Friday, March 27, 2015

Week In Review: Mar 23rd - 27th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello again from the West Metro:

It sure is nice to see the sun again!  Things seem to be steady at City Wide, with Spring moving in.  Now is the time to start thinking spring services.  We offer a wide variety of services this time of year, such as: lawn care & landscaping, exterior window cleaning, parking lot sealing & recoating, and carpet cleaning & floor work.  Reach out to your FMS for pricing and scheduling.   

Beginning April 1st, I have a new car dealership coming on board, so I am excited to get going at this new account.

Recently, I finished up with my first Bassmaster Open tournament in Jackson, Mississippi.  Let’s just say it didn’t go quite as planned.  None the less, I had a good time and learned a lot about the lake.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Week In Review: March 16th - 20th

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Happy Spring from the Northwest Metro, 

As winter has hopefully subsided and spring takes over, we are getting very busy at City Wide.  Now is the time for providing spring cleaning services to our customers. A large increase in carpet cleaning, VCT floor work, Ceramic tile cleaning and window washing are some of these services.

As the days get nicer, everyone wants their facilities to be looking their best.  In preparation for the upcoming summer months, we have been providing a lot of lawn and landscape bids to many of our customers.

Outside of spring cleaning, we have started many new accounts. I, myself, have started 5 new buildings since the first of the year.  I only see that number continuing to grow, as the sales team keeps bringing in more business for City Wide.

I am continuing to learn the position I am in, while receiving lots of great training from our FSM staff, and I look forward to a great summer of serving my customers needs!

Hope everyone has a great spring!!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Week In Review: March 9th - 13th

Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations

I would hate to speak too soon, but it appears that winter has forfeited here in 2015! Of course, as we all know this is Minnesota, and anything can happen in April or May.  My wish and hope, is that we escaped winter a little bit early this year and can have a nice spring, before the humidity & heat of summer arrives.

The first quarter of the year, we have been very busy starting up several new buildings, ranging from car dealerships, some office buildings, a few manufacturing sites, and a bunch of medical clinics!  Of course it's been a busy start, but it's nice to grow and bring on new business to take care of, which will shake up our day to day routine.  

As we approach spring, we have already began to receive requests for updated landscaping bids and pricing for various clients.  We will quickly get busy with parking lot sweeping, pressure washing, strip and wax work, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, and all other spring cleaning-type projects.

In the last few weeks, we have also updated our resources, equipment, chemicals, and process related to deep cleaning of tile and grout. Whether it be found in your restroom or your entryway, we have a great solution in place to clean up your grout and restore it closer to its natural color. 

With everything going on in the first quarter, I would like to thank our operations team for all of their time, energy, and efforts that have gone into starting this group of business! Also, a thank you to our Admin team for keeping it organized, and our Sales team for finding the work & helping to get it rolling!

Outside of the office, Liz and I have been busy barbecuing ribs & pork shoulders and hosting guests as they visit Minnesota for ice fishing and other winter activities.  I also joined our sales executive, Tyler Olson, in his ski race in Wisconsin. He completed the entire race. I did a shorter version, which was very challenging, yet exciting to accomplish!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Week In Review: March 2nd - 6th

Andrew Chapman: Sales Associate

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post.  We’ve had a lot of  growth at our company this year!  With all the new business, we’ve hired on an additional Facility Services Manager and Night Managers.  These are key roles in our organization, so we are able to put more focus on our management and remain available 24/7 for our customers. I suppose that with the new team members joining in on our blog, is probably why it's been so long since my last post.

Work is keeping me busy lately.  I have had the most appointments with potential customers since I started years ago.  We’ve had more and more Schools and Churches interested in our services, as we become increasingly more experienced and well known in both industries.  Spring time is always a popular time for us to scout out work with new schools.  As the school year comes to an end, most of the administration staff want ensure that their services will be improved upon for the following year.
All industries have their own specific challenges within their building. As we continue to grow and service larger facilities across the Twin Cities, we are becoming better at identifying these challenges beforehand. This enables us to proactively service all of our customers and their buildings.

City Wide has congratulated our sales team for having such a successful year in 2014, by offering us and our significant others a trip to the Dominican Republic!  That is coming up next month and I don’t think it could come at a better time.  I’m getting married this summer, so my fiancĂ© and I (mainly her) have been planning our wedding and trying to make everything come together in the next 3 months.  We had originally thought that planning a wedding wasn’t much to stress about, but we have quickly come to the realization that that's just not the case!  I’m really excited for the trip and all the wedding events we have ahead!  I’m truly blessed to be getting married to the woman I love and working with such an amazing company!