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Projects are Proceeding at The Salvation Army

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, February 1, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hello RFMA Members,

There has been numerous projects completed over the past several weeks at the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (SAAR) in Phoenix. They have made a significant impact of the organization by saving them valuable capital dollars along with improving the overall moral of the residents. Thanks in advance to the all the companies and individuals who are making this happen. Following is a brief review of the completed jobs:

-          Mad Jack’s Asphalt and Concrete replaced numerous areas in front of the warehouse where the SAAR delivery trucks have worn out and cracked the existing parking lot. The amount of replacement was huge and it looks great.

-          Roll-A-Shade supplied and replaced window coverings with blinds in over 40 rooms in the facility. These make the room ambience better and will be a tremendous help during the brutally hot Phoenix summers.

-          Legacy Air paid for new dropped ceilings that were installed in the movie and rec rooms and KDC Construction removed the existing and installed the new. Take a look at the photos. The rooms look great.

-          Red Lobster supplied the new red carpet squares for the movie and rec rooms along with the hallway in the first floor. Progressive Flooring completed the installation. Looks sharp. The residents love their newly remodeled rooms.

-          KDC Construction made numerous repairs in the kitchen BOH to the walls and ceilings. New FRP was installed throughout. The kitchen staff was impressed.

There are still a few projects remaining and they are scheduled to start in mid February. The existing 40 year old a/c coils in the 30 residents rooms will be replaced. This will help the rooms maintain a cooler temperature in the summer and save on utilities. The Salvation Army purchased all the units and Micah Dyer, CRFP, with Legacy Air is coordinating the installations. The installing companies are: Legacy Air, Andrew's Refrigeration, and TDIndustries.

I continue to be humbled by our membership who consistently donate their time, services, and/or money to this worthwhile event.

Also, special thanks to the Project Managers: Vern Huskey, Starbucks, Micah Dyer, CRFP, Legacy Air, and Tim Vanacker, CRFP, Kilwins Chocolate Franchise, Inc. The overall project would not be where it’s at without their passion on coordinating and seeing the jobs get completed with minimal interruption to the Salvation Army.

Stay tuned for more updates. We’re not done yet!

Dover and out.

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Projects Are Rolling !!!

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Thursday, December 7, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hello RFMA members,

Projects are moving along nicely at the Salvation Army in Phoenix. Following is a brief summary:

-           All the ceiling fluorescent ceiling light fixtures in the first floor were upgraded to LED type, saving valuable utility and replacement bulb dollars. Thanks to Vixxo Sign and Lighting for supplying the fixtures and Legacy Air for installation. The new light levels are great.

-           All the shower stalls in the east side of the community restroom have been completely rebuilt and are now usable with no leaking downstairs. The center section with all new sinks, mirrors, lights, plumbing fixtures and soap dispensers is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by Christmas. The final phase of rebuilding the west side shower stalls will commence in January. Thanks to CGP Construction, TD Industries, Ferguson Plumbing, Creative Materials Corporation, Galaxy Builders, KDC Construction, Panda Restaurant Group and Starbucks for donating the materials and labor to complete such a large project. It looks sharp and the residents are proud to be using the new facility.

-           A new concrete floor was poured in the old walk in cooler/freezer location in the kitchen BOH area, thanks to Andrew’s Refrigeration. This room will now be used for storage.

-           Roll-A-Shade will be installing new window coverings in over 40 rooms which will make a big difference after the old curtains were removed.

-           Big thanks to Westrock for supplying the construction dumpster(s) for all the above mentioned projects.

-           Another thanks to Legacy Air for warehousing the equipment and materials used for several of these projects.

-           A new water softening system was supplied and installed by Kinetico. This will help immensely with water quality and equipment maintenance due to the high hardness of the water in Phoenix.

-           Thanks to Chipotle for supplying materials and their own labor to completely remodel four(4) existing employee restrooms in the second floor. Made a big difference.

-           A new BOH kitchen exterior door was supplied and installed by Vortex Industries. It looks great and increases the security for the Salvation Army kitchen staff.

-           Special thanks to the following companies that provided financial donations which helps fund the projects being completed: Painter Ready, Enevo, Inc., CGP Construction, KDC Construction, Clark Service Group, Desert West Builders, and DMC Facility Services.

-           Thanks to Major Dennis Earnhart of the Salvation Army and all of his staff who have been patient with the work proceeding in their facility.

-           A new a/c coil was supplied and installed in one of the residence rooms by Legacy Air for better cooling as it was over 40 years old. Made a huge difference. There are 32 more rooms with this system and we are feverishly looking for donors to purchase these.Trane will supply these at their cost. The approximate cost is $1000 per unit. Please contact me if you are interested in making a donation for some of these as they are needed. Feel free to contact me at: or phone me at (972) 805-0905, x-3.

-           Last, but definitely not least, a big shout out to the Co-Project Managers, Tim Vanacker (Desert West Builders), CRFP, Vern Huskey (Starbucks), and Micah Dyer (Legacy Air), CRFP. These guys have done a great job in getting donators for these projects and supervising them. None of this would be possible without their passionate assistance.

Stay tuned for more updates. We are on target to have the entire project completed by our conference in March. I truly apologize if I missed anyone in their contribution to these wonderful projects.

Dover and out



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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 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: 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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