AAMD Hosts Successful Maintenance Celebration Event

Posted By: Christopher Dean Association News ,

On April 18, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver celebrated the 20th Maintenance Olympics at the Denver Mart. Over 1,800 maintenance service technicians and apartment industry leaders from across the state gathered together for a day of competition, fun and educational seminars in celebration of the maintenance profession in the multifamily housing industry.

“Maintenance Olympics serves as a testament to the fantastic work of a too-often overlooked segment of our industry – our maintenance workers,” said Mark Williams, executive vice president of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver. “The men and women who make up metro Denver’s maintenance professionals are among the hardest-working and most skillful workers in our region. We are honored to have the opportunity to highlight their important work with such a fun and fulfilling day, and thank all who joined in on the fun.”

The first Maintenance event took place in Denver in the year 2000 and hosted a few dozen apartment maintenance professionals. It has since grown to over 70 Maintenance Mania™ events across the nation with tens of thousands of people participating and competing for spots in the National Maintenance Mania competition held annually.  This year’s national Mania event will be hosted in Denver on June 28, in conjunction with the National Apartment Association’s Apartmentalize conference and trade show.

The event was generously sponsored by HD Supply and RediCarpet Sales of Colorado, and many other apartment industry supplier partners. “HD Supply and its leader, Ed Schell, have been a part of the event from the beginning” said Williams. “Ed and his team are really the backbone behind this special program, and have helped grow it each year”.

Attendees and participants received hands-on education with training in air conditioning installation, appliance repair, and more. Former Broncos running back Reggie Rivers and former Maintenance Director-turned-American Ninja Warrior Brian Arnold provided uplifting, motivational speeches for participants.

Maintenance Team Competition

Overall Best Scores

  • Bronze:  Greg Diehl, The Metro Apartments
  • Silver: Matt Chavez, 5151 Downtown Littleton
  • Gold: Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group

Kidde Fire & CO Alarm Competition

  • Bronze:  Meghan Gebhart, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver:  Shane Diehl, Commons Park West
  • Gold:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management 

Race Car Competition

  • Bronze: Keri Felton, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold: Mike Ramsey, Lex at Lowry

AO Smith Water Heater Replacement

  • Bronze: Matt Chavez, 5151 Downtown Littleton
  • Silver:  Justin Diehl, The Douglas
  • Gold:  Michael Perez, Poet’s Row

Smart Comfort Air Conditioner

  • Bronze:  Greg Diehl, The Metro Apartments
  • Silver: Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Shane Diehl, Commons Park West

Fluidmaster Toilet Repair

  • Bronze:  Greg Diehl, The Metro
  • Silver:  Matt Chavez, 5151 Downtown Littleton
  • Gold:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management

Frigidaire Icemaker Competition

  • Bronze:  Justin Diehl, The Douglas
  • Silver:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Matt Chavez, 5151 Downtown Littleton

 

Kwikset Key Control Competition

  • Bronze:  Matt Chavez, 5151 Downtown Littleton
  • Silver:  Justin Diehl, The Douglas
  • Gold:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management

 

Smart Burner Heating Element

  • Bronze:  Isaiah Hernandez, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver: Justin Diehl, The Douglas
  • Gold:  Lannon Quintana, Cardinal Group Management

Office Staff Competition

Smart Comfort Air Conditioner

  • Bronze:  Callie Draper, Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • Silver:  Devyn Nagao, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Isaiah Hernandez, Cardinal Group Management

AO Smith Water Heater Replacement

  • Bronze:  Shannon Cole, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver: Isaiah Hernandez, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Lindsey Bedinfield, Cardinal Group Management

Kidde Fire & Co Alarm Competition

  • Bronze:  Nick Morrison, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver:  Samantha Stallings, Line 28 @ LoHi
  • Gold:  Lindsey Bedinfield, Cardinal Group Management

Icemaker

  • Bronze:  Samantha Stallings, LoHi Gold Apartments
  • Silver:  Keri Felton, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Nick Morrison, Cardinal Group Management

Heating Element

  • Bronze:  Nick Morrison, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver:  Peralta Conception, The Metro Apartments
  • Gold:  Keri Felton, Cardinal Group Management

Key Control

  • Bronze:  Devy Nagao, Cardinal Group Management
  • Silver:  Nick Morrison, Cardinal Group Management
  • Gold:  Samantha Stallings, LoHi Gold Apartments