Monster of a Window Cleaning Job at Duke Energy Center

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Monster of a Window Cleaning Job at Duke Energy Center

When property managers at Childress Klein wanted to do something special for their tenants on Halloween, they called on the team at Scottie’s for help. Two crew members from our Charlotte location dressed in costumes of the season (a werewolf and Frankenstein’s monster) and set about the task of cleaning windows at the Duke Energy Center. The Facility Manager for the tower acknowledged Scottie’s willingness to go above and beyond stating that, “Not only were the tenants thrilled; the owner was too. Your team continues to impress us with their great partnership.” At Scottie’s, we do whatever we can to live up to our motto, “Service Above the Expected!” There’s no job too big or too small, or too weird, for Scottie’s; even a monster of a window cleaning job like this one. Click below to see news footage of our spooky window cleaners by Charlotte N&O and Time Warner News. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article41946405.html http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2015/10/30/duke-energy-center-treated-to-halloween-trick.html

Window Cleaning Super Hero Trio Visits MUSC

Scottie’s Super Hero Window Cleaners strike again! Patients in the children’s ward at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, along with parents and staff, were treated to a visit from a trio of super heroes, high-rise window cleaning technicians out of Scottie’s Charlotte Division. The event offers an opportunity for a lively change of routine and a much appreciated break for the young patients who might be coping with lengthy periods of medical care.  Crew members from Scottie’s have partnered with healthcare clients throughout the southeast, in support of Super Hero Day, for several years. Gary McGrath, Vice President of Operations for Scottie’s, is more than willing to work these visits into the crews’ schedules. McGrath says, “As long as there are kids in the hospital, we’ll be happy to do whatever we can to cheer them up.” Click here to see additional photos at the Charleston Post and Courier.

Scottie’s Recognizes 20 Years of Service

Scottie’s recognizes three area Operations Managers for 20 years of dedicated service. Omar Estrada (Charlotte); Jose Aleman (Raleigh); and Brad Olmstead (Greensboro) have each been providing “service above the expected” to our clients for two decades. These gentlemen continue to represent the company well, exhibiting quality customer service and superior work ethic. All of us at Scottie’s are proud of their performance and accomplishments. Congratulations gentlemen and thank you for your hard work and dedication.

BOMA Raleigh-Durham TOBY Winners

 Scottie’s is proud to be a BOMA allied partner to these three local winners of the TOBY award (The Outstanding Building of the Year). Tri Properties, Avison Young and Lincoln Harris will represent the Raleigh-Durham Chapter in their categories for “Corporate Facility” (Quintiles Plaza); “Renovated Building” (The Landmark at North Hills); and “Suburban Office Park” (Palladian Center) respectively. Winners will be announced at the Southern Region Conference in April, which is being held in Charlotte, NC this year. Congratulations to our local winners and thank you for choosing Scottie’s as your preferred window cleaning vendor for these outstanding properties. Good luck!

Over the Edge for Special Olympics

It was a beautiful fall day in Charlotte to go over the edge for Special Olympics! Virginia Meltzer and friends successfully rappelled from the Fifth Third Center, fulfilling the challenge to help raise awareness and money for the organization. Rappelling from the 447-feet skyscraper wasn’t her only drop of the day. Virginia dropped $2,245 into Special Olympics’ coffers, far surpassing her goal of $1,000. Scottie’s has made a matching donation to Special Olympics as well. Congratulations Virginia! And thank you, to all who supported Special Olympics through Virginia’s efforts. Well done! Click here to view video.

Scottie’s Supports Special Olympics

Scottie’s Charlotte area rep, Virginia Meltzer, is often asked if she’s ever rappelled from a rooftop. She would like to do just that! If Virginia can raise $1,000 she will rappel from Fifth Third Center on September 27, in support of Special Olympics. Scottie’s has committed to match the donation Virginia raises. Special Olympics is an inspiring organization that transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and Scottie’s has long been a supporter. If you have ever known someone with this type of disability, you understand that this organization can make a profound impact on the level of their confidence. You can help Special Olympics ensure that everyone has the chance to reach beyond their own limits! Any amount you are able to give would be very much appreciated.  Click here to donate and come watch that window washing girl rappel on September 27! Many thanks for your support!

IFMA Greater Triangle Event a Success After Mulligan

The Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA had to take a mulligan on the first try at their 2014 annual golf outing.  The event was originally scheduled to be held at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary on April 30. But the day and the event ended in a wash-out. Round two, held on May 13, was a shining success. In fact, you might say a little too shining! Temperatures soared into the 90s. Although the heat did slow the pace of play somewhat, the tournament proceeded as planned. Scottie’s Commercial Window Cleaners and Exterior Diagnostic Services had a tent full of snacks and beverages on hand to give players a welcome break along the way. IFMA members and their guests stopped by for some much needed icy refreshment, which we were happy to provide. The appreciation shown by tournament participants is always a great reward and we are honored to be of service . . . on the course and off!

Scottie’s Window Cleaners as Super Heros

Once again Scottie’s window cleaners donned super hero costumes to pay a visit to the children at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. This is the second year that Scottie’s has partnered with the administrative staff at WakeMed to coordinate the super hero event. The managers and window cleaning crews at Scottie’s consider it a privilege and a pleasure to take part in such a joyful occasion. “We are more than happy to help make it happen again”, says John D McGrath, Business Development Rep for Scottie’s Triangle location. “The response was so positive last year, there was a great deal of enthusiasm for the project this year,” he added. Enthusiasm was indeed contagious as the super heroes appeared to the young patients, parents and staff. For a few minutes they were able to forget their circumstances and turn their attention to the surprise visitors outside the four-story high windows at the hospital. “It’s just a great way to put what we do to a greater use”, says McGrath. It looks like the window cleaners at Scottie’s  have found a way to put the sparkle in the windows and a day at WakeMed! Click here to view the Raleigh N&O coverage.

Scottie’s Stays Sharp In Safety

David Sartin, Division Manager for Scottie’s in Greensboro, accepts the SHARP award from Commissioner of Labor, Cherie Berry. The SHARP Construction award is given to contractors or subcontractors who demonstrate a strong commitment toward safety and health issues at a worksite. Scottie’s was recognized for our positive contribution in reducing injuries in the construction industry during a pressure washing project in Greensboro, NC. The award was presented at a luncheon at the Friendly Shopping Center, which has undergone a recent facelift. Scottie’s subcontracted with DH Griffin Construction Company to perform all of the post-project pressure washing at the property, which is owned by CBL & Associates. We are proud to be honored in this way. Many thanks to DH Griffin and the NC Department of Labor for recognizing our contribution to safety in the industry we serve.

NCHEA Celebrates Year 5 At Platinum Level

The SBS pressure washing and window cleaning group would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the board, committee chairs and members, and general membership of the NCHEA on five years running at Platinum Level in the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).  It is a rare achievement for ASHE Affiliates to obtain and no others have done so for five consecutive years. We are proud to be associated with this hard working and dedicated group of individuals within the healthcare industry.  Well done! Also, congratulations to Mike Elks for receiving the prestigious ASHE Emerging Leader Award this year for District 3.  Great job Mike!