YIKES, Inc. observes the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.

A sustainable business since 1996, YIKES is a Philadelphia company dedicated to social responsibility and sustainable business practices and is committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.

Mayor Nutter at YIKES, Inc Open House
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at the YIKES, Inc Open House

YIKES is proud to have earned B Corporation Certification, having successfully completed B Corp’s screening process and recertifications since 2010, and is a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.

LEED Platinum Office

Front of the YIKES office with LEED Plaque

Prior to the pandemic, the YIKES office was located in a solar-powered LEED Platinum-certified building. YIKES recycles and composts office waste and prints promotional materials on recycled paper with soy ink. The YIKES uses green cleaning and paper products and is also a 100% Replanted office.

Our LEED Platinum office was located in a storefront belonging to a pair of buildings with a unique history. The buildings are located at 204-206 East Girard Avenue on a main commercial corridor in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.

Several years prior to YIKES moving in on August 1, 2011, the buildings stood vacant, blighted, and deteriorating. In July 2010, YIKES co-owners Tracy Levesque and Mia Levesque purchased the buildings, and in the following year, they underwent a complete green renovation. A goal was set to bring the buildings to LEED Platinum status, the highest level of certification of this green building certification system.

YIKES is excited to be a part of revitalizing the Girard Avenue commercial corridor in Fishtown. Since its inception in 1996, YIKES has been dedicated to sustainable and green business practices. The opportunity to build and occupy a LEED-certified office was a dream come true for us.