Mid America Specialty Services Blog

Visit our blog for up-to-date information on the architectural restoration industry. We cover a wide variety of topics to help managers restore and maintain the appearance, safety and value of commercial buildings.

Technician cleaning tile and grout floor with autoscrubber
George Smith, Southwest Regional Director of Sales for Mid America Specialty Services (MASS), says the grout in office buildings is often white or light grey, which tends to show dirt quickly. That makes preventive grout maintenance a top priority.
Roger Krick Director of Facade Services at Mid America
Roger Krick, Director of Facade Services for Mid America Specialty Services (MASS), has earned certification as a Level I Coating Inspector from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
Brick wall before and after efflorescence removal
Efflorescence affects almost every type of masonry, according to Roger Krick, Director of Facade Services for Mid America Specialty Services. It shows up on brick, granite, marble, stucco and other natural stone surfaces.
Refinished floor in a lobby
From prestigious office buildings to college campuses, natural stone floors enhance the look and feel of almost any facility. Proper care on a consistent basis preserves the value of terrazzo, marble, granite, travertine, concrete and other stone materials. But mopping alone isn’t enough.
Office building
By guarding against future damage and correcting small problems early, you can reduce the need for more costly repairs down the road. For an effective maintenance program, you’ll want to work with professional refinishers who understand the different sources of damage affecting your facade.
Dodi Whitmire
Forty years after launching her career, Whitmire talks about what she’s learned, as well as current opportunities and challenges driving the industry forward. As one of the six Donat siblings, Whitmire joined MASS in 1985, soon after the company was founded by her brothers Dale, Dean and Don.
Stone floor interior of commercial building with elevator
Safe, clean floors have always been a top priority for commercial building managers. Even moreso during a time of global pandemic. It’s a “really big thing right now,” observes Vic LaRico, Stone Division Account Manager for Mid America Specialty Services (MASS).
before and after of grafitti removal
Businesses across America have been hit with significant damage from riots and looting during the summer of 2020. That’s on top of lost revenues caused by shutdown orders enacted in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Office building with glass facade
Facade restoration expert Roger Krick discusses refinishing and maintenance for commercial exteriors. Contact Mid America Specialty Services to learn more.

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