MetroPlains Announces Promotion of James Rokusek to Vice President

MetroPlains Management is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Rokusek to Vice President. Jim joined the company two years ago and has implemented maintenance protocols which have improved property operations and customer service. Jim’s background in maintenance, technology and leadership gives him an overall understanding of how to maximize profit and return on investment over the longer term of the physical asset. Jim has over 30 years in the maintenance field, both in the military and private sector. Tammy Burtness, President of MetroPlains Management, said “Jim’s leadership skills are exceptional, and with his extensive knowledge of maintenance operations, I’m confident MetroPlains Management is well-positioned to continue our outstanding growth and development.”

James Rokusek oversees both the maintenance and capital improvements operations of approximately 5,500 apartment homes and 550,000 Sq Feet of commercial space located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Mr. Rokusek also assists the company in many different technical aspects of insurance related claims throughout the company.  Jim has over 30 years of maintenance experience with 15 of those years’ experience in the apartment housing industry.  Jim also has an active role in the company’s safety council.

Jim is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) as designated by the National Apartment Association and holds certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for CFC/HCFC Refrigerant Handlers and Lead Based Paint Renovator.  Mr. Rokusek possess a Class 2C Minnesota State Boiler Engineer License.  Jim also has an Associates of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Mechanical Applications.

MetroPlains Management, a property management company in its 35th year, currently manages 5,500 units throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Oklahoma.