A Record 11 Wins for Flaherty & Collins!

Last week, we mentioned that the Flaherty & Collins team had a busy few days ahead with the Ball State University Cardinal Job Fair and the 2015 Midwest Multifamily Conference both taking place.

Flaherty & Collins team at the President's Dinner 2015

After a few days to properly recover from our celebrations, we’re happy to share that the F&C team set a new record for the number of awards received at this year’s President’s Dinner on Thursday evening! The President’s Dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as it signifies both the culmination of the annual Midwest Multifamily Conference and a night to honor those communities and individuals that truly go above and beyond for their residents. This is the second year in a row that our team has brought home a record number of awards (with 7 awards last year and 11 awards this year!), making the evening even more exciting.

President's Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom 2015

For the Prodigy Awards, we’re proud to offer our congratulations to:

  • Axis for Best Mixed-Use Community
  • The Depot at Nickel Plate for Community of the Year (New Development)
  • Clark’s Crossing for Best Renovation Project
  • The Landing for Best Apartment Community Designed for Tax Credit Affordable Housing
  • RomWeber Flats for Best Apartment Designed for the Physically Challenged
  • 16 Park for Best Green Community
  • Westlake for Community of the Year (11+ years)
  • Riverwood for Best Brochure Under 200 Units

JMH wins Volunteer of the Year

For the Awards of Excellence this year, we’re proud to offer our congratulations to:

  • Flaherty & Collins Properties for the Gene B. Glick Spirit of Giving Award (the first time we’ve received this award!)
  • Jill Meals-Herron for Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year
  • Simon Diaz-DeLeon for Alberto Covarrubias Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

We’re incredibly proud to have such a great group of individuals working together for our residents throughout each and every Flaherty & Collins community. It’s always an honor for our team members to be recognized by the leading industry professionals for all of their dedication and hard work.

We’re looking forward to another year full of opportunities to show everyone what F&C is all about!

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…

maintenance mania kickoff 2014

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!