Friday, April 12, 2019

Happy Spring!

Alex Underwood: Senior Facility Services Manager

Happy Spring everyone!

Hope everyone has made it through the winter, including our annual April spring snow storm, and is getting excited for nicer weather and getting outside.

My wife, Rachel, and I am pretty excited for the warmer weather, so we can begin working on projects around our new house.  We purchased a new house in Minnetonka with a large fenced in yard for the dogs, so they are very excited as well.  It's been a week since we moved in, and the to-do list seems to be growing quickly but we are excited to put our own touch on things and make it our own.

Hope everyone has a great spring and don’t worry, warm weather is right around the corner!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Welcome, Aleksey!

Alex Underwood: Senior Facility Services Manager

Happy almost spring from City Wide Maintenance!

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome the newest member of our Contract Compliance Management team, Aleksey Mikityuk.  Aleksey will be joining our night time managers in the Southwest Metro, working directly with our Facility Manager, Jarrad Nickolite.
Aleksey comes from the construction industry and has a lot of experience with problem-solving and working with contractors.  We look forward to having him on our team and getting to know him better.

Welcome to the team, Aleksey!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

National Tri-Level Tournament Palm Springs

Adam Gustad: Sales Executive

This past weekend I participated in my 2nd straight BNP Paribas National Tri-Level Tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs California.  My team and I won our section MN/ND/SD/WI to advance to the national draw.  Unfortunately, we lost our final match, that would have put us in the Final Four of the tournament to a team from Texas. This tournament is always difficult for us in the North because we haven’t played outside in 6-8 months, compared to some of the teams that play outdoors year-round.  My doubles partner and I did have one of the biggest wins in the tournament beating the 2x defending national champions in our first match. My partner is originally from England and I grew up taking lessons from him.  So, to be able to go to tournaments like this is a pretty great feeling, as I have worked with him for the last 16 years.
Apart from playing tennis, participants get free tickets to the pro matches where we get to watch Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and other pros.  During the tournament you run into some famous people every year.  This year my list included Peter Dante, who is in many Adam Sandler movies, as well as RedFoo from LMFAO. 

The weather every year is unbeatable, especially coming from Minnesota in March. 



Friday, February 8, 2019

Welcome, Adam!

Tyler Olson: Vice President - Director of Sales


I wanted to take a minute to introduce Adam Gustad, our newest Sales Executive covering the East Territory in Minnesota!  We found Adam late in our interview process, and are very glad we did!

Adam has a background in sales.  His previous positions provided him with many skills that have allowed him to come into City Wide and be successful quickly in his first month.

Outside of work, Adam is a competitive tennis player and coach, as well as a dominant Fantasy Football champ!  We look forward to getting to know more about Adam in the coming years.

Welcome to City Wide, Adam!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

FMSC

Clare Ten Pas: Facility Services Manager

Our team volunteered last week at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that works to provide nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. At each packing event, the volunteers work together in an assembly line to fill packages of food that get sent around the world to feed children in need. The team at FMSC make it a friendly and fun competitive event, and encourage each team to compete against the other volunteers to see who can pack up the most boxes of food. The last time City Wide volunteered at FMSC, we split ourselves into two teams and competed against each other instead of the rest of the volunteers. The jury is officially still out on which team won, although it certainly wasn’t my team that lost. On Wednesday, we decided to combine our efforts and compete together as one City Wide team against all of the other volunteers. It doesn’t matter, although for the record, City Wide did have the highest number of packed boxes. But who’s counting.

Healthy competition is a big part of our company culture, but the biggest reason we wanted to pack the largest amount of boxes was because the ultimate goal is to feed as many children in need as possible. As a whole, all of the volunteers during our session filled enough packages of food to feed 111 children in Haiti for an entire year. It was incredibly rewarding to hear those results, but there is always more work to be done. I’m sure we’ll be back soon to hopefully beat our own record and send even more packages of food to children in need!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Welcome, Mitch Whiting!

Mitch Brunette: Vice President - Director of Operations

I would like to take a minute to introduce Mitch Whiting, our newest FSM covering the Central Metro Territory!  We had a lot of fun getting to know Mitch in the interview process and we are glad he came to join us. 

Mitch has a background as a GM at Enterprise Rent-a-Car prior to coming to join us, and held numerous other roles during his time there.  Since he’s been with City Wide, we had about 3-4 fun weeks going out to see clients and various people, having the opportunity to introduce ourselves as “Mitch and this is also Mitch” while watching the puzzled looks on their faces.

Fortunately, Mitch started just in time to make it to our Holiday party where he had an opportunity to get to know most of our team in a non-work setting and we had the opportunity to meet his fiancĂ©, Melissa (Mel), as well. 

Welcome to City Wide Mitch!