Friday, August 28, 2015

Week In Review: Aug 24th-28th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Wow, has the summer just flown by or what?! Hope you all were able to get in some fun activities in with friends and family. Unfortunately, there never seems to be enough time to fit everything in. This summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to go to the lake of the woods for the first time. We went out on our kayaks and did some fishing, hiked around the islands and just enjoyed the outdoors. For anyone who hasn’t gone here, I would recommend it, as the sights are gorgeous!

But enough about my personal life, let’s move on to what City Wide and the FSM's have been doing the last couple of months. There's never a dull moment, when it comes to maintenance at our facilities. Jarrad, one of our FSM's,  just encountered a flood at one of his accounts, due to all the rain we were having.  He was able to assist them with the flood restoration.  I, myself, am getting ready to do 48 turn cleans for an apartment complex on Monday.  We always have a different adventure, day in and day out.

This month, I am focusing on getting snow bids out to my customers and seeing what I can do to help them prepare for our MN winter. So, if you are looking for someone to care for your facility this winter, allow City Wide to be the first one you call!  Reach out to your FSM and any of us will be more than happy to help with the frustrating problem we call, snow.

Have a wonderful rest of summer!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Week In Review: Aug 17th - 21st

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the North East!! We've had some nice, mild temps this week. After the scorcher last week, I was in hopes of some cooler temps and a break from the heat! We all know walking in and out of buildings each day is exhausting when you’re piping hot! ; )

The first half of August has been a busy one! Typically this time of year slows down a bit, but I’ve been able to work with some customers on getting certain projects handled. Included in these projects are: handyman work, parking lot repairs, light bulb changing, and of course the occasional carpet/tile/window cleaning projects we frequently perform. My recommendation for any customers reading this blog, would be to consider walking your space with your FSM or even having us send out a handyman to check out any projects you’ve had on the “list” for several months or even years by now. I had a customer, just last week, check off 10+ handyman-type projects from their list, just from one stop out by our experienced handyman. Projects such as vent repair, dryer service, wall chips/painting, door repair, ballast replacement, and more. 

Hope everyone has a great tail-end to the summer, as we transition into fall and beyond!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Week In Review: Aug 10th - 14th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the West Metro:

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  It sure is going by fast!
 
Things have been steady on this side of town.  We continue to bring on new business regularly, which keeps us moving forward.  I have a new facility coming on board next week, which has me looking forward to new opportunities and relationships with these folks. 
 
Believe it or not, NOW is the time to start thinking about snow removal.  Please reach out to your FSM if you would like a professional quote.  A few other big service opportunities coming up before fall are windows, carpets and hard floors.  Keep those areas in mind before the weather starts to change.

I recently just got back from a fishing tournament in Syracuse, NY on Oneida Lake.  What a cool place to spend time in the summer!  The weather was great and the the people were very nice.  I had an ok finish, wrapping up the tournament in 69th place.  I would love to get back there in the next few years...hopefully next time, I will do a little better in the tournament.