BRATTLEBORO — Tom and Sally Fegley announced the launching of a new property management business serving Windham County today. Windham Property Management, Inc. (WPMI) offers easy one-stop shopping for a full range of property management services.
"We know of no other property management company in the area with such a comprehensive range of services," said Tom Fegley, "Other managers offer bits and pieces, but not a full range."
WPMI will handle both residential and commercial properties. On the residential front it will serve both single family and multi-unit building owners.
WPMI will rent vacancies and handle tenant care. It will perform both short-term and long-term caretaking as well as house checking. WPMI will assume maintenance and cleaning tasks. It will perform Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP) inspections for lead paint. Working with a host of cooperating local contractors, WPMI will oversee painting, landscaping, snow removal and sanding, plumbing and electrical repairs, and construction coordination.
"What really sets us apart," said Fegley, "is that we will also take on special projects. If you want to arrive to your Vermont retreat for the weekend to find flowers and a full refrigerator, we will do that. If you want the peace of mind knowing someone will look after your house while you go south for the winter, we will do that too."
Between them, Tom and Sally Fegley bring over 20 years of property management experience to support their endeavor. In addition, Sally is a licensed real estate salesperson working for Better Homes and Gardens — The Masiello Group brokerage firm in Brattleboro. She is also a designated Real Property Administrator with BOMI (Building Owners and Managers Institute).
Windham Property Managemet, Inc. is fully insured.
For more information, visit windhampmi.com.
Vermont Photonics receives Commerce Department award
BRATTLEBORO >> Vermont Photonics Technologies Corp. was one of a number of small businesses to receive a monetary award from the U.S. Commerce Department for Innovation Research. The Commerce Department awarded $3.3 million, of which Vermont Photonics received $97,023 for investment in a high-accuracy angle generator for precision measurements, described as a technique to improve angle measurement for better X-ray diffraction for molecular characterization in fields such as material science and biotechnology.
"Small businesses across our nation develop the new technologies, advance manufacturing processes, and products that ensure the United States remains the world's leading innovator," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. "The Department of Commerce is committed to supporting these U.S. businesses that strengthen our economy and create jobs here at home."
"These awards demonstrate the importance of measurement science to launching innovative products and solving pressing technical challenges," said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie E. May. "Continually pushing the technology envelope helps to secure our country's position in the global economy."
Awardees in 12 states, ranging in size from one to 115 employees, will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The competitively selected awardees submitted proposals in response to calls for innovative products to solve specific technology challenges in advanced manufacturing, advanced sensing for manufacturing, biomanufacturing, cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity and technology transfer.