Friday, May 29, 2015

Week In Review: May 25th - 29th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from the South metro,

The past month, my night manager, Tyler, and I have been training and working hard at a new account of ours.  There's been much to learn about restarting a building, which will aid us in other unique new starts.  Tyler has put in a lot of extra time at this account, to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. 

Like myself, each of our FSM's has a night manager that works directly with them.  They are our eyes and ears during the night time hours.  Tyler and I have been a team for about a year and a half. Working with someone who is dedicated and hard-working is great!

On a personal level, I've been enjoying this weather.  I love to get out to do some gardening and golfing.  There really is nothing like Minnesota's summers.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Week In Review: May 18th - 22nd

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Happy Spring from the North East Metro!

Spring always brings the busy season into play.  As you’ve read from previous posts, our teams are busy with many Spring projects like window cleaning, carpets, hard floors and even parking lot work. We’ve all come to the realization, as Minnesotan’s, that our harsh winters play a big role in the condition of our facilities.  The salt plays a large factor in the deterioration of waxed floors, carpeted areas near entryways, and of course parking lots and roads.  Now is the time to schedule work with your FSM to get your facility a fresh look for the Summer months.

Aside from the many projects we offer, our customers often forget that we provide consumable supply ordering.  I handle the ordering for over 75% of my customers, as it saves the time and money in the long run.  We partner with several different companies in the metro area, and nationwide, with negotiated pricing to help save our customers the time and money that I’m sure could be used elsewhere.  Consult your FSM for a competitive bid.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Spring so far! Have an excellent long weekend!  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Week in Review: May 11th - 15th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager
Hello from the West Metro:

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather.  

Things have been steady as usually.  We have been busy this month with window cleaning and floor work.  We also have continued to bring on new customers which is keeping our operations team on their toes.  We appreciate the business!

Spring is now is the time to start thinking about window cleaning, parking lot maintenance, carpet cleaning, hard floor care, lawn service etc.  Please get in touch with your FSM if you are need of any of these services.

Things have also been busy in my personal life. My wife Lana and I just sold our house and moved into a new one.  Thank you, to our movers for all the help.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Week In Review: May 4th - 8th

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Happy Spring from the Northwest Metro,

It has been a very active spring, getting our clients set up with their spring cleaning services. We have many customers that are getting their lawn and landscape ready for summer, along with window/carpet cleaning to remove the harsh build-up from the Minnesota winter.

Along with normal spring cleaning services, new construction cleans have kept us on our toes, as some clients expand their operations and facility's size. We have also done many detail cleans to get rid of all the dust and debris created by construction projects.

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, I can get back on the golf course. The courses are opening up fast and the fairways are in great shape, so hopefully it will be a good summer of golf!  With fishing opener right around the corner, I am also getting excited to spend some time with the family out on the water, enjoying the summer sun and hopefully catching some fish!

I hope you're enjoying your spring!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Week In Review: April 27th - May 1st

Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations

Happy Spring to everyone!  It's been a weather roller coaster since the middle of March, but we seem to have arrived!  So far, it has been a great spring, inside and out of the office at City Wide.  I have already been out swinging my golf clubs, running, making BBQ, and recently got started on my new Roller Skis to try and keep up with Tyler Olson.

The expected spring cleaning has arrived, and we are very busy cleaning carpets, waxing floors, cleaning windows, and starting up lawn care spring cleanups/cutting schedules.  We picked up a handful of new landscaping accounts in the last few weeks, and we have maintained our previous accounts.  So, we are ready to get started!

We’ve also been actively getting several new accounts started in all 4 territories.   Everyone's help and efforts in getting these accounts up and going and to their standards is much appreciated!

A couple of other highlights outside of the office:  A relaxing trip to the Dominican Republic, where I caught some nice sun!  Also, as I mentioned above, getting out to play some golf and the most-entertaining of all, getting used to my new roller skis!   -This a good way for me to continue developing my skills and ready myself for cross-country in the winter months.