New Jersey Apartment Association’s Maintenance Technicians Selected as Finalists to Compete in 2012 Maintenance Mania® National Championship

The New Jersey Apartment Association announced today that, once again, three of their building maintenance managers will compete as Maintenance Mania® finalists. Dave Berryman, Steve Guzman and Bryan Brennan, who all work for The Kamson Corp., will be among the 20 finalists competing for the title of 2012 National Champion and named the fastest maintenance tech in the USA.

“We are very proud that all three finalists from NJ will be representing us at the National Maintenance Mania® competition in June,” says Jean Maddalon, executive director for the NJAA.  “It is a testament to the fact that while the competition is fun, they take the elements in the competition and their daily jobs, very seriously.”

 “The Kamson Corporation takes pride in our ability to attract some of the top maintenance talent in the country,” said Mike Beirne, Executive Vice President at The Kamson Corporation in Englewood, NJ.  “We appreciate and value the continued education through NAA affiliate sponsored events such as Maintenance Mania that allow our employees to stay at the top of their game.”

Mr. Berryman, Mr. Guzman and Mr. Brennan were among the more than 3,000 competitors across the nation, including 87 in New Jersey, who battled for a chance to become a finalist. Qualifying competitions began in August 2011, with NAA affiliates hosting more than 60 events across the country. Finalists were selected from each region to compete in the National Championship in Boston. Each finalist has been awarded an all-expense-paid trip to the event, to be held during the NAA Education Conference & Exposition June 28-30 in Boston.

“It is an honor to represent the New Jersey Apartment Association in the national Maintenance Mania event,” stated Dave Berryman, building manager for The Kamson Corp. and four-time winner of the New Jersey competition.  “Maintenance Mania is like our industry’s Olympics and we are honored to represent New Jersey.”

The championship, offered by the NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, marks the sixth season of the Maintenance Mania® competition. Each finalist will compete in a pinewood derby style race car competition and seven maintenance-focused challenges that test competitors’ maintenance skills and knowledge of the industry. The games are based on the most frequent maintenance issues, such as repairing a toilet or changing smoke alarms.

The technicians are competing for approximately $20,000 in cash and prizes, courtesy of the presenting and national sponsors. Grand prizes include a 55-inch LCD TV, $500 in HD Supply Facilities Maintenance catalog purchases, and an Apple 64GB iPad.

Spectators at the event can also enter for a chance to win a $500 cash prize. For more information about the event, visit www.naahq.org/maintenancemania.