Voting Opens For Maintenance Hero Awards

Building Engines, a provider of comprehensive web and mobile property management software for the commercial real estate industry, has opened voting to the public for its first annual Maintenance Hero Awards. This unique competition provides maintenance techs and engineers with the opportunity to win the title of “Maintenance Hero” and receive some well-deserved recognition (and prizes!) for the tasks they do every day. CRE professionals nominated their “heroes” of choice from March 9 through March 15.

Four finalists were chosen by the Building Engines staff for each of the five categories, which include:

Tenant Service – Consistently exceeds tenant expectations.
Grace Under Pressure – Gracefully handles daily operational tasks and emergency/unexpected situations.
Equipment Guru – Excels at maintenance and equipment know-how.
Breaking Boundaries – Spearheads new process and technology efforts to achieve building efficiency.
The Moneymaker – Finds unique ways to save money with building maintenance.

The finalists are: For “Tenant Service” – Pedro Carrasco, Chief Engineer, JLL Michael Cupurdija, Building Engineer, CNL Commercial Real Estate Inc. Robert Nelson, Building Services Director, The Arbors of Hop Brook Jorge Salazar, Service Technician, Bozzuto Park Adams

For “Grace Under Pressure” – Richard Davis, Maintenance Technician, Ramco-Gershenson, Inc. Andrew Kachiroubas, Portfolio Chief Engineer, ABM Onsite Services West Jason Roderick, Maintenance Supervisor, The Grossman Companies Michael Sartoris, Building Engineer, Harsch Investment Properties

For “Equipment Guru” – David Koehler, Chief Engineer, Dewberry Capital Rudy Kozar, Assistant Chief Engineer, Urban Renaissance Property Company McKinley Ricks, Chief Building Engineer, Divaris Property Management Michael Savage, Maintenance, National Church Residences

For “Breaking Boundaries” – Dave Becker, Maintenance Supervisor, Flaherty & Collins Properties Juan Diaz, Building Engineer, DTZ Dennis James, Service Supervisor, Timberland Partners Daniel Sanchez, Building Engineer, NAI Norris, Beggs and Simpson

For “The Moneymaker” – Carlos Carranza, Operations Engineer, Transwestern Candido Corchado, Commercial Property Manager, Kensington Investment Co. Larry Hatton, Chief Building Engineer, NAI Norris, Beggs and Simpson Peter Ondrias, Automated Building Systems Coordinator, Manulife Financial.

One grand-prize winner with the most overall votes will receive $750, a feature in the Building Engines Blog, and of course, official bragging rights as a standout in their field! One winner for each category will also win $200. Thank you to our sponsors The News Funnel and Bisnow. Click here to vote! Voting closes on April 3 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Winners will be announced on our blog on April 8, 2015. About Building Engines Building Engines supports innovative commercial real estate owners & managers with web & mobile property management software that creates the visibility & control needed for more profitable operations, happier tenants and an identifiable brand. For more information, visit:

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