Friday, September 12, 2014

Week In Review: Sept 8th - 12th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from the South Metro Again!

A lot of stuff has been going on since my last blog post. The South Metro has been very busy with window washing, carpet cleaning and turn cleans. Over Labor Day weekend the City Wide crew and I were out at the U's campus, cleaning 47 apartments in roughly 24 hours. We worked all day and through the night to get the apartments ready for their incoming college students. After a full clean, including edge cleaning, window washing, oven/fridge cleaning and complete wipe-down, these apartments were in tip-top shape! It was a busy & very productive Labor Day Weekend! 

On a personal note, I have enjoyed golfing with my Dad. We try to hit the course at least once per week.  Hopefully we can enjoy a few more outings together before the winter weather arrives! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Week In Review: Sept 1st - 5th

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Happy September everyone! This is a shorter week due to Labor Day on Monday. I hope everyone enjoyed some time away to enjoy the long weekend! I found myself up north at my family’s cabin in Pine City where we enjoyed a nice weekend with family and friends. Each year on Labor Day weekend, there is a “fly-over” on the lake where several old war places come and perform a show for everyone on the lake. There are at least 50 boats and pontoons tied together with karaoke going on. It is a blast and look forward to it every year. If you are one of my existing customers and haven’t heard about this, grab me sometime so I can tell you about it!

Fall is around the corner and with that comes a lot of yearly maintenance schedule work with my customers. Carpet cleaning, window cleaning and wax work command most of my time during this busy time of season. Overall, we are on pace and excited to complete this work and excited to offer our customers the preventative maintenance items that lengthen the life of their flooring.

Enjoy the rest of this short week and the weekend weather looks fantastic! Get outside and enjoy what’s left of the summer!

 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Week In Review: August 25th-29th

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

If there is such a thing as a happy ending to summer, I hope you are able to find it! Fall is rapidly approaching, the fair is here, allergies are in the air, and fall follow up facility work is coming soon.

Summer treated us well at City Wide!  We’ve started a good variety of new clients facilities, and continued to manage projects at our existing facilities ranging from carpet, VCT, window washing and Jarrad’s personal baby, a construction project and remodel!

Steve and our night management team Aaron, Tyler and Jose have been able to have some time off outside of the office for road trips, family vacations and staycations, all while supporting each other’s territories while others were out so that each of our facilities received the evening treatment they needed.

Tyler Olson mentioned the BBQ I hosted at my house and the game of PIG!  I didn’t encourage the mysterious disappearance of our new highly coveted office trophy, but I do enjoy watching the enthusiasm it has driven around creative hiding places, scavenger hunts and inter office friendly rivalry.

Finally, my wife and I have anxiously awaited our first BBQ Cooking Competition which we completed last weekend here in August!  We had great neighboring cooks that were veterans and very willing to give us help and feedback when needed.  We competed against 54 total teams, and finished 39th overall!  We took 17th place in Ribs and Liz took 11th place in dessert!  We really enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to returning to Albert Lead in August next year, but will also find a competition in May and June to try and learn and improve!