Friday, June 26, 2015

Week In Review: June 22nd-26th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the West Metro again:

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!  Things have been pretty steady/consistent on this side of town, with carpet and window cleaning.  If anyone is looking to have these service done, please feel free to email or call me, so we can get your work scheduled.

Our sales staff continues to do a good job bringing on new business, which is exciting for everyone!  I would like to thank our Night Management staff for doing such a great job working with our crews and keeping up our customers' facilities.  The whole team appreciates all their hard work.

I leave for Virginia on the 4th for the 1st stop of the Bassmaster Northern Open on the James River.  Wish me luck, I will need it!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Week In Review: June 15th - 19th

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Greetings from the Northwest Metro-
Summer is finally upon us and I hope everyone is enjoying it!  We have been very busy, starting new accounts and building new relationships, while our Sales team continues to work hard at finding us new business.  We have started 4 new buildings in my territory, in the past 2 months, which has been very exciting!  Myself and my night manager, Mark, have also been building partnerships with new cleaning crews and helping then get established in the industry.

On a personal note I have been enjoying golfing and fishing when I can.  The weather has been really nice, so I've been trying to get out as much as possible.

Hope everyone has a great summer!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Week In Review: June 8th - 12th

Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations

I never fail to be surprised by the activity we have going on in and out of our office, and this Spring into Summer has the same trend!  We’ve been very involved, taking on a new business each week and month.  Our sales team has had a very strong year of new business, that we are happy to be able to work on. 

In the last 5 months, we’ve brought on a lot of new teams and crews to take on the work that we have coming our way.  It has been a lot of fun meeting the new people, getting them oriented to our systems and the industry as a whole, and kicking off the new facilities.  Our staff/crew members pay close attention to details to ensure the client is happy with their new level of cleanliness.

As usual, with Spring and Summer comes the post-winter cleaning.  I’m sure you’ve heard a lot from our management team in the previous weeks, discussing carpet, wax, windows and other deeper cleaning projects we’ve been involved in.  These next couple of weeks, we are wrapping up a 3 month project for one of our larger clients. We have been working each week and weekend on 3-5 of their sites for wax and carpet!

Last weekend, I was very happy to host the 2nd Annual City Wide BBQ at my house!  I woke up at 3am to fire up the smoker, inject the brisket, rub it down, and by 3:45am the smoker was dialed in at 250 Degrees and the brisket went on.  I cleaned up and went back to bed around 4:30 to grab a couple hours of much needed sleep.  -The night before was a successful evening of softball, rounding the bases.  Anyway, we had a great crowd this year at the BBQ!  It was enjoyable to see people out of the office on a Saturday, relaxing with their families, with no emails or phone calls coming in!  The highlight of the evening, for me, was the classic school yard game “4 Square” in my backyard concrete basketball court.  It started out with humble beginnings, but soon everyone wanted in!  We all took our best shot, but no one could take down Brian Mansfield, as the majority King Spot holder!  He won our traveling trophy, the City Wide Cup!  Congrats Brian, and thanks for making the trip up!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Week In Review: June 1st - 5th

Andrew Chapman: Sales Associate

Oh, what a busy time of the year it has been.  City Wide Maintenance of Minnesota has been starting new accounts with some of the biggest names around the Twin Cities and they’ve kept us busy as can be.  It’s always fun being able to offer our building maintenance solutions to facilities that were simply built to impress.  It really goes a long way too, when I point out some of the nicest facilities in the Twin Cities, and I can tell potential customers that those buildings are kept in such an elite condition because City Wide is taking care of them!  We have the finest group of Facility Service Managers whom guarantee their customers are happy 24/7, even if that means their nights are spent at our customer’s buildings.

We’ve also been working with a lot of schools this spring.  From past experience and the current schools we manage, we know that this is a great time of the year for faculty to review their janitorial services along with many other services as well.  It’s difficult to make a change in the middle of the school year, so we’ve received numerous recent calls from schools looking to have City Wide bid out their janitorial services.  If anyone knows of a teacher or school faculty member that isn't satisfied with their current janitorial service, have them call me!  Nobody wants a dirty office building or car dealership, but when we’re dealing with children, cleanliness is very important. 

Even when I’m not helping new customers with their building maintenance concerns, I’ve continued to stay very busy.  I’m very excited to say that I’m getting married next weekend!  We have been planning for nearly a full year, but it feels like the last week has been completely consumed with wedding details and questions that I never imagined dealing with.  It’s very exciting that the big day is finally here and we’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone...but at this point, I just want to be married to her!  All together, everything should be amazing and I just hope my wife-to-be has the happiest day of her life!