Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week In Review: July 27th - 31st

Tyler Olson: Sales Executive

It has been an interesting last couple of weeks for me, both outside and inside the office. To start with, we have had one of the fastest growing years in City Wide’s History.  It has kept both the sales and ops departments very busy with new accounts, for this first half of the year.

Last week the office decided to take the afternoon off and have some fun together.  We chartered a launch service out of McQuoid’s in Isle, MN to go fishing on Mille Lacs.  All together, we caught 183 fish and we had a great time! Unfortunately, I did not take home any of the prizes (first fish, biggest fish, most fish) but I still had a lot of fun.

On a personal note, life has been very interesting.  My wife and I sold our first house and, unfortunately, did not find a house to purchase in time.  So, for about a month and a half we are staying at my parents’ house with our 10 month old daughter.  It's been a little crowded, but having a built-in babysitter is quite a treat!  The commute from Scandia, MN has also been a bit of a hike, so once we move 6 minutes from the City Wide office, it will be nice.  We move into our new house in August and can’t wait!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Week In Review: July 20th - 24th

Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations

The summer months have been a lot of fun for us, here at City Wide.  Our two newer night managers are getting further developed into their roles...thank you Mark and Ivan, for a job well-done, growing at City Wide. We also just brought on our newest FSM, Joel Willert. Welcome aboard Joel!

Recently, we wrapped up all of the extra carpet cleaning and wax work and at a large group of medical clinics here in town.  Now, on to some other summer follow-up work for clients.  However, if your building is in need of carpet or wax services, we do still have some room in our schedule.

This past week, the FSM team and myself took a break from the office, and played a three team scramble at Oneka Ridge golf course in White Bear Lake. Tyler and Kirsten were victorious, finishing even on the round!  Joel and Jarrad finished two over. Meanwhile, I held Alex and myself back, while he carried us from the tee and we ended up finishing just three over.  It was a warm sunny day on the course, but the competition was very good amongst three teams, making it a fun outing! Looking forward to the next round of golf, now that we know how to balance the teams properly.

Aside from that, the sales team continues to bring on new business each and every month, for the Operations team to get started on. We recently took on a building on very short notice, in the Maple Grove area.  Thank you to Alex and Tyler for getting that building started the first night! We already have additional work lined up for them: pressure washing sidewalks, cleaning windows and wax work.  Additionally, we did some plumbing repairs for them on the very first night.  It's always great to be able to provide our customers with multiple services.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Week In Review: July 6th-10th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from the South Metro-

The last couple months have been really active, here at City Wide. Our sales team has been out on the road, working on bringing in new accounts for myself and the other FSMs. This has kept us all on our toes and working hard! I have, personally, started 4 new accounts and enjoy being able to work with some really nice customers.

Just like we do with our new customers, we are also working hard to help our current customers maintain their facility.  Carpet crews have been onsite lately, to work on wear patterns and help eliminate them all together. Wax crews have also been onsite, to help make VCT floors look brand-new. It’s been an eventful summer, so far!

On a more personal note, I’ve been enjoying time up north.  Lots of fishing, camping, golfing and hanging out in the beautiful weather we've had.
Hope summer is treating you all well!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Week In Review: June 29th - July 3rd

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Happy Summer from the north east metro! Business is pretty smooth-sailing up here. We’re getting into the slower summer months, where we tend to focus on parking lot work, lawn maintenance, and window cleaning. I am currently working on a larger window cleaning project; we are cleaning 4 large buildings for a property management company we work with here in the metro. Two of these buildings will be drop cleaned and the others will use large 40’ and 80’ boom lifts. I love these type of projects, as it helps supplement our current book of business. Please consult your local FSM for free estimates for whatever summer project you may have, large or small.

How much golf is too much golf? I don’t believe an answer exists if you’re as passionate about the game as I am. Yes, I love golf and have played about 30 rounds already this year. I typically play on a Tuesday night league and again on Saturday mornings, in the men’s club. I joined the men’s club following a recommendation from an old high school friend, whom has played in the league for many years. It’s been a great experience thus far, and I have networked with many of the league members. I would highly recommend joining a golf league, as it’s a great way to meet people, get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer months in Minnesota!

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July weekend!!