Archive for March, 2020

Blade Runners Staying Open – Our business is deemed essential

Dear Blade Runners Clients:

Blade Runners believes it falls under the Category of Essential businesses as defined by various state and government interpretive guidelines:

State of Virginia:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-53-Temporary-Restrictions-Due-To-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf

8. Although business operations offering professional rather than retail services may remain open, they should utilize teleworking as much as possible.  Where telework is not feasible, such business must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing on common surfaces, and apply the relevant work place guidance fro state and federal authorities.  

Homeland Security interpretation:

https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

  • Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
  • Support, such as road and line clearing, to ensure the availability of needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications
  • Support to ensure the effective removal, storage, and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste

State of Maryland

https://www.dentonmaryland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04.pdf

b. The Commercial Facilities Sector includes, but not limited to:

i.    Lodging.

ii.   Building and property maintenance companies, including, without limitations plumbers, electricians, HVAC service companies, roofers, environmental services companies, exterminators, arborists and landscapers. 

iii.   Janitorial firms

iv.    Companies that sell supplies and materials for maintenance of commercial and residential buildings, including “big box” home improvement supply stores, plumbing distributors, electrical distributors and HVAC distributors. 

v.    Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry services

vi.   Commercial and residential construction companies.

vii.   Self-Storage facilities. 

 

We will continue to keep you aware of any changes and will continue to operate in a manner that is safe for all.

We hope you and your families are safe and well during this time.

Blade Runners, Inc. 

Property Manager Comments

Thank you! I wish the board had opted to go with Blade Runners for 2020 – you’re so responsive and helpful it’s very refreshing. If you keep supplying these awesome proposals I can see them changing companies next year. Fingers crossed!

Community Association Manager

Sentry Management Inc

602 S. King St., Ste. 400

Leesburg, VA 20175

 

New Client Comments on Blade Runners Start

Hi Shannon,
I had a chance to walk around the neighborhood this weekend and thought I would share a few kudos…
KUDOS: the brick walkways look better than they have in years! All the weeds are gone with no evidence of over spray. Congratulations!
This is the first time in at least six years that the walks have looked good at this time of year. And all the turf areas and roadway edging looked great this afternoon.

Client Comments on Coming Back to Blade Runners

Hi Shannon, thanks for your email!
 
And don’t worry, I’m not planning to be checking every little detail!, that’s definitely not my way of operating.  I think of this being a collaborative effort, as it always was…  
 
During the past three years, what we (me especially) most missed was never having to micromanage.  There was just no need to micromanage with BR.  When I have told you how highly I regard Blade-runners, that’s not flattery. It’s simply me reporting based on personal experience.  
 
Have a nice evening,  Genny

Property Manager on Blade Runners Service

I am a Property Manager handling multiple condo & Home Owner Associations around the Northern Virginia area. Blade Runners is simply the best contractor we have working for us. They are reliable, thorough, and just do a great all around job. Their web site is excellent and a great resource for the individual home owner. Blade Runners makes my job easy when it comes to handling my clients landscaping, lawn maintenance, and snow removal needs. Highly recommended.

Jeff P.

Arlington, VA

Comments on Blade Runners Process

I initially tried a local “boutique” gardening service, but found they promised a planting date that was unrealistic – continuing to slip as more business came in…

By contrast, Blade Runners gave (and met) a more realistic planting date.  Karen was excellent both in creating the type of front yard we wanted for our townhouse, as well as in providing advice on how to maintain it over the long term.  This was our second experience with Blade Runners in the past year and we’ve been very satisfied both times.

David K.

Vienna, VA