Readers’ Choice Awards

FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards

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FLCAJ-ReadersChoiceLogoOne of the primary services the Florida Community Association Journal magazine provides is to help managers and board members by introducing them to our advertisers. Those in this select group have chosen to do business in the community association industry. They are experienced and familiar with the ins-and-outs of working with boards and committees. They are invaluable in helping us with relevant content for the magazine.

With the goal of spotlighting the elite of the elite, the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards were created.


Welcome to the 2016 FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Special Section. Not every service provider chooses to do business with community associations. It takes a special commitment to learn, not only their own industry, but the industry they serve. They are willing to take the extra step to work with boards, committees, managers, and others that might be in the loop to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Welcome to the third year of recognition for Readers’ Choice Awards. We were pleased that there were more than 260 nominations, 5,400 votes cast, and 92 service providers recognized as winners or finalists. There are three levels of recognition: Diamond (top), Platinum, and Gold. Winning service providers were classified in one of the levels according to the number of votes they received. There is no category winner, so multiple service providers in the same industry can attain the same level if they receive similar vote totals.

We are proud to present these businesses as your choice! And the winners are. . .


2016 Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

ADT Community Association Program

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – SAFETY & SECURITY

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

ADT Community Association Program is the first choice for community associations and the nation’s premier provider of electronic security services, providing world-class customer care and service to more than 100,000 residences through bulk agreements. This includes 24/7 monitoring by our own state-of-the-art monitoring centers and “concierge level” customer care and service provided by our exclusive Community Association Service Center. Our technicians are our own highly-trained employees. They are vetted, FASA/BASA certified security professionals.

The ADT brand is among the most well-known and trusted brands in the security industry today and a full service provider for intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, Pulse® home automation, interactive services, video and two-way voice systems. ADT has 140 years of experience.

For more information, visit www.adt.com/community-associations.


AKAM On-Site

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

AKAM On-Site, Inc. The Gold Standard of residential management in South Florida, AKAM On-Site has redefined the standards of 5-Star service for 33 years. AKAM On-Site is led by Leslie Kaminoff, CEO; Susan Fitch, President; and David Cohen, Vice President, and provides award-winning management to residential condominium associations in South Florida, with locations in Dania Beach, Fisher Island, and West Palm Beach.

AKAM On-Site is a part of AKAM Living Services, Inc., which includes commercial property management, residential property management, sales and brokerage, project management, and investors’ services.

Having long been recognized as a leader and innovator in the residential management industry, AKAM On-Site’s clients benefit from our many years of experience assigning and supervising the most qualified management personnel. Our hands-on approach enables us to manage every situation, from day-to-day operations to extraordinary events, with exceptional skill and confidence.

We know that residential management is only as good as the people who perform it. That is why AKAM On-Site accepts nothing less than complete professionalism, industry expertise, and a positive attitude in the people who represent our name.

For more information, call (954) 843-2526 or visit www.akam.com.


AriasBosinger, PLLC

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

AriasBosinger, PLLC is a full-service real estate law firm serving Central Florida whose lawyers, Carlos R. Arias and Sonia A. Bosinger, are highly experienced community association attorneys. With a thorough understanding of our clients’ issues we deliver effective, efficient, and creative solutions for their legal needs. We bring years of experience dealing with real property issues, especially the legal problems of community associations.

Clients choose us for our innovative legal solutions, superior personal service, and affordable fees. By offering flat fee services and flexible billing arrangements, our fees are tailored to the legal and financial needs of the client. When you establish a relationship with AriasBosinger, you not only employ a law firm, you also gain a personal relationship with a lawyer you can trust.

For more information, call (407) 636-2549 or (321) 351-1899 or visit www.ablawfl.com.


Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc.

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – ASPHALT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc. (AR Tech) is a leader in the world of asphalt maintenance and takes pride in leading the industry by setting the standards and guidelines that others follow. AR Tech offers a full array of asphalt services ranging from repair, pavement sealing (both rejuvenation and sealcoating), crackfill, striping, and paving consultation services. AR Tech is one of the top asphalt maintenance contractors in the world specializing in pavement preservation utilizing the original rejuvenator, PDC—Pavement Dressing Conditioner Asphalt Rejuvenator. With more than 60 years of combined experience working on a variety of pavement types from roadways and parking areas to airport runways, AR Tech was recognized in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Pavement Maintenance & Construction as one of the top 50 Pavement Maintenance contractors in the country. In 2015, AR Tech was further recognized by the same publication as both one of the top 75 sealcoating companies as well as one of the top 75 striping companies in the country.  Connie Lorenz, President of AR Tech, takes pride in designing educational classes for engineers, board members, property managers, and communities. Teaching at the local, state, and national levels, Lorenz, aka the “Asphaltchick”, is recognized as one of the premier experts in proper asphalt maintenance and pavement preservation. She also serves on the advisory counsel for the National Pavement Expo. Lorenz also works hand in hand with properties to help them develop customized asphalt maintenance programs, which are designed to seamlessly last beyond the current sitting board and management. She believes that education about proper asphalt maintenance will help protect consumers from those contractors that do not necessarily have the community’s best interests at heart. Contact the “Asphaltchick” today, the softer side of pavement! 

For more information, call (800) 254-4PDC (4732) or visit asphaltnews.com.


Campbell Property Management

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Campbell Property Management Founded in 1953, Campbell Property Management, with headquarters in Deerfield Beach and other offices in Pompano Beach, West Broward, Lake Worth, and Jupiter, is one of the largest and most experienced, locally-owned property management companies in south Florida. With five fully-staffed offices and more than 500 full-time employees, Campbell serves more than 280 associations in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Port St. Lucie counties. Their management services include administrative, financial, accounting, maintenance and janitorial, valet and concierge, social director, gate access, human resources development, construction advisory, community websites, information technology, and landscape maintenance.

Although very similar in purpose, every board has its own unique goals and objectives, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Campbell’s experienced team invests the time and energy necessary to truly understand the needs of the community and board. They pride themselves on being responsive and providing customized solutions for their clients. They make a promise to the boards they serve: that Campbell will help them accomplish their goals and achieve the peace of mind they are seeking. Campbell guarantees satisfaction by giving their clients the right to cancel for any reason, at any time. The associations they serve have rewarded their performance with long-standing relationships, which have been proven by their market-leading 98 percent renewal rate.

For more information, call (954) 427-8770 or visit www.CampbellPropertyManagement.com.


Carousel Development and Restoration, Inc.

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – CONCRETE

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Carousel Development and Restoration, Inc. is a concrete restoration company that specializes in all phases of the repair and structural restoration of high-rise condominium balconies and decks, parking garages, and historical buildings. Carousel has a history dating back more than three generations. Our key employees have each been with Carousel more than 20 years, and many of our field staff more than ten years. Carousel’s headquarters has been in Delray Beach since 1979. We are qualified by two Certified General Contractors, providing additional protection to our clients. Carousel has successfully completed numerous condominium, government, and industrial restoration projects. Through our commitment to our clients, our product knowledge, and personnel training, Carousel has proudly become one of South Florida’s largest, locally owned, structural restoration contractors; keeping Florida safe and beautiful.

For more information, call (561) 272-3700 or visit www.cdri.net.


Gold Coast Professionals Schools

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2015 & 2016)

Gold Coast Professional Schools began offering real estate courses from a single location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the 1970s and has grown to become Florida’s largest provider of professional education for real estate, community association management (CAM), insurance, construction, mortgage loan origination, and appraisal. By providing both classroom and a growing number of online courses, students across the state turn to Gold Coast Schools to achieve, maintain, or enhance their licenses and careers.

Patricia Rogers, Director of CAM Education for Gold Coast Schools explains her program’s success, “We have dedicated our entire CAM program to not only teach our students the information they need to pass the state exam and obtain their CAM license, but to also prepare them with the knowledge needed to excel in their careers.”

If you are looking to advance your career, the education provider you choose is of utmost importance. Gold Coast encourages everyone to do their research when selecting a school for pre-licensure and renewal education, because selecting the right school is the first step toward success. To learn more about the courses offered at Gold Coast Schools, contact a helpful Career Counselor.

For more information, call (800) 732-9140 or visit www.GoldCoastSchools.com.


HIG Insurance

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winner 2016)

HIG is one of the largest condominium and homeowner association insurance and certified risk management insurance agency providers in Florida and honored to win the prestigious “Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award.”

The founders, Star and Chase Herbig, have 50 years of combined insurance expertise and insure hundreds of association properties throughout Florida.

Star Herbig is the President of HIG’s Association Insurance Division and is recognized as one of the most educated and knowledgeable professionals in the association field. She holds the Certified Risk Management (CRM) degree, BS in Business Finance, Magna Cum Laude, State Certified Property Manager Continuing Education Trainer, author of association insurance articles, and a regular expert speaker on association insurance. In addition, she is an active member in several industry associations, such as Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA), Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP), has earned the designation of Certified Florida Community Service Provider (CFCSP), which is considered “the highest professional designation for service providers in the community association industry.”

Star is recognized for her high ethical and transparent business practices and has formed strong alliances with the largest national and regional brokerage firms and insurance carriers that enables her to build the most effective and cost efficient customized association insurance programs designed with indisputable protection for the board of directors, association property and liability while working closely with the property management company.

In addition, handling association claims is one of the most difficult events for a property manager or board member to handle. HIG provides claims support through their exclusive Emergency Management Team (EMT) claims support program.

HIG’s Personal Insurance Division managed by Chase Herbig represents more than 80 carriers and products and offers condominium unit owners insurance including homeowners insurance. Flood, auto, personal liability and all other personal products are also offered.

For more information, call (888) 225-5444 or visit www.callhig.com.


Kaye Bender Rembaum

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

The award-winning Kaye Bender Rembaum is a full-service commercial law firm concentrating on the representation of 800+ community associations throughout Florida, providing prompt, effective, cost-efficient, high quality, understandable legal advice. With offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties, the Firm assists clients in all matters of association representation including, but not limited to, collection of assessments, contract drafting and negotiation, covenant review and amendments, covenant enforcement, and construction defect claims.

The Firm hosts continuing education for community association board members and CAMs through town hall meetings and monthly educational classes, courses, and seminars to assist them with operating and administering their communities better and to educate them on their responsibilities and duties under Florida law and their governing community documents.

For more information, call (954) 928-0680 or visit www.KBRLegal.com.


Lake and Wetland Management

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – POOLS, LAKES, PARKS

(Winners 2015 & 2016)

Lake and Wetland Management is a full-service environmental resource management team, providing aquatic weed and algae control, invasive plant management and removal, large-scale invasive exotic plant removal, erosion control services, sediment removal, wetland mitigation management services, native plant nursery and native plant installation, and environmental monitoring. Our team leads the industry of environmental services and has an exemplary reputation with many government agencies, builders, developers, golf courses, property managers, and homeowners association.

Incorporated in April 1992 by brothers Stuart and Brian Fischer, Lake and Wetland Management has gained vast experience in the exotic and invasive plant control business through working in a variety of Florida’s natural environments and various project types. Our time in business has been spent throughout south and central Florida, both on the east and west coasts. Working in different regions and habitat types has made our company versatile, and with the establishment of our newest franchises, we are now proudly capable to better serve clients across the entire state of Florida.

Lake and Wetland Management has redefined the standard of excellence that homeowners associations, golf courses, and municipal counties have come to expect from environmental resource management services. Our success comes from our knowledgeable team of state-certified biologists and our use of groundbreaking products such as the Shoresox erosion control system.

For more information, call (855) 888-LAKE (5253) or visit www.lakeandwetland.com.


Leland Management

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Leland Management is a leading community association management firm that has been managing Florida condominium and homeowner associations for more than 15 years. We have 15 offices located throughout Florida and currently manage more than 400 associations ranging in size from fewer than 50 homes to approximately 4,000 homes.

Leland is a full service management company with seasoned professionals who pride themselves in providing the best quality service to the communities they serve. We have more than 75 licensed community association managers who average more than seven years of experience, giving the company more than 500 years of total manager experience. Our managers carry numerous advanced professional designations, and we have an effective system for sharing this expertise within the company and with our communities.

Although Leland is large enough to have all the resources necessary to meet the needs of any association, Leland is family owned and managed. We understand that building solid, long-term relationships is very important to the quality of our services and success of our company.

For more information, call (888) 255-8577 or visit www.LelandManagement.com.


RealManage

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winner 2016)

RealManage As one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, RealManage is proud to be named as the 2016 Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winner in addition to the prestigious Inc. 5000 award.  RealManage is a national company that for the last 12 years has been providing cutting-edge management services to community associations of all types and sizes, including homeowner associations (HOAs), condominium associations, cooperatives, luxury high-rises, municipal utility districts, and large master-planned communities throughout the country, including Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Our exceptional community management solutions coupled with the industry’s top leading experts enables RealManage to empower communities and directors with accurate information while offering the highest level of transparency, visibility, and personalized service that your community deserves.

For more information, call (866) 473-2573 or visit www.realmanage.com.


SNAP Collections

DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

SNAP Collections is proud of our record of collecting more delinquent maintenance fees than any other collection solution. Thanks for your votes making SNAP the best in collections for three years in a row in the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards. Our goal is simple: Get more for the association at no cost or risk to the condominium or HOA. Associations have a choice: Pursue a legal solution at a hard cost or let SNAP Collections collect delinquent maintenance fees at no cost to the association. With our advanced

technology, highly-trained customer service representatives, outbound calls, liens placed, notices mailed, and delinquent owners reported to credit bureaus, we get the job done and done well. Don’t wait. . .Call today.

For more information, call (866) 736-3069 ext. 804 or visit www.SnapCollections.com.


 2016 Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – POOLS, LAKES, PARKS

(Winners 2015 & 2016)

Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration As many south Florida community associations and property managers can attest to, their patio is very important to their communities. The problem with south Florida is that the weather is particularly hard on the furniture. The combination of the sun, humidity, and, in some cases, sand and salt for beachfront properties can wear out the furniture and wreak havoc. It is for this reason that patio furniture restoration becomes an essential part of property management. Restoring outdoor furniture is a green process, which saves money and also helps save the environment. Not only is this process green, but it’s also very cost effective and allows a unique opportunity to customize a community’s restoration and handpick from a large selection of metal finishes, fabrics, and color schemes. This selection includes hundreds of colors, patterns, and fabrics for slings, straps, and cushions, which allows a community association or property manager to select something they feel will fit with their already established décor, effectively creating an overall coordinated and polished look. The flexibility of powder coating makes it a great choice for any metal restoration project.

Is Your Property a Candidate for Restoration?
Condominiums, country clubs, and HOAs with old and worn patio furniture should consider a powder coating restoration process instead of taking on the greater expense of furniture replacement. If the finish on the frames is still in great condition, then simply re-strapping or re-slinging is also an option. If your furniture is in good structural condition and only requires some minor welding repairs, then your furniture is a great candidate for restoration. You can completely update the look of your furniture and save your property a lot of money at the same time!

For more information, call (954) 917-2715 or visit www.absolutepowdercoat.com.


Absolute Waterproofing

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – PAINTING AND WATERPROOFING

(Winner 2016)

Absolute Waterproofing is owned and operated by Donald Boyette. Having been in business for 35 years, the company, which is located in Hollywood, Florida, has been providing services, such as painting, waterproofing, and roofing to high rise, mid-rise, and low-rise associations. In addition, we offer silicone roof systems with 10, 15, and 20 year manufacturer labor and material warranties; we fix roof leak repairs, building leak repairs, and concrete repairs in Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach regions.

For more information, call (305) 949-0281 or (954) 581-2401.


Association Reserves

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Since 1986, Association Reserves has completed more than 40,000 reserve studies and is widely regarded as an industry leader. Our mission is to bring insight and order to a distracted and cluttered world so our clients can cost-effectively make wise decisions about the care of their properties. We rely on a combination of experience, attention to detail, and state-of-the-art tools and technology to ensure that our clients are informed regarding the state of their physical and financial assets. We also provide our clients with complimentary software and video presentations, and routinely publish webinars, articles, and other content to help our clients better understand the role of a reserve study in running a successful community association.

For more information, call (800) 403-9011 or visit www.reservestudy.com.


Delta Engineering & Inspection, Inc.

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING

(Winner 2016)

Delta Engineering and Inspection, Inc. (Delta) is a professional consulting and licensed engineering firm, which has provided inspection, engineering, project management, and expert witness services to community associations, owners, developers, contractors, attorneys, architects, and lending institutions since 1999. Our team of multi-disciplined engineers, certified inspectors, and construction professionals utilize sound engineering principles and practical judgment in determining the best approach for your project. Delta is fully licensed and insured and offers a broad range of professional services tailored to our clients’ specific needs. Delta provides services throughout the state with offices in Sarasota, Naples, and Clearwater.

For additional information, please contact us at (877) 577-7100 or visit our website at www.delta-engineers.com.


Popular Association Banking

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winner 2016)

Popular Association Banking (PAB), a division of Popular Community Bank1, serves the community association industry exclusively.  Since our inception in 1994, we have assisted 5,500+ associations with more than $2 billion in loans.

In addition to providing loans to community associations, we also offer a full array of depository services, as well as Lockbox and Cash Management services.  PAB offers personalized service and flexible loan structures, with competitive interest rates.  Our dedicated staff of experts works to customize the most beneficial solutions to meet your association’s financial needs.  Our service level, industry knowledge and reputation are the cornerstones of our success.

For more information, call (800) 233-7164 or visit www.associationbankers.com.

1 “Popular Community Bank” is the assumed business name of Banco Popular North America, Member FDIC.


Reserve Advisors

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winner 2016)

Reserve Advisors We are honored to be recognized with a Platinum Award from FLCAJ. Thank you to our clients who voted for us, and thank you to our employees for their dedication to delivering outstanding service. Reserve Advisors is focused on “everyday commitment,” and we are proud to say 95 percent of our client satisfaction surveys give us a “4” or “5” rating. We work with community association managers and board members to provide customized reserve studies based on our on-site inspections and industry knowledge. With our long-term thinking and everyday commitment, our clients have peace of mind knowing their association is headed in the right direction. Let us put our exceptional service and unmatched experience to work for you.

For more information, call (800) 980-9881 or visit www.reserveadvisors.com.


Sentry Management

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Sentry Management celebrated 40 years in business in October 2015. We have grown to be one of the largest homeowners association and condominium management firms in the U.S. with headquarters in Florida.

Sentry exclusively focuses on managing communities, homeowner associations, and condominiums. With 15 Florida offices, Sentry is a major presence in the state. Sentry is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®)—an assurance of integrity and expert financial systems. Only the top six percent of U.S. management companies earn this prestigious designation and only a handful of association management firms. Sentry has no ownership or affiliation with any HOA or condominium contractors or suppliers. We always negotiate the best prices for each community we manage, and the savings come back in the form of lower operating costs to residents. Integrity and transparency is part of our DNA.

Planning and coordination of association meetings, site visits, enforcement of deed restrictions, contract supervision, and aggressive collection of assessments are all regular services, along with detailed financial and manager’s reports. Sentry invests heavily in technology and tools to help communities prosper. CommunityPro® is Sentry’s exclusive management and communications software. It makes the community manager more productive and board members better informed. CommunityPro® PORTAL is the free password-protected website available to every community. All the CommunityPro® technology, online payment acceptance, and real-time online financial and management reports are standard.

Florida offices in Brevard County—Space Coast, Clermont, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Longwood—Orlando, Naples, Pasco County—Tampa North, Ponte Vedra—Jacksonville, Sarasota, Tampa Bay—Clearwater, Tavares—Ocala, and Volusia County—New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call (800) 932-6636 or visit www.sentrymgt.com.


Towers Property Management

PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Towers Property Management is owned by Benjamin Isip, CMCA, AMS, and President; and Emily Towers Isip, CMCA, AMS, and Vice President.  They serve associations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.  Towers Property Management provides full-service management for homeowners associations, condominiums, and townhome communities.  For the self-managed community, they offer consulting and bookkeeping services.  They believe that every community deserves professional management, if they desire it, regardless of the community’s size.  Their mission is to provide association clients with professional, personal customer service; experience and access to resources; and the support needed to help them reach their strategic goals.  Towers’ goal is to provide personal service beyond expectations in a climate of excellence and quality.

For more information, call (407) 730-9872 or visit www.towerspropertymgmt.com.


 2016 Gold Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Daniello & Associates, Inc.

GOLD LEVEL WINNER – CONCRETE

(Winner 2016)

Concrete Restoration by Daniello & Associates, Inc. is located at 2708 N. Australian Avenue, Suite 9 in West Palm Beach, FL. Louis J. Daniello is President and Patricia Salazar is Secretary/Treasurer. The primary business focus is concrete restoration and waterproofing, with secondary services being impact windows and door installation, concrete railings repair, paint, and metal and glass railing systems. Daniello companies have been in business almost 30 years and serve Miami to Vero Beach and is committed to work excellence and customer satisfaction on every project. Our staff of highly trained and experienced personnel is dedicated to utilizing the most advanced and time-proven repair methods to deliver both quality and value to our customer.

For more information, call (561) 835-4788 or visit www.concreterepairing.net.


Friends of Bats

GOLD LEVEL WINNER – PEST CONTROL

(Winner 2016)

Friends of Bats is headquartered in the Treasure Coast area and exclusively focused on delivering safe and humane solutions to bat issues throughout Florida. Bat removal, prevention, and education is our only business. Over the past ten years, the business has provided exclusion services to more than 2,000 satisfied customers.

It’s essential to understand the difference between typical pest control companies and Friends of Bats. Since bats of all kinds are protected under Florida law, there are legal and ethical responsibilities to every exclusion. If this service is assigned to amateurs or unqualified agents, the liability falls back on the owner. “All of our work is guaranteed, insured, and accredited. I’m not going to claim to be America’s best, but I know that no one is better,” says Dan Bozone.

For more information, call (888) 758-2287 or visit www.FriendsofBats.com.


IBERIABANK

GOLD LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

(Winners 2015 & 2016)

Just as your association expects you to pay close attention to the details, resolve problems efficiently and effectively, and anticipate future needs, that is exactly what you can expect from the bankers at IBERIABANK. We are honored that our clients voted us as the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Gold Award. We earned their respect by routinely showing our extensive knowledge of condominum/homeowners association management needs. We offer a variety of services including a Florida-based lock box service, loans for property improvements and a variety of deposit options. Whether you are located along the Gulf Coast, in South Florida, Greater Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, or the Florida Keys, you’ll find an experienced IBERIABANK team member ready to help with your association needs.

For more information, visit www.iberiabank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


Roof-A-Cide

GOLD LEVEL WINNER – ROOFING

(Winners 2014, 2015, & 2016)

Roof-A-Cide is located in Davie, Florida, with authorized applicators serving every major market in Florida. In business for 24 years, we primarily focus on roof cleaning and maintenance, while also offering roofing, painting, and pressure cleaning. We’re a family-owned business with the goal of eliminating roof cleaning and the damage associated with it. Our product is non-toxic, EPA-approved, and approved by every major roof manufacturer to cost-effectively prevent roof stains for years with each spray. We work with professional roofing, painting, and property maintenance companies, and we unconditionally guarantee their work, which provides communities in every major market in Florida with a safe and cost-effective way to maintain their roofs without repeated pressure cleaning or toxic chemicals like chlorine bleach.

For more information, call (800) 806-6727 or visit www.Roof-A-Cide.com.

 

Here are our previous winners.

  1. 2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

     

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    Welcome to the first FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Special Edition. Although this is the second year for the awards, this is our first stand-alone publication recognizing winners. We were pleased that in our first annual voting, 155 service providers were nominated, 3800 votes were cast, and 37 service providers rose to the top. Our 2015 awards surpassed our expectations with more than 300 service providers nominated, 7400 votes were cast, and 75 service providers recognized as winners or finalists.

    2015 Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

    AKAM On-Site, Inc.

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    AKAM On-Site manages client communities as if we lived in them. With attention to every detail, we bring a rare combination of industry knowledge, professionalism, and flexibility to every association we manage, from Fisher Island to West Palm Beach. AKAM delivers full-service association management that excels in the areas on finance, preventive and ongoing maintenance, staff supervision, compliance, recordkeeping, back office, and interaction with other professionals.

    Since 1983, the AKAM name has been recognized as a leader and innovator in the residential management industry. Our clients benefit from our many years of experience assigning and supervising the most qualified management personnel. Our hands-on approach enables us to manage every situation, from typical day-to-day issues to extraordinary events, with exceptional skill and confidence.

    Our vision has been to build an organization that will last for generations and carry on the values of integrity, innovation, and highly proactive and responsive client service. Since we were founded in 1983, that philosophy has served us well in building companies that are recognized for exceptional service and an impeccable reputation.


    Angius & Terry LLP

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    ANGIUS & TERRY LLP is a Construction Defect Litigation law firm and has been in business for 30 years. ANGIUS & TERRY LLP advances ALL legal fees, investigative expenses and court costs. The client has no duty to pay any of the fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery. ANGIUS & TERRY LLP has offices in the Tampa Bay Area (Palm Harbor) and Sarasota and is available by appointment in Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Miami.

     


    Associa

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Associa, the nation’s leading community association management firm, is proud to announce that its Florida branches took home the Readers’ Choice Awards Diamond Award, the highest achievement, at The Show. The Show is Florida’s only statewide conference and expo dedicated to educating Florida’s community association professionals. It is sponsored by the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ) and Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP).

    “Associa’s offices across the state of Florida deeply value our relationships with our clients and vendor partners,” says Associa Gulf Coast President Michael Fleming. “We are honored to receive this award on behalf of our dedicated presidents and employees, and we express our sincerest gratitude for the votes of our clients and peers.”

    In addition to the Diamond Award won by the company as a whole, Orlando-based branch office Community Management Professionals won a Platinum Award for its maintenance division, Associa OnCall. The OnCall team at Associa’s Community Management Concepts in Jacksonville won a Gold Award.

    Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the world’s largest community association management firm, with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.

     


    Association Financial Services/SNAP Collections

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    Association Financial Services The Providers of SNAP Collections was founded in 2006 by partners Ken Arnold (Co-President), and Jon Arnold. We were joined by Mitch Drimmer, heading up Business Development, in 2007; and by Alex Moskovitz (Co-President), in 2008. We are a national company and we serve all 67 counties in Florida.

    We are a collection agency and specialty finance company, providing collection services and cash advances to associations for their past due assessments. We are specialists in what we do and are not involved in any other aspects of community association business other than collecting and providing cash stabilization programs. We are big enough to have the resources to get the job done but small enough to care about the details and be flexible. Our success is based on operational excellence and being responsive.

    We believe that the good-paying owners in a community association should not have to pay for the maintenance fees that others are not paying, and they should not pay for the costs involved in recovering those fees. It is not fair that some owners do not pay their maintenance fees, and we are righting that wrong.


    Becker & Poliakoff

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than one hundred seventy attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Prague.

    Founded in 1973, the Firm provides its clients with services in eight primary areas of law including: real estate; business litigation; customs and international trade; government law and lobbying; corporate law; construction; intellectual property & emerging technologies; and condominium and homeowners’ association law.

    The Firm is most well-known for its pioneering role in the creation of the law pertaining to the operation of common ownership housing. Many of the leading cases in the field bear the Firm’s name and our attorneys are recognized as individual leaders in the field. Several attorneys are members of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).

    Because client satisfaction is our #1 priority, the Firm established the Client CARE Center to handle all client concerns, suggestions and answer any questions. We strive to be more than great lawyers. Our primary objective is to solve problems and make things happen for our clients. Simply put, our success is based on our client’s success.


     

    Campbell Property Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Founded in 1953, Campbell Property Management is one of the largest and most experienced, locally owned property management companies in South Florida. With five fully staffed offices and over 500 full-time employees, we serve more than 280 associations in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Port St. Lucie Counties. Our management services include administrative, financial, accounting, maintenance and janitorial, valet and concierge, social director, gate access, human resources development, construction advisory, community websites, information technology and landscape maintenance.

    Although very similar in purpose, every board has its own unique goals and objectives, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our experienced team invests the time and energy necessary to truly understand the needs of the community and board. We pride ourselves on being responsive, and providing customized solutions for our clients. We make a promise to the boards we serve: that we will help them accomplish their goals and achieve the peace of mind they are seeking. We guarantee satisfaction by giving our clients the right to cancel for any reason, at any time. The associations we serve have rewarded our performance with long-standing relationships, which have been proven by our market-leading 98 percent renewal rate.


     

    Cardinal Management Group of Florida

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Cardinal Management Group of Florida, Inc. is a well-known and respected community association management firm that has been in business for 15 years. We presently manage approximately 60 communities in Collier and Lee Counties making our organization one of the best-known and most reputable companies in the community management industry.

    We have developed an outstanding reputation as a “breath of fresh air” in community management; a company that truly provides excellent customer service and professional support based upon a dynamic work ethic, the likes of which cannot be matched by our competitors. Time and again, we hear from Boards of Directors frustrated by a lack of high quality services, professionalism and responsiveness from their managing agents. We believe our full-service management program provides an answer to mediocre alternatives.

    Our philosophy of management dictates that we treat each of our clients with highly individual and specialized attention. In this way, we are able to maintain the highest standards of quality and service, which is the basis of our reputation. We are well-known in the community management industry as a highly professional and dedicated organization that provides “value added” services to our clientele.


    Castle Group

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Castle Group is Florida’s choice for Community Management, specializing in serving the finest Condominium and Homeowner Associations throughout the state. Our philosophy is an unwavering focus on the Resident experience; at Castle we call it Royal Service℠. Castle is owned by CPAs that oversee a powerful combination of incredible people, streamlined systems, and advanced technology. Since no two properties are identical, we have created a menu of services that allows our customers to create a solution that fits their needs. We do not manage an exceptional number of communities, just a number of exceptional ones.


    City National Bank

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    City National Bank is a long-time partner of community associations and property management companies throughout Florida. As one of the largest community banks serving this segment, CNB has a portfolio of more than 500 community associations and our dedicated Community Association Team has the knowledge and experience to help associations meet their unique financial needs. As a Florida community bank, we know the local marketplace. This is our community, too. We’re like you. Our families live on the same streets. We shop at the same stores. Our dedicated Community Association Team delivers personalized service and customized solutions, including renovation and construction loans, insurance premium financing and treasury management. We specialize in assisting associations in meeting their 40-year recertification by providing loans to cover project needs. We are large enough to give you want you want and small enough to provide it the way you want it. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


     

    Clayton & McCulloh

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Clayton & McCulloh offers aggressive representation with creative and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by Florida Community Associations since 1987.

    We handle all facets of Community Association law – from the somewhat typical covenant enforcement and collection matters to the more complex construction defect and class action declaratory judgment cases. We do it all!

    Servicing community associations isn’t a 9 – 5 job because our clients are not 9 – 5 clients. We are available to meet our clients in the evening and on weekends if the need arises. Our clients have 24/7 access to our firm as we provide them with an after-hours phone number should the need arise to contact us. This is just one example of our commitment to our clients. It doesn’t matter if your Association has 4 units or 4,000 units – every client is very important to us.

    With offices in Maitland and Melbourne, we service Associations throughout North and Central Florida and offer numerous flat fee and complimentary services for our clients. We strongly believe in the education of Board Members and Managers and host numerous complimentary educational seminars throughout the year.

     

    As a midsize law firm, we pride ourselves in offering big law firm services, but with the personal touch of a small firm. We have an unwavering commitment to provide quality, comprehensive legal services for our clients at a reasonable price.


    Coastal Realty & Property Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Founded in 1993 by St. Augustine Native, Judy Alligood, Coastal Realty & Property Management provides a personalized, hands-on approach to the business, managing properties specifically in the St. Augustine market. The Coastal Realty Team leads a variety of services, including managing 28 community associations, promoting approximately 600 short and long term vacation rentals, and diligently finds clients a new home that suits their needs. With a strong history of dedicated customer service, unsurpassed experience and knowledge in the local industry, and a passion for success, Coastal Realty & Property Management offers the quality management choice.


     

    Condominium Concepts Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Condominium Concepts Management was founded in 2000, by Darlys Walker, with a goal of redefining association management. This is the driving philosophy of Condominium Concept’s approach to full service association management to include Condominiums, Apartments and Single Family Homes. Our associates have over 30 years of successful hands-on management and proven strategies have enabled us to become the premier leader in community association management in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Our more than 350 professional associates are the best in the industry and pride themselves in their ability to care for the needs of each homeowner while proactively managing the physical asset along with fiduciary and administrative responsibilities of the Association.


    Fernandez Florida Law

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Niurka Fernandez Asmer is a bilingual attorney in Tampa, Florida. Born in Tampa, she grew up in Fort Lauderdale, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University. While obtaining her law degree, she simultaneously obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, both Middle and Southern District Federal courts.

    Attorney Asmer served as the Director of Legal Affairs for Media Serv, Corp. in New York after graduating from law school. After three years in New York, she returned to South Florida where she began her career as a civil litigator. Attorney Asmer spent five years practicing law in South Florida, where her focus was insurance defense, personal injury, construction defects and commercial litigation. Returning to the Tampa Bay area in 2006, she made Tampa her permanent home with her husband.

    As a result of the economic downturn, Attorney Nicki Fernandez Asmer began practicing real estate and bankruptcy law in response to the foreclosure crisis and recession. Attorney Asmer opened Fernandez Florida Law in 2007 where she has dedicated her practice to real estate and debt relief practice.

    The firm currently represents various condominium, homeowner association and cooperatives as its general counsel and also its collections attorney. Fernandez Florida Law is a full-service law firm practicing in the areas of:

    • Real estate
    • Community Association Law
    • Bankruptcy
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Title agent

    Attorney Nicki Fernandez Asmer provides aggressive legal representation for her clients to obtain a positive resolution. Asmer is focused on results and provides her clients with knowledge of the law to assist in making decisions that affect their associations.


     

    FirstService Residential

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Founded in 1990, FirstService Residential is the leading community association management company in Florida and pioneered many of the practices widely used throughout the industry today. Headquartered in Hollywood, FL, FirstService Residential offers professional and personalized service with a local touch through its regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, Pompano, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Kissimmee, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and Destin. As the premier manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, FirstService Residential is the trusted partner of associations of every type and size and delivers exceptional service and solutions that enhance value and the lifestyle of every resident in the communities it serves.


    Forge Engineering Inc.

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

    Forge Engineering Inc., established in 1996, is a locally owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm based in Florida. Our professionals, with over a century of combined engineering experience, specialize in delivering unique, sound, and innovative engineering solutions associated with all aspects of the built environment to: Owners, Associations, Property Management Firms, Developers, Contractors, Attorneys, Insurance Companies & Public Agencies.
    Our services are utilized by our clients to assist them in one or all phases of a project’s life including pre-construction, construction and post-construction in the broad categories of: Forensic Engineering, Roof Consulting, Marine Engineering, Building Sciences, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering & Construction Materials Testing. From the top down, our principals and staff members have provided consulting and inspection services on numerous vertical and horizontal structures / facilities. The range of our project experience includes single-story homes to high-rises, bulkheads, seawalls, docks, bridges, parking garages, airport terminals/runways, county and state roadways, single and multifamily developments, and numerous infrastructure projects. Our expertise in the Florida market, coupled with our knowledge, is of significant benefit to our clients, resulting in savings of both time and money.


    Frontline Protective Services

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – SAFETY & SECURITY

    Frontline Protective Services is a full service security company focusing on the Needs of each of our clients. We will customize a security program to fit each client’s needs and budget. By keeping up with the latest technology, Frontline can offer the latest services and equipment to create a solid foundation on which our client’s can grow and expand. By utilizing our STS Philosophy – Selection, Training, Supervision – we are able to create the strong foundation that has afforded us the growth and recognition we enjoy today!


    Kaye Bender Rembaum, Attorneys at Law

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Kaye Bender Rembaum, with its 14 lawyers and offices in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, is a full service law firm devoted to the representation of more than 800 community and commercial associations, developers, and their members throughout Florida.

    Kaye Bender Rembaum assists clients in all matters of Association representation including, to name just a few, collection of assessments, contract drafting and negotiation, covenant review and amendment, covenant enforcement and construction defect claims.

    Our attorneys take pride in providing prompt, effective, high quality, cost-efficient and understandable legal advice and services to a diverse client base. Through our on-going and complimentary seminars, we provide valuable education regarding community association issues and board member responsibilities and duties.

     

    Attorneys Robert Kaye, Michael Bender and Jeffrey Rembaum are industry leaders who are often sought out by public policy makers and the media for advice and commentary on community association law.


     

    Kent Security Services

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – SECURITY

    Kent Security Services, owned by Gil Neuman and Orly Alexander, has been in business for 32 years. With nine regional offices, we offer comprehensive security solutions for clients across the state.

    While most security companies specialize in either guard services, cameras, or access control, Kent integrates all security components to arrive at the best solution for a more affordable price, saving an average of 35 percent a year for community associations. We offer armed and unarmed officers, concierge/front desk services, janitorial and maintenance services, roving patrols, a 24/7 dispatch center, CCTV installation and repair, alarm monitoring, and emergency response teams. In the area of access control, we offer gatehouse systems and guards, key card entry, visual/biometric/facial recognition technology, and 24/7 advanced imaging surveillance.

    The combined services we offer as well as our free technology maintenance enable savings for communities. We do not outsource, so we are able to provide consistent, high-quality people, technology, and services.


    PeytonBolin

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    PeytonBolin, founded in 2008, serves community associations throughout the state of Florida. We are a dynamic legal team that educates, advises and guides our clients in making decisions that leave them a sense of confidence. We provide general counsel services which include collections, covenant enforcement, bankruptcy on behalf of associations, amendment drafting, and litigation services. Jane F. Bolin, Esq. teaches the Mastering the Business of Your Association courses, board member certification, and enlightening CEU courses for community association managers. PeytonBolin is authentically concerned with making a difference our clients and community.


    Gold Coast Professional Schools

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Gold Coast Professional Schools began offering real estate courses from a single location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the 1970’s and has grown to become Florida’s largest provider of professional education for Real Estate, Community Association Management (CAM), Insurance, Construction, Mortgage Loan Origination, and Appraisal. By providing both classroom and a growing number of online courses, students across the state turn to Gold Coast Schools to achieve, maintain or enhance their licenses and careers.

    Patricia Rogers, Director of CAM Education for Gold Coast Schools explains her program’s success; “We have dedicated our entire CAM program to not only teach our students the information they need to pass the state exam and obtain their CAM license, but to also prepare them with the knowledge needed to excel in their careers.”

    If you are looking to advance your career, the education provider you choose is of utmost importance. Gold Coast encourages everyone to do their research when selecting a school for pre-license and renewal education, because selecting the right school is the first step towards success. To learn more about the courses offered at Gold Coast Schools, contact a helpful Career Counselor at 1-800-732-9140.


     

    Leland Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Leland Management is a full service community association management firm serving over 400 associations throughout Florida. Although Leland has all of the resources of a large Association Management firm, Leland is family owned and provides the focus and personal customer service that only a family owned business can offer. Leland Management has been serving Florida community associations for over 15 years with 15 offices located throughout the state, maintaining an excellent reputation based on honesty, respect, trust, teamwork and customer service. Leland’s mission is to provide homeowner and condo associations with the highest level of service utilizing our extensive accounting, management, technology, and customer service experience.


     

    Lighthouse Property Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Lighthouse Property Management is a Full Service Management Company delivering the highest level of Association support since 1991. We pioneered the TEAM Management Plan, which delivers the most comprehensive and personalized management solutions. With Lighthouse, you receive a team of professionals to manage your property. Our foundation of values and commitment to our community supports a proactive approach to management that is unmatched in our industry. We call this process The Lighthouse Way: A way of investing in our community with honesty, integrity, commitment, teamwork and follow through. Communication is key to developing trust with our clients. After all, Associations have entrusted us with the management of their largest investment, their homes. Whether your Association needs are financial, environmental, engineering, security, employee management or insurance concerns, Lighthouse offers the professional advice you can count on. Serving the Sarasota and Manatee counties for 25 years, our reputation is the cornerstone of our success. With five locations to serve you, our team is ready and available to respond to your needs within moments! Because at Lighthouse, “It’s our dream to manage your property, so that you can get back to living your dream!”


    National Exemption Service, LLC

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – UTILITIES

    Are you tired of water being one of your Community’s biggest operating expenses? National Exemption Service has been providing Submetering and Utility Billing to the nation’s real estate industry for nearly 50 years. NES will supply and install a regulatory compliant water meter in each unit. The individual meters ensure that each unit pays only for its actual usage using the same rates and tariffs as your municipality. One of the biggest upsides to submetering is conservation of resources. Once a property is submetered, the usage is reduced by an average of 18%. Our live Customer Service and in-house Collections Department, demonstrate a professional approach to meet your Submetering needs. NES services community’s nationwide, including new construction and existing properties – those with equipment in place and those requiring equipment. Let NES help you save money, conserve our natural resources, and lower your HOA expenses.

    Teresa Smetzer, VP of Business Development, specializes in Condos, Town Homes and HOA’s. Teresa conducts
    Lunch & Learns for Management Companies throughout the State as a CAM Continuing Education Provider.

    At NES our philosophy is: “Customer Service is not a department – It’s an Attitude.”


    Sentry Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Sentry Management exclusively focuses on managing communities, homeowner associations and condominiums. With 15 Florida offices, Sentry is one of the largest community association management companies in the state. Sentry is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®)—an assurance of integrity and expert financial systems. Only the top six percent of U.S. management companies earn this prestigious designation and only a handful of association management firms. Sentry has no ownership or affiliation with any HOA or condominium contractors or suppliers. We always negotiate the best prices for each community we manage and the savings come back in the form of lower operating costs to residents. Integrity and transparency is part of our DNA.

    Planning and coordination of association meetings, site visits, enforcement of deed restrictions, contract supervision and aggressive collection of assessments are all regular services, along with detailed financial and manager’s reports. CommunityPro® operating technology, free community PORTAL, online payment acceptance and real-time online financial and management reports are standard.

    Florida offices in Brevard County – Space Coast, Clermont, Edgewater, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Longwood – Orlando, Naples, Pasco County – Tampa North, Ponte Vedra – Jacksonville, Sarasota, Tampa Bay – Clearwater, Tavares – Ocala, and Volusia County– New Smyrna Beach.


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    Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – POOLS, LAKES & PARKS

    Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration is a division of Absolute Powder Coating. Absolute Powder Coating is a leader in the architectural industry. We specialize in Patio Furniture restoration for hotels, condos, country clubs, designers, home owners and manufacturers. All refinishing is done in our 30,000 sq. foot facility in Pompano Beach. Our process includes sandblasting to remove existing finish and surface corrosion, chemical pretreatment and a 2 stage powder coating systems for ultimate performance. We offer a large selection of colors and textures. Our professional restrapping and sling replacement division offers quality workmanship along with a wide selection of the latest colors and patterns to choose from. We are certified refinishers for some of the largest furniture manufactures in the country. We are certified by The American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA). Our services also include custom cushions using Sunbrella Fabrics.


    ADT Security

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – SAFETY & SECURITY

    ADT Community Association Program is the 1st choice for Community Associations and the nation’s premier provider of electronic security services. ADT Community Association Program specializes in 24/7 security system monitoring and service to Community Associations, providing world-class customer care and service to over 100,000 residences in the nation’s premier Community Associations through bulk agreements. 

    Protecting America for over 140 years, ADT leads the way in the electronic security industry with the most experience and a “customer obsessed” team to ensure complete satisfaction and the ultimate protection. Now providing 24/7 protection to nearly 7,000,000 customers, including security, Pulse® interactive services, home automation, video and health solutions, ADT is the most known and trusted brand in security for homes and businesses.

    ADT is the only company with a dedicated “Community Association Program.” This includes 24/7 monitoring by our own state-of-the-art monitoring centers and “concierge level” customer care and service provided by our exclusive Community Association Service Center. We have a dedicated team of highly-trained, certified technicians serving our Community Associations.

     


    Advanced Insurance Underwriters

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    Since opening its doors for business in 1976, Advanced Insurance Underwriters has earned a reputation for delivering practical, affordable insurance solutions to meet clients’ needs through: Service, Creativity, Integrity and Passion. For clients, this has meant the pleasure of knowing that AIU producers and employees always deliver the highest standards of customer service and knowledge and nothing less. It also means customers can expect a quick response and personal follow-up with smart asset protection solutions. Thirdly, for those who know the company its goes without saying that AIU is always on the leading edge of information technology; by doing so, it is able to provide the latest and most diverse portfolio of insurance products tailored to each client’s objectives and needs.

    AIU also has a remarkable presence in Florida. It has done so by building a solid network of personalized service offices statewide, staffed with highly-qualified individuals, with a passion for going beyond customer expectations by delivering tailor-made insurance solutions. Such perseverance has certainly paid off: AIU has been the first choice in risk management for business and personal needs of Floridians for more than 30 years.

    Advanced Insurance Underwriters: Service, Creativity, Integrity, Passion…today, tomorrow, always.


    Allied Property Group, Inc.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Allied Property Group, Inc. is a full service management company specializing in condominium and homeowners association management. Allied Property Group, Inc. currently manages more than 60 associations consisting of approximately 6,500 units.

    Since inception, Allied Property Group, Inc. has acquired 95% of its business through referrals. The referrals have not just come from the members of the Board of Directors and attorneys, they have also come from unit owners themselves. This is a testament to the quality of service being provided to its clients, the homeowner.

    We are honored to have won this award. We are the only management company with less than 25 employees to win this award. This reflects the faith and trust our clients have bestowed on to us. It reflects our hard work and dedication, as well as our relentless effort to provide excellent customer service. We would like to extend a very big thank you to all of our clients for their continued faith in us.


    Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – ASPHALT & PAVING SURFACES

    Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc. is one of the top asphalt maintenance contractors in the world specializing in pavement preservation using Pavement Dressing Conditioner (PDC) asphalt rejuvenator. With over 60 years experience working on roadways and parking areas, AR Tech was recognized in 2014/2015 by Pavement Maintenance & Construction as one of the top 50 Pavement Maintenance contractors in the country. AR Tech leads the industry by setting the standards and guidelines that other contractors follow! Connie Lorenz, President of AR Tech, takes pride in designing educational classes for engineers, board members, property managers and communities. She works hand in hand with properties to help them develop customized asphalt maintenance programs, which are designed to seamlessly last beyond the current sitting board and management. She believes that education about proper asphalt maintenance will help protect consumers from those contractors that do not necessarily have their best interest at heart.


     

    C&S Management

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    C&S Management is locally owned, serving HOA and Condominium Associations since 1985. Maintaining an Accredited A+ Better Business Bureau rating along with Accreditation (AAMC) from the Community Association Institute, C&S is equipped to exceed community expectations. C&S has four offices to serve you on Florida’s west coast in Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Venice. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and here to serve you in all areas of community management. In addition to the State CAM license, many of our managers are Board Certified and four managers are PCAMS (Professional Community Association Manager).

    C&S utilizes industry-leading technology and when coupled with a love for helping others the result is a happy, healthy, welcoming community along with award winning service. From finance and compliance to maintenance, payroll, upkeep and legal matters, we are here to help. At C&S, it is our goal to improve your experience as a homeowner and/or board member. Our years of experience allow us to offer you a guaranteed positive change in your property management so that you may relax and enjoy your community.


    Carousel Development & Restoration, Inc.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – CONCRETE, BALCONIES, & RAILINGS

    Carousel Development & Restoration, Inc. is a concrete restoration company specializing in all aspects of high-rise condominiums repair, including balcony repair, garage decks, full deck replacement, railing fabrication and installation, impact windows and doors, painting and waterproofing and much more! Headquartered in Delray Beach since 1979, Carousel is family owned & operated dating back four generations. Carousel has successfully completed a substantial number of residential and commercial condominiums, government buildings, industrial, and institutional restoration projects in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward and all throughout Florida. Through our commitment to our clients, product knowledge, and ongoing personnel training, Carousel has proudly become South Florida’s largest locally owned structural restoration contractor.
    As you start planning for your restoration project please keep in mind that we will be happy to come take a look at your project and/or send you a list of qualified and reputable structural engineers that specialize in these areas, in order to formulate the proper repair strategy and materials to use. It will be our pleasure to speak with you directly to ensure that the specific requirements for your building will be met.


     

    Community Association Management Systems

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Community Association Management Systems was founded in 1993 with a philosophy of personal professional service. You are not just another customer to us; you are an individual customer with your own unique needs and identity.

    While it is true that there are some similarities in all associations, there are those differences that make your community what it is, your home. Special operating programs and custom specifications make your community truly unique.

    Through the personal communications, attendance at board meetings, and through our friendly and professional staff we are attuned to your community’s needs. This provides for both good quality management for your community, but also provides for a caring interested company.

    Our friendly and professional staff is made up of licensed Community Association Managers, knowledgeable accounting staff and veteran operating principals. Our capital investments are made in the human resource area. We compensate our employees with competitive salaries and benefits, so we are able to attract quality personnel; which means better quality service to our clients.

    The combination of our personalized service along with our professional staff makes C.A.M.S. an excellent solution for your Association Management needs as well as a friendly company to work with. This is most evident in our customer satisfaction rate! We have retained 97% of all our contracts. At C.A.M.S. you will receive personal professional service, we guarantee it!


    Converged Services, Inc.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

    We are Converged Services, Inc…. the nation’s largest and most experienced solutions provider of Broadband agreements for residential communities.
    Converged Services Inc., specializes in the procurement of Bulk Cable, TV, Non-Bulk Right of Entry Easement, Cellular Solutions and exclusive marketing agreements for condominium and homeowner associations.

    Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., we have represented over one million units since 1998 and secured more than $200 million in savings and earnings for our clients Nationwide.


     

    Driveway Maintenance, Inc

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – ASPHALT AND PAVING SERVICES

    Driveway Maintenance Inc. is the largest sealcoating company in the United States and industry leader in asphalt restoration, asphalt paving, asphalt repairing, parking lot installations, sealcoating, concrete curbing, sidewalks and concrete services. Founded in 1956, the company is a Green Advantage Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor and LEED accredited. With Florida locations in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Myers, the company has a long history of developing new products and new techniques that make for better looking and longer lasting asphalt surfaces.


    Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Founded in 1996, Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel, & Chaiet, P.A. is a full service Florida law firm focusing its practice on community association law, real estate, corporate, litigation, construction and insurance coverage and litigation. With more than 600 Florida homeowners and condominium associations as clients, the firm is recognized as one of the largest boutique firms in the state practicing association law.

    Our attorneys, paralegals and staff are committed to total client satisfaction, providing high quality legal services with our solution-driven approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives and solving their legal problems. We also take advantage of the latest technology to manage client matters in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

    The firm’s main office is in Hollywood, Florida, convenient to Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County courthouses and client locations.


    Executive National Bank

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    Executive National Bank is a locally-owned financial institution that has proudly served the Miami-Dade community since 1972. The bank originally operated as Jefferson National Bank and became Executive National Bank when it was acquired by the Safie family in 1981. The bank began with the main office in the heart of Kendall and grew to include four additional strategically located, full-service branches.

    The Executive National Bank Team is comprised of individuals that share the owner’s commitment to providing high quality customer service with a very personal touch. Many of our employees have been with the bank for decades and others were invited to join ENB because of their banking expertise and dedication to providing a high level of service to their clients. All are proud to work for a bank that is locally-owned and responsive to the needs of local consumers and businesses.

    Executive National Bank’s mission is to differentiate itself by providing high quality products and personalized service to the South Florida community in a stress-free and timely manner to ensure the long-term success of its clients, employees, and the financial institution as a whole. Our vision is to be the premier business bank for professionals, local businesses, and property management companies.

    Our team of professionals commits to providing exceptional service, enhancing the product mix, and improving technology to help us become the best business bank in South Florida.


    Florida Quality Roofing

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – ROOFING

    Florida Quality Roofing is a family owned and operated company with an impeccable reputation for honest and professional services. We were established in 2002 by German Duarte, a second generation roofing contractor with an uncompromising commitment to quality in workmanship. German prides himself in fully engaging customers in making the best choice for their property needs.

    Projects are fully supervised and performed by highly trained crews using only top products. When you contact Florida Quality Roofing for any service you can expect:

    • Experienced Roofing Professionals
    • Up to 25 Year Workmanship Warranties
    • Highly Trained Crews
    • Excellent Customer Service
    • Expert Leak Detection
    • Certified by Leading Manufacturers
    • FPL Participating Independent Contractor
    • A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

    At Florida Quality Roofing, we are committed to making your roofing project a success!


     

    Herbie Wiles Insurance

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – INSURANCE

    Relationships – with our clients, with our employees and with our community – are the core of Herbie Wiles Insurance. Founded in 1961 in the historic city of St. Augustine, Herbie Wiles Insurance has grown into one of the area’s largest insurance agencies specializing in insuring the needs of more than 400 condo and homeowner associations across central and northern Florida. To provide superior service, Herbie Wiles Insurance has created a condo team from among their 30 employees. This team is challenged with providing prompt responses on property manager and condo owner requests. We investigate each question and offer multiple solutions whenever possible, so that Board members and property managers know the full array of options available to them. Complete, accurate information leads to better decision making by property managers and Boards. Herbie Wiles Insurance understands the importance of meeting this responsibility and has a successful record of supporting Boards and property managers across our region. We assume this was a driving force behind our Readers Choice award and we would be honored to offer this superior level of service to your association.


     

    IBERIABANK

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    From roof repairs, to pavement resurfacing, to all things in between like hurricane-proof window and door replacements, IBERIABANK’s Association Management division has helped hundreds of condo and homeowner’s associations in Florida with their capital improvement financing needs. Our experienced team understands the unique maintenance issues of maintaining these properties and can assist with emergency lines of credit in preparation for hurricane season.

    From our Florida-based in-house lockbox processing, we efficiently and expeditiously process millions of dollars in dues for associations up and down both coasts. We can also provide peace of mind through capital reserve deposit strategies to meet your board requirements.

    Condo and homeowner’s associations are very specialized and with complex needs. Having an experienced and trusted banking partner like IBERIABANK to assist with your property management needs is crucial. How can we help your association? Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


    Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Development, construction and real estate have been among the leading drivers of the South Florida economy since the inception of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. in 1977. Through the years, our firm has become a trusted source for legal counsel and representation in these industries, and we have been relied upon for guidance and representation involving some of the most vital business and legal matters facing our clients. We take a great deal of pride in the personalized professionalism that we bring to construction and real estate matters as well as with condominium and homeowners associations throughout Florida.

    Our attorneys have years of experience in helping our clients by using cutting-edge technology, both in the courtroom and the boardroom. We provide 24-hour online access for condominium and homeowners associations to manage and track their accounts, and we handle the collection and enforcement of condominium and homeowner association assessments. Our experience and standing as one of the most respected providers of legal counsel and representation in the Florida construction and real estate industries as well as with Florida condominium and homeowners association matters and collections make us an invaluable resource to our clients.


    The Association Law Firm

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    The Association Law Firm, PLLC is a dependable and trustworthy law firm representing community associations throughout Florida. The Firm is located in downtown Orlando and has an experienced team of attorneys and paralegals ready to handle the diverse legal needs of your community association. The Firm’s vision is simple, to offer communities in Florida a better and more affordable community association legal product. The Firm routinely helps communities with assessment collection, covenant enforcement, general legal and corporate advice, litigation, and a variety of other legal needs. The Firm is conscientious of community association budgets and uses its proprietary Clear Matters software to keep clients properly informed of their legal matters.

    Philosophy: The Association Law Firm is built around the core philosophy that Community Matters – a Firm-wide commitment to helping boards build strong and healthy communities. The Firm strives to be a compassionate advocate for its communities and to provide professional, prompt, and affordable legal assistance.


     

    Towers Property Management

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Towers Property Management is owned by Benjamin Isip, CMCA, AMS, and President; and Emily Towers Isip, CMCA, AMS, and Vice President. We serve associations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.

    We provide full-service management for homeowner associations, condominiums, and townhome communities. For the self-managed community, we offer bookkeeping services. We believe that every community deserves professional management, if they desire it, regardless of the community’s size. Our mission is to provide our association clients with professional, personal customer service; experience and access to resources; and the support needed to help them reach their strategic goals. Our goal is to provide personal service beyond expectations in a climate of excellence and quality.


     

    2015 Gold Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

    Association Reserves

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – FINANCIAL

    Association Reserves was formed in California in 1986 and serves clients internationally. Robert M. Nordlund,
    PE, RS, is majority owner and CEO and oversees the 11 company offices. Will Simons, RS, is president of our Florida regional office.

    We perform reserve studies and occasionally engage in expert witness testimony and other special consulting roles. Our mission is to bring insight and order to a distracted and cluttered world so our clients can cost-effectively make wise decisions about the care of their properties. We rely on a combination of experience, attention to detail, and state-of-the-art tools and technology to ensure that our clients are informed regarding the state of their physical and financial assets.

    We have completed more than 30,000 reserve studies since 1986, and strive to treat every client with professionalism and courtesy. We recognize that
    our clients are putting their trust in us and are looking for guidance to make decisions that will have a direct effect on people’s livelihoods. As such, we understand that our services go beyond the basics of inspecting properties and writing reports. We also provide our clients with complimentary software and video presentations, and routinely publish webinars, articles, and other content to help our clients better understand the role of a reserve study in running a successful community association.


    BuildingLink.com

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

    BuildingLink.com, founded in 1999, is the gold standard choice for property managers and board members looking to upgrade the total experience of managing, working at, or living in their luxury residential properties. Our innovative web-based condo management platform is currently used in over 2,400 properties in the U.S. and worldwide, offering the ultimate in efficient management, flawless communication, and enhanced living experience for your residents. Our clients can be found near and far – in New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco but also in Toronto, Melbourne, Tokyo and Singapore.


    Carousel Development & Restoration, Inc.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – PAINTING AND WATERPROOFING

    Carousel Development & Restoration, Inc. is a concrete restoration company specializing in all aspects of high-rise condominiums repair, including balcony repair, garage decks, full deck replacement, railing fabrication and installation, impact windows and doors, painting and waterproofing and much more! Headquartered in Delray Beach since 1979, Carousel is family owned & operated dating back four generations. Carousel has successfully completed a substantial number of residential and commercial condominiums, government buildings, industrial, and institutional restoration projects in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward and all throughout Florida. Through our commitment to our clients, product knowledge, and ongoing personnel training, Carousel has proudly become South Florida’s largest locally owned structural restoration contractor.
    As you start planning for your restoration project please keep in mind that we will be happy to come take a look at your project and/or send you a list of qualified and reputable structural engineers that specialize in these areas, in order to formulate the proper repair strategy and materials to use. It will be our pleasure to speak with you directly to ensure that the specific requirements for your building will be met.


    Fast-Dry Courts, Inc.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – ASPHALT & PAVING

    Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. was founded in 1981 to provide professional, high quality tennis court construction services to court owners throughout Florida. Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. specializes in the construction, resurfacing and maintenance of Har-Tru (clay) tennis courts. We are also the world’s largest builder of Har-Tru courts with our FDC HydroCourt subsurface irrigation system. While we specialize in Har-Tru courts, we recognize that clay courts are not the right choice for every court owner. That’s why we also build, resurface and repair hard courts (asphalt/concrete) and artificial surface courts (ClayTech and artificial turf). We even build basketball courts, bocce courts and shuffleboard courts.

    Fast-Dry Courts, Inc. provides its customers with a complete set of tennis court construction services, everything from initial design and consultation to new construction to resurfacing, repairs, lighting, and fencing. We also offer a complete line of tennis court supplies and accessories through our sister company, 10-S Tennis Supply. In short, we are here to support you for the life of your court.


    Glazer and Associates, P.A.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    Glazer and Associates was founded in 1994 by Eric M. Glazer, Esquire, to provide legal services to associations and owners throughout the state of Florida. In the firm, we have all been blessed with the privilege of practicing law, and we desire to make the most of this privilege and give back to the community as much as we can.

    For the past five years, we have hosted “Condo Craze and HOAs,” a popular call-in radio show that is devoted to community association law issues. We have also certified more than 7,000 Floridians while teaching the Condo Craze and HOAs Board Certification Class throughout the State. Glazer has written a weekly blog, on association law issues for the past two years. Glazer drafted and argued at the Florida legislature much of the new HOA legislation, which became effective July 1, 2013. We attempt to serve the association community as a whole to benefit our clients as well as others.


    Lake & Wetland Management

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – POOLS, LAKES & PARKS

    Since 1992, our Lake & Wetland Management team has redefined the standard of excellence that homeowners associations, golf courses, and municipalities have come to expect from our environmental resource management services. Our success comes from our knowledgeable team of State-certified, licensed applicators & biologists. As well as our use of groundbreaking products such as our Shoresox erosion control system. Lake & Wetland Management offers services such as algae & aquatic weed control, invasive plant management, large-scale invasive and exotic plant removal, fountains & aeration systems, wetland mitigation management and erosion restoration. Our Lake & Wetland Management services can be tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. Further, with the establishment of our newest franchises, we can continue to provide exemplary services throughout the state of Florida.


     

    Lippman Law Office, P.A.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    After finishing school at the University of Miami, Mark went to the Nova Southeastern where he earned his JD while graduating with honors.

    In 2000, Mark came to the Central Florida area where he went to work for the State of Florida first in the office of the Public Defender, and later, in 2002, for the office of the State Attorney.

    In 2004, Mark began his own practice, Lippman Law Office, and has since focused on both criminal defense, commercial and residential evictions and real estate association litigation. Mark received nationwide attention while representing George and Cindy Anthony during the Casey Anthony trial.


     

    Management Specialists Services

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    Management Specialists Services is a boutique community association management firm specializing in providing customized service to Homeowner, Condominium, Office Park, and CDD Associations throughout north central Florida. We offer an array of management services; specialized to the particular needs and budget of each client we work with. At Management Specialists Services, we consider ourselves active partners with the Associations and Boards of Directors we serve; striving to accomplish even your loftiest goals in an exemplary manner.

    In both 2013 and 2014, Florida Trend named our firm one of Florida’s Top 100 Best Companies To Work For, an honor we are proud to have achieved through hard work, dedication to our staff and clients, and successfully innovative strategies and systems.

    Management Specialists Services’ ONLY business is community association management. Focusing our entire effort on association management eliminates potential conflicts and distractions, allowing us to provide the superior service your association deserves.

    Our services include comprehensive management, collections, architectural review, budget planning and analysis, meeting coordination and facilitation, contract negotiations, full-service maintenance, project management and more.


     

    MVP Florida Real Estate

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    MVP Florida Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage located in the heart of Lake Nona. Debra Petruzelli, Broker|Owner|LCAM, and her team are dedicated to conducting business with high standards, integrity, and providing superior customer service. Their ever-evolving approach to market changes and unsurpassed commitment to client satisfaction has enabled them to maintain successful relationships spanning the globe. With a diverse network of industry professionals, MVP Florida Real Estate is a single source for all aspects of property management and every other type of real estate transaction. YOUR MOST VALUABLE PARTNERS.


    Rhino Roof Protection Coatings

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – ROOFING

    RHINO ROOF PROTECTION COATINGS and parent company, WHITE GLOVE PAINTING, were founded by Budd Monisera.

    Budd’s focus for over 25 years has been “The Customers”, and continuously satisfying their needs with innovative new methods and techniques. Searching literally, throughout the world to offer the finest and most durable products available for Roof Coatings, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Residential, Condominiums, Commercial or Industrial Projects.

    RHINO ROOF PROTECTION COATINGS’ award winning products are unsurpassed, providing the ultimate in Roof Protection Defense from some of the largest and oldest roof coating specialists in the world.

    Project coordinator Freddy Medina personally oversees our professionally trained and certified crews, ensuring the Highest Quality workmanship for our valued customers.

    RHINO ROOF PROTECTION COATINGS not only beautify, but provide waterproofing, energy savings, mold & mildew resistance, eliminate pressure cleaning problems and extend the life of A/C units. Restoration is our primary goal – rather than succumbing to the deterioration of the roof substrate or tearing off and building a new roof. Our award winning products are actually BETTER than a new roof. They last longer, have Lifetime Warrantees, offering superior protection and savings.

    We are honored to be South Florida’s Roof Protection choice, with reliability and integrity, for over 20+ years.


    John Brown

    Roof-a-Cide

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – ROOFING

    Roof-a-Cide is a family owned business that was started in Ft. Lauderdale in 1992 by Frank Miele and John Browne. We’re the only company in the U.S. with a product that is EPA-approved, non-toxic, and approved by every major roof materials manufacturer to safely prevent roof stains for YEARS with each treatment, thereby eliminating the need for roof cleaning and the potential for damage associated with it.

    Our products are available through a network of Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators. These are professional roofing, painting, and property maintenance companies that are licenses, trained, and equipped to use our products properly so that we can unconditionally guarantee their work. Through our Authorized Applicators, we provide communities throughout Florida an environmentally safe and cost-effective alternative to pressure cleaning or harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach. And while our main focus is maintaining the appearance of roofs, our authorized applicators have other specialties that also provide additional value to communities.

    We treat people how we would like to be treated, providing excellent value and service, with the goal of creating strong relationships and Customers For Life. The safety of our product, combined with more than 20 years of proven results in HOA and condominium communities, is something that no other company in the industry can offer.


    Ruggieri Law Firm

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – LEGAL SERVICES

    The Ruggieri Law Firm, PA is devoted to the personalized representation of Community Associations. While offering collection services, covenant enforcement, construction defect litigation and general counsel, we recognize the importance of the relationship between attorney and client. We provide clients with direct access to their attorney, including a personal cell phone number, as well as monthly status reports on all active matters handled by our Firm. We also understand the financial strain placed on Associations while trying to collect outstanding assessments. Our firm offers a highly competitive fee structure as well as withheld billing on collection matters. We look forward to serving your Community and providing a level of service beyond reproach.


    Sherwin-Williams

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – PAINTING & WATERPROOFING

    The Sherwin-Williams Company has not only grown to be the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States, but is among the largest producers in the world. Sherwin-Williams has been voted by JD Powers Highest Ranked Paint Retailer for 2013 & 2014 and 2014 Highest in Customer Satisfaction among exterior paints. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, and many more.

    Glenn Remler, Sales Account Executive for Condo/HOA serves the South Florida area: Property Managers, Engineers, Restoration, and area Paint Contractors. Glenn has recently been nominated to the CAI Gold Coast Board of Directors. Sherwin-Williams South Florida District has over 70 stores, 40 specialized sales representatives, and a manufacturing plant located in Winterhaven, FL. to service our area. We provide complementary: Color Renderings, Paint Specifications, CEU classes, Custodian Reports, and more to provide you that peace of mind your property needs from their supplier!


    The Paint Drop by Valspar

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – PAINTING & WATERPROOFING

    The Paint Drop by Valspar is the only company that has the ability to color match any painted surface at the job site without you having to cut, peal or break a portion of the color to match.

    We also bring up to 500 gallons of interior or exterior paint and primers to your job site saving valuable time on projects. These truck are backed by our large commercial centers that can fill any size job needs. The benefits of the Paint Drop are endless and it’s all for the same cost that you are buying paint for now!!

    The Paint Drop by Valspar is a one-stop shop that comes to you! Work-station delivery trucks arrive to your job site on time with:

    • Certified Paint Specialist
    • Advanced Color Matching System and Tinters
    • Up to 500 gallons of paint
    • Complete assortment of Accessories
    • Free Wifi
    • AND a great cup of COFFEE!!

    Benefits to the customer from using The Paint Drop by Valspar as your supplier:

      • Free Delivery
      • Cost Savings
        1. No more tolls and gas expenses to pick up paint
        2. Lower Labor costs (No drive-times!)

     

    • Color matches done accurately and on site (stay until customer is satisfied)

    Highest level Customer Service!


    TOPS Software

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

    TOPS Software creates Condo & HOA management software that simplifies community management by integrating accounting, management and automation.

    The year was 1979 and Jeff Hardy was just another property management company owner, looking for a way to grow his business. His biggest problem was that all of the accounting and management for each of the 90 communities in his portfolio needed to be done by hand using spreadsheets and documents. Jeff envisioned a better way, and TOPS was born.

    Fast forward over 30 years and TOPS is in use in thousands of management operations by tens of thousands of users to manage millions of homes. Longevity and success has been achieved by providing superior property management software products and services for our loyal and valued customers.


    Vertical Assessment

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – ELEVATORS

    Vertical Assessment Associates, LLC is pleased to announce a merger with ATIS Elevator Inspections, LLC. for the elevator inspection service portion of its business. This syndication of inspection services allows both companies to significantly increase the resources available for our inspectors and customers, seamlessly delivering the most comprehensive conveyance inspection program in the industry.

    Vertical Assessment Associates will continue as an Elevator Consulting and Modernization Management provider with William Strawn taking over as President. Led by former Plans Examiner for the Bureau of Elevator Safety, Bill Strawn, VAA will continue to employ a premiere consulting staff to provide professional Owner representation, and unbiased consultation for all your elevator needs nationwide.

    Our Consulting Services include Equipment Assessments, Maintenance Evaluations, Project Management, Due Diligence Reviews, Modernization Review & Specification Development, Site Surveys, Accident Investigation, Expert Witnessing, Plan Reviews, and Code Research. As we do not manufacture equipment or perform any sort of maintenance work on elevators, our service is designed to supply clients with truly unprejudiced third party expertise with the most efficient and cost effective solutions for your elevator needs. We invite you to visit our newly renovated website www.verticalassessment.com or call our office at 850.210.0085 and speak with our staff.


     

    YCL Management

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER – MANAGEMENT

    YCL MANAGEMENT INC. is a full service company offering superior property management services, which include finance management, janitorial and security services. Founded in 2010, we currently serve the South Florida area and can provide competitive pricing. We are a family owned and operated business providing quality hands-on customer service. We currently manage over 1000 units. Providing excellent services to our clients is our number one priority, along with building mutual trust and a long term relationship. We here at YCL Management, thrive on success.

     

  1. 2014 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

     

    2014 Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners



    AKAM

    AKAM On-Site, Inc.

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    AKAM On-Site manages client communities as if we lived in them. With attention to every detail, we bring a rare combination of industry knowledge, professionalism, and flexibility to every association we manage, from Fisher Island to West Palm Beach. AKAM delivers full-service association management that excels in the areas on finance, preventive and ongoing maintenance, staff supervision, compliance, recordkeeping, back office, and interaction with other professionals.

    Since 1983, the AKAM name has been recognized as a leader and innovator in the residential management industry. Our clients benefit from our many years of experience assigning and supervising the most qualified management personnel. Our hands-on approach enables us to manage every situation, from typical day-to-day issues to extraordinary events, with exceptional skill and confidence.

    Our vision has been to build an organization that will last for generations and carry on the values of integrity, innovation, and highly proactive and responsive client service. Since we were founded in 1983, that philosophy has served us well in building companies that are recognized for exceptional service and an impeccable reputation.


    Associa

    Associa

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    When we founded Associa 35 years ago, community association management was fairly new and the market pretty small. We believed that homeowners who chose to live in a community association did so with higher expectations than most, and we wanted our company to be a leader whose clients could depend upon us for integrity, reliability, and security.

    At Associa, we recognize that the primary reason you hire a management company is to take care of your community. Be it the maintenance of the common areas, keeping the pool clean, or managing your vendors and the bills, you want someone to handle it professionally and with attention to detail. That’s what we do. In fact, from your local community manager to our corporate management team, we’ve all managed communities, and you’ll find that nobody has the expertise that we do when it comes to doing the job right. We’ve been there before, so you can relax knowing that we’ve got it covered; we know exactly what it takes to help your community succeed.

    More than three decades later, both the industry and Associa have changed and grown dramatically, but we’ve never wavered in our passion for bringing the best and most innovative services to community associations everywhere. Indeed, our clients will attest that when it comes to exceptional community management, nobody does it better than Associa. We invite you to contact us and to learn more about the great company we’ve built.


    Campbell

    Campbell Property Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    Formed in 1953, Campbell Property Management is locally owned and operated by members of the Executive Management and Advisory Teams and serves Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Port St. Lucie counties. Our management services include administrative, financial and accounting, maintenance and janitorial, valet and concierge, social director, gate access, human resources development, construction advisory, community websites, information technology, and landscape maintenance. The team is led by CEO John Tight, who joined Campbell in 1993.

    Although very similar in purpose, every board has its own unique goals and objectives, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our experienced team invests the time and energy necessary to truly understand the needs of the community and board. We pride ourselves on being responsive and reliable in times of need, building trusting relationships, and providing personalized service to our clients. We believe that by providing great service, we will earn the trust of our clients and success will follow.

    We make a promise to the boards that we serve: that we will help them accomplish their goals and achieve the peace of mind they are seeking. We guarantee satisfaction by giving our clients the right to cancel for any reason at any time. The associations we serve have rewarded our performance with long-standing relationships, which has been proven by our market-leading 98 percent renewal rate.


     

    KatzKatzman2man Garfinkel

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    The law firm of Katzman Garfinkel has been serving the needs and interests of Florida’s common interest ownership communities since 1995. The Firm’s main office, the Katzman Garfinkel Law and Learning Center, is located in Margate, Florida, with additional office locations in Maitland, Naples, Fort Myers, St. Augustine, and Titusville. K&G is pleased to offer our clients an array of choices for handling their legal matters in order to meet the specific needs of their communities. With regard to the collection of delinquent assessments, our clients have the option to have our Firm advance all fees and costs throughout the collection and foreclosure process. We also handle property damage claims and most construction defect cases on a full contingency basis. Our Covenant Enforcement Department is designed to help communities cure violations as quickly and painlessly as possible. Finally, our Transactional Department is dedicated to assisting associations with the preparation of legal opinions, contract review, amendments to the association’s governing documents, annual meeting and other membership vote packages, interpretation of document and statutory provisions, and attorney attendance at association meetings.

    Our law firm is “committed to community” and therefore, we choose not to represent entities that may have interests adverse to our community association clientele. We have made a commitment to providing our clients the tools they need to successfully operate their communities, including our Board Member Boot Camp® series, board member certification courses, continuing manager education courses, Community Forums with guest legislators and experts, our Guidebook Series, and our Lending Library. K&G created the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) in 2007 to provide Florida’s common interest ownership communities with a united voice on legislative and regulatory issues that impact their real property values and lifestyles.


    Leland

    Leland Management

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    Started in 1999, Leland Management is a family-owned business led by Rebecca and David Furlow. The company has grown from three employees and one mall office to serving more than 400 communities with 100,000 homeowners through 12 locations. Our staff includes licensed community association managers supported by outstanding accounting and administrative personnel. We provide accounting, assessments and billing, collections, tax and association reporting, and vendor management services in addition to quality association management, governance, and records maintenance services.

    Our written philosophy forms the basis of a very strong culture within our organization. This philosophy values and promotes honesty, professionalism, education, teamwork, customer service, and attitude. Our flexibility and teamwork are our key strengths. We have available all the resources of a large association management firm, but with the focus and personal customer service of a family-owned business. We are proud to have low staff turnover and are able to retain quality, capable professionals within our organization by offering an enriching workplace that is led by a strong, dedicated management team.


    PeytonBolin

    PeytonBolin, PL

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    PeytonBolin, PL is a Florida-based real estate law firm focused on the practice of community association law. The firm provides general counsel services to community association boards and provides guidance in running the not-for-profit business from both the legal perspective and day to day management. We also provide collections services, covenant enforcement, and guidance to boards to successfully manage their community affairs. We are committed to providing resourceful, knowledgeable, and consistent representation for associations and individual owners, the entire staff operates as a team to provide the highest quality service. We bring our litigation experience and skills to each matter in a case-specific and cost-effective way. Although always prepared to litigate aggressively for our clients, we are practical problem solvers who seek resolve the underlying concern for our clients. PeytonBolin is committed to making a real difference for our clients and community.


    Sentry Management, Inc. (Management Company Category)

    DIAMOND LEVEL WINNER

    Sentry Management was founded in 1975 and exclusively focuses on managing communities, homeowner associations, and condominiums. With 16 Florida offices, Sentry is one of the largest community association management companies in the state. Sentry is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®)–an assurance of integrity and expert financial systems. Only the top six percent of U.S. management companies earn this prestigious designation and only a handful of association management firms.

    Our biggest difference is the high caliber of dedicated managers. Operational management average more than 25 years in the industry, and community managers average twice the tenure of managers nationally. We keenly understand the importance of timely communication and work to return every phone call and e-mail as quickly as possible, keeping all correspondence and reports current and deadlines met.

    Planning and coordination of association meetings, site visits, enforcement of deed restrictions, contract supervision, and aggressive collection of assessments are all regular services, along with detailed financial and manager’s reports. CommunityPro® operating technology, community Web portals, online payment acceptance, and real-time online financial and management reports are included in standard service.


    Additional Winners of the Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award:

    Alliant Property Management, LLC
    (Management Company Category)

     

    Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

    ARTSI

    Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc.

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Asphalt Restoration Technology of Florida was founded in 1993. Connie Lorenz joined the firm in 1999 and purchased the business in 2007, changing the name to Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems. We provide a complete range of services for asphalt maintenance: from simple asphalt repairs, search and discoveries, sealcoating, and signage to consulting, spec design, and community education, along with many other custom services. However, we specialize in the application of Pavement Dressing Conditioner (PDC) asphalt rejuvenator.

    We believe in investing in the education of our customers regarding correct procedures and products for asphalt maintenance, and have offered our ABCs of Road Resurfacing as a continuing education class for property managers and boards. We constantly educate ourselves to make sure that we are providing the best product and service for their community and not what their neighbor has. We believe that knowledge is power and do the best to provide our clients with the right information and education for proper asphalt maintenance.


    AssocReserves

    Association Reserves

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Association Reserves was formed in California in 1986 and serves clients internationally. Robert M. Nordlund,
    PE, RS, is majority owner and CEO and oversees the 11 company offices. Will Simons, RS, is president of our Florida regional office.

    We perform reserve studies and occasionally engage in expert witness testimony and other special consulting roles. Our mission is to bring insight and order to a distracted and cluttered world so our clients can cost-effectively make wise decisions about the care of their properties. We rely on a combination of experience, attention to detail, and state-of-the-art tools and technology to ensure that our clients are informed regarding the state of their physical and financial assets.

    We have completed more than 30,000 reserve studies since 1986, and strive to treat every client with professionalism and courtesy. We recognize that
    our clients are putting their trust in us and are looking for guidance to make decisions that will have a direct effect on people’s livelihoods. As such, we understand that our services go beyond the basics of inspecting properties and writing reports. We also provide our clients with complimentary software and video presentations, and routinely publish webinars, articles, and other content to help our clients better understand the role of a reserve study in running a successful community association.


    Castle

    Castle Group

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    The Castle Group provides unparalleled property services to many of the finest community associations in Florida. Our philosophy is an unwavering focus on the resident experience; at Castle we call it Royal Service℠. Castle is owned by CPAs that oversee a powerful combination of people, systems, and technology. We do not manage an exceptional number of communities, just a number of exceptional ones.

     

     

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    Devcon

    ADT Devcon Security

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    ADT Devcon Security (now ADT) is the 1st choice for Community Associations and the nation’s premier provider of electronic security services. ADT Devcon specializes in 24/7 security system monitoring and service to Community Associations, providing world-class customer care and service to over 100,000 residences through bulk agreements.

    The ADT Devcon brand is among the most well-known and trusted brands in the security industry today and a full service provider for intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, Pulse® home automation, interactive services, video and two-way voice systems. The ADT and Devcon partnership creates a powerful combination of “customer obsessed” organizations to ensure complete satisfaction and the ultimate protection.

    ADT Devcon Security is the only company with a dedicated “Community Association Program.” This includes 24/7 monitoring by our own state-of-the-art Five Diamond rated monitoring center and “concierge level” customer care and service provided by our exclusive Community Association Service Center. Our technicians are our own highly-trained employees. They are vetted, FASA/BASA certified security professionals.


    Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Business Bank

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    In the banking industry, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better resources, capabilities, and expertise. In fact, smaller community banks often yield sizable advantages. What they lack in physical branch numbers, these local, niche operators make up for in concentrated talent and a laser-like niche focus on serving select clientele.

    Hence the stunning success of locally–owned and–operated Gulfstream Business Bank, founded in 1999 with the express purpose of serving southeastern Florida’s business and professional community. Now a $550 million enterprise, Gulfstream Business Bank is dedicated to providing business owners, affluent investors, professional practices, and property associations with relationship-based banking and investment services designed just for them. With state-of-the-art lockbox payment processing and viewing technology, remote deposit capture systems, and online treasury management services, the bank is well equipped to serve the association market.

    In the first quarter of 2014, Gulfstream Business Bank expands its reach in a big way, with a partnership merger with CenterState Banks, Inc. The combined company will have approximately $2.9 billion in assets, $1.8 billion in loans, and $2.5 billion in deposits with a branch network of more than 50 banking locations. This represents a strategic and financially attractive combination.


    Kent

    Kent Security Services

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Kent Security Services, owned by Gil Neuman and Orly Alexander, has been in business for 32 years. With nine regional
    offices, we offer comprehensive security solutions for clients across the state.

    While most security companies specialize in either guard services, cameras, or access control, Kent integrates all security components to arrive at the best solution for a more affordable price, saving an average of 35 percent a year for community associations. We offer armed and unarmed officers, concierge/front desk services, janitorial and maintenance services, roving patrols, a 24/7 dispatch center, CCTV installation and repair, alarm monitoring, and emergency response teams. In the area of access control, we offer gatehouse systems and guards, key card entry, visual/biometric/facial recognition technology, and 24/7 advanced imaging surveillance.

    The combined services we offer as well as our free technology maintenance enable savings for communities. We do not outsource, so we are able to provide consistent, high-quality people, technology, and services.


    Snap

    SNAP Collections by Association Financial Services

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Association Financial Services was founded in 2006 by partners Ken Arnold, Chief Executive Officer; and Jon Arnold, Chief Operating Officer. We were joined by Mitch Drimmer, heading up Business Development, in 2007; and by Alex Moskovitz, Chief Financial Officer, in 2008. We are a national company serving all 67 counties in Florida.

    We are a collection agency and specialty finance company, providing collection services and cash advances to associations for their past due assessments. We are specialists in what we do and are not involved in any other aspects of community association business other than collecting and providing cash stabilization programs. We are big enough to have the resources to get the job done but small enough to care about the details and be flexible. Our success is based on operational excellence and being responsive.

    We believe that the good-paying owners in a community association should not have to pay for the maintenance fees that others are not paying, and they should not pay for the costs involved in recovering those fees. It is not fair that some owners do not pay their maintenance fees, and we are righting that wrong.


    Stroemer

    Stroemer and Company

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Stroemer and Company was founded 21 years ago by John Stroemer, CPA, CFST, CAM, GRI; and later joined by partner Russ Panks, CPA, CCIFP. The company provides audits, reviews, compilations, forensic audits, tax preparations, and bookkeeping for a 22-county area in central and south Florida, with extensive experience working with community associations.

    Stroemer and Company is founded on four fundamental principles, which are the basis for their existence: integrity (doing the right thing), knowledge (clear perception of information and rules), service (exceeding client’s expectations and resolving needs), and commitment (continuous process of self-improvement). These qualities are the foundation for their thought processes, services, judgment, problem resolution, and daily operations. Ultimately, they feel their client’s success guarantees their success.

    Stroemer & Company has an unwavering and unconditional commitment to provide the highest quality services available to their clients. Stroemer’s team members lead the profession by being highly trained, knowledgeable, and friendly. Additionally, they are very involved in this industry through state and local committees and educational programs. Their professionals continue to be devoted to serving and supporting their clients operating in the state of Florida.


    ALF

    The Association Law Firm, PLLC

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Attorneys Michael A. Ungerbuehler and Paul E. DeHart III have been helping community associations with their legal needs for more than a decade. In 2008, they teamed up at The Association Law Firm to exclusively focus their practice on providing legal services to community associations.

    The vision is simple: to offer communities in Florida a better and more affordable community association legal product. The Firm is built entirely on our philosophy that Community Matters–a Firm-wide commitment to helping boards build strong and healthy communities.

    The Firm uses its proprietary Clear Matters software to streamline communications and keep clients informed regarding their ongoing legal matters. Also, the Firm is conscientious of community association budgets and handles many collection activities on a deferred payment arrangement. The Firm will first attempt to collect its attorneys’ fees directly from the delinquent owner before requiring payment from your association.

    The Firm provides legal services throughout the state of Florida to homeowners associations, cooperatives, timeshares, and condominium associations, whether residential, commercial, or mixed use. The team of attorneys assists associations with collections, enforcement, litigation, and any other legal guidance needed to effectively operate.


    Towers Property Management, Inc. – (Management Company Category)

    PLATINUM LEVEL WINNER

    Towers Property Management is owned by Benjamin Isip, LCAM, CMCA, and President; and Emily Towers Isip, LCAM, CMCA, and Vice President. We have been in business since 2008 and serve associations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.

    We provide full-service management for homeowner associations, condominiums, and townhome communities. For the self-managed community, we offer bookkeeping services. We believe that every community deserves professional management, if they desire it, regardless of the community’s size. Our mission is to provide our association clients with professional, personal customer service; experience and access to resources; and the support needed to help them reach their strategic goals. Our goal is to provide personal service beyond expectations in a climate of excellence and quality.


    Gold Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

    Allied Property Group

    Allied Property Group

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Allied Property Group, Inc. is a full service management company specializing in condominium and homeowners association management. Allied Property Group, Inc. currently manages more than 60 associations consisting of approximately 6,500 units.

    Since inception, Allied Property Group, Inc. has acquired 95% of its business through referrals. The referrals have not just come from the members of the Board of Directors and attorneys, they have also come from unit owners themselves. This is a testament to the quality of service being provided to its clients, the homeowner.

    We are honored to have won this award. We are the only management company with less than 25 employees to win this award. This reflects the faith and trust our clients have bestowed on to us. It reflects our hard work and dedication, as well as our relentless effort to provide excellent customer service. We would like to extend a very big thank you to all of our clients for their continued faith in us.


    Best RoofingBest Roofing

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Best Roofing has been a full-service commercial roofing contractor servicing Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties since 1978. We specialize in roof replacement, waterproofing, maintenance, emergency repairs, roof cleaning, and inspections for commercial roofing projects.

    Our philosophy begins with our company name: to do a job one way only, the best way. We foster a positive work environment that recognizes all employees as mature, responsible adults who are committed to doing the best possible job. This philosophy emphasizes teamwork, open two-way communication, employee involvement in matters that affect that individual, and the concept that all members of the team share the responsibility for the effectiveness of the operation. This results in not only complete customer satisfaction, but also rewarding work for all of our employees.

    Our strength is primarily our people; the authenticity, passion, and precision of our work guarantees success. We develop lasting relationships with our clients, who consider Best Roofing their “go-to” company for all their roofing decisions. We make them intrinsically part of our process through education and transparency. You don’t just hire us; you partner with us.


    CarouselCarousel Development & Restoration, Inc.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Carousel Development & Restoration was founded in 1979 by Joseph Carosella, President; and Michael Bianchini, Vice President. We provide structural concrete restoration, waterproofing, painting, sliding glass door replacement, railing replacement, and recreation deck restoration in the South Florida area.

    Our goal is to deliver a quality product on time and within budget. Over the years, we have learned how to cater to special situations that our clients may have. We put the customer first and make our customer our primary concern.


    Chapnick Community Association – Law, P.A. (Legal Services Category)

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Michael E. Chapnick, Esquire founded Chapnick Community Association Law in 2004. We serve the south Florida area as a full-service community association law firm providing transactional, operational, and litigation services to community associations.

    Our primary goal is to work in partnership with the boards of condominium and homeowners associations and assist them in running their businesses by giving them timely, accurate, and cost-effective solutions to their everyday challenges. In addition to utilizing our knowledge and experience to creatively assist associations with their legal challenges, we have drawn on the advice of our managers and board members to develop our own Web-based reporting system. Now in its eighth year, this system provides our clients with real-time transparent access to all of their case files.
    Not only can they view and print out up-to-date status reports when needed, but they can also view every document and file note associated with those cases.


    EnveraEnvera Systems

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Envera Systems has been providing comprehensive security solutions since 2007, including virtual gate guard, active video surveillance, access control, and burglar alarm systems. CEO Addi Aloya and CFO Aaron Wray have been with the company since its inception. We serve all of Florida except the Panhandle area.

    We regard our reputation as one of our most valuable assets and conduct our business accordingly. We do what we say. Our focus is on asking the right questions, listening, and aligning expectations on the front end as the relationship begins. We utilize best?in?class technology and combine that with human intervention to deliver an unprecedented result that differentiates us within the industry. Our clients’ experiences with the solutions we provide truly defines us as an organization.

    We are a community?centric, comprehensive electronic security provider–installing, servicing, and monitoring systems. The human element is what makes our company unique, including our own state-of-the-art 24/7, year?round central station with licensed agents to respond to any situation within the communities we serve.


    FastDryFast-Dry Courts, Inc.

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Fast-Dry Courts is owned by the Dettor family, with Founder and President Stephen Dettor forming the company in 1987. We provide athletic facility construction, design, repair, refurbishment, and supplies for tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, bocce ball, volleyball, horseshoes, and pickleball courts throughout Florida and beyond. Stephen Dettor has served on the tennis court construction technical specifications committee for the American Sports Builders Association and is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on tennis court construction and maintenance in the United States.

    We are here for our customers for the life of their courts; that means we will help you design and build an athletic amenity from the ground up and be here to help you maintain the facility with repairs, refurbishments, and supplies as needed. We have been recognized as award recipients by the ASBA (American Sports Builders Association) for 18 consecutive years and have been awarded six USTA (U.S. Tennis Association) Outstanding Facility awards. Our award winning track record in our field provides assurance that we can successfully meet our customers’ needs.


    Glazer and Associates, P.A. (Legal Services Category)

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Glazer and Associates was founded in 1994 by Eric M. Glazer, Esquire, to provide legal services to associations and owners throughout the state of Florida. In the firm, we have all been blessed with the privilege of practicing law, and we desire to make the most of this privilege and give back to the community as much as we can.

    For the past five years, we have hosted “Condo Craze and HOAs,” a popular call?in radio show that is devoted to community association law issues. We have also certified more than 7,000 Floridians while teaching the Condo Craze and HOAs Board Certification Class throughout the State. Glazer has written a weekly blog, on association law issues for the past two years. Glazer drafted and argued at the Florida legislature much of the new HOA legislation, which became effective July 1, 2013. We attempt to serve the association community as a whole to benefit our clients as well as others.


    Also winners of the Gold Level Readers’ Choice Award:

    • • Benchmark Building Group, Inc. (Construction/Engineering Category)
    • • Blade Runners Commercial Landscaping, Inc. (Landscaping Category)
    • • BuildingLink.com (Technology/Communication Category)
    • • Kane & Company, P.A. (Financial Category)
    • • M&M Property Management (Management Co. Category)
    • • Northeast Community Association Managers (Organizations Category)
    • • PROscape, Inc. (Landscaping Category)

    BenderKaye Bender Rembaum

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    The Kaye Bender Rembaum legal firm had its origins when Robert Kaye opened his Firm in 1991. Michael Bender joined him in 2001, resulting in the formation of Kaye and Bender in 2009. Kaye Bender Rembaum was then formed with the addition of Jeffrey Rembaum in 2012. The Firm serves associations in Southeast, Southwest, and South Central Florida. We provide community association legal services in all aspects of general, day-to-day, corporate representation, lien collection and foreclosures, contract drafting and negotiation, covenant enforcement, and construction defect litigation.

    We are dedicated to providing all of our clients the same unparalleled level of personalized and professional legal representation, regardless of the size of the community. We ensure that our attorneys and staff always remain very accessible and responsive to client inquiries and requests for assistance. A distinctive characteristic of our Firm is the emphasis we place on providing the highest quality of customer service in our legal representation.


    RoofRoof-a-Cide

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Roof-a-Cide is a family?owned business that was started in Ft. Lauderdale in 1992 by Frank Miele and John Browne. We are the only company in the U.S. with a product that is EPA-approved, non?toxic, and approved by every major roof materials manufacturer to safely prevent roof stains for years with each treatment, thus eliminating the need for roof cleaning and the potential for damage associated with it.

    We provide our products through a network of authorized Roof-a-Cide applicators. These are professional roofing, painting, and property maintenance companies that we license, train, and equip to use our products properly so that we can unconditionally guarantee their work. Through our authorized applicators, we provide communities throughout Florida an environmentally safe and cost?effective alternative to pressure cleaning or harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach. While our main focus is maintaining the appearance of roofs, our authorized applicators have other specialties that provide additional value to communities.

    We treat people how we would like to be treated, providing excellent value and service, with the goal of creating strong relationships and customers for life. Our product, combined with more than 20 years of proven results in HOA and condominium communities, is something that no other company in the industry can offer.


    Pinnacle Association Management, LLC – (Management Company Category)

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    Pinnacle Association Management, LLC, is owned by The Pamela Bessette Family Trust managed by David Bessette, who has been in real estate related businesses for more than 40 years.

    Pinnacle was formed in 2011 as a separate entity through the merger of an existing business and services Martin, St Lucie, and Indian River Counties. Our affiliate company, Real Living All Florida Realty, has provided association management services in Volusia County since 1986.

    We offer our association clients the full range of management services, including on?site management, full accounting, and administrative services–plus all ancillary services associated with management of condominiums and homeowner associations.

    Gail Logan is the Director of Operations, and Pinnacle has a complete staff of bookkeepers, administrative assistants, licensed CAM managers, and on?site support. This team approach helps us maintain our service excellence and success for the associations we manage.

    The name Pinnacle was chosen very carefully to represent the philosophy of the company, which is to “Achieve Higher Standards.” We endeavor to make sure that each of our clients receive the very best in management, accounting, and administrative services individualized to meet their needs.


    WindoorWinDoor, Incorporated

    GOLD LEVEL WINNER

    WinDoor was founded in 2001 by Frank Lukens and Russ Traficante and provides impact or non-impact sliding glass doors–WinDows and Terrace Doors for the condominium market place, with a focus on hurricane and severe weather markets. Our products are tested and certified to meet major standards, including AAMA, ASTM, NFRC, Miami-Dade county codes, and the state of Florida, as well as Texas Department of Insurance requirements. Our certifications ensure that our products meet building codes for structural, wind, and water categories. Our latest products incorporate energy-efficiency capabilities, outstanding acoustical ratings, and the strength to meet high-level, bomb-blast requirements for military use.

    We moved into a new manufacturing facility in 2006, expanding operations from 121,000 square feet to 320,000 square feet, and now have more than 150 dedicated employees. Our product line has grown to more than 25 different products.

    Storm force winds can occur in any region of our country; that’s why WinDoor, Inc. impact products are engineered to perform to some of the toughest, weather-related standards in the nation, providing safety, strength, and peace of mind…anywhere you may call home. When you choose WinDoor, you are not just buying any window or door; you are getting a product meticulously custom-designed to your aesthetic needs and one that will keep your loved ones safe!


    Companies Receiving the Director’s Choice Honorable Mention:

    • • Allied Property Management (Management Company Category)
    • • American Leak Detection (Disaster Category)
    • • BB&T Association Services (Financial Category)
    • • Becker & Poliakoff (Legal Services Category)
    • • The Lake Doctors (Pools, Lakes, and Parks Category)
    • • Tripp Scott Law Firm (Legal Services Category)
    • • Vertical Assessment Associates (Elevators Category)
    • • Willie the Bee Man (Pest Control Category)