2015 Maintenance Seminar Recap

Thank you to all who attended our 2015 Maintenance Seminar, held at Resthaven Park Mortuary and Cemetery!

We had a great line up of speakers this year that covered everything from turf, to water, to safety, and more. Our backhoe rodeo was heavily participated in, and everyone had a great time. A big congratulations to our winners: 1st – Henry Garcia with Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries; 2nd – Barry Berkezchuk with Mountain View Cemetery; 3rd – Adam Stevens with Sunland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Also congratulations to our Invention Competition Winner, Paul Canisales with Paradise Memorial Gardens, for your genius invention to make urn placements easier. We always appreciate your new and unique ideas!

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  • “Granite & Bronze Cleaning Tips” – Ricardo Guevara, Matthews Intl. Granite Division
  • “Before Help Arrives – Lifesaving Techniques” – Jonathan Hill, Paramedic/Firefighter, City of Phoenix
  • “Water Budgeting” – Haley Paul, Water Conservation Specialist, City of Gilbert
  • “Turf Wars: Keeping Your Grass Green” – Dr. David Kopec, The University of Arizona
  • “Spring Plantings” – Jon Berg & Adam Hernandez, Valley Crest Companies
  •  “Backhoe Inspection” – Peck Maxedon, A-Z Equipment Rentals[/su_box]

Of course, we couldn’t do it without our vendors and sponsors:

Thank You to our Breakfast Sponsor:


Thank You to our Lunch Sponsor:


Thank You to our Event Sponsor:



We hope that everyone that attended gained something valuable from meeting new vendors/customers, connecting with old vendors/customers, and listening to our educational speakers.

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