Elevate Your Brand With CE Painting
We hope you had a great summer and the transition back to school has been as smooth as possible. As summer turns to fall our priorities change in many ways. Those who are responsible for facilities typically shift from large projects and renovations to smaller, more manageable projects. These initiatives require less manpower and need to be completed in a way that avoids interruptions or disruptions to facilities, students and faculty. These can be challenging projects.
One such effort that we see frequently this time of year is tour routes. The fall is a busy time for prospective students visiting colleges and universities. Usually the visitors are soon-to-be-seniors and they are commonly joined by a parent, both parents or a guardian. It’s important to keep in mind that parents are typically the financial sponsors and they have a major influence on school choice.
This event presents an amazing opportunity to share the best of your brand. A good tour route that is well designed and well managed has a direct correlation with accepted offers - and subsequently landing attractive candidates.
This said, we are regularly surprised by what we see on campus tour routes. It is not uncommon to see cracked sidewalks, damaged walls, chipped paint, messy hallways, worn out common areas, and broken door handles. This is confusing. Why would these be the featured assets for the tour? Who makes the decision on what is included on the tour route? And what level of thought is given towards the routine maintenance of these assets?
One big challenge with upgrading tour routes when school is in session is timing. A reliable and flexible painting partner will be able to do this work in busy common areas during off hours to reduce interference with daily operations.
If you have any questions about your tour routes or how to best maintain them, please click here to contact us.