2017 Readers’ Choice Special Section

2017 Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winners

ADTADT Community Association Program


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

ADT Community Association Program is the first choice in security 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 is a full-service provider for intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, Pulse® home automation, interactive services, video, and two-way voice systems. ADT has 142 years of experience.

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

AriasBosinger PLLC


(Winner 2017 & 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 on AriasBosinger PLLC, call (407) 636-2549 or (321) 351-1899 or visit www.ablawfl.com.

Asphalt RestorationAsphalt Restoration Technology Systems


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

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 on Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, call (800) 254-4PDC (4732), visit asphaltnews.com, or you can follow Connie on Twitter at #theAsphaltChick.

Becker & Poliakoff


(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015]

For the third consecutive year, Becker & Poliakoff has earned your vote as a Readers’ Choice Award winner. We are very grateful to the readers, clients, and industry friends who put their confidence in us to educate, protect, and advance the interests of Florida shared ownership communities.

Recognized for our storied history in condominium and homeowners association law throughout Florida, Becker & Poliakoff is well known for its pioneering role in the creation of the law pertaining to the operation of common ownership housing. With offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C., our attorneys are recognized as individual leaders in the field through published works, public service, legislative activities, and industry group leadership positions, including membership in the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to serving our association clients in Florida. Your community’s designated attorney provides legal counsel on matters such as day-to-day operational issues, covenant enforcement, budgeting, disaster preparation, maintenance and repairs, and contracts. When other legal needs arise, your attorney works closely with the firm’s other practice teams, including collection/foreclosure, covenant enforcement, construction law, and employment law to be sure that all of the association’s legal needs are met in the most responsive, professional, and cost-effective manner possible.

To check out our calendar of educational classes throughout the state, visit www.bplegal.com/events or contact us tollfree at 1-844-CAREBP1 (1-844-227-3271) to inquire about our legal services for associations.

campbell property managementCampbell Property Management


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

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 in Deerfield Beach (headquarters), Pompano Beach, West Broward, Lake Worth, and Jupiter 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 on Campbell Property Management, call (954) 427-8770 or visit www.CampbellPropertyManagement.com.

Castle GroupCastle Group


(Winner 2017 & 2015)

Castle Group is Florida’s choice for community management, specializing in serving the finest condominium and homeowner associations throughout the state. The company’s philosophy is an unwavering focus on the resident experience; at Castle, it is called Royal Service. Castle is owned by CPAs who oversee a powerful combination of incredible people, streamlined systems, and advanced technology. Since no two properties are identical, Castle has created a menu of services that allows customers to create a solution that fits their needs. Castle does not manage an exceptional number of communities, just a number of exceptional ones.

For more information on Castle Group, call (844) 815-5321 or visit www.castlegroup.com.

Clayton & McCullohClayton & McCulloh


(Winner 2017 & 2015)

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Clayton & McCulloh offers aggressive representation with creative solutions to the challenges faced by community associations today. We handle all facets of community association law—from the covenant enforcement and collection matters to construction defect and class action declaratory judgment cases. With offices in Maitland and Melbourne, we feature numerous flat fee and complimentary services. Strongly promoting education for board members/managers, we feature numerous, complimentary educational seminars throughout the year. As a mid-sized law firm, we pride ourselves in offering big law firm services with a small firm’s personal touch. We have an unwavering commitment to provide quality, comprehensive legal services for our clients at a reasonable price and a 24/7 contact person. Thank you for honoring us with your vote.

For more information, call (407) 875-2655 or (321) 751-3449 or visit www.clayton-mcculloh.com.

Executive National BankExecutive National Bank


(Winner 2017 & 2015)

Executive National Bank is a locally-owned financial institution that has proudly served the South Florida community since 1972. Executive National Bank’s mission is to differentiate itself by providing high-quality products and personalized service to the community in a stress-free and timely manner to ensure the longterm 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. We specialize in small business loans and bank services for homeowner associations, property management companies, doctors, accountants, and lawyers.

For more information on Executive National Bank, call (305) 274-8382 or visit www.executivebank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

alan garfinkelGarfinkel Whynot Association Law


(Winner 2017)

Garfinkel Whynot is a law firm passionately representing community associations. We help associations recover money for repairs from contractors (insurance companies) and others that caused defects and property damage. Some defects are obvious and are called “patent.” Other defects are hidden or do not become apparent until years after your community was built. We handle most of these defect and property damage claims on full contingency, where your association does not pay a penny for engineering costs or attorney’s fees unless we win!

Our attorneys choose not to represent developers, banks, insurance companies, or anyone else who may have interests adverse to our community association clients. Our law firm received the highest rating (AV) for ethics and legal ability.

For more information on Garfinkel Whynot Association Law, call (866) LOVE-GW-LAW (866-568-3495) or visit www.MyGWLaw.com.

Eric GlazerGlazer & Associates P.A.


(Winner 2017 & 2015)

Whether it’s representing you in court, administrative proceedings, attending your meetings, speaking to you on the radio, or teaching you in classes Glazer and Associates P.A. has been representing community associations and their owners throughout Florida since 1994. Our goal is not just to represent you but to educate you along the way. Our devotion is in the numbers, as we have taught our classes to more than 12,000 Floridians throughout the state, spoken to thousands of you on the Condo Craze and HOAs radio show for the past eight years, and written our blog every Monday morning for many years.

Whether it’s contract review, document amendments, collection of unpaid assessments, civil and construction litigation, or arbitration or mediation, we’ve been there time and again and will continue to do so.

For more information on Glazer & Associates, call (954) 983-1112 or visit www.glazerandassociates.com.

Gold Coast Professional Schools


(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015)

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 on Gold Coast Professional Schools, call (800) 732-9140 or visit www.GoldCoastSchools.com.

HIGHIG Insurance Group


(Winner 2017 & 2016)

HIG is one of the largest condominium and homeowner association insurance and certified risk management insurance agency providers in Florida and is honored to again win the prestigious “Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award.” Star and Chase Herbig have 50 years of combined insurance expertise and insure hundreds of association properties throughout Florida. Star Herbig is President of HIG’s Association Insurance Division and is recognized as one of the most educated and knowledgeable professionals in the association insurance field. She holds the Certified Risk Management (CRM) degree, and BS in Business Finance, (Magna Cum Laude), and is a State Certified Property Manager Continuing Education Trainer, author of association insurance articles, and a regular expert speaker on association insurance.

For a no obligation consultation from HIG Insurance Group, call Star Herbig at (888) 225-5444 or visit www.callhig.com.

Kaye Bender RembaumKaye Bender Rembaum


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

The award-winning Kaye Bender Rembaum is a full-service commercial law firm concentrating on the representation of 800-plus 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 free continuing education for community association board members and CAMs through “Ask the Attorney” sessions, as well as monthly educational programs, and a monthly radio show, to assist them with operating their communities better and educate them on their responsibilities and duties under Florida law and their governing community documents.

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

PeytonBolinPeytonBolin PL


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

PeytonBolin PL is a law firm dedicated to enriching the community association industry through legal counsel and education. Community association law is more than just collections (and collections are important to keep cash flow and revenue moving)! We provide the guidance and strategy for boards and managers to produce the kind of community they are committed to. Not every association wants the same thing, and not every law firm is the right fit. We are looking for clients who want to work collaboratively with us to produce results! We provide innovative billing structures to help associations achieve their goals. Board and manager education makes a difference. Join us for classes online and in person. Be sure to check out Jane F. Bolin’s new book Mastering the Business of Your Association, which can be found on Amazon!

For more information on PeytonBolin PL, call (877) 739-8662 or visit www.peytonbolin.com.



(Winner 2017 & 2016)

RealManage Tampa is a full-service HOA and condominium management office with all the technological advantages you need along with the hands-on approach you want. Communication is our top priority. We understand the importance of getting an answer when you need it, and we deliver the personal management touch your community deserves. In addition to our personal touch approach, our boards have access to the association information at the touch of their fingertips. With RealManage, you are working with a management team that is right here in Tampa. Contact us today to learn how we can make your life on the board easier and more effective.

For more information on RealManage, call (866) 403-1588 or visit www.realmanage.com.

Association ReserveAssociation Reserves


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

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 on Association Reserves, call (800) 403-9011 or visit www.reservestudy.com.

BB&TBB&T Association Services


(Winner 2017)

For more than 30 years, our centralized team of more than 50 associates have been dedicated to providing financial services to the association management industry. If you’re looking for a onestop shop for payment coupon books and statements, and accurate payment processing, and reporting, then BB&T is here to help. Plus, you can view payment images and submit forms online. We offer flexible payment options for homeowners, including online by credit card or eCheck, by ACH, through a bill pay provider, mail, or at any BB&T financial center. You can also talk to us about loans for association repairs, renovations, or insurance premium financing.

For more information on BB&T, call us at (888) 722-6669 or visit BBT.com/AssociationServices to learn more. Member FDIC, All loans subject to credit approval.

Carousel Development and Restoration Inc.


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

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 licenses, 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 on Carousel Development and Restoration, call (561) 272-3700 or visit www.cdri.net.

Elite Property Management Services


(Winner 2017)

Elite Property Management Services and David Ormiston, CPA, would like to thank all our customers for making this award possible. We will continue to strive to provide the best property management and accounting services to our customers in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties and deliver beyond your expectations in the coming year.

For more information on Elite Property Management Services, call (727) 400-6850 or visit www.elitepms.com.

FL Legal GroupFL Legal Group


(Winner 2017)

FL Legal Group is a Tampa-based law firm offering legal services to a wide spectrum of clients. Our professional team provides cost-effective and aggressive legal representation to its condominium, cooperative, and homeowner association clients. Our senior community association attorney, Nicki Fernandez Asmer, plays an integral part of the firm’s professional team, providing board certification classes approved by the DBPR, continuing education to community association managers, document amendments, lien foreclosures, enforcement, and legal opinions to assist its board members with day-to- day business.

For all your community association needs, call FL Legal Group at (813) 221-9500, visit our website at www.fllegalgroup.com, or e-mail Nicki directly at NFA@FLLegalGroup.com

Forge EngineeringForge Engineering Inc.


(Winner 2017 & 2015)

Established in 1996, Forge Engineering is a locally-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm based in Florida. Our professionals, with more than a century of combined engineering experience, specialize in delivering sound and innovative engineering solutions to every client. We focus our services primarily on listening and understanding our client’s needs, second on communicating the issues and options associated with each project, and finally on delivering quality, sound engineering consulting for a fair fee.

We provide engineering consulting in the following areas:

  • 40 / 50 Year Building Re-Certification Surveys
  • Building Condition & Turnover Surveys/Reserve Studies
  • Restoration Engineering/Building Envelope Evaluation & Restoration Design
  • Water Intrusion Investigation
  • Roofing Inspection, Evaluation, and Design
  • Construction Materials Consulting / Expert Witness Services
  • Underwater Inspections / Bank Draw Inspections
  • Environmental Engineering Services/Geotechnical Consulting/Settlement Investigation
  • Bid Specification Consulting & Engineering Oversight of Projects

For more information on Forge Engineering, call (754) 800-4150 or visit www.forgeeng.com.



(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015)

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 Platinum Award. We earned their respect by routinely showing our extensive knowledge of condominium/ homeowners association management needs. We offer a variety of services, including a Florida-based lockbox, 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 on IBERIABANK, visit www.iberiabank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

LCM Engineering


(Winner 2017)

LCM Engineering PLLC has provided consulting engineering services for more than 23 years. Our resume showcases our expertise in structural, architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering services; inspections; reserve studies; transition studies; expert and forensics testimony; and insurance claims. Our specialties include structural repairs and restoration, building envelope analysis, water intrusion, stucco, roofing, painting, door and window replacements, moisture control, waterproofing, corrosion control, storm damage and restoration, special inspections for highrise buildings, and more.

We work closely with property managers and boards to ensure that work is done to match specifications, that our clients know what is expected, and how best to achieve what they need or require. LCM constantly demonstrates the importance that “Experience Matters.”

For more information on LCM Engineering PLLC, call (239) 590-0263 or visit www.lcm.com.

Pavement Technology Inc.


(Winner 2017)

It was 44 years ago that Colin Durante, understanding the long-term costs of pavement neglect and confident of the benefits of proactive road maintenance, founded Pavement Technology Inc. (PTI), now headquartered in Westlake, OH. The company’s flagship product is a maltene-based asphalt rejuvenator that restores flexibility and weather resistance to roads by returning to them the maltene compounds that naturally degrade over time. Today’s extensive suite of PTI preservation products are meticulously applied by road crews made up of trained and dedicated PTI employees. PTI’s roadway solutions contribute to the sustainability of neighborhoods across America by extending road life for optimum return on community investments.

For more information on Pavement Technology Inc., visit www.pavetechinc.com/getscience.asp.



(Winner 2017 & 2015)

With more than 150 years of innovation and service, Sherwin-Williams is a trusted partner for homeowner associations. The road to enhancing your property’s curb appeal and value, while minimizing costs, is full of decisions. Sherwin-Williams can help guide you every step of the way.

Utilizing market research, our on-site surveys, and your preferences, Sherwin-Williams helps qualifying customers select colors that relate to your region, personal needs, and market appreciation values. Choose from a wide range of color selection services specifically tailored to homeowner associations, including exterior photo imaging and customized color collections for your community. We have also created a digital color catalog on our website that contains approved paint colors for HOAs.

Your Sherwin-Williams sales representative can help get your color schemes uploaded to the site. Our innovative ColorSnap digital color tools can also make color selection easy and provide confidence in your color choices. When it comes to product selection, Sherwin-Williams offers premium exterior paints that offer exceptional adhesion and complete coverage with fewer coats and a great look that lasts, including Emerald™ Exterior Acrylic Latex, Duration® Exterior Acrylic Latex, Resilience® Exterior Acrylic Latex, and SuperPaint® Exterior Acrylic Latex.

Sherwin-Williams has a long history of working with homeowner associations to understand their needs, and the company offers post-project services to decrease the complexities that come with maintaining a property. A local representative will be accessible long after the project is completed and is always available to answer questions. Sherwin-Williams offers tools, such as a custom Custodian Report, to keep track of paint colors and products for easy future maintenance. In addition, with 4,000 stores in North America, Sherwin-Williams offers on-site delivery and in-stock reliability to ensure deadlines, budgets, and expectations are met, no matter the project.

For more information on Sherwin-Williams, visit www.sherwin-williams.com.

The Melrose Management Partnership


(Winner 2017)

The Melrose Management Partnership, led by CEO Jack Hanson, is a leader in modern community and lifestyle management services. For 25 years, Melrose has managed the affairs of more than 1,000 associations and over 200,000 dwellings throughout Florida. Specializing in a wide spectrum of housing alternatives including single-family and multi-family residential, condominiums, office condominiums, and townhomes, our organization prides itself in having solid insight into the needs www.fcapgroup.com | FLCAJ March 2017 57 and concerns of each individual association we serve. We believe that achieving excellence in community management and lifestyle services requires an organization that makes a commitment to quality, service, and integrity.

For more information on The Melrose Management Partnership, call (800) 647-0055 or visit our website at www.melrosemanagement.com to learn how we can help you achieve excellence in your community.

Towers Property ManagementTowers Property Management


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

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 on Towers Property Management, call (407) 730-9872 or visit www.towerspropertymgmt.com.

World of HomesWorld of Homes


(Winner 2017)

World of Homes is a family-owned and operated multi-functional real estate company which provides community association management, developer construction management and transition, as well as real estate and property management. With current locations in downtown Orlando and Kissimmee, World of Homes serves more than 100 associations with 40 of those being loyal clients for over a decade. Their specialty is in customizing services and educating the boards, homeowners, and clients they serve. Their goal is to invest in their staff, associations, and clients to create relationships and build communities. They know if they focus on people, families, and relationships, they can create solutions one phone call, e-mail, and handshake at a time. In 2016 alone, customers and peers rewarded them with five awards for their services. They remain committed to expanding their reach while maintaining their excellent service.

For more information on World of Homes, visit www.mywoh.com.

Absolute Patio FurnitureAbsolute Patio Furniture Restoration


(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015)

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 on Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration, call (954) 917-2715, e-mail tammy@absolutepowdercoat.com, or visit www.absolutepowdercoat.com.

Association Law GroupAssociation Law Group

Gold Level Winner—Legal Services

(Winner 2017)

ALG is proud to be recognized as a FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award winner. ALG is one of the leading HOA and condominium law firms in Florida representing hundreds of associations throughout the state. ALG serves as general counsel to most clients with a focus on legal matters, including daily operational issues, the collection of delinquent assessments, litigation, amendments to documents, contracts, and insurance defense. Among other accomplishments, ALG has successfully resolved over 20,000 collection cases for clients, helped innovate new legal strategies, and assisted in creating new laws that have helped millions of Floridians. If your association is tired of being overbilled by your attorney or is not receiving the level of service it deserves, please call ALG for a free consultation to see how the firm can assist you.

ALG strives to provide the best communication in the industry and the highest level of legal services for its clients. The firm has received numerous awards and continues to be recognized by the media for its outstanding work in the legal field. ALG also focuses on helping the community by offering pro-bono legal services to those in need and represents multiple not-forprofit organizations as legal counsel. Over the past decade, ALG has closed more than 20,000 cases, recovered over $100M for its clients, and employed more than 100 attorneys and staff.

For more information on the Association Law Group, visit www.ALG-FIRM.com, call 1-855-ALGFIRM, or e-mail info@ALG-FIRM.com.

best roofingBest Roofing


(Winner 2017, 2015, & 2014)

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. 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.

For more information on Best Roofing, call (888) 892-BEST (2378) or visit www.bestroofing.net.

blueworksBlueWorks Inc.


(Winner 2017)

“Life is Too Short to live Backed Up.” At Blue Works we do, “a better job, at a better price.” We are Florida’s leading pipelining and plumbing replacement contractor specializing in innovative plumbing solutions, such as:

  • Internal Video Pipe Inspection
  • Pipe Cleaning: Mechanical, Hydro (Jetter) & Vacuum De-Silting
  • Non-Invasive Pipe Lining Technologies: CIPP & Spin Casting
  • Vertical Stack Repair
  • Below Slab Pipe Repair
  • Large Diameter: Sewer, Storm & Manhole Lining & Repair

The Blue Works resume consists of owners & property managers of: hotels, multi-unit residential buildings, hospitals, schools, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, utilities, municipal buildings, military bases, single family homes and others.

  • Over 25 million of contract of experience, over 100,000 LF of Piping Cleaned & Lined
  • Certified Master Plumber & General Contractor (Tower & Specialty)
  • Insured, Bondable & Credible, A+ on BBB

Blue Works company provides plumbing system, inspection, analysis, and completes the work from start to finish. Our project management team follows a proven process of data collection, analysis, work-flow scheduling, communication, and upfront pricing guidelines, assuring quality at the time of inspection. We are the experts, we care about our work, and care what you think. Blue Works installed materials, products, and systems are approved, thirdparty tested, meeting Industry Standards; IAPMO, ASTM, NSF, UPC, & ICC. The materials used typically have a minimum life span of 50 years per specification.

For more information on BlueWorks, call (877) 258-3664 or visit www.blueworkscompany.com.

Condo CPACondoCPA Inc.


(Winner 2017)

Brad Schneider is the president and founder of CondoCPA Inc., a certified public accounting firm. Schneider is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also earned an MBA from the University of Illinois Chicago Campus. He has been a certified public accountant, practicing in public accounting for more than 40 years. He is also a certified fraud examiner. CondoCPA has served the needs of managed and self-managed community associations for more than 25 years, providing expertise in monthly accounting, audits, reviews, compilations, tax preparation, developer turnovers, and much more. CondoCPA works exclusively with community associations, including condominiums, cooperatives, townhomes, and homeowner associations, handling more than 500 associations and are considered leaders in the industry in Florida for over a decade.

For more information on CondoCPA, call (877) 900-1040 or visit www.condocpa.com.

Daniello & AssociatesDaniello & Associates Inc.


(Winner 2017 & 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 are 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 on Daniello & Associates, call (888) 370-4333 or (561) 835-4788 or visit www.concreterepairing.net.

Delta EngineeringDelta Engineering & Inspection Inc.

Gold Level Winner—Construction and Engineering

(Winners 2017 & 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 on Delta Engineering & Inspection, please contact us at (877) 577-7100 or visit www.delta-engineers.com.

Friends of BatsFriends of Bats

Gold Level Winner—Pest Control

(Winner 2017 & 2016)

Friends of Bats is a family-owned-and-operated Florida business focused exclusively on delivering safe and humane people and bat-friendly solutions to bat issues throughout Florida. Bat removal, prevention, and education is our only business. Over the past 15 years, the business has provided exclusion services for thousands of satisfied customers. Friends of Bats specializes in working with associations and on multiunit, high rises, commercial buildings, bridges, and single-family homes. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed.

For more information on Friends of Bats, please call Dan, John, or David at (888) 758-2287 or visit www.friendsofbats.com.

KW PropertyKW Property Management & Consulting


(Winner 2017)

Paul Kaplan and Robert White founded KW Property Management and Consulting in 2004, which has rapidly become an industry leader of 1,100 employees in seven offices across Florida, New York, and the Bahamas. From upscale high-rises to stately HOAs, we take pride in the properties we serve for more than 65,000 owners. The competence of our team sets us apart. Eight in-house CPAs drive the accuracy of our accounting and systems for our properties to run smoothly and on budget, avoiding the costly obstacles that plague the association industry. Our customizable software enables us to record and analyze all areas of operations, ensuring accurate and comprehensive record keeping for each of our clients.

For more information on KW Property Management and Consulting, call Jane Bracken, Director of Business Development, (954) 826-0515 or visit www.kwpmc.com.

Lake & WetlandLake and Wetland Management


(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015)

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 associations.

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 Dredgesox™ Erosion Control. Dredgesox™ uses our multi-functioning amphibious work boats to dredge shallow sediment into our containment system with patented subsurface anchoring system and permanently repairs eroding shorelines. Additionally, alternatives to dredged material, like dirt or compost, are available as fill. Unlike other erosion control systems which usually act as a temporary fix, Dredgesox™ can be planted through or sodded over, allowing the vegetation to root through the mesh armor and create a new living system.

For more information on Lake & Wetland Management, call (855) 888-LAKE (5253) or visit www.lakeandwetland.com.

Lang ManagementLang Management


(Winner 2017)

Lang Management Company, founded in 1980, has been a leader in the management of homeowner and condominium associations along the Gold Coast. Its tenured staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with the resources and network of experts who help identify and solve property management challenges quickly and effectively. With portfolios ranging from a community of 10 units to more than 5,000 units, Lang Management adapts to client needs by providing customized services which can include property management or accounting services only. Board members are free to choose only those services that meet their needs. Lang Management’s longevity in the industry and extensive, approved vendor list provide more competition in the bidding process.

With Lang, you will always reach a Lang employee, not a third-party service, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The management services include affordable and quality customized services, comprehensive financial reporting, technologically advanced systems, risk management services, customized website services, and emergency preparedness and disaster recovery programs. In-house professionals and strategic partners include a general contractor, janitorial service contractor, landscape maintenance contractor, landscape architect, certified arborist, licensed aquatic weed control specialist, and irrigation and pest control contractor. “Our mission is to create a better lifestyle for our clients by providing them with exceptional management and maintenance services, utilizing a team approach to problem solving, and providing innovative solutions.”

For more information on Lang Management, call (561) 750-8800 or visit www.langmgmt.com.

McLeod's ConstructionMcLeod’s Construction, Paint & Restoration

Gold Level Winner—Construction & Engineering

(Winner 2017)

McLeod’s Construction, Paint & Restoration LLC is a certified and insured Florida General Contractor located in Fort Myers, Florida, specializing in commercial painting, stucco repair, concrete restoration, waterproofing and sealants, epoxy floor systems, new construction, and much more. McLeod’s Construction, Paint & Restoration LLC is family-owned and operated and has proudly served Southwest Florida communities since 2005. We have built our reputation for exceptional quality and service on the principle of doing the job right the first time. We use high quality materials and paints, and our application specialists are trained and certified to perform the work. We work closely with business owners, property managers, and association boards throughout the project and provide thorough communication to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish.

For more information on McLeod’s Construction, Paint & Restoration, call (239) 282-0891 or visit www.mcleodsconstruction.com.

popular bankPopular Association Banking


(Winner 2017 & 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 6,300-plus associations with just under $3 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 with the board and property manager 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 on Popular Association Banking, 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.

Rhino RoofRhino Roof Protection Coatings/White Glove Painting


(Winner 2017, 2016, & 2015)

Budd Monisera’s focus for more than 25 years has been continuously satisfying customers’ needs with innovative methods and techniques. Offering the finest and most durable products available for roof coatings, exterior painting, interior painting, residential, condominiums, commercial, or industrial projects. Rhino Roof Protection Coatings not only beautify but provide waterproofing, energy savings, mold and mildew resistance, eliminate pressure cleaning problems, and extend the life of A/C units. Restoration is our goal, rather than succumbing to the deterioration of the roof substrate or tearing off and building a new roof. Our award-winning products are better than a new roof, longer lasting, with lifetime warranties, offering superior protection and savings. We are honored to be South Florida’s roof protection choice with reliability and integrity.

For more information on Rhino Roof Protection Coatings, call (800) 468-7985 or visit www.RhinoRoofProtection.com.



(Winners 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

Roof-A-Cide is a family-owned business started in 1992, and we make roof cleaning obsolete. Roof-A-Cide is the only product in the U.S. that’s non-toxic, EPA-approved, and approved by every major roof manufacturer that’s proven to cost-effectively prevent roof stains for years with a light spray. We partner with roofing, painting, and property maintenance companies in every major market in Florida to provide communities with environmentally safe and cost-effective ways to maintain roofs without repeated pressure cleaning or toxic chemicals like chlorine bleach. We provide excellent value and service, and we look to create strong relationships and customers for life. This, combined with more than 20 years of proven results in HOA and condominium communities, is something that no other company in our industry can offer.

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

Sentry ManagementSentry Management Inc.


(Winner 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

Sentry Management was founded in 1975. We have grown to be one of the largest homeowners association and condominium management firms in the U.S., with our headquarters located 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 are 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.

Sentry offices are 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 on Sentry Management, call (800) 932-6636 or visit www.sentrymgt.com.

Southern ChuteSouthern Chute Inc.


(Winner 2017 & 2016)

Southern Chute would like to thank our loyal customers for voting for us in the Readers’ Choice Awards. We are super proud of our Gold Medal win! Our motto is “We Chute for Your Satisfaction,” and we stand behind everything we do. I think our customers are loyal not only because of the quality of our work, but also because of the stability of our workforce (seeing and speaking to the same team members year after year), and our honesty. If you do not need a service at your property, we will not try and sell you one. We look forward to continuing to provide our high standards at your property, and to ‘walking the red carpet’ again next year!

For more information on Southern Chute Inc., call (866) 475-9191 or visit www.SouthernChute.com.

TRC WorldwideTRC Worldwide Engineering Restoration & Inspection


(Winner 2017 & 2016)

TRC offices are conveniently located throughout Florida to provide our clients with fast and efficient service when and where they need it. Services include current condition inspections, feasibility studies, 40-year inspections, project management, project manual and bid document development and forensics. Our team will assess your property needs and take the time to provide clear explanations so that you can make informed decisions. TRC Worldwide Engineering, Restoration & Inspection is pleased to be counted among the Gold Award recipients in Florida Community Association Journal’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. We thank our many satisfied clients and industry-related partners for their support and continued commitment to us.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call TRC Worldwide Engineering, Restoration & Inspection at (954) 484-7777 or visit www.trcww.com.

fcbFlorida Community Bank N.A.


(Winner 2017)

Florida Community Bank (FCB) is the third largest Florida-based independent bank, serving individuals, businesses, and communities across the state with 46 full-service banking centers from east to west, from Daytona Beach to Miami-Dade. Recently awarded a five-star rating from Bauer Financial™, FCB assets are $9.1 billion, with capital ratios that exceed regulatory standards by a wide margin. FCB offers depository/lending and customized treasury management solutions specially designed for condominium and homeowner associations. FCB currently manages more than 2,500 association relations with three lockbox locations in the state of Florida. As a “Florida-based, Floridafocused” bank, FCB provides local decision power to lending opportunities. FCB provides each association and property management company a dedicated relationship manager to support and deliver the “ultimate client experience.” Since its founding in 2010, FCB has been steadfast in its commitment to delivering personalized service, innovation, and products and services equal to those offered by the national banks, with an evergrowing team of highly-experienced associates and financial planning professionals. Similarly, FCB recognizes the importance of community, fostering a corporate culture that promotes employee volunteerism at all levels, while supporting community- based programs and partnerships that help promote greater financial independence and improved quality of life for families.

For more information on Florida Community Bank, please call (239) 552-1759, e-mail AssociationBanking@fcb1923.com or visit floridacommunitybank.com/AssociationBanking. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

karins engineeringKarins Engineering Group


(Winner 2017)

Sarasota Yacht Club is a landmark to which Karins Engineering Group Inc. (KEG) brought its structural engineering expertise. Founded in 1999 by David Karins, president, and his father, Carter, CEO, Karins Engineering Group employs more than 50 people in six offices throughout Florida and has successfully completed jobs from Orlando to Miami. KEG provides restoration consultation to community associations for their existing buildings. The firm has overseen prestigious restoration projects on hundreds of condominium buildings around Florida, focusing on the repair and weatherproofing of condominium buildings since the firm’s beginning. In a sea of firms with a handful of employees, Karins brings its depth of structural engineering knowledge and restoration consulting expertise “…to add value to projects and get the job done right the first time,” Karins says. “We make you look good.”

For more information on Karins Engineering, call (866) 927-8525 or visit www.KEG-Engineering.com.

The Falcon GroupThe Falcon Group


(Winner 2017)

The Falcon Group is a fullservice engineering, architecture, energy consulting, and aerial imaging firm proudly serving South Florida. We are dedicated to providing a higher standard of customer service to multi-family residential communities, commercial offices, higher education, and hospitality facilities. We offer a widerange of services, including but not limited to civil and structural engineering, construction management, energy consulting, 40-year recertification, façade inspection and restoration, turnover/ litigation reports, architectural and design services, and aerial imaging services through the use of commercial drones.

For more information on The Falcon Group, call (305) 663- 1970 or (561) 290-0504 or visit www.thefalcongroup.us.