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.
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.
The YIKES office is located in a LEED Platinum certified building and is powered by 100% Renewable electricity through The Energy Cooperative. YIKES recycles and composts office waste and prints promotional materials on recycled paper with soy ink. The YIKES office uses green cleaning and paper products and is also a 100% Replanted office.
YIKES has a Volunteer Time Off (VTO) in its list of employee benefits. The purpose of this is to support activities that enhance and serve the communities we live and work in. The intention is to participate in giving back and allow employees to share in supporting the community. At the same time, YIKES recognizes that participating in these sorts of activities enriches the lives of its employees.
Our LEED Platinum Office
Our LEED Platinum office is 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 of 2010, YIKES owners, Tracy Levesque and Mia Levesque, purchased the buildings and in the following year they underwent a complete green renovation. A goal was set of bringing 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 the revitalization of 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 is a dream come true for us.