MaintenX Wants Businesses to Start 2018 with a Fresh Look

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MaintenX encourages businesses to use the start of the new year to update their outdoor space.

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"The exterior of your building is part of the message you send about who you are as a business.”

While the majority of your business processes may take place inside four walls, it’s important for facility managers to consider how the external appearance of your building impacts your bottom line.

“The way style of dress or word choice can influences perceptions of an individual, the exterior of your building is part of the message you send about who you are as a business,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “A fresh coat of paint, manicured landscaping, and attention to details like lighting and safety can make a big difference in where customers choose to spend their dollars.”

Facility managers can improve the exterior appearance of a building in a number of ways, including:

1.    Welcome your Guests: The entrance to your building should be tidy and clean. Make sure shrubbery and trees don’t hang over into the path, which can create tripping and safety hazards. Small touches, like colorful annual flowers, can set your facility above the rest.

2.    Light the Way: Lighting can be utilized to attract patrons and increase safety. Lighting near the entrance of a building can signal to passing customers that you’re open and welcoming to business. Additionally, lighted parking lots and walkways can make customers and employees feel secure during dark hours.

3.    Color your World: Color can send powerful messages to customers. Scientists have found that color can influence your perception of temperature, reduce your ability to think analytically or induce a state of calm. If your building could use a new coat of paint, consider diving into the world of color psychology to pick a shade that can help you meet your business goals.

For more than 35 years, MaintenX International has been helping facility managers with exterior maintenance needs. For more information about MaintenX and the exterior maintenance services, they provide, visit

MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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