Thankful Thursday Rundown

Posted on November 22nd, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

In the spirit of THANKS & GIVING, our team shared a few things they are thankful for. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a #thankfulthursday post every week through the end of 2018!

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Creating and Maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

In this blog series, we’re focusing on the topic of creating and maintaining STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP’s) related to facilities management. Each week we will cover a different area that will all come together to help build and create a full standard operating procedures manual. As a facility manager, clear communication is ESSENTIAL. Contractors, facility […]

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Contractor Network: Cost vs. Quality

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

  Our business thrives because of the breadth and quality of our contractor network. There’s been a lot of conversation lately surrounding cost and quality of contractor work – and it’s an important one. Let’s be honest, if you have a good relationship with your contractors – and you treat them well – you will […]

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LED Lighting Upgrade Case Study

Posted on November 5th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

ONE SOURCE Companies provides outsourced facility management to LIMRA and recognized the opportunity for cost savings in their energy bill based on an assessment of their lighting system. ONE SOURCE teamed up with Greenleaf Energy Solutions to provide LIMRA with a new energy efficient lighting system at their 67,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters. Greenleaf Energy Solutions […]

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Posted on October 24th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

October 18, 2018 The ONE SOURCE Team ventured into the rolling hills of Litchfield County, CT for an off-site corporate retreat at the enchanting Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa. We were in the woods and out of our element. It was the perfect venue for a day of reflection, assessment, and strategic planning. Dr. Helen […]

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6 Challenges of Multi-Site Maintenance Management

Posted on October 19th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We believe that the priority as a facility manager is building occupant health, safety, comfort, and overall well-being. If you take care of the building and all its systems, the occupants will thrive. This becomes increasingly challenging to manage when you have multiple buildings that are geographically dispersed across a region. If you are in […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Qualifying Questions to Ask

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re starting from scratch or branching out, vetting contractors is a key step in building your contractor network. We all want the best of the best. And maybe you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. The struggle is so real! Asking the right questions will mitigate risk and set a standard for the relationship […]

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9 Common Facility Department Challenges

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We’ve seen a common thread of challenges over the years from companies struggling to solve the dysfunction in their facilities department. Every company faces their own challenges and to different degrees. The good news is, none of these issues are unmanageable and you are not alone. Here are 9 common facility department challenges companies face: […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Ways to Source Qualified Contractors

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re managing multiple properties across a region or for a single location in a new market, you will need to source new contractors covering a variety of trades. Finding quality – and qualified – contractors at an affordable rate takes time, experience, and a little bit of leg work. Building a network of resources […]

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The ESSENTIAL Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

It’s official – fall is coming – and it’s coming quickly! Now is the time to complete a Fall Maintenance Checklist to make sure your commercial property is ready for the changing seasons. Here are 10 essential maintenance to-do’s for fall: Inspect Roof Inspect skylights and areas of ponding, loose flashing, stained ceiling tiles, cracking […]

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