Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight—June 2023

Readers’ Choice Awards Spotlight

Published June 2023

     Editor’s Note: FLCAJ would like to congratulate these three outstanding 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards winners! (For a full list of 2023 RCA winners, please read the March 2023 issue or visit

Allied Property Group

Diamond Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023 and nine previous RCA wins) 

     Allied Property Group is a full-service property management firm providing service throughout Florida since 2003.  Allied excels in assisting boards of directors in addressing all of their short- and long-term challenges. These challenges include routine matters as well as the unexpected. Routine challenges can include controlling expenditures, optimizing budgets, and increasing property values, all while enhancing the community experience, while unexpected challenges can range from hurricane preparedness and recovery to emergencies that can have an adverse impact on the association’s or unit owner’s property. 

     While most large management companies struggle with their ability to make important decisions that could negatively impact associations, at Allied our experienced and empowered staff routinely assist associations in facing and conquering these challenges.

     The Allied team consists of licensed managers with extensive industry experience, a dedicated team of property accountants, a well-trained and friendly customer service staff, and technology offerings which help both our team and the associations we serve to succeed. Our team guides and assists the boards we serve closely to ensure efficient, productive meetings while providing comprehensive and easy-to-understand financial and management reports.  

     Working together with our customers, Allied has the tools and experience needed to assist boards in making the decisions that best serve their associations. At Allied, our continued success can easily be attributed to our integrity and constant customer obsession that we take into consideration in everything we do. 

     For more information on Allied Property Group, visit

Expert Reserve Services Inc. 

Diamond Level Winner—Financial Services
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     Expert Reserve Services is a Florida-based, family-owned and -operated business. We have been proudly serving the needs of condominium and homeowners’ associations since 2002 from our main office in Daytona Beach as well as our satellite offices. Expert is experienced in conducting reserve studies and replacement cost valuations (insurance appraisals). We are now fully geared up and ready to assist Florida condominium associations with the required structural integrity reserve studies (SIRS).

     Anastasia Kolodzik heads our reserve study division. She holds the prestigious PRA designation from the Association of Reserve Analysts and is also a Florida licensed community association manager. Her book, Truth and Myth About Reserve Studies, is a guide for CAMs and board members in understanding how reserve accounts and reserve studies work. Anastasia 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 20 years. He is certified by Marshall & Swift as a replacement valuation specialist. As an insurance adjuster, Dave attained the designation of PPIA (Professional Property Insurance Adjuster). He is a State of Florida certified continuing education provider as well.

     Expert Reserve Services offers the personalized customer service you deserve. We take our time to explain reports and studies in a way that can be understood. Fair—Honest—Professional. Please check out our website for complete information about us as well as to view all of our educational videos. Call us and experience the Expert way!

     For more information on Expert Reserve Services, call 866-480-8236 or visit

Southern Chute

Diamond Level Winner—Property Services
(Winner 2023 and seven previous RCA wins)

     After 21 years in business, we have seen a lot of changes. But the loyalty of our customers seems to be a constant and one I certainly do not take for granted! We are an RCA Diamond Level Winner for the eighth consecutive year! “Thank you”—we are humbled and grateful.

     When we started Southern Chute in 2001, our philosophy was to never take a job unless we could really make a difference to the property and the residents. We also wanted to provide our employees with a balance of work and family life. Your support and votes prove that we have accomplished those goals. 

     We have team members who have been with us for more than 18 years; we have team members who have left us to pursue other ventures and have come back to us because they missed the sense of family and professionalism; we have team members who needed a second chance in life and no one would give it to them except Southern Chute (and that category includes my four rescue dogs who come to the office every day). We are not the biggest company nor the most profitable, but this legacy is the most important one I can think of.

     Thank you again for your support and continued business! We appreciate you more than words can say! 

     For more information on Southern Chute, call 866-475-9191 or visit or