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Let’s Prepare District 5 Students For Back-to-School!

Join A1 Orange in Supporting

District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill’s

Back-to-School Celebration!

 

Do you remember how much fun it was to get new school supplies and clothes for back to school — how it helped build excitement and set the tone for a great school year?

Once again, A1 Orange is asking for your donations of socks and underwear as part of Regina Hill’s effort to help prepare area students for a great academic year 2019-20. Most people prefer to make monetary donations and A1 Orange team members shop for the items — or you can bring your donations of socks and underwear (sizes below) to our office at 1345 Long Street, Orlando.

Together, last year we raised over $4,000 in addition to donated items! The picture at right shows families “shopping” for back-to-school items from the donated goods.

Want to make a monetary donation?

Please make your check payable to A1 Orange Exterior Building Services, noting in the memo area “Back-to-School Drive.” You can either:

  • Mail your check to A1 Orange, PO Box 555704, Orlando, FL 32855, OR
  • Drop it off at 1345 Long Street, Orlando, 9 am- 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Please make cash/check donations between now and Friday, July 26, so we have time to make purchases.

Do you prefer to purchase socks and/or underwear to donate?

Consider colorful solid or print underwear, sizes needed range from 4T to adult — male and female. (There is usually a shortage of adult-size items for high school students.) You may:

  • Bring these items to 1345 Long Street, Orlando, 9 am- 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Please drop off your donated items to A1 Orange between now and Friday, August 2, so that we have time to sort them.

Participate in Safe + Sound Week 2019!

Plan now to join  A1 Orange as a participant in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18. Last year, A1 Orange office and team members participated in extra safety training programs, office/warehouse safety walk-through’s, and earned fun incentives for safety photos. Learn more. The safety photo incentive offering a $10 Wawa gift card for 3 safety photos was alot of fun for the field team members — with some posting “well-posed” photos. We put many of them on Facebook during August.

According to OSHA, this is “a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.”

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Vendor Insurance: How Well Are You Covered?

“A1 Orange’s goal is to provide the best exterior maintenance services to our clients. We don’t take shortcuts. A1 carries more insurance than is required by law, uses top rated, national insurers, and pays premiums for the high-rise window cleaning classification for liability (code #99975) and workers comp. We strive to get the details right!” Vickie Head, A1 Orange President

 Getting a COI from exterior building services vendors is pretty standard for property managers. However, all insurance coverage is not the same, and a little “due diligence” goes a long way! A COI is not just a piece of paper – it’s your protection in case of unforeseen events.

Here are a few questions to ask your vendor regarding their insurance.

1. Are your insurance policies written to cover high-rise work? (for liability insurance, that’s window cleaning/code #99975) This is more expensive than covering janitorial work, for example, but companies will often purchase insurance in lower risk business categories.

2. What is your insurance provider’s rating, is it at least A.M. Best A? Top quality, reputable vendors maintain substantial and comprehensive insurance packages designed to protect their financial integrity and at the same time provide assurance to their business partners. This is not a place for cut-rate. Know your vendor’s insurance providers’ ratings.

At A1 Orange, we take the trust you place in us as your exterior services vendor seriously. A1 Orange provides not only the basic insurance required by law, but also carries excess $10 million umbrella liability insurance to provide substantial protection to property managers and owners if needed. A1’s insurance coverage includes:

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance to cover all operations and any operations performed by independent contractors; liability assumed under contracts common to our operations and Personal & Advertising Liability. Further coverage provided when contractually required.
  • Business Automobile Liability extending to the ownership, use and operation of all owned; non-owned and hired automobiles.
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance in excess of the requirements required by the  Statutes of the State of Florida and its companion Employer’s Liability Coverage. When used for A1 Orange business, all vehicles, regardless of ownership, are covered by our insurance.
  • Umbrella Liability Insurance for seamless protection in excess of Commercial Liability, Business Automobile and Employers’ Liability insurances.
  • Business Services Bonds protect our business partners against financial liability for the loss of money, securities, and personal property due to employee dishonesty.

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