Friday, February 27, 2015

Week In Review: Feb 23rd - 27th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi From the South Metro Again! 

The beginning of this year has been very busy for us here at City Wide. We have been starting new accounts, hiring new people and growing as a company. It has been a fun, fast-paced environment! 

I've recently started a couple of new account and have 3 more coming in March. It is always exciting starting a new account, meeting new customers and helping out where it is needed. I've been closely working with my night manager, on ways we can improve the quality of clean and we've been looking at different approaches to cleaning the facility. We plan to continue coming up with new policies and procedures, to make our customer happy with the cleanliness of their building. 

Besides keeping busy with new accounts, I have been working on setting up spring projects with my customers- from carpet cleaning to window washing.

On a person note, I've been enjoying the winter while it lasts. I recently got back from visiting my good friend in Colorado. We stayed up in Vail, where we snowboarded for a few days and enjoyed the fresh powder. One of the days that we were out, it was 60 degrees at the peek of Vail mountain!

Hope you all are staying warm and enjoying the new year! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Week in Review: February 16th - 20th

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Brrrr, it’s been a cold and windy mid-February for us all here in Minnesota! Thankfully there hasn’t been much snow to hamper travel times and turn our buildings into salt disasters. Sorry Boston, you got all our snow this year! I think us Minnesotans have gotten so accustomed to treacherous and slow travel each winter that this season has been a blessing in disguise. For me personally, it’s been “give and take” this year. I love to snowmobile and without snow, that’s not possible!!

On the business side of the coin; our copart Alex is off to a great start running his territory in the northwest metro!! It’s been great working with him getting accounts handed off efficiently and without interruption. His dedication right off the start has been much appreciate by all FSM’s across the board. Alex knows should he need any help, we are all ready and willing to provide insight on how to grow into an effective leader in our highly regarded team of Facility Managers here in Minnesota.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week In Review: Feb 9th -13th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the West Metro,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Alex Underwood, our new FSM in the North West metro!  Alex has done a great job transitioning into all of his facilities!  He will be covering my Northern area moving forward...basically north of Hwy 394.  This, now allows me to stay South of Hwy 394 and spend a little more time in my Southern facilities. Additionally, I will be picking up some of Kirsten's facilities in this area.

Day to day business continues to be busy, with new customers coming on board and several additional jobs such as: construction post cleans, duct work cleaning, painting and patching work etc.
I recently finished my large vacancy cleaning, which included: power washing of warehouse walls, high duct work cleaning, using a scissor lift, strip and wax of VCT tile floors and carpet extraction.

Now is the time to start thinking about plans for carpet extraction in your facilities.  Please reach out to your FSM to get this on the schedule for April and May.  I know we haven't had a terrible winter this year, but the salt and sand always raise havoc for everyone.

On a personal note, I leave for Ross Barnett in Jackson Mississippi in three weeks. This will be my first tournament of the year.  Wish me luck... I will need it!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Week In Review: Feb 2nd-6th

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the northwest metro:

As we are a month into 2015, it is looking as though it will be a strong year at City Wide. January was a very busy month.  We started facilities all over the twin cities, including Buffalo and Cokato, MN. These facilities have been a really good learning curve for us, as they are a large leader in the healthcare industry and are teaching us the best ways to clean these types of buildings.

Our Sales staff is off and running, getting bids and proposals to customers in all 4 territories! Andrew and Tyler have been pounding the pavement, lining up new buildings for us to clean and that means City Wide is in for an exciting 2015!

Outside of the office, I'm trying to enjoy the winter as much as possible. Catching the illusive walleyes, while ice fishing and trying not to crash, while snowboarding. It has been a great winter so far, and it is only half way through.  February should be a good month, inside and outside of the office.  Hope everyone is having a good year and I'll see you on my next visit!