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A great evening of networking.
SERVPRO hosted a business networking event
On September 22nd, SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County hosted a networking event with Waukesha Chamber City Connect
Members were invited to come and network with other members. They enjoyed food and drinks while having conversations. The group was able to get a tour of SERVPRO's shop. After the tour the members enjoyed playing a few games of corn hole or bags.
Thank you to all that attended the networking event!
Brad and Sarah are SERVPRO marketing representatives.
Treats to our clients
Today was SERVPRO marketing representatives Brad and Sarah's last day making ice cream floats for the year.
Every year since 2011 SERVPRO makes either root beer floats or orange floats for our clients and/or people in the community. This is our way to say "thank you" for your business throughout the year.
This summer Brad and Sarah have visited 300+ people and made 245 ice cream floats. Every year they visit more businesses, hopefully they will stop at yours next year!
SERVPRO Sponsors Marketing Event at Beer Garden
SERVPRO Sponsorship Table
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was again a proud sponsor of another event through the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce. This event was a networking event held at a local beer garden called The Tap Yard. This is a great way to sample some local micro brews while enjoying our great Wisconsin summer weather.
This was another great opportunity to network with other local businesses, promote SERVPRO services and learn about other businesses to possibly market to.
For all your fire and water damage needs, call the professionals at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County. We also are the only SERVPRO in the State of Wisconsin certified in asbestos abatement. We also office mold mitigation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning (both residential & commercial) along with deodorization and biohazard and vandalism cleanup. Call us at 262-542-0900
SERVPRO Marketing Reps Visit Delafield Chambers Event
Marketing Rep Brad had a blast networking with other businesses in the chamber.
The Delafield Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business after Business event in Downtown Delafield on March 18th. SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was a happy to attend this very fun event and to meet many new businesses.
SERVPRO employees Brad (Marketing representative, pictured left) and Sarah (marketing representative, not pictured) had a busy night networking with other businesses in the chamber.
The History of Bags
We encourage everyone to please donate to help out all animals in need.
Us at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha do a bags tournament every year in order to raise money for different charities. This winter we held a tournament where all the earnings were donated to the Rodgers Behavioral Health Foundation. In total we raised $950 that will be donated to the Rodgers Foundation.
In honor of our upcoming fundraiser for HAWS and the Jefferson County Humane Society we have decided to look back on the history of how the game of bags was created.
Legend has it that a fourteenth-century cabinet maker by the name of Mr. Matthias Kuepermann created the game after watching children toss rocks into a nearby groundhog’s hole. Kuepermann was said to have been so concerned for the safety of the children that he utilized his carpentry skills and designed a safer game for them to play.
So, where does the “corn” come into play? Well, during this time, corn was utilized more often as a weight rather than a food because of its abundance. Kuepermann determined a bag of corn was much safer to throw than a stone.
(This information was found from https://www.cornholeworldwide.com/play-cornhole/history-of-cornhole/#:~:text=As%20Cornhole%20has%20become%20such,into%20a%20nearby%20groundhog's%20hole.)
We Encourage anyone to please join us as we raise funds for HAWS and the Jefferson County Humane Society at our bags tournament on March 6th, 2021. For more information about the tournament please contact us at (262) 542-0900.
SERVPRO Employee Volunteers To Help Local Women's Shelter
SERVPRO Employee Delivering Supplies
Redeem and Restore Center in Pewaukee, WI supports women recovering from sex trafficking by providing resources and services in a restorative care home where women can heal, discover their identities, and fulfill their God-given purpose.
Our marketing representative, Sarah, is helping this organization by delivering care packages to the Police Officers in Hartland. Officers are on the front-line interacting with women who are caught up in sex trafficking and exploitation.
To learn more about this organization and how they are helping women click the following link:
Redeem and Restore
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County is proud to help organizations in our community that helps our local citizens. We want to do our best to do what is right for our citizens.
If you have water or fire damage and want to use a local company who cares about the communities that we serve, please call SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County. 262-542-0900
SERVPRO Wants to Thank Our Vet, Steve, And All Others This Veterans Day
Thank you Steve!
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County would like to thank our military veterans and first responders for their service to our country and to our community. We would also like to thank our SERVPRO of our employees (Steve) who is a veteran of the United States Army!
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have service in the United States Armed Forces. Being a federal holiday of the US, the greatest event of Veterans Day is celebrated with huge respect, happiness and acknowledgement throughout the country.
Veterans day will look a little different this year with COVID-19, but here are some ideas on how to celebrate while staying safe:
- Ask a Veteran about their time in the military, and really listen to the answer.
- Hang a U.S. flag in your yard.
- Hug a veteran (only if they live in your home) and thank them.
- Ask an aging Veteran to share with you their favorite military story.
- Visit the gravesite of a Veteran.
- Send supplies to a local Veterans Support program for homeless veterans.
Due to Halloween, We Have Been BOO-P-ED
Even the Pets at SERVPRO Are Getting Ready For Halloween
Today we had a cute "crocodile" visit our office here at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha. Our costumed visitor is Ciara. She is a lab/ husky mix that came to Waukesha County Human Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) from Louisiana through the Wings of Rescue program. Her clear blue eyes will melt your heart. She stole the heart of our mold manager, Matt, and might not be available to adopt for long! BREAKING and CONFIDENTIAL NEWS! The Waukesha County HAWS and the Jefferson County HAWS will be the recipients of our 2021 Annual Bean Bags Tournament Fund Raiser to be held on March 6, 2021.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Participates in Local Chamber Event
Tina and Sarah Getting Ready To Pour Wine Samples
The Delafield Chamber of Commerce hosted their First Annual Wine & Brew Taste Testing event in beautiful Downtown Delafield on October 10th. SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was a proud sponsor and participant of this very fun event. Over 500 paying individuals were able to sample various flavors of wine and brew while also learning more about the local businesses.
SERVPRO employees Tina (co-owner, pictured right) and Sarah (marketing representative, left) poured samples of two different types of wine to thirsty patrons. "What a beautiful day and a great way to promote our business to local people who may not have heard about our services," said Tina.
Call 262-542-0900 to learn more about all the services that we are able to provide such as:
- Fire, smoke and soot
- Water removal and dehumidification
- Asbestos abatement
- Mold mitigation and remediation
- COVID-19 disinfecting
- Contents cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Duct cleaning
- Biohazard and crime scene cleaning and
- Vandalism clean up
Wisconsin Governor Proclaims September as Chamber of Commerce Month
September 2020 is Chamber of Commerce Month In Wisconsin
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed September as Chamber of Commerce month! Now more than ever, we believe that businesses need their chamber members.As a member of the countywide chamber of commerce for Waukesha County, we and other members remain committed to making our region the best place to do business. Relationships with local public officials ensure that policies that affect businesses in Waukesha County will help, not hinder, them. Relationships with educational institutions ensure that students are being prepared for real-life, family-sustaining jobs right here in our community. Relationships with business leaders in industries such as restoration, manufacturing, construction and health care chambers of commerce to facilitate best-practice sharing and growth. Relationships with chamber members, who represent companies of all sizes and industries across southeast Wisconsin, ensure that we are truly the unified voice of business in Waukesha County. Chambers of Commerce are a key driver of business relationships in our communities. We believe that relationships built on integrity and trust drive growth. These chambers will continue to connect local business people to support lasting, meaningful relationships. And to our local chamber partners from each of the municipalities in Waukesha County, thank you for all you do! Together we can make Waukesha County the best place to live, work and play. SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County is a restoration company that is proud to be a member of this and other chambers within the communities that we serve. For all your fire and water damage needs, call SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County. 262-542-0900
SERVPRO Sponsors and Hosts Local Marketing Event
SERVPRO Sponsors Business After 5 Networking Event
As a way to promote your business and share your services with other local businesses, SERVPRO sponsored an event called Business After 5. Other local businesses and chamber members are invited for food and drinks to network and learn more about another local business.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County recently sponsored an event. We provided the food and drink and was able to demonstrate with attendees some of the unique equipment used on various jobs along with reasons why that equipment is important.
In this photo you can see a weighted extractor that technicians ride on in order to remove more moisture from carpets. Also, a hydroxyl machine and an ozone generator (shown on the table) are used to deodorize after fires.
For more information about all the services that we offer, and there are many, please call us at 262-542-0900
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Sponsors 2020 Golf Outing
SERVPRO Sponsors Local Golf Outing at Western Lakes
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 marked the annual Delafield Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was proud to be an annual sponsor of this event. This year the event was at Western Lakes Golf Club.
Not only was SERVPRO a sponsor, but they also played in the event. In this photo, franchise owners Todd and Tina Szada stand next to their sign advertising their business.
Todd and Tina both feel that being a part of community is not just a great way to advertise the business, but it is a way to give back tot the community. By attending these events and providing sponsorship, we believe that it demonstrates a willingness to participate and a willingness to help.
Call 262-542-0900 to learn more about all the services that SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County has to offer. Whether it be fire damage, water damage, mold remediation, asbestos abatement or deodorization, we are here to help!
Subcontractor To SERVPRO Sponsors Set of Bean Bag Boards For Future Fund Raising Tournaments
Local Vendor Advertises On Bean Bags Boards At Fund Raising Tournament
At the conclusion of our latest annual fund raising bean bags tournament in March 2020, SERVPRO management had the idea to ask local businesses if they would like to sponsor a set of boards to be used at each future event. This would allow the businesses the opportunity to showcase their business to all tournament participants and visitors on tournament used boards for all to see and photograph.
We would like to thank Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings for being a sponsor of this great event and now having the opportunity to advertise their business at each fund raising event that we hold. Please visit their website to learn more about what this business can offer you with new flooring and window coverings. http://www.floorsandwindows.com/
If you are interested in being a sponsor and advertising your business on a set of boards to be used at each annual event, please contact Todd at 262-542-0900 for more information.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County is proud to have hosted fund raising events for Susan G Komen and the National Fallen Firefighters Association. Please consider being a part of these great events to help provide support for organizations that need our financial assistance.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Fire & Water Clean-Up and Restoration. "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Receives Thank You From the Delafield Chamber of Commerce
Delafield Chamber is Moving
HUGE thank you to SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County for helping us move our large office items into the new space! We are so grateful for chamber members like you!
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha congratulates its High School Graduate Employee and all Students!
Congratulations Alli! Latest graduate to join our SERVPRO team!
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha would like to congratulate all 2020 graduates. It is unfortunate that due to the current pandemic we can not celebrate as normal, but we can honor you.
In particular, SERVPRO would like to congratulate Alli, a 2020 graduate from Jefferson High School. Alli has been employed as a part-time employee and we would like to honor her in this blog. Please enjoy what Alli wrote about herself.
As a recent high school graduate, I have a lot of learning to do. SERVPRO has helped me since I was 15 and has taught me many life lessons I would have never learned otherwise. I’m very grateful to have so many people who are supportive of my endeavors in my career and personal life. The amount of life knowledge I’ve gained from my time here is invaluable. Not only do I know how to immediately respond to a disaster should it happen, but I’ve also learned how to help stay hydrated when it's extremely hot. Or that occasional light headedness can often be combated with eating more greens. I've learned that sometimes life isn't pretty, but it doesn’t last forever. The lessons you learn at work don’t have to be based on your job title, they can be based on life skills and experiences as well. Throughout the character developing experience we call high school I've also been involved in the character developing experience of working for SERVPRO, and for that I can't express my level of gratitude.
Congratulations Alli! We are very proud of you and glad that you are part of the SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha team!
Things To Do Right Now to Fuel Future Business Growth
Continue working toward growing your business.
The COVID-19 crisis has hit small business owners in a variety of ways, and many of you likely have more time on your hands than you did before. We at SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha are always looking for tips as well to improve. And when we see good information, we want to pass it along.
Here are some ideas to help maximize your future productivity and ensure you hit the ground running when you are able to work at full throttle again.
1. Take time to learn
There are many opportunities to up your game right now. Participate in webinars or do research to learn about new skills or how to improve on what you are currently doing. There are many free online skill development opportunities that will paint your path to further career growth.
Additionally, look over the curriculum at your local education institutions, including the community colleges that can offer custom online learning and certification opportunities, particularly as they apply to business education.
2. Stay in “shape”
No one has to tell you about the physical toll being "safer at home" can take on your body. Consider an exercise program that can keep you in “shape” so your body doesn’t scream for mercy once you put it back to work.
You’ll find all kinds of stretches, yoga exercises and workouts online and in a variety of magazines. Don’t own equipment? No worries. As the old saying goes, “All you need is sticks and bricks,” and you don’t even need those to do a pushup.
3. Shine up your billboards
Whether you own one pickup or a fleet of vehicles, your vehicle makes a statement, much like a billboard does, on the road and in the driveways and parking lots of the places you work. And that statement is particularly relevant in your line of work.
So now’s the time to do the minor body repairs, detail your vehicles, wax them up, and be sure they send a positive message about your company out in public.
Additionally, how about creating a logo for your door panel, or upgrading your current logo? Consider getting the input of a professional graphic designer, many of whom, like you, have some free time on their hands these days.
4. Catch up on maintenance
While you’re considering how to use your vehicles as billboards, use this time to make sure they stay in peak operational shape. Check tires, change the oil and do the preventive maintenance things you otherwise don’t have time for when you are doing your regular work.
Your work equipment could be in line for some attention, too. If you’ve noticed a leak in something, consider getting that fixed.
5. Assess your website, social media presence
It’s time to reach out to your markets. Let’s start with your website. Is it working as hard as it could be? It might be five years old or more by now — is it representative of you and your business today? It may look functional to you, but try to see it through the eyes of a prospect who’s checking you out for the first time. Is it painting a picture of your business that you want a prospect to see?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn — get out there, make friends and show off your capabilities. Now is the time to make a video or simply post photos and show some of the room and building transformations that you have authored.
6. Clean up your lists
Your databases are like that junk drawer in the kitchen. There are things you put in there 10 years ago and haven’t thought about since. Use this time to perform database hygiene and weed out information that is obsolete.
And while you’re in there, make a note of which past customers may want additional services. Once you’ve identified a target list, consider what might be the most effective means of reaching out and reminding them that you are “their restoration provider.”
7. Check out some new tools
Communication tools such as Zoom and CompanyCam are game changers for contractors who are juggling multiple projects at once and are often faced with the need to share photos or videos as quickly as possible.
Additionally, take time to bring yourself up to speed on some of the tools available to make building estimates easier. Learn about different estimating programs to help build estimates, in addition to access to data sheets and product information.
For all your fire and water cleanup and restoration needs, or mold remediation or asbestos abatement, SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha is here to help. We will help make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today 262-542-0900.
But we also offer so much more. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to be known as your:
"Deep cleaning sanitation company" or your "Professional commercial or residential cleaner" or your "Local commercial or residential cleaning company." If you do an online search for "emergency cleaning service near me" or "emergency cleaning company near me," we are hopeful that you will find SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha.
Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
How to Make Physical Distancing Work for Your Family
Tips for physical distancing at home.
Physical distancing has presented parents with challenges that most of us have never faced before. Adjusting to working at home can blur the line between family life and work life.
Many of us at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha are parents, so just like you, we’ve been looking for strategies that will work for our families. Below are just a few approaches we’ve found so far.
Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate.
If both parents are trying to work from home, remember that you’re on the same team together. Try to set up a schedule that suits everyone. Some of us are taking shifts, where one parent works from 8:30am to 12:00pm, while the other cares for the kids, then switching from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Make a plan, but leave room to be flexible.
…Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults…
Include your kids.
Ask your children to “help” in ways that make sense for their ages. You might help them make a “Time to Work” sign for you, then explain that when you hang it on the door, that means you need to concentrate. Help them make special artwork for your workspace—especially if you’ll be in video meetings. Your kids are more likely to respect boundaries between work time and family time if they feel invested in both.
Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds… Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Set realistic expectations.
“Productivity” looks different right now than it did three months ago. And, most of the people you work with are likely dealing with issues very similar to yours. Be a living example of the things you hope to receive from others. Give grace to your coworkers, to your children, and to yourself.
The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
As much as you can, enjoy this time you have together. It may be hard to remember right now, but just a few months ago, many of us were trying to find ways to spend more time with our kids. It’s true that our current circumstances come with real challenges. But, it’s also true that we have the power to choose how we respond. We can see them as setbacks that are causing us pain, or as opportunities to draw our families closer than ever. If you are looking for a deep cleaning sanitation company who specializes in both professional commercial cleaning and professional residential cleaning, call SERVPRO of SW Waukesha 262-542-0900. You can search for emergency cleaning company near me or local commercial cleaning company and you should find SERVPRO of SW Waukesha.
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INVITATION: SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County To Disinfect First Responder Emergency Vehicles
SERVPRO to Donate Disinfecting Services in First Responder Emergency Vehicles
We at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County would like to give something back to our local first responders. As a way of saying "Thank You" to them for their service and for putting their own safety at risk to protect us, SERVPRO, is offering to clean and disinfect all First Responder Emergency Vehicles from biohazards, including coronavirus and various types of bacteria. This is all done free of charge to our service people. We want to make the people in these vehicles feel safe while they are serving our community and protecting each of us.
For all First Response Vehicles, we offer towel surface disinfecting and microbial misting. If you are interested in having your vehicle disinfected, please call the office to RSVP so we can assign you a specific time. This event will be held on April 23, 2020 at our Waukesha location from 10 am until 2 pm.
If you have concerns about virus exposure and a need to have your home or business cleaned and disinfected, please call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County/Oconomowoc 262-542-0900.
4th Annual Bean Bag Tournament - Donations by Tim Jandt
Donations received from Tim Jandt
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha continues to promote the 4th Annual Bean Bag Tournament Fund Raiser. Part of that means sharing some of the donated items from local friends and businesses. Like last year, again all proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. This is SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha's way to give back to the communities that we serve.
As you an see in this photo, these are some of the 80+ items that have been donated by local businesses and friends of SERVPRO to help support this wonderful event. These photos show the various wood products that were donated by Tim Jandt, a local friend to SERVPRO. We have other items for raffle as well. To see more of Tim's creations, visit his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TIMSHW/
The event in 2019 raised over $4,000 and we are hopeful that we will exceed that amount this year.
To learn more about this event or to make a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, please call our Marketing Department at (262)542-0900, and ask to speak with Brad and he will assist you.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Donates To The Community
Tina, a Long-Term Employee of SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County, Delivers Hot Food to a Local Homeless Shelter
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County knows how important it is to give back to the communities in which we serve. One very good way of doing that is donating prepared hot meals to a local homeless shelter in Waukesha, WI
During the months of October and November 2019, the employees at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County had a contest where all employees were placed onto two different teams to compete against each other to see who can donate the most money. We are proud to say that the winners were the people in the community since the money raised was used to purchase food for the shelter.
In the month of January, some of the money was used to purchase food and prepare a hot lasagna meal with mixed salad, bread and dessert. Clothing and board games were also donated to the shelter. The photo shows one of the SERVPRO of SW Waukesha employees delivering the hot meal.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County is proud be able to give back to the communities that we serve in different ways.
To learn more about SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and the emergency fire & water damage restoration services that we provide, please call at (262) 542-0900.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Chosen As January Business Of The Month
Flyer Announcing SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County As The January 2020 Business Of The Month
Realty Executives - Integrity, a member of the City of Waukesha Chamber, selects a business that they feel is doing a great job within their industry and of supporting and participating in the Waukesha Chamber.
We are proud to say that SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County was selected as their January 2020 Business of the Month.
The mission of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce is to provide resources, support and collaboration opportunities to develop and strenghthen community businesses.
The City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce's vision is to foster a vibrant and desirable community to live, learn, work and play.
To learn more about SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and all the services that we offer, please visit our website:
You can also call us at 262-542-0900 to speak with one of our certified restoration technicians. SERVPRO, we make it "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Attends Waukesha Business Connect
Networking Opportunity for SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County And Other Local Businesses
Networking with other businesses in our service area is very important to the success and growth of an organization. SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County takes this seriously as we know that connecting with other businesses and professionals in the area is vital to our community growth and business growth.
As a result, the employees at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County are proud to say that we are members of the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce. Two of our marketing professionals attended a recent Waukesha Business Connect After 5 p.m. to meet other professionals interested in networking and expanding their customer contacts. This latest event on January 15, 2020 at a local Waukesha restaurant allowed professionals to meet other people and share information about the company they work for and they role they play.
If you are a person who feels that using local businesses is important to our community and helps in growth and develop, then you should contact us. When you have water damage or fire damage or need help with deodorization and mold and asbestos abatement, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County. 262-542-0900
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County Supports Community
The Women's Center of Waukesha County
The owners of SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County have been blessed with the opportunity to own a SERVPRO. It has allowed us the opportunity to meet so many new people from new neightbors, customers, insurance agents and adjusters, property managers, local first responders and other referral sources. We are grateful for the privilege to help those people in our community that need help, whether it be from a disaster or general services. We want to give back to the community and help promote those organizations in Waukesha County that are also helping people. Therefore, we will routinely "spotlight" organizations that are doing great work to help those in need.
Today we would like to share information about The Women's Center, which provides safety, shelter and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking. Click on the following link to learn more about their mission to help those in need in Waukesha County.
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha Couny Thanks Our Veterans
Thank You To Our SERVPRO Employees Who Are Miltary Veterans And To All Our Veterans Everywhere
SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County would like to thank our military veterans and first responders for their service to our country and to our community. We would also like to thank our two SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County employees (Steve and Dayle) who are both veterans of the United States Army!
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have service in the United States Armed Forces. Being a federal holiday of the US, the greatest event of Veterans Day is celebrated with huge respect, happines and acknowledgement throughout the country.
Here are some ways to honor Veterans and Veterans Day!
1. Attend a Veteran's Day Event.
2. Ask a Veteran about their time in the military, and really listen to the answer.
3. Hang a U.S. flag in your yard.
4. Ask an aging Veteran to share with you their favorite military story.
5. Visit the gravesite of a Veteran.
Fund raising competition at SERVPRO
At SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County, we try to do fun, team building activities to get to know our co-workers beyond our job duties. Sometimes we will do an activity in conjunction with a fund raising project. Today we started a “Penny War” where all employees are divided into two different teams to raise money. Dollars and copper coins are positive points and silver coins, which are given to the opposing team, count as negative points. All money collected during this “penny war” will be given to the Waukesha County United Way campaign which will be helping the Meal Train for the Waukesha Overflow Shelter. During the months of December, January and February, SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County will be donating meals to help feed those individuals with need in our community.
Please call SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County with any questions about water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, asbestos abatement, deodorization or other general needs. 262-542-0900
SERVPRO Employee Helps Save Crash Victim’s Life
After a recent weekend shift, a SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County employee witnessed a vehicle collision where one car was impacted on the side by a another vehicle that went through a stop sign controlled intersection. The driver of the car that caused the collision had some type of medical condition that caused him to stop breathing. Our employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a certified first responder and knew what to do. Our employee safely removed the driver from the vehicle and proceeded to start chest compressions as he was not breathing and had no pulse. Fortunately, the driver began breathing on his own quickly. After the fire fighters arrived and took over the scene, our employee stayed to be a witness for the police. Our SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County employee is a true hero and we are proud that he is part of our team. Thank you for your efforts and for all first responders!
3rd Annual Bags Tournament
3rd Annual Bags Tournament
SERVPRO SW Waukesha County Raises $4,000 in Support of National Fallen Firefighters Foundation “Giving back to our community is very important,” says Todd Szada, co-owner of SERVPRO SW Waukesha County. Along with his wife and business partner, Tina, SERVPRO raised $4,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They hosted their third annual bean bag tournament in March 2019 to help raise funds for this very worthy cause. The first two tournaments raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money for breast cancer research. This year they decided to raise funds for a cause where they see so much devastation in their daily business. “We get called to many fire losses and each fire is unique. However, the one common thing is the need for firefighters to put out that fire,” said Szada. “We understand that the first responders put their own safety at risk to help others and we also know that sometimes these first responders get hurt or lose their lives while trying to help others. We wanted to show our support and say thank-you to these families that experience tragedies for members of first responders.” The money raised was given to the National Organization and will be dispersed to families that lost a love-one who was a first responder. Please visit their website to learn more about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation or to make a donation https://www.firehero.org If you have questions about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation or have a fire loss that needs professionals to help with the clean-up, please call SERVPRO Southwest Waukesha County (262) 542-0900.
Helping the Community in a Storm Event
Ground water in a basement. #SERVPROsouthwestwaukeshacounty
Three to four times a year we experience a microburst of rain or bad weather. Today was one of those days. Having the severe weather last night and a total of 6 inches of rain over the last 4 days, we have a HUGE increase in the volume of calls for emergency water damage. We will have crews working all through the weekend to help as much as possible. Unfortunately, at times like this, we just can’t provide help to everyone that asks us.
People assume that when they have all this water in their basement that insurance will cover the damage. However, in many cases, ground water intrusion is not a covered event. Sump pump failure usually is covered, but water coming in from under the foundation or through the foundation typically is not covered. In times like these, we recommend that you call your insurance agent to determine if you have coverage. We are not licensed agents so we cannot interpret insurance policies or determine coverage. When there is no coverage, the customer can decide to pay for services as a “self-pay” or find another solution. Remember to call SERVPRO when you need water or storm damage restoration services. We are always here to help!
First Responder Nomination
The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl is a national sponsorship that falls under the First Responder Program.
First Responders that go above and beyond the call of duty to protect our loved ones deserve to be honored. SERVPRO works closely with First Responders in our line of work. When it comes to our friends and family, how often do you refer people you know who do good work, are trustworthy, and always come through for you? The same is to be said for First Responders. Nominate your First Responder by emailing SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County at smr@SERVPRO9841.com by September 27th, 2019. The candidate we pick will receive a cooler filled with tailgating supplies and the nomination will be sent in to the national drawing.
The First Responder that is selected to be honored at the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl will win a trip to Dallas with flight, accommodations and tickets to the bowl game for two.
SERVPRO's partnership with PGA
SERVPRO is the proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA Tour.
SERVPRO and PGA
SERVPRO® is proud to be the Official Cleanup and Restoration Company of the PGA TOUR.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,650 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss events. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO® System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.
SERVPRO® will initiate marketing efforts across multiple PGA TOUR platforms; including tournament activation, national media, access to national TPC courses and business networking opportunities. In the upcoming year, SERVPRO® will partner with the PGA TOUR and TPC Clubhouses to develop emergency ‘Ready’ plans to insure business preparedness in case of weather related or other disasters.
With the SERVPRO® Ready Plan APP and Emergency Ready Profile, tools created for property managers and owners, business interruption can be minimized by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business. Visit www.SERVPRO.com/ready for more information.
2nd Annual Bags Tournament for Breast Cancer
Our tournament champs won these boards.
We were able to donated $3510.00 to Susan G Komen for breast care in Waukesha County as well as donating money towards breast cancer research.
A special THANK YOU to the businesses that sponsored our event.
Kohl's, Denali Realty group, Nationwide Flooring and Window, Caring Transitions, Precision Service Consultants, Wood Specialists, Alexander Plumbing, Smoke Out, R & R Insurance, CRDN, Hanson Landscaping, and Leben CPA
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the businesses that donated to 2nd Annual Bags Tournament!
323 Electric, Advocare, Chad Whelan, Bark & Bag Boutique, Bissett-Manke Agency, Brian Bauer, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Clip Art by Julie Husted, Express Care Walk-in Health Clinic,Great Harvest Bread Co., Ironwood Golf Course,Jersey Mike’s, Lumber Inn, Norwex by Julie Husted, Panera Bread, Pepsi Co., Pizza Hut, Point Burger Bar, R & R Insurance, Rosati’s, Spring City Rox Bar, Steeple Pointe Homes, Target, Transform Fitness, Wood Specialist.
Congrats to our tournament champs, Erick Belus and Charlie Luko!
We hope to see everyone again for our 3rd annual tournament.
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Home or Business in Waukesha County
We are IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
2nd Annual Bags Tournament
1st Annual Bags Tournament
Last year (2016), SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County held it's first annual bags tournament. SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County was able to raise $3000 to donate to Susan G Komen. We had 25 teams that compete for the grand prize which was a set of boards and bags.
SERVPRO of Southwest Waukesha County will be hosting it's 2nd annual bags tournament on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. SERVPRO wants to be able to donate more this year (2017).
We are looking for companies to join us by either donating to the event or sponsoring the event.
If you have any questions or are interested in joining us for this event, please contact John, SERVPRO marketing representative at (262) 542-0900.
Together we can make a difference.