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  • Maintenance Department Promotions or New Employee: How's that Candidate Pool Looking?

    Ask any maintenance technician how they ended up in their current position and inevitably there will be a statement similar to: “I kind of fell into it”. In other words, this job is not one that often lends itself to being a “destination” type career. How often is there a booth at a Career Fair advertising the apartment maintenance field? Similar to the upkeep required on a swimming pool, a...
  • It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's A Cicada!

      Back in summer 2004, freakish insects as big as a gerbil (give or take) and as loud as a Kardashian were slamming against the windshield of my Mom’s minivan as we headed to my high school graduation.  In the years prior, my parents had already begun worrying about how they would throw an outdoor graduation party while these ominous pests, known as cicadas, were treating our backyard like their...
  • Ready Or Not…Here I Was!

    I’ve been experiencing a huge amount of nostalgia lately. My daughter is graduating this year (yes, I’m a proud Papa). The time in which she leaves the realm of hall passes and excused absences to continue her pursuit of academic achievement and/or career path is becoming more and more real to me. We went to a Chinese restaurant on Friday that we as a family have frequented for over 15 years....
  • ‘Tis the Season… For Maintenance!

    Spring has sprung and so have leaks, cracks, weeds, you name it!Spring has sprung… it’s maintenance season! After the winter thaw come the winds, the rain, the leaky pipes and roofs, the cracked paint, the weed surge, the potholes, need I say more? It’s a time when property maintenance becomes a frantic rush to stay ahead of the routine schedule, so you can also tackle the unplanned issues.This...

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