The Cost of Facility Management: Hiring In-House vs. Outsourcing

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In an outsourced strategy, ONE SOURCE could manage this portfolio for 15 – 34% less in administrative costs and offer a suite of services and the facility expertise that would exceed that of a full time facility manager.

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by One Source Companies

Preventative maintenance is scheduled, routine maintenance that is performed on a building, equipment, or any other depreciating asset. It is essential to maximizing the life of these assets and should be a top priority in your facility management program across all locations!

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6 Quick Cold Weather Maintenance Tips

Posted on December 29th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

ONE SOURCE is in the heart of New England here in Wallingford, CT and there’s nothing we love to talk about more than the wildly erratic yet beautiful weather. A favorite quote of mine from Mark Twain is “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” New England […]

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Snow Worries: How to Write a Snow Removal Scope of Work

Posted on December 20th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Here is all the information you’ll need to send to contractors in order to get a snow removal plan and contract in place before the winter weather hits.

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The ONE SOURCE Winter Reading List 2018

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

As we wrap up the year, we’ve been talking a lot about growth; from how we’ve grown over the last year to how we’d like to grow over the next few years. So how do we stay on top of our game here at ONE SOURCE? We use our resources and read, read, read! Here’s what […]

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What’s your IEQ? 6 ways to IMMEDIATELY improve indoor environmental quality

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Indoor. Environmental. Quality. Buildings do not exist simply as shelter and storage, we believe they exist to provide a functional, healthy, and productive space to building users. Do you agree? We hope so. The question we want you to consider as you read on is how important is IEQ to the success of your business? And is […]

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Standard Operating Procedures for On-Demand Work Order Requests

Posted on November 30th, 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 operations manual. Establish Standard Operating Procedures for On-Demand Work Order Requests and communicate the […]

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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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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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