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Sponsor of the Month

The Sponsor of the Month
for October is:
Mike's Quality Painting
Pictured: Tori Domaille and
Miriam Freeman

Miriam and her husband Mike are owners of Mike's Quality Painting. We Mean It: Mike’s Quality Painting. Quality is not a word we use lightly at Mike’s Quality Painting. We aim to set ourselves above every other Albuquerque painting company. So, when we say we’re committed to quality, we mean it. You can see it in our:

Mike’s been in the industry since he was a boy, first painting houses for his dad, a home builder in Texas. He’s been painting ever since he moved to Albuquerque, and the last 10 years he was in a partnership with his brother. He started Mike’s Quality Painting to realize the vision of a painting company committed to quality—one that’s organized, operated, and marketed a little bit differently than your average painting company.

Mike’s Quality Painting is a woman/minority/family-owned business. While Mike’s in the field with his crew, the day-to-day operations are managed by his wife, Miriam, and mom, Jule.

8405 4th St.
Los Ranchos, NM 87114





November 14, 2017 Meeting: 

Building Envelope Commissioning:  What it is and Why You Should Care

This course will give an overview of the building envelope commissioning (BECx) process. As LEED v4 comes online, envelope commissioning will be increasingly required. It is an invaluable method for evaluating and improving the design and construction of the building envelope as designs, materials and construction techniques become more complex, and performance requirements more stringent.  

- Identify the documents and guidelines that define the BECx process, including LEED v4

- Understand the process, goals and critical milestones of envelope commissioning

- Identify common mistakes and missed opportunities in the BECx process

- Recognize the value envelope commissioning / consulting adds to the project for the owner, design team, contractor and occupant

Sara Rain Stewart, AIA has practiced architecture and provided consulting services since receiving her Masters in Architecture from UNM in 2002. In 2010, she founded Avocet Design & Consulting, LLC. Drawing on a strong foundation of building science, Sara provides consulting to owners, contractors and architects with the goal of enhancing durability and longevity of the building through better detailing and construction of the building envelope.

To compliment her practice, Sara provides workforce training to industry professionals through the Santa Fe Community College NM Energy Smart Academy and instructs for the NEEC Building Operator Certification program.

In her free time, Sara may be found hiking, mountain biking and camping where ever the sun is shining.

Compentencies: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, Human Factors, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Sponsor Presenter for this event will be
Karen Cook with Interface

We Would Like to Thank Our Annual Sponsors







Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter 

IFMA NM was honored to have Mary Gaurer, Representative in the House of Delegates perform the swearing in of our Officers for 2017/2018.


 2017-2018 Officers and Directors

Maria Dion, President, 2017-18pres@ifmanm.org
Jim Lloyd, Vice President, vicepresident@ifmanm.org
Andrew DeMattos, Past President, pastpresident@ifmanm.org
Rick Henrard, Program Manager, program@ifmanm.org
Diana Cordova, Treasurer, treasurer@ifmanm.org

Amy Townsley, Secretary,secretary@ifmanm.org

Peggy Baca, Director, dir@ifmanm.org

Marissa Oakeley, Marketing Chair, marketing@ifmanm.org
Amy Lawler, Sponsorship Chair, sponsorship@ifmanm.org
Mary Anne Giangola, CFM, Backup, backup@ifmanm.org
Maryhelen Pridham , Chapter Administrator newchapadmin@ifmanm.org

The energies of many people are needed for our Chapter to function. Would you like to get more involved? Contact one of the persons above to learn how.


Our numbers are growing! We are proud that our ratio of Professional to Associate members is 75%:25%. We appreciate our Associate members, as they are in the field every day contacting facility managers. As you can see, many of our Associate members are helping the chapter to grow even more. Thank you for your support! For more information about membership in the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA, contact Maryhelen Pridham.





Join IFMANM today.  It's quick and it's easy. 

 Individual benefits:

  • Local, global and industry-specific networking with a knowledgeable and supportive community of facility professionals.
  • Opportunities to hone your skills, broaden your expertise and heighten your credibility in all FM-related areas.
  • Opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally — earn recognition with an IFMA credential, get involved in association activities and contribute to the advancement of your profession.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in your field.
  • Raise your professional profile as an FM dedicated to best-in-class facility management.


Company benefits:

  • See a noticeable improvement in the efficiency and productivity of your facility and FM team.
  •  Identify facility strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking studies.
  • Best workplace practices, sustainability how-to guides and relevant FM training at your facility professional’s fingertips.
  • Heighten awareness of issues, trends and legislation affecting the workplace.
  • Reduce liability risks through an informed FM staff.
  • Reliable information on the latest product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs.


Visit:  www.ifma.org

Don't forget to join the New Mexico Chapter when registering.



The IFMA Spring Conference attracted 50 attendees and 15 sponsors to the Sandia Resort and Casino for a day of "Disruption & Resilience: from Surviving to Thriving."

Five speakers graced the conference hall with their perspectives on the topic. Here are some of the take-aways: 

Jonathan Lewis: Old principles of success may be your undoing.

Wayne Whitzell: Remember not to remember.

Matt Procter: Don't live in the "what" - live in the reason behind it.

Larry Morgan: What's it going to cost if we do this?  What's it going to cost if we don't do this?

Charles Rath: We must develop the capacity to adapt.

Other conference highlights: Board President Andrew DeMattos provided a great acknowledgement of Mary Anne Giangola for her years of service to the IFMA NM Chapter.  Los Angeles Comedienne Rachel Hroncich provided real-life disruption and emceed the event.

Attendees and Sponsors, we'll be sending a brief survey for your feedback. For those of you who missed the conference, we hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Click here to view Conference Brochure

  The  2017 World Workplace now has 11 of our members attending.

World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

  • Date: Oct?. 18-20, 2017
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center