Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management, Receives Uptime Institute┬« Leadership Award

Head of T5FM Recognized with Operations Pacesetter Leadership Award.

Atlanta, GA, USA — Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) (http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management), has received the Leadership Award as Operations Pacesetter from the Uptime Institute. The Award was presented at the Uptime Institute Symposium in recognition of T5FM’s role in earning the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 data center portfolio.

Under Mike’s leadership, all eligible T5 data centers received the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval including T5@Atlanta, T5@Charlotte II, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland. T5’s Tier III certified data center, T5@Charlotte VII, will undergo Uptime’s Operational Sustainability assessment later this year.

The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval provides a means to conduct risk analysis and validates the rigor and effectiveness of a data center operations team by an industry recognized third party expert in designing, constructing, and operating data centers.

T5’s data center portfolio received some of the highest M&O scores ever awarded by Uptime. The consistent high scores are attributed to T5FM’s team and proprietary operational methodology, the Four Pillars of T5FM: Safety, Training, Process/Procedures, and Customer Communication.

“We are delighted to see Mike receive the Uptime Leadership award. The award is testament to Mike and his team’s commitment to providing outstanding customer service,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. “Mike has been instrumental in the success of T5FM, not only providing outstanding service to T5’s customers but to their growing list of third party data center customers. The T5FM commitment to excellence is part of T5’s DNA and is reflected in the quality of data center operations.”

T5FM operates all of the T5 data centers, as well as enterprise data centers for Fortune 500 companies in finance, aerospace, retail, and technology. T5FM provides comprehensive facilities management services for business-critical data centers, including facilities operations, property and asset management, and remote hands. T5FM also provides data center consulting services, bringing the owner/operator perspective to data center owners as well as the operational expertise that earned the Uptime Institute’s recognition.

“I am honored to be singled out by the Uptime Institute for the Leadership Award,” said Casey. “Getting such high marks for the M&O Stamp of Approval validates our operational philosophy, our attention to detail, our pride in ownership, and our quest for continual process improvement. The M&O Stamp of Approval allows T5FM to set even higher benchmarks of performance for all our customers.”

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in 9 markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

Contact:
Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
mcasey@t5datacenters.com

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

Blumenfeld Group Awarded Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Chairman’s Circle-Diamond Level

The Blumenfeld Group of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ San Diego Central office has been named to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ esteemed Chairman’s Circle-Diamond Level for 2016.

San Diego, CA, USA — The Blumenfeld Group of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ San Diego Central office has been named to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ esteemed Chairman’s Circle-Diamond Level for 2016.

In addition, the Blumenfeld Group placed among the top 10 San Diego County teams for transactions and top 20 for sales volume in 2016.

The Chairman’s Circle Diamond designation is presented to the top one-half of 1 percent of agents in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ national network of sales professionals, based on closed transactions. The team was honored for its achievements recently at the brokerage’s national sales convention in Phoenix.

“Joel and his team have exceled by focusing on providing a superior level of service, credibility, and complex understanding of San Diego real estate,” Branch Manager Brent Consedine said. “As specialists in residential properties throughout San Diego County, their personalized approach to real estate has earned them the prestigious Chairman’s Circle Diamond award. It is well-deserved.”

“The tools and training provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are best in class, and the brand recognition is simply outstanding,” Joel said. “As a San Diego native, I am motivated to help sellers and buyers in all of our neighborhoods. Our team loves playing a role in helping our achieve clients the American dream of homeownership.”

Joel employs social media, plus mobile and online advertising to communicate with clients and to promote their properties. He keeps up to date through continuing education and by studying current market statistics and trends. In his free time, he works in underprivileged communities, enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and supporting local organizations to carry out the best advice he ever received: “What you give you will get back tenfold.”

To work with the Blumenfeld Group on the sale or purchase of a home, call 619-508-2192 or visit http://www.theblumenfeldgroup.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties proudly supports nearly 3,000 sales associates in close to 60 offices spanning the Central Coast to San Diego. In 2016, our expert agents assisted nearly 12,500 customers in selling or buying a home, with a total closed volume of more than $12 billion.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., and a member of HSF Affiliates, LLC. For more information, visit http://www.bhhscalifornia.com. To learn about career opportunities, call 858-523-4940.

Media Contact:
Glenn Grant
858-523-4835
glenn.grant@bhhscal.com

Rosendin Electric Receives 2016 DBIA Project/Team Award for Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center Project

Excellence Award in Educational Facility Category Presented for Creative Design-Build Collaboration and Expediting Solutions in the Field.

Rosendin Electric

La Palma, CA, USA — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, has received a 2016 Project/Team Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for its contribution to the construction of the Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center. The Monarch Center was one of three projects selected in the Educational Facilities category. Earlier this year, the Monarch Center project also received an Electrical Excellence Award from the National Electrical Contractors’ Association (NECA).

DBIA is the only organization in the United States dedicated to defining, teaching, and promoting best practices for construction design-build. To be considered for an award, a project must demonstrate the application of DBIA-defined design-build best practices, including bringing together team members during the proposal process, as well as close coordination from the design development stage through field construction and project completion.

The Monarch Center project represents a successful collaborative design-build project that offered Los Angeles Valley College the best design and value based on criteria, including mitigating any additional costs with expedited design-build solutions to address issues encountered in the field. Part of the challenge was completing the project without disrupting daily operations on the Los Angeles Valley College campus. The completed structure has a unique architectural design and houses the College’s bookstore, cafeteria, health services center, and other faculty and student facilities. The project was completed in 27 months at a cost of $46,661,760.

“The completed Monarch Center has an innovative design and interesting lighting and design features, such as roof lighting and a reflective canopy that eliminates the need for ground lighting,” said Dan Domenici, Project Manager for Rosendin Electric. “By working closely with the lead contractor, McCarthy Building Companies, and other project partners from the outset, we were able to overcome some unexpected challenges. Receiving recognition from the DBIA is something the entire design-build team can be proud of.”

Profiles of the winning 2016 design-build projects are available on the DBIA web site. Additional innovative design-build construction projects spanning education, transportation, technology, data centers, healthcare, and other industries are available on the Rosendin Electric web site, http://www.rosendin.com.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 6,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 97-year reputation for quality design and installations.

Rosendin Electric’s Southern California office is located at 5572 Fresca Drive, La Palma, CA 90623. Telephone: 714.521.8113. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Media Contact:
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
(408) 286-2800
busdev@rosendin.com

Santa Cruz Artist Mary Karlton Wins Award at California Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition

Santa Cruz artist, Mary Karlton, was awarded second prize in the “Human Factors” category for her painting “Sweet Summertime” by the Madera County Arts Council’s 2013 Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts juried art exhibition.

Ms. Karlton with her award-winning piece Sweet Summertime

Santa Cruz, CA, USA (October 10, 2013) — Santa Cruz artist, Mary Karlton, was awarded second prize in the “Human Factors” category for her painting “Sweet Summertime” by the Madera County Arts Council’s 2013 Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts juried art exhibition. The annual art exhibit, held at the Circle Gallery in Madera, was juried by renowned Santa Cruz, California painter and teacher Mike Bailey.

Ms. Karlton’s painting, which depicts a young boy enjoying a juicy red watermelon, celebrates the abundant fruits of the summer season. With its high-contrast chiaroscuro style and shimmery copper and bronze underpainting, the portrait has a vintage feel that simulates the look of old sepia-toned photography of the mid-twentieth century. The painting was inspired by an old photo of her father that Ms. Karlton discovered in a box of family memorabilia.

In 2012, Mary Karlton was awarded first prize for her painting entitled “How Are You M’ Lord?” by the Madera County Arts Council’s Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts exhibition, Pomegranate Festival category.

“Sweet Summertime,” along with the works of many other fine California artists, will be on display at the Circle Gallery until November 16. For more information about Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts and the Madera County Arts Council, visit http://www.maderaarts.org/celebrate-agriculture-with-the-arts-2013.

About Mary Karlton

Mary Karlton studied painting and printmaking in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Her style is eclectic with highly textured works that combine elements of collage, photography, and abstraction. She is captivated by the versatility and expressive potential of acrylic media. Her heroes in the art world are multifaceted and innovative – da Vinci, Lautrec, Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Klimt, Kandinsky, Schiele, de Koonig, and Richter.

Her work has been displayed in a wide array of exhibitions in Northern and Southern California, including museums, competitions, and galleries, and reproduced in various books and on wine labels.

Mary lives in the scenic coastal town of Santa Cruz, California with her husband, musician, and photographer Peter Sterbach. To learn more about Mary Karlton or to view her online gallery of artwork, please visit http://www.marykarlton.com.

About Madera County Arts Council’s Annual Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Showing

Originally funded by a grant from the California Arts Council, Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts has been a tradition and source of pride in Madera County and the state of California for 20 years. The contest promotes a broader interest in and understanding of agriculture as an industry while showcasing the work of professional California artists. It is a juried show, with approximately $8,000 in prizes offered across seven categories. In 2013, 180 entries from 79 artists around the state (up 27% from 2012) were received. Jurors selected 93 pieces, including watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings; pencil and pastel drawings; metal and clay sculptures; photography; and mixed media. 2013 marks the first year that photographic entries were fully integrated into all of the show categories, and the first year that paintings and sculpture were included in the “Human Factors” category.

For this year’s list of winners, or for more information about the Circle Gallery, Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts, or the Madera County Arts Council, please visit http://www.maderaarts.org/?page_id=334.

Contact:
Mary Karlton
Mary Karlton Fine Art
303 Potrero St., Suite 12B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 466-9660
mkarlton@earthlink.net
http://www.marykarlton.com