[VIDEO] What is Maintenance Mania®? | Bulk Item Removal lowers service ticket times

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[VIDEO] What is Maintenance Mania®?

Maintenance Mania® is a national competition where maintenance technicians compete against each other in skill-based games built around common maintenance activities. The competition includes a pinewood derby style car race where the cars are made out of maintenance supplies. The games are focused on frequent maintenance issues, plus one race car building competition. Competitors can participate in events offered by local NAA affiliates to win various local awards. Each game is supported through national sponsors.

Apartment Techs are handy, detail oriented self-starters that love to fix anything that is in need of fixing! The Service Technician’s role is a customer service oriented position that will fix anything a resident requests – well, almost anything. Service Technician are responsible for making sure the property and all apartments are in working condition 100% of the time, all plumbing, pools, appliances, light bulbs, etc.The work schedule is normally Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  But Saturday and Sunday hours as well.  These untold heros also provide crisis assistance on Holidays as well.

They bring a combination of hands-on maintenance and customer service. While they enjoy the hands-on work of replacing dishwashers or repairing damaged carpets, it’s their customer service skills that set their performance apart.  Their maintenance, construction or general labor background gives you the skills to handle any maintenance task.

NAA affiliates host Maintenance Mania® events across the country to recognize maintenance technicians with awards, prizes and bragging rights. Winners from each local event get a chance to qualify for a spot at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & ExpositionRead more.


2012 BAA Maintenance Mania Competition
Egypt Shriner’s Activities Hall, January 19, 2012



The Heats included:

  • Phillips Advance Lamp & Ballast
  • Retrofit Fluidmaster
  • Dual Flush Retrofit
  • GE Appliance Repair
  • Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
  • Kwikset SmartKey Key Control Deadbolt Test
  • Pfister Faucet Repair
  • Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation
  • Motorola & Niagara Conservation Race Car Competition
  • People’s Choice Race Car

Overall Winners
1st – Agustin Salgado Jr with 2:00:069
2nd – Amos Taveras with 2:05:262
3rd – Erik Norling with 2:16:778
4th – Dan Champagne with 2:18:531
5th – Bennie Santiago with 2:20:700


2011 National Winners

2011 Maintenance Mania National Champion (center)LAS VEGAS, NV – Jose Torreblanca earned the title of national champion Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) annual Maintenance Mania® competition. Torreblanca, a member the Indiana Apartment Association and employee of Van Rooy Properties, was among 20 people who qualified from a pool of nearly 4,000 competitors nationwide to battle in Las Vegas, for 2011’s title. Second and third place titles were awarded to Enrique Alarcon of Van Rooy Properties in Indiana and David Berryman of The Kamson Corporation in New Jersey, respectively.

The competition, offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, was held during the 2011 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. It consisted of eight maintenance-focused challenges that tested competitors’ maintenance skills and knowledge of the industry as they competed for the national title and $7,000 in grand prizes, courtesy of the presenting and national sponsors. The total prize package for winners and spectators totaled nearly $20,000.

Racing against the clock, these highly skilled maintenance professionals competed to see who was fastest at the Armor Concepts door jamb installation, Kwikset Smartkey key control deadbolt test, Price Pfister faucet repair, GE appliance repair, Kidde smoke and carbon monoxide safety installation, Fluidmaster toilet repair, and Seasons ceiling fan installation. The finale of the event featured a race car competition, sponsored by Philips, where competitors launched model cars that they built — using at least three maintenance products — down a pinewood derby-style track.

“Maintenance professionals are essential to the success and viability of the multifamily housing industry,” said NAA President Doug Culkin, CAE. “NAA is extremely proud to be able to shine a light on such an outstanding group of individuals through the Maintenance Mania® program.”

2011’s  national championship in Las Vegas attracted a record audience of more than 600 spectators into the Maintenance Mania arena. “As the presenting sponsor, we are amazed at how this program has grown over the past 5 years, and proud of how it connects maintenance professionals and local apartment associations within the apartment industry,” said Anesa Chaibi, President & CEO HD Supply Facilities Maintenance.

The finals in Las Vegas marked the end of the fifth season of the Maintenance Mania® competition. Qualifying for the competition began in August 2010, taking place at almost 60 events across the country. The 2012 national championship will take place this June in Boston, MA.

About the National Apartment Association
One-third of the homes in America are apartment homes and many of these homes are represented by the National Apartment Association, America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing which represents more than 6.1 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. The organization’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry.

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