Thursday, December 27, 2012

Conservice Welcomes George Miscevich

Conservice is excited to welcome our newest Sales Manager to the team. George Miscevich brings years of experience in the multifamily industry to the team. He will oversee several western states.

George has prior roles both in the housing sector and the utility sector of the multifamily industry. For eight years, he worked in various local, regional, and corporate-level roles at PRIMEDIA/The Apartment Guide. He also spent five years in local and corporate leadership positions with a Western USA corporate housing provider.

More recently, George served as Regional Sales Director for VaultWare MRI Software. He also worked for seven years at NWP, another utility management company. His depth of experience in the industry will greatly help him as he educates leaders within the multifamily industry about the exciting services that Conservice offers its clients to greatly reduce operating expenses and encourage conservation.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Conservice Cares

During the holiday season, many people and organizations catch the holiday spirit and engage in a more generous society filled with gifts, acts of service, and a more selfless attitude. Conservice has found a way to maintain this charitable outlook throughout the whole year. In addition to vacation and personal time, the company offers another form of paid time off through the Conservice Cares program.

Their slogan states, “The Conservice Cares program is our way of contributing to the community through involvement. We hope to help make a difference in the community and support important service projects.”

If team members at Conservice meet their particular performance requirements, they are eligible to take two paid hours of work off a month to do volunteer at an organization of choice within the community. So far, Conservice employees have participated in the program 373 times in the year 2012. CEO and Conservice founder, Dave Jenkins, hasn't missed a month of participating in the program this year.

Senior Team Lead, Tanner Wade said, “I have enjoyed Conservice Cares because it gives me an opportunity to help other people. It can be difficult to find time to do community service; Conservice Cares makes it easy because it can be done during work hours. It doesn’t get better than that.”

In 2012, employees participated in the program through: Adopt-A-Highway, Bike with Brent, Blood Drives, Cache Employment & Training, CAPSA, Child & Family Support Center, Common Ground, Deseret Industries, Earth Day, English Language Center, Cache Food Pantry, Leaps N Bounds Preschool, Migrant Head Start, North Logan Library, Sound Beginnings Preschool, Sunshine Terrace, Terrace Grove, Tree Planting, Willow Park - Bike Rodeo, Youth of Families with Promise, Adams Elementary, Bridger Elementary, Ellis Elementary, Greenville Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Mountain Crest High, Providence Elementary, River Heights Elementary, Summit Elementary, Thomas Edison Charter School, Wilson Elementary.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Press Release: Conservice Honored for Utah and Real Estate Industry Job Creation Over the Past Three Years


Logan-based Conservice Utility Management and Billing has been featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

Conservice generated 203 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it among the top 10 private business job creators in two categories. Conservice ranked second this year within the state of Utah and fourth within the real estate category.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for creating jobs and rebuilding the economy,” said CEO and Conservice founder Dave Jenkins. “Such rapid growth has allowed me see many new employees enter Conservice and quickly become leaders within the company.”

With Utah State University so close to Conservice, the company has been able to employ many new graduates. Internship opportunities and part time work with Conservice are also available to students. Many interns and student employees have gone on to start a career with the company.

“At Conservice, we strive to provide a positive work environment for our employees where new ideas are encouraged,” said HR Director Michelle Howa. “We truly value each of our employees and believe we wouldn’t be where we are today without their contributions to the team.”

Since the end of 2011, Conservice has added another 132 jobs. During the fourth quarter of 2012, Conservice will hire nearly 100 team members bringing the total number of Conservice employees to nearly 500. The company has grown without acquiring other companies and their employees, but instead from a growing base of satisfied clients and new service offerings.


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Christmas


At Conservice, we love finding new ways to "go green." Here are a few great ideas green ideas for your home this holiday season.

Decorations: 

  • Decorate your home with natural décor. Adding fruit, nuts, pine cones and potpourri sachets from dried flowers to centerpieces, mantle places or wall decorations can bring in lively color and add a unique flair to your decorations. Simple ornaments and garlands can be made with popcorn, pine cones, peppermint and cinnamon sticks and can also be a fun family project during this holiday season! 
  • Recycle your live Christmas tree. Many people find a live Christmas tree to be an integral part of their holiday celebrations. Be sure to recycle your tree after the holidays. Find your local recycling yard where the tree can be recycled for wood chips and mulch for landscaping purposes.  Some cities even have a plant clippings pickup for your home provided with the local trash services.
  • Create a crafty Christmas. Get creative this holiday season and pull out your glue gun, knickknacks, sleigh bells from decorations of Christmas pasts, old belts, neckties, shirts, yarn and even seashells to create your own Christmas decorations for your home. Using this method, you can create some beautiful wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. 

Gift Giving: 

  • Eco-friendly Christmas cards. Do you give away cards every year? Check to see if your cards are printed on recycled paper. If you want to keep costs low but still send out cards to family and friends, e-cards are another great way to keep them informed! E-cards are an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to send holiday greetings!
  • The gift that keeps on giving. Giving seeds or small trees to be planted in the ground is a wonderful gift that will continue to grow and give for many holiday seasons to come. Planters can be bought at inexpensive prices, as can seeds, to start the plant for your loved one before the day. If you want a minimalist approach to gift giving this year, many stores also have plant kits that are prepackaged for holiday gift giving so that your loved one can inspire their own green thumb!
  • Crafty Christmas gift ideas. Similar to creating your own home décor, many wonderful Christmas gifts can be created from household items or natural products. There are many wonderful ideas that can be found on websites like Pinterest, but using your imagination is also part of the fun! 
    • Cuff bracelets can be made from recycled belts, macramé jewelry can be made using waxed linen fiber, (which is eco-friendly), or you can even use colorful junk mail to create rolled paper beads for earrings, necklaces and bracelets. 
    • Reusable earth friendly tote bags are also great gifts to give! These can be created from anything, old felt or leather scraps, or yarn for those who like to knit or crochet and your loved ones can use this gift over and over with each trip to the grocery store or farmers market.
    • Instead of using petroleum based wax products to make candles, beautiful and organic candles can be made using natural beeswax this season. These candles look and smell wonderful and who wouldn’t want an organic homemade candle as a gift this year?

Hopefully these tips will help spark your imagination and give you many ideas for an eco-friendly holiday season.