Friday, May 30, 2014

Week in Review: May 26th - 30th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from the South Metro!
We have been really busy this month with maintenance programs at all our facilities.
Recently I’ve been working on a lot of window washing projects and pressure washing of underground parking garages and the exteriors of buildings. Since we had such a horrible winter it has left a lot of my facilities with water stains and salt stains all over the building. The results we have been having are from these two projects are phenomenal.
Tyler DuBord and I are working on a large window washing project in St. Paul that has us doing drop cleaning. We went out this week to take a look at the project, first off the view of St. Paul in the spring time is amazing and while we were up on the roof looking at the beautiful view we learned a lot about the process of how drop cleaning is done. We inspected the roof to make sure that the roof passed the new requirements that OSHA has for window washing that needs to be drop cleaned. 
During my free time I’ve been hit the range a lot to work on my swing. Changed my whole swing up this year, so hopefully my golf game will turn around this year.

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Week in Review: May 19th - 23rd

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Spring has finally sprung and with that comes our busy season. April and May tend to be our busiest months where we perform a ton of waxing, carpet and window cleaning projects. We have several dedicated teams out and about performing work in nearly every one of our accounts that we service. With how nasty this previous winter has been, we’re finding a lot of floors are carpet needing extra attention. The salt that gets tracked in does a number on any surface. For wax projects, we use two coats of a special sealer that helps protect the tile so prevent damage or scratching deep into the tile itself. We’ve found success with this method and have noticed customers floors that we have previously waxed tends to last better than those without a sealer previously put down.

We will soon be welcoming our 4th FSM to the team. This will be a breakthrough in that this is the first time the city will be managed and split into quadrants. This will allow each team member to focus souly in their corner of the metro. This allows for less travel time to accounts and more time focusing on business. Getting excited!!

Spring also brings the nice weather (finally!) and outdoor activities. I find myself spending my free time golfing, boating, fishing, and riding the motorcycle. We’ve got plenty of trips scheduled up north to enjoy a nice Minnesota Spring.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Week In Review: May 12th - 16th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the West Metro:

Things have been pretty steady and it’s starting to pick up with spring cleaning items and new business coming on.

We just recently started a few new facilities in my area.  One in Bloomington, Chanhassen and in St. Michael.  It’s always nice to bring on the new customers and it amazes me how much they do really need us.  Looking forward to being able to help where I can to improve their facilities.

We are really busy with floor work right now.  We are in the process of stripping and waxing exam room floors for one of our larger customers throughout the Metro.  I want to give a big thanks to our crews for working the long weekend hours and knocking the projects out.  We really appreciate the hard work, and the floors look great!

This time of year is when most my customers are cleaning their windows, carpets, having floor work done and don’t forget the outside work like parking lot sweeping, pothole work and painting.  Please call my cell phone if anyone’s needs me to swing by and take a look at a service for their building.

On a personal note: I have a Bassmaster Open tournament on Douglas Lake in Dandridge Tennessee at the end of the month.  Please wish me luck, because I will need it.  It’s tough out there and the guys are good.