Ramiro Vasquez

Chief engineer

Best Western PLUS Novato Oaks Inn

215 Alameda del Prado Novato 94949

415-883-4400

www.novatooaksinn.com

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Professional background: Working with Reneson Hotels for 34 years

Staff: Oversee 17 people

Describe the facilities you oversee: 2, 110-room hotels

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Married for 38 years, 4 children, 5 grandchildren

What do you see as the role of facilities managers within your organization? To make sure everything is running smoothly and properly maintained, serve as project coordination for capital improvements.

What is the achievement you are most proud of? My family. Also, I take pride in all of the work that I do.

What is your biggest challenge today? Maintaining an older property and making sure it is kept up to expected standards.

What is the next major project either underway or on the horizon? Fixing a huge air conditioning project while trying to stay in budget.

What product or service would, or is helping you do to do your job more effectively? A fully automated maintenance system and PTAC system.

How do you think your profession will change in the next five years? More automated and more online systems.

Most admired businessperson outside your organization? Steve Dunn – person who trained me for my CPO certification. He taught me all that I need to know about pool chemicals.

Current reading: Newspapers and trade magazines

Most want to meet: Joe Montana

Stress relievers: Working out, weight training

Favorite hobbies: Handball

Words that best describe you: Funny, reliable, knowledgeable, honest, friendly, family-orientated.

Is there something we didn’t ask that you would like to add?

I really enjoy working for this company and my co-workers. They are my second family. I truly respect and appreciate my manager and owner/president of the company, Garrett Grialou.

Ramiro Vasquez

Chief engineer

Best Western PLUS Novato Oaks Inn

215 Alameda del Prado Novato 94949

415-883-4400

www.novatooaksinn.com

See profiles of the other 2017 North Bay Facilities Manager Awards-winners.