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What a Great Volunteer Day!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Wow, what a great Volunteer Day on Sept. 23rd at the Salvation Army in Phoenix. The weather was great and everyone's efforts were outstanding. I continue to be amazed by our membership's passion for giving back. Thanks to all who participated!! We had over 160 people on site painting the interior of the residence building, landscaping their exterior break area, and sorting and organizing clothes in the warehouse that will be sent to their local Thrift Stores. Additionally there were several mechanical & electrical repairs completed throughout the facilities. Also, the local Chipotle team led by Craig Buck completely gutted and remodeled four(4) individual restrooms. Special thanks to the following Project Leaders for their help:

- Keith Moore, US Exterior Maintenance & Repair

- Rory Moore, US Exterior Maintenance & Repair

- Teresa Phelps, DENTCO

- Kailee DeWitt, DENTCO

- Avis Jaradi, Northstar Painting

- Brianne Rechy, Parts Town

I also want to thank the overall Co-Project Managers for their excellent planning and coordination: Tim Vanacker, CRFP, from Desert West Builders, Micah Dyer, CRFP, from Legacy Air, and Vern Huskey from Starbucks.

Finally, I would like to thank the following companies who contributed directly to this great event:

- US Exterior Maintenance and Repair and DMC Facility Services for supplying paint.

- Paint Folks and Northstar Painting for supplying the paint sundries.

- DENTCO for all the landscaping materials and equipment.

- Cintas Managed Solutions for supplying the shirts, gloves, googles, and First Aid Kit.

- Starbucks for providing breakfast.

- P.F. Chang's for supplying lunch.

- Kinetico/Selecto for providing filtered water with reuable containers.

- Eco Trak Facility Management for providing towels.

- Pack-A-Drum for the trash bags.

- Legacy Air for warehousing materials.

- Westrock for supplying the dumpster.

Attached are a few photos showing the landscaping and clothes organizing during the Volunteer Day along with a group photo. Additionally their are a few pictures of some of the projects that are underway, namely the large community restroom remodel and the new kitchen exterior door donated and installed by Vortex Industries. The community restroom project is being supervised and completed by the following members:

- CGP Construction

- TDI Industries

- Creative Materials Corporation, thru the help from Panda Restaurant Group

- Ferguson Plumbing Supply

- Fox Restaurants

- Desert West Builders

- Vern Huskey, Starbucks

Also, all the interior ceiling light fixtures in the first and second floors of the residence building were replaced with new energy efficient LED type. the fixtures were supplied by Vixxo Sign and Lighting and installed by Legacy Air. They look great.

Stay tuned for more updates!!

Thanks again so much for your continued support.

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Kitchen Needs

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Monday, August 28, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

We are getting ready to begin one of the projects at the Salvation Army. The very large community restroom will begin renovations within the next week or so thanks to CGP Construction, TDI Industries, Creative Materials Corporation (Panda Restaurant Group), Ferguson Plumbing Supply, Fox Restaurants, Desert West Builders, and Vern Huskey from Starbucks. The work should be well along by the time of the Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. Don't forget to register. The main project for the workday will be mainly interior painting but there will be some exterior landscaping and organizing materials in their warehouse.

We are really needing help in the kitchen area for equipment. Following is what is needed:

- Commercial planetary mixer, similar to a Doyon BTF010, 10 quart model w/guard

- Steamer, Cleveland 22CET3, 3 pan electric or similar

- Double deck, full size convection ovens, 100,000 BTU's

- Gas range, 8-burner, Vulcan Hart or Bakers Pride equivalent

- Gas countertop griddle, 100,000 BTU's, Vulcan MSA 49-101, 48" model or similar

- 4 compartment S/S sink with 3 faucets, and 1 pre-spray unit (12 ft.)

- Electric 5 pan open steam well table unit

- New refrigerated salad bar cabinet with 2 pans and associated cabinetry

- GC for help in remodelling the BOH walls, ceilings, etc.

Feel free to contact me to discuss further at (972) 805-0905, x-3 or at jeff@rfmaonline.com.

Thanks for your support!!

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

The projects at the Salvation Army for RFMA Gives 2018 are getting ready to begin. The very large community restroom job is scheduled to begin by the end of August. Special thanks to CGP Construction, TDI Industries, and Ferguson plumbing for taking control of this vitally important job. Hopefully, we'll be able to see the finished product at the Volunteer Day.

We are still needing help in several areas. Following is a list of items where assistance is needed:

-           Kitchen remodel to include wall repairs and replacement (32 - 10 Ft. FRP panels, approximately 550 sq. ft. of stainless steel, paint ceiling & storage room, minor electric.

-           Numerous pieces of kitchen equipment to include: Commercial planetary mixer (similar to a Doyon BTF010, 10 quart model w/guard), Steamer (Cleveland 22CET3, 3 pan electric or similar), Double deck full size gas convection ovens, 100,000 BTU's, Gas range, 8-burner (Vulcan or Bakers Pride), Gas countertop griddle, 108,000 BTU's (Vulcan MSA 49-101, 48" model or equivalent), 4 compartment s/s sink with 3 faucets and 1 pre-spray unit (12 ft.), Electric 5 pan open well steam table unit, and several Metro shelving units.

-           Supply and installation of a new CCTV system

-           Replace ceiling tiles throughout the dining room, offices, hallways and other first floor areas

-           Replace drop in light fixtures to LED type in entire second floor

-           Painting throughout the entire facility (to be completed at Volunteer Day)

-           Supply paint and paint sundries for Volunteer Day

-           New folding style tables & chairs for dining room

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, sink, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing movie room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Provide exhaust fan for laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, etc.

-           Provide periodic pest control services

-           Replace existing parking lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Supply/install new shade sails in exterior break area

-           Replace fence

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

 

If you have any questions or are interested in donating, please contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or call direct at: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The Volunteer Day is Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Remember to sign up and register on the RFMA website.

Thank you so much for your continued support of RFMA Gives!!

Dover and out.

 

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RFMA Gives 2018 Potential Project List

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

We are off and running in getting projects assigned for RFMA Gives 2018 project at the Salvation Army, Adult Rehabilitation Center in Phoenix. Due to the fantastic generosity of our members the following items (projects) have been committed thus far:

-           Service repairs to existing and/or new equipment, General Parts, LLC

-           Hood/ductwork/exhaust fan cleaning, Hoodz International

-           Roll off containers for construction projects, Westrock, Waste Management, River Road Waste & Waste Harmonics

-           Upgrade interior light fixtures to LED’s, Stones River Electric and additional help will be needed

-           Upgrade hood fire suppression system, National Fire Protection

-           Water softener, Kinetico

-           New smallwares for kitchen, Franklin Machine Products (FMP)

-           EMS, Entouch Controls

-           Landscaping material for exterior break area, DENTCO

-           Concrete repair/replacement in parking lot, Mad Jacks Facility Resource

-           Repair/replace asphalt in parking lot area & stripe, Pavement Exchange, Ace Asphalt

-           Replace slats for fence, Ameritech Facility Services

-           Replace a/c filters, Bonded Filter Service

-           Food Safety Training, Lars Johnson

-           Financial Donation, Painter Ready

-           Replace 2’x2’ carpet squares in hallways throughout 1st & 2nd floors, Progressive Flooring

 

Current list of our remaining needs:

-           Kitchen remodel to include new hood, fire suppression, fans, floors, walls, s/s tables, etc.

-           Numerous pieces of kitchen equipment to include: double ovens, flat top grill, fryers, ice machine & bin, tilt skillet, reach in freezer, commercial blender and slicer, new salad bar including cold pans and equipment.

-           Replacement of two(2) existing exhaust fans

-           Construction of two(2) new offices in the BOH

-           Mini-remodel of existing storage room to include new wall covering, ceiling, and floor

-           Supply and installation of a new CCTV system

-           Replace ceiling tiles throughout the dining room, offices, hallways and other first floor areas

-           Replace drop in light fixtures to LED type in entire first floor

-           Painting throughout the entire facility (to be completed at Volunteer Day)

-           Supply paint and paint sundries for Volunteer Day

-           New folding style tables & chairs for dining room

-           Complete remodeling of existing community restroom to include new toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, flooring, shower stall remodels, mirrors, lighting, etc. Assume we will need several vendor members to partner together to complete.

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, sink, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing movie room to include new furniture, flooring, painting, ceiling tile, fans, lighting, etc.

-           Provide exhaust fan for laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles, lighting, etc.

-           Replace existing parking lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Add LED wall packs, including electric, on building to provide additional lighting in parking lot area

-           Supply/install new shade sails in exterior break area

-           Replace fence

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

 

If you have any questions or are interested in donating, please contact me at: jeff@rfmaonline.com or call direct at: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The Volunteer Day is Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Remember to sign up and register on the RFMA website when it becomes available in the next few days.

Thank you so much for your continued support of RFMA Gives!!

Dover and out.

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RFMA Gives 2018 Site Announcement !!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Monday, June 5, 2017

To all,

RFMA is humbled and pleased to announce our RFMA Gives 2018 site is The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center located in Phoenix. This year’s Project Co-Chairs are Tim Vanacker, CRFP, from Desert West Builders, Vern Huskey from Starbucks and Micah Dyer, CRFP,  from Legacy Air. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Phoenix area, the Salvation Army was chosen as a great fit for our association. Their mission is to provide holistic work-therapy, group and individual counseling, life skill development, and spiritual direction for their residents to abandon substance reliance. They help them combat their addictions, build their work and social skills needed to re-enter the workforce, regain health and stability, and restore families that have been disrupted. This location is self-funded 100% from their five (5) area Thrift Stores they operate in the greater Phoenix area. They receive no dollars from their parent organization. Feel free to visit their website at: http://phoenixarc.salvationarmy.org/ to learn more. We are very excited and looking forward to another wonderful and rewarding RFMA Gives project.

The following potential projects are listed below. Please review and let us know what you can provide for required equipment, labor, and/or financial donation. Signups are now being accepted for any of these projects.

RFMA Gives 2018, Salvation Army Needs

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS

-           Volunteer project managers – looking for individuals/companies who are local to the Phoenix area who are able to volunteer their time, services, and materials to manage and oversee portions of the project

-           Service providers willing to provide repair service to hot and cold side equipment at no charge to the facility as needed with their current equipment

-           Provide roll-off container(s) at various times for projects

BUILDING INTERIOR

-           Kitchen remodel to include new hood, fire suppression, exhaust and possibly MUA fans, floor tile, wall FRP replacement, etc.

-           Two(2) replacement exhaust fans

-           Cover several walls in kitchen with stainless steel

-           New BOH flooring

-           Build new chef’s office

-           Numerous pieces of new and replacement kitchen equipment to include the following: double ovens, flat top grill, double fryer, ice machine & bin, grill, tilt skillet, reach in freezer, industrial blender, slicer, salad bars, etc. More details will be provided

-           Smallwares to include: carts, knives, lexon tubs, loaded cup holders, floor mats, pots, pans, silverware, etc. More details to follow.

-           New CCTV security system for entire facility

-           Replace ceiling tile throughout kitchen, dining room and other first floor areas

-           Replacement LED lighting for entire facility

-           HVAC’s. Several package units needed. Sizes and number of units TBD.

-           Flooring throughout. Replace 2’x2’ carpet squares

-           Painting throughout the entire facility

-           New tables and chairs for dining room

-           Complete remodel of existing community bathroom to include all new sinks, exhaust fans, flooring, shower stall remodel, urinals, toilets, mirrors, lighting, etc. Very large restroom.

-           Remodel twelve(12) existing single unit staff private bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel four(4) existing employee bathrooms to include fixtures, flooring, lighting, etc.

-           Remodel existing recreation room to include new flooring, painting, ceiling tile and fans, LED lighting, and furniture.

-           Provide exhaust fan(s) for exiting laundry room along with new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles & LED light fixtures

-           Remodel “movie” room with a new ceiling fan, paint, and LED lighting.

EXTERIOR

-           Repave parking lot and stripe

-           Replace concrete drive in front of warehouse, adding a lane towards the admin building for their delivery trucks

-           Refresh existing break area with new stone for ground cover, new canopy style awning, and minor landscaping

-           Replace existing lot lights with LED fixtures

-           Add LED wall pack fixtures on building to provide additional lighting for safety & security

-           Replace approximately 40 single pane windows

-           Replace fence and slats

-           Replace store front glass


Feel free to contact me to volunteer for any of the above items or other donations. I can be reached at Jeff Dover: jeff@rfmaonline.com. Office number: (972) 805-0905, x-3.

The volunteer day is currently planned for late September. More information on the activities will be forthcoming. Feel free to respond back or call me with any questions. We will be holding our initial conference call shortly. Stay tuned.

Thanks so much for your continued support!!

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Interior Work Has Started at The Daily Bread !!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, May 19, 2017
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it was a battle but we finally received the building permit for the remaining work at the Daily Bread. There was a lot of behind the scenes support but a special thanks goes out to our architect, Scott Malenock, AIA, and one of the PM's, Ron Wilhite, CRFP. Work underway is as follows:

- Plumbing, new lines have been run in the foundation of the kitchen and several other plumbing jobs are currently being completed thanks to Roto-Rooter. Some supplies were generously donated by Florida Stainless.

- Electrical, new panels have been installed and several circuits have been ran in anticipation of the final kitchen remodel which is scheduled to start in mid to late June. Thanks to Facility Solutions for obtaining a local electrical contractor (Solaris) to complete. Also, special thanks to Stones River Electric for supplying almost all the materials along with Restaurant Lighting Concepts for the new exterior wall scone fixtures.

- A/C installations, new a/c units have been installed and the Daily Bread is much cooler. Some of these units haven't worked for years. Thanks to Performance Air for the installations and Trane and Johnson Controls for the equipment.

- Dining room ceiling, all the tiles have been replaced along with the light fixtures. Thanks to VMC Facilities for supplying and installing the tiles and lights and thanks to Stones River Electric, again, for supplying all new LED fixtures. It looks great and will save precious dollars on utilities.

- Demo work, thanks to Regions Facility Services, several areas of the kitchen and electrical room were demoed in anticipation of the electrical and plumbing work.

- Pest control, Amazing Pest Control provided their services to complete several treatments in vermin infested areas.

- Warehousing, thanks to National Distribution Service for providing needed storage space for equipment being, and soon to be used for the various projects.

- Special shout out to Pavement Exchange who was able to provide much needed funds to cover the cost of the masonry work throughout the building, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June. They, along with the following companies donated the money: Murphy Paving and Sealing, Atlantic Southern, Tibbs Paving, C&K Asphalt, Delaware Valley Paving, Alexander Sealcoating and Paving, Asphalt Solutions, AMERICOAT, and A&R Sealcoating.

- Dumpster, thanks to Waste Management for supplying a few construction dumpsters for the projects. 

- Lastly, big thanks to the Project Managers, Ron Wilhite, CRFP of Regions Facility Services and Mark Gomolla, CRFP of Red Robin Gorment Burgers. They have been tirelessly working on coordinating and completing these projects.

The Daily Bread employees have been great to work with and very patient with all the activities that have been happening. They continue to provide wonderful support to the local homeless community.

Stay tuned for more updates, thanks, and photos as the project progresses.

I'm truly sorry if I missed anyone or any company that has generously donated to these jobs.

Dover and out.


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Work Is Under Way!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Friday, February 17, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it's been a bit frustrating getting projects going at The Daily Bread but it's finally happening. The new roof is completed and looks great thanks to Royalty Roofing & Duro-Last. The parking lot repairs have been completed and now it's safe to drive inside the Daily Bread, thanks to Mad Jack's Asphalt and Concrete. And the a/c installations have begun thanks to Trane, Johnson Controls, York, and Performance Air. The interior work should be starting soon as we are in the final approval process with the City of Orlando Building Dept. for the permit. Projects should be well underway during our conference. We are still needing the enlistment of major electrical and plumbing support. Feel free to reach out to me to discuss. Stay tuned for future progress as the fun has started!!

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RFMA Gives Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Quick update on our project at the Daily Bread in Orlando. The main set of drawings have been completed and submitted to the city of Orlando for permitting. With a little support from Robert Stuart from the Daily Bread and Ron Wilhite, CRFP from Regions Facility Services, we are hoping to expedite the permitting process. Hopefully we will be able to get started in early January. Other items currently being permitted are the parking lot, roofing, and a/c installations. These projects should be well under way by the middle of January.

We have been fortunate to have several pieces of cooking equipment donated but are still in need of a couple electric tilt skillets. We also are needing a Florida registered electrician and plumber to complete several items in the facility. If interested, feel free to contact either myself at jeff@rfmaonline.com or one of our Project Managers at: ron.wilhite@rfsrenovates (Ron Wilhite), mgomolla@redrobin.com (Mark Gomolla) or kotto@redrobin.com (Kelly Otto).

Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!!

Stay tuned for more updates as the fun is just beginning.

Thanks for all who have donated!!

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RFMA Gives 2017 Update

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, November 3, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

First off, registration is now open for the RFMA Gives Second Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk during our National Conference at The Gaylord Palms on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. The $40 entrance fee will go 100% directly towards the RFMA Gives 2018 project in Phoenix. Each participant will receive a race t-shirt and race number. Feel free to register on the RFMA website.

Update at The Daily Bread: Currently the permit drawings are being completed and are scheduled to be finished in approximately two(2) weeks. They will then be hand carried into the city of Orlando permit offices and will hopefully be pushed thru quickly. Depending on when permits are received some of the major projects may begin in December but the kitchen remodel work will most likely start in early January. We are still needing new, or "gently" used kitchen equipment as per the following:

- ISS or Metro shelving for the dry storage area and walk in cooler/freezer

- New Age Dunnage Racks

- Reach-In Freezer, True (or similar) T-23F-2, 115 volt, 1ph

- Eight(8) Burner Range w/Convection Oven or a six(6) burner unit,, natural gas (or propane)

- Double Deck Convection Oven, Imperial (or similar) model #ICV-2, gas or propane

- Undercounter Dishwasher, Hobart (or similar) model LXEH, 120/208 V, 1ph

- Griddle w/Convection Oven base, Imperial (or similar) IRG 36, natural gas or propane

- Vacuum Packer, Henkelman model #42XL (or similar), 120V

- Tilting Skillet, 2 required, Cleveland model #SGC-30T1 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Can Opener, Edlund model #U-12 (or similar)

- Mixer, Globe model #SP30 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Hot Holding Cabinets, 2 required, Metro model #C519-HFC-U (or similar), 120V, 1ph, 2000w

- Work Top Refrigerator, True model #TWT-48 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Cold Pan, Atlas Metal model #WCMD-C-1 (or similar), 120V, 1ph

- Hot Wells, 4 required, Wells model #MOD-100TD (or similar), 120V, 1ph

For further details or questions, feel free to contact me or one of the Co-Project Managers, Ron Wilhite, CRFP, Mark Gomolla, CRFP, or Kelly Otto, CRFP. I can be reached at (972) 805-0905, x-3 or on email at jeff@rfmaonline.com.

Any help or donation would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

 

 

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RFMA Gives Back: 75F Experience

Posted By Kristen E. Johnson, 75F, Friday, October 14, 2016
It was a bright, sunny morning when we headed out to find The Daily Bread in downtown Orlando, Florida, where we would volunteer to help refresh a center that feeds the homeless and less fortunate. We were greeted by a large group of smiling faces alongside coffee and pastries. Thank you for the treats, Starbucks! We were given an emotional welcome speech from The Daily Bread community leaders. It was clear in both demeanor and words how overwhelmed the team was to see 160 eager faces, anxious to make improvements to the grounds and facilities. We quickly broke into groups that were in charge of landscaping, cleaning, organizing a clothes pantry, remodeling restrooms and painting. Each team was led by a designated task force leader who kept us energized and focused, while encouraging us to stay hydrated. The most grueling job was likely landscaping, as temps landed at over 90°F, with a heat index that was over 103°F! Around our lunch hour we took a much needed break to rehydrate and reenergize with a delicious meal. A special thanks to Olive Garden and KFC for donating the food. The incredible RFMA team provided a US map and everyone was encouraged to put on pin on their home. At the time we placed our orange pins on the Minneapolis area, we represented the most northern point on the map! It was truly rewarding to see so many individuals come together in pursuit of one common goal! With 160 hardworking people working as a team, we were reminded of what volunteering is all about. Thank you RFMA Gives for orchestrating such an impactful event. We loved being a part of it and we are proud of you for working to make a difference!

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