E&S Ring maintenance professionals and executives volunteer to help build bikes and raise funds for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights
CULVER CITY, Calif. – Several team members from E&S Ring Management Corporation participated in the California Apartment Association of Los Angeles (CAA-LA) Maintenance Olympics on April 17, 2012, as part of CAA-LA’s ongoing commitment to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights.
The CAA-LA Maintenance Olympics celebrates multifamily maintenance professionals through games and timed repair competitions. This year, service technicians, maintenance managers and supervisors “showed their stuff” by participating in six challenging competitions at the Salesian Youth and Family Center on 4th Street. E&S Ring sent six teams of two to compete, along with four community business managers and the general manager for Mariner’s Village in Marina del Rey, who volunteered their time at the registration table. For one of the games, the teams assembled 30 new bikes, which were presented to the children for their bike club. An awards presentation, raffle prize winner and bike presentation followed the Trade Show event, which featured about 40 of the top maintenance and supply vendors in Los Angeles.
“It was a rewarding experience to watch the maintenance teams roll in the bikes and see the looks on the kids’ faces go from complete shock to complete joy,” said Valerie Kunz, Portfolio Manager for E&S Ring Management Corporation who serves as Regional Chair for CAA-LA. “I know our entire E&S Ring team was honored to be a part of this event, and give something back to our community in such a tangible way. As a multifamily industry leader in Los Angeles, E&S Ring has a responsibility to not only support local neighborhoods, but also the city’s future generations. The CAA-LA Maintenance Olympics was a proud moment for us.”
The CAA-LA Maintenance Olympics is part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles. In 2011, the association organized a comprehensive effort to renovate the Salesian Boys and Girls Club on Wabash Avenue, a nearly 100-year-old building that once served as the Jewish Menorah Center for youth during the 1920s and 1930s. With the help of Valerie Kunz and Stuart Strother, the maintenance director for E&S Ring, CAA-LA helped galvanize local vendors to donate an estimated $250,000 worth of labor and materials towards the massive renovation project, which consisted of repairing and replacing the building’s indoor gym ceiling, painting the indoor pool area, repairing parking lot leaks, painting the building exterior, removing unsafe trees and landscaping work. The renovation was completed in October 2011. On March 3, 2012, the Los Angeles City Council and Councilmember Jose Huizar presented Certificates of Appreciation to CAA-LA members and the 14 different companies–including E&S Ring—who volunteered their time and resources to the renovation effort. During the ceremony, CAA-LA also presented a $1,000 donation to the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Scholarship Fund. The funding came from raffle drawings at CAA-LA events in 2011.
About E&S Ring
With over 50 years in the multifamily industry, E&S Ring has been providing high quality service, dependable results and excellence in management since 1959. E&S Ring’s multifamily communities are concentrated in Southern California, with a strong presence in Northern California. In 2011, the organization expanded to Oregon, Nevada and Washington through a partnership with Matteson Companies, bringing their total management portfolio to over 11,000 apartment units in four Western states and 800 boat slips in the Marina del Rey harbor area adjacent to several of its properties. The company has performed $55 million in renovations at three communities in the past five years. For more information, visit www.esring.com.
California Apartment Association, Los Angeles is a division of the nation’s largest statewide trade association for owners and managers of rental properties. The organization serves the rental housing industry in greater Los Angeles County; its members own and operate more than 65,000 units of rental housing. For more information, visit www.caanet.org.