Friday, June 24, 2016

Welcoming Ryan Sauser

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

I’d like to welcome our newest FSM to our team, Ryan Sauser!   In just three short weeks, Ryan has begun to get a great grasp of our system, processes, and procedures.  Most importantly, he is getting to know his clients and their buildings well enough to tour me around them! 

Ryan comes to City Wide Maintenance of MN with a background in sales and construction management.   He is very eager to learn, grow, and professionally develop here with us.  When looking to hire, our interview process is quite extensive, which allows us to really get to know the person we are inviting into our office and work family.  I am pleased to say that Ryan passed all of our tests!  It was very exciting to extend the offer to Ryan, to join our team as a Facility Services Manager.  He started in May and it’s been great to have him here!

Take a minute to look at Ryan’s bio, and you’ll find that he is a Lakeville native and knows the south metro very well.  He enjoys to spend time with his daughter and keeps quite a few large fish tanks in order and functioning!   In the coming weeks, I’ll continue to get Ryan completely dialed into our system, as I will be sneaking away for a couple weeks with the coming of my first child toward the end of August.

Welcome again Ryan, we are so glad to have you here! We are looking forward to seeing you tackle the territory for years to come!


Friday, June 17, 2016

IREM Golf Tournament - Minnesota Valley Country Club

Dustin Hayes: Sales Associate

Tyler and I recently attended the Minnesota Valley Country Club for the annual IREM Golf Tournament. What a great experience! The Minnesota Valley Country Club is a private club and the course, itself, looked to be in amazing shape for the golfers. The weather was outstanding and the humidity, hopefully, kept everyone loose. Most IREM members were in attendance, making it an excellent chance to socialize and meet with many new faces that were not in attendance at the last IREM meeting I attended, at the Science Museum. Many property managers and other professionals, whom handle various issues at buildings throughout the metro, had the chance to play the great looking golf course under scramble style rules.

Each hole had one or two sponsors, that had an opportunity to host a game and/or give out gifts. We happened to host hole number one. With our excellent looking tent and bean bag game, we gave each golfer an opportunity to win a multi-use travel mug, can coozie, and a beverage to rehydrate. It was incredible, the number of people that were able to toss the bag into the hole! Clearly, folks out there are playing tailgate games. We had a blast watching all of the great golfers that obviously play often and had fun with folks that don’t have a chance to play as much. We met a lot of people that day and made a few new relationships in the process.

Overall, it was a great social event and the scoring was all over the board. Serious groups came in around 15 under par and social groups were closer to even par. Watching all the golfers certainly had me excited to get out to my next round! We are definitely looking forward to sponsoring a hole again!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Tyler Olson: Senior Sales Executive

Happy Father’s Day from City Wide of MN!

Father’s Day was first observed on July 8th, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia. It has been a tradition in the USA to celebrate this day on the third Sunday in June ever since.  While this is a great day for those of us lucky enough to be fathers, we all know that the true “heroes” were celebrated last month, on Mother’s Day!

When I started at City Wide, we had only one employee with kids, so this day wasn't talked about much.  Since then, we have gained many children amongst our City Wide family, making Father's Day a day that we come to appreciate even more around here! 

My wife and I were blessed just under 2 years ago, with my first daughter.  This year, we were again blessed with another daughter, whom is now a little over a month old. Their names are Millie (21 months) and Mabel (1 month) and thus far, they could not be more polar opposite in their personalities!

There has been no other experience in my life that has both taught me and motivated me as much as having my daughters.  I have learned a lot about patience, selflessness, and unconditional love through them.  The celebration of Father’s day, for me, is more about celebrating how lucky I am to have these two beautiful girls in my life, than it is about celebrating myself.