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MCS Expanding National Network of  Self-Performing Service Centers

After establishing its network of regional self-performing Service Centers — facilities with locally and robustly staffed project management and service tech teams — in seven markets in the U.S. this year,  national property services company MCS announced plans to open 10 or more in 2023.

As a first in the property services industry, MCS will open a network of self-performing service centers to support all facets of the default mortgage, property preservation, commercial and residential rental segments, leveraging its own dedicated project management teams and service crews across major U.S. markets to better serve its growing client base.

“Best-in-class customer service has been our competitive advantage for more than 35 years, and the establishment of MCS Service Centers across the country furthers our edge in providing excellent service across a large and growing volume of residential and commercial properties,” said Craig Torrance, MCS’s chief executive officer. “Our Service Centers, in combination with our long-established national network of service providers, fortify our ability to deliver responsive and meticulous care to brighten and revitalize neighborhoods across the nation.”

In 2022, MCS opened Service Centers in Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida and Columbus, Ohio with additional Service Centers slated to open in Atlanta, Georgia and Tucson, Arizona before year-end. Markets on the MCS Service Center expansion roadmap include Houston, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan and other markets in Florida and Texas, while assessing opportunities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Service Centers are staffed with a market director, project managers, estimators and highly trained service technicians to execute the field property services needs of the firm’s clients across the mortgage, residential rental and commercial services lines of business. Additionally, MCS employs 12 of its own inspectors across Phoenix, Dallas, Columbus, Atlanta, Orlando, and Las Vegas with the ability to provide a variety of inspection services, including occupancy, property condition, disaster and loss draft inspections,  across each respective state and nearby regions as needed.

MCS’s hybrid service model combines an expansive network of local service partners with the company’s own expertise and use of technologies to ensure transparency, enhance quality control and code compliance, and maximize efficiencies.

Staff-up at each service center is highly methodical using local networks to build teams with regional know-how and connections to facilitate the most appropriate servicing solutions. From inspection services and occupied maintenance to turns and renovations, as well as preserving foreclosed and vacant properties, MCS and its Service Centers provide their residential clients the bandwidth to handle the many moving parts required to successfully manage their portfolios.

“For property preservation, companies have typically provided maintenance and inspection services primarily through a third-party network of vendors and contractors,” added Chad Mosely, president, Mortgage Services for MCS. “MCS is transforming the property preservation sector through our combined network of Service Centers and trusted local service partners to ensure vacant properties remain in good condition.”

Additionally, MCS’s Service Centers and vendor network provide a suite of offerings for commercial properties, from office parks and car washes to big box retailers and national/regional brands that demand brand consistency across multiple locations. The established processes, existing technology platforms, and accessibility to local trade professionals give commercial owner/operators a one-stop-shop for an efficient, tech-forward program providing services such as landscaping and snow removal as well as interior services such as electrical, plumbing and routine repairs. MCS also offers its own software to manage vendor work orders which seamlessly interfaces with existing technology platforms.