Maintenance Mania

Multifamily members are encouraged to support this fun, annual program that spotlights your hard-working maintenance professionals!


AOBA regrets that due to the COVID-19 crisis, Maintenance Mania is canceled for 2020. We look forward to resuming regional participation in this exciting industry competition in 2021.

We encourage you to review the information below in preparation for the 2021 competition.

Maintenance Mania® is a national competition where maintenance technicians compete against each other in skill-based games built around common maintenance activities. The competition includes a pinewood derby-style car race where the cars are made from maintenance supplies. Nearly 20,000 maintenance technicians have signed up to compete in Maintenance Mania® since the program’s introduction. This fun sports event was developed by the National Apartment Association (NAA) to recognize and celebrate hard-working apartment maintenance professionals. The program allows maintenance staff to show off their expert skills and knowledge, and meet their peers from around the DC region. In this competition, there are CASH and DOOR PRIZES and the chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to the Maintenance Mania National Championships at NAA's Convention.  

This year’s local competition will be held at Martin’s Crosswinds on Tuesday, April 28.

The eight games to prove your maintenance skills during the Maintenance Mania competition include:

  • AO Smith Water Heater Installation
  • Queenaire Shock Treatment Setup 
  • Fridgidaire Icemaker Installation
  • Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
  • Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test
  • SmartBurner Heating Element Installation
  • Smart Comfort Air Conditioner Repair
  • Race Car Competition

Practice Sessions

The Maintenance Mania Committee hosts several practice sessions leading up to Maintenance Mania. These practice sessions include all 8 games. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you pre-register so we know how much food to buy. All practices are held at SERVPRO of Rockville, 850 E Gude Dr Suite H, Rockville, MD 20850. 

  • March 6th 8 a.m. – Noon
  • March 19th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • April 2nd 8 a.m. – Noon  (Includes Judges Training)
  • April 16th 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.  (Includes Judges Training)
  • April 24th All Day 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (Includes Judges Training)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Participate as a Sponsor

View the 2020 Sponsor Opportunities flyer to see how your company can get involved! Questions? Contact Jeanne Clarke at

Participate as a Cheerleader

Members are encouraged to come and cheer for their team members, however, registration is required. The fee to participate as a cheerleader is $65 per person, which includes the Reception and Awards program. Click here for Cheerleader Registration

Lip Sync Competition

Enter your team in this new fun competition. The first eight teams to sign up will be in the challenge. You can have no less than three people on your team and bring a CD with your song of choice which is to be one minute in length. Click here for Lip Sync Registration.

Overdrive Competition

New this year – Competitors ages 45 and older with the fastest time will win in the new Overdrive competition.

Turbo Tech Competition

New this year – This competition is open to each management company with 5 or more team members. The fastest overall tech on that team will win $100 and a trophy. 

Still not sure if you're ready to enter? Watch this video to witness the excitement that you've missed!

A Look Back at 2019 NAA Maintenance Mania
Congratulations to Maintenance Mania National Champion Rachid Chabraoui of Kettler Management Co.
Congratulations to Maintenance Mania National Champion Rachid Chabraoui of Kettler Management Co.! A great victory for this industry professional, Kettler, and AOBA's region. Photo thanks to Nicola Whiteman.
Rachid Chabraoui represented for AOBA's regions with teammates Jaime Lopez and Pedro Martinez, pictured here at the regionals earlier this year.

A Look Back at 2019 NAA Maintenance Mania

At the 2019 NAA Maintenance Mania held in April, over 50 local maintenance staff from 7 member firms competed in games that highlight multifamily maintenance professionals. In addition, approximately 125 “Spectators” provided enthusiastic support for their company teams.

Each year, a highlight of the program is the race car competition, in which competitors build a model car - using at least one maintenance product or part, and race it down a derby-style track. 

Top prize at the 2019 competition went to Rachid Chabraoui with Kettler Management. Other 2019 winners were Pedro Martinez and Jamie Lopez also of Kettler Management (pictured below).

2018 Maintenance Mania National Championship Video

Registration for all AOBA events is handled online only. Please remember that to receive the Member Rate for AOBA events, you need to take a moment to set up your personal online profile - and include your shipping address so you can receive INSIDE, our printed bi-monthly newsletter. And if your company is an AOBA member, you are automatically a member! Questions? Please email Pascha Steward. Cost of participants is $150.