is to complement their already energy-savvy team and bring our expertise and experience to the table on their behalf.”

Papamichael strongly encourages all businesses interested in lowering their energy costs to do their homework before bringing any energy consulting company onboard by asking the following three questions: 1. Does the energy consulting company have the expertise to properly review and interpret all existing and new agreements? 2. Can you trust them to negotiate and secure the lowest possible rates on your behalf? 3. Will any potentially favorable agreement take into account all of your specific usage and energy needs?

From real estate properties to hospitals, luxury high-rise apartment complexes, fitness centers, hotels & hospitality, grocery stores, manufacturing facilities, healthcare and nursing homes throughout the east coast and elsewhere -- Green Crown Energy is helping businesses throughout the country to retain control of rapidly changing energy costs. For a free consultation on how to cut your company’s energy bills today, including multiple forms of gas and electric procurement programs, contact an energy adviser at or call 877-308-2727.

About GREENCROWN Energy Advisors
GREENCROWN Energy Advisors is a nationally known, industry-diverse leader in advisory services for electric and gas procurement, and water conservation. Serving clients both locally and nationally, GREENCROWN Advisors provides concept-to-completion project management — including audit and survey, specification, financial analysis, labor and installation (union/nonunion), and rebate administration.

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