Mid-Summer Waterproofing Status Check

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Summer in New England brings beautiful weather and relaxing beach days, but along with the pleasures of summer also come occasional days above 100 degrees and intense thunderstorms; two factors that can cause significant impact to the condition of your building’s caulking and waterproofing systems. A proactive approach in managing these issues always translates into significant cost-savings down the road, especially when avoiding costly water-caused damage.

Prioritize

Don’t fall into the trap of cutting out preventive maintenance altogether! Selectively prioritize work needs from a maintenance-minded contractor’s perspective. Many waterproofing and restoration providers are focused solely on the large-scale replacement capital project. PIERCE teams are uniquely positioned with the resources and expertise to handle any size caulking, waterproofing, or restoration project with nimble, maintenance-minded crews able to help correct any issue: large or small.

Keeping your eyes on the caulking

It starts with regular inspection. Our roots in high-rise window cleaning have made the PIERCE team building-access experts. Being able to assess the caulking and waterproofing needs of your building and/or garage first-hand allows our teams to make appropriate, practical recommendations for your needs; not simply by proposing unnecessary replacements, but truly providing recommendations suited for the unique timing of your building or garage’s life-cycle.

Prevent headaches with preventive maintenance

In a year where historically-based budgets are no longer sufficient, added information and hands-on recommendations equip you with solid data to distinguish between essential and non-essential repairs. Being able to address the necessary components now and also understand what issues can be deferred (for a clear understanding of future needs) means that we are always making progress and taking action against deterioration and potential damage.

Phasing capital projects

When it comes time for capital projects for waterproofing, caulking, or garage coatings, a planned approach is key to success. Projects do not need to be approached as “all-or-nothing”. Phasing these projects over multiple years will allow for prudent cash-flow management of the total project cost and reduced down-times.  For instance, planning a garage project over a three-year period will allow for the entire garage’s repair needs to be addressed annually while mixing the mobilization costs of those repairs into the phased capital project cost.

PIERCE has been working with clients to break overwhelming restoration projects down into phases. In uncertain times especially, working with a provider who is willing to access and assess, provide feedback, and troubleshoot and prioritize waterproofing has been a recipe for success for many of our satisfied clients.

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Gerard Colome

Gerard keeps our technicians on the buildings! He manages the schedule and job details for the window cleaning division. His goal is to help PIERCE move towards even more efficient scheduling systems of so that the team can focus on providing excellent customer service.

Gerard has studied Mechanical Engineering and Project Management and worked in sales and deliveries. Gerard was born in Puerto Rico and loves visiting his home island. He now lives in Lawrence with girlfriend and their cat Chai. He loves recording music, listening to hip hop, taking pictures, and spending time with family.

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David Ma

David oversees financial matters for PIERCE. He manages incoming payments, payroll, and other key financial and administrative tasks. He previously served as staff accountant for a technology company. He graduated from Bentley University. He believes that PIERCE’s role in cleaning and maintaining properties is key to keeping our community beautiful.

He lives in Lexington with his wife. His hobbies are playing ping pong and basketball, reading, and following the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots.

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Cam Kinnally

Cam works to streamline many of our operational and administrative processes, from marketing strategies to job scheduling. She focuses on internal operations, but also loves connecting directly with our clients.

Cam joins PIERCE from the Greater Boston Real Estate Board where she served as Assistant Director of Events and Education for BOMA Boston and MAA. Her background is in philanthropy and events, and she graduated from Tufts University.

She lives in Beverly with her husband. She loves cooking, baking, hosting dinner parties for friends, and working out at spin, yoga, and HIIT classes.

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Reynaldo Irahet

Reynaldo is one of the best high-rise window cleaners in the city. His technical and leadership skills led him to a managerial position where he is responsible for the day to day operations of the Window Cleaning Division, including windows, gutters, and dryer vent cleaning.

He demonstrates dependability and loyalty and is a highly respected leader of the PIERCE technicians. Reyanldo lives in Chelsea with his wife and three children.

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Steve Dowdy

Steve leads the Garage Services team, guiding clients through the process of maintaining their parking structure, planning work and sourcing materials with his team, and ensuring clients are satisfied with the result. He also oversees PIERCE’s commercial snow removal work. He believes in providing a new level of best-in-class services in an old industry.

His background is in law enforcement and facility operations for a large university. He then managed all parking structure maintenance in New England for the country’s largest parking company, providing year of experience with garage restoration and commercial snow removal.

Steve lives in Swampscott with his wife, daughter, and baby son. On the weekends, he likes brewing beer, smoking meats, and longboarding.

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Mike Smyth

Mike focuses on maintaining property values through waterproofing services. He works with his crew on estimating job costs and managing the job processes. He built the waterproofing division from the ground up and has trained his staff to be the best in the area.

He came to the US from Ireland in the 1980s and began his career as a bricklayer. He believes in providing customers with the first-class treatment he has received himself while working with the PIERCE team.

His passions include spending time with his two adult sons, as well as woodworking, soccer, kayaking, and reading everything he can find.

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Kyle Pierce

Kyle oversees sales and new business opportunities for all divisions at PIERCE. He tries to embody the company values of customer service and top-quality work. As co-founder with his brother, Matt, Kyle has participated in every aspect of the business – from cleaning windows at 20 stores, to power washing garages overnight. “My vision for PIERCE is be the first and only call for our clients when comes to exterior maintenance and restoration.”

Kyle lives in Somerville with his wife and their dog Benny. His hobbies include playing, watching, and coaching basketball. He enjoys running, working out, and playing golf. He and Matt come from a family of six siblings.

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Erik Simard

Erik sets a high bar for our Directors and their divisions so that PIERCE can continue to provide a “Best in Class” experience with every client ineraction. His goal is sustained growth in all of our Divisions, supported by a first-rate team and strong industry relationships. He is responsible for all levels of PIERCE operations.

Prior to his arrival at PIERCE, Erik was Vice President at a janitorial and building maintenance company with over 200 employees for 15 years. He graduated from the University of Vermont. He lives in Melrose with his wife and he loves watching his two girls become strong, independent young women

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Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce, after studying business management at Northeastern University, partnered with his father to build the largest store front and residential window cleaning franchise in the USA. Seizing a strategic opportunity in the commercial window cleaning market, Matt launched PIERCE Property Services in 2013.

Matt has served on the boards of BOMA Boston, International Window Cleaning Association, and Power Washers of North America. Matt lives in Winchester with his wife, daughters, and son, and loves spending time with their large extended family. Matt enjoys playing golf and tennis with friends and clients.