AAMD celebrates 20th Maintenance Olympics

More than 1,800 maintenance service technicians and apartment industry leaders gathered.

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver celebrated the 20th Maintenance Olympics at Denver Mart.

More than 1,800 maintenance service technicians and apartment industry leaders from across the state gathered together April 18 for a day of competition, fun and educational seminars in celebration of the maintenance profession in the multifamily housing industry.

“Today’s Maintenance Olympics serves as a testament to the fantastic work of a too-often overlooked segment of our industry – our maintenance workers,” said Mark Williams, executive vice president of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver. “The men and women who make up metro Denver’s maintenance professionals are among the hardest-working and most skillful workers in our region. We are honored to have the opportunity to highlight their important work with such a fun and fulfilling day, and thank all who joined in on the fun.”

This year’s Maintenance Olympics

The first Maintenance Olympics event took place in Denver in the year 2000 and hosted a few dozen apartment maintenance professionals. It has since grown to over 70 Maintenance Mania events across the nation with tens of thousands of people participating and competing for spots in the National Maintenance Mania competition held annually. This year’s national Mania event will be hosted in Denver June 28, in conjunction with the National Apartment Association’s Apartmentalize conference and trade show.

Attendees and participants received hands-on education with training in air conditioning installation, appliance repair, and more. Former Broncos running back Reggie Rivers and former maintenance director-turned-American Ninja Warrior Brian Arnold provided motivational speeches for participants.

The first Maintenance Olympics was held in 2000.

HD Supply and RediCarpet Sales of Colorado, in addition to other apartment industry supplier partners, sponsored the event.

Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining…