Two employees, Tony Infussi and Andrew Novak,qualify for National Championship
Tony Infussi pictured bottom row, second from left.
Continental Realty Corporation (CRC) captured 17 out of a possible 24 awards at the recently-held local qualifying competition for the Maintenance Mania® championship, an event annually sponsored by the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, which is an affiliate of the National Apartment Association. Continental Realty employees finished in first and second place in five of the eight separate competition categories and CRC employees Tony Infussi finished in first place overall, followed by Andrew Novak who finished second overall.
These two employees are now qualified for the National Championship to be held next year, in which, Infussi, a two-time National Champion, finished in second place in spring 2017. Infussi handles maintenance for Donnybrook Apartments and Novak works at Courthouse Square Apartments. Continental Realty employees also finished in fourth, fifth and seventh place in the overall competition.
Held throughout the country in various cities, Maintenance Mania® challenges maintenance and service technicians in a number of skill-based games including air conditioning repair; replacing parts of a ceiling fan; swapping out a toilet fluid master and substituting a new CO detector. The events were designed to replicate common maintenance activities performed on a daily basis in apartment units. One of the categories challenges participants to build a race car out of parts commonly used in apartment maintenance.
The category winners were:
- Water heater: James McKnight, First Place and Tony Infussi, Second Place
- A/C repair: Tony Infussi, First Place and Ron Foley, Second Place
- Toilet: Toni Infussi, Second Place
- Fire-CO Safety: Rodney Tyler, First Place; James McNight, Second Place and Toni Infussi, Third Place
- Icemaker: Toni Infussi, First Place; Ron Foley, Second Place and James McKnight, Third Place
- Key Control: Andrew Novak, Second Place and Tony Infussi, Third Place
- Ceiling fan: Andrew Novak, First Place and Tony Infussi, Second Place
- Race car: Andrew Novak, First Place and Tony Infussi, Second Place
“Our maintenance team takes a great deal of pride in performing well at this annual competition, and we believe there exists a direct correlation to mastering their craft at our apartment communities,” explained Gene Parker, President of Continental Realty Corporation. “The skills our team practice on a daily basis assisting our apartment residents are reflected in these results. This work ethic also coincides with our corporate culture to perform at the highest possible level at all times, and in every situation. Everyone takes this competition seriously and these results demonstrate the excellence we strive for every day.”
Continental Realty Corporation, headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, is a full-service commercial real estate investment and management company. The privately-owned firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of more than three million square feet of space, as well as almost 10,000 apartment homes. Positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, the value of the portfolio exceeds $1.5 billion. For additional information, visit www.crcrealty.com