FMANM Tool Backpack Drive 2022

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Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is proud to announce our first ever tool backpack drive supporting students of the trades. The tool backpack drive for 2022 will benefit the first-year student apprentices that attend the HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry and Electrical trades program at Associated Builders & Contractor (ABCNM).

FMANM and its membership are dedicated to supporting education for all trades and are proud to be providing our next generation with the latest and greatest tool backpack for their success in our building industry.

The collected backpacks will be distributed to first-year apprentices at FMANM’s Backpack Give Away Event on January 20, 2022. Celebrate with us as we welcome these future technicians and managers into our building maintenance world! We invite you to join this FREE networking event, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the ABCNM trades and training annex, where you might just meet your next employee!

Located at 2821 Broadway Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87107, Rio Bravo Brewing and Black Iron Catering will also be on site with us selling food and drinks at this celebration of our trades.

*Sponsorship opportunities are currently available to help supply the Milwaukee Packout Tool Backpacks we will be giving to the student apprentices.  We are excited to announce seven Title Sponsors have already jumped in to show giant support of this new event!  We send a BIG THANK YOU to TLC Plumbing, Eaton Sales and Service, Get Volts, B&D Industries, Elite Roofing Supply, Lone Sun Builder, Longhorn Construction Services, Inc, and GarVin Construction, Inc. for your generous backpack sponsorships. This event will be another exciting way to spread our love for facilities and its folks! 

For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at 


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For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at 


Lively “End-of-Year Meeting” and Social Hour 
For Members 
November 18th at Tomasita’s  

Sponsored By

Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for some important business followed by some serious networking as we conduct our “End of Year Meeting”.  Join us at 5:30 pm at Tomasita’s Mexican Restaurant located at 4949 Pan American Boulevard NE in Albuquerque as we vote on candidates for our Board of Directors and committees, review our 2021 financial success, and plot the course for the future for this vital organization

Following the meeting we will adjourn to the Cantina for some informal social networking.   The event will be available live-stream on Facebook at, but of course you will miss the post-event live interaction opportunities and will not be able to vote.

Details on the tool drive to our benefit tradesmen at CNM will be shared.  Thanks to our gracious sponsors at Eaton Sales & Service, SMI Facility Services Paul Davis Restoration for underwriting this event.  Additional sponsor opportunities available;  contact Carolee now to maximize your marketing outreach!  See you on Thursday, November 18th.



2021 Golf Tournament Success:
Thank You for Your Support!

Despite rain in the forecast, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico caught a break in the weather and enjoyed perfect conditions for a successful day of golfing at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course. Staggered tee times provided a relaxed back drop as teams deployed at intervals to participate in the organization's annual scholarship fundraising event which benefits the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College.

1st Place: Everguard Roofing (Team 1)
2nd Place: Travers Mechanical (Team 2)
3rd Place: DVL Group (Team 2)
Closest to the Pin, Men: Mike Gutierrez, Team Steamatic
Closest to the Pin, Women: Hettie Hager, Team Maintenance Service Systems

Thank you to our volunteers, door prize donors and the many sponsors who make our tournament a continuing success. See you next year!

Thank You to Our 2021 Door Prize Sponsors

All Rite Construction
B&D Industries
Belfor Restoration
Bob's Painting
Buehler Moving and Storage
Carol and Joe Estrada
DVL Group Inc.
Eaton Sales and Service
Everguard Roofing
Klinger Constructors
Maintenance Service Systems

Mooring Construction and Restoration
National Distributing
National Roofing
Overhead Door Co.
Rio Grande Roofing
Stoneface Tavern
Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Tom Plummer/IHS
Travers Mechanical
Western Environmental Management


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CNM Site Tour a Success:
FMANM Contribution Recognized

Twenty-eight knowledge seekers joined ranks in August as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico toured the Digital Building Controls Laboratory at the Central New Mexico Community College to witness and investigate the updated equipment the association supported in installing.  The partnership among FMANM, CNM and private industry's Epic Controls is a first of its kind.

Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls.  With the addition of the new equipment in this laboratory, that educational deficit has been filled.

New member and facility manager Tuffy Von Tellrop with Meowwolf commented, "It is great to support an organization that has this kind of direct impact on the facilities community."  Alan Peter with Outta Control added, "It is almost impossible to find tradesmen with the right skills to perform this work.  This is a huge step in the right direction."    Another new member Dianna Cordova with Enterprise Bank added, "I love tours like these!  You get to see firsthand how the equipment in your facility is impacted by these critical technological advances."    


Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers in New Mexico have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. This is a critical infrastructural process which coordinates and directs all essential building functions including heating and air conditioning, ventilation, boilers, fire protection, security and observation, lighting, electric power, plumbing and water monitoring, and even elevators.  Thanks to the educational partnership forged by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, that lack of specific educational opportunity is about to change.

FMANM treasurer Dave Jensen has logged 40 plus years in the HVAC industry. He works for Epic Controls in Albuquerque which provides commercial integrated control systems and maintenance in an effort to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, Dave has taught at CNM for 12 years and is passionate about providing quality education. In a "first of its kind" partnership with the college, details were finalized late January this year, and installation to modernize and upgrade the building controls laboratory at CNM began early April. Dave is uniquely positioned in the partnership, being deeply invested both as the appointed dealer, as the college instructor teaching the HVAC course, and as the treasurer for FMANM which provided funding assistance to install the project.

"There's a high demand for technicians but few companies that step up to help," says Dave. He's thrilled that Reliable Controls—a manufacturer of direct digital control equipment--did.  Reliable Controls donated the hardware and software, and Epic Controls will perform the installation and subsequent maintenance.

Where does FMANM fit into the scenario?  Thanks to the support of our member companies, this organization can point directly to a project we helped fund which will provide an up-to-date working lab for teaching CNM students digital operations systems and trouble shooting.  Stay tuned for an upcoming date for an on-site tour of the installation as the return to post-pandemic normalcy evolves.  


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Patrick Dyer
General Services Director
Presbyterian Medical Services


Vice President

John Dufay
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools



Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company


Dave Jensen



Leslie D. Yardman
AVP, Facilities Manager II
Bank of Albuquerque
Office 505-885-0810
Cell 525-264-1879



Deborah Chavez
Mooring Construction and Restoration

Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
Honeywell Building Solutions
New Mexico and West Texas

Auri Vigil
Marketing Manager
Office 505-252-0375

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Carolee Griffin


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