Friday, December 19, 2014

Week In Review: Dec 15th - 19th

Andrew Chapman: Sales Associate

Once again, I start by saying how busy everyone is at City Wide.  We typically have our hands full with the season’s changes and new accounts coming on, but right now has to be the busiest we’ve ever been.  The winter weather (and SALT) always brings a lot of changes to our buildings. Our FSM team does a great job at making sure those changes are managed properly, so our customers don’t have to worry about it.
 Outside of our constant fight with Minnesota winters, we have a record amount of new accounts starting on January 1st.  This is exciting for everyone involved, but also demands a lot of additional attention, to guarantee all of our new customers have a seamless transition.  Customers from a variety of industries have decided to choose City Wide going into 2015, from Banks to Medical Clinics to Retail Centers. 
Even with all the additional work we’ve had this December, the Sales Team was still able to find time to have fun.  Tyler Olson and myself went to Dave and Busters after a long day of work, which really brought that inner child out of both of us (as you can see).  We may have gotten a little too competitive over the games, but when we walked out of there with a big teddy bear for Tyler's daughter, I think everyone was a winner!  Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Week In Review: Dec 8th - 12th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from South Metro,

Over the past month, we have been super busy at City Wide! In the winter months, we have to take a different approach to cleaning our facilities. The traditional neutral floor cleaners, typically used to clean hard floors, are ineffective this time of year! To combat that, our crews gear up with a chemical that has a specific PH, which breaks down and neutralizes salt.  This is very effective at keeping our customers' floors clean.

Last week, all of us FSM's went out to play virtual golf at Bunker Hills. It was a scramble; Mitch and Tyler vs Jarrad and myself. Surprisingly, Jarrad and I were not the best scramble team but we sure did have a blast! Next year, I know we will take them!!

 I hope you all have a wonderful holiday month and are able to enjoy some time with your families!!
 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Week In Review: Dec 1st - 5th

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Brrrrr!! It’s been a cold start to winter in Minnesota! Unfortunately, I’ve already come down with a cold and have been under the weather for a few weeks, yuck! Hopefully this is it and I will be immune the rest of the season. I won’t get my hopes up though.

Our busy season has arrived and is in full force! We are currently providing a ton of carpet cleaning and wax work throughout the entire metro, getting floors cleaned and protected for the long winter ahead. We find that most customers choose to have their traffic area carpets cleaned during the fall and all carpet space cleaned in the Spring. This saves a bit on cost and focuses more on cleaning the heavier used and higher soiled areas. If you have not yet cleaned your carpets this fall/winter, please consider looking at a bid. Regular cleaning will prolong the life of the carpet.

As Mitch noted in a previous blog, we are currently searching for a few operations positions to help manage our growth. It’s an exciting time in our company history, to have the ability to add to our growing team and welcome on new challenges & opportunities for those passionate about the business.

Hope everyone has a great holiday season and stays warm!!