Maintenance Mania 2022

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Thursday, February 17, 2022
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)
MidAmerican RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
United States

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2022 Maintenance Mania

February 17, 2022 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm | MidAmerican RecPlex

Registration Deadline January 28, 2022


You must log in with your GIAA username and password to view Registration



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.


Participant Rulebook

Participant Rule Book (Spanish)

Maintenance Mania Games

There are seven events that are standard for all Maintenance Mania programs. Each game is open to every Maintenance Mania Competitor with a chance to win prizes for each individual game as well as overall top scores. To view the rules and competitor training videos, scroll down to the bottom of this page.





GIAA Manager's Competition

This competition is designed especially for all Managers. Managers can compete at three of the Games. The fastest average time overall wins the Manager's Award plaque and bragging rights.



Wheel Pick-up

Competitor Race Car wheels are available for pick-up at the GIAA Office after you have registered. Wheels for your car will be dropped off by committee members. Email Christy Steva at with further questions. 




Winners will be recognized in the following categories and announced Post Event:

  • First place in for each game - $100.00
  • Second place for each game - $50.00
  • Third place for each gaem - $25.00
  • Overall Champion Belt 
  • Manager's Award Plaque


Training Videos For Competitors

AO Smith Water Heater Installation

Frigidaire Icemaker Installation

Halstead Click Lock Plank Installation 

Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation

Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test

Pfister Faucet Installation

Race Car Competition




  • FREE| Competitor Only (Participate in Competitions and access to Competition Arena)
  • $20| Spectator Only (Watch Competitions and access to Competition Arena)


This is a member only event.  For more information about membership, click HERE.


Registration includes admission, food and 2 drink tickets. Purchase more Drink Tickets in ADVANCE at registration. 


You must log in with your GIAA username and password on the registration page to receive member pricing. Must be GIAA member to participate. Must be GIAA member or guest of member to attend.


ADDITIONAL STEP: You must register with NAA here: Additional Step - NAA Registration REQUIRED

*You must compete in all seven games plus enter a car in the race car competition to be able to qualify for a spot in the National Championship.


Even as restrictions are lifted, your safety continues to be our number one concern. We will monitor and follow guidance from public health agencies on the safest way to welcome you to our events.


GIAA reserves the right to reject any proposed presentation
by a GIAA event sponsor, as well as all handouts,
which will be made available during GIAA events.
GIAA will not be responsible for the accuracy of any
information provided by an event sponsor.



February 17
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Registration and Participant Practice (Participants Only)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Judge Training (Invite Only)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Supplier Sponsor Set Up
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Competition Begins
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Awards Ceremony

For More Information:

Christy Steva
Christy Steva
Association Executive Greater Iowa Apartment Association

Liability Waivers

(Acceptance of these waivers is required as part of registration)

NAA Competitor Liability Waiver

NAA COVID-19 Liability Waiver


GIAA will be making safety and the well-being of our members the #1 priority. Masks required unless you are FULLY vaccinated and we will practice social distancing and hygiene best practices.


Even as restrictions are lifted, your safety continues to be our number one concern. We will monitor and follow guidance from public health agencies on the safest way to welcome you to our events. Visit the CDC Updated Guidelines here.



***All Registrations and Sponsorships are Non-Refundable.***



During the 2021-2022 season, Maintenance Mania will adopt a new format for National Championship qualifiers. Participants will now be broken up into two categories: Rookies and Veterans. “Rookies” are considered any participants that have never qualified for a Maintenance Mania National Championship, while participants who have previously qualified as a finalist will fall under the “Veterans” category.

As in the past, the ten (10) regional winners will earn an automatic berth. The traditional wildcard format will be replaced with the new rookie classification. Once the 10 regional winners are determined, the 10 fastest rookies will earn the remaining spots in the National Championship, regardless of region.

This new format will ensure a healthy mix of newcomers and experts competing in our annual event, and bring a new level of excitement for those hoping to bring home the Maintenance Mania gold!


What is Maintenance Mania®?

Maintenance Mania® is a national program offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD Supply (HDS), in which maintenance technicians compete against each other in various skill-based games.

Each NAA local affiliate has the opportunity to have their maintenance technicians compete individually to win various local awards and a chance to compete at the National Championship held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition.

Participants must be employed by a community in good standing with their local association or an NAA Direct Member. Members interested in qualifying for the National Championship must register as competitors in the National Championship Qualifying Program with their local affiliate.

At the end of the competition year, NAA will offer the top participant from each of the NAA regions, plus 10 wild card participants, the chance to compete in the National Championship. The affiliate also can give the competing individuals various awards at a local level. It is up to the affiliate to decide how they will distribute awards to the winners at their event.


Check out the videos:


Maintenance technicians are recognized for their speed and skills by their NAA affiliates with certificates, trophies or prizes. Each local event is organized individually by the affiliates with support from their vendor members so the form of recognition offered may vary but the following categories are usually awarded:

  • First, Second and Third Place for the overall event
  • First, Second and Third Place for each of the individual games
  • Best Use of Maintenance Supplies in a Race Car
  • People’s Choice Race Car
  • Spirit award for the best cheerleader out there

Participants must compete in all seven games to win the overall event and to qualify for the National Championship.