2019 / 2020 Winter Maintenance Tips and Resources

Posted on November 1st, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

Winter Maintenance Tips ⏱ 12 minute read đź“– We recommend you bookmark this and come back to reference all the great resources linked! If you have less than 5 minutes, read this: 6 Quick Cold Weather Maintenance Tips. As the season comes to an end, we’d like to share our best winter maintenance tips and […]

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How to Budget for Snow Removal

Posted on September 23rd, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

Snow removal: It’s going to cost WHAT?!?!? The State of Connecticut budgeted $38 Million for snow and ice removal for 11,000 lane miles of state highways and roadways. Let that be your (very exaggerated) worst case scenario… This post provides everything you need to know about how contractors charge for snow removal and how to […]

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5 CORE FUNCTIONS of a Facilities Team

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In-house or outsourced, your facility team should be focused on these 5 Core Functions. Preventative Maintenance Also known as “planned maintenance”. Don’t get us started on why it’s important. Preventative Maintenance includes planned or scheduled maintenance services on any part of your facility. Anything from landscaping, to snow removal, to HVAC maintenance, to cleaning can […]

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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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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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