What is Maintenance Mania?
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 out of maintenance supplies.
NAA affiliates host Maintenance Mania® events across the country to recognize maintenance technicians with awards, prizes and bragging rights. Winners from each local event get a chance to qualify for a spot at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition.
There are eight events that are standard for all Maintenance Mania® programs. Each race is open to every Maintenance Mania® participant. Competitors must compete in all 7 challenges in order to be eligible to race their car. To view the competitor training videos click on the link for each game below.
- AO Smith Water Heater Installation
- Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion
- Frigidaire 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
Maintenance Mania® Official Rules
The Maintenance Mania® National Championship decides who will be the Fastest Maintenance Technician in the Country. Over 700 spectators crowded the arena on the floor of the NAA Education Conference & Exposition to watch the best technicians compete for the Championship Cup, a Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) scholarship*, and a pot of more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
Each year, 20 finalists are selected to receive free air fare, hotel accommodations, and registration to the NAA Education Conference & Exposition. The participant with the fastest combined time in each of the 10 NAA regions qualifies as a Regional Finalist. The Wild Card Finalists are then selected from among the top three qualifyers nationwide.
Note: you must be a member in good standing with an affiliated association or a direct member of NAA and be employed full-time as a maintenance technician at a member community to be eligible to compete at the Maintenance Mania National Championship.