Recent Community Posts

The History of Bags

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Man playing Cornhole We encourage everyone to please donate.

US at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc do a bags tournament every year in order to raise money for different charities. This winter we held a tournament where all the earnings were donated to the Rodgers Behavioral Health Foundation. In total we raised $950 that will be donated to the Rodgers Foundation.

In honor of our upcoming fundraiser for HAWS and the Jefferson County Humane Society we have decided to look back on the history of how the game of bags was created.

Legend has it that a fourteenth-century cabinet maker by the name of Mr. Matthias Kuepermann created the game after watching children toss rocks into a nearby groundhog’s hole. Kuepermann was said to have been so concerned for the safety of the children that he utilized his carpentry skills and designed a safer game for them to play.

So, where does the “corn” come into play? Well, during this time, corn was utilized more often as a weight rather than a food because of its abundance. Kuepermann determined a bag of corn was much safer to throw than a stone. 

(This information was found from https://www.cornholeworldwide.com/play-cornhole/history-of-cornhole/#:~:text=As%20Cornhole%20has%20become%20such,into%20a%20nearby%20groundhog's%20hole.)

We Encourage anyone to please join us as we raise funds for HAWS and the Jefferson County Humane Society at our bags tournament on March 6th, 2021. For more information about the tournament please contact us at (920) 541-1710.

SERVPRO Thanks Our Veteran!

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

A man with SERVPRO apparel poses for a photo  Thank you Steve!

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc would like to thank our military veterans and first responders for their service to our country and to our community.  We would also like to thank our SERVPRO of our employee (Steve) who is a veteran of the United States Army!

Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have service in the United States Armed Forces. Being a federal holiday of the US, the greatest event of Veterans Day is celebrated with huge respect, happiness and acknowledgement throughout the country.

Veterans day will look a little different this year with COVID-19, but here are some ideas on how to celebrate while staying safe:

  1. Ask a Veteran about their time in the military, and really listen to the answer.
  2. Hang a U.S. flag in your yard.
  3. Hug a veteran (only if they live in your home) and thank them.
  4. Ask an aging Veteran to share with you their favorite military story.
  5. Visit the gravesite of a Veteran.
  6. Send supplies to a local Veterans Support program for homeless veterans.

SERVPRO Owner Highlighted in Recent chamber News Letter

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Tins holds a sigh and smiles. The sign reads "I belong" SERVPRO owners are always looking to improve their relationships with their communities and fellow businesses.

In the latest release of Wake Up Wednesday, by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, one of our owners was given a spotlight section. Under the I Belong portion of the news letter, Tina was given the opportunity to express her feelings towards being a member of the Chamber. Tina wrote:

"My business is new to the Jefferson area, so I feel it is important to belong to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. The chamber offers so many opportunities to connect with local business and create partnerships. Being a part of the chamber I have formed so many business relationships. I am proud to belong to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce because hey care about their community and strive to help local businesses."

As we try and build relationships with other businesses, we are also trying to build relationship with the community members. Don't hesitate to call us a 920-674-3002 with any questions, emergencies, or comments.

SERVPRO Celebrates and Recognizes September As Chamber of Commerce Month

9/9/2020 (Permalink)

September is Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Month Logo September = Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Month

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed September as Chamber of Commerce month in our State! Now more than ever, we believe that businesses need their chamber members. At SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc and a proud member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, we and other members remain committed to making our region the best place to do business. Relationships with local public officials ensure that policies that affect businesses in Jefferson County will help, not hinder, them. Relationships with educational institutions ensure that students are being prepared for real-life, family-sustaining jobs right here in our community. Relationships with business leaders in industries such as restoration, manufacturing, construction and health care chambers of commerce to facilitate best-practice sharing and growth. Relationships with chamber members, who represent companies of all sizes and industries across southeast Wisconsin, ensure that we are truly the unified voice of business in our County. Chambers of Commerce are a key driver of business relationships in our communities.  We believe that relationships built on integrity and trust drive growth. These chambers will continue to connect local business people to support lasting, meaningful relationships. And to our local chamber partners from each of the municipalities in Jefferson County, thank you for all you do! Together we can make Jefferson County the best place to live, work and play. SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is a restoration company that is proud to be a member of the Jefferson Chamber and other chambers within the communities that we serve. For all your fire and water damage needs, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc.  920-674-3002

Annual Bean Bag toss Sponsors

8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Two Nationwide Flooring corn hole boardssit on brown carpeting SERVPRO had a fun day with our annual bean bag toss competition thanks to Nationwide Flooring

At the conclusion of our latest annual fund raising bean bags tournament in March 2020, SERVPRO management had the idea to ask local businesses if they would like to sponsor a set of boards to be used at each future event.  This would allow the businesses the opportunity to showcase their business to all tournament participants and visitors on tournament used boards for all to see and photograph. 

We would like to thank Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings for being a sponsor of this great event and now having the opportunity to advertise their business at each fund raising event that we hold. Please visit their website to learn more about what this business can offer you with new flooring and window coverings.  http://www.floorsandwindows.com/

If you are interested in being a sponsor and advertising your business on a set of boards to be used at each annual event, please contact Todd at 920-674-3002 for more information. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is proud to have hosted fund raising events for Susan G Komen and the National Fallen Firefighters Association.  Please consider being a part of these great events to help provide support for organizations that need our financial assistance.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Fire & Water Clean-Up and Restoration.  "Like it never even happened."

Ribbon Cutting at Stable Rock

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

Nine people stand behind a ribbon preparing for it to be cut by a man in the middle holding large scissors. See the 'Pictured above" Section of the blog to learn who the people in this photo are and what positions they hold.

August 8, 2020 was a great day to celebrate the official Grand Opening of chamber member Stable Rock: Riverfront Winery & Distillery.  The long awaited reveal was enjoyed 
Stable Rock is open year round serving craft wines, beers and distilled spirits with a German influenced food menu. Event space for weddings, receptions, reunions and more.  Like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stablerockwinery/
http://www.stablerockwinery.com

Feel free to contact our office any time at 920-674-3002 with any questions, comments or restoration/mitigation needs!

Pictured above: Steve Adams, Planning Commission; Alder person Peg Beyer; Mayor Dale Oppermann; Rob Lewis, Owner; Bill Pinnow, City Engineer/Public Works Director; Jen Pinnow, Executive Director; Lyla & Julia Chady, INDECO Chamber Ambassador; Sarah Anderson, SERVPRO of Jefferson County & Oconomowoc Chamber Ambassador; and Tim Freitag, City Administrator.

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Thanks SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

A piece of letterhead from the Jefferson Chamber has a letter on it SERVPRO was thanked by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce for donations made to new district teachers.

SERVPRO received a letter from the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce that reads as follows:

Dear SERVPRO Friends,

Thank you so much for donating items for the swag bags given to the new teachers of the School District of Jefferson during the new Teacher Breakfast on August 17, 2020. Your generosity was greatly appreciated by each of them! This also goes a long way in building partnerships with SDoJ for creating a network for apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, along with classroom visits. 

Thank you again for your generosity and continued support of our awesome teachers!

Sincerely,

Jen Pinnow, Executive director

SERVPRO offers a wide variety of services from fires, to mold, water and general cleanings. Our services are offered to residential and commercial properties, such as schools. Feel free to contact our office at (920) 674-3002!

SERVPRO of Jefferson County and the Jefferson Chamber Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Line of people holding a ribbon and people cutting Congratulations to The Riverside Lofts

SERVPRO of Jefferson County would like to congratulate The Riverside Lofts on their open house.  The Riverside Lofts on Candise Street, a Gorman Development, is a $10 million project that includes 36 units with affordable one, two- and three-bedroom options. A riverwalk also will be created along the Riverside Lofts, linking a walking and bicycle path to the downtown to further spur revitalization of downtown Jefferson. 

This project included many collaborators to repurpose this historical building. These collaborators were honored at the commencement before the ribbon cutting on August 8th, 2020, followed by an Open House. Our marketing representative from SERVPRO, Sarah, was in attendance and took the photograph of the honorable guests cutting the ribbon.

Please contact SERVPRO of Jefferson County for your property restoration needs.  920-674-3002

SERVPRO of Jefferson County Attends GOAT Fest 2020

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

Banner hanging over attending people welcoming them to GOAT Fest People enjoying the 2020 Goat Fest Fund Raiser

Food, Fun and Goats!  The pandemic couldn't stop the enjoyment of being with our beloved goats.  The 2020 Goat Fest had hot, sunny weather to enjoy food, drinks and music. The live music was provided by The Van Eskes and Myles Wangerin Band.  The food included bbq provided by Jerry Haferman and Doyles Dogs. 

The goats were the star attraction, but there were other celebrities in attendance, including the Brewer's Running Sausages and Bernie Brewer.   This great event is a fundraiser for the care and maintenance of the goats on Jefferson’s “Goat Island”.

If you are interested in making a donation, please call our office at 920-674-3002 and ask to speak with Sarah, who is our representative on the Jefferson of Chamber of Commerce.  

SERVPRO of Jefferson County Participates in CA$H Mob to Help a Neighboring Business

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

6 people, properly social distancing, standing in front of a business SERVPRO Participates In The Latest Local CA$H Mob

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc, also a proud member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, was pleased to participate in the latest CA$H Mob to help support a business in Jefferson, WI.  Over 30 customers came out to support Brickhaus Cafe on July 24th for the Jefferson Chamber's CA$H MOB event from 8-9am. #cashmobjeffersonwi #buylocaljeffersonwi #weloveourmembers #jeffersonwichamber Brickhaus is a fast casual restaurant with cozy interior seating and spacious outside patio dining. They offer fair trade organic coffee, great paninis, fresh salads and soups. They are also open for take-out, Tues-Sat 7am-1:30pm. You can now either call-in or order online at https://www.brickhauscafe.com/ Please help support a local Jefferson business.   If you are interested in joining the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, call us and ask for Tina or Sarah. If you have questions about fire or water damage, call us and speak with a Certified Water Restoration Technician.  920-674-3002. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Congratulates its High School Graduate Employee and all Students

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Female leaning up against a statue smiling for photo Congratulations Alli! SERVPRO's latest Graduate

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc would like to congratulate all 2020 graduates.  It is unfortunate that due to the current pandemic we can not celebrate as normal, but we can honor you.

In particular, SERVPRO would like to congratulate Alli, a 2020 graduate from Jefferson High School.  Alli has been employed as a part-time employee and we would like to honor her in this blog.  Please enjoy what Alli wrote about herself.  

As a recent high school graduate, I have a lot of learning to do. SERVPRO has helped me since I was 15 and has taught me many life lessons I would have never learned otherwise. I’m very grateful to have so many people who are supportive of my endeavors in my career and personal life. The amount of life knowledge I’ve gained from my time here is invaluable.  Not only do I know how to immediately respond to a disaster should it happen, but I’ve also learned how to help stay hydrated when it's extremely hot. Or that occasional light-headedness can often be combated with eating more greens. I've learned that sometimes life isn't pretty, but it doesn’t last forever. The lessons you learn at work don’t have to be based on your job title, they can be based on life skills and experiences as well. Throughout the character developing experience we call high school I've also been involved in the character developing experience of working for SERVPRO, and for that I can't express my level of gratitude. 

Congratulations Alli!  We are very proud of you and glad that you are part of the SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc team!

Breathe Salt & Sauna Joins the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Group of People welcoming a new chamber member who is holding a plaque Pictured above in the front row: Laurie Adams, Owner and Stephanie Juhl, Marketing Manager. Back Row: Mark Catton, PremierBank Chamber Ambassador; Sa

Join SERVPRO of Oconomowoc/Jefferson County in welcoming Breathe Salt & Sauna, our newest chamber member.  Breathe Salt & Sauna offers a series of wellness services for guests seeking additional relief from illnesses as well as those looking for a day of relaxation while easily improving their general health & well being. They are a health and wellness facility. They offer medical grade salt therapy and infrared saunas with medical grade chromotherapy.

Check out Breathe Salt & Sauna located at 480 B Village Walk Lane, Johnson Creek during their hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 7am-4pm, Sunday closed. Explore their services at breathesaltandsauna.com and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/breathesaltandsauna/  Or call (920) 699-9399 to book an appointment today!

If you are interested in learning more about joining the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, please call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at 920-674-3002 and ask to speak with Tina or Sarah.

Social Distancing Cash Mob Held at Neighbors at 13 East

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Group of people standing at the front of a restaurant representing the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Manager Jenni Seisser holds a "I've Been Mobbed" sign surrounded by a few of the attendees showing their support for their local business

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce held it's first ever Social Distancing CA$H MOB on Tuesday, June 30 from Noon-2:00pm at Neighbors at 13 East.  Social distancing was encouraged, hand sanitizer was provided at the front door and face masks were a personal choice.  There was also a carryout option.  We also held a 50/50 raffle, and the winnings were generously donated back to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

The concept of a CA$H MOB is to infuse cash into a local business quickly by a group of people via shopping or dining on a predetermined date and time.  This is an opportune way to show support for our local businesses, especially during these difficult times.

CA$H MOBS are also a networking opportunity for chamber members to connect with new faces.  

The next CA$H MOB will be announced on the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Facebook page soon!  Stay tuned!

Please contact Tina or Sarah at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc if you have an questions about our Chamber.  920-674-3002

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and SERVPRO Welcomes New Chamber Member

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

2 people presenting a plaque SERVPRO Employee and Jefferson Chamber Member Ambassador Sarah Welcomes New Member With Plaque

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is a proud member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  We are equally proud to be represented by Sarah A., a Marketing Representative for SERVPRO, who is also a Chamber Ambassador and in the photo.   On June 5, 2020, a dedication program was held for a new Jefferson Chamber member, Photo Dr. Kevin Gess is the owner of Photo Dr.  The other person in the photo, all properly social distancing, is Ralph Lasso from Premier Bank.  He is also a chamber ambassador. Photo Dr. does all kinds of photo work, including restoration, retouching and specialty manipulation. Each photo will get personalized attention and your satisfaction is guaranteed.  The website is http://www.photodr911.com/ For all your fire and water damage needs, or mold remediation or deodorization issues, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc 920-674-3002.

Designing a Post-coronavirus Office

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Thank you to our partners at Midstate Insurance for sharing this important article designed to help employers get their office ready for when employees return back from the post-coronavirus safer-at-home orders.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviors and expanding remote work options, employers can help prevent the spread of future diseases, and protect the health and safety of employees.

Physical Changes to Workplaces

As employers prepare for employees who will be returning to the office, organizations can consider the following best practices for their office space:

-Increasing each employee’s personal space, and ensuring desks are 6 feet or more apart

-Creating walls and barriers between cubicles

-Creating a walk-traffic flow that discourages congestion

-Updating air-filtration systems

-Installing automatic doors

-Installing UV lighting systems

-Installing no-touch soap dispensers and sinks in bathrooms

-Making hand sanitizer and cleaning products readily available

While updating practices to best prevent the spread of illnesses will also require changes in behavior, employers can take a step in the right direction by ensuring their physical office space is aligned with encouraged behaviors of employees.

Behavioral Changes

While every business is different, there are practices many organizations can implement and behaviors they can encourage. Common post-coronavirus adjustments may include:

-Create expectations for handwashing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the best actions to prevent the spread of coronaviruses is washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Encourage employees to do so often, and consider creating policies to reinforce this behavior.

-Ban or discourage shaking of hands. While shaking hands is an instinct in many cases, this practice can spread germs, diseases and illnesses at an expedited rate.

-Increase cleaning schedules. According to the CDC, COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for up to 12 hours, creating a potential risk of transmission. Review how cleaning schedules can be more frequent and thorough.

-Adjust meeting practices. Encourage limited amounts of participants in meetings, and advise them to spread out and avoid sharing multi-touch devices.

Technology Considerations for Employers

Beyond updating office layouts and encouraging virus resistant practices, some employers are considering how the use of technology can aid in efforts to prevent the spread of diseases. Some organizations are tracking employees’ distances through cellphones or other devices, and even screening employees and guests for high body temperatures. Employers can also consider installing or expanding the use of hands-free voice assistants, such as Amazon, Google or Apple devices, with the intent of reducing the use of shared technology surfaces used by multiple employees. While not all of these changes will make sense or be feasible for all organizations, employers can consider how updated business practices can encourage social distancing, and reduce the touching of shared surfaces—both during and even after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expanding Telecommuting Options

According to a survey of U.S. employers by the Computing Technology Industry Association conducted in 2019, more than two-thirds of respondents across a range of different industries and professions reported increased productivity when workers telecommuted full- or part-time. While the feasibility of remote work varies depending on an employee’s job responsibilities, expanding remote work options offers other benefits as well. These additional benefits can include:

-Increased flexibility

-Increased retention

-Reduced greenhouse emissions

-The ability to tap into a broader talent pool

-Fewer opportunities for diseases such as coronaviruses to spread

Notably, by expanding remote opportunities postcoronavirus, employers can reduce the amount of human interaction that takes place at a physical location. Also, by allowing remote work, employees who are sick are less likely to physically attend the office. Best practices for expanding remote work include creating outlined companywide remote practices, rather than leaving remote work approval requests up to the subjective opinion of a manager. As employers consider how they can best create remote work policies, many considerations factor into the equation. 

Preparing for Future Pandemics

Even after reopening, health experts warn that businesses should also be prepared for future pandemics. Additional waves of COVID-19 could reemerge in the near future, and employers should create plans that account for partial or full closings of office locations.

Prepare Your Post-coronavirus Office

As employers plan for how to operate post-coronavirus, creating preventive best practices can set up organizations for success. While the easy return-to-work procedure will be to fall back on existing practices, the COVID-19 pandemic allows an opportunity for organizations to consider how creating an updated workplace with virus-resistant practices, as well as expanding remote work opportunities can prepare them for future pandemics.

As employees reenter the job market, post-coronavirus practices will be top of mind. By being proactive and establishing appropriate measures and practices, employers can not only help prevent the spreading of diseases—but put employees at ease, knowing that necessary steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of those who will be spending time at the office.

As laws and guidelines related to COVID-19 change, employers should consult with legal counsel when updating or changing policies. 

For all of your professional commercial cleaning service needs or if you are looking for an emergency cleaning service, call SERVRPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc 920-674-3002.

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Tips for Working From Home With Family

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

Various Tips to Social Distance At Home Social Distancing Can Be Accomplished At Home

How To Make Physical Distancing Work For Your Family

Physical distancing has presented parents with challenges that most of us have never faced before. Adjusting to working at home can blur the line between family life and work life.

Many of us at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc are parents, so just like you, we’ve been looking for strategies that will work for our families. Below are just a few approaches we’ve found so far. While we realize every family has unique circumstances, we hope you’ll find something here that’s helpful.

Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate.

If both parents are trying to work from home, remember that you’re on the same team together. Try to set up a schedule that suits everyone. Some of us are taking shifts, where one parent works from 8:30am to 12:00pm, while the other cares for the kids, then switching from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Make a plan, but leave room to be flexible.

…Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults…

EPHESIANS 4:2

Include your kids.

Ask your children to “help” in ways that make sense for their ages. You might help them make a “Time to Work” sign for you, then explain that when you hang it on the door, that means you need to concentrate. Help them make special artwork for your workspace—especially if you’ll be in video meetings. Your kids are more likely to respect boundaries between work time and family time if they feel invested in both.

Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds… Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

DEUTERONOMY 11:18-19

Set realistic expectations.

“Productivity” looks different right now than it did three months ago. And, most of the people you work with are likely dealing with issues very similar to yours. Be a living example of the things you hope to receive from others. Give grace to your coworkers, to your children, and to yourself.

The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

As much as you can, enjoy this time you have together. It may be hard to remember right now, but just a few months ago, many of us were trying to find ways to spend more time with our kids. It’s true that our current circumstances come with real challenges. But, it’s also true that we have the power to choose how we respond. We can see them as setbacks that are causing us pain, or as opportunities to draw our families closer than ever. If you are looking for a deep cleaning sanitation company who specializes in both professional commercial cleaning and professional residential cleaning, call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc 920-674-3002.  You can search for emergency cleaning company near me or local commercial cleaning company and you should find SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc.  Visit us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram!

Invitation: SERVPRO of Jefferson County To Disinfect First Responder Vehicles

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Announcement Flyer for First Responder Vehicle Disinfecting SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Teams Up with the Jefferson County Fair Grounds to Help Local First Responders

During this unprecedented time and the concerns of COVID-19 continue to be both local and global issues, we at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc would like to give something back to our local first responders.  As a way of saying "Thank You" to them for their service and putting their own safety at risk to protect us, SERVPRO has teamed up with the Jefferson County Fair Grounds to host an event where we will clean and disinfect first responder work vehicles of biohazards, including coronavirus and various types of bacteria.  This is all done free of charge to our service people.  We want to make the people in these vehicles feel safe while they are serving our community.  

For all First Response Vehicles, we offer towel surface disinfecting and microbial misting.  If you are interested in having your vehicle disinfected, please call the office to RSVP so we can assign you a specific time.  This event will be held on April 30, 2020 at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

If you have concerns about virus exposure and a need to have your home or business cleaned and disinfected, please call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc 920-674-3002.

INVITATION: SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County To Disinfect First Responder Vehicles

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County would like to give something back to our local first responders during this COVID-19 pandemic.  As a way of saying "Thank You" for their service and putting their own safety at risk to protect us, SERVPRO will host a free event where we will clean and disinfect first responder work vehicles of biohazards, including coronavirus and various types of bacteria.  This is all done free of charge to our service people.  We want to make the people in these vehicles feel safe while they are serving our community.  

For all First Response Vehicles, we offer towel surface disinfecting and microbial misting.  If you are interested in having your vehicle disinfected, please call the office to RSVP so we can assign you a specific time.  This event will be held on April 23, 2020 at our Waukesha location from 10 am until 2 pm.  

If you have concerns about virus exposure and a need to have your home or business cleaned and disinfected, please call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County 262-542-0900.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Hosts Another Successful Annual Fundraiser

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

Sets of Bean Bags and Boards and sponsor Banner Sponsors Banner and Winning Set of Boards

On March 7, 2020 SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County and SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc hosted their annual fund raising event.  This year was our most successful event where almost $7,000 was raised!  All proceeds went to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Over 100 people attended the event which equated to 39 teams of two, sponsors, donors and spectators.  In addition to the fun bean bags tournament, participants enjoyed a bloody mary bar, snacks, music, hamburgers, italian sausages and brat sandwiches.  

SERVPRO would like to thank all our sponsors.  Our sponsors include:

Gold Level:

  • Alexander Plumbing & Associates
  • Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network
  • Gordon J. Meier
  • Guardian Credit Union
  • Homesite Property Inspections
  • Kohl's Corporation
  • Nonn's Flooring
  • Smoke-Out Cleaners
  • Woodstock Properties Maintenance

Silver Level:

  • Bob Adams Employee Benefits Consultant

Bronze Level:

  • Clip Art Hair Studio
  • Emperor's Kitchen
  • Encompass Realty
  • Express Care Walk-In Clinic
  • MicroAnalytical
  • Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings
  • R&R Insurance Services
  • Wood Specialties

Most Loved Award

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

An award symbol that states 2020 most loved 2020 Most Loved Company #SERVPROjeffersoncountyoconomowoc

Congrats to Our 2020 Winners!

Parents of Hulafrog voted & SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc rocked it. SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc received  the Most Loved Business in the cleaning category. 

Hulafrog is a great site to visit to get information about community events. SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc loves to be a part of community events, so we use to the website to see how we can get involved.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is very honored that Hulafrog voted us the most loved in the cleaning category. SERVPRO is always striving for the great customer experience.

Upcoming Events In Jefferson

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Bridge over a river Beautiful Jefferson, WI Bridge

As a proud member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, we at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc like to share events that are scheduled in the near future within the community.  These events are hosted by local businesses, churches and many volunteers who live in our area. We want to promote these events and encourage community participation.   Please review the following link to learn about the upcoming events:

What's Happening and Events In Jefferson, WI

One of the events listed is our 4th Annual Bean Bags Tournament.  This is a fun fundraiser where all proceeds will go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  As a fire mitigation company, we want to recognize those first responders, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Click on that link to learn more about our event or how you can donate to our event.

For all your fire cleanup and restoration needs, call the certified fire and smoke restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc (920) 674-3002.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County Donates To Homeless Shelter

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee wearing winter coat carrying a bag filled with hot food walking up a sidewalk Tina, From SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc, Delivers a Freshly Prepared Meal To a Local Shelter

Giving back to those in need is very important in every community.  The team at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc recognizes that giving back to the communities that we serve is not just a duty, but also an obligation.  The Executive Leadership team believes that God wants us to help those in need and one great way to do that is providing a hot meal to those that are homeless.  

The employees at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc were split into two teams and had a contest to see which team would donate the most money during the last quarter of 2019.  The money raised has been and will continue to be used to purchase food for the shelter.

Twice already the employees at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc purchased and prepared meals for the shelter.  One time a taco bar was prepared with hot ground beef and all the related items.  For the most recent donation groceries were purchase in order to prepare a fresh and hot lasagna meal with mixed salad, bread and dessert.  The photo shows one of the SERVPRO employees proudly delivering the hot meal.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is proud to be able to help our communities and neighbors during challenging times. 

To learn more about SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc and the services that we provide, please call at (920) 674-3002.    

 

Some Raffle Items At SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Fund Raiser

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Collage of 3 photos showing different items to be raffled, including movie passes, pizza parties, Culvers gift certificates Just a Small Sample of the Donated Items For Raffle

The leadership team at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc continues to promote the 4th Annual Bean Bag Tournament Fund Raiser. All proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  This is one way that SERVPRO wants to give back to the communities that we serve, particularly the first responders that have died in the line of duty.

As you an see in this photo, these are just some of the 80+ items that have been donated by local businesses and friends of SERVPRO to help support this wonderful event.  We have movie night themed baskets, pizza themed baskets, delicious food items and toys from Culvers, and  plenty of donated adult beverages. 

The event in 2019 raised over $4,000 and we are hopeful that we will exceed that amount this year. 

To learn more about this event or to make a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, please call our Marketing Department and ask to speak with Brad and he will assist you.  920-674-3002.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County Welcomes New Chamber Member

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Female presenting a plaque to two males with a Thrivent Financial sign hanging on the wall behind them Sarah From SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Welcomes Thrivent Financial to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

Sarah, a Marketing Representative for the team at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc, who is also a Jefferson Chamber of Commerce volunteer Ambassador, would like to welcome Michael Stade and Brian Dostelak as the newest members of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  Michael and Brian are with Thrivent Financial.  

Thrivent connects faith and finances for good.  They are ready to help you, your family and your community thrive.  To find out more about their services, please visit their website: Thrivent 

To visit them in person, stop by their office located at 426 McMillen Place, Fort Atkinson.

By joining the Chamber you can utilize all the benefits such as advocacy, professional development, community events, public visibility, awards & incentive programs. 

This photo shows Sarah presenting Michael and Brian with their Jefferson Chamber plaque.  

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc to Host 4th Annual Fund Raiser

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

Set of bean bag boards with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation logo on it and a sign with all 2019 sponsors Last Year's Winning Bean Bag Boards Set and All 2019 Sponsors

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is pleased to announce that we are again hosting our annual fund raising event.  We are hosting a bean bags/cornhole tournament on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

This is our 4th Annual Fund Raiser and like last year, our proceeds will again be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  In the 3 years combined, we have raised over $10,000.  

In the restoration industry, we often are one of the first on site to help clean up after a fire.  It is the first responders who take the risk to help the people living in their community, and sometimes that get hurt or make the ultimate sacrifice while on the job.  By supporting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, this is our way at SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc to show appreciation and give back to those families who are dealing with the loss of a fire fighter.

If you are a first-responder who is interested in registering to play in the tournament, or you would like to make a contribution, please call our Marketing Department at SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at (920) 674-3002.

We are also looking for local businesses to help support this event by donating a prize or by becoming an official sponsor.  If you are interested in being a sponsor or donating a prize, call us at (920) 674-3002 and ask to speak with one of our Marketing Team members.

Co-Owner of SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Is Elected As President-Elect to Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Female standing in front of SERVPRO sign Co-Owner of SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc - Tina S.

Please join us in congratulating Tina as the newly elected President-Elect to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  We are proud that Tina will continue to be representing SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc on this Board.  Tina has been highly active on this Board and is proud to have been nominated and voted for this new role.  Her colleagues felt that she is worthy and capable of handling these additional duties.  Tina will be spending this next year learning from the current Board President and will assume the role as President in the Fall of 2020.

Tina has already been involved in numerous projects for the Chamber and she will be able to translate that experience over into being their next Board President.  Look for Tina at many of the Chamber events.

Congratulations Tina!

Local Chamber of Commerce Spotlights SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO orange house with the words water cleanup and restoration and the phone number SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Is A Proud Member Of The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce has selected SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc to spotlight on their own website.  

Click the following link to view the video interview that was done with Sarah, a Marketing Representative with SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc.  Sarah does a great job explaining why she loves her job with SERVPRO and her role as Ambassador with the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.  You will also learn more about some of the services that SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc can provide.

http://jeffersonchamberwi.com/?p=3515

To learn more about the Jefferson Chamber, click on the following:  http://jeffersonchamberwi.com/

Call SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc for all your fire damage, water damage, mold remediation, deodorization and asbestos abatement needs at (920) 674-3002

SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Marketing Representative Is Chamber Ambassador

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

Female shaking hands with male who is presenting him with a Chamber plaque Sarah from SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc Welcomes New member to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce

The team at SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc would like to thank Sarah for volunteering to be an "Ambassador" with the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

In her voluntary role as Ambassador, Sarah's primary duties with the Chamber are: 

  1. Promote member benefits to current members.
  2. Help grow the Chamber by encouraging new members to join.
  3. Participate in Chamber events such as ribbon cutting ceremonies and plaque presentations.

By joining the Chamber you can utilize all the benefits such as advocacy, professional development, community events, public visibility, awards & incentive programs.  

You may see Sarah driving around one of our SERVPRO vehicles within Jefferson County.  Sarah has worked for two different SERVPRO businesses so she is very familiar with the restoration industry and will answer many of your questions.  

This photo shows Sarah welcoming a new member to the Chamber.

Bags Tournament

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Logo of National Fallen Firefighter Foundation on a set of bags boards Annual Fundraiser #nationalfallenfirefighterfoundation #SERVPROjeffersoncountyoconomowoc

SERVPRO Jefferson  County/Oconomowoc Hosts Annual Fund Raiser

 SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc, along with their local business partners and sponsors helped raise $4,000 in Support of National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  “Giving back to our community to support the families who lost a loved one that was a first responder is very important,” says Todd Szada, co-owner of SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc.  “We see fire losses every day and we know how important the first responders are to putting out these fires. We see the sacrifices that the firefighters make to do their job.  But sometimes the ultimate sacrifice happens and we want to help those families who hav ego cope with that loss forever,” said Szada.  SERVPRO hosted their third annual bean bag tournament in March 2019 to help raise funds for this very worthy cause. They received donations and sponsorships from local businesses and had over 70 items donated to put toward raffles. 34 teams played in the event and over 100 people attended. Fox 6 News was also in attendance to record the event.   The money raised was given to the National Organization. Please visit their website to learn more about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation or to make a donation https://www.firehero.org If you have questions about the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation or have a fire loss that needs professionals to help with the clean-up, please call SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc at (920) 674-3002. 

Delafield Chamber of Commerce

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Banner of a harvest moon with information about Delafield Fall Fest Delafield Chamber of Commerce Fall fest

SERVPRO Participates in Local Fall Festival

Tina Szada, co-owner of SERVPRO Southwest Waukesha County and SERVPRO Jefferson County/Oconomowoc is a proud Board Member on the Chamber of Commerce for Delafield, WI.  As a board member, she was a full participant in the annual Fall Fest held on October 5, 2019.  The event included a chili cook-off, serving craft beer and great food along live music by two local bands.  Tina is proud that SERVPRO is a Chamber member and enjoys being an active member on the Board to help plan special events in the community. According to Tina, “This is a great way to meet other local business owners and spend money that stays within the community.”

Please join Tina and other members of the SERVPRO family for other special events that the Delafield Chamber is hosting.  Check out the website at https://delafieldchamber.com/

Breakfast with Reindeer:  December 7, 2019 8 a.m. to Noon (SERVPRO is a proud sponsor)

Ladies Night out:  November 7, 2019 and December 12, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. (SERVPRO is a proud sponsor)

Delafreeze:  January 11, 2020

Lake Country Community Fest:  March 14, 2020 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tri-Chamber Golf Outing:  June 5, 2020 @ Western Lakes Golf Club

Jefferson County Fair

7/20/2018 (Permalink)

Todd, one of the owners with the SERVPRO logo. #SERVPROjeffersoncountyoconomowoc @SERVPROjefferson

This past week SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc was a sponsor at the Jefferson County Fair.

At the fair you were able to see the SERVPRO logo on the people movers all through the fair.

Some of our staff attended the fair and enjoyed the food and music. The cheese curds were delicious! Randy Houser was amazing!

Hope you were able to get the fair and that you had a great time!

Did You Know?

1/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you to be able to contact emergency services in your time of need.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc Smart Tip: Did you know that many old cellphones can still be used to call 9-1-1 even without a connected service? Just make sure the phone is charged and within range of a signal.

Happy Halloween

11/2/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc hope you received more treats than tricks this Halloween.

To all of the heroes out there, both in costume and in uniform, SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc hope you had a #HappyHalloween.

Always Here to Help

10/2/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will always be here to help, no matter if it's a fire or water disaster.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc gave you tips to stay prepared all September long, but if the worst does happen and you find yourself in need of trained professionals, you know we'll always be here to help.

National PrepareAthon! Day

10/1/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you and your loved ones to always be prepared no matter what disaster may strike.

September 30th was National PrepareAthon! Day, and it was about taking action! SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to make a plan, communicate with your loved ones and prepare yourself so that when disaster comes, we are all ready.

3 Days

9/28/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc looks out for you and your family even before disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows if you don't have enough food and water for AT LEAST 3 days, then it's time you head to the grocery store. Please start saving now, so you are better prepared for when an unforeseen disaster strikes.

Food & Water to Last...

9/25/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc along with The American Red Cross want you to be prepared.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows in a disaster, access to everyday necessities can be extremely limited. Our partners at The American Red Cross recommend you are prepared with food and water to last your family AT LEAST ___ days. Do you know the answer?

Emergency Phone Book

9/10/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks that sometimes you may have to resort to "old school" tactics to get through a disaster.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc remembers when you actually had to keep up with people's digits. If a disaster kills the power, you'll have to rely on memory to get in touch. Or keep a physical address book handy. You'll be glad you did. 

Extended Power Outage Prep

9/3/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you and your loved ones to be prepared not only this month, but every month of the year.

Here's a suggestion from SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc for National Preparedness Month; during an extended power outage, ATMs & credit card machines may not work. Include extra $$ in your emergency kit. #NatlPrep

The Safety of Your Students

9/2/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc want's to make sure every student will have a safe, educational and fun school year.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to ensure the safety of your students by regularly practicing emergency procedures.

Here's a FREE classroom curriculum: http://go.usa.gov/NrFk

Multiple Routes & New Drivers

8/31/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure the people that are important to you the most can get to safety fast.

Here's a back to school tip from SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc. Keep new drivers safe by showing them multiple routes to school in case they need to evacuate during an emergency.

Strangers & Your Children

8/28/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure that your school knows which adults can pick up your children.

Schools have different policies when it comes to strangers interacting with your children. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc suggests to inform your school of any adults who have permission to pick up your children.

Family Communications Plan

8/26/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants your family to be better prepared when disaster strikes.

Disasters can strike at any moment! SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows developing a family communications plan ensures your family is better prepared and accounted for during an emergency.

The New School Year

8/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure you have everything covered to be fully prepared for the new school year.

The new school year is fast-approaching, and many students will be entering school for the first time. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like to know how your family will prepare for school.

Emergency Kit Preparness

8/10/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants you to be prepared for whatever happens.

Which of these items does NOT belong in your emergency kit? Did you answer fruit? SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows it's important to pack nonperishable items in your supply kit to keep your food from spoiling. Don't forget nonperishable foods for your pets, too. Find more necessities at ready.gov/build-a-kit #NatlPrep

Our Local Insurance Partners

6/30/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is very grateful to work with our local insurance partners to help their clients when disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like to thank our local insurance partners who keep our customers covered when disaster strikes! 

Happy Flag Day

6/15/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc hope you had a very happy Flag Day.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc hoped everyone had a Happy Flag Day! We'd love to see your images of Old Glory flying high, share them with us!

Happy Memorial Day!

5/26/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc honors those who have provided the ultimate service. Thank you!

From our SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc team to yours, we hope you had a Happy Memorial Day!

Have a GREAT Holiday Weekend!

5/22/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like you to know we are here 24/7 through the long holiday weekend.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like you to have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. Even though it's a long holiday weekend, we will still be on call 24/7 if a water or fire disaster may interrupt your fun.

Driving In The Rain

5/13/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc keeps your safety in mind under any weather condition.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like you to stay safe in the rain and avoid hydroplaning by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves. Remember to brake with a light touch by maintaining mild pressure on the brake pedal.

Save On Your Energy Bill

4/24/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc believes in being more energy efficient and would like to help you out with this weeks tip.

Old buildings often have leaky windows and doors. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc suggests to solve this problem with the help of this week's tip.

Earth Day Is Everyday

4/23/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc works hard to be environmentally friendly on all of our jobs and through out the year.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is happy that Earth Day has finally arrived. How will you make a difference today and through out the year to be environmentally friendly?

Earth Day & Lightbulbs

4/17/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like for you to GO GREEN this Earth Day.

How many SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc employees does it take to change a lightbulb? A lot actually and man, are they tired.

Emergency Preparedness Kits.

3/26/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is preparing to help you out for what ever may happen at your home or business.

This week SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is gathering supplies for our Emergency Preparedness Kits. We'll show you how it turns out, so you can make one for your home or business.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

3/17/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc hope you have a FUN and SAFE St. Patricks Day!

Happy #StPatricksDay from your friends in green at SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc!

We Are Dedicated to Helping You

3/10/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is here to help you recover in your time of need.

We know you count on us when you need help most. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is dedicated to helping you recover after a flood or fire.

Floods are Unpredictable

3/4/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has your safety in mind.

Floods are unpredictable and can occur in regions that have never seen rain. Take these precautions to minimize damage to your belongings should a heavy rainfall be in your forecast. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc wants to make sure that you're safe in any weather event.

We Have You Covered

3/3/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc will always have you covered in any type of situation.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has you covered. Everything under your roof, everyone under ours.

SERVPRO And the American Red Cross

3/2/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc and the American Red Cross are here to help you in your time of need.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc is proud to be a national sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ Program. #BeAHero