We are off and running!

    We are back to full staff and happy to be back at it!  Spring clean-ups are wrapping up and we started mowing this week.  Here are some photos of a recent project showing before and after.  Contact us to schedule those projects that you have come up with while home quarantining!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Spring has sprung!

It’s spring in Vermont! The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to poke out of the ground. These are unprecedented times we are living in indeed, but like all things there will be an end.

Although our office has been closed to the public, Grant, Susan and myself have been busy getting ready for projects which will commence after all of this craziness has moved on.

We have placed nursery orders, ordered landscaping supplies, and have been working on scheduling out of routine maintenance for the houses and condos that we manage. Due to the governor’s orders, we cannot get out and start any clean-ups or projects yet, but we are taking advantage of this time for planning and scheduling purposes. We suggest you do the same and use the down time that many of you have now to think about what your needs are at your property. We are available to give quotes/advice on any ideas you may have and get you early on the schedule so once we are given the go ahead by the state, we can hit the ground running!

We appreciate all of our loyal customers and we are here for you whatever way we are able to assist you during this time.

Ed, Grant and Susan

Ed Read – [email protected] – 802-279-5016
Grant Knauss – [email protected] – 802-279-7464
Susan Calabrese – [email protected] – 802-496-5555

Covid-19 Update from Mad River Property Management

Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued a Stay Home order in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Though we expected this measure to come forth, it’s still a sobering reality to deal with. Fortunately, our business will not have to shut down entirely. As part of the Executive Oder (you can find it on governor.vermont.gov is you want some light reading), the Governor issued an Addendum which listed businesses that are exempt and to what degree. Mad River Property Management falls under the following:

m. other building and property services for the safety, sanitation and operations of residences or other businesses;

So, here’s what that means for us and for you. Grant, Susan and myself will continue to operate the business for the time being. Susan is primarily working remotely, and Grant and I will handle all of the onsite homeowner services. We will still be monitoring the property and common areas routinely, and will be available for any property issues that arise. We will refrain from entering your unit while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place unless there’s an emergency or special request. If we do, we will wear gloves at all times.

We will be laying off our current winter staff (Drew, Jake, Josh, Ollie, Kelly) until further notice. Hopefully, this will only be a few weeks and then they’ll be able to get back to work. In the meantime, they will file for unemployment benefits. It’s a difficult decision to make, as our staff are like family to us, but they know the seriousness of the current restrictions and are understanding. We will not bring on any of our seasonal staff until this all blows over as well. It should be noted that if we get another snowfall, they will work to plow and shovel on a per-diem basis. This may set our spring cleanups back a couple weeks, but with any luck, we’ll be back in the game by mid-April. We’ll see.

So, there you have it. Everybody, stay safe and healthy, and let me know if you have any questions at all. As always, you can call, email, text, smoke signal, whatever. Thanks for your understanding, and have a good night.