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Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Published January 2020

     Editor’s Note: Congratulations to these seven outstanding Readers’ Choice Awards winners! (For a full list of RCA winners, please read the March 2019 issue or visit www.fcapgroup.com/flcaj/readers-choice/.)


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 and also are 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 #2 on the Forbes’ “America’s Best Banks 2018”  list. 

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


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 HOAs, condominiums, 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.com—Awarded the Highest Rating for Ethics and Legal Ability for more than a decade!


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 (954) 815-8321 or visit www.kwpmc.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.


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 25 years’ experience offering solutions to any of your plumbing maintenance and repair issues.

     Pipelining Technologies’ proven trenchless technology process has been used since 1998 to restore drain lines and rainwater leader piping to better-than-new condition without destruction of floors, walls, foundations, landscaping, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, or anywhere drain lines are located.

     We are dedicated to providing eco-friendly/green technology in all of our rehabilitation processes. If your condominium is 20 years or older, plumbing infrastructure rehabilitation should be included in the annual budget and extended five-year forecasted budget.

     For more information on Pipelining Technologies or a free consultation regarding your pipelining needs, please call (561) 250-0235 or visit www.PipeLT.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.


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 engaging our firm 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.


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 or 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.