Friday, January 6, 2012

Week in Review: January 2nd - 6th

Greg Mansfield - President:
Happy New Year, all! We at City Wide hope that this first week of 2012 has been a good one for you. 2011 treated us extremely well here at City Wide, no doubt because of the dedication and hard work shown by all of our employees and crew members. We have some exciting goals for 2012 and can’t wait to see how this year treats us all.

And speaking of past and present, I’d like to take the time to thank all of our clients who signed on with us in 2011. Thank you for putting your trust and confidence in us—City Wide is here to take the hassle and headache out of your day and we promise continued dedicated service to your facilities!

As for sales in 2012, we’re excited for new clients this year! I’ve already ben on a few promising surveys this year and I’m looking forward to expanding. If you or someone you know is looking for a change with your property’s commercial cleaning or building maintenance, please reach out or refer us on!

This week we have also been very busy working on updating all of our hazard communication and BBP training. The New Year is always a good time to make sure that these requirements are up to date and organized for everyone’s safety.

Onto everyone’s favorite topic: Weather! I wonder how long this odd winter weather is going to last this year? As we all know, we’ve had a really strange winter so far. In case you missed the news, yesterday was a record breaking day for Minnesota in regards to temperatures. It reached 45* here in the Twin Cities (just missing the record of 47* dating ALL the way back to 1885) Some locations in southwest Minnesota cracked the 60-degree mark! What a STRANGE winter we’ve had!!

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Tyler DuBord - Facility Service Manager:
It was a great 2011 for myself in the north metro. I’ve took on several new customers throughout the year and they’ve been very pleased with our responsiveness and dedication to providing excellent service. I’ve had a fun time establishing great relationships with these customers as well. Thanks to those folks who put their trust in City Wide in 2011 and I look forward to continuing our relationship into 2012 and beyond!

Just this past December marked my 4th year with City Wide here in Minnesota. It seems like just yesterday I was training on City Wide University and learning the ropes to be successful in the building maintenance industry; my how time flies by! It has been an exciting and challenging 4 years and I look forward to spending many more with this team. Thanks to all those who have made my experience here pleasurable and long lasting.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s. I took what seemed like a short vacation between the two holidays and took a trip to Hurley, Wisconsin to go snowmobiling. Yes, I know that sounds crazy as we’ve had no snow in Minnesota but 3.5 hours into the 4 hour trip we finally found some powder. Though there wasn’t a ton of snow, we still had a blast and were able to get our new snowmobiles out. We put on about 350 miles over the course of 3 full days. It was amazing how many little Green Bay Packer bars there were along the trails, hah!

Happy New Year to everyone out there and a prosperous 2012!!  


Mitch Brunette - Facility Service Manager:
Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed some time away, and had a chance to get together with friends and family. I was fortunate enough to take the week off in-between Christmas and New Year with exception of Tuesday which I worked and what a great week to recharge. I had my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in town for the week which was a lot of fun hanging out and eating at some of our favorite places in town. I even had a chance to put my new ice auger to use and went out ice fishing one day!

Looking back on 2011 it was a fantastic year at City Wide-- we accomplished a lot, grew the business, helped our customers combine more services to us instead of multiple vendors, and set new goals for the upcoming year to continue our development as a group and as individuals! I look forward to learning more about the industry this year and getting better at bidding and being a part of more and new projects this year.

Most of December was spent playing catch-up from being gone during Thanksgiving, bidding projects, starting a few new accounts, and then preparing to be gone for vacation, so most of the month was a busy blur! I am happy to say that in the last 6 months or so that we as an operations group helped begin doing cold calls it finally paid off and we closed the first account from my cold calls! The account began this past Tuesday and it is off to a great start! I love doing my job as an operations manager and working with our service providers and clients. But it is fun to attempt a different avenue of work by getting in the front door of a new property and attempting to get someone excited enough to give you a chance to talk to them about how you can help their business. I look forward to taking the momentum from closing the first deal and carrying it into my upcoming calls for future success!

This week and next week I am closing out my built-in hard floor care project for a top scrub and wax for our group of dialysis clinics. I’m excited to finally get them all caught up from the quarter and looking great to help them get through winter.  Fortunately, it has been a very mild winter and the floors haven't taken the beating they have in the past by this time of year!

Looking forward to finding some new projects to tackle this year and continue to execute well on the repeat work that we have built up over the last couple years.  Good luck in 2012 everyone!


Jarrad Nickolite - Facility Service Manager:
Hello Everyone! Now that the holidays are over, its back to reality!

Things have been a bit crazy these last 2 months with new business starting, quarterly floor projects, buying our new house, and planning for the holidays.  I am excited that City Wide finished the year busy and ending on a good note!

There are a lot of things that I’m looking forward to, for the coming year. I am looking forward to building an even better relationship with my current customers and am excited to see the amount of new business we are able to generate. I am also happy that Greg was able to bring in Brian and make him a part of the team! This is already a huge resource for the company and for us FSM’s.  Thanks for the help Brian!

On a personal note, things have finally settled down on the home front with the new house. The late nights and long weekend hours are finally over until spring comes. Until then, I plan to spend a lot of time ice fishing and relaxing with my wife Lana.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed the time with your families!
~Your City Wide Team