by Michael Hamline, Editor/ Published June 2016
This month introduces the Central Florida Service Guide to readers. For those living in Central Florida, the Service Guide provides a brief company profile of several service providers who work in the region. These are companies that provide services such as community association management, lake and wetland management, financial services, accounting, fitness equipment, waterproofing, insurance, and landscaping. We would encourage you to read the company profiles on page 16 to familiarize yourself with these service providers and how they can assist your community. For additional information and to ask questions, call these companies and visit their websites to learn more.
Also, FLCAJ was excited last month to attend the Communities of Excellence (COE) Conference and Awards Gala. It was held on May 13 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. This month, the Communities of the Year are spotlighted starting on page 8. The winners in all the categories are listed and will be profiled in the months to come. These profiles seek to highlight good processes that are going on in community associations throughout Florida, and we trust that communities throughout the state can learn and implement changes gleaned from these COE winning communities that better their own communities.
Corrections: The April issue featured the Readers’ Choice Award (RCA) winners. Unfortunately, two of the winners were not given proper recognition in terms of the level of achievement they had attained. AriasBosinger, PLLC was incorrectly listed as a Platinum Level Winner, but they achieved the highest designation as a Diamond Level Winner. Towers Property Management was incorrectly listed as a Gold Level winner, but they obtained the second highest level and were a Platinum Level Winner. Their profiles, with the correct RCA designation, can be read on page 32.
In addition, FLCAJ would like to correct an error in the May 2016 article “Is Your Association Ready for the New Construction Defect Pre-Suit Process?”. Franchesco Soto was incorrectly listed as a Founding Partner of Haber Slade, P.A., but he is in fact a Partner in the firm.