The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly on San Francisco’s Prop C and Prop D

Let's face it, San Francisco has morphed and the cost of living has increased exponentially. With an upcoming election for San Francisco...Prop C and D are kind of a big deal as they're focused on very important topics: childcare funding and the homelessness issue. Though each Proposition tackles different issues, they are reaching for the same [...]

What’s In A Building Name?

If you think of any place in the world where people can connect by saying, "Oh yes, I've been there or I've always wanted to go," that place most likely has a name. Disneyland, The Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, The Great Wall of China... And some of the most iconic places in the world [...]

How Amenities Set Your Building Apart

From multi-housing to office building atmosphere... You've gotta admit, the amenities department has stepped up its game. When the competition to retain and gain tenants gets fierce, buildings need to deliver essentials like bathrooms, HVAC systems, and proper ventilation.  But now, it goes beyond convenience. It requires thinking bigger and using imagination to reach deeper [...]

5 Reasons Your Building Could Be Making You Sick

If you're developing a close relationship with your tissue box or experiencing headaches, eye irritation, difficulty breathing or concentrating, nausea or dizziness while in your office or residential building, then you might be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome or SBS.   What is Sick Building Syndrome? Sick Building Syndrome is defined as "situations in which [...]

What LEED Certification Can Do For Your Tenants

If you're walking around building condensed streets in the Bay Area, you have likely seen the term "LEED Certified" embellished on an entry wall. Whether commercial or residential, this rating system can be found everywhere and anywhere. And that's great while you're outside getting some fresh air, enjoying the sunshine (unless you're in SF and Karl [...]

3 Ways To Improve Tenant Retention

Think of it this way: If you worked hard at setting yourself apart from the rest to finally get the girlfriend or boyfriend of your dreams... and then all of a sudden, you stopped giving them the same attention you were giving before, do you think you'll still have the same relationship with that person? Heck [...]

9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Owner of Century Building Maintenance

Meet Christy McGuire, the owner of Century Building Maintenance. Originally from Modesto, Christy moved to the East Bay and achieved her lifelong goal of becoming a business owner. She is incredibly dedicated to her team and does a damn good job as a leader! Here are nine questions we asked that you probably didn't know [...]

When Earth Hands You Earthquakes…You Make a Safety Plan!

Last week, our safety topic covered earthquakes! So, we want to share what YOU should do if you're inside of a tall building during and after an earthquake. We all know that an earthquake hits without warning, but familiarizing yourself with these steps can be life-saving, especially in a situation where you may not know [...]

When To Choose Between a Soft Wash or Pressure Wash

The difference seems obvious enough: a soft wash releases a softer amount of pressure & hard pressure wash requires much more force. However, there's a little bit more to understanding the difference in a soft and hard pressure wash when it comes to choosing which service will benefit you best. It's common for people to [...]

What are benefits of soda blasting?

Soda blasting is when you take 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, and/or Fanta ....just kidding! The soda we're referring to is actually...drum roll, please...baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate/NaHCO3! This is the kind of soda that has tons of benefits, not only for your body but for buildings, too! We all know that baking soda is a wonderful [...]