Monday, September 23, 2019

A Brush With Kindess: Volunteer Event 2019

At City Wide, our office regularly gives back to charity with both financial, and time spent support.  On Wednesday this week our office volunteered for A Brush With Kindness through Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. This is the third time we have partnered with Habitat to help someone in our community and the second time that we have painted a house.

We had a great showing of people from the office with over 20 people onsite helping to paint the exterior of a house in Minneapolis.  I somehow ended up on the roof of the car port with one of our CCM’s, Jeff,  painting the portion of the house above it.  Little did I know when I volunteered for that job, I would need to be in a 4 point harness, strapped to a safety cable, which made painting a little more challenging.  Initially it was nice on the roof as it was a little cooler out (especially for August), but by noon, we were roasting up there.  However, we did have a lot of fun!

When we showed up onsite, the house was about 25% of the way painted, and our volunteer time was from 8am-4pm.  However, with he crew that we brought, and the general competitiveness within the group, we had the entire house painted by 1:30pm and ended up leaving early as there wasn’t anything left to do.

It is always great to see our team come together and help others, and I am sure that we will continue to do so regularly.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Welcome, Heather Westemeier!

We are very excited to welcome Heather Westemeier to City Wide Maintenance of MN!

Heather came to City Wide with a background in the hospitality and property management industry. Heather has a lot of knowledge in the industry and working with cleaners directly.

We have really appreciated Heather taking on learning all territories and making a huge impact for all FSM’s.

Welcome to the team, Heather, and thanks for being here!

Friday, August 2, 2019

2019 City Wide BBQ

My favorite City Wide event is in the books and it went off without a hitch as usual! A huge thank you to my wife, Liz for all her efforts  getting everything ready at the house, shopping and prepping an excessive amount of food for 30 adults and kids. 

For a Minnesota company, we know our BBQ and we know it well.  That might be my fault since I’m a bit obsessed and own 4 smokers but we have some other BBQ cooks in our office as well.  Greg, Cory, Shelly’s husband Gabe and Chad to name a few.  I’m thankful we get an opportunity to put on a top notch event every year with Briskets, Pork Shoulders an Ribs versus a burger and brats affair. 

Aside from the food, the real fun is in the relationship building as coworkers, significant others and their kids come together and take over my backyard and basketball court.  We had kids happily squirting water at adults, and we just let it happen, as well as creating “chalk paint” see picture attached, I didn’t know that was a thing but those kids figured it out.

Conversations, relationship building and cleanup went into the later hours of the evening and another great event is in the books.  I received a lot of kind feedback from everyone for hosting and having it at our house, but truly we just appreciate each person that puts in hours and dedication to our business.  Hosting a BBQ is a blast for Liz and I even though it comes with a lot of work.