Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Three Stars of Pacific Tower

         Thanksgiving may be over, but it’s important to acknowledge the contributions of our three dedicated Pacific Tower superintendents: John McLean, Marvin Mendez and Forrest Graham. John has served PT for 14 years, Marvin 10 years and Forrest two years (but we’re hoping he’ll stay till his hair turns grey too). Besides the daily cleaning maintenance, garbage and recycling duties, the men are called upon for every event and emergency. They pad the elevator for movers and swab the deck when a keg gets spilled in the lobby – and worse.

       John has the additional duties of getting bids from vendors - from window washers to elevator repairmen. John also coordinates roof access for cell tower repair, and was key in scheduling the many competing vendors for our massive remodel project. He also logs in newbies, updates the Excel census files, passes out mail-box keys, rents out the Rec Room and logs in new canine residents; and when stuff breaks down, he knows how to fix it or who to call. John also does the monthly walk-thru with our Menas Manager – looking for things that might need upkeep or noting Rules and Regulations violations such as balconies being used for storage.

      Both John and Marvin have gone beyond the call of duty, racing back here for occasional after-hours emergencies, and Forrest gives up his weekends for us. Maintaining a building of twelve stories plus two garages requires constant vigilance and upkeep and The Pacific Tower Governing Board is so pleased to have such dedicated men helping us.