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  • What Should I Do Differently?

    A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?” Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...
  • “My RPM Story” – Shannon

    Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management. While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...
  • “My RPM Story” – Daniel

    After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...
  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Every year my friends and I hike in at least one new National Park. It’s a real nightmare for my mother, who imagines the various ways in which I’ll be mauled by an animal and doesn’t want to “know anything about the trip.” To be fair, we’ve had a few close calls. In Yellowstone we turned the corner on a trail and were greeted by a bison. If you’ve never seen one directly in your walking path,...

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