What We Do
The Martin House Restoration Corporation’s board of directors was interested in a review of the current facility management program for their six-structure, historic landmark consisting of 42,000 square feet of buildings, designed by Frank Lloyd. The expanse of buildings and systems required a comprehensive program of preventive care, routine and capital maintenance in line with American Association of Museum standards, and that all collections (furnishings, art glass and landscape) remain at museum quality in line with best practices/standards on collections stewardship. HUNT Property Solutions was invited to tour the Darwin Martin House complex and complete an overall facility assessment and benchmark cost analysis. A computerized maintenance management system was designed and installed to handle reactive as well as preventive maintenance at the property. Additionally, a comprehensive facility assessment report and a capital projects Report were completed. A month-to-month financial Pro-forma and operations and maintenance budget was also prepared to track costs and develop benchmark cost analysis.
How We Help
Over the next year, all equipment on-site was identified, photographed, and input into an electronic database as a trackable asset. Staff were given access to the maintenance software system to reserve rooms for events using layout maps designed by the site manager to simplify the setup and organization of each event. The program has been a great success and is now used on a daily basis by site management, maintenance staff, and volunteers, and has helped the executive team to focus on long-term facilities planning.