It’s in times like moving where you realize how much you rely on others. I’ve been thinking lately about how much CPM relies on Jeff, our Maintenance Technician. He’s not only a great addition to our team but excellent at problem solving and figuring out our tenants’ maintenance needs. As February is the month of showing love and appreciation, we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to Jeff and for you to get to know him better

An interview with our one and only
Jeff Borg, CPM Maintenance Technician

Q: What are three words that best describe you?
A: Honest, encourager, helper

Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: Mostly with my wife or family. I’m also a fan of card games, movies, working in yard, fishing, hunting, boating.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a maintenance technician?
A: When a project is complete, sitting back and exclaiming with satisfaction, “it worked!”

Q: Most fun maintenance task you’ve got to solve or help with?
A: This wasn’t really fun until finished but it was an adventure…
… It was nearly 100 degrees one summer day when I got a call from the office, “There’s a really bad smell coming from the deck at this house.” I got my tools and headed over there. I first had to go to work taking off at least 20 deck boards that had screwheads that were stripped out. I must admit I was actually complaining during this smelly “fun” work. However, when I found that dead opossum it made it seem worth it. Getting all of it was tricky. After double bagging it, spraying deodorizer, reinstalling the deck, I was able to sit back and smile and exclaim, “I did it!” Plus, I had a great story to tell my kids that evening.

Q: What’s a funny story that has happened to you as a technician?
A: Actually this has happened a few times. I knock. Ring the doorbell. Wait. Then for at least 5 more minutes run through that sequence a few more times.  Finally I open the door just to find the tenant asleep on a couch right near the door. I immediately shut the door and leave.

Q: Can you share a little bit about your family?
A: I have a wonderful wife who is out of my league and we have 5 kids. We’ve lived in San Diego, Wisconsin, Huntington Beach and now up here in Oregon. We love it here!

Q: What’s something you learned about yourself during your recent trip to Fiji?
A: I learned to expect the unexpected. I learned that God loves to surprise us and works out every detail. I learned not to worry so much and to not rush so much. I learned that others are really more important than my own personal agenda.

Q: Anything else you want to share?
A: It’s great working with the people at CPM. They are all people of integrity and care about other people. I like that.