Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight—August 2020

Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Published August 2020

     Editor’s Note: Congratulations to these four outstanding Readers’ Choice Awards winners! (For a full list of RCA winners, please read the March 2020 issue or visit

Castle Group
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

Castle Group is the premier choice for property management, specializing in serving the finest residential communities. The company’s philosophy is an unwavering focus on the resident’s 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

Expert Inspectors
Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2020 & 2019)

Expert Inspectors is a Florida-based, family-owned and -operated business. We have been proudly serving the needs of condominium and homeowners associations since 2002. Expert specializes in conducting reserve studies and replacement cost valuations (insurance appraisals), but we also offer windstorm mitigation and HR7020 balcony and stair inspections.

Anastasia Kolodzik heads our reserve study division. She is a reserve study specialist as well as a licensed community association manager. Her recent book, Reserve Studies—Insuring the Uninsurables, is a guide for CAMs and board members in understanding how reserve accounts and reserve studies work. She is also a State of Florida certified continuing education provider.

Our replacement valuations are conducted and supervised by Dave Kolodzik. Dave has extensive experience in conducting insurance appraisals in Florida for more than 18 years. He is certified by Marshall & Swift as a replacement valuation specialist. As a licensed All-Lines Insurance Adjuster, Dave has attained the designation of PPIA (Professional Property Insurance Adjuster). He is a State of Florida certified continuing education provider as well.

Windstorm mitigation inspections and HR7020 certifications are conducted or certified by our Florida certified building contractor, Ray Giaconne. Ray has more than 20 years’ experience in contracting, conducting renovations, and inspections throughout Florida.

We offer the personalized customer service you deserve. Fair—Honest—Professional. Call us and experience the Expert Inspectors’ way!

For more information on Expert Inspectors Inc., call (866) 480-8236 or visit

Sentry Management
Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2020, 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 16 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, Clearwater, Clermont, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Longwood–Orlando, Naples, Pasco County–Tampa North, Ponte Vedra–Jacksonville, Sarasota, Tampa, Tavares, Ocala, and Volusia County–New Smyrna Beach.

For more information on Sentry Management, call (800) 932-6636 or visit

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015)

Why should you choose IBERIABANK? We understand the complexities associated with managing large and small associations. There are multiple parties involved with a fiduciary responsibility to protect the financial standing and ongoing needs of the association.

Our job is to make your job easier by offering solutions. We’ll streamline assessments and dues, provide secure options for your funds, supply accurate and timely reporting, and assist with loan options for expansion plans and repairs. Recognized as one of the strongest banks in the Southeast, IBERIABANK has the capital strength and lending capacity to support the financial goals of our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your association needs.

For more information on IBERIABANK, call (800) 682-3231 or visit Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.