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Fall 2015



   From all of us at Woods Maintenance Services, Inc., to all of our customers, clients, partners, and friends, we wish you a safe, healthy, and happy Holiday Season! 
 

What's New?
 
Write On, Right Off
Woods Maintenance Services, Inc, is very excited to announce that the beta testing of our new mobile and web-based application is complete and our graffiti removal technicians are currently using "Write On, Right Off" in the field every day. As with all new technology, we have diligently and painstakingly worked through the kinks, the bugs, and the glitches, and are always in the process of updating and upgrading the app to provide the best possible application for our clients.
 



We have created an extremely user friendly app that has been made by thinking about all potential users involved in the maintenance arena--contract managers (easy to run reports), billing department (invoicing made seamless), technicians (no paperwork, quick and intuitive documentation process), and the public at large (simple, straight forward reporting process). The application can be found online at graffiticontrolapp.com, as well as in the Google Play and Apple's App stores. We are currently using the application for graffiti removal and abatement contracts, however, it can be fully customized for any exterior maintenance service. Please check out the application and let us know what you think.

 
MTA Contracts 

After nearly 3 years of bidding and working on proposals, the management team of Woods Maintenance Services, Inc, is excited to report that the company has been awarded MTA contracts for Regions 1 and 3 of the Graffiti Abatement, Landscape & Irrigation Maintenance and Trash & Vegetation Removal Services. We are equally proud to be subcontracting 25% of this work, using 3 extremely capable SBE firms--Far East Landscaping, BriteWorks, and BJAG. We look forward to providing the same quality service we have been providing to MTA for the past 15 years.

 

40th Anniversary Celebration
In October, WMS celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a BBQ and Picnic for all of the employees and families. We had carnival games for the kids (and adults) and a great time was had by everyone. Thank you to all our dedicated employees for making this a wonderful event.



MESA, ARIZONA Graffiti Contract
We began a new contract in Mesa, Arizona performing graffiti removal services for the City and have enjoyed tremendous success to date. Plus, we are providing services for roughly half the cost of the 2nd bidder--the previous contractor. We could not be more proud of the job our crew in Arizona is doing!


 
Interesting Stories 
What Right Do Muralists Have To The Buildings They Paint On?
In our work for the City of Los Angeles we apply anti-graffiti coatings on many City approved (Department of Cultural Affairs) murals. This article from NPR discusses the legal side of the public art debate as it relates to murals and the rights of artists and property owners. These are real issues that arise more frequently than one would think in our business.
 
June Gloom Gray 
We get asked all the time, "Do you just paint over the graffiti?" The answer is NO. If something is a natural surface, i.e., it has never been painted before, we believe it should remain that way, as that is the desired look for the structure. This article takes an intellectual look at color, visual perception, and graffiti in Los Angeles.

LA 2024 
As Los Angeles looks to make a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, there is a website where you can go to stay up to date on the process and progress of the bid.
 




About Woods Maintenance Services, Inc.

WMS, Inc. is a full service, exterior maintenance provider. We can abate weeds, graffiti, and trash. We cleanup right of ways, landscapes, hardscapes, building exteriors, parking lots and garages. We can plant and remove vegetation, install and maintain sprinkler systems. If you can think of something that needs to be cleaned, abated, or maintained, we can probably do it---and if not, we would be happy to recommend one of our preferred vendors. We know that our business success depends on our hard work, our quality of work, our reputation and our clients' continued loyalty. We thank you for your continued business. If you or anyone you know is in the need of any of our services, please have them contact us at request@graffiticontrol.com or at 800-794-7384.