Monster of a Window Cleaning Job at Duke Energy Center

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

Glass Restoration Gives New Life to Stained Windows

Owner and President of Scottie’s, John McGrath, is an expert in the business of glass restoration. He was honored and happy to oblige, when the folks at High Rise Facilities Magazine asked him to share his knowledge on the subject. Although it’s preferable and less costly to maintain windows with a regular cleaning schedule, there is still another option to costly replacement if they do become marred with permanent stains. Click the following link to read the full article on how glass restoration gives new life to stained windows. Glass-Restoration-Gives-New-Life
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    High-Tech High-Rise Access for Window Cleaners at Duke Energy Center Tower

High-Tech High-Rise Access for Window Cleaners at Duke Energy Center Tower

Scottie’s window cleaners use high technology equipment to access Duke Energy Center Tower in Charlotte, NC. Management and Operations teams at Scottie’s realized long ago the need to have a dedicated Safety Director within the company to keep crew members trained and educated in the rapidly evolving world of commercial building maintenance. TWC News footage reveals how the massive apparatus makes it possible for window cleaning technicians to do their jobs on the second tallest high-rise in the Queen City. Click here to see footage and hear the TWC News story.  

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.

Window Cleaning at Evelyn D Reinhart Guest House

The Evelyn D Reinhart Guest House serves visiting families of patients being treated at Bon Secours St Mary’s Hospital.The facility, located at 1100 Libbie Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, officially opened its doors to guests in June of 2014. The 14,000-square-foot building has sixteen guest rooms, plus a shared kitchen, dining room, living room, children’s playroom, community room and two laundry rooms.  In order to sustain the Reinhart mission, community partners like Scottie’s were approached by the executive director of the guest house. Scottie’s provides window cleaning services for the facility, which relies heavily on contributions to sustain the operation. We are happy that we were able to oblige when the folks at St Mary’s reached out to us.

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!
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    High Rise Facade Access for Window Cleaning and Building Maintenance

High Rise Facade Access for Window Cleaning and Building Maintenance

Scottie’s window cleaning crews often find themselves in some very tricky spots. Today’s architectural designs make for some impressive buildings. But the intricacy of structural details can often create exterior building access and safety challenges.  Technology in building façade access has evolved to keep up with the ever changing demands created by today’s architecture. And window cleaning crews have had to keep up with today’s trends. Scottie’s team members have the experience and safety training to tackle even the most difficult high-rise window cleaning projects. Our in-house Safety Director ensures that every crew member is thoroughly trained on the equipment necessary to get the job done.  On-going training sessions and equipment inspections are implemented to ensure that safety remains a core company philosophy; and crew members are kept up to date on the most current building façade access technology employed in the exterior building maintenance industry. In an article by Kevin Thompson titled, Façade Access: Ups & Downs, Ins & Outs, we see how technology has revolutionized the high-rise window cleaning industry and the importance of having an experienced, well-trained window cleaning contractor for challenging high-rise projects. Click here to read the article in High Rise Facilities Magazine.