2019 Readers’ Choice Special Section

2019 Readers’ Choice Special Section

Published March 2019

     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 sixth year of recognition for Readers’ Choice Awards. We were pleased that there were more than 500 nominations, 8400 votes cast, and 212 service providers recognized as winners or finalists. There are four levels of recognition: Diamond (top), Platinum, Gold, and Silver. 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!
     Here are the winners!

Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration
Diamond Level Winner—Pools, Lakes & Parks
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     As many South Florida community associations and property managers can attest, 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!

     Now offering new commercial patio furniture—Call for details.

     For more information on Absolute Patio Furniture Restoration, call (954) 917-2715 or visit www.absolutepowdercoat.com.

ADT Community Association Program
Diamond Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2019, 2018, 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 144 years of experience.

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

Alliance Association Bank
Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     Alliance Association Bank (AAB), a division of Western Alliance Bank, is the premier provider of deposits and loans to associations and management companies across the country. As an industry-specific bank, AAB works with clients in more than 40 states offering high-tech customer service. Our banking services fully integrate with most accounting platforms, as well as being designed to create efficiency and increase revenue. We offer fee-free FL lockbox and competitive loan rates and terms. AAB’s team of professionals has more than 50 years of industry experience and manages more than $2.3 billion in deposits. Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is ranked one of the country’s top-performing banking companies, coming in at No. 2 on the Forbes 2018 Best Banks in America list. 

     For more information on Alliance Association Bank, call (888) 734-4567 or visit www.allianceassociationbank.com.

Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems
Diamond Level Winner—Asphalt & Paving Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     Wow! What a compliment it is to receive this award for the sixth year in a row! We love our readers and take great pride in keeping them up to date and on top of the latest changes in the asphalt industry.  We are beyond flattered and can’t thank FLCAJ and its readers enough for keeping us on top.

     2019 is already rocking for us, and we are looking forward to an exciting year of growth as our owner, Connie Lorenz, has taken off on another adventure offering pavement consultation! These services range anywhere from designing the RFP all the way to overseeing the entire project from start to finish! To add to her array of awards, we just found out that one of the projects she oversaw in 2018 is receiving a national award with special thanks given to her efforts for “Best Paving Project”!

     Take the worry out of your next paving project and let us oversee the work! We do not offer paving services but still offer a complete line of asphalt maintenance services that include asphalt repairs, sealcoating, striping, speed deterrent devices, signage, and of course, rejuvenation! We are the only applicators of Pavement Dressing Conditioner (PDC) asphalt rejuvenator in the state. Don’t be misled by others! We are the best!

     For more information on Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, call (800) 254-4PDC (4732) or (866) REJUVN8 (735-8868) or visit www.asphaltnews.com.

Diamond Level Winner—Management Company
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     For nearly 40 years, Associa has been the partner of choice for some of the most complex, innovative, and amenity-rich properties in the world. Our best-in-class technology, products, and services are designed to add value to your community. And, you’ll find that nobody has the expertise that we do when it comes to helping you achieve your community’s goals. Because of our commitment to community, we’ve become an industry leader positioned to provide actionable insights that deliver results for our client communities. With nearly 200 employees holding their PCAM—the highest professional recognition available to community association managers—you can trust that your Associa team has the knowledge and resources to help your community plan, manage, maintain, and grow. From our community managers and service partners to our financial professionals, executives, and support staff, we are committed to helping you achieve your community’s vision.

     To learn more about Associa, visit www.associaonline.com.

Bakalar & Associates P.A.
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     Since the firm’s inception in 1994, Bakalar & Associates PA has dedicated its practice to the representation of community associations. The firm’s attorneys and staff are dedicated professionals who understand that the practice of community association law is one based on relationships and mutual respect. The firm’s commitment to provide its clients with prompt, high quality, cost-effective, and practical legal guidance is unparalleled. With more than 65 years of combined experience representing condominium and homeowner associations, our attorneys regularly counsel hundreds of association clients throughout the state of Florida on all facets of community association law including the recovery of assessments through collections and foreclosure, enforcement of association rules and governing documents, mediation, arbitration and litigation, contract review, and amendments to governing documents.

     For more information on Bakalar & Associates P.A., call (800) 495-4951 or visit the firm’s website at www.assoc-law.com.

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     For the fifth consecutive year, Becker has earned your vote as a Diamond Level 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 shared ownership communities of all types, sizes, and locations throughout Florida.

     We are proud to have the largest number of Florida community association lawyers under one roof who are recognized for excellence in the community association industry by virtue of their membership in the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Today, Becker has 23 Florida Bar Board-Certified Attorneys in Condominium and Planned Development Law.

     As the largest firm in Florida serving community associations, we have the resources to address all of your community’s daily needs, such as covenant enforcement, budgeting, disaster preparation, maintenance and repairs, collections and foreclosures, and contracts, as well as specialized needs that arise from time to time such as construction defects, land use and zoning issues due to neighboring developments, and employment disputes. We even have a dedicated Client Concierge Department for our association clients, CARE, to be sure that all of your association’s legal needs are met in the most responsive, professional, and cost-effective manner possible.

     At Becker, one of our core values is innovation. Our recent launch of MyCommunitySite.com, a website development service for community associations and an important tool for disseminating information to members, is the latest example of our commitment to bringing innovative products to market on behalf of our community association clients and friends. This tool follows on the success of our proprietary online voting software, BPBallot.com, which has been used throughout Florida to facilitate and increase member participation in association votes for the past three years. 

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

C&S Community Management
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     C&S Community 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 Associations 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 nationally board certified and three managers are PCAMs (Professional Community Association Manager).   

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

     For more information on C&S, visit www.cscmsi.com.

Campbell Property Management
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     Founded in 1953, Campbell Property Management is South Florida’s highest-rated community association management company and one of the largest and most experienced, locally-owned property management companies in South Florida. With five fully-staffed offices and more than 700 full-time employees, Campbell serves more than 380 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, 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, email sales@campbellproperty.com, or visit www.CampbellPropertyManagement.com.

Castle Group
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

    Castle Group is the premier choice for community management, specializing in serving the finest condominium and homeowner associations. 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 & McCulloh P.A.
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     Clayton & McCulloh has dedicated itself to offering aggressive representation involving 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 a multitude of flat fee services (some include costs), complimentary services, and a limited contingency collection service (costs not included). Strongly promoting education for board members/managers, we feature numerous complimentary educational seminars throughout the year. As a small boutique law firm, we pride ourselves in offering big law firm services with a small firm’s personal touch throughout Central Florida. We have an unwavering commitment to providing quality, comprehensive legal services for our clients at a reasonable price, and we provide a 24/7 contact person. Thank you for honoring us with your vote.

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

Daniello Companies
Diamond Level Winner—Concrete
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     Concrete Restoration by Daniello Companies 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 including impact windows and door installation, concrete railings repair, paint, and metal and glass railing systems. Daniello Companies, serving Miami to Vero Beach, have been in business almost 30 years 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 Companies, call (888) 370-4333 or (561) 835-4788 or visit www.concreterepairing.net.

Envera Systems
Diamond Level Winner—Safety & Security
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2014)

     Envera Systems is an all-inclusive security service company that specializes in technology-based security solutions for communities. Always innovating in the pursuit of increased security and decreased cost, Envera is a leader in Next Generation asset protection. Through the use of cutting-edge technology and proprietary software, Envera provides more effective security than traditional guards for a fraction of the cost.

     Envera focuses on making sure that community entrances, clubhouses, pools, and other amenities are protected in a way that is not intrusive to the quality of life. Our state-of-the-art Central Station oversees it all, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with licensed Class D Virtual Guards.

     With the revolutionary Virtual Gate Guard, Envera uses strategically-placed cameras with two-way audio to allow remotely located guards to verify visitors or deny entry into gated communities. Auto-verify technology enhances the Virtual Gate Guard to immediately verify repeat and permanent visitors with driver’s license recognition and license plate recognition. Envera also secures resident lanes with access control solutions that prevent sharing of credentials, can be easily deactivated when needed, and can be managed by the licensed Virtual Security Guards.

     While the Virtual Gate Guard greets and screens visitors at a community entrance, Envera’s Active Video Surveillance keeps pools, parks, clubhouses, and other amenities clear of trespassers and vandals. When the area closes at night, video analytics monitor the asset and alert Envera’s guards when anyone enters. A Virtual Guard voices down to the trespassers to tell them the area is closed. If trespassers refuse to leave, Envera can contact the local authorities.

     In addition, Envera offers accompanying solutions to secure all areas of a community when needed. Envera provides all services from implementation to installation, servicing of equipment, and monitoring. It’s the Envera difference.

     For more information on Envera Systems, call (855) 380-1274, email ask@enverasystems.com, or visit www.EnveraSystems.com.

Evergreen Lifestyles Management LLC
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     In today’s society, it is said that we have forsaken the village for the metropolis, turning our neighbors into strangers and losing the word “community” from our lexicon. “We see things a little differently at Evergreen Lifestyles Management,” says Kraig Carmickle, LCAM and CEO. Our managed communities are places where people choose to live and play, to make friends, and to raise families. With Lifestyles being our middle name, we strive to deliver first-class customer service to our residents and to offer a diverse program of activities to ensure our homeowners “Love” where they live!

     Evergreen Lifestyles Management has seen tremendous growth this past year, and as a result has recently moved its corporate office to Orlando to better serve our clients. At Evergreen, we are truly a family, and we work hard together as a team to meet the needs of the demanding industry. Together as a family, and with the right attitude, the sky’s the limit. We look forward to a great year.

     For more information on Evergreen Lifestyles Management, please call 1-877-221-6919 or visit www.Evergreen-LM.com.

Executive National Bank
Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     Executive National Bank is a locally-owned financial institution that has proudly served Florida’s communities since 1972. We understand the challenges faced when managing associations and pride ourselves on providing premium products and personalized service. As a full-service bank, we offer an array of products tailored to your needs: expanded FDIC solutions such as CDARS and executive cash sweep (ECS), which offer multi-million-dollar coverage; lockbox services; and accounts payable lockbox (AvidXchange) and property pay to help streamline payment processing for your association. With more than 40 years of banking experience, our association specialists understand the unique challenges faced when managing an association. We are located in Kendall, South Miami, Tamiami, Bonita Springs, and Clearwater. Together, we develop personalized solutions to meet your ever-changing business needs and ensure success.

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

FirstService Residential
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     As the leading residential property management company in North America, FirstService Residential is the preferred partner of HOAs and community associations in the U.S. and Canada. In Florida alone, FirstService Residential manages more than 2,000 community associations, consisting of low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family homes; master-planned, lifestyle, and active adult communities; and rental and commercial properties. The company also specializes in working with complex communities that have large budgets and offer numerous amenities to their residents.

     As a complement to property management services, the company offers banking and insurance, financial management, developer services, concierge services, energy management, value engineering, technology solutions, and a customer care center available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

     With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise, and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles, and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages.

     “To be recognized as a leader among property management companies in Florida is a tremendous honor,” said David Diestel, regional president, South, FirstService Residential. “This award represents our commitment to providing exceptional service to the communities we manage and celebrates the excellent work our associates do to set the standard for service and professionalism in our industry.”

     For more information on FirstService Residential, visit www.fsresidential.com.

Forge Engineering Inc.
Diamond Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

     For 23 years, Forge Engineering has literally built the foundation of southwest Florida. A full-service engineering firm whose expertise has touched nearly every major construction project in the area, Forge Engineering itself is constructed upon rock-solid principles of ensuring clients’ requirements are resolved efficiently by assessing needs and providing meaningful answers.

     “We don’t turn anyone away. Our company culture is to offer solid advice and help clients take care of their assets, spend their dollars wisely, and minimize wasteful expenditures due to a lack of maintenance,” says Matt H. Nolton, CEO and Principal Engineer.

     Forge Engineering offers expertise in geotechnical reporting, testing and inspection, environmental site remediation, bank draw inspections, materials testing, and construction inspection. Their forensics team is often called upon as expert witnesses in court cases. Where other companies might assess an issue and offer ‘their’ way of resolving it, Forge consultants consider all parameters relevant to the client.

     Yet, as instrumental as Forge Engineering has been in the construction, development, and maintenance of southwest Florida’s buildings, they’ve also been community builders. Every employee is in some way involved with charity or civic groups, such as Rotary and Habitat for Humanity. “We contribute, get involved, and make our community a better place for everyone,” says Matt, who adds that work/life balance for all employees is key. “We take care of our customers, but we have a big emphasis on family. Everyone knows everyone and cares. It’s truly a team. And we take that responsibility seriously.”

     For more information on Forge Engineering Inc., call (239) 514-4100 or visit www.forgeeng.com.

Garfinkel Whynot Association Law
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

Garfinkel Whynot Association Law—No Fees or Costs Unless We Win.

     Garfinkel Whynot represents clients for property damage/construction problems on full contingency. In addition to providing board certified community association general representation for HOA, condominium, and townhomes, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions to make repairs from bad contractors, poor workmanship, and storms.

     We will provide your association complimentary peer reviews on any litigation or other matters. We’d love to earn your trust and your business. We don’t represent developers, insurance companies, or others whose financial interests are adverse to you. 

     Invite us to visit your board and provide free engineering and accounting reviews—your association will not pay a penny!

     For more information on Garfinkel Whynot, call (866) Love-GW-Law (866-568-3495) and visit www.LoveGWLaw.comAwarded the Highest Rating for Ethics and Legal Ability for more than a decade!

Glazer & Sachs P.A.
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     We are honored to have won the Diamond Award for the third consecutive year! Whether it’s representing you in court, administrative proceedings, attending your meetings, speaking to you on the radio, or teaching you in our classes, Glazer and Sachs 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 15,000 Floridians throughout the state, spoken to thousands of you on the Condo Craze and HOAs radio show for the past ten years, and written our blog every Monday morning for nearly a decade. Whether it’s contract review, document amendments, collection of unpaid assessments, civil and construction litigation, or arbitration or mediation, we are honored to represent you.

     For more information on Glazer & Sachs, call (954) 983-1112 or visit www.florida-association-law.com.

Gold Coast Professional Schools
Diamond Level Winner—Organizations
(Winner 2019, 2018, 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 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.

HIG Insurance Group
Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     HIG is one of the largest condominium and homeowner association insurance and certified risk management insurance agency providers in Florida and honored to again win the prestigious “Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award.”   Star and Chase Herbig have more than 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 Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); has a BS in Business Finance, Magna Cum Laude; and is a State Certified Property Manager Continuing Education  Trainer, author of multiple association insurance articles, and a regular expert speaker on association insurance.

     For a no obligation consultation from HIG Insurance Group, call Star Herbig personally direct at (407) 920-1116.

J.R. Frazer Inc.
Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     J. R. Frazer Inc. specializes in providing quality reserve studies and property and flood cost valuations for condominiums and HOA communities throughout the southeast and central Florida areas.

     We feel our reserve studies provide a good roadmap for associations to help manage their long-term assets that need replacement. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, we have found that reserve studies not only help in planning current budget numbers but also help associations avoid future assessments.

     We provide free phone consultation before and/or after our reports are completed. Learning and understanding the goals of your association assures us that we can provide a quality report that will work well for the association members, property managers, and the association’s accountant.

     For more information on J.R. Frazer, please call (561) 488-3012 or visit our website www.jrfrazer.com.

KW Property Management & Consulting
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     KW Property Management & Consulting provides full-scale property management services to homeowner associations and condominium boards. KWPMC delivers operational precision, hospitality with a personal touch, outstanding financial reporting and accounting controls, and flexible and efficient technology solutions—all distinguished by a dedicated and committed staff that aims to enhance the experience of every association we serve. We’re privately owned with a hands-on approach that involves our founding partners and executive team assigned and engaged with each and every property. Our well-trained staff delivers elite service to our growing list of prestigious properties.

     We take great pride in building lasting relationships with associations and boards that share our commitment to excellence.

We Don’t Just Manage, We Enhance

     For more information on KW Property Management & Consulting, call (305) 476-9188 or visit www.kwpmc.com.

Landex Resorts International Inc.
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019)

     We are honored to receive the FLCAJ Diamond Readers’ Choice Award. We thank our loyal customers and vendors for voting for us. It is a pleasure knowing and working with you.

     Landex began in 1981 and currently has 18 employees, including the incredible six-woman team who runs the corporate office. They manage a total of 17 associations (HOA, POA, and commercial and residential condominiums) and vacation properties and timeshares that comprise $96,200,000 in property values with aggregate annual budgets of $4,718,000. In addition, their sister company, Landex Realty, produces another $1,200,000 in rental revenue for the vacation properties and timeshare owners in associations they manage. Landex’s services go beyond asset protection and association business management. We have all been involved in helping with personal property loss, insurance, and the welfare and well-being of our customers over the years. We also give back to the community more than $20,000 a year through monetary donations and auction items.

     Landex provides full services as a certified association management firm taking care of more than 4,000 customers. We handle all the day-to-day operations, including but not limited to creating budgets, full accounting, property management, billing, collection, financial reporting, legal proceedings, governmental liaisons, board and membership meetings, capital improvements, and routine maintenance. We are celebrating 56 years in the business industry.

     Our Motto: “We are a People Pleasing Company —Where a Handshake Means a Lasting Friendship.”

For more information on Landex Resorts International, call (239) 369-5848 or visit www.landexresorts.com.

Law Offices of J.M. Cunha
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     The Law Office of J.M. Cunha has quickly become a leader among law firms serving homeowner and condominium associations throughout Florida. Specializing particularly in governing document updates and efficient and effective collections, our firm provides a tailored approach to your community’s unique needs, recommending cost-effective strategies to our clients. We also assist our communities with a resolution-oriented approach to rule enforcement and fair housing matters, and clear, cost-effective guidance letters.

     Jennifer Cunha provides more than 20 CE certified courses for CAMs and board members throughout South Florida on topics such as background checks, demystifying governing documents, fair housing matters, and even how to navigate the world of Section 8 rentals.

     To inquire about the Law Office of J.M. Cunha P.A.’s services, please call (561) 231-0640 or visit at www.JenniferCunhaLawOffice.com.

Leland Management
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     Leland Management is a leading community association management firm that has been managing Florida condominium and homeowner associations for more than 20 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 on Leland Management, call (888) 255-8577 or visit www.LelandManagement.com.

MAY Management Services
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     MAY Management Services Inc., founded in 1988, is renowned for providing first-rate association management services throughout Northeast Florida. Initially centered in Ponte Vedra Beach, MAY has expanded rapidly with bases of operation in St. Johns and the five surrounding counties to meet the demands of servicing premier communities in the area. 

     It was Annie Marks, the sole owner of MAY, who recognized early in the company’s expansion campaign that a strong focus on accounting and financials would pilot MAY to the top. As such, MAY’s expertise with respect to association financials (e.g., budgeting, billing, expense control, and collections) and continued investments into internal accounting systems have allowed the company to rapidly expand without sacrificing client support, helping MAY become the leading management firm in the area.

     In addition to its commitment to financial support, under Marks’ leadership, MAY has expanded its service offerings to clients including, but not limited to, developing continuing education courses for association board and committee members, and establishing some of the first association architectural control programs in the market. Through the years, MAY has been able to establish significant relationships with national development firms and developers looking to strike ground in the market. Developers now regularly rely on MAY’s consulting services at all stages of community development.

     In 2015, Catie Marks entered the fold and joined MAY’s executive team. As Annie’s daughter, a lifetime of preparation suited her well as Catie hit the ground running. The mother-daughter team is not only passionate about the services they provide but understands the responsibilities and level of trust their clients bestow upon MAY. The entire MAY team feeds off of this and is committed to remaining one of the top firms in the business.

     MAY celebrated its 30th year in 2018 and continues to expand. By regularly investing in its personnel and technology as well as expanding its portfolio of services, they are able to take on new clients without sacrificing any commitment to their current clients.

     For more information on MAY Management Services, call (904) 461-9708 or visit www.maymgt.com.

Ramco Protective Services
Diamond Level Winner—Safety & Security
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Ramco Protective Services has been a leading security force since 2008, with established operations in more than one-third of Florida’s counties. A single-source provider of comprehensive security and access control solutions, Ramco operates through its guard, gate, and intelligence divisions. The organization fortifies residential and corporate security with a complete range of physical and technology-based packages that tailor to the client’s needs. Family-owned and operated, Ramco prides itself on its team-wide dedication to professionalism and integrity, and its commitment to secure residences, corporations, malls, hospitals, and many more with honor and to treat all with respect.

     We promise the following:

  • To provide the highest standard of guard service combined with the ability to cater to any other facet of the security industry. Our growth throughout Florida is by not simply selling particular products but by building packages to fit the client’s needs.
  • To be associated with outstanding communities, companies, and other firms. Through planning and innovation, we will help each customer reach their maximum potential.
  • To be a firm that is enjoyable to work for and rewarding to work with.
  • To significantly contribute to the profession to which we belong and to the areas in which we live and work.
  • To grow, but to continue to retain our identity and provide those special products and services, which were our hallmark from the beginning.

     While companies in the security industry pursue revenue and size, we pursue excellence. Where others pursue profit, we believe in a long-term relationship to provide your community with a state-of the-art group of products and services that help all of its residents and management be successful. Moreover, we believe that quality, blended with excellent service, is the foundation for a highly successful partnership. This is the tone we carry into 2019 and all of our years ahead.

     For more information on Ramco Protective Services, call (888) 398-9700 or visit www.RamcoProtective.com.

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     RealManage Florida is proud to be named as an FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Diamond Winner for four consecutive years. RealManage is a full-service HOA and condominium management office with all the technological advantages you need along with the hands-on and local approach you want. Communication, transparency, and support are our top priorities. 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 24/7. Contact us today to learn how we can make your life on the board easier and more effective. Office locations are Tampa, Orlando, and Port Charlotte.

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

Seacrest Services
Diamond Level Winner—Management & Landscaping
(Winner 2019)

     Since 1968 Seacrest Services Inc. has consistently provided premium quality service in a professional manner, achieving customer satisfaction in community associations. Through steady planning, Seacrest has brought its unique approach to property management to Martin County, Palm Beach County, and Broward County while offering the same commitment of excellence today as we did more than 40 years ago. The longevity of our client relationships is matched by the tenure of our employees. We maintain one of the highest levels of experienced employees in our industry, ensuring that your property or association gets the professionalism and knowledge it deserves.

     From full-service property management services and professional accounting services to complete landscaping and property maintenance needs, Seacrest Services can tailor a specific streamlined service plan for your community association.

     As a proud recipient of the 2019 Diamond Level award for Property Management and Landscaping services, we would like to thank you for honoring us with your vote and trusting our services for more than 40 years!

     Discover the Seacrest difference, and let us lead your community into the future today!

     For more information on Seacrest Services, contact us at (561) 697-4990 or visit us at www.seacrestservices.com.

Southern Chute Inc
Diamond Level Winner—Maintenance
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     Southern Chute was born in 2001 from an idea Chet Ribner had when he was selling commercial maintenance supplies to condominiums. He was always being asked for something to clean the trash chute with or a product to counteract the odors. A little research and a lot of prayers later, we opened our doors on October 1st.

     We founded Southern Chute on two principles: that happy employees are invested in their company, and that we will not take a customer’s money unless we can make a difference at their property. Eighteen years later, we have two offices and 20 employees, and we have you—our satisfied and loyal customers! We value the relationships and friendships that we have developed with you over the years.

     Most of our employees have been with us 10 to 15-plus years. Many of you comment on how nice it is to see the same faces every year. The pride that they felt last year in winning this award is doubled to win again in 2019! We cannot thank you enough for this honor.

     Although Chet left us too early and is not physically here to celebrate with us, he left us his work ethic and his honesty as his legacy. Sandy and Joanna appreciate your continued support!

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

Vesta Property Services
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Founded in 1989, Vesta Property Services has worked tirelessly to provide unmatched services to community boards of directors and residents. Quickly becoming Florida’s first choice for community management, Vesta has regional offices located throughout the state of Florida, employing more than 1,200 professionals providing a wide spectrum of services to more than 250,000 residents and unit owners.

     Vesta Property Services specializes in providing the ultimate management services to condominium associations, planned communities, active-adult communities, and commercial properties.

     The Vesta Difference: Vesta is NOT just a community management company. We are also an amenity management company, providing lifestyle services such as pool services, spa and wellness services, food and beverage operations, special events, theatre operations, and more.

     In addition to all of this, Vesta’s Financial Services Division offers financing, comprehensive financial tools, fiscal management, low closing costs and expert strategic planning, and consulting services.

     “We don’t have any boundaries to what services we’ll provide our clients. I don’t know any other company in Florida that’s doing what we’re doing,” says Frank Surface, CEO, Vesta Property Services.

     Vesta is proud to have received another FLCAJ Diamond Award in 2019. This distinction is a direct result of the unwavering dedication of every member of the Vesta team to each one of our clients.

     For more information on Vesta Property Services, call (877) 988-3782 or visit www.VestaPropertyServices.com.

Vinteum Software
Diamond Level Winner—Software
(Winner 2019)

     Vinteum develops ridiculously awesome websites and communication tools for HOAs and condominiums. Starting in 2014 out of Fort Lauderdale, we have always placed a special emphasis on serving Florida’s community associations, and we are so thrilled and honored that they voted us a Readers’ Choice Awards winner! Since the “Condo Website Law” was initially announced, we’ve been helping communities all over the state, from Miami to Pensacola, to fulfill their obligations. However, it’s not only large communities we service. Sure, we have condominiums with 425-plus units, but we also serve condominiums with 20 units. We strive to create intuitive tools focused on improving the communication and collaboration between property managers and residents of community associations big and small. We start by building a website and mobile app where registered users can access community documents, reserve amenities, maintain a directory, send text messages and emails, and much more. Give us a buzz to learn more!

     For more information on Vinteum Software, call (844) 900-0910 or visit www.vinteumsoftware.com.

Allied Property Group
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014) 

     Allied Property Group is a full-service property management company providing service to South Florida since 2003. We understand the challenges faced by the board of directors to maintain low costs, increase property values, and enhance the community experience for their fellow neighbors. Our experienced and talented staff can help you achieve those goals by helping you save time and money. You will find that we genuinely care about your community and its goals. We provide a personal touch to increase positive relationships with our board members and homeowners alike.

     Our team consists of licensed community managers with extensive experience in the industry, dedicated property accountants, and a qualified customer service staff. Together our team has the tools and skills they need to help you make the best decisions for your community.

     We are a technology- focused firm, which allows us to provide outstanding customer service while being efficient. Our team works closely with the board of directors to run efficient meetings, generating comprehensive and easy-to-read financial and management reports.

     For more information on Allied Property Group, call (305) 232-1579 or visit www.alliedpropertygroup.net.

Allied Property Management
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019)

     For the past 15 years Allied Property Management Group has been serving condominiums, co-ops, and HOAs in the South Florida market. The company is continually on the cutting edge of introducing new industry-leading technology and providing a transparent experience for both boards and homeowners. It also offers access to time saving and convenient online tools and account information. AlliedPMG is a full-service property management company providing portfolio management as well as on-site managers, full bookkeeping services, technology solutions, maintenance staff, and all compliance and administrative functions.

     As a boutique-styled company, AlliedPMG provides services throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Martin counties and continues to strive to provide top tier service, guidance, and advice to clients through a direct involvement ownership approach. 

     For more information on Allied Property Management, call (561) 214-4517 or visit www.alliedpmg.com.

Antimidators Inc
Platinum Level Winner—Pest Control
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Antimidators Inc. provides pest management services for residential, multi-family, and high-rise communities, including clubhouses and amenities. Our integrated pest management (IPM) approach provides control methods that include sanitation, exclusion, modifying or eliminating habitats, biological control, and the selective use of pesticides.

     Improving the quality of life for members and residents is always at the forefront of our game plan. We work with building managers and property management firms to solve problems and limit call backs.

     Antimidators specializes in the control and management of all Florida pests including general household pests, bees, rodents, fleas, and fire/yard ants. We are family-owned and the only Florida Certified Women/Minority (WMBE) Pest Control firm in Southwest Florida.

     For more information on Antimidators Inc., call (239) 986-0470, email info@antimidators.com, or visit www.antimidators.com.

Association Reserves
Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     Since 1986, Association Reserves has been the nation’s leading provider of the most accurate, easy-to-understand reserve studies available, making the present less stressful and the future more secure for our clients. 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 we 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 (954) 210-7925 or visit www.reservestudy.com.

Best Roofing
Platinum Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 & 2014)

     Best Roofing, awarded Commercial Roofing Contractor of the Year, 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.

Platinum Level Winner—Employment
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Lisa Pinder has been working for FLCAJ for 32 years, since the very first issue in January 1987. Her current position for the last 15 years is with CondoJobs Recruiting Service, where she has been assisting Florida associations and management companies in their search for licensed community association managers. CondoJobs Recruiting Service is Florida’s premier recruiting service dedicated to meeting the needs of board members and managers. Lisa’s resolution is to continue to meet the changing and growing needs of community associations, condominiums, homeowners associations, and cooperatives. She is committed to providing the information, resources, and services needed to operate associations effectively and efficiently. It is her ongoing goal to match managers with communities and management companies who are in need of their services.

     For more information on CondoJobs, call (561) 791-0426, email lisa@condojobs.com, or visit www.condojobs.com.

Dania S. Fernandez & Associates, PA
Platinum Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     We are once again so grateful to have been chosen a Readers’ Choice Award winner. Thank you to all the readers, clients, friends, and family who have confided in our firm throughout the years. It is an immense pleasure not only to represent condominium and homeowner associations but also to educate our clients, investors, managers, owners, and tenants along the way. We have been recognized for our continued efforts to educate boards of directors, owners, and tenants on the ins and outs of community living, offering board member certification courses, mini workshops, and webinars throughout Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale.

     We take a team member approach to our legal representation. We are not just your legal representative; we are a team player along with the board of directors, management, insurance agent, and accountant.

     The Law Offices of Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A. is well known for their experience in handling legal matters involving condominiums and homeowner associations, real estate litigation and transactions (commercial and residential closings), and insurance claim work (plaintiff) within Florida. The firm was first established by Dania S. Fernandez in the year 2000.

     No matter the type of case—community association law, real estate law, or insurance—we are dedicated to the best result while looking out for the interests of our clients.

     For more information on Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A., visit www.daniafernandez.com or contact us at (305) 254-4492 to inquire about our legal services for associations.

Ed Williams Registered Roof Consultant
Platinum Level Winner—Roof Consultant
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     The company’s purpose is to be your eyes and ears when roofing and waterproofing is necessary. Based on our extensive experience, we can assist you with reserve studies or maintenance programs to extend the roof’s life; and if it’s time to reroof, we can assist in determining the right roof for your situation, select qualified bidders, and furnish them with specifications to competitively bid the project. During construction we perform quality assurance inspections to be sure the roof is installed correctly. If you have a new roof with problems, we can assist in getting that rectified by negotiations or during litigation. Mr. Williams has more than forty years of experience in the roof consulting and waterproofing industry and has held the title of Registered Roof Consultant since 1995.

     For more information on Ed Williams Registered Roof Consultant, visit www.EdWilliamsRegisteredRoofConsultant.com or call (772) 335-5832.

Florida CAM Schools
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     In 1999, Betsy Barbieux, CAM, CFCAM, fell into the community association industry. For the next 10 years, she developed and presented courses for CAMs statewide. In 2009, Florida CAM Schools was born, which she says was truly a gift from God. Her company provides a full range of innovative, discussion-driven educational classes and training for managers, community volunteers, manager applicants, and service providers. Betsy loves her work because she is hooked on being around people who want to learn! The expertise and knowledge inside each CAM is amazing, so her classes are designed to allow everyone to share. Her son, Adam, is her best accomplishment. Currently a USMC First Sergeant, Adam, Chasity, and Rhett (8 years old) live in Northfield, VT, where Adam is assigned to the faculty of Norwich College.

     For more information on Florida CAM Schools, call (352) 326-8365, email Betsy@FloridaCAMSchool.com, or visit www.floridacamschools.com.

GCI Consultants LLC
Platinum Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     GCI has specialized knowledge in every aspect of the building envelope and vast experience with construction claims, natural disaster assessments, and forensic investigations. GCI offers cost-effective development and project oversight of envelope systems with a proven track record of engineering expertise and building risk mitigation. We work closely with clients and architects to assist with development of project-specific plans that optimize each building’s envelope, and we act with pre-emptive precision to eliminate potential problems that could occur during the design and construction phase.

     GCI’s building envelope professionals provide consulting services to ensure clients receive maximum value and return on their investment in the firm’s services, which include the following:

     For more information on GCI Consultants, please visit www.gciconsultants.com or call (877) 740-9990.

Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt P.A.
Platinum Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Henderson Franklin’s Condominium and Homeowners Association attorneys represent residential and commercial condominium, homeowners and property owners associations, non-profit social and recreational clubs, developers, builders, and individuals in all aspects of real estate development, operation, and condominium and property association law. Our attorneys keep up to date in this constantly evolving area of the law and routinely handle governing document interpretation, amendments and updates, resolution of disputes, and collections.   

     Attorney Amanda Barritt serves as Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA practice group and was among the inaugural class of Florida Condominium & Planned Development Experts certified by the Florida Bar in 2018.

     For more information on Henderson Franklin, please call (239) 344-110 or visit www.henlaw.com or the Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate at www.legalscoopswflre.com.

Kings III Emergency Communications
Platinum Level Winner—Safety & Security
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     At 30 years strong and monitoring more than 56,000 help phones nationwide, Kings III is the original elevator telephone line cost eliminator in Florida. Our unique smart line seizure technology provides capacity for up to eight elevators on one dialer, providing a cost savings to you while remaining code compliant. Don’t be tricked into increasing your costs by a promise of impossible savings. Call us first.

     We provide complete and compliant emergency phone solutions for elevators, poolside, stairwells, parking areas, and more. Our all-inclusive, turnkey solution includes equipment, installation, maintenance, and 24/7 monitoring at our very own emergency dispatch center for one low price. Our advanced operator training and many other value-added benefits allow us to reduce risk, liability, and costs for our customers. Because we operate our own ETL-listed dispatch centers staffed with advanced emergency medical dispatchers who only answer emergency calls, we can customize our response to exactly fit our customers’ needs, including digital recording and storing of all calls. Other elevator phone companies subcontract their monitoring to local burglar alarm companies that offer less flexibility.

     Designed, assembled, and supported in the USA.

     For more information on Kings III, visit www.kingsiii.com or call (833) 206-0804.

Lake and Wetland Management
Platinum Level Winner—Pools, Lakes & Parks
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

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

     Incorporated in April 1992 by brothers Stuart and Brian Fischer, Lake & Wetland Management has gained vast experience working in a variety of Florida’s natural environments and on various project types. This versatility gives us a competitive edge with serving clients across the entire state of Florida.

     Our success comes from our knowledgeable team of state-certified biologists and our continued commitment to education and certifications. We are a certified service provider of SOX Erosion Solutions and use groundbreaking products such as Dredgesox® Erosion Control, which uses multi-functioning amphibious work boats to pump shallow pond sediment into a shoreline containment system, which immediately stabilizes and restores eroding shorelines. Lake & Wetland Management is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, and has eight additional regional offices throughout the state of Florida.

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

Lang Management
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     Lang Management Company, founded in 1980, has been a leader in the management of homeowner, property owner, and condominium associations along the Gold Coast. Lang’s 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 property management services. 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 a competitive edge in the contractor bidding process. When you call our customer service department, you will always reach a Lang employee, not a third-party service, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our professional and affordable management services include 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 repairs and maintenance affiliate, janitorial service 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.

PeytonBolin PL
Platinum Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 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 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.

PipeLining Technologies, Inc.
Platinum Level Winner—Services and Repairs
(Winner 2019)

     Pipelining Technologies Inc. is a Florida state certified plumbing contractor with more than 30 years’ experience in Southeast Florida offering solutions to any of your sanitary and storm sewer drainage issues.

     Pipelining Technologies’ proven pipe rehabilitation process has been used since the 1970s to restore stormwater and sewer drain lines to better-than-new condition without destruction of floors, walls, foundations, landscaping, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, and so on.

     If your condominium is 20 years or older, plumbing infrastructure rehabilitation should be included in the annual budget and extended 5 year forecasted budget.

     For more information on Pipelining Technologies or to request a free consultation regarding your pipelining needs, please call (561) 295-1568 or visit www.PipeLT.com.

Renovations Property Management
Platinum Level Winner—Management 
(Winner 2019 & 2018) 

     Renovations Property Management is a full-service, state-licensed association management company that caters to all the needs of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives, high-rise/luxury condominiums, timeshares, and commercial properties throughout the state of Florida.

     We are dedicated to assisting the board of directors conduct business and handle community affairs within the guidelines of governance and ethics. Our guiding principles include conducting business through an open and honest relationship, bringing pride to our everyday projects, and delivering on what we promise. We realize our business is all about relationships, and our goal is to constantly enhance the client’s experience by mastering excellence throughout the quality of our services.

     Making sure your property gets the attention and care it needs is our highest priority!

     For more information on Renovations Property Management, call (855) 9CONDOHELP (26-6364), email info@renovationspm.com, or visit www.renovationspm.com.

Sentry Management Inc.
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 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.

TOPS Software
Platinum Level Winner—Software
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2015)

     Thank you for voting TOPS as your preferred technology partner for your Florida communities!

For more than 30 years, TOPS Software has served the community association management industry. We’re dedicated to helping HOA and condominium associations with supportive software built for communities like yours.

     We are proud to continue that tradition with TOPS [ONE], our online CAM software voted the best all-in-one accounting and management platform on the market.

     We are especially grateful to be the trusted condominium/HOA software provider throughout our home state. Thank you for continuing to give us the opportunity to power your communities and to become the best version of ourselves that we can be for you. We look forward to serving you for the next 30 years and more.

     For more information on TOPS Software, call (800) 899-5689 or visit www.topssoft.com.

Towers Property Management
Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2019, 2018, 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. 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.

U.S. Century Bank
Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Established in 2002, U.S. Century Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami, the fifth largest minority-owned community bank in Florida, and 26th in the nation with assets surpassing $1 billion.

     USCB is dedicated to serving the financial needs of South Florida’s condominium and homeowner associations through a network of 11 banking center locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and through its online banking platform. USCB is the association’s one-stop shop. From free lockbox and coupons to online payments and term loans with fixed rates that align with your community’s budget, we are here to be your financial partner. Your visions become our priorities!

     For more information on U.S. Century Bank, visit www.uscentury.com or call (305) 715-5181. We look forward to working with you. 

Bank OZK
Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019)

     Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) is a regional bank providing innovative financial solutions delivered by expert bankers with a relentless pursuit of excellence. Bank OZK has been recognized as the number 1 bank in the nation in its asset size for eight consecutive years. Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, Bank OZK conducts operations through 253 offices in ten states.

     For more information on Bank OZK, contact our association services team today to see how we can help you succeed at 1-844-905-6975 or AssociationSales@ozk.com.

BB&T Association Services
Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2014)

     For more than 30 years, our centralized team of more than 50 associates has been dedicated to providing financial services to the association management industry. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for payment coupon books and statements, 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, debit card, or eCheck, by ACH, through a bill pay provider, by 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. Member FDIC, All loans subject to credit approval.

Commercial Energy Specialists
Gold Level Winner—Pools, Lakes & Parks
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     CES’s statewide family of water quality professionals has been providing Florida condominiums with expert water quality solutions, which are similar to our award-winning programs for major cities, counties, universities, water parks, and cruise ships for more than three decades. As the factory representative and service center, CES can provide these solutions to any pool contractor, management company, or specific association.

     Solutions include saline, ultraviolet, non-chlorine and ozone, pumping systems, filtration packages, chemistry controls, proven energy-saving conversions, chemical treatment, heating/cooling, and heat retention, deck and safety, and more.

     On-site support, service, and warranty administration includes the US’s largest 24/7 real-time monitoring center and a factory-certified service team with more than 650 years of field experience. We stand ready to serve your water quality control needs.

     For more information on Commercial Energy Specialists, call (800) 940-1557 or visit www.ceswaterquality.com.

Delta Engineering & Inspection Inc.
Gold Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     Delta Engineering and Inspection Inc. (Delta) is a licensed consulting engineering firm, which has provided inspection, engineering, project management, and expert witness services since 1999. 

     Our team of engineers, inspectors, and construction professionals use their experience and expertise to provide property managers and associations with innovative solutions and quality results for all their building projects. Fully licensed and insured, Delta offers a broad range of professional services tailored to condominium associations’ and HOAs’ specific needs, such as building restoration consulting, construction defect and expert witness services, developer transition studies, property condition assessments, roof consulting, moisture intrusion investigation, disaster response consulting, and reserve studies. Our comprehensive on-site inspections, extensive research, and dedication to quality distinguish Delta as the leading restoration and forensic engineering consulting firm in the area. Delta provides services throughout the state of Florida 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.

DSS Condo
Gold Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     Undertaking a large renovation or restoration project can be expensive, disruptive, and stressful for any association. More often than not, association projects end up behind schedule and over budget, causing chaos within the community and financial distress for homeowners. There is a better way to do it.

     DSS Condo provides a team of experienced construction professionals to guide associations and boards through the planning and execution of their projects, acting as an advocate for the association and representing the homeowners’ interests throughout the project. We understand the unique challenges faced by associations and leverage our expertise and knowledge to overcome those challenges and deliver projects on-time and on-budget. We ensure our clients receive the greatest value for their investment that they receive quality work and are not over-paying.

     Our team seeks opportunities for savings throughout the planning and construction process and typically reduces project costs by at least our fee, putting money back into the association’s pocket.

     For more information, contact DSS Condo at (305) 985-DSSC, email info@dsscondo.com, or visit www.dsscondo.com to ensure the success of your association’s next project.

Friends of Bats
Gold Level Winner—Pest Control
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     We are a family-owned and -operated company, focusing exclusively on delivering safe and humane solutions to bat infestation issues throughout the state of Florida. Over our 15 years in business, we have successfully carried out bat removal services (exclusions) and colony infestation prevention services for our customers, both in the residential and commercial sectors.

     Friends of Bats works closely with condominium associations and HOAs (including working on multi-unit/multi-story dwellings and high-rise structures), commercial buildings, bridges, and single-family homes. We are fully insured, provide free inspections and firm price quotes, and all work is guaranteed.

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

Kent Security Services
Gold Level Winner—Safety & Security
(Winner 2019)

     For more than three decades, Kent Services has proudly offered the most advanced security solutions, seamlessly integrating personnel and technology for all markets.  In recent years, our portfolio has been extended to include maintenance services and solutions for high-profile clients.

     Founded and still headquartered in South Florida, Kent now provides top notch service nationwide in upscale markets like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, DC. 

     What sets us apart is our ability to provide full-service packages created to satisfy the security, concierge, maintenance, and technological needs of even the most discerning clientele, in all markets. 

     As a family-owned and -operated business, we answer only to our clients and work side by side with them to create high performance, measurable solutions.  Our management team works tirelessly to meet and exceed the goals and expectations of every customer. Our success depends solely on our clients’ satisfaction.

    With more than 30 years’ experience we can provide access control, armed and unarmed security officers, concierge personnel, package handlers, janitorial workers, and so much more for all sectors: residential, commercial, religious, educational, hospitality, and pre- and post-construction.

     We are honored to be an FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Winner in the Security Category and look forward to providing unsurpassed security solutions for at least another 30 years!

     For more information on Kent Security Services, call (305) 919-9400, email info@kentservices.com, or visit www.kentservices.com.

LCM Engineering
Gold Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     LCM Engineering PLLC has been providing consulting engineering services for more than 26 years now. LCM’s company motto, “Experience Matters,” embodies their resume. LCM continually represents expertise in structural, architectural, civil engineering services, inspections, master plans, reserve studies, turnover surveys, expert and forensic testimony, and insurance claim mediation. LCM’s specialties remain structural repair, restoration, building envelope analysis, water intrusion, stucco, roofing, painting, door and window replacements, moisture control, waterproofing, corrosion control, storm damage assistance, emergency roof dry-in specifications, and more. LCM staff works closely with property managers and association boards to ensure everyone understands what solutions are available and how best to accomplish them. As the new president, Tree Tietsort will continue to take care of your engineering and project management needs.

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

Popular Association Banking
Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016)

     Popular Association Banking (PAB), a division of Popular Bank, is a nationwide leader exclusively serving the community association industry, with an active lending platform in 31 states. Since our inception in 1994, we have assisted more than 6,000 associations with more than $3 billion in loans for needed repairs and capital improvement projects. Highlights of our loan program include personalized service, flexible loan structures, and competitive fixed rates up to 15 years. In addition to financing, PAB offers a full array of depository products, lockbox payment processing, and cash management services. Our service level, industry knowledge, and reputation are the cornerstones of our success. Our association specialists work to customize the most beneficial solutions to meet your association’s financial needs.

     For more information on Popular Association Banking, call (800) 233-7164 or visit www.associationbankers.com. Member FDIC.

Property Loss Consultants
Gold Level Winner—Public Insurance Adjusters
(Winner 2019)

     Property Loss Consultants is thankful and proud to be part of and named a recipient of the Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. Our ever-growing presence here is gaining momentum with our audience, and we are thankful to be playing a part in the education of our readers. 

     Experience, education, support, and persistence are what count and make PLC different from our competition. We strive to document your damages, analyze your policy coverages, and pursue what is rightfully due to you. Studies have proven that we obtain 5–7 times more than your initial offer. In the end you’re guaranteed payment for your damages without the aggravation and wasted time. Without question, you’ll be glad to pay for our services in the end.

     For more information on Property Loss Consultants, call (954) 545-1450 or visit www.hurricaneclaimadjuster.com.

Right Way Elevator Maintenance
Gold Level Winner—Elevators
(Winner 2019)

     Making sure your elevators are safe and properly maintained is not only essential to the security of your building, but it is also vital to the safety of you and your residents. Right Way Elevator Maintenance provides complete elevator maintenance services to ensure your elevators are completely functional, reliable, and, above all, safe.      

     With more than 36 years of combined experience, Right Way Elevator Maintenance still believes preventative maintenance extends the live of your elevator(s). This is why we still pride ourselves in performing monthly routine maintenance to ensure your elevator is functioning properly and to prevent extend breakdowns by performing timely repairs and modernization of old elevators.

     For more information on Right Way Elevator Maintenance, call (727) 686-6955 or visit www.RightWayElevator.com.

Gold Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, & 2015)

     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.

Screening Link
Gold Level Winner—Background Screening
(Winner 2019)

     Screening Link is a South Florida-based background verification firm specializing in association tenant screening and pre-employment background checks.

     Since 2001, Screening Link has been committed to establishing ourself as one of the premier background check resources available. We are dedicated to upholding a reputation of integrity and reliability while providing comprehensive resident screening services backed by our unrivaled customer support.

     Our residential background screening solutions help you make fact-based decisions about persons you will trust living in your community. Screening Link can help you gather all the information needed to evaluate your applicant. From credit checks to criminal background checks and more, you’ll be able to access information quickly and securely on our website.

     We’re an industry leader with our proprietary screening technology. But most importantly, we treat every customer like a family member and dedicate ourselves to providing our customers with the information they need.

     Let us show you how our people, our process, and our technology can benefit your community.

     For additional information on Screening Link, please contact us at (954) 472-6994 or visit www.screeninglink.com.

Stellar Public Adjusting Services
Gold Level Winner—Public Insurance Adjuster
(Winner 2019)

     Stellar Public Adjusting Services is one of the premier public adjusting firms providing claim representation throughout Florida. Our diverse team of professionals includes attorneys, public adjusters, contractors, loss consultants, estimators, appraisers, mediator, and real estate professionals offering a unique level of expertise to ensure the most professional and comprehensive claim adjustment for each of our clients. All cases are handled by our in-house public adjusters with a focus on the details of each claim to determine the proper strategy. Whether your claim has been underpaid, denied, or you just want a consultant regarding your particular situation, please contact us today for a free claim inspection.

     For more information on Stellar Public Adjusting Services, call (305) 570-3519 or visit www.stellaradjusting.com.

The Morgan Law Group
Gold Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019)

     Morgan Law Group is a full-service Florida law firm that focuses exclusively on civil litigation. The Miami attorneys at our law firm bring more than four decades of collective legal experience, providing clients with real-world advice along with unique and resourceful points of view. As a boutique law firm, we take pride in being able to know our clients and deliver effective legal representation in a timely and professional manner.

     At Morgan Law Group, we provide the following:

  • Deliver unique legal insight through our decades of shared experience
  • Create tailored case strategies based on your unique situation
  • Provide hands-on guidance and accessible service throughout your case
  • Accept cases on a contingency fee basis—no recovery, no fee
  • Are AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for our ethics and skills.

     For more information on The Morgan Law Group, call (844) 818-0774 or visit www.policyadvocate.com.

Stage Law Firm
Gold Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     The Stage Law Firm P.A. offers a wide range of legal services to community associations across the state. As a bonus, when our firm is engaged to represent an association, we offer a full-day class to certify board members for free, which includes not only a review of the relevant statutes but a review of the association’s governing documents.

     Our firm offers a unique approach to collections and covenant enforcement to increase cooperation and compliance, which helps prevent controversies from escalating and reduces risk of prolonged litigation to resolve issues.

     Our firm is committed to providing excellent service through the effective use of technology while offering the personal touch of a small firm.

     For more information on the Stage Law Firm, call (321) 299-9412 to inquire about our legal services.

United Claims Specialists
Gold Level Winner—Public Insurance Adjuster
(Winner 2019)

     We are honored to receive the Readers’ Choice Award for 2019 and want to take this time to thank our valued customers and readers. United Claims Specialists is a licensed public adjusting firm, which has provided representation to thousands of policy holders for over a decade. While headquartered in Miami, UCS has coverage across the entire state of Florida and specializes in community association and HOA property damage claims. We provide a committed team of experts to each case: licensed public adjusters, building engineers, construction and contents specialists, lawyers, and others if necessary. We pride ourselves on our proactive approach to each client’s claim, crafting a customized solution to maximize each settlement and taking swift action on behalf of our clients. We then show the insurance company what they owe you and make sure you get the largest possible settlement. We exclusively serve our clients and not the insurance companies. We want to make sure that you get the settlement you deserve. Don’t allow your insurance company to take advantage of you.

     Contact our team at United Claims Specialists for more information at (855) 321-LOSS or visit www.UCSFL.com.

Velocity Engineering Services LLC
Gold Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2019 & 2018)

     Founded in 2013, Velocity Engineering Services is celebrating seven years in business during 2019!  Velocity provides concierge engineering services for clientele who value quality work.  We would like to thank everyone for voting for us, and we appreciate the relationships we have built with all of you.   

     Velocity offers a wide range of consulting services for HOA and condominium associations including turnover and reserve studies, reroofing and repaving consulting, repair and restoration design, foundation and sinkhole consulting, and much more!

     Velocity’s founder and president, Mr. Christopher J. Pacitto, P.E., has served as a board member for both HOA and condominium associations. This experience gives Velocity an understanding of association operations that is unmatched by other engineering firms. 

     Velocity is proud to support youth kart racing throughout Florida. 

     For more information on Velocity Engineering, call (239) 689-1474 or visit www.velocityengineering.net.

Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc.
Silver Level Winner—Landscape
(Winner 2019, 2018 & 2017)

     Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc. (LMP) is proud and appreciative to have been recognized by the members of the property management industry for the third year! The continued confidence and support are what spur all of us to continually improve our quality of services. For more than three decades, we have believed that two things will set us apart in the green industry—our attention to the details and the relationships we have developed with the professionals who manage the communities we have the privilege to serve. All of us at LMP thank you for your support and remind you to call us today for a greener tomorrow.

     For more information on Landscape Maintenance Professionals, please call (877) LMP-PRO1, send an email to kelly.vickers@LMPPRO.com, or visit our website at www.LMPPRO.com.

Risk Strategies
Silver Level Winner—Insurance
(Winner 2019)

     Managing a condominium association today is complicated. Managing your liabilities and risks requires specialized experts who understand your association’s unique legal structure and the complexities it faces.

     Part of a Top 20 national risk management and insurance brokerage, Risk Strategies’ Real Estate practice specialists deliver decades of experience crafting effective, affordable, and practical protection for condominium and homeowner associations. They’re experts in analyzing exposures and decoding policy fine print to ensure your coverage will perform as expected when needed most.

     Risk Strategies’ Real Estate practice professionals can help with the following items:

  • Building valuation anxiety
  • Flood insurance worries
  • Coverage vs premium concerns
  • Application of risk management principles
  • Deductible complexity
  • Construction and service contractor insurance requirements
  • Claims disputes

     Thank you for honoring us with your vote!

     For more information on Risk Strategies, visit www.risk-strategies.com.