Friday, October 30, 2015

Week In Review: Oct 26th - 30th

Mitch Brunette: Director Of Operations

As usual, we’ve been very busy handling fall cleaning for our clients, indoors and out!  I’ve been working closely with our Landscaping partners to complete our fall cleanups in several properties, and firming up snow contracts for several of last year’s clients that are signed back up, as well as some new lots.

I recently took a trip to our Tampa Bay office, to work on some annual planning with 4 of our other City Wide operations from across the nation.  As always, it is good to get together with offices to share best practices and new ideas. In turn, we work on implementing these ideas with our own team, in effort to to run more efficiently and have a positive impact for our clients.

I’m looking forward to winter, as I haven’t been able to get out with my bow yet for hunting.  Recently, I have kept busy roller-skiing and traveling with my wife for various events.  This summer we went to the West Coast, Iowa for a family reunion, Houston to visit family, and then Tampa for work.  In November, I’m heading to California for Thanksgiving, and then plan to stay put for a while and enjoy some ice fishing and time on my skiis. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Week In Review: Oct 19th - 23rd

Tyler Olson: Sales Executive

It has been a fun last few weeks, here at City Wide.  For starters, our department heads all traveled to Tampa, Florida to meet with a handful of other high performing Cities within the City Wide Family.  We spent 3 days discussing successes and struggles that we deal with every day and how we can better our performance.  After we finished up these orders of business, three of us from the Minnesota Market, took a fishing charter out to try to catch some red fish.  Though we didn’t catch a ton of fish, we definitely had fun and saw a ton of cool Florida wildlife.

Beyond the recent travel, I recently hired a new Sales Associate, whom will be starting in Novemeber.  He comes from the same company that I did previously, and actually worked for me for a couple of years prior to my coming to City Wide.  I know he will help us to grow our business and create many new relationships within the market.

Looking forward to seeing what the fall brings us!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Week In Review: Oct 12th - 16th

Kirsten Engels: Facility Services Manager

Hi from the south metro! 

These last couple of months have been flying by. It's hard to believe we are almost into the winter months.  In my territory, we have been focusing on preparing facility for the winter months. Getting snow bids out to customer that are interested, doing a final window clean to remove all summer/fall construction dust, and many other projects to get the facility up and ready.  If you haven't already received a proposal for us to remove snow from your facility, please reach out to your FSM.

Personally, I've been busy with family events, traveling to see friends and enjoying some down time at home, reading.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Week In Review: Oct 5th - 10th

Tyler DuBord: Facility Services Manager

Greetings from the Northeast Metro!! Fall is here, or fast approaching anyway! As we look forward to the color alteration of tree leaves, the cooler temps, or even Halloween, we ask that our customers consider performing preventative maintenance projects in the Fall. These type of projects include: carpet cleaning, exterior window cleaning, tile waxing or grout cleaning, even snow removal options, all in preparation for the winter months forthcoming. I know the entire FSM team is willing and prepared to provide competitive pricing options for whatever project you are considering. Whatever the project, we’ve got you covered!

For me, I love the changing colors and the cooler temps, allowing for the perfect round of fall golf. I’ve found myself already playing several rounds over the last couple weeks across the state, all while capturing the beautiful surroundings that fall provides, here in Minnesota. Hunting season is also right around the corner. Bow season has already begun, and I anticipate making a trip up to Red Lake to scout for trails and hopefully spend some time in the stand.

Hope everyone has a safe and joyful fall season!  

Friday, October 2, 2015

Week in Review: Sept 28th - Oct 2nd

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Services Manager

Hello from the West Metro.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather we are having.  This, is by far my favorite time of the year....jeans, a long sleeve shirt, football and chili.

Things have been going pretty good on this side of the city.  We are working through a lot of fall carpet cleaning along with scrubbing and re-coating hard surface floors.  It's a busy time of the year for these services.  Don't forget, snow is also right around the corner.  So, if you haven't received pricing for snow removal, please reach out to your FSM.

On Wednesday, our entire company did something really cool!  We volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Brush of Kindness folks, to paint an old Victorian home in St. Paul.  What a cool experience! I'm shocked by how much of the work we were able to complete as a group!  I hope we continue to do something like this each year.

My tournament fishing is done and over with for the year.  The rest of my fall time will be spent catching up on Lana's "honey-do" list around the house.