Friday, July 30, 2010

Week in Review: July 26th - 30th

Greg - President:
Happy Friday, all! It's so hard to believe that July is already over... seems like it just began yesterday. Things are going very well here this week and I think we'd all agree that we're excited for the weekend! I actually am up at Brainerd right now for the weekend, and here is the latest picture of my fishing adventures:
4.5 pound bass caught just this morning!!

On Monday of this week, Tyler and I played together in a charity golf event put on by one of our customers, HSI. We had a really fun time enjoying the nice weather and playing golf. After the tournament, we sat with Dan the Common Man from KFAN radio which was fun as well!

This week I was also busy with visiting high profile prospects here in the Twin Cities. I delivered cinnamon rolls from Isle Bakery to the companies-- and they were nice enough to bring baked goods to the gals in the office all week long too! :-)

We've been busy with bidding a high rise window washing project for several hotels in town. As well as multiple snow removal projects. Even though it is a bit depressing to know that winter is right around the corner, it is really exciting to be so busy with this avenue of building maintenance!

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Mitch - Quality Control Manager:
This week we handled four turn cleans for an apartment complex up in Plymouth and a couple guest suite cleanings over the weekend at an apartment complex in Eagan. The Eagan one was a bit of a surprise because it came up last minute and the customer texted me from her personal cell phone as a precaution since it was the weekend! I assured her it was no problem to call in the future, we’re always happy to help out our customers at any time!

The big snow removal bid that we’ve been working on these past two weeks has been submitted… there were four companies in the room, and I’ve been told that two of us have a chance at the project. I feel like I have a bit of the upper hand since I’ve been successfully servicing the account for multiple projects over the last two years and we’ve always been in great standing with both points of contact. However, this week we do say farewell to our point of contact at this building and a new one will be coming on board to replace him in the near future. The good news is, over the couple years I have established relationships throughout the building so I should be able to help keep the new facility manager informed with what I know about the property so we can have a great partnership on site and keep things running smoothly.

This weekend the in-laws are coming into town. That is the first time I’ve been able to say that, sounds kind of weird the first time :-) We have a round of golf scheduled in the early afternoon, followed by various house projects that they are up to help with. Liz’s mom will be working on the immediate landscaping outside our door at the townhouse (the one area we are responsible for and have general freedom of what is in there), and I will be finishing up the bar if I don’t have it done over the next few nights while the wife is in Canada (ehh?) for business.

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~Your City Wide Team