New in Town
Jee LLC, 34 Chambers Street, Suite 003, Princeton 08542; 609-228-0582; fax, 609-964-1959. Rob Jee, attorney. Home page: www.jee-llc.com.
Robert Jee, whose firm offers legal and counsel services to financial institutions, has set up his business on Chambers Street.
Jee says that he aims to keep his fees low, and chose Princeton, not necessarily known as a low-priced place to do business, because rents there are far less than in bigger cities.
“We do not think it necessary to maintain high-cost Manhattan, Washington, D.C., or London offices, or limit ourselves to a business model weighed down by high partner drawings,” Jee says. “With modern communications technology we feel that office location does not add value or assist in the effective provision of high-quality legal services. We do not think that it is appropriate or ethical to pass such high fixed costs onto our clients, particularly in challenging economic times.”
Jee does, however, maintain an office in the United Kingdom.
As part of its Jee’s business model, the firm commits 20 percent of its before-tax earnings to a charity of an individual client’s choice, without condition or qualification.
The firm offers fee-base document outsourcing, legal and compliance risk projects, and escrow fund management.
Huntington Learning Center, 691 Route 130 North, Hamilton 08691; 609-439-0400; fax, 609-439-0200. Mark Kance MEd, center director.
Huntington Learning Center, a national chain of supplemental learning centers, has opened location in Hamilton’s Golden Crest complex.
Focusing on K-12 tutoring in math and language and SAT preparation courses, the company has two other sites in the Princeton area — on Quakerbridge Road in Lawrenceville and in the Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center in Pennington.
Niksun Inc., 1100 Cornwall Road, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-821-5000; fax, 732-821-6000. Parag Pruthi, CEO. www.niksun.com.
The Internet can be a dangerous place, a fact that Monmouth Junction-based Niksun Inc. has capitalized on in every sense of the word.
Niksun develops software and Internet applications that help keep government and business websites working safely and securely. Since its founding in 1997 Niksun’s products, such as NetDetector, a network forensics program, have become nearly as standard as Microsoft Word among institutions looking to keep their online business running smoothly.
As cyber security becomes more of an issue for business, law enforcement, and government agencies, Niksun has grown, more than doubling its staff size over the past two years. In 2007 there were about 65 employees at the company’s Cornwall Road headquarters; now there are 150. The increase came was through hiring, rather than acquisition.
SysTech International, 2540 Route 130, Cranbury Campus Suite 128, Cranbury 08512; 609-395-8400; fax, 609-395-0064. Robert M. DeJean, chairman. www.systech-tips.com.
Systech, manufacturer of scanning and radio frequency identification devices, has moved from Cedar Brook Corporate Center to Route 130, expanding from 18,000 to 30,000 square feet and from 55 to 100 employees.
Founded by Robert DeJean in 1985, Systech was designed to help the pharmaceutical industry face growing pressures to become more effective in developing products while maintaining compliance with regulatory mandates for packaging.
DeJean is a longtime veteran in industrial automation for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Before Systech, DeJean served in various sales and management roles for General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Ribble Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson.
H&R Block, 845 Route 33, Block Plaza, Hamilton 08619; 609-890-737. Sheryl Forst, manager.
H&R Block’s Mercerville location, which operated at 1750 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in the former Shop Rite Shopping Center, has moved to Hamilton Square.
Three years ago, a restaurant fire at the Mercerville shopping center, triggered an exodus of retail storefronts, including Radio Shack, from the site. H&R Block left at the end of the 2008 tax season, leaving Hair We Go hair salon as the sole business in the center.
Block is now one of two businesses in the recently opened Block Plaza on Route 33, a 25,000 square foot retail center that also houses East Windsor Floor Covering’s Hamilton location.
Houghton Contracting LLC, 295 Whitehead Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-584-8801; fax, 609-584-5957. Gary Houghton, president and CEO. www.houghtoncontracting.com.
Home improvement contractor Gary Houghton has moved his business from Carousel Lane in Mercerville to Hamilton. Houghton also has dropped the “G” from his company’s name.
PRManagement Consultants, 800 Denow Road, Suite C-392, Pennington 08534; 609-921-6565. Jerrold A. Koenig, president. www.prmgt.net.
Jerrold Koenig moved his executive search firm from Princeton Professional Park on Ewing Street to an office in Pennington. He focuses on the chemical industry.
Princeton Educational Resources Inc., 5 Washington Street, Rocky Hill 08553; 609-924-1774. Susan B. Berlin MEd LSW, president.
Princeton Education Resources has moved from 30 Vreeland Drive to Rocky Hill. The 10-person firm provides educational services, tutoring, and help with college selection.
SMC Fixed Income Management LP, 3 Independence Way, Second Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-228-1501; fax, . Vincent R. Giordano, president/senior portfolio manager.
SMC Fixed Income Management has completed its move from 5 Vaughn Drive. The 7-person firm specializes in fixed income mutual funds and separately managed portfolios.
Envirogenics, 18 East 6th Avenue, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-0700; fax, 609-586-4426. Jeffrey Olcott, managing partner. www.envirogenics.com.
Envirogenics, an environmental remediator, recently moved from 3812 B Quakerbridge Road in Lawrenceville. The company does environmental and industrial hygiene audits, as well as asbestos air and hazardous waste management. Although the new office is somewhat smaller, the company still employs 15 people.
Clear Advantage Title Inc., 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton.
Clear Advantage Title appears to have left its offices in Hamilton. Phone and fax numbers have been disconnected, and the company’s toll-free number now belongs to another business in California. It employed 12 in Hamilton.
Ralph M. Higgins, 91, on March 27. After a career in teaching and with Western Electric, he went on the stage, most famously playing Heir Drosselmeyer for more than 35 years in productions of the Princeton Regional Ballet Society. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home in Pennington.
Barbara M. Lancaster, 79, on March 26. A CPA and financial planner, she was the principal in Lancaster Management in Monmouth Junction.
Marilyn T. Persico Morgan, 77, on March 26. Morgan retired in 2001 after 17 years as a custodian in the Hamilton Township school district. She was the mother of U.S. 1 writer Scott Morgan, who wrote a column about her health care issues in the March 11 edition.