Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight—August 2019

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Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Published August 2019

     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/.)


Becker
Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

     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 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 holding 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.


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.


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.


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, a janitorial service contractor, a landscape architect, a certified arborist, a licensed aquatic weed control specialist, and an 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.


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.


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 ourselves 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.