Spotlight on Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Spotlight on Readers’ Choice Award Winners:

Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc. and HIG Insurance

Published September 2016




Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, Inc.
Diamond Level Winner—Asphalt

photo1Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems Inc. (AR Tech) is a leader in the world of asphalt maintenance and takes pride in leading the industry by setting the standards and guidelines that others follow. AR Tech offers a full array of asphalt services including repair, pavement sealing (both rejuvenation and sealcoating), crackfill, striping, and paving consultation services. AR Tech is one of the top asphalt maintenance contractors in the world specializing in pavement preservation utilizing the original rejuvenator, PDC—Pavement Dressing Conditioner Asphalt Rejuvenator. logo1With more than 60 years of combined experience working on a variety of pavement types from roadways and parking areas to airport runways, AR Tech was recognized in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Pavement Maintenance & Construction as one of the top 50 Pavement Maintenance contractors in the country. In 2015, AR Tech was further recognized by the same publication as both one of the top 75 sealcoating companies as well as one of the top 75 striping companies in the country.  Connie Lorenz, President of AR Tech, takes pride in designing educational classes for engineers, board members, property managers, and communities. Teaching at the local, state, and national levels, Lorenz, aka the “Asphaltchick,” is recognized as one of the premier experts in proper asphalt maintenance and pavement preservation. She also serves on the advisory counsel for the National Pavement Expo. Lorenz  works hand in hand with properties to help them develop customized asphalt maintenance programs, which are designed to seamlessly last beyond the current sitting board and management. She believes that education about proper asphalt maintenance will help protect consumers from those contractors that do not necessarily have the community’s best interests at heart. Contact the “Asphaltchick” today, the softer side of pavement! 

For more information, call (800) 254-4PDC (4732) or visit


HIG Insurance
Diamond Level Winner—Financial

photo2HIG is one of the largest condominium and homeowner association insurance and certified risk management insurance agency providers in Florida and honored to win the prestigious “Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award.”

The founders, Star and Chase Herbig, have 50 years of combined insurance expertise and insure hundreds of association properties throughout Florida.

Star Herbig is the President of HIG’s Association Insurance Division and is recognized as one of the most educated and knowledgeable professionals in the association field. She holds the Certified Risk Management (CRM) degree, BS in Business Finance, Magna Cum Laude, and is a State Certified Property Manager Continuing Education Trainer, author of association insurance articles, and a regular expert speaker on association insurance. In addition, she is an active member in several industry associations, such as Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA), Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP), and has earned the designation of Certified Florida Community Association Service Provider (CFCSP), which is considered “the highest professional designation for service providers in the community association industry.”

Star is recognized for her high ethical and transparent business practices and has formed strong alliances with the largest national and regional brokerage firms and insurance carriers that enables her to build the most effective and cost efficient customized association insurance programs designed with indisputable protection for the Board of Directors, association property and liability while working closely with the property management company.

In addition, handling association claims is one of the most difficult events for a property manager or board member to handle. HIG provides claims support through their exclusive Emergency Management Team (EMT) claims support program.

HIG’s Personal Insurance Division, managed by Chase Herbig, represents more than 80 carriers and products and offers condomin-ium unit owners insurance, including homeowners insurance. Flood, auto, personal liability, and all other personal products are also offered.

For more information, call (888) 225-5444 or visit