F&C Takes Home Multiple IAA Awards

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It’s an exciting day at the Flaherty & Collins Properties corporate office following last night’s 2014 Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) Midwest Multifamily Conference President’s Dinner, where the Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence were handed out. Flaherty & Collins Properties was recognized and nominated in several categories, winning seven (7) awards – the most of any company.

We are very proud of all our winners, listed below:

Prodigy Awards

  • Axis – Color Advertisement: More than 200 Units
  • Axis – Brochure: More than 200 Units
  • The Residences at Keystone – Color Advertisement: Less than 200 Units
  • Vision 1505 – Industry Related Innovation
  • Flaherty & Collins Properties – Best Corporate Online Marketing (Corporate Website) – www.flco.com 

Awards of Excellence Winners

  • Gavin Greene –Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Alma Slash – Rick Stapp Regional Property Supervisor of the Year

The President’s Dinner marks as the culmination of the annual Midwest Multifamily Exhibition and Education Conference. The IAA hands out awards to member apartment communities and management companies in a variety of categories. These award winning communities and companies represent the “Best of the Best” in the their designated category.

Congratulations to our F&C family members for all their hard work and efforts to achieve these honors, we’re very proud of you. And special kudos to Alma Slash and Gavin Greene on being named Awards of Excellence winners – they are an integral part of the F&C team!

As a F&C Blog bonus, here are a couple samples of Axis’ winning work:

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Maintenance Mania 2014

Another Indiana Apartment Association Maintenance Mania is in the books!

This year was the 8th annual Maintenance Mania event, where attendees compete in seven skill-based events and a race car competition where the participants make pinewood derby cars out of maintenance materials. These table games are built around common maintenance activities. Some of the time events are standard for MM programs: Water Heater Installation, Faucet Installation, Flush Toilet Conversion, Icemaker Installation and a Deadbolt Test. For more information, check out http://www.iaaonline.net/sections/mania.php.

In addition, Maintenance Mania includes a series of seminars to promote different topics of interest in the field.

During the competition, Flaherty & Collins brought 41 of our maintenance staff to compete in the timed events – the largest (and loudest!) group at the event.


As always, racing the cars was one of the highlights of the day.




This year, we brought home two trophies. Paul Palacios, an accountant out of our corporate office, took home second place in the Frigidaire Icemaker Installation event. Thanks to our cheerleaders, we also brought home a spirit award! MM4 MM6

Maintenance Mania Fun

Last night, a group of the Flaherty & Collins maintenance team members attended the official kickoff to this year’s Indiana Apartment Association Maintenance Mania challenges, hosted by Sullivan Commercial Supply. Each year, maintenance team members from around the state come together to compete in timed events built around different tasks that maintenance encounters on the job each day. The Maintenance Mania National Championship will determine who is the fastest maintenance technician in the country. Two individuals from each region will get to attend the NAA Conference in Dever to compete for the title in June.

The kickoff event is a great time for maintenance team members to come together to practice each event and work on improving their times. There’s lots of excitement in the air as the timed events get started and everyone tries their hand at getting the fastest time. This year, we had one big winner from Flaherty & Collins…

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Paul Palacios at Maintenance Mania Kickoff 2014

Paul Palacios! Paul took home the best time in four of the seven events. He won the Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test, Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation, CFG Faucet Installation, and the Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion. Great job, Paul!