Streamlining Success: How This Income-Based Housing Firm Transformed Operations with Group Purchasing

Mar 27, 2024   |   OMNIA Partners

Fitch Irick is a multifamily housing owner, developer and operator firm that focuses on income-based housing.  They currently reside in 7 states in the Southeastern United States with their primary function being to provide safe, affordable housing for all qualified residents.  With approximately 11,000 units, Fitch Irick is always looking for ways to improve their processes and ensure operational efficiency. 

Purchasing Partnership

The Problem: Misaligned Properties

One of the main challenges that Fitch Irick faces is continuity across the board.  Many of their properties have spent years operating however they deemed suitable and there has recently been a real push to make sure that they are practicing the same standards across the board. In addition to the decentralization of their procurement process, Fitch Irick also struggles to close skilled labor gaps. 

The Solution: Group Purchasing Supplier Partnership

“We have forged a relationship that is still a work in progress, but the efforts of Powerhouse, OMNIA Partners and their teams have been unmatched. The communication has been great and the willingness to work with us as we continue to try to refine our processes is appreciated.” - Terryn Thomas | Director of Facilities | Fitch Irick 

OMNIA Partners supplier partner Powerhouse, and others within the portfolio, have been able to help Fitch Irick close their skilled labor gaps and create better procurement standards across the board. Powerhouse provides best-in-class national facilities maintenance (20+ trades) and exterior services management. Whether it's a regularly scheduled exterior maintenance service or an improvement project aimed at enhancing your properties, their dedicated teams are prepared to guarantee that your sites receive optimal care throughout the entire year. 

The solutions Powerhouse provided to Fitch Irick helped the organization provide services to the majority of their portfolio that they previously struggled to provide their properties with. 

A Better Way to Buy

“OMNIA Partners has opened so many doors for our company to work with a variety of vendors that offer services to streamline our improvement processes.  The time saved by allowing OMNIA Partners to do the footwork for us has been invaluable and has already paid dividends.  Looking forward to a long-standing working relationship.” - Terryn Thomas | Director of Facilities | Fitch Irick 

Partnering with OMNIA Partners gives you immediate access to a “vast” portfolio of industry leading group purchasing contracts. Organizations can tap into collective buying power by utilizing these contracts and additional member benefits through a free group purchasing organization (GPO) membership with OMNIA Partners, allowing them to initiate savings and optimization for their properties. Ready to get started?

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From facilities maintenance to exterior services, rollout and refresh programs, Powerhouse is your turnkey solution for multifamily housing solutions through OMNIA Partners. Fill out the form to learn more! 

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