June 22, 2023 |
Updated June 22, 2023
ARLINGTON, VA | June 22, 2023 – Denver’s Lannon Quintana of Waterton Residential captured his second Maintenance Mania™ national championship title earlier this month. Quintana, a member of the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, was among 20 finalists who advanced from a pool of thousands of competitors to vie for the title of the world’s fastest maintenance technician. Mayroad’s Justin Heenan (Apartment Association of Greater Wichita) finished second and Jacob Paff of Village Green (Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association) placed third.
The 16th annual and final National Championship, hosted by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and presenting sponsor HD Supply, took place during Apartmentalize, NAA’s annual conference and exposition, held June 7 – 9 in Atlanta. Seven maintenance-focused challenges tested competitors’ skills and knowledge as they competed for the national title and nearly $20,000 in prizes courtesy of the presenting and national sponsors.
This year’s skills competitions included:
- AO Smith® Water Heater Installation
- Frigidaire® Icemaker Installation
- Halstead® Click Lock Plank Installation
- Kidde® Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
- Kwikset® Key Control Deadbolt Test
- Pfister® Drain Installation
- Race Car Competition
“Maintenance professionals are the unsung heroes of the rental housing industry,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. “These are the people who keep apartment buildings running, and Maintenance Mania™ has shined a light on the impressive skills, experience and knowledge of the profession for more than 16 years. Today and every day, NAA thanks the industry’s maintenance professionals and congratulates the 2023 champion on a well-earned title!”
“This year’s Maintenance Mania™ competition in our hometown of Atlanta was uniquely special and once again highlighted the true talent of our maintenance heroes,” said Raymond van Beveren, VP of Multifamily Sales, HD Supply. “Congratulations to our 2023 champion, Lannon Quintana, and all of this year’s competitors! HD Supply is honored to continue supporting and celebrating our industry and look forward to our new experience MAINTENANCE LEGENDS™ in 2024.”
During this year’s Apartmentalize, NAA and HD Supply announced the launch of MAINTENANCE LEGENDS™, a new recognition program that celebrates maintenance professionals that go above and beyond. Watch the program’s launch video here.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 141 state, local and global affiliates, NAA encompasses over 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit www.naahq.org. NAA thanks its Strategic Partners: The Home Depot Pro & HD Supply, Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.