BBQ to Benefit District 5 Students!

A1 Orange is pleased to invite you to participate in a back-to-school BBQ dinner/fundraiser on Saturday, June 30, 1-3 pm, in support of Commissioner Regina Hill’s District 5 “Back-to-School Celebration!” John Burrell, owner of Johnny’s Fillin Station and Johnny’s The Other Side, is donating most of the proceeds from a BBQ dinner for 100 people, to be held at the fun, open-air restaurant, “The Other Side,” at 2631 S. Ferncreek Road (at the intersection of Michigan and Ferncreek, Orlando). There is even a game area for kids to have fun!

Tickets for the BBQ, featuring ribs, pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, cornbread, and coleslaw are $20 per person. For children with littler appetites, the children’s menu is also available for ordering with kid-size prices. A1 Orange will throw in a beer, soda or iced-tea beverage ticket for any donation of cash and/or socks and underwear on that day.

As part of the “Back-to-School Celebration,” area sports’ teams, businesses and the community come together to help raise money so that students in her district will get that happy, back-to-school feeling that so many of us felt with our new school clothing and school supplies. This is the 3rd year that A1 Orange has participated, collecting socks and underwear as part of this effort.

If you would like to reserve tickets for this or make a donation, please email Brenda with your requests. Or you can mail donations to:  A1 Orange Exterior Building Services, PO Box 555704, Orlando, FL 32855. Attn:  District 5 BTS.




Back-to-School Drive for District 5!

Remember how exciting it was to get ready for the new school year, when back-to-school meant new clothes, socks, underwear, new school supplies and a backpack?

For the past few years, Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill has organized a back-to-school drive to help students get that excited “bounce in their step,” when they get ready to return to school in August. This is the 3rd year A1 Orange has worked with Commissioner Hill to provide socks and underwear for district students.

A1 Orange will match up to $2500 in donations! We’re off to a great start with $800 already donated by A1 friends. A1 Orange shops for bulk, quality items, but you also organize a sock and underwear drive in your office, or neighborhood and drop off your donations of children’s socks and underwear in our “Back to School” collection box at the A1 Orange office at 1345 Long Street, Orlando, 9 am—4:30 pm. Checks may be dropped off to our office or mailed to: PO Box 555704,   Orlando, FL, 32855.

Our donation deadline is Wednesday, July 18 this year. Together we can make back-to-school brighter for these students! If you have any questions, contact Brenda Dost at the A1 Orange office at 1-800-874-6207 or by email,


Streamlining OSHA 1910 Compliance Process

Brian Rivers, PE, PM&A clarified a few key points on how A1 Orange and PM&A will work together to simplify and expedite the OSHA 1910 compliance process for our business partners and allow servicing to continue.
  • Since many property owners/managers were unable to meet OSHA 1910 roof anchorage certification and fall protection requirements by November 20, 2017, OSHA has provided for an extension of this deadline and servicing of these buildings. They must provide documentation that they are in the process of having their property evaluated, and are making plans to bring it into compliance – due diligence.
  • Working with A1 Orange, PM&A will visit your property and develop a proposal for the testing/inspections required to meet OSHA 1910’s requirements. If additional equipment is needed, they may also be able to provide a proposal for these services. This proposal satisfies OSHA’s due diligence requirement.
  • OSHA 1910 safety compliance impacts any contractor (i.e. HVAC, roofing, replacement windows, exterior building services) whose work involves walking around on your roof and/or attaching to your anchors to do work on the side of your building or for personal fall restraint systems. They are not legally allowed to perform work near unprotected roof edges if your fall protection equipment has not been tested and inspected or isn’t in the due diligence process described above.


Founded in 2006, PM&A is a multi-discipline engineering firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that works with property managers and building owners to develop façade access and rooftop safety equipment solutions. PM&A shares key values with A1 Orange, including a commitment to fast response, excellent customer service, and high-quality work. Find more information on PM&A here.