The Collier Companies is pleased to congratulate Bennie Santiago, Service Manager, for his accomplishment in being the overall event winner of the Bay Area Apartment Association’s Maintenance Mania on February 3. As the overall winner, Bennie will travel to the National Maintenance Mania to compete to be National Champion.
Bennie competed with several other service professionals from the Bay Area Apartment Association, BAAA, at the Egypt Shriner’s Activities Hall in Tampa, Florida. The Maintenance Mania is a national competition by The National Apartment Association, NAA that includes eight events where maintenance technicians compete against each other in timed, skill-based games built around common maintenance activities. Besides being the overall event winner, Bennie placed first in the Season’s Ceiling Fan Installation and Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion competitions. He placed second in the CFG Faucet Installation, Kiddie Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation, and the Bradford White Water Heater Installation. He placed third in Frigidaire Ice Maker Installation and Kwikset Smartkey Key Control Deadbolt competitions. Winners from each local event get a chance to travel and compete at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition on June 23 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bennie’s attitude and skill exemplify the Change Agent nature The Collier Companies, TCC, instills in each employee. Bennie is currently a two-year veteran of TCC and serves as the Service Manager at Lakeside Apartments in Brandon, Florida.