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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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: […]

Read More