Tyler - Quality Control Manager:
This past week has been great! We’re working hard towards getting all of our crew members updated in using the pulse mopping system along with backpack vacuums in all of our buildings. It’s an exciting time considering that making the change will save our crews significant time each night.
Every now and then we run into certain buildings that require a pretty strenuous cleaning schedule that can be difficult to manage. I would like to send out a special thanks to my night manager in the north Mark Josephsen for his hard work in the evenings. He dedicates his schedule each night, moving building to building come rain or shine. We realize he cannot be in 8 places at once which is why he deserves credit for making his schedule work each night to accommodate the needs of each cleaning crew. Thanks for your hard work Mark! Especially on those buildings that require special attention.
I need to also send thanks to one of our hardest workers. Sergio has been part of our team since the beginning and dedicates each and every day to keeping his buildings looking great! Sergio also specializes in strip and wax projects throughout the north metro. You can imagine how busy he stays with that. Recently, he has taken on the challenge of performing some apartment turn cleans which can be very difficult at times. Thus far, he has excelled with this and we cannot thank him enough for making himself available at such short notices. Thanks Sergio!
My girlfriend and I finally made it to a game at Target Field last night. I flipped for some nice seats right behind the Twins dugout. The weather was PERFECT and we would have been extremely excited to watch the Twins dominate the Tampa Rays. Too bad that didn't happen as the Twins lost by one measly run. Oh well, we had a great time anyway!
Everyone have a safe and exciting 4th of July Holiday weekend!!
Mitch - Quality Control Manager:
Where to begin?! I’m finally back from Mexico on our honeymoon, which was fantastic. There have been countless things going on for me this week—a combination of catching up from last week’s paper work, filing emails, and two new contracts that start during the day (instead of night) for both of them which shakes up my normal route! It is always fun and entertaining to take on new buildings, learn their qwirks, and get to know the new people at the accounts over time!
Last week while I was gone, we did some parking lot striping that went very well. I had some assistance from Tyler getting in touch with the customer to verify the work was up to their standard. But our contracted apartment turn-cleans were the story of the week! My night manager Eric stepped it up big time while I was gone to really help manage this turn-clean process out at one of our buildings. Having Eric take phone calls during the day regarding this account had to have made it easier on the admin staff and Greg as well!
Yesterday was also quite busy-- starting off with me using a leaf blower, a backpack vacuum, and pulse mopping which totaled for a lot of walking. We just started out a new apartment complex in Plymouth where we use a leaf blower to blow the sidewalks clean at the entries instead of wasting time sweeping. We backpack vacuum for speed in the main entry ways, hallways, and stairs. And we use the pulse mop for the main clubhouse, bathrooms, and entryway. The customer also requested a turn clean at the last minute, so we are happy to knock it out for them this evening on short notice! We’re always appreciative of our crew’s willingness to jump right to it!
I can’t wait for the long weekend. I think I will spend some of it catching up on office, work but I have plenty of painting and minor repairs to continue on the house we just bought so that should keep me entertained. In addition to, I’ll be taking a trip or two to the furniture store, possibly pouring concrete for a new patio out of the back door, and 18 holes in Rochester for the new brother-in-law’s birthday-- should be a good/busy/entertaining weekend!
~Your City Wide Team