Calling All New Jersey Maintenance Professionals to Compete in Maintenance Mania 2011

On Wednesday, March 16th, New Jersey’s multi-family maintenance technicians will square off for the chance to become New Jersey Apartment Association’s Maintenance Mania New Jersey Champion in the ultimate maintenance showdown! The champion will also win the chance to represent New Jersey and the Northeast at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Maintenance Mania competition, held during their 2011 Education Conference in Las Vegas later this year.

Hosted by the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) and presented by HD Supply, the competition will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Monroe Township at 2:30 PM. The champion for two years running, David Berryman from Kamson Corporation, headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, completed all seven maintenance skill-based games plus the car race in an impressive 2 minutes and 52.992 seconds at the 2010 competition.

“Maintenance Mania offers New Jersey maintenance professionals the chance to demonstrate our skill sets,” said Mr. Berryman. “It was a thrill to win the title two years in a row, and to represent New Jersey and the Northeast in New Orleans at the national competition. I wish all this year’s competitors the best of luck.”

This year’s competition will consist of seven maintenance skill based games. Contestants will be required to build a race car from maintenance products ahead of the event to race it down a 32' long track for the eighth and final event. The games will include 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.

The car-check-in time will open at 1:30PM, followed by practice time from 1:30-2:15PM, and the competition will start at 2:30PM. An Awards reception will follow at 5PM.

NJAA secured a record attendance for competitors last year, so please don’t wait to register. Member registration for the competition and cocktail reception is $80; non-members $100. Spectators are welcome to attend the event. Tickets are $45 per person before March 4 and $60 per person after March 4. Please visit www.njaa.com to register or to learn more about Maintenance Mania.