Nationally-run competitive event built around common maintenance activities including installing door jams, replacing ceiling fan parts and replacing CO detectors
Continental Realty Corporation (CRC) captured 20 out of a possible 28 awards at the recently-held local qualifying competition for the 2013 Maintenance Mania championship, an event annually sponsored by the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, which is an affiliate of the National Apartment Association. Last year, CRC maintenance technicians captured 22 out of 27 awards, with the recent results continuing the company's three-year domination.
Held throughout the country in various cities, Maintenance Mania challenges maintenance and service technicians in a number of skill-based games including installing door jams and refrigerator gaskets, 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.
The 20 total awards earned by Continental Realty Corporation technicians included the overall prize winner, as well as individual placements of first, second and third for the entire event. Jon Machado, who handles maintenance activities for the company's Courthouse Square Apartments in Towson, placed first in the overall competition and now is eligible to compete in the regional Maintenance Mania championship.
Murray Jordan, Jr., who works for the company's Kenilworth at Perring Park project, finished second overall, and Ray Traver, who is assigned to the Kenilworth at Perring Park and Courthouse apartment communities, placed third overall. This marks the second year in a row that Continental Realty maintenance professionals finished in the top three spots of the competition. CRC professionals also placed fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth overall.
In a new category, JM Schapiro, Chief Executive Officer of Continental Realty Corporation took top honors in the executive competition, where five regional management company executives competed in a scaled-down version of the competition. The three competition categories were blinds installation, deadbolt lock and key test and faucet repair.
"Our maintenance team takes a great deal of pride in their day-to-day service and repair activities, and this consistent effort is mirrored at this friendly competition," stated Anne Angel, Vice President, Residential Division of Continental Realty Corporation. "They view these games as another opportunity to showcase their skills and problem-solving abilities, and demonstrate their overall abilities and professionalism. Because we consider our maintenance group the backbone of the company, we share their enthusiasm and passion to perform so admirably," she added.
The complete list of events at Maintenance Mania included: duo flush toilet conversion; blinds installation; CO detector installation; icemaker installation; lamp and ballast retrofit; and a race car made from maintenance parts competition.
Continental Realty Corporation, headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, is a full-service commercial real estate development and management company. The privately-owned firm manages a diversified portfolio of commercial office buildings and retail centers consisting of more than 2.5 million square feet of space, as well as apartment home communities featuring more than 7,000 multi-family homes. Positioned throughout Maryland and Florida, the value of the portfolio exceeds $1 billion. Continental Realty focuses on asset value generation achieved through expert leasing and property management activities and long-term ownership. For additional information, visit www.crcrealty.com.