As an employee of the leasing group that manages our office building, I am involved in all maintenance tasks undertaken by my company. With our many accounts, a building could be brand new and still under construction, or it could be an existing building, in dire need of a face-lift. My department is in charge of even the most mundane of regular maintenance. Such as changing out old faucets, rebuilding the cabinet or just replacing the A/C filter. However, all these vendors are ready in case of an emergency, especially regarding plumbing and HVAC. My dad works in the accounts receivables department, so he helped me get a job in the maintenance division. Since we are responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep for the properties, we call many vendors daily to schedule necessary tasks, such as plumbers, carpenters, and our HVAC provider. In fact, we have our HVAC provider perform routine HVAC preventive maintenance at every location of ours, no matter what the size of the unit is. So naturally, when my girlfriend called to tell me that her air conditioning had stopped cooling, I turned to our company HVAC vendor. In no time at all, my favorite A/C technician had her apartment cool again and her air conditioner humming away with that familiar hum that is greatly missed when you are sitting on your couch sweating. I’ll see that same HVAC technician tomorrow at an apartment house that is getting a new heating and cooling unit and I’ll give him an update on my girlfriend’s A/C at that time.