Maintaining an 180,481 square foot government occupied office building with a 6-story parking garage with 800 spaces is no small task. The building has approximately 1300 employees who work in shifts from 5:00 a.m. through 1:00 a.m leaving only a 4-hour shutdown Monday through Friday and work Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Eric works countless hours keeping the building in Class A condition for Building Owner and for Tenant. He is available 24/7 on call and is often called through the night to come in and make an emergency repair. In addition, he supervises Assistant Maintenance Engineer and has guided him into a successful maintenance career with the Building. Eric holds the Bank of America award out of San Diego, CA in construction and is well versed in all phases of construction and building maintenance and repair. He continually saves the building operating expense monies by shopping and wisely purchasing supplies and materials and is exceptional in fabrication and repairs that otherwise would be very expensive or almost impossible. He typically works a night shift in order to maximize repair time during the hour’s employees do not occupy the building. He has formed an excellent relationship with the tenant and meets the stringent requests and demands above and beyond what is asked of him. His tracking and operation of the BAS program have reduced utility costs and improved operation of the equipment. His diverse skills and pleasant positive attitude make him an outstanding asset to this building and to his Company. He is definitely worthy of Property Hero!
Interesting fact about finalist:
In my senior year in High School I earned the Bank of America Achievement Award in the field of Trades and Industrial Arts for General Construction.
What they love most about their job:
The diversity in working in a large government occupied office building that exists daily. I am able to work in all phases of repair and construction to keep the building operating at optimum. Also being able to connect with the people at Manco and at this building is most rewarding.
The piece of work technology do they depend on most:
The internet is invaluable in running our Building Automation System and in finding solutions to equipment issues that might otherwise not be readily available. I am able to find parts and materials not available locally and at the lowest possible costs to maximize operating expenses and reduce down times.