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2023 Readers’ Choice Awards

Published March 2023

 

  Welcome to the ten-year anniversary of the Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA)! It has been amazing to see the RCA’s growing momentum in the last decade.

     When the first RCA took place in March 2014, 3,800 votes were cast, 155 service providers were nominated, and 37 companies rose to the top to receive awards. Fast forward to March 2023, and we counted more than 11,000 ballots cast with 292 service providers nominated, and 204 companies have been recognized as award winners.

     There are three levels of recognition: Diamond (top), Platinum, and Gold. Winning service providers were classified in one of the levels according to the number of votes they received. There is no category winner, so multiple service providers in the same industry can attain the same level if they receive similar vote totals.

     Florida Community Association Journal is excited to present these winning service providers, who were selected by you, as those companies that work primarily with community associations and do it well!


Access Management 

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

     Access Management is honored to receive the Diamond Readers’ Choice Award from FLCAJ. As a recognized leader in the property management industry, Access Management specializes in full-service community association management and has proudly served premier communities throughout Florida since 2008.

     At Access, “Hospitality is our foundation, your happiness is our focus” is not just our slogan but our way of life. Our experienced and dedicated team of industry professionals are centered on demonstrating the award-winning “Access Difference” by providing unsurpassed service to our valued communities and boards through effective communication, strong attention to detailed financials and recordkeeping, and a proactive management approach.

     Coupled with the utilization of industry-leading technology, our foundation in the hospitality industry allows us to administer a friendly, customer service-centric approach to association management. We believe it is important to be involved within the community and active in organizations that provide valuable resources in this rapidly changing industry. This involvement provides our team with practical knowledge and insights from leaders in this field, best practices, research, and tools we use every day.

     Access Management serves community associations throughout the state of Florida in Orlando, Ocala, St. Augustine, Daytona, Broward, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Ft. Myers, and the Panhandle as well as the Carolinas, with convenient office locations in Celebration, Naples, Tampa, Sarasota, and South Carolina.

     For more information on Access Management, call 407-480-4200, email contactus@accessdifference.com, or visit www.accessdifference.com.


ADT Community Association Program

Diamond Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and nine  previous RCA wins)

     ADT Community Association Program is the first choice in security for community associations and is the nation’s premier provider of security system monitoring, services, and smart home technology, providing world-class customer care and service to communities through customized bulk agreements. This includes 24/7 monitoring by our own state-of-the-art monitoring centers and “concierge-level” customer care and service provided by our exclusive community association service center. Our employee technicians are highly trained and vetted security professionals.

     The ADT brand is among the most well-known and trusted brands in the security industry today. With 148 years of experience, ADT is a leading provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers through 200 locations, nine monitoring centers, and the largest network of security professionals in the United States.

     For more information on ADT, visit www.adt.com/community-associations.


AKAM

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

     Established in 1983 on the premise of shifting the mindset within the property management industry, AKAM provides highly personalized, attentive, and hospitality-led service that is designed for an enriched residential experience.

     Our work is supported by a deep knowledge and expertise in the field and best-in-class talent in hospitality, management, finance and planning, architecture, and related disciplines to enhance the value of our clients’ real estate assets. 

     Driven by a culture that empowers excellence, AKAM seeks to maintain and build upon its definitive leadership in the management space while transforming the future of the industry at large.

     AKAM is proud to serve communities in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Lee, and Collier Counties.

     For more information on AKAM, call 954-853-2526 or visit akam.com.


Alliant Property Management LLC

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

The Team Approach to Association Management

     Alliant Property Management LLC is a premier provider of comprehensive community association management services. Founded in 2005, Alliant has become one of the fastest growing association management firms in Southwest Florida. We credit our growth and success to experienced leadership and our team approach to association management. The principal owners and executive team have extensive experience in business management and professional services for residential, commercial, and hospitality industries. Our managers and service team guide associations of all sizes with comprehensive administration, financial services, state-of-the-art technology, call center operations, and homeowner communications. With a commitment to people, process, and technology and a mission to build enduring relationships with communities, Alliant is positioned for continued success and long-term growth. 

     For more information on Alliant Property Management LLC, call 239-454-1101 or visit us at www.AlliantProperty.com.


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 www.alliedpropertygroup.net.


Artemis Lifestyles

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

     Artemis Lifestyles is a full-service association management company that specializes in managing Florida homeowner associations, condominiums, onsite and resort communities. We are one of the first companies in Central Florida to specialize in build-to-rent community management. Our mission is to deliver innovative, excellent, and efficient management services to community associations throughout Florida.

     At Artemis, we pride ourselves on personalized care for each community. We take the time to get to know our residents and provide the highest quality of service to perfectly fit the needs of each association. Our customer experience team is trained to provide excellent customer service to our homeowners and board members. Our lifestyle services aim to increase community involvement, so every resident feels at home and loves where they live. We have a strong focus on using the industry’s most innovative technology and training methods. The Artemis team is passionate about building long-lasting relationships and helping others by leveraging decades of industry experience to benefit our managed communities.

     With Artemis Lifestyles, you’ll love where you live! To learn more, please call us at 407-705-2190 or visit www.ArtemisLifestyles.com.


Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems

Diamond Level Winner—Asphalt and Paving Services
(Winner 2023 and nine previous RCA wins)

     When I (Connie Lorenz) received the email this year telling me that we had won the Readers’ Choice Award again, I was thrilled! When I received the news, as chance would have it, I was in the middle of cleaning up my office and getting it ready for the new year, dusting off and stacking my previous years’ plaques, and much to my surprise, I counted nine of them! Realizing this was the tenth year that the RCA have been around and that we have been winners ALL 10 years makes us quite proud to be the recipients but even prouder to know that we have such an amazing support system like FLCAJ and its readers!

     For those of you who don’t know, I am also an asphalt consultant who oversees milling and paving projects across the state. I spent 42 weeks in hotels in 2022 alone! Not only do I oversee new milling and paving projects, but also I am asked to come in and inspect bad paving projects or at least those that clients think are bad.

     I was returning from one of these “bad paving projects” in St. Petersburg when I received a phone call from one of my clients for whom we had just completed some asphalt repairs, sealing, and striping. She wanted to reach out to me personally to share that in her role as a project manager who has overseen many, many crews from landscaping to underground utilities and from roofing to roadways, she had never met a more professional team than mine, starting from her initial phone call to us to her final invoice; and even better, she LOVED my logo!

     There are so many times we will reach out to complain to a company about how angry or upset we were with their team, their product, or their performance, but how many of us reach out to say, “excellent job” or “you hit our project out of the park!”? This is why I am so grateful to FLCAJ for offering the opportunity for vendors and contractors to have a place where we can receive recognition from you, their readers! Receiving this award is one of our greatest accomplishments, and “thank you” for believing in us 10 years strong! We think you’re spectacular, too! 

     For more information on Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems, call 800-254-4PDC (4732) or 866-REJUVN8 (735-8868) or visit www.asphaltnews.com.


Association Reserves

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

     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.


Becker

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and eight previous RCA wins)

     For the ninth 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 more Florida Bar board-certified attorneys in condominium and planned development law than any other firm in the state of Florida.

     At Becker one of our core values is innovation. MyCommunitySite.com, a website development service for community associations; BeckerBALLOT.com, a proprietary online voting platform; and AssociationAdjusting.com, the only public adjusting company that exclusively serves community associations throughout Florida, are just a few of our commitments bringing innovative products to market on behalf of our community association clients and friends. Additionally, Becker offers free educational classes and webinars for board members and managers.

     To view Becker classes and to receive CAM credit, visit  www.beckerlawyers.com/classes.

 

 


Blue Stream Fiber

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023)

     We at Blue Stream Fiber are beyond proud to be recognized as a Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award winner. 2023 was our first year to be  nominated, and seeing the support from the readers whom we interact with daily is humbling. We pride ourselves in putting our customers at the center of everything that we do, and we look forward to another year of supporting all our communities throughout Florida. 

     Blue Stream Fiber is a Florida-based, fiber-optic provider with over 40 years of experience, offering customized fiber internet on a 10 gig-capable network, Total Home Managed WiFi, world-class TV powered by TiVo, and phone service to HOAs, condominiums, and neighborhoods throughout the state. Our focus on reliability, customer service, great products, smooth installs, and creation of a tailored plan to serve each community makes us a true partner to the associations we serve.

     From our beginnings in Coral Springs, Florida, Blue Stream Fiber has grown to serve over 100,000 homes throughout Florida and has been recognized for our efforts by multiple organizations, including our 2023 BIG Innovation Award presented by the Business Intelligence Group, inclusion as one of the 10 Most Innovative Telecom Solution Providing Companies to Watch by CIO Insight, #1 Fastest Cable Providers by BroadbandNOW, and a Top Workplace by the Sun Sentinel. These accolades are a testament to the work our team puts in each day to ensure we can provide our communities and customers with the services they deserve.

     To learn more about Blue Stream Fiber, our fiber infrastructure, and whether your community qualifies to have fiber built at our cost, please reach out to 888-960-2855 or visit www.bluestreamfiber.com/bulk


Breezeline, formerly Atlantic Broadband

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023 and two previous RCA wins)

     Breezeline™, formerly Atlantic Broadband, has been on a mission to provide TV, internet, and voice services to communities like yours for the past 16 years. We stand alone as a strong, nimble, local partner who will work hand in hand with community associations to develop a customized suite of services that meets your property’s unique needs. Our relentless focus on innovation and growth has led us to develop state-of-the-art fiber networks built to support your property well into the future. Our superior product offering will keep your residents connected and entertained, with features such as ultra-fast gigabit internet service, unlimited voice service, and the ultimate TV viewing experience with TiVo®. Your community can also count on Breezeline’s dedication to exemplary service with personalized local support in English and Spanish for the best experience possible.

     Breezeline is a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA), the eighth-largest cable operator in the United States, based on the number of television service customers. We provide residential and business customers with internet, TV, and phone services in 13 states.

     For more information, call 888-674-4892 or visitbreezeline.com/communities.


C&S Community Management

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

     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 the State CAM license, many of our managers are nationally board certified, and four 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.


Campbell Property Management

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

     Founded in 1953, Campbell Property Management is South Florida’s highest-rated community association management company and one of the largest and most experienced locally owned property management companies in South Florida. With seven fully staffed offices and more than 950 full-time employees, Campbell serves more than 400 associations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Port St. Lucie Counties. Their management services include administrative, financial, accounting, maintenance and janitorial, valet and concierge, lifestyle director, gate access, human resources development, community website, information technology, and landscape maintenance. 

     Although very similar in purpose, every board has its own unique goals and objectives, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Campbell’s experienced team invests the time and energy necessary to truly understand the needs of the community and board. They pride themselves on being responsive and providing customized solutions for their clients. They make a promise to the boards they serve: that Campbell will help them accomplish their goals and achieve the peace of mind they are seeking. Campbell guarantees satisfaction by giving their clients the right to cancel for any reason, at any time. The associations they serve have rewarded their performance with long-standing relationships, which have been proven by their market-leading 98 percent renewal rate. 

     For more information on Campbell Property Management, call 954-427-8770, email sales@campbellproperty.com, or visit www.CampbellPropertyManagement.com.


Castle Group

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

     Castle Group is the premier choice for property management; we specialize in serving the finest residential communities. With over 2,200-plus dedicated team members, we are the preferred service provider for 400-plus associations. Our philosophy stays the same no matter where we are—putting the resident first. At Castle, we call it Royal Service®. Our focus is to provide our clients with a powerful combination of incredible people, streamlined systems, and advanced technology to deliver the best service to their communities. Since no two properties are identical, we’ve created a menu of services that allows our customers to tailor a solution that fits their needs. 

     Explore our services and see how we can help serve your community by calling 844-815-5321 or visiting www.castlegroup.com.


Cogent Bank

Diamond Level Winner—Financial Services
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Cogent Bank is proud to be recognized as a Diamond winner of the 2023 FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards! With our robust suite of products and services, we are here to serve the loan, deposit, and payment processing needs of both property management companies and community associations. Cogent’s team of financial specialists has extensive industry experience and has served the needs of community associations and property management companies throughout the state of Florida for many years. 

     We provide treasury management solutions, multiple payment channels, and consultative advice to improve your operating efficiencies. Our suite of treasury management and HOA payment systems are designed to lower costs, improve efficiency, and enhance cash flow while providing effective control of your funds. We offer the following:

  • Multiple payment channels including credit cards, eCheck, automated clearing-house (ACH), and U.S. mail
  • Secure online access to view checks, payments, and remittance information
  • Web-based lockbox enabling data search by check number, date, dollar amount, or unit number
  • Custom accounting software interface providing the payment file information needed to update your accounting software
  • Streamlined account setup

     At Cogent, we pride ourselves on Moving You and your association Forward.

     For more information, please call us at 407-545-2662 or visit cogentbank.com.


Commercial Energy Specialists (CES)

Diamond Level Winner—Lakes, Pools, and Outdoor
(Winner 2023 and seven previous RCA wins)

     For more than three decades, CES’s statewide family of water quality professionals has been providing Florida condominiums with expert water quality solutions, which are similar to our award-winning programs for major cities, counties, universities, water parks, and cruise ships. As the factory representative and service center, CES can provide these solutions to any pool contractor, management company, or specific association.

     Solutions include saline, ultraviolet, non-chlorine, and ozone treatment; pumping systems; filtration packages; chemistry controls; proven energy-saving conversions; chemical treatment; heating/cooling; and heat retention, deck and safety, and more.

     On-site support, service, and warranty administration include the U.S.’s largest 24/7 real-time monitoring center in the industry and a factory-certified service team with more than 650 years of field experience. We stand ready to serve your water quality control needs.

     For more information on Commercial Energy Specialists, call 800-940-1557 or visit www.ceswaterquality.com.


Complete Property Maintenance

Diamond Level Winner—Landscaping
(Winner 2023 and eight previous RCA wins) 

     Complete Property Maintenance was founded in 1977 to provide reliable and professional landscape maintenance serving the emerging HOA and COA communities. The mission was to be honest, offer the best service at a fair price, and still retain high-quality employees. Celebrating its 46th year in business, CPM has firmly achieved that goal, planting its roots in South Florida serving Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties with five centrally located offices.

     CPM has consistently focused on providing a premier landscape service to homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, and developers and builders. Today, that focus is driven by the corporation’s president, Shane Humble, who brings more than 15 years of professional landscape management experience. Shane holds the following certifications while also sitting on the FNGLA (Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association) board of directors’ certification committee:

  • FNGLA Florida Certified Horticultural Professional
  • FNGLA Florida Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician
  • Professional Landscape Manager (University of Florida Extension Office)
  • Best Management Practices
  • Florida Water Star Accredited
  • Certified FNGLA Judge

     CPM’s services include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Landscape budgeting and financial planning
  • Landscape design and installation
  • Landscape and ornamental maintenance
  • Licensed irrigation installation and maintenance
  • Licensed fertilization and pest control
  • Certified arborist tree care
  • Hurricane & storm cleanup

     Our locations—

  • Coconut Creek—Serving Broward County
  • Delray—Serving South Palm Beach County
  • Lantana—Serving Palm Beach County
  • Jupiter—Serving North Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties
  • Port Saint Lucie—Serving St. Lucie and Indian River Counties

     For more information on Complete Property Maintenance, call 954-973-3333 or visit www.CPMLawn.com.


Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A.  

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and five previous RCA wins)

     We’re incredibly honored to be recognized as a Readers’ Choice Award winner. Thank you to everyone who has trusted our firm throughout the years. It’s an immense pleasure not only to represent condominium and homeowner associations but also to be a source of guidance for our clients, investors, managers, owners, and tenants along the way.

     It means a great deal to be recognized for our continuing efforts to serve boards of directors, owners, and tenants through offering board member certification courses, workshops, and webinars across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

     We love what we do. We work hard to ensure we go the extra mile for our clients by providing valuable resources, expert consultations, and representation. Our firm provides a team approach to legal representation. We are not just your legal representative; we are a team player working in tandem along with the board of directors, management offices, insurance agents, and accountants. We understand the value of community, and we strive to maintain and strengthen that community along the way. 

     The Law Offices of Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A. is known for excellence in legal matters involving condominiums and homeowner associations, real estate litigation and transactions (commercial and residential closings), and insurance claim work (plaintiff) within Florida. 

     For more information on Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A., call 305-254-4492 or visit daniafernandez.com.


DSS Condo

Diamond Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     DSS Condo’s mission is to serve Florida condominium and homeowners’ associations by providing expert construction project management services.  

     Most association board members aren’t construction professionals.  So, it’s all too easy to make mistakes that cost communities hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily.

     DSS Condo can be your team of construction experts to guide you through key decisions, manage your project for you, and keep your association from making costly mistakes and missing opportunities to save money.

     When it comes to large restoration or renovation projects, association board members are caught between a rock and a hard place.  You have a fiduciary responsibility to maintain the building and its amenities, and you’re held accountable for getting it all done without wasting a dime.

     That’s where DSS Condo comes in. When you hire DSS Condo as your owners’ representative, you’re taking the most important step toward a successful restoration or renovation project.

     For more information about DSS Condo, call us at 305-985-3772 or visit www.dsscondo.com.


Ed Williams Registered Roof Consultant

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

     “Being covered” means a lot more than the structure that protects your building. Whether you are a professional in the construction business or a condominium association manager, you know the importance of depending on a roof to perform year after year. You also know that every element of any construction project, including the roof, should be overseen by an expert to ensure that your building and investment are protected.

     Our services include design, quality control inspection, project management, and annual inspections. Reserve reviews and expert testimony are also available.

     Ed Williams, president of Ed Williams Roof Consultants LLC, has been in the roof consulting and waterproofing industry for over 40 years, holding the title of registered roof consultant since 1995. Formally trained in the design and installation of all types of roofing, he has experience including analysis, testing, and design of diverse roofing systems.

     For more information on Ed Williams Registered Roof Consultant, call 772-335-5832 or visit EdWilliamsRegisteredRoofConsultant.com.


Edison Association Management

Diamond Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023)

     Edison Association Management is lighting the way for condominium and homeowner associations throughout Central Florida. We partner with our associations to provide excellence in service, take pride in our work, and love what we do! Our team approach and customized management are what make us great and set us apart from all other management companies. We assist our associations to excel financially, improve organizationally, and strengthen their sense of community. 

     On behalf of the Edison team, we would like to thank everyone who voted for us! 

     For more information on Edison and our services, please call 407-317-5252 or visit www.edisonassociationmanagement.com. 


Empire Management Group

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

     Empire Management Group is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking community management companies in Florida. We have been recognized multiple times as a Readers’ Choice Award winner and one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. Our commitment to our communities has propelled us to open new offices in Tampa, Clermont, and Leesburg, in addition to our Space Coast operations scaling up to support more customers through team support when they need it most!

     At Empire Management Group we use the latest technology to make the lives of our board members and homeowners in their communities better. We understand the importance of community management and strive to provide the highest level of service possible. Our team is dedicated to their work and the company, and we are proud to support them in their efforts.

     Recently our leadership team was recognized with the Chuck Strode Community Leadership award and Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and CEO of the Year, outstanding achievements that highlight our commitment to excellence and our dedication to our clients by the whole team—from the top through your growing support team.

     We are excited to have been named as a Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award winner in the management companies category by FLCAJ. This is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest level of service and our dedication to our clients’ satisfaction, and we have been humbled by the outreach from our clients and employees— current and past.

     When searching for a community management company that is dedicated to excellence and innovation, look to improve your community with EMG. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your community a better place to live. Our employees and communities are proud to be part of Empire!

     For more information about Empire Management Group, call 407-770-1748, email hoa@empirehoa.com, or visit www.empirehoa.com.


Envera Systems

Diamond Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and eight previous RCA wins)

     Envera Systems is a full-service security company focused on technology-based solutions and services that efficiently secure and add value to communities and residential developments. Envera’s mission is to partner with associations to develop an effective design of security solutions that support the need to manage access into the community or other areas and provide monitoring at those locations through video surveillance or user-friendly data. The company’s motto, “Access Your Life,” reflects the vision to provide cost-efficient solutions that are not obtrusive to the quality of life within a neighborhood. 

Envera’s unique solutions include the Virtual Gate Guard for greeting and screening visitors at a gated entrance. This revolutionary access management system includes features to automatically verify repeat, authorized visitors to a community by license plate, an ID, or QR code. Guests who are not instantly verified speak with a trained Envera agent for processing. 

     For amenities, the active video surveillance solution is often employed to keep designated areas clear of trespassers after hours, saving communities extensive costs typically associated with damage and vandalism. This preventive solution connects monitored locations to Envera’s trained agents who receive alarms if trespassing occurs and can see and speak with anyone who has entered the closed location.

     Envera offers accompanying solutions to secure all areas of a community as needed. This includes access control solutions for doors, gates, and gated entrances, as well as high-speed barrier arms, which help mitigate tailgating in to a community and can alert Envera of a potential gate break. 

     With a state-of-the-art monitoring center and various supporting departments, Envera is capable of operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide assistance and support to customers. Access your life with a community security partner committed to understanding the needs of associations, affordable asset protection, and innovation.  

     For more information on Envera Systems, call 855-380-1274, email info@enverasystems.com, or visit www.EnveraSystems.com. 


Evergreen Lifestyles Management LLC

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

     At Evergreen, a RealManage Family of Brands company, we specialize in community management, with a focus on building strong relationships and a sense of fellowship among neighbors. With over 200 communities under our management in Florida, we have proven to be a reliable choice for those looking for a strong and connected community. We pride ourselves on enhancing lifestyles, promoting communication, encouraging group activities, and shaping culture in ways that strengthen relationships and make communities desirable places to live. Our intentional approach to community building, combined with our track record of success, makes us a company you can trust to enhance your lifestyle and strengthen your relationships with your neighbors. Our residents have recognized the value we add to their lives and have shown appreciation by making us a Diamond Level RCA winner again this year.

     For more information on Evergreen Lifestyles Management, please call 877-221-6919 or visit www.Evergreen-LM.com.


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 www.expertreserveservices.com.


FirstService Residential

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

     As North America’s property management leader, FirstService Residential partners with more than 8,500 communities in 23 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The boards of directors of HOAs, condominiums, and community associations rely on our extensive experience, resources, and local expertise to successfully lead their communities.

     Our mission is to deliver exceptional solutions that enhance the value of every property and the lifestyle of every resident in the communities we manage. We deliver on our mission by acquiring and retaining the top property management professionals in the industry and supporting them with best-in-class resources, including lifestyle programming, technology solutions, banking and insurance, innovative food and beverage services, and energy management.

     Dedicated to making a difference every day, we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

     FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (FSVR), a North American leader in the property services sector. Find out how we can help your community thrive.

     For more information about FirstService Residential, visit www.fsresidential.com today!


Florida Community Association Insurance (FCA)

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

     Florida Community Association Insurance is one of the largest condominium and homeowner association insurance and certified risk management insurance agency providers in Florida and is honored to again win the prestigious Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award. Star and Chase Herbig have more than 50 years of combined insurance expertise and insure hundreds of association properties throughout Florida. Star Herbig is president of Florida Community Association Insurance and is recognized as one of the most educated and knowledgeable professionals in the association insurance field. She holds the Certified Risk Management (CRM) degree and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); has a BS in business finance, Magna Cum Laude; and is a State-certified property manager continuing education trainer, author of multiple association insurance articles, and a regular, expert speaker on association insurance.

     For a no-obligation consultation from FCA Insurance, call Star Herbig directly at 407-920-1116.


Garfinkel Law

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services, Association and Construction Defect
(Winner 2023 and seven previous RCA wins)

Garfinkel Law—No Fees or Costs Unless We Win.

  • For more than 30 years from the same location, Garfinkel represents clients for property damage/construction problems on full contingency.
  • We provide full-service community association general representation for HOAs, condominiums, and townhomes.
  • We have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients to make repairs due to poor construction or storms.
  • We advance the costs of all engineers and provide free consultations on your case.
  • We don’t represent developers, insurance companies, or others whose financial interests are adverse to you.
  • Please invite us to meet your board and provide free engineering and accounting reviews—your association will not pay a penny!

     For more information, call Garfinkel Law at 800-393-1LAW (800-393-1529) and visit www.Garfinkel.Law —Awarded the Highest Rating for Ethics and Legal Ability for more than a decade!


Glazer & Sachs P.A. 

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and nine previous RCA wins)

     We are honored to have won the Diamond Award for the seventh consecutive year! Whether it’s representing you in court or administrative proceedings, attending your meetings, speaking to you on the radio, or teaching you in our classes, Glazer and Sachs P.A. has been representing community associations and their owners throughout Florida since 1994. Our goal is not just to represent you but also to educate you along the way. Our devotion is in the numbers, as we have taught our classes to more than 20,000 Floridians throughout the state, spoken to thousands of you on the Condo Craze and HOAs radio show for the past ten years, and written our blog every Monday morning for nearly a decade. Whether it’s contract review, document amendments, collection of unpaid assessments, civil and construction litigation, or arbitration or mediation, we are honored to represent you. 

     For more information on Glazer & Sachs, call 954-983-1112 or visit www.florida-association-law.com.


GRS Community Management

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

     Three’s a charm…Thanks to the support of our communities, GRS achieved the Readers’ Choice Award Diamond Level for the third year in a row. As a mid-sized company in the industry, we are small enough to provide personable service, yet large enough to meet the demands of your community. Our size gives us many advantages, including multiple in-house support departments, and the ability to employ and retain exceptional talent and robust vendor relationships. We provide risk management compliance and cost savings to your bottom line through great people, strong processes, and proprietary technology. Enhanced communication with your board of directors and residents makes GRS Community Management uniquely qualified to build stability and harmony within your community.  

     For more information on GRS Community Management, please call 561-578-8184, email sales@grsmgt.com, or visit www.grsmgt.com.


Herbie Wiles Insurance

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

“The House That Trust Built”

     Herbie Wiles Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that special-izes in providing risk management services and insurance protection for condominiums, homeowners’ associations, and their residents. Founded in St. Augustine in 1961, we serve clients across Florida. 

     As an independent insurance agency, we work solely in the interest of our clients. Our focus is on quality, value, and suitability for our insureds. 

     Service and performance are the foundation of our business. Our team has developed a reputation for delighting our clients with outstanding service.  We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

     To learn more about Herbie Wiles Insurance and how we can help you, call us at 800-997-1961 or visit us at www.herbiewiles.com


Hotwire Communications

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     Hotwire Communications is a South Florida-based telecommunications com-pany and internet service provider (ISP) that has been providing fiber-based solutions for TV, internet, and phone since 2002, meeting the specific needs of diverse customer types in multi-unit and multi-dwelling communities including condominiums, homeowners’ associations, municipalities, student housing, and senior-living communities.

     An industry disruptor and trendsetter, Hotwire was the very first ISP in Florida to invest in an all-fiber network for all of its installations, and the first to deliver services to residences via fiber-to-the-home technology. In 2006 Hotwire was the first company in the state to build an internet protocol television (IPTV) headend and offer IPTV services to customers, and in 2014 it became the first to offer gigabit-speed internet.

     Since its foundation, Hotwire has grown to serve more than 1,000 properties across its national footprint and has been recognized for the exceptional quality of its services by multiple independent outlets and organizations, including being named by PCMag as their 2020 Fastest Business ISP in the United States, 2022 Fastest ISP in the Southeast United States, and 2022 Best Gaming ISP in the Southeast United States, in addition to being named 2020 Independent Operator of the Year by Cablefax.

     For more information on Hotwire Communications, visit hotwirecommunications.com.


J.R. Frazer Inc.

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

     J. R. Frazer Inc. specializes in providing quality reserve studies and property and flood cost valuations for condominiums and HOA communities throughout the southeast and central Florida areas. 

     We feel our reserve studies provide a good roadmap for associations to help manage their short- and long-term assets that need replacement. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, we have found that reserve studies are helpful not only in planning current budget numbers but also in helping associations avoid future assessments. 

     We provide free phone consultation and a free Zoom call before and/or after our reports are completed. Learning and understanding the goals of your association assures us that we can provide a quality report that will work well for the association members, property managers, and the association’s accountant.

     For more information on J.R. Frazer, please call 800-298-0683 or visit our website at www.JRfrazer.com.


Juda, Eskew & Associates P.A. 

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

     Juda, Eskew & Associates offers a full range of accounting, audit, and focused financial services to condominium and homeowner associations throughout Florida. Our main core is full-service monthly accounting inclusive of accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget preparation, cash management, general ledger, and compiled financial statements. Our monthly services are web-portal based and are tailored specifically for both the board of directors and management as well as the homeowners. We offer website services for documents posting as required for Florida condominiums with 150 units or more to digitally post certain documents to a secured website. In addition to monthly services, we provide year-end services, cash receipt and disbursements statements, compilations, reviews, and audits. We also are available for extended services such as bank loan assistance, insurance proceeds recovery, expert witness testimony, litigation support, developer turnover, receiverships, and other agreed-upon procedures as needed.

     For more information on Juda, Eskew & Associates P.A., visit www.homeownercpa.solutions.


Kaye Bender Rembaum

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and nine previous RCA wins)

     Kaye Bender Rembaum, a nine-time Diamond Readers’ Choice Award winner from FLCAJ, is a full-service law firm dedicated to the representation of community associations throughout Florida. With offices in Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, and Miami-Dade Counties (Miami by appointment), the firm provides its clients with an unparalleled level of personalized and professional services that are prompt, effective, and understandable, regardless of the size of the community and taking into consideration their individual needs and financial concerns. 

     Led by a team of experienced attorneys, several of whom are board-certified specialists in condominium and planned development law and one board certified in construction law, KBR assists clients in all matters of association representation including the collection of assessments, contract drafting and negotiation, updating of governing documents, covenant enforcement, complex litigation, construction defect claims, and more.

     Kaye Bender Rembaum attorneys remain active statewide, many with leadership roles on statewide committees that work to improve community association legislation and knowledge outreach, while keeping their clients up to date on new developments in community association law and how they may be personally affected. KBR is also a well-known provider of free legal education, which often includes CE credit for managers and state certifications for board members.

     For more information about Kaye Bender Rembaum, call 800-974-0680, email info@KBRLegal.com, or visit kbrlegal.com.


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Keystone Engineering & Consulting

Diamond Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and three previous RCA wins)

     Keystone Engineering has offices in Cocoa Beach (home office) and Daytona Beach. Our team of engineers and project managers serves the coastal communities from St. Augustine to Ft. Pierce. 

     We specialize in the evaluation, restoration, and protection of coastal structures. We add value to your property by restoring older buildings or protecting newer buildings with preventive maintenance programs.

     With decades of experience, our staff serves to educate our clients to make informed decisions regarding their exterior building maintenance throughout the decision-making process. 

     Keystone’s areas of expertise include the following:

  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Conventional cast-in-place concrete structures
  • Post-tensioned structures
  • Precast/prestressed concrete structures
  • Commercial low-slope and steep-slope roofing systems
  • Protective coatings for balconies and walkways
  • Railings
  • Windows and sliding glass doors
  • Exterior painting and waterproofing
  • Corrosion control and mitigation

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     Our experience in all exterior building issues helps us develop specific, cost-effective solutions to your individual association needs.

     Keystone excels at the evaluation of coastal structures, identifying structural repair needs associated with long-term chloride exposure. Along with preventive and beautification measures, Keystone has the ability to create a modernized result or retain the original building character to enhance both cosmetic appeal and value. 

     Thank you for trusting in Keystone Engineering, and we are honored to accept the FLCAJ Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award! 

     For more information on Keystone Engineering, please call us at 321-454-7300 or visit us at www.keystoneengineeringpe.com.


Kings III Emergency Communications

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023 and five previous RCA wins)

     With over three decades of experience and 90,000+ phones monitored nationwide, Kings III is the original elevator telephone line cost eliminator in Florida.

     We provide emergency phone solutions for elevators, pools, and more. Our all-inclusive solution includes equipment, installation, maintenance, and 24/7 monitoring at our own Emergency Dispatch Center. Digital recording/storing of calls, advanced dispatcher training, and many other value add-ons allow us to reduce risk, liability, and often costs for our customers. Other elevator phone companies subcontract their monitoring to local alarm companies, offering less flexibility.

     Considering ditching your landlines due to increasing costs? Communities like yours that are code-required to have reliable elevator phones find cellular to be perfectly harmonious with such requirements. Kings III’s 4G LTE connectivity 

cellular phone solution delivers stability and reliability at a lower cost than analog. Don’t risk inoperable elevator phones by transitioning to low-quality, non-code compliant landline elimination options. Call us first.

     Learn more about Kings III by calling 833-206-0804 or visit go.kingsiii.com/elevator-phone-pots-line-replacement/.


KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING

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

     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. KWPMC was awarded the 2021 South Florida Business Journal’s “Business of the Year” winner and Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2021, 2020 & 2019.

We Don’t Just Manage, We Enhance

     For more information on KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING, call 954-815-8321 or visit www.kwpmc.com.


Lang Management

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

     The property management industry in Florida continues to expand as more recently built communities join existing condominium and homeowner associations in maintaining their properties and remaining fiscally sound. A management company with tenure, experience, and dedicated employees is the key to a well-run association. Lang Management is proud of its 43-year history in providing property management and accounting services from Palm Beach County north to St. Lucie County. Our customer loyalty is proof that Lang makes a difference.

     Lang Management’s expertise is in customer support and satisfaction. With a successful track record to attract and retain experienced professionals, Lang offers in-house professionals and strategic partners in repair and maintenance, pest control, irrigation design and maintenance, landscape architecture, arboriculture, aquatic weed control, and other services for your community.

     Our professional services are affordable, comprehensive, and customizable. Management services include all-inclusive financial reporting, a board and owner portal system, risk management services, and emergency preparedness and disaster recovery programs. Lang’s customer service department is available 24/7. Where you live means everything to you. How you live means everything to us. If you are interested in learning more about Lang Management and how Lang can make a difference in your community, please contact us.

     For more information on Lang Management, call 561-750-8800 or visit www.langmgmt.com.


Leland Management

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

     Celebrating 25 years of award-winning service, Leland Management is the industry-leading, full-service association management firm specializing in managing Florida condominium and homeowner associations. With 12 offices statewide, we are proud to partner with more than 400 associations exclusively in the state of Florida. 

     Our team of professionals takes great pride in delivering the best-quality service to the communities we serve. We have over 100 licensed community association managers who average more than seven years of experience, and many carry advanced professional designations. To bring it all together, we have honed an effective system for sharing this expertise both within the company and in our communities. 

     Our superior accounting strategies, dedication to lifestyle, and always-local resident support call center are just a few of the standards you can expect from a partnership with Leland, but we don’t just talk the talk. Evidence of Leland’s walk can be seen in consistently being named Central Florida’s Top Workplace and the Orlando Business Journal’s Best Place to Work by our team year after year. 

     Although we are large enough to have all the resources necessary to meet the needs of any association, Leland remains a local, family-owned and -managed firm to better meet the individual needs of each community. We understand that building solid, lasting relationships is of utmost importance to delivering the best quality of service and the continued success of our company. 

     For more information, call 888-255-8577 or visit www.LelandManagement.com


MAY Management Services

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

     MAY Management Services Inc., founded in 1988, is renowned for providing first-rate association management services throughout Northeast Florida. Initially centered in Ponte Vedra Beach, MAY has expanded rapidly with bases of operation in St. Johns and the five surrounding counties to meet the demands of serving premier communities in the area. 

      It was Annie Marks, founder of MAY, who recognized early in the company’s expansion campaign that a strong focus on accounting and financials would pilot MAY to the top. As such, MAY’s expertise with respect to association financials (e.g., budgeting, billing, expense control, and collections) and continued investments into internal accounting systems have allowed the company to rapidly expand without sacrificing client support, helping MAY become the leading management firm in the area.

     In addition to its commitment to financial support, under Marks’ leadership MAY has expanded its service offerings to clients including, but not limited to, developing continuing education courses for association board and committee members and establishing some of the first association architectural control programs in the market. Through the years MAY has been able to establish significant relationships with national development firms and developers looking to strike ground in the market. Developers now regularly rely on MAY’s consulting services at all stages of community development.

      In 2021 Catie Marks entered the fold and joined MAY’s executive team as president. A lifetime of preparation suited her well, and she hit the ground running. The women-led team is not only passionate about the services they provide but understands the responsibilities and level of trust their clients bestow upon MAY. The entire MAY team feeds off of this and is committed to remaining one of the top firms in the business.

     MAY celebrates its 35th year in 2023 and continues to expand. The firm remains steadfast in its commitment to providing premier association management services and unparalleled experiences for both board members and residents alike. The year 2023 will be no exception to the decades-long successes of MAY.

     For more information on MAY Management, call 904-461-9708 or visit www.maymgt.com.


PeytonBolin PL

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and nine previous RCA wins)

     PeytonBolin PL is a real estate and community association law firm that is approachable, reliable, and effective. The firm’s founder, Jane Bolin, was a licensed CAM and owner/operator of a community association management company prior to her legal career. This point of view has shaped how the firm’s attorneys support and represent condominiums and HOAs throughout the state of Florida. The firm’s managing partners, Joe Giannell and Mauri Peyton, are real estate board certified by the Florida Bar and lead a team of dedicated attorneys and paralegals. The PeytonBolin team gets to the root of issues and creates good governance structures to help managers, boards, and unit owners alike. Community association law is more than just collections (and collections are important to keep cash flow and revenue moving!). From amendments to developer turnover, vendor management to violation enforcement, contract disputes to water leaks, our firm is poised to support your association in all areas. Our innovative billing structures help associations achieve their goals while being mindful of their budget. As a part of the community, we provide board member certification and continuing education that makes a difference. Be sure to check out our new 2023 initiative—www.dearcondoboard.com —where you can ask questions and we provide answers!

     For more information on PeytonBolin PL, call 877-739-8662, email info@peytonbolin.com, or visit www.peytonbolin.com.


Plastridge Insurance Services

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

      Plastridge Insurance Services is honored to have won the Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award from FLCAJ. For over 104 years our condominium and HOA association division has provided risk management and insurance programs for over 1200 community associations throughout Florida. Our specialized Plastridge team assists clients in mitigating risk by analysis, design, marketing, and placement of casualty and alternative risk financing programs specific to property managers, builders, homeowners associations, and their boards of directors. We are proud to have on our team licensed and approved consultants to teach CAM (community association manager) continuing education classes.

     For more information on Plastridge Insurance, call 561-276-5221 or visit www.plastridge.com/hoa-condos/.


Popular Association Banking

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

     Popular Association Banking (PAB) continues to be a nationwide leader in providing financial products and services to community associations. PAB offers financing1 for needed capital improvement projects, featuring personalized service, flexible loan structures, and competitive fixed rates up to 15 years. Our dedicated experts work with you to customize the most beneficial solutions to meet your association’s financial needs.

     Plus, as a full-service bank, we offer a diverse array of depository products, including access to multi-million-dollar FDIC insurance coverage for your deposits with ICS® and CDARS®2. Lockbox and treasury management services are also available. Our goal is to make banking easy so your association can run smoothly, and you can focus on making your community a great place to live.

     For more information, please call us at 800-233-7164 or visit www.popularassociationbanking.com.

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1 Subject to credit approval. 
2 Terms and conditions apply. CDARS and ICS are registered service marks of IntraFi Network LLC.
© 2023 Popular Bank. Member FDIC.


Promar Building Services

Diamond Level Winner—Concrete (including Balconies and Railings) and Painting and Waterproofing
(Winner 2023 and three previous RCA wins)

     Promar Building Services LLC (Promar) is a locally owned, licensed, insured, and bonded certified general contractor. We have specialized experience since 1998 working on low-rise and high-rise buildings, parking garages, and recreational decks. We specialize in exterior painting, waterproofing, stucco repairs, and deck and walkway coatings as well as concrete restoration of balconies, catwalks, decks, and parking garages.

     Promar’s primary goal is providing excellent customer service in addition to offering quality workmanship to our clients.  Our focus is to develop long-lasting relationships with our clients, allowing us to provide services that they need today and to be the first company they think of for any of their future needs. 

     We have maintained our primary goal by hiring highly skilled employees and listening to our clients’ needs.

     We want to stand above the rest as well as earn the respect of all our clients.

     For more information about Promar Building Services, call the company president, Alfredo Amador, at 561-598-4549, email AAmador@PromarBuilding.com, or visit www.promarbuilding.com.


QXC Communications Inc. 

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023 and two previous RCA wins)

     A leader in fiber network engineering, QXC brings best-in-class fiber-optic speed and security to Florida condominium communities. Providing reliable fiber-optic networking is what we’re passionate about at QXC, so our team is thrilled to be honored by our customers with a Readers’ Choice Award.

     We design and deploy custom fiber-optic networks that make life more enjoyable for residents and easier for property managers—and we do it better than anyone else in the industry. QXC’s futureproof fiber-optic architecture is where the industry is heading: Active optical network (AON), direct fiber-to-the-home network design means no coax cables, no splitters, and no sharing. With QXC, every home/unit gets two dedicated fiber strands for ultra-fast upload and download speeds and best-in-class data security.

  • Internet—Military-grade with no splitters to interfere with the connection, so you get maximum signal strength, blazing-fast internet speeds, full bandwidth, and robust security.
  • Wi-Fi—With WiFi6 technology, QXC’s whole-home mesh Wi-Fi considerably boosts coverage, speed, and capacity for multiple devices. A clearer, stronger signal with the highest security and seamless connectivity—plus no buffering or dead zones.
  • Digital Voice—VoIP phone service with crystal clear connection—typically a fraction of the cost of a traditional phone line.
  • TV—Smart fiber delivers reliable HDTV without dishes, cables, or weather fade. Stream or use the QXC-TV app to access all the HDTV channels you want.

     Ready to upgrade your community? Connect with QXC at (561) 708-1500, or visit www.qxc.us.  


RealManage

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

     For eight years running, RealManage Florida is proud to be named an FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award Diamond Level winner. As a full-service HOA and condominium management services company, we have all the technological resources you need and a hands-on and local approach to your community. Communication, transparency, and support are our top guiding principles. When you need an answer, we make sure to provide it quickly. We also offer the personal touch that your community deserves. Plus, board members have 24/7 access to association information. Get in touch with us today and find out how RealManage Florida can make life on the board easier and more effective. We offer our services in many cities across Florida, including Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Vero Beach, Pembroke Pines, Englewood, Coral Springs, Venice, Osprey, Palm Beach Gardens, Longboat Key, and Boca Raton.

     For more information on RealManage, call 866-403-1588 or visit www.realmanage.com.


Seacrest Services

Diamond Level Winner—Financial Services, Landscaping, and Management Companies
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     Founded in 1968, Seacrest Services Inc. has professionally provided premium community management services since 1975, achieving complete customer satisfaction in all our communities.

     Through steady planning, Seacrest has brought its unique approach to property management and landscape maintenance to serve Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward Counties while continuing to offer the same commitment to excellence today as we did more than 48 years ago. The longevity of our clients is matched by the tenure of our employees. We maintain one of the highest levels of experienced employees in our industry, ensuring that your community association gets the professionalism and expertise it deserves.

     With full-service community management services, professional accounting and financial services, 24/7 live customer service support, and complete landscaping and property maintenance services, Seacrest has the resources and knowledge to tailor a custom management plan for your community association.

     As a proud recipient of the Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award for both our property management and landscape services for the fifth year in a row, we would like to thank you for honoring us with your vote and trusting our services for over 48 years!

     Discover the Seacrest difference for your community and let us Lead Your Community into the Future today!

     For more information on Seacrest Services, contact us at 561-656-6354 or visit us at www.seacrestservices.com.


Sentry Management

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

     At Sentry Management, our purpose is to nurture outstanding communities we are all proud to call home. Our reliable services and team-based approach put our communities first, consistently enhancing property values by supporting the board’s endeavors and improving the lifestyles of residents.

     Sentry Management provides experienced operational leadership for communities by focusing on what matters: facilitating great meetings, providing simplified technology, delivering on-time and accurate financials, offering reliable vendor coordination, and promising timely communication. 

     As we’ve grown over the last four decades to become one of the nation’s largest full-service management companies, we have never forgotten that our roots are always local, and our community always comes first. We proudly remain family-owned with a single business focus.

     Headquartered in Florida with 16 offices in the Sunshine State alone, Sentry Management’s team of nearly 1,000 experienced professionals embrace the honor to serve our communities every day. We empower our community managers with comprehensive training, dedicated support teams, and constantly-evolving technology. Sentry even boasts a dedicated and robust training and development department known as Communities College, which provides high-

quality in-house onboarding and ongoing training for Sentry employees and our board members. We maintain over 300 training resources and also offer a variety of live webinars each month. 

     We care deeply for the communities we serve and inspire our Sentry team members to further support these communities through our philanthropic program known as “Giving SMILES.” Sentry also donates to local charitable organizations, raising over $100,000 per year through fundraising events. Sentry Management was named one of the top philanthropic companies in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal for the past three years.

     For more information on community association management services, locations, and careers at Sentry Management, call 407-788-6700 or visit www.sentrymgt.com.


SOCOTEC

Diamond Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and eight previous RCA wins)

     SOCOTEC, a leading TIC (testing, inspection, and certification) company, optimizes the integrity and sustainability of built assets through highly technical consulting services. Our clients rely on our holistic teams of engineers, architects, expert witnesses, and construction advisors to solve their most complex challenges throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, around the globe.

     SOCOTEC has an extensive proven track record of meeting our clients’ aesthetic and performance goals while never losing sight of the end user experience. SOCOTEC has great knowledge of the Florida market for the past 27 years and is well versed in all phases of the built environment from construction projects to upgrades, maintenance, or repositioning of existing buildings. Our experienced team guides clients through the most technical issues related to the design, procurement, and execution of building envelope systems and develops project-specific, industry-proven, durable, and sustainable design solutions.

     As always, it’s our privilege to serve each of you and your associations.

     SOCOTEC is an international company, with 1,100 employees in 25 countries, and values commitment and excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation, accountability, and social responsibility.

     For more information on SOCOTEC, call 239-514-4100 or visit www.socotec.us.


SOLitude Lake Management

Diamond Level Winner—Lakes, Pools, and Outdoor and Property Services
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     At SOLitude Lake Management, we believe clean, beautiful lakes promote good health, happiness, and meaningful experiences. Of course everyone wants a beautiful lake, but achieving clean water is hard, which is why SOLitude uses science-backed solutions to take care of algae, weeds, shoreline erosion, and other water quality issues so you can avoid the frustrations and your community can enjoy their water.

     Prioritizing the health of community waterbodies raises property values and increases the desirability of residential areas. Well-managed water resources also instill a sense of peace and connectedness among residents.

     Our team of lake management professionals partner with communities throughout Florida to implement sustainable, eco-friendly lake management solutions like water quality testing, fountains and aeration, buffer management, nutrient mitigation, lake mapping, sediment removal, and algae management to maximize enjoyment and nurture community well-being.

     For more information, contact SOLitude Lake Management at 866-925-1895 or visit www.solitudelakemanagement.com.


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 www.SouthernChute.com or www.TrashChuteParts.com


Sovereign & Jacobs Property Management Companies

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

     We are honored to be recognized by the homeowners we support as a Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award winner four years in a row! Sovereign & Jacobs is a communication-focused property management company servicing 130 associations throughout Northeast and Central Florida.  Our team of 80 employees provides professional and responsive property management services to assist boards with creating solutions for the unique situations that arise. Our team excels at providing transparent accounting, budgeting, collections, facility maintenance, vendor oversight, and covenant enforcement. We understand board members fill a time-consuming and often thankless volunteer position. We’re here to help. Partner with S&J and let us do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your time living in the community.  

     Our offices are located in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, and Maitland.

     For more information about Sovereign & Jacobs, call 904-461-5556 or visit www.sovereign-jacobs.com.  

*First-rate St. Augustine vacation rentals also available*


Stone Claims Group

Diamond Level Winner—Public Adjusters
(Winner 2023 and two previous RCA wins)

     A national leader in public adjusting, Stone Claims Group specializes in total claim solutions for condominiums. Our insurance and real estate expertise recovers multimillion-dollar property damage claims for policyholders. With each of our employee’s decades of prior work for insurance companies, we diplomatically engage insurers toward unique strategies for maximizing claim fairness.

     Most claims are grossly overlooked or overstated by vendors. Why call us? First, for our free inspection, using state-of-the-art technologies to thoroughly identify damages and advise if your claim is legitimate. If so, we assign you a team, not one expert, to document and package all damages—in the insurer’s language—to expedite resolution. If needed, we hire national experts and front costs to prove those damages, while negotiating your repairs more quickly. Since 2014 our pre-loss and claim management has recovered over $1 billion for policyholders across 18 states. 

     Working for free—100 percent contingent on recovering your every last dollar under policy drastically more than insurers ever would—begs the  question. If you could win risk-free, would you call us or fight alone?

     For more information on Stone Claims Group, call 800-892-1116, email office@stoneclaims.com, or visit www.stoneclaims.com.


Towers Property Management

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

     Towers Property Management is owned by Benjamin Isip, CMCA, AMS, and president; and Emily Towers Isip, CMCA, AMS, and vice president. They serve associations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties.  Towers Property Management provides full-service management for homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and townhome communities. For the self-managed community, they offer consulting and bookkeeping services. Their mission is to provide association clients with professional, personal customer service; experience and access to resources; and the support needed to help them reach their strategic goals. Towers’ goal is to provide personal service beyond expectations in a climate of excellence and quality.

     For more information on Towers Property Management, call 407-730-9872 or visit www.towerspropertymgmt.com.


Unicoat Industrial Roofing Corp. 

Diamond Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2023)

     Thank you for selecting Unicoat as a Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award winner.

     It is a proven fact, when it comes to selecting a roofing contractor, Unicoat Industrial Roofing Corporation has your best interest in mind; whether before, during, or after finishing a project, we strive to exceed your expectations.

     With more than 35 years of experience in successfully working with condominium owners such as yourself, Unicoat provides the following:

  • We are fully licensed and insured.
  • All crew members are fully trained and employed by Unicoat.
  • Our equipment is the latest in application technology designed for performance and efficiency, allowing superior quality, lower costs, and shorter completion times.
  • Unicoat is certified to install all major coating systems, specializing in roof restorations.
  • We provide a best available guarantee thanks to our close relationship with high-quality manufacturers.
  • Unicoat carefully plans and establishes job details such as safety and scheduling, so we can set the proper expectations before the project begins.

     From materials and workmanship to ongoing preventive maintenance programs, Unicoat has you covered!

     For more information or to request your free inspection and analysis, please give us a call at 800-510-7661 or visit our website at www.unicoatroof.com. 


U.S. Century Bank

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

     Established in 2002, U.S. Century Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami and the fifth largest minority-owned community bank in Florida, with assets surpassing $2 billion. USCB is dedicated to serving the financial needs of South Florida’s condominium and homeowner associations through a network of 10 banking center locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and through its online banking platforms.

     USCB is the association’s one-stop shop; from free lockbox and coupons to online payments and term loans with fixed rates that align with your community’s budget, we are here to be your financial partner. Your visions become our priorities!

     For more information on U.S. Century Bank, call 305-715-5181 or visit www.uscentury.com. We look forward to working with you.


Vesta Property Services

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

     Florida’s most trusted community management company, Vesta Property Services, is an industry leader in homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, property associations, and amenities management. Our fully staffed local offices employ more than 1,500 professionals providing a wide spectrum of professional services to over 300,000 residents and unit owners.

Customized services you can count on 

     At Vesta, we understand every community is unique and has different needs based on size and location. Our more than 25 years of experience in community association management allow us to offer services specific to each individual client. In addition, we provide free educational opportunities for all our board members and residents through webinars, legislative updates, and more!  

     Vesta is also an amenities management company, providing top-rated lifestyle services such as pool services, spa and wellness services, food and beverage operations, special events, theater operations, and more. In addition to all of this, Vesta’s financial services offers financing, comprehensive financial tools, fiscal management, low closing costs, and expert strategic planning and consulting services.

Licensed CAMs available in every community 

     Your community will be overseen by a licensed community association manager utilizing local resources, expertise, and strong management, supported by an experienced executive team—available to lend assistance when needed. 

  For more information on Vesta Property Services, contact us at 877-988-3782 or visit VestaPropertyServices.com.


Absolute Patio Furniture

Platinum Level Winner—Lakes, Pools, and Outdoor
(Winner 2023 and eight previous RCA wins)

     Absolute Patio Furniture has been in the business of manufacturing commercial and residential outdoor furniture since 1984. Our collection of new furniture includes sling furniture, strap furniture, beach beds, umbrellas, tables, hand sanitizer stands, accessories, and more. We offer a wide variety of frame and fabric options, so browse our selection and customize a perfect new addition for your property. Absolute Patio Furniture has proudly served South Florida and the Caribbean for 35-plus years. Our customer base includes commercial and residential properties (homes, apartment complexes, condominium communities, homeowner associations, hotels, theme parks, water theme parks, and resorts).

     In addition to manufacturing our own furniture, Absolute Patio Furniture also offers patio furniture restoration services, which includes powder coating frames and installing slings, vinyl straps, and cushions. Our dedicated patio furniture restoration division serves hotels, country clubs, HOAs, and private homeowners. Our restoration process takes place in our 30,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, FL—our process involves sandblasting, chemical pretreatment, and two-stage powder coating systems. We offer sling replacement, strapping services, and cushion/pillow replacement using Sunbrella fabrics. We are certified warranty refinishers for some of the largest furniture manufacturers in the country and are certified by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). If you’re not in the market for brand new furniture, let Absolute Patio refinish your furniture, transform your outdoors, and save you money—your old patio furniture will be transformed and look brand new!

     Visit our website www.absolutepatiofurniture.com. For a new quote call 954-419-3194 or email tammy@absolutepowdercoat.com.


Amelia Island Management (AIM) 

Platinum Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023)

     Amelia Island Management (AIM) provides exceptional administrative, financial, and association management services to community associations since 1973.

     Our motto, “Making a Difference, One Community at a Time,” truly depicts the commitment and execution level that AIM strives to achieve. With over 65 association customers, AIM has enjoyed a very successful 50-plus year relationship in Florida’s association management industry.

     Amelia Island Management presents a somewhat unique business model for management of your community association. AIM’s customers expect a more “hands-on” approach and greater involvement; thus we assign a community association manager only a small portfolio of associations. Our operational team philosophy also allows continuity with administrative personnel and provides a back-up mechanism for CAMs while away from the office. This approach has proven to be highly successful with our homeowner and condominium association customers.

     For more information on Amelia Island Management, call 904-277-5122, email info@aim-amelia.com, or visit www.aim-amelia.com.


Ansbacher Law

Platinum Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and three previous RCA wins)

     Ansbacher Law was established in 1997 by founding attorney Barry Ansbacher. Since 1997 Ansbacher Law has carried a 10/10 AVVO rating and an “AV” Martindale-Hubbell rating, signifying the highest level of excellence for legal ability and ethical reputation. Ansbacher Law is also recognized by U.S. News as one of the Best Law Firms in America and by Jacksonville Business Journal as Best Places to Work and a Fastest Growing Company in North Florida.

     Founding attorney Barry Ansbacher is a third-generation Jacksonville native who comes from a long line of highly respected Florida real estate attorneys. He has practiced in this area for over 30 years. Barry Ansbacher holds the distinction of being the only attorney in Florida who is triple board certified by the Florida Bar in real estate law, condominium & planned development law, and construction law. All partners at Ansbacher Law are Florida Bar board certified in either real estate law, condominium and planned development law, or construction law.

     From its inception Ansbacher Law’s mission has been to provide high-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for the firm’s clients and the community. Over 20 years later Ansbacher Law’s mission still rings true. Serving Florida from four offices with 10 attorneys, Ansbacher Law works hard to make sure they are the attorneys you want on your side.

     For more information on Ansbacher Law, call (904) 737-4600 or visit www.ansbacherlaw.com.


Backer, Poliakoff & Foelster

Platinum—Legal Services
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     For more than 30 years, attorneys of Backer, Poliakoff & Foelster, three of whom are Florida Bar board-certified specialists in condominium and planned development law, have provided legal services to hundreds of South Florida community associations.

     Thank you to all our fans who voted for us!

     For more information on Backer, Poliakoff & Foelster, call 800-251-3562, email info@bapflaw.com, or visit www.bapflaw.com.


Epic Forensics & Engineering

Platinum Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Epic Forensics and Engineering is a full-service engineering consulting firm specializing in 558 association turnover reports, expert witnesses,  Florida Senate Bill 4-D—milestone inspections and structural integrity reserve studies, structural condition assessments, and 40/50-year recertifications of mid- and high-rise luxury condominiums, residential communities/buildings, marinas, parking structures, and skateparks. Our engineers and specialists help community associations, attorneys, developers, and insurance companies nationwide to determine all the facts when they’re faced with building system malfunctions, structural defects and corrosion, wind and water damage, or maintenance and code compliance issues. We can help you determine the real cause of damage and come up with a rock-solid list of deficiencies for planning and implementation of immediate, short-term, and long-term repairs.

     For more information, call 561-581-8800 or visit us at www.EpicForensics.com.


Florida Southern Roofing

Platinum Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2023 and three previous RCA wins)

     Florida Southern Roofing has been family- owned and-operated for three generations. Over the years, countless condominiums, multi-family homes, and homeowners’ associations throughout the Suncoast have turned to us for top-notch roof repair, replacement, inspection, and maintenance, and we remain committed to exceeding their expectations and yours every time.

  • GAF Master Elite Award & 3-Star President’s Club Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • Herald-Tribune Sarasota, Manatee & Venice Readers’ Choice for Best Roofing Company Finalist in 2019 & Runner-Up in 2020 & 2021
  • Florida Community Association Journal Readers’ Choice Platinum Level Winner in 2022 and Gold Level Winner in 2020 and 2021
  • Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association Member
  • Sarasota Manatee Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association Member
  • Greater Sarasota, Manatee & Longboat Key Chambers of Commerce & Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Member
  • BBB Accredited & A+ Rated
  • The Seal & Technician Seal of Safety Certified

     For more information about Florida Southern Roofing, call 941-954-8811 or visit www.FloridaRoofing.com.


GCI Consultants

Platinum Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     GCI Consultants is an engineering consulting firm specializing in every aspect of the building envelope. GCI offers expertise in building envelope engineering and consulting; construction defect litigation; first-party insurance claims; forensic investigations; and new construction quality assurance (QA) consultation and testing. The team has spent more than 35 years identifying and helping solve complex building envelope problems for commercial, institutional, and residential clients.

     GCI’s building envelope professionals are qualified to provide the following services:

  • Building envelope engineering and consulting
  • Catastrophic damage evaluations
  • Design assistance and peer review of construction documents
  • Due diligence surveys
  • Expert witness services
  • Façade, roofing, and waterproofing condition assessments
  • Field testing
  • First-party insurance claims support
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Quality assurance (QA) services
  • Review of shop drawings and calculations
  • Water leakage investigations

     For more information on GCI Consultants, please call 561-872-2994 or visit www.gciconsultants.com.


Greystone Management Co. Inc.

Platinum Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Smaller by choice, Greystone Management is committed to providing personalized services based on the needs and desires of the board of directors, committees, and owners in a community. Our phones are answered by our friendly staff during office hours, and we provide live after-hours response service for after-hours emergencies.

     Greystone supports the board of directors by relieving their involvement in the day-to-day operations and helping to develop a philosophy for enforcement and maintaining standards for each community. 

     All management and support services are provided by our experienced managers and staff at our Maitland office. 

     For more information on Greystone Management Company, call 407-645-4945 or visit www.greystonefl.com.


Kent Services

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     As an industry leader for the past four decades, we are so much more than just a security provider. We are the ultimate source for security, technology, and streamlined business services, designed for today’s home and workspaces. 

     Locally grown with nationwide reach, we proudly serve Florida, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. We have a proven ability to deal with any situation and exceed expectations.

     Kent Services is a minority- and family-owned and -operated business. We answer only to our clients and partner with them to create high-performance, measurable solutions. Our management teams work tirelessly to meet and exceed the goals and expectations of every customer because our success depends solely on our clients’ satisfaction.

     We 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 construction. Ask about our exclusive Concierge Service Officer program, designed to maximize your security dollars.

     We are honored to be a repeat FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Winner in the security category and look forward to providing unsurpassed security solutions for many years to come!

     For more information on Kent Services, call 305-919-9400, email info@kentservices.com, or visit www.kentservices.com.


LCM Engineering

Platinum Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     LCM Engineering PLLC has provided consulting engineering services for more than 30 years. Our expertise in structural and architectural engineering services, milestone inspections and reports, repair/restoration master plans, transition studies, expert and forensics testimony, and insurance claims has earned us a strong reputation. LCM also provides drawings, bid documents, schedules of value, new construction, and remodeling. Our specialties include structural repairs and restoration, building envelope analysis, water intrusion, stucco, roofing, door and window replacements, moisture control, waterproofing, corrosion control, hurricane damage, storm restoration, and more.      

     Working closely with property managers, boards, and owners, LCM is able to ensure the work follows specifications, clients are informed on what to expect, and the best method to achieve what is needed or required is used to get the job completed. Tree Tietsort and LCM staff are on call and available to provide solutions and complete your project. LCM embodies the importance that “Experience Matters.”

     For more information on LCM Engineering, call 239-590-0263, email info@lcm.com, or visit www.LCM.com.


R&R Industries

Platinum Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2023)

     R&R Industries was established in 1948 as the R&R Roof Tile Company. We are a veteran-owned, central Florida commercial builder and roofing contractor that has operated out of the same location for 75 years. Over time, we’ve expanded our business to become an approved installer for all major types of roofing systems.

      R&R Industries is fully licensed and committed to providing quality services to our customers. We specialize in new construction and reroofs for commercial, industrial, and multi-tenant buildings. For over 70 years we’ve completed some of the highest-profile roofing projects in Florida, including multiple college and government facilities and some of the largest resorts in the state.

      We also provide CEs to CAMs around the state. Email Education@RRIFL.com for more details.

     For more information about R&R Industries, call 386-253-7627 or visit www.rrindustriesdaytona.com.


Rapid Response Team

Platinum Level Winner—Disaster Recovery and Restoration
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Rapid Response Team LLC is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, with 11 fully stocked response centers across the state of Florida. Rapid Response Team guarantees immediate emergency service statewide, 24/7, 365 days/year. Rapid Response Team strives to provide quality service, guaranteed response, competitive pricing, and peace of mind for all commercial and residential property owners. Rapid Response Team specializes in condominium and HOA property damages according to Florida State Statutes and navigating the insurance claims process.

     For more information about Rapid Response Team, call 888-410-7274 or visit www.RRTFL.com.


Regions Security

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Regions Security Services Inc. is a leader in security and protective services. Locally grown and operated, Regions Security is a private, veteran-owned organization established in 2010, providing services all over South Florida.

     With both physical and technology divisions, we can handle all of your security needs. Our primary focus is client satisfaction and providing quality services using the latest protocols, training, and technology. 

     Our core services are gatehouse access control, roving patrols, commercial and industrial security, armed and unarmed guards, government facilities, virtual guard services, CCTV systems, access control gates, and virtual camera monitoring. 

     We are uniquely qualified to provide you with a customizable suite of solutions that perfectly fits your needs. All our managers and operational personnel have been in the industry for over 10 years. 

     For more information about Regions Security, call 877-505-7774 or visit www.regionssecurity.us.


Renovations Property Management 

Platinum Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023 and five previous RCA wins)

     Renovations Property Management is a full-service, state-licensed association management company that caters to all the needs of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives, high-rise/luxury 

condominiums, timeshares, and commercial properties throughout the state of Florida. We are dedicated to assisting the board of directors to conduct business and handle community affairs within the guidelines of governance and ethics. Making sure your property gets the attention and care it needs is our highest priority!

     Renovations Property Management understands that each association has a unique set of goals; there is no “standard” package of services with us, and we will create a package that is specific to the needs of the community. What distinguishes us from the competition is our dedication to ensure that your community succeeds.

     For more information on Renovations Property Management, call 305-883-5681, email info@renovationspm.com, or visit www.renovationspm.com.


Securitas USA

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and two previous RCA wins)

     Securitas, the leader in protective services, elevates security with an unrivaled focus on clients and officers, the transformation of service delivery, and continuous solution innovation. Our forward-thinking approach leverages advanced technology to track, monitor, and respond to vulnerabilities, preventing them from posing a threat to your assets.

     We organize our expansive array of services into six pillars: on-site guarding, mobile guarding, remote guarding, electronic security, fire and safety, and corporate risk management. As one of the largest providers of private protective services across the globe, we are uniquely qualified to provide a customizable suite of solutions that perfectly fit your needs.

     At the forefront of our toolkit is our industry-leading guard management and reporting tool, SecuritasVision. SecuritasVision allows clients to monitor the performance of their security program in real-time. It also allows us to track assets, communicate with officers at a moment’s notice, and analyze trends while developing proactive procedures based on verifiable data. This user-friendly software keeps us ahead of the curve when guarding facilities and communities, enabling us to prevent emergencies and assess risks before they become threats.

     Protect what matters most by contacting Mike Peters (Senior Business Manager—Florida) via email at Michael.Peters@SecuritasInc.com or by phone at 407-793-6438.


Southern States Management Group (SSMG)

Platinum Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023)

     SSMG has been providing “lifestyle management” for thousands of local families and business owners for three-plus decades! With a “family-first” approach, Southern States Management Group (SSMG) has been able to demonstrate 30-plus years of community management success.

     SSMG believes in a well-informed community. Our education programs provide board members and local leaders with current information in the industry.

     Well-informed board members and property owners are a critical aspect of maintaining a positive community. As an award-winning community management group, SSMG understands the challenges and opportunities of day-to-day operations. Meanwhile, we develop forecasts that provide the best offerings for our HOAs/COAs. We understand that each association’s needs are unique and change throughout the years. With our experience, you have the ability to start small and grow with your community!

     For more information about SSMG, call 386-446-6333 or visit www.SSMGFL.com.


St. Moritz Security Services

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023)

     St. Moritz Security Services is Florida’s premier security officer provider and the first choice of Florida’s exclusive and prestigious gated communities and condominiums.We have offices throughout the state of Florida, including Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Pensacola, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. We employ more than 3,000 security professionals nationwide. St. Moritz uses the best in current technology to ensure that we remain on the cutting edge of security trends and best practices.

     St. Moritz is 41 years old, is American-owned and -operated, and proudly offers the very finest unarmed and armed officers and mobile patrols, plus concierge and front desk services.  We are renowned for our expertise, exceptional staff, industry-leading training regimens, superior quality control and reporting tools, and an intense focus on customer service…all of which unite to consistently deliver the top-shelf results we are famous for.

     Thank you, Florida, for this humbling recognition through the Readers’ Choice Platinum Award, that no one does security like St. Moritz does!

     For more information about St. Moritz Security Services, call 800-218-9156 or visit www.smssi.com.


Swaysland Professional Engineering Consultants

Platinum Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and seven previous RCA wins)

     Swaysland Professional Engineering Consultants Inc. was established in 1990 to assist property managers, owners, contractors, and lenders in the solution of a wide variety of building and construction problems. We are licensed professional engineers and special/threshold inspectors in the state of Florida. Our typical project role includes performing inspections of existing building systems, assessment of current conditions, estimating remaining service life, preparation of repair plans and specifications, conducting the bid process, and performing site observations of the repair work in progress. We have extensive experience in concrete restoration, waterproofing, roofing, painting, structural strengthening, building recertifications, and milestone inspections.

     Certainly, not all projects go according to the original plan, particularly when working on existing buildings. We possess the people and technical skills necessary to keep the construction team (owner, property manager, contractor, and engineer) working together towards the common goal of a successful project. We have completed thousands of successful projects and look forward to working with you on your next project.

     For more information, call 954-473-0043 or visit www.swaysland.com.

 

 


Tap2Open

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Tap2Open is a smartphone app to control access for gated communities. Residents can send invites via email or text message. Guests can let themselves in when they arrive without waiting in line for the guard or using a callbox. They simply click on a link in the message, and it opens the gate. It works on doors, too. Best of all, guests don’t have to install an app. Residents can also use their smartphones to open the gates like a remote!

     Guests can only open the gate during the time period(s) specified in the invitation. The system logs every entry and will send the resident a notification when the guest arrives. All administration is done through an easy-to-use browser interface.

     This can work stand-alone or with existing systems like RFID scanners, guards, remotes, or bar code readers. We also have a module for guards and a keypad option for people without smartphones. It’s also an intelligent replacement for callboxes.

     Waiting in line at the guard station or callbox is a major inconvenience and a complete waste of time for your guests. Eliminate the wait at the gate!

     For more information on Tap2Open, call 561-740-OPEN (6736) or visit about.tap2open.com.


Think Utility Services

Platinum Level Winner—Property Services
(Winner 2023 and three previous RCA wins)

     Think Utility Services Inc. is honored to receive the affirmation of multi-family industry professionals. Founded in 1957, our company seeks to assist property management in achieving budget stability by installing utility submeters. This shifts the burden of water and sewer costs out of monthly fees and onto the actual consumers, reducing property consumption by 20–40 percent. Think Utility Services offers utility billing as well as submetering system installation and maintenance services. Technicians are actual plumbers, which affords excellence in installation and an ability to correct any issue while on site. Thank you for the privilege, and we look forward to serving you.

     For information on Think Utility Services, call 800-400-5311 or visit www.thinkutilityservices.com.


Truist Association Services

Platinum Level Winner—Financial Services
(Winner 2023 and seven previous RCA wins)

Your property management and association financial specialists

     Let Truist Association Services handle all your association’s financial needs—from payment coupon books and statements to accurate payment processing and reporting. In addition, our Web Vault service allows you to manage your association services from one safe, centralized location.  Homeowners have six ways to pay including ACH and online. We also offer association loans and credit lines for association repairs, renovations, or insurance premium financing.  With more than 36 years of association industry experience, we offer products and services you can trust.  

     Call us toll free at 888-722-6669 or visit Truist.com/AssociationServices. Truist Bank. 

Member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval.


Velocity Engineering Services LLC

Platinum Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and five previous RCA wins)

     Velocity Engineering Services is grateful to be awarded the Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award. We want to thank everyone for all your votes, and we appreciate the relationships we have built with all of you. 

     Our success wouldn’t be possible without our valued supporters. 

     Founded in 2013, Velocity is celebrating ten years in business during 2023! We continue to provide concierge engineering services for clientele who value quality work and exceptional customer service. Velocity offers a wide range of consulting services for HOA and condominium associations, including milestone inspections; turnover and reserve studies; engineering for reroofing, repaving, repainting, or repair and restoration; foundation and sinkhole consulting; and more!

     Velocity’s founder and president, Mr. Christopher J. Pacitto, P.E., has served as a board member on HOA and condominium associations. This experience gives Velocity an understanding of association operations that is unmatched by other engineering firms.  

     For more information on Velocity Engineering, call 239-689-1474 or visit www.velocityengineering.net.


Weiser Security Services Inc.

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2023 and previous RCA win) 

     Weiser Security Services Inc. has become an expert at providing security and access control to residential communities. We provide security to a wide range of communities, including gated communities, open-access communities, apartment complexes, and high-rise residential buildings. With offices throughout the state and clients in almost every county, we can help with your security issues regardless of where your community is located. 

     While some clients require a high level of security visibility, others may prefer a much lower security profile. Weiser Security professionals work closely with property management companies, property 

owners, and boards of directors to determine each client’s security needs. From uniformed officers to community virtual camera patrols, Weiser has the experience and knowledge to guide you through those security decisions. 

     For more information on Weiser Security, visit www.weisersecurity.com


Allied Property Management Group

Gold Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     For almost 20 years Allied Property Management Group has been serving condominiums, co-ops, and HOAs in the South Florida market. The company is continually on the cutting edge of introducing new industry-leading technology and providing a transparent experience for both boards and homeowners. It also offers access to time saving and convenient online tools and account information. AlliedPMG is a full-service property management company providing portfolio as well as on-site managers, full bookkeeping services, technology solutions, maintenance staff, and all compliance and administrative functions.

     As a boutique-styled company, AlliedPMG provides services throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Martin Counties and continues to strive to provide top-tier service, guidance, and advice to clients through a direct involvement ownership approach. 

     For more information on Allied Property Management Group, call (866) 795-8121, option #2 or visit www.alliedpmg.com/quote.


Antimidators  Inc. and Cane Catcher

Gold Level Winner—Pest Control
(Winners 2023)

     Antimidators Inc.®  provides pest management services and wildlife removal for community properties and amenities. Our integrated pest management (IPM) approach provides control methods that incorporate sanitation, exclusion, modification or elimination of habitats, biological control, and the selective use of pesticides.

     We understand the level of service required and provide rapid responses to improve the quality of life for residents by partnering with building managers and property management firms to solve problems and limit call backs.

     Antimidators specializes in the control and management of all Florida pests, including general household pests, armadillos, bats, birds, bees, cane toads, iguanas, mosquitoes, rabbits, rodents, and trap and seal, woodpecker hole repair and deter, and more! We are family-owned and the only Florida Certified Women/Minority (WMBE) Pest Control firm in Southwest Florida.

     For more information on Antimidators Inc., call 239-986-0470, email info@antimidators.com, or visit www.antimidators.com.

Cane Catcher®

Protect Your Communities’ Beloved Pets!

    Poisonous to domestic pets, cane toads are an invasive species that is rapidly increasing its range in Florida. Cane Catcher® provides property managers with a solution for communities that are being invaded. We work with your preferred pest provider to install and monitor our trapping system to control the cane toad population community-wide.

Ideal for Community Cane Toad Control

     Each female cane toad lays approximately 30,000 eggs per season, allowing them to quickly establish an unwanted presence in communities. Cane Catcher® can  effectively reduce community cane toad populations up to 90 percent! The patent-pending design makes it easy to use with a touchless disposal feature.

    Cane Catcher certified vendor partners that offer monitoring and disposal service are available on our website at www.CaneCatcher.com, or email info@canecatcher.com.


BuildingLink

Gold Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     All of us at BuildingLink are honored to be presented with the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Technology and Communications. Thank you to all our valued clients. BuildingLink, founded in 1999, is the industry-standard property technology (Proptech) trailblazer for property managers, board members, and residents looking to upgrade the total experience of managing, working at, or living in their luxury residential properties. Our innovative property management platform is currently used in over 6,500 properties in the U.S. and worldwide, offering the ultimate in efficient management systems, flawless communication, and enhanced living experience for your residents. Our clients can be found near and far in New York, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, and in Vancouver, Melbourne, Acapulco, and Singapore.

     For more information about BuildingLink, call 877-501-7177 or visit www.buildinglink.io.


Centennial Bank

Gold Level Winner—Financial Services
(Winner 2023 and six previous RCA wins)

     At Centennial Bank we understand your community because we are a part of your community. Our team has a wealth of experience with associations. We all participate in a variety of organizations that support our industry, including being strong supporters of many industry groups across the state of Florida. You will regularly see us providing education and resources in the markets we serve. Supporting the association industry isn’t part of what we do, it’s who we are…. every day. If you are a client, thank you. If not, contact us to see how we can help the communities you serve.

     For more information about Centennial Bank, call 866-227-0441 or visit www.my100bank.com


Five Star Claims Adjusting

Gold Level Winner—Public Adjusters
(Winner 2023)

     As one of the largest public adjuster firms in Florida, Five Star Claims Adjusting has handled over 30,000 insurance claims in Florida, recovering over $850 million in insurance proceeds on behalf of our clients. We are bonded, insured, and licensed through the Florida Department of Financial Services. 

     The insurance claim process can be complicated and time consuming, with only one side having representation. We level the playing field by holding insurance companies accountable. We fight for you and help maximize your claim for a quick, fair, and just recovery. 

     Insurance companies have adjusters working for them, so why not have one working for you?

     For more information about Five Star Claims Adjusting, visit www.fivestarclaimsadjusting.com.


Hypower

Gold Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023 and four previous RCA wins)

     Hypower continues to be a leader in Florida’s electrical contracting industry as it continues its growth across the state. Hypower’s electrical services and special projects group provides 24/7 quality and professional service to local businesses, property managers, and assisted living, institutional, and industrial facilities. The group serves most of South Florida from coast to coast and handles projects from simple service calls to new construction. It is currently helping to rebuild the west coast of Florida while installing hundreds of EV chargers and generators and completing 40-year inspection work across the state.

     Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hypower employs more than 500 people and has successfully completed thousands of projects valued at over $1.2 billion. Hypower is licensed to operate in more than 30 states and consistently ranks at the top of its class nationally for its exemplary safety and innovation record within the construction market.

     Hypower consistently emphasizes safety from an employee, job site, and public safety perspective. Widely recognized for its industry excellence, Hypower is currently ranked as a TOP 20 electrical contractor in the nation by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This national U.S. trade association also placed the company on its 2022 Top 200 Performers list. As a result Hypower has been honored with ABC STEP Platinum Awards for Safety Training consecutively since 2013.

     For more information on Hypower or to request a service quote, visit www.hypowerinc.com/service.


Mallard Systems

Gold Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2023 and two previous RCA wins)

      For more than 30 years, Mallard Systems has enjoyed developing partnerships with community managers and board members throughout Florida. We appreciate the opportunities we have had to get to know many of you and are honored to be recognized as a Readers’ Choice Award Gold Winner. Thank you!

     The cleanliness of a community, both common areas and individual homes, is also a community-defining feature. Many communities understand this and have annual, semiannual, and quarterly cleaning projects included in their budgets. Other communities may delay cleaning until areas become an eyesore and require cleaning treatments that are more aggressive and more expensive.

     Mallard Systems specializes in safe, but effective, low-pressure chemical roof cleaning, exterior power washing, and sidewalk cleaning. We clean, restore, and protect the areas of your community without damaging your buildings, paint, or plants. We provide detailed project plans to minimize disruption to residents, and our crews are uniformed professionals.

     We appreciate you continuing to choose Mallard Systems for your community cleaning needs and look forward to speaking with you about your next project. 

     For more information about Mallard Systems, call 877-DUCK-620 (382-5620) or visit www.mallardsystems.com.


Sunshine Ace Hardware B2B Division

Gold Level Winner—Construction, Engineering, and Building Services
(Winner 2023)

     Become a VIB (Very Important Business)! A one-stop shop for all your business needs, Sunshine Ace Hardware provides business customers with bulk purchase discounts and a host of value-added services and has the products you need, including the brands you trust to get the job done. With the National ACE brand behind us, we have the buying power and access to the products of a large corporation. From bulk orders for the products you depend on to special orders that could take your business to the next level, we can accommodate nearly every request, and local experts deliver it with a familiar name and face, not to mention a commitment to our local community. Our hands-on account executives provide the same great customer service experience available in-store, and they bring it to your door. As a locally owned company, we take pride in serving local business customers and establishing one-on-one relationships for more personalized service. It’s the kind of “VIP treatment” you won’t get anywhere else. Our representatives are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to help your business. 

     For more information, call 800-378-0113 or email B2B@SunshineAce.com.


Watson Association Management

Gold Level Winner—Management Companies
(Winner 2023)

     Watson Association Management is a full-service association management company whose primary objective is to provide professional and responsive property management to ensure our associations’ administrative, financial, and maintenance needs are met. 

     At Watson we understand that the most important aspect of this business is its relationships. From the directors who set policies to the homeowners themselves, we’ll work with you to improve and monitor the welfare and appearance of your neighborhood, focus on policy, and efficiently implement your decisions. We maintain a positive attitude and create solutions. 

     Watson Association Management is one of Watson Realty Corp, Family of Services, a trusted name since 1965. As a family-owned company since 1965, we know a thing or two about the importance of family. William A. Watson, Jr., started the company with nothing but a small office and a belief that the customer’s needs should always come first. Since then Watson Realty Corp. has grown to more than 50 offices and has focused on legendary quality of service while building on a foundation of strong leadership. 

     As your association’s management partner, we want to work with you to reach your goals and to create a great community for all to enjoy. 

     Please feel free to contact Watson Association Management at 772-871-0004 with any inquiries or visit www.watsonassociationmanagement.com.


Xtreme Landscaping

Gold Level Winner—Landscaping
(Winner 2023 and one previous RCA win)

     Currently providing services to Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties, Xtreme Landscaping is 100 percent capable of handling your project, no matter the size or scope. Founded by our CEO, Matt Mouttet, in 2009, Xtreme has grown to become the full-service landscaping company you see today. With about 400 employees, 100 service vehicles, 4 regional locations, and a reputation based around luxury and impeccable service, we are now South Florida’s industry leader. 

     For more information about Xtreme Landscaping, call 954-825-5749, email info@extremelandscaping.com, or visit www.xtremelandscaping.com.

 


For Previous Winners Check Out:

2022 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2020 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2019 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2016 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section

2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Special Section