Our Responsive Maintenance Team
Posted on: February 26, 2016
It is a priority of Cazenovia Recovery Systems that our residential facilities and clinical and administrative offices are safe, clean, and pleasant environments for clients and staff members.
As our program participants pursue their journeys toward recovery, we want to do all we can to create settings in which they are best able to achieve success.
The Cazenovia Compass is focusing a spotlight on our agency’s maintenance team. In addition to ensuring that our properties are functioning properly and are in good working order daily, this department is on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies that might arise.
Jessica Teresi, our property manager, oversees the maintenance department, which is headed by maintenance coordinator Clarke Reed. Maintenance assistants are John Gleason, Wayne Hurt, Jevon Love and Bernard Quintero. Former Fellowship House employee James Kegelmyer is welcomed as the new maintenance assistant who primarily focuses on Cazenovia Recovery’s programs in Niagara County.
This team handles painting, flooring, plumbing, window replacements, waterline leaks, installing hot water heaters, office moves, emergency response calls for heating and septic issues, and much more. They also coordinate with outside contractors for major structural or renovation projects.
Clarke is a dedicated six-year employee who is known and respected throughout the organization for his attitude that just about every problem is solvable. “I never look at maintenance as an insurmountable problem,” he said. “If I can’t handle something myself, I know where to get help.”
He continued: “The safety of our residents is extremely important. We have staff available for emergencies and we handle emergencies very well. We respond immediately.” As an example, he pointed out that when lock changes are needed at Supportive Living apartments that service is completed right away.
Although he is very busy, Clarke enjoys his work and being part of Cazenovia Recovery. “It’s a great place to work and the staff is trained very well,” he said. Clarke noted the organization’s growth. “This agency is always evolving,” he said. “I’ve learned you have to always be ready and ‘on your toes’.”
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