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Hear From the Heroes Themselves

We have officially launched a cross-country campaign to shout out the heroes in maintenance who go under-appreciated for the hard work they do all around us. We spoke with several heroes in different professions and in different industries, and want to share some of the amazing things they had to say. Read their full stories here!

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UpKeep’s Unsung Heroes in Maintenance Campaign on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square, NYC.

To the heroes in maintenance who support and sustain our world, we want to continue to say THANK YOU for everything you do!

UpKeep, Unsung Hero in Maintenance, Maintenance Appreciation, David Hadley
David, his wife, and their two sons.

David Hadley, Franchise Owner at McDonald’s, wants the world to know, “There’s a misconception that Owners live in skyscrapers…when the reality is that we live in the communities we do business in. We truly care about our employees and our customers.” Thank you, David!

UpKeep, Unsung Hero in Maintenance, Maintenance Appreciation, Thomas Knudsen
Thom, his fiance, and their four daughters.

Thom Knudsen, Maintenance Coordinator at American Blending and Filling, says, “I’ve never felt closer to the community than I do now, because the bottles that I support and help make end up at stores right next door.” Thank you Thom!

UpKeep, Unsung Hero in Maintenance, Maintenance Appreciation, Dwight Cook
Dwight and his team at the plant.

Dwight Cook, Maintenance Supervisor at Springfield Wastewater Treatment, believes, “When you’ve got a good team, you can do anything.” Thank you, Dwight!

UpKeep, Unsung Hero in Maintenance, Maintenance Appreciation, Lauren Moghaddas
Lauren and her colleague, Art Lopez, at work.

Lauren Moghaddas, Additive Manufacturing Project Specialist at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, loves her work environment because “the mindset is, ‘Go ahead and learn,’ and I’m encouraged to take agency by creating my own projects.” Thank you, Lauren!

UpKeep, Unsung Hero in Maintenance, Maintenance Appreciation, Peter Rodriguez
Peter and his colleague, Brandon Nieves, at work.

Peter Rodriguez, Maintenance Manager at Beachfront Only Vacation Rentals, is proud of his work and his company. He says, “I’ve watched this company go on an exciting ride. It’s grown so much since I first worked here with my grandfather.” Thank you, Peter!