All Three New Jersey Maintenance Mania Champs Make Nationals!

MONROE, NJ –David Berryman (Kamson Corporation), Kevin Berryman (Kamson Corporation) and Tony Cintron (Morgan Properties) who were crowned champion, first and second runners up respectively at the New Jersey Apartment Association’s 2011 Maintenance Mania will ALL represent New Jersey and the Northeast at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Maintenance Mania Championship, held during the 2011 Education Conference in Las Vegas later this year.

This year’s NJAA Maintenance Mania Champions lead the country in maintenance skills as Berryman, Berryman and Cintron placed eighth, twelfth and thirteenth respectively out of over 4,000 competitors nationwide. 

“I’d like to congratulate our champions – David, Kevin and Tony - who exemplify what owners and managers are looking for when hiring maintenance crews in the multi-family industry,” says Jean Maddalon, Excutive Director of NJAA.  “We are extremely proud to be sending not one, not two, but THREE of our exceptional maintenance professionals to Las Vegas this summer. Go New Jersey!”

The Maintenance Mania Championship will be held at the National Apartment Association’s Education Conference & Exposition from June 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Maintenance Mania consists of eight maintenance skill based games: Armor Concepts Door Jamb Armor Installation, Fluidmaster Toilet Repair, GE Appliance Repair, Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation, Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test, Price Pfister Faucet Repair, Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation, and the Philips Race Car Competition. Contestants were required to build a racecar from maintenance products ahead of the event and raced it down a 32' long track for the eighth and final event.  
  
NJAA secured a record attendance for competitors this year with a total of 77 competitors. Please visit www.njaa.com to learn more about Maintenance Mania and the Association.


About Maintenance Mania

Maintenance Mania is a national competition sponsored by the National Apartment Association and its affiliates and presented by HD Supply, a leading distributor of maintenance and renovation products. The top regional maintenance technicians with the best times from the 2010-2011 Season will be selected to compete for the chance to hold the national title of Best Maintenance Technician. The top finalists asked to compete in the Maintenance Mania® National Championships 2011 will receive free airfare, hotel accommodations, and registration to the NAA Educational Conference and Exposition in New Orleans.  In addition to HD Supply, national event sponsors include Fluidmaster, GE, Armor Concepts, Kidde, Kwikset, Price Pfister, Philips, and Seasons.  


About NJAA

Founded in 1986, the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) is a statewide organization of apartment owners, managers, builders, developers and those involved in allied industries. The Association is designed to advance and protect the welfare of the apartment industry in New Jersey. NJAA represents managers and owners of more than 170,000 rental units throughout the state as rental housing is home to over one-third of all New Jersey families. NJAA also serves its membership’s interest on a national level through its affiliation with the National Apartment Association (NAA). For more information about apartment home living in New Jersey along with NJAA events and activities visit www.njaa.com <http://www.njaa.com> .

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