January 16, 2015

Continental Realty Corporation Dominates Competition In MMHA-Sponsored Maintenance Mania Event For The Fifth Consecutive Year

1421414353_DSCN1509Organization places nine employees in top ten overall placement of competition—and company CEO JM Schapiro finishes first in Executive category

BALTIMORE, MD (January 16, 2015) – Continental Realty Corporation (CRC) captured 31 out of a possible 33 awards at the recently-held local qualifying competition for the Maintenance Mania® championship, an event annually sponsored by the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, which is an affiliate of the National Apartment Association. The company placed nine employees in the top ten overall individual finishers of the competition, and CRC CEO JM Schapiro finished in first place of the Executive category.

Tony Infussi, Jon Machado and Murray Jordan, Jr. – respectively – were the top three overall winners and each may be eligible to advance to the National Championship competition, to be held next year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Held throughout the country in various cities, Maintenance Mania® challenges maintenance and service technicians in a number of skill-based games including installing door jams and refrigerator gaskets, replacing parts of a ceiling fan, swapping out a toilet fluid master and substituting a new CO detector. The events are designed to replicate common maintenance activities performed on a daily basis in apartment homes.

The 31 total awards earned by Continental Realty Corporation technicians included the overall top prize winner for the third year in a row, as well as individual placements of first, second and third for the second consecutive year. Tony Infussi handles maintenance for Donnybrook Apartments in Towson; Jon Machado works at CRC’s Courthouse Square Apartments in Towson and Murray Jordan, Jr.is assigned to the company’s Kenilworth at Perring Park project.

JM Schapiro took top honors in the executive competition for the third year in a row, where five area management company executives competed in a mini version of the competition. The three competition categories were binds installation, deadbolt lock and key test and faucet repair.

“Our team continues to take extreme pride in our success at this annual competition, and we believe our performance coincides with the excellence we bring to the field on a daily basis,” explained Anne Angel, Vice President of Continental Realty Corporation. “Our entire maintenance teams invests considerable time to improve their skills, to provide high-quality and efficient work to our apartment residents. Their diligence, passion for excellence and enthusiasm is showcased each year at the Maintenance Mania competition.”