Category: Guiding Principles

A Message from Tom Today I want to address an important subject for everyone – your health. Yes, a very personal matter but one that is essential to all of us. In the past years, you have helped our organization grow and flourish through your hard work, dedication and discipline. Guardian is a healthy company… read more »

The annual Guardian Resident Survey responses have been reviewed and tabulated, and we want to recognize some outstanding communities who achieved noteworthy scores on this year’s survey! Congratulations to all, keep up the great work! How’s this for bragging rights: Guardian communities achieved an overall “superior rating” for our office and maintenance staff professionalism and response… read more »

Customer Service Month 2014 is at a close! You can continue to celebrate all year long by finding ways big and small to brighten your residents’ days and make their lives a little easier. Check out these awesome photos of this year’s activities for a little inspiration! Thanks for making this month special, Guardian team!… read more »

Each year Guardian communities celebrate Green Awareness Month, dedicated to educating ourselves and our residents about all the ways we can reduce our impact on the environment. We found that many of our managers were able to make a huge impact in very small ways, like installing energy efficient light bulbs in apartment homes and… read more »

Bridge Meadows is an innovative community designed to bring together three generations to support families adopting children from foster care and an opportunity for elders to have a sense of community and purpose. Located in Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood, Bridge Meadows offers apartments for residents 55 years and older, gardens and a courtyard for gathering. An Intergenerational… read more »

Housing costs in Washington County are among the highest in Oregon, and an estimated half of the 70,000 renting households in this county live in housing that is unaffordable. This fact alone makes the preservation of 69 affordable apartments at Farmington Meadows a reason to celebrate. Guardian Real Estate Services, in partnership with HUD and… read more »

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Guardian is once again hosting our annual Green Awareness Month starting April 1! We’re asking Guardian communities near and far to take steps, however small, to make their community a more environmentally friendly place to live. Last year our communities did amazing things like help their residents sign… read more »

We are very lucky to have an outstanding team of professionals here at Guardian, and we are excited to be able to nominate them for one of the Portland area multifamily industry’s most coveted honors: The ACE Awards, presented by Multifamily NW. Nominations have been sent and the award winners will be announced on May… read more »

Robert Falcouner (Crystal Lake, Milwaukie, OR) and PM Tiffany Glines celebrate Robert’s Top Shop! We were amazed at the number of Top Shop winners we have had thus far in Q1 of 2014! Thank you to all of you for representing our company with caring attitudes, outstanding service, and professionalism.As a reminder, each of these… read more »

Intern Grace performs various office tasks that keep our business running smoothly De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon places a premium on real world work as part of the high school experience. To accomplish this goal, the school partners with local business in their Corporate Internship Program. Business partners operate in… read more »

Strictly following Fair Housing Law not only limits your personal liability and that of the company you work for, but it also ensures that everyone has equal opportunity to obtain housing that works for their family. Often Fair Housing can seem like an overwhelming set of rules, but keeping these four tips in mind will… read more »

We are proud to have a large team of dedicated employees that work hard to make Guardian a successful business and a great place to work. Each year at the Guardian Leadership Conference, we honor a group of employees that has demonstrated a commitment to their job that goes above and beyond the call of… read more »

Each year we honor those employees who have earned outstanding scores on their secret shops. The individuals listed below earned 95.5% or better on their shop report in the year 2013, those with an asterisk scored 100%. Please help us congratulate these employees who have shown noteworthy dedication to representing our communities in the best… read more »

Each year at the Guardian Leadership Conference, we honor employees who have reached employment milestones with Guardian. The following employees reached 5, 10, and 15 year milestones as members of our team. We want to thank them for their hard work, so please help us by congratulating them in a comment below! Five Years of… read more »

We love employees with hidden talents, which is why we were elated when we caught wind that Cary Johnson, HR Recruitment Specialist, was the most recent cover girl of Portland Community College‘s winter catalogue! Cary spends her work days managing one of the most critical tasks in the Guardian world: making sure that we’re attracting… read more »