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What’s in Your Bag?

A​lexeis Escalada, Maintenance Supervisor at the Inn at Pelican Bay, shares what's in his bag.

Craig Hildebrand

​A​LEXEIS ESCALADA, the maintenance supervisor at the Inn at Pelican Bay, is known as “Mr. Fix it All.” No job is too odd for Escalada, who’s been with Pelican Bay for about 10 years. “There is nothing he can’t do at the hotel except maybe for check somebody in,” says Scott Kenney, the inn’s assistant general manager. Here are a few key items Escalada prepares himself with.

1. Drill machine and bit ($99 and $11, homedepot.com): Escalada uses this almost daily to remove screws, repair electric units and more.

2. Tile saw ($20-$130, homedepot.com): The recently purchased item has been quite useful to Escalada, says Kenney. “With it he can make repairs to tile floors and walls a lot easier, faster and neater.”

3. Plumbing items: “Being a 17-year-old hotel, we need various plumbing tools, such as tub-caulking devices,” Kenney says.

4. Light bulbs (various styles, bulbs.com): Escalada carries several and is currently updating the hotel, floor-by-floor, with LED lights.

5. Electronic lock parts (various items): “There has been more than one occasion that I have met [Escalada] at the hotel at 1 a.m. trying to get somebody into a room,” Kenney says. 

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