On October 26th, the Commercial Services team at JK Moving and Falcon Crest Contractors teamed up to host a Fall Training Camp for Property and Facility Managers. The goal of this event was to provide an educational, fun seminar geared toward commercial property managers and facility managers. We assigned a “Fall Training Camp” theme as a tribute to football season, and had a special guest with us — former Redskin and Super Bowl Champ, Ravin Caldwell.
To prepare a relevant agenda for the seminar, we asked several property managers what were the “hot topics” in the property management industry. As a result, the seminar focused on building protection, green cleaning, and certificates of insurance.
The event started with a detailed tour of the JK Commercial building, including, our Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) offices, Records Management Center, recycling areas, shred and purge bins, our specialty moving equipment (including a live demo of the Spider Crane), and our excess office products triage center. After the tour, we invited our guests to “tailgate” and network in our warehouse-turned-conference-center before the seminar.
Snapshot of the Seminar
- JK started the seminar by demonstrating how to properly choose and place building protection. The demonstration included three different types of floor protection, and we reviewed how to properly protect walls during an office move.
- Next, Tim Kerin, owner of Falcon Crest Commercial Contractors, discussed the most recent advances in green cleaning and cleaning supplies. Using multi-colored towels to demonstrate, Kerin explained the benefits of green cleaning. The multi-colored towels assure that only certain towels clean certain areas in a building (e.g. red towels for the bathroom), which prevents cross-contamination.
- Rutherfoord Insurance Company presented information on certificates of insurance, explaining what these are and their importance, for movers and other suppliers as well. Rutherfoord went into great detail regarding all the steps necessary to get a certificate of insurance. Certificates take time to obtain, so it’s important to plan in advance.
To conclude the event, there was a drawing for two tickets to a Washington Capitals game and two tickets in a suite for a Redskins game, as well as pictures with Ravin Caldwell. With the success of this event, we look forward to hosting more educational seminars. There was a lot of good information shared along with some great networking and we hope you will join us in the future. If you would like to be included in a future seminar please leave a comment below and we will be sure to contact you. In the meantime, read more about our Commercial Moving Services.