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Luis Pedroza

R3 Award: Luis Pedroza

The 2018 November R3 Excellence Award goes to Luis Pedroza, a General ServiceTech for Orange County. Luis joined us in May and since then he has gone above and beyond for his team. Luis is Respectful, Reliable and Responsible! Congratulations to Luis for winning the R3 Excellence Award! Praise for Luis “Luis has shown leadership…

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R3 Award: Elmer Lopez

The 2018 September R3 Excellence Award goes to Elmer Lopez, a General ServiceTech for Orange County and the Inland Empire. Elmer joined Strategic in February 2018 and since then he has proven himself to be an outstanding team member. Elmer is always cheerful and greets everyone with a smile! He’s a great teacher and happily…

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Santiago Zanabria

R3 Award: Santiago Zanabria

The 2018 June R3 Excellence Award goes to Santiago Zanabria, a Route Serviceman for Orange County. Santiago has worked for Strategic for 2 and a half years! Praise for Santiago “I want to give a big thank you to Santiago [for] giving the best service here at Saddleback Ranch every time [he] comes out to…

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How RUBS Can Save on Operating Costs

Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) is how many multi-family housing communities fairly divide the cost of shared utilities. RUBS usually includes water, electric, gas, and trash. RUBS splits the costs of utilities through a formula. As a billing system, RUBS can be used to bill residents for all resident-specific utilities. What does this mean for…

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Managing Trash at Podium Communities

Podium-style communities are growing in popularity. However, they can pose more maintenance challenges than traditional garden-style communities due to their layout and high density of residents. Having more moving pieces makes dealing with trash problems more difficult. For example, in a garden-style community, common trash problems include: Missed Pickups Messy Enclosures While managers of podium-style…

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Jessica Ramirez

R3 Award: Jessica Ramirez

The 2018 February R3 Excellence Award goes to Jessica, one of our Accounting Representatives. Jessica joined Strategic 3 years ago. In the time she has been with us Jessica has proven herself to be an excellent employee. She is Respectful, Reliable, and Responsible in the office. Her co-workers who enjoy the little ways that she…

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How to Save Money on Trash

Apartment and HOA managers may be able to save money on trash by better understanding their community’s needs and the services their trash hauler provides. Here are four ways your community may save money on trash. 1. Check your bill for services provided. Understanding your bill is the first step in saving money. Trash haulers…

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How to be Ready for Holiday Trash

The words “stuffed” and “overwhelmed” don’t just apply to holiday feasts and stress during the holidays. For Apartment and HOA communities, trash and recycle bins are often overflowing with the mess of the busy holiday season. The two main factors that lead to the problem of holiday trash are: trash haulers take the day off…

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What Your Trash Hauler Won’t Pick Up

As you have undoubtedly noticed, there are many types of items that your trash hauler won’t pick up. This is usually due to the size/weight of the items or recycling and disposal regulations. These items include: E-waste Car parts including tires and car batteries Household chemicals such as leftover paint, oil, and cleaning products Large…

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Ismael Figueroa

R3 Award: Ismael Figueroa

The 2017 December R3 Excellence Award goes to Ismael, one of our General Servicemen. Ismael joined us this summer in July after looking for a job that offered him freedom and room to grow. In the short time he has been with us Ismael has proven himself to be an excellent employee. He is Respectful,…

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