Readers’ Choice Awards

2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Published March 2022

     FLCAJ is pleased to welcome readers to the ninth year of recognition for Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting took place from September 1–December 31, 2021, with more than 240 nominations, 10,173 votes cast, and 208 service providers recognized as 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.

     We are 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! 


ADT Community Association Program

Diamond Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     ADT Community Association Program is the first choice in security for community associations and 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 147 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.


Affinity Management Services

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

     Affinity Management Services is honored to have won the Diamond Readers’ Choice Award from FLCAJ. For 15 years, Affinity Management Services has proudly served condominium and homeowners associations across the tri-county area of South Florida. From streamlining transitions to managing HOA financials, we handle all the fine details with efficiency, transparency, and a personal touch. At Affinity, we simply make life better—for each association and its residents.

     For more information, call (800) 977-6279 or visit ManagedbyAffinity.com. 

 


Alliant Property Management LLC

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and three 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
(Winner 2022 and eight 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 both 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, call (305) 232-1579 or visit www.alliedpropertygroup.net.


Ansbacher Law

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and two 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.


Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems

Diamond Level Winner—Asphalt & Paving Services
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     It seems that every year I receive the email stating we won the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award I am surprised, honored, and humbled at the same time. These last couple of years have been hard on us small businesses, and knowing that we have a community that supports us fills the voids and gives us hope for tomorrow! My team and I are so honored to know that we make a difference in our industry and that we matter to you! Thank you for taking the time to vote for all of this year’s winners, and we look forward to meeting  your asphalt needs at the highest level of quality and care that you deserve! Please reach out to us for your asphalt maintenance and consulting needs! We offer free evaluations, and if your needs are something that is out of our scope, we will lead you in the right direction without the mark-up fees!

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


Bakalar & Associates P.A.

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and five previous RCA wins)

     Since the firm’s inception in 1994, Bakalar & Associates P.A. has dedicated its practice to the representation of community associations. The firm’s attorneys and staff are dedicated professionals who understand that the practice of community association law is one based on relationships and mutual respect. The firm’s commitment to provide its clients with prompt, high- quality, cost-effective, and practical legal guidance is unparalleled. With more than 65 years of combined experience representing condominium and homeowner associations, our attorneys regularly counsel hundreds of association clients throughout the state of Florida on all facets of community association law, including the recovery of assessments through collections and foreclosure, enforcement of association rules and governing documents, mediation, arbitration and litigation, contract review, and amendments to governing documents.

     For more information on Bakalar & Associates P.A., call (800) 495-4951 or visit the firm’s website at www.assoc-law.com.


Becker

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and seven previous RCA wins)

     For the eighth 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 the most recent examples of our commitment to bringing innovative products to market on behalf of our community association clients and friends.

     As another service to the community and industry, 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.


C&S Community Management

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and seven 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
(Winner 2022 and eight 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 800 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 administration, finances, accounting, maintenance and janitorial, valet and concierge, social director, gate access, human resources development, community websites, 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
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     Castle Group is the premier choice for property management, specializing in serving the finest residential communities. The company’s philosophy is an unwavering focus on the resident’s experience; at Castle, it is called Royal Service®. Castle was founded by James Donnelly and his partners, Craig Vaughan and Rob Donnelly. Since no two properties are identical, Castle has created a menu of services that allows customers to create a solution that fits their needs. Castle does not manage an exceptional number of communities, just a number of exceptional ones.

     For more information on Castle Group, call (844) 815-5321 or visit www.castlegroup.com.


Clayton & McCulloh P.A.

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and seven previous RCA wins) 

     Clayton & McCulloh has dedicated itself to offering aggressive representation involving creative solutions to the challenges faced by community associations today. We handle all facets of community association law—from the covenant enforcement and collection matters to construction defect and class action declaratory judgment cases. With offices in Maitland and Melbourne, we feature a multitude of flat fee (some include costs) and complementary services, and a limited contingency collection service (costs not included). Strongly promoting education for board members/managers, we feature numerous complimentary educational seminars throughout the year. As a small boutique law firm, we pride ourselves in offering big law firm services with a small firm’s personal touch throughout Central Florida. We have an unwavering commitment to providing quality, comprehensive legal services for our clients at a reasonable price, and we provide a 24/7 contact person. Thank you for honoring us with your vote. 

     For more information on Clayton & McCulloh, call (407) 875-2655 or (321) 751-3449 or visit clayton-mcculloh.com.


Cogent Bank

Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022)

     Cogent Bank is proud to be recognized as a Diamond winner of the 2022 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 Clearinghouse (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.


Complete Property Maintenance

Diamond Level Winner—Landscaping
(Winner 2022 and seven 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 45th 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 three centrally located offices.

     For more than 40 years, 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 our customers in Broward County (our executive office)
  • Lantana—Serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties
  • Jupiter—Serving north Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties

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


Conduu by IBA Technology Consultants

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     IBA Technology Consultants LLC is a software company headquartered in North Palm Beach, Florida. The company was founded in 2016 and has since served customers along the U.S. East Coast. We offer cloud-based software specifically developed and customized for condominium associations, HOAs, and property management companies. Our industry-specific solution is known as CONDUU.

     We offer the following:

  • Electronic voting software that saves money, time, and frustrations during election processes, while guaranteeing the highest security standards. Our software complies with Florida Statues 718 and 720 regulations.
  • Web portals that comply with Statute 718 regulations and allow one to share, collaborate, and communicate across organizational boundaries with board members, owners, tenants, staff, and vendors.
  • Property management software that encompasses all operational requirements of associations and property managers, while also being user-friendly and affordable.
  • DBPR-approved CAM CE courses for digital solutions and e-voting.

     Providing excellent customer support is our priority. We take the time to teach each of our customers how to efficiently utilize the software, provide long-term assistance after the initial set up, take care of security updates and backups, and provide new features on a regular basis. Moreover, we offer all-inclusive content update packages.

     We pride ourselves in attending to our customers’ needs and providing appropriate solutions that are cost-efficient, secure, and easy to use. IBA thanks our customers for their support and loyalty. Contact us today for a free Q&A.

     For more information on IBA Technology Consultants LLC, call (833) 661-2600, email info@conduu.com, or visit www.conduu.com.


Consult Engineering

Diamond Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     Serving communities from Pinellas to Collier County, Consult Engineering is Southwest Florida’s only structural engineering firm dedicated exclusively to the needs of existing condominium and homeowners association properties. From turnover studies to reserve studies, condition surveys, and capital improvement projects, Consult Engineering is Building Strong Associations. We take your project from inspection through design and bidding, and we perform project administration all the way until your permits are closed out. Our purpose is to make your life easier.

     In business for over a decade with an unblemished record of success, our first customers remain valuable clients. That’s because their experience shows them they can count on Consult Engineering for all their routine projects like paving; roofing; painting, sealing, and waterproofing; window, door, and railing replacement; and concrete and stucco repair; as well as more complex issues such as water intrusion, erosion and drainage, defect investigation, complete building restoration, and expert witness work. 

     For more information on Consult Engineering, call (800) 550-3379 or visit www.consultengineering.com.


Converged Services Inc.

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     As founder and president of Converged Services, I am once again honored and humbled for us to receive the top award for Technology and Communications. I would like to thank FLCAJ and its readers and all those who voted for us as well as to congratulate all winners and nominees. I would be amiss to not recognize my entire team at Converged Services as we cannot conduct our business successfully without their skills, synergy, and strength.

      When Converged Services was founded, I promised to provide an exemplary level of proficiency, reliability, fairness, and integrity to the community associations we serve. I stand by this principle as we celebrate our 25th year of business. As technology advisors, we are unlike any other firm in the industry. We think long-term and provide unbiased representation to ensure revenue gains and cost savings to community associations. The technology industry is ever-changing, and we are unique in combining both industry and intellectual knowledge to shepherd client success, earning us respect from vendors and providers in the industry. At the end of the day, our priority is commitment to our clients.

     The reason so many associations choose to collaborate with us on technology projects is because they understand that our strategic and systematic approach generates an incredibly competitive environment. We negotiate on your behalf so that your property manager and staff can focus on the daily operations of your community.

     Our due diligence and industry expertise statistically bring 50 percent higher incentive dollars, greater home values, increased complementary services to common areas, additional revenue opportunities, and the special provisions to provide a future-ready peace of mind, making you the champion for your community. And that is just the beginning—once you have the network, you have endless possibilities.

     To learn more about Converged Services, please visit www.convergedservicesinc.com or email us at info@convergedservicesinc.com. 


Dania S. Fernandez & Associates P.A. 

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and four 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., visit daniafernandez.com or call (305) 254-4492.


Devoted Restoration

Diamond Level Winner—Disaster, Recovery, and Restoration
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

When Disaster Strikes, Call Devoted Restoration

     When fire, flood, or storm damage occurs to your Southwest Florida residential or commercial property, contact Devoted Restoration. Our professionally trained technicians are certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and are dedicated to serving our customers and completing the restoration process professionally and efficiently.

     A family-owned and -operated company, Devoted Restoration is preferred by insurance providers and customers. The owners have been in the industry since 2008 and maintain a high level of customer care and standard of service with professional certified technicians and staff. 

     Devoted Restoration is a fully licensed general contractor and construction company based in Fort Myers, serving Charlotte, Lee, and Collier Counties. On call 24/7, you can contact Devoted Restoration any time for your mold, fire, or flood emergencies.

     Friendly operators are standing by for your call at (239) 415-0000.


DSS Condo

Diamond Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2022 and five previous RCA wins)

     Thank you for voting for DSS Condo as a Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award Winner. Since 2014, DSS Condo has served as the leading owners’ representative for condominium construction projects throughout South Florida. Our experience, reputation, and customer service are unmatched and are the reasons we consistently deliver quality results to our clients. 

     Our team of professionals is what sets us apart from the rest and ensures that associations get the expert help they need to bring their construction projects to the finish line… on time, in budget, and with as little aggravation to board members and residents as possible. 

     Contact DSS Condo at (305) 985-DSSC or visit us online at www.dsscondo.com to learn more about how we can save you money and reduce your stress.


Eisinger Law

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and six previous RCA wins)

     Eisinger Law is a full-service Florida law firm focusing on community association law. Eisinger Law is a leader and trendsetter in the area of condominium law, the representation of condominium associations (both residential and commercial), homeowners associations, cooperative associations, country clubs, equity clubs, and the representation of real estate developers involved in the creation of such communities.  

     Eisinger Law is committed to a preventive approach to legal problems, working with clients to identify early warning signs of many issues and potential problems and predicting the impact that some may likely have.  This approach has been particularly helpful as we adapt to changing times during the pandemic, from a legal, operational, and technological perspective.

     Our Florida Bar certified and award-winning attorneys have a keen understanding of the diverse business and socioeconomic issues relevant to Florida, which impact the operations of community associations. The firm’s main office is strategically located in Hollywood, Florida, between Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County courthouses and client locations. Our  Gainesville, Florida, office serves Central and North Florida clients.

     For more information about Eisinger Law, visit eisingerlaw.com or call (954) 894-8000.


Envera Systems

Diamond Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022 and seven previous RCA wins)

     Access your life with Envera Systems, a full-service security company that specializes in technology-based solutions and services for communities. Envera’s mission is to partner with communities and provide security through industry-leading technology and superior customer service. With teams dedicated to innovation, Envera’s vision is to continuously support associations and improve amenity and asset protection with solutions that strengthen community value. 

     Envera focuses on making sure that community entrances, clubhouses, pools, and other assets are protected in a way that is not obtrusive to the quality of life. Our state-of-the-art central monitoring operations center oversees it all, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with licensed Virtual Guards. 

     With the revolutionary Virtual Gate Guard, Envera uses strategically placed cameras and two-way audio to allow remotely located guards to verify visitors at gated communities. Auto-verification enhancements allow the Virtual Gate Guard to immediately verify repeat and permitted visitors with driver’s license, license plate, and QR technology. Envera also secures resident lanes with access control solutions that prevent sharing credentials, can be easily deactivated, and can be managed by Envera’s security guards. 

     While the Virtual Gate Guard greets and screens visitors at a community entrance, Envera’s active video surveillance keeps pools, parks, clubhouses, and other amenities clear of trespassers and vandals. When the area closes at night, artificial intelligence assists in monitoring and alerting Envera’s guards when anyone enters. A Virtual Guard voices down to the trespassers to tell them the area is closed. If trespassers refuse to leave, Envera can contact the local authorities. 

     Additionally, Envera offers accompanying solutions to secure all areas of a community when needed. As an all-inclusive provider, Envera installs, implements, services, and monitors all systems. Community security includes service and support, and that’s the Envera difference. 

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


Evergreen Lifestyles Management LLC

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     We are excited to have achieved the Diamond Level again this year. We thank our residents for making this happen.

     If there are families, there will be homes. If there are homes, there will be neighbors. If there are neighbors, they will need to become a community that works together for the common good. But community does not happen by accident. It is intentional!

     To become a community, residents need to discover common interests with their neighbors. They must make friends in the neighborhood. They must develop a level of trust. They must recognize common goals. They must realize the need for organization and guidelines that everyone must follow. It is a process that takes time.

     Evergreen facilitates the development of a feeling of fellowship with neighbors as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. To do this is both an art and a science, which we have mastered by managing over 200 communities in Florida made up of over 90,000 homes. We have seen continued growth each year since our founding in 2010.

     Why are we successful? Our presence in a community intentionally enhances lifestyles, promotes communication, encourages group activities, reinforces shared values, and shapes culture. All this work strengthens relationships, so our communities are places people want to live. Our residents know how much value we add to life, and you can see it in their faces.

     With our recent announcement of a powerhouse partnership with RealManage, LLC, we look forward to bringing the Evergreen Lifestyles Management’s special magic to communities across the United States.

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


Expert Inspectors

Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins) 

     Expert Inspectors is a Florida-based, family-owned and -operated business. We have been proudly serving the needs of condominium and homeowners associations since 2002 from our main office in Daytona Beach as well as our satellite offices in Coral Gables, West Palm Beach, Venice, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville. Expert Inspectors is experienced in conducting reserve studies and replacement cost valuations (insurance appraisals) as well as windstorm mitigations.

     Anastasia Kolodzik heads our reserve study division. She holds the prestigious PRA designation from the Association of Reserve Analysts and also is a licensed community association manager. Her book, Reserve Studies—Insuring the Uninsurables, 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.

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

     Expert Inspectors 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. Call us and experience the Expert Inspectors’ way!

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


FirstService Residential

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and seven 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 (FSV), 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 (CAI)

Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and six previous RCA wins) 

     Florida CAI 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 Florida CAI, call Star Herbig directly at (407) 920-1116.


Glazer & Sachs P.A. 

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     We are honored to have won the Diamond Award for the sixth 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 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
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     Thanks to the support of our communities, GRS was selected as a Readers’ Choice Diamond Winner again! With a solid foundation of more than 30 years of association management experience, GRS Community Management knows how to create and preserve the beauty of our tropical lifestyle in sunny Florida. From the quality of managers we employ to the financial expertise we provide to our dedicated customer support team, every level of our management practice considers each community’s specific needs. It’s the reason more than 40,000 residents are currently enjoying a pleasant lifestyle across our glorious state.

     GRS is a family-owned business, caring for your families on Florida’s east and west coasts. We value our communities, residents, and team members. Thank you for your trust.

     For more information on GRS Community Management, please call (561) 641-8554, email sales@grsmgt.com, or visit www.grsmgt.com.


Herbie Wiles Insurance

Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

“The House That Trust Built”

     Herbie Wiles Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that specializes 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 2022 and five previous RCA wins)

     Hotwire Communications is a South Florida-based telecommunications company 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 over 700 properties through Florida and the United States’ East Coast 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, 2020 Fastest ISP in the Southeast United States, and 2021 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
(Winner 2022 and four 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 www.JRfrazer.com.


Karins Engineering

Diamond Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

      Karins Engineering restores architecture with innovative approaches to prolonging prop-erty lifespans for associations and owners across the state of Florida. We’ve provided cost-effective restoration engineering for more than 20 years, giving owners and associations peace of mind by answering important questions about the expected service life of their properties, assessing required maintenance, planning for replacement projects, and making reserve funding recommendations. We ensure building integrity and act as legal experts, protecting your investments during legal disputes by interpreting contract documents and building codes to assess causation and liability. Our years of expertise and attention to detail allow us to deliver innovative engineering solutions that solve your building’s problems and ensure the longevity of your property for years to come.

     For more information on Karins Engineering, email info@karins.com, visit karins.com, or call (866) 927-8525.


Kaye Bender Rembaum

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     Kaye Bender Rembaum, an eight-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, the firm 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 in working with Florida legislators to improve community association legislation. The firm keeps their clients up to date on new developments in condominium and HOA 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, visit kbrlegal.com, email info@KBRLegal.com, or call (800) 974-0680.


Kings III Emergency Communications

Diamond Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     With over three decades of experience and 80,000+ 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 at  go.kingsiii.com/elevator-phone-pots-line-replacement/ or call (833) 206-0804.


KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and five 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. 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
(Winner 2022 and five previous RCA wins)

     By any measure, 41 years of service is a significant milestone that deserves thanks and celebration. Lang Management Company’s success is rooted in customer loyalty and unfaltering employee dedication. Our clients benefit from our longevity in the industry as well as evaluations and recommendations from our in-house professionals and strategic partners in repairs and maintenance, pest control, irrigation design and maintenance, landscape architecture, arboriculture, and aquatic weed control.

     With portfolios ranging from a community of 10 units to more than 5,000 units, Lang Management adapts to client needs. Our professional services are affordable, comprehensive, and customizable. Management services include comprehensive financial reporting, technologically advanced “in-the- field” systems, risk management services, customized website services, and emergency preparedness and disaster recovery programs. You will always reach a Lang employee when contacting our service department, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Lang Management can make a positive difference in your community.

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


Leland Management

Diamond Level Winner—Management 
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins) 

     Leland Management is a full-service association management firm specializing in managing Florida condominium and homeowner associations for more than 20 years. With 12 offices statewide, we currently manage 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


m2e Consulting Engineers

Diamond Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     m2e is a full-service structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering consulting firm headquartered in Miami, with regional offices in West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Orlando. Our firm specializes in providing expert witnesses and litigation support services, owner representation, construction quality management, restorations, and forensic engineering services, allowing our clients to benefit from the combination and leverage of these skill sets. With continuous exposure to construction and development problems, we sharpen our skills. Conversely, our experiences enhance forensics and problem-solving abilities. The combined results are quality, efficient, and practical services. We have a successful track record of completed real estate projects across Florida. Staffed by energetic professionals, m2e possesses a vast portfolio of successful projects and long-term clients. Our staff members are proud to serve our clients in sharing the philosophy of m2e Consulting Engineers, that of integrity, efficiency, and excellence.

     For more information about m2e, call (855) 441-1073 or visit www.m2e.com.


MAY Management Services

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and four 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 34th year in 2022 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 2022 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.


Mena Law Firm 

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     We all at Mena Law Firm (MLF) are honored and proud to be recognized as a Readers’ Choice Award winner. Thank you to everyone who helped make this important recognition possible. 

     MLF has been helping policyholders resolve their claims for more than 20 years. We have helped countless associations, businesses, and individuals throughout Florida navigate the sometimes-turbulent waters that are insurance claims. MLF knows firsthand how frustrating insurance companies can be. Millions of Floridians make their insurance payments responsibly every single month, understanding that if disaster befalls them that their insurance company will step up. More often than not, however, this doesn’t happen.You pay your premiums every month, but insurance companies make it nearly impossible for you to access your benefits when you need them.  

     That’s where we step in and fight for you. We will work with you to understand your rights as well as your options. We will take all steps necessary to maximize any potential recovery. Most importantly, we will fight for you, from beginning to end, to help you get what you are rightfully entitled to; and we will do so as aggressively as possible so that you can get what you are entitled to as soon as possible. With our experienced team on your side, we can help make this rather daunting process easier and less stressful.

     For more information, call (833) MENA-LAW or (305) 529-1771 or visit www.menalawfirm.com.


Munyan Painting, Roofing, and Restoration

Diamond Level Winner—Painting and Waterproofing
(Winner 2022)

Repair. Restore. Renew.

     Munyan Painting, Roofing, and Restoration is Florida’s go-to choice for reliable painting, restoration, and roofing contractor work. We’ve been serving your Florida communities since 1951. We are proud of the countless successful projects our general contractors have completed, and the many satisfied customers we’ve served over the years in Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Miami, and Clearwater. We’ve gone from coast to coast across Florida.

     We specialize in painting, restoration, roofing, liquid-applied roof coating, waterproofing, electrostatic painting, and more. We’ve been in business a long time, but we always strive to improve the services we provide. After all, our success depends on your satisfaction and trust. We’ve implemented thorough processes for projects and client services to meet your expectations.

     We also offer excellent customer service through our Munyan client care center and direct lines of on-site communication that always ensure quality. You can trust in us fully because we’re insured, bonded, and have an A+ rating.

     We’re a recipient of the Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award created by OSHA and trained by USF to commend Florida’s employers and employees in all industries who proactively and routinely engage in job safety.

     For a free estimate on painting, restoration, and roofing services, call Munyan Painting at (877) 442-5062 or visit munyanpainting.com.


PeytonBolin PL

Diamond Level Winner—Legal Services
(Winner 2022 and eight 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 Jane’s book, Mastering the Business of Your Association, which can be found on Amazon! 

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


Popular Association Banking

Diamond Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and six 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 IntraFi® Network DepositsSM (formerly 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 Network Deposits is a service mark, and IntraFi, CDARS, and ICS are registered service marks of IntraFi Network LLC.
 ©2022 Popular Bank. Member FDIC.


RealManage

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and six previous RCA wins)

     RealManage Florida is proud to be named as an FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Diamond Winner for seven consecutive years. RealManage is a full-service HOA and condominium management services company with all the technological advantages you need along with the hands-on and local approach you want. Communication, transparency, and support are our top priorities. We understand the importance of getting an answer when you need it, and we deliver the personal management touch your community deserves. In addition to our personal touch approach, our boards have access to the association information 24/7. Contact us today to learn how we can make your life on the board easier and more effective. Office locations are Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Vero Beach, Pembroke Pines, and Boca Raton.     

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


Seacrest Services

Diamond Level Winner—Financial, Landscaping & Management 
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     Since 1968 Seacrest Services Inc. has professionally provided premium community management services, 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 County, Martin County, and Broward County, while continuing to offer the same commitment to excellence today as we did more than 45 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 fourth year in a row, we would like to thank you for honoring us with your vote and trusting our services for over 45 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
(Winner 2022 and eight 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 embraces 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 also named one of the top philanthropic companies in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal for the past two years.

     For more information on community association management services, locations, and careers at Sentry Management, call (800) 932-6636 or visit www.sentrymgt.com.


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SOCOTEC

Diamond Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2022 and seven 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 architects, engineers, expert witnesses, and construction and financial advisors to solve their most complex challenges throughout the entire lifecycle of a project, around the globe.

      In 2021, Forge Engineering, a multi-disciplined engineering firm based in Naples, Florida, became part of SOCOTEC, deepening our position within the infrastructure market, and adding geotechnical and environmental consulting as well as materials testing to our service offerings. Forge’s great knowledge of the Florida market and being well versed in all phases of the built environment—primarily focusing our attention on assisting homeowners associations, condominiums, and high-rise associations with capital improvements, deferred maintenance, reserve studies, and litigation support—is a great addition to SOCOTEC to the benefit of our clients.

      You will notice a new logo and a different name but can expect the same great client communication, service, and engineering expertise from the same personnel that you are used to working with. With this change we will be able to better meet our clients’ needs and provide a much broader scope of consulting services.

      SOCOTEC is an international company, with 9,700 employees in 23 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—Pools, Lakes, and Parks
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     SOLitude Lake Management is a leading freshwater management firm specializing in the sustainable management of lakes, ponds, wetlands, and preserves throughout Florida. SOLitude’s team of aquatic scientists and experts is committed to innovation, technical advancement, and continuous research to provide HOAs, apartment complexes, and communities with preventive, holistic water quality care. 

     Prioritizing the health of community waterbodies can help enhance beauty, raise property values, and increase the desirability of residential areas. Well-managed water resources also instill a sense of peace and connectedness among residents. 

     The first step in the journey is to address existing challenges such as shoreline erosion, which is a common source of many problems like flooding, muck development, and chronic weed and algae growth. Bioengineered shoreline technologies are the most effective way to stabilize sediment around a waterbody. During the restoration process, knitted mesh materials are used to repurpose eroded sediment to contour and secure the shoreline for many years of stability. Turf and native buffer plants can then be introduced for added strength and aesthetic appeal. 

     Once restored, water resources should be maintained regularly with eco-friendly solutions like water quality testing, fountains and aeration, buffer management, nutrient mitigation, bathymetry, mechanical hydro-raking, and weed and algae management via professional drone technology 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—Services and Repairs
(Winner 2022 and six previous RCA wins)

     It seems the only constant in the last two years has been change and pivoting and our wonderful, loyal customers who have honored us once again as an RCA Diamond level winner! We are so grateful for your continued business.

     Southern Chute was born in 2001 as the creation of my husband, Chet; his brother, Sandy; and myself, Joanna. We wanted to build a company where we gave excellent service, and we gave our employees a balance of work/family (and a place we could take our dogs to work—my request). Even though we lost Chet six years ago, Sandy and I, and our management team, continue to retain some of the best technicians. 

     We celebrated our 20th anniversary in October 2021 with a party and a roll call of employees. Will Winkler has been with us 17 years; Barry Johnson, 16 years; PJ Alonso, 16 years; and Phil Reid, 9 years—I think it is fair to say that our respect for our team translates into loyalty. Loyalty from our team translates into pride in their work and pride in the company they represent. The beneficiary is you, our customer. We know you like to see the same faces year after year, and it is MY mission to keep our family at your service, whatever COVID throws at us! Be well, be safe, and keep voting for Southern Chute!

     For more information on Southern Chute, call (866) 475-9191 or visit www.SouthernChute.com or www.TrashChuteParts.com. 


Southwest Property Management

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

     The Southwest mission is to help lead the communities we work with in Southwest Florida into the future. We will accomplish this by leveraging technology and providing effective management and oversight for our partner communities, along with being a professional resource for board members within those communities.

     At Southwest we believe in providing a total quality management approach toward management and services to our customers. Defining the desired results, identifying the appropriate means, implementing systems of measurement, while continuously seeking improvement, all become underlying foundations of this approach.

     Our points of differentiation include superior customer service and hospitality 24/7, robust accounting and reporting capabilities, total quality management focus and tailored solutions, leverage cutting-edge technology, specialized landscaping and irrigation knowledge, in-house disaster/restoration/remediation services, and family-owned/local decision making.

     Through dedicated performance and a commitment to excellence for 40-plus years, Southwest Property Management has become the premier leader in full-service community association management in Southwest Florida.

     For more information on Southwest Property Management, call (239) 261-3440 or visit www.SWPropMgt.com.


Sovereign & Jacobs Property Management Companies

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

     Thank you! We are honored to be recognized by our community members as Diamond Level Readers’ Choice Award winners three years in a row! Our team excels at helping boards create solutions for the unique situations that arise. We promote open communication and provide all the resources to address the community’s needs, such as transparent accounting, budgeting, collections, maintenance and repairs, vendor oversight, and covenant enforcement. We understand board members fill a time-consuming and often thankless volunteer position. This is where S&J shines as a property management company—we do all the heavy lifting to ensure our board members are the decision makers of the association and not the laborers. 

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


Stone Claims Group

Diamond Level Winner—Public Adjuster
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

Fighting For Fairness®

     Damage happens, which is why you buy insurance. When your properties get damaged, you expect a fair claim settlement. Reality says you won’t get enough for repairs, since insurance adjusters work for insurance companies, not for you. It wasn’t always like that, which is why most of us at Stone Claims worked for insurance companies. Today we work for you as public adjusters fighting for fairness.

     The law entitles you to representation, and just like you should hire an attorney for any court battle, you should hire a public adjuster for your claim. At Stone Claims, we work for free until we maximize your claim’s fair value and get you every dollar under policy. Our drastically higher recovery than insurers would’ve ever paid you, makes teaming with us a smart investment. If you could have winning representation and it’s risk-free, would you choose it or fight alone?

     Why us, then? First, for a free inspection to gauge if your claim is worth filing. If so, we find, document, and package all damages—in the insurer’s language—to raise their “benchmark.” Next, we expedite resolution by hiring top experts and fronting costs to prove all damages. Getting a team of our experienced adjusters, rather than one person, you get to learn how we negotiate diplomatically to get you repairs sooner.

     Since 1993, our adjusting, appraisals, and pre-loss documentation of complex insurance claims have recovered over $1 billion for associations across 18 states.

     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
(Winner 2022 and eight 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.


Vesta Property Services

Diamond Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     Quickly becoming Florida’s first choice for property management, Vesta is an industry leader in HOA, COA, and association and amenities management. Our fully staffed, local offices employ more than 1,500 professionals providing a wide spectrum of professional services to more than 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 expertise in community association management, along with our strong financial support, allows us to offer services specific to each individual client. 

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.

     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, theatre operations, and more. In addition to all of this, Vesta’s financial services division offers financing, comprehensive financial tools, fiscal management, low closing costs, and expert strategic planning and consulting services.

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


Absolute Patio Furniture

Platinum Level Winner—Pools, Lakes & Parks
(Winner 2022 and seven previous RCA wins)

     Absolute Patio Furniture (through its subsidiary, Mi-Lor Casual) 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 services 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) 917-2715 Ext. 204 or email tammy@absolutepowdercoat.com.


Access Management

Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     Access Management is honored to receive the Platinum 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 with convenient office locations in Celebration, Tampa, and Sarasota.

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


AEO Corporation

Platinum Level Winner—Construction and Engineering
(Winner 2022)

     For more than two decades AEO has been assisting towers and properties to “be the best they can be.” Providing full planning representation in all capacities of capital improvement and restoration projects, AEO provides project services for several prestigious landmark tower properties.

     The company specializes in the organization and coordination of architecture, engineering, and construction, from consulting with legal representation through project completion. We custom fit our function according to the specific needs of the project and property by meeting goals with quality control while improving property values.

     It is our forte and objective to direct and assist in the challenges the association management, board, and unit owners undergo during the process of improvements and remediation projects.

     For more information, contact AEO at (954) 920-3000 or AEO@gate.net.


Associa Gulf Coast

Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and eight previous RCA wins)

     A sincere thank you for supporting Associa Gulf Coast! Associa Gulf Coast is proud to be recognized again as a Readers’ Choice Award winner! Our 43 years of community association and property management experience have taught us that exceptional service helps communities succeed. As the industry leader in community management, we are dedicated to providing the very best services and resources to our communities and their residents. Our full suite of management, maintenance, and real estate services are supported by the most agile, secure technology solutions available to community associations. We manage homeowner associations, condominiums, and communities of all sizes with a custom approach designed to enrich your experience. We serve our clients with an array of solutions, including community management, luxury high-rise management, developer services, and lifestyle programs.

     For more information on Associa Gulf Coast, contact Nicholas Pilafas, LCAM, at (727) 452-2403 or npilafas@associagulfcoast.com.


Association Reserves

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and eight 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.


Best Roofing

Platinum Level Winner—Roofing
(Winner 2022 and seven previous RCA wins)

    Best Roofing has been serving Broward, Miami-Dade, and the Palm Beach counties since 1978. We specialize in roof replacement, waterproofing, maintenance, emergency repairs, roof cleanings, and inspections for commercial roof projects. Our iconic client list includes large industrial warehouses, airport facilities, condominium complexes, and large retail outlets.

     Our mission statement is clear and specific: “We solve roof problems.” With more than 250 employees and 100 vehicles in our fleet, we take pride in our one-on-one relationships and getting the job done right the first time.

     Our strength lies in our people; the authenticity, the passion, and the precision of our work guarantees success. We develop lasting relationships with our clients who consider Best Roofing their “go-to” company for all their roofing decisions. You don’t just hire us—you partner with us.

     For more information about Best Roofing, call (888) 892-BEST (2378) or visit www.bestroofing.net.


Breezeline, formerly Atlantic Broadband

Platinum Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     Breezeline™, formerly Atlantic Broadband, has been on a mission to provide TV, internet, and voice services to communities like yours for the past 15 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 11 states.

     For more information, call (888) 674-4892 or visit breezeline.com/communities.


CIT Bank, a division of First Citizens Bank

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022)

     CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, is proud to be named a Platinum winner of the 2022 Florida Community Association Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. As a leader in the industry, our CIT Community Association Banking team is dedicated to providing individualized service and customized technology and delivering smart savings solutions and operational efficiency to help community association management companies serve homeowner associations and their residents. We offer a variety of payment services and deposit solutions to meet your needs. You can look to us for competitive rates, secure deposits, and a streamlined banking experience. Our team of financial professionals is dedicated to putting their industry expertise and agility to work to help you manage and grow your HOA funds safely and effectively.

     Learn more at cit.com/cab.

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CPR (Concrete Painting & Restoration)

Platinum Level Winner—Painting and Waterproofing
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

CPR has been serving Florida and the Southeast for more than 20 years. We offer the highest quality while maintaining very competitive pricing. We do this by being the most highly educated and trained coatings and restoration company around and by keeping our costs to a bare minimum. 

     Our educated, trained, and experienced staff has years of experience with very similar jobs to yours. We pride ourselves on over-delivering for our customers, and we stand behind our work. We are licensed and fully insured, including workers’ compensation.

     If we are awarded your project, you can expect impeccable communication, superior supervision, and a finished product that we will all be proud of.

     For more information on CPR, call (727) 939-9393 or visit cprpainting.net.


Epic Forensics & Engineering

Platinum Level Winner—Forensic Investigative Services
(Winner 2022)

     Epic Forensics and Engineering is a full-service engineering consulting firm specializing in 558 association turnover reports, expert witnesses,  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.


Garfinkel Law

Platinum Level Winner—Legal Services, Association and Construction Defect
(Winner 2022 and six 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 call (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!


GCI Consultants LLC

Platinum Level Winner—Construction & Engineering
(Winner 2022 and five previous RCA wins)

     Every day across the country, our GCI experts leverage their education and field experience to determine the cause and extent of building envelope damage. We’re frequently called upon by construction attorneys, building owners, building managers, homeowners, and industry professionals to provide scientifically backed, unbiased opinions to support storm damage claims and complex construction cases. We value continuing education for everyone on our team so that we may serve the best interests of our clients. When you have a building envelope issue, you can count on GCI Consultants to solve your problem for you. Our reputation for professionalism and thought leadership has made us a nationally recognized, award-winning organization.

     For more information on GCI Consultants, please visit www.gciconsultants.com or call (877) 740-9990.


Hafer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022)

     At Hafer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, we provide accounting, tax, and financial management services for community associations including condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners associations, property management firms, and developers, as well as many other different types of entities. We have four offices conveniently located in Florida—Naples, Miami, Orlando, and our main office in Palm Beach. Our services include audits, reviews, compilations, tax planning and preparation, loss analysis, internal control analysis, and advisory and special projects analysis (agreed upon procedures). We also provide tax services for individuals, partnerships (LLCs and LLPs), and corporations, including income tax planning, preparation and reporting, estate and gift taxes, fiduciary tax returns, and taxes on benefit plans.

     For more information about Hafer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, call (561) 655-8700 or visit www.hafercpas.com.


Juda, Eskew & Associates P.A.

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     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.


Kent Services

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022 and three 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.


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Keystone Engineering & Consulting

Platinum Level Winner—Concrete (including Balconies and Railings)
(Winner 2022 and two 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 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 that is both cosmetically appealing and adds value. 

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

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


Landex Resorts International Inc. 

Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     Thank you for choosing Landex as a Platinum winner in the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. We are proud to be recognized along with the other outstanding businesses in our field.

     The founder of Landex, Harry C. Powell Jr., began his career in real estate in the 1960s. He was president of the largest community development in Southwest Florida, known as Lehigh Corporation. As a community developer, Mr. Powell was responsible for multi-millions in land and home sales and was well known by all for his tutelage and involvement in many varied projects. His personal mission and vision statement was to create or manage a project to the satisfaction of the owners and customers, which the company carries on following his death in 2021. 

     Landex currently has 18 employees, including the incredible seven- woman team who run the corporate office. They manage a total of 15 associations (HOA, POA, commercial, and residential condominiums) and two vacation properties/timeshares that comprise $96,200,000 in property values with aggregate annual budgets of $4,718,000. In addition, their sister company, Landex Realty, produces another $1,200,000 in rental revenue for the vacation properties and timeshare owners in associations they manage. 

     Landex’s services go beyond asset protection and association/business management. We have all been involved in helping with personal property loss, insurance, welfare, and well-being of our customers over the years. We also give back to the community more than $20,000 a year through monetary donations and auction items.

     Landex provides full services as a certified association management firm, taking care of more than 4,000 customers. We handle all the day-to-day operations, including but not limited to creating budgets, full accounting, property management, billing, collection, financial reporting, legal proceedings, governmental liaisons, board and membership meetings, capital improvements, and routine maintenance. We are celebrating 58 years in the business industry. 

     For more information on Landex Resorts International Inc., call (239) 369-5848 or email info@landexresorts.com.


LJ Services Group

Platinum Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022)

More than just managing…

     We are a licensed community association management company dedicated to providing unique community and customized services. We have been in the business since 2000 and have managed several different sizes of communities. We dedicate ourselves to maintaining property values as well as services and promise to help associations save money wherever possible. As a previous board member and a condominium owner, the owner of this company is aware of what is needed and wanted by the owners and dedicates herself to promote this within the business and among her employees to better serve the communities we manage. We provide administrative, financial, property management, property maintenance, and web site support.

     For more information, call (305) 864-2790 or visit www.ljservicesgroup.com.


Mallard Systems

Platinum Level Winner—Roof Cleaning
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

      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 Platinum 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.


Marksman Security Corporation

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

     Marksman Security is an American-owned, privately held security services provider that operates in 16 states with 7,000 employees. Founded in 2003 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Marksman has established itself as a leading provider of customized security services with a philosophy of delivering exceptional customer service.

      Since its inception, the company has grown exponentially throughout the country providing security personnel to retail and mixed-use partners in several markets nationally. Marksman Security has invested in substantial resources necessary in the development of core competencies in facility operations, risk management, safety, security, customer experience, compliance, business continuity, and emergency management. Marksman Security’s exceptional reputation in the retail and mixed-use vertical is a result of our people, our culture, and our dedication to our client partners. 

     For more information on Marksman Security Corporation, call (844) 4-Marksman or visit www.marksmansecurity.com.


Promar Building Services

Platinum Level Winner—Concrete (including Balconies & Railings) and Painting & Waterproofing
(Winner 2022 and two 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 client’s 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.

Platinum Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     QXC brings fiber-optic speed to condominium communities. At QXC, providing Florida communities with reliable fiber-optic networking is what we’re passionate about, so we’re thrilled to be honored by our customers as a Readers’ Choice Award recipient.

     QXC engineers the custom fiber-optic and fixed-point wireless 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 active optical network (AON) dedicated fiber-to-the-home is superior by design, delivering dramatically faster speeds with no privacy or security risks.

  • Internet—Military-grade fiber-optics: No splitters to interfere with the connection, so you get maximum signal strength, blazing-fast internet speeds, full bandwidth, and robust security.
  • Wi-Fi—Managed Wi-Fi means no two units, side by side/up or down, share the same channels, plus customized maps ensure optimal coverage, so all mobile devices work when and where you need them to—no 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 with no dishes, cables, or weather fade. Stream, get all the HDTV channels you want, and pay only for what you watch.

     QXC also offers exclusive network backup using fixed-wireless connectivity. If our fiber is accidentally cut by a contractor, the QXC system seamlessly switches to our wireless tower backup, so service is never down (available in most areas). 

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


Reserve Advisors

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     Reserve Advisors is honored to be named a Florida Community Association Journal Readers’ Choice Awards Winner. To our clients who voted for us and to our employees for providing exceptional service, we thank you.

     Established in 1991, Reserve Advisors is a leading provider of reserve study consulting services. Our consultants tailor your reserve study experience to your specific needs as we know no two communities are the same. We listen to your concerns, enabling us to provide the most realistic replacement schedules and reserve funding solutions that the industry has to offer. 

     Our customer-first approach is exemplified by an industry-leading 95 percent client satisfaction score. As your long-term partner, we remain available to you far after your study is complete. You are assured complete confidence in applying the recommendations of your study and are completely backed by us.

     For more information, call (800) 980-9881 or visit www.reserveadvisors.com.

 


Screening Link

Platinum Level Winner—Background Screening
(Winner 2022 and three previous RCA wins)

     Screening Link is a South Florida-based background verification firm specializing in association applicant background screening solutions. We make background screening easy for associations by automating their background screening process.

     Using our technology, Screening Link can streamline any association’s resident screening process so that it is efficient, applicant friendly, and compliant.

     We are an industry leader with our proprietary application process and background screening technology. But, most importantly, we treat every customer like a family member and dedicate ourselves to providing our customers with the information they need.

     Since 2001, Screening Link has been committed to establishing ourselves as one of the premier background-check resources available. From online applications to credit checks to criminal background checks and more, we have solutions which fit any association’s requirements.

     Let us show you how our people, our process, and our technology can benefit your community.

     For a special FCAP offer, please visit www.screeninglink.com/condo.

     For additional information on Screening Link, please call (954) 472-6994 or visit www.screeninglink.com.


Securitas USA

Platinum Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     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.


Truist Association Services

Platinum Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and six 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 35 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
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     Velocity Engineering Services is grateful to be awarded the Platinum 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 nine years in business during 2022! 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 turnover and reserve studies, reroofing, repaving, repainting, 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 in 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.


Allied Property Management Group

Gold Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and three 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 comp-any 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.


Cane Catcher®

Gold Level Winner—Pest Control
(Winner 2022)

Ideal for Community Cane Toad Control

Protect Your Communities’ Beloved Pets!

     Poisonous to most animals including domestic pets, cane toads—also known as bufo or marine toads—is a large invasive species that is rapidly increasing its range in Florida. Conservation groups encourage landowners to kill cane toads on their property whenever possible. Cane Catcher® provides property managers with a solution for communities that are being invaded with poisonous toads.

     As the cane toad continues to spread throughout Florida, with each female laying approximately 30,000 eggs per season, you can be sure that they aren’t going away and must be controlled. Created by professional animal trappers, Cane Catcher® is effectively reducing community cane toad populations by 50 percent to as much as 90 percent! The patent-pending design makes it easy to use with a touchless disposal feature.

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


Commercial Energy Specialists (CES) 

Gold Level Winner—Pools, Lakes & Parks
(Winner 2022 and six 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 US’s largest 24/7 real-time monitoring center 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.


Ed Williams Registered Roof Consultant

Gold Level Winner—Roof Consultant
(Winner 2022 and three 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.

     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, his experience includes analysis, testing, and design of diverse roofing systems.

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


ONR

Gold Level Winner—Technology and Communications
(Winner 2022)

     You’ve probably read those stories about successful companies having started in a garage and asked yourself—is that true? Well, in the case of ONR, it is. In 2018 the app that’s changing the way Florida associations are being managed was still an iteration in beta mode. Carlos Guzmán, Alan Guvoschi, and Nicolás Turbay—a group of young entrepreneurs in Miami—were dreamers wanting to change the way building associations operated in Florida, pulling all-nighters in their car shed. As they tinkered with new bits of software and polished their design, they hoped their passion project would one day become the number one solution for a unified community experience. Today, ONR is an essential tool for building associations, solving problems on all levels and providing a smooth run-of-show. From the process in which packages are dealt with, to the way amenities are being reserved and paid for electronically, and the procedures behind front desk requests and digital voting, ONR has evolved, thanks to its multidimensional approach (which included going back to the drawing board, failing many times until hitting the right strategy, and expanding capabilities from their garage). Today more than 220 condominiums and HOAs benefit from this indispensable digital tool, accommodating the individual needs of managers, board members, owners, and residents thanks to its growing resources as well as a team that provides essential solutions and customer satisfaction.

     For more information on ONR, call (888) 362-9711 or visit onrapp.com.


Pipe Restoration Solutions Inc. 

Gold Level Winner—Noninvasive Pipe Rehabilitation
(Winner 2022)

     Pipe Restoration Solutions is an industry leader in noninvasive and nondestructive pipe repair. With offices located in Sarasota, Naples, Ft. Lauderdale, and Jacksonville, we have been providing our services and solutions to condominiums and HOAs throughout the great state of Florida for over a decade. There is no reason to be frustrated or plagued by slow drains, backups, or cracked pipes. Driven by our experienced leadership team, we make your pipe problems disappear. 

     It all begins with our waterproof cameras, allowing for a clear visual inspection of the sewer lines and pipes that are underground, in walls, encased in concrete, or anywhere else. This allows us to begin assessing the condition of your pipes to address your immediate needs and provide a proactive plan for your future. Our goal is to keep your plumbing and piping system healthy and flowing, so that you never have to experience black water sewer flooding into your building. This is accomplished with our high-tech cameras, cleaning, and CIPP lining equipment. With cured in place pipe (CIPP) lining or trenchless technology, there is no need to tear up your floors, walls, or landscape ever again.  We are grateful to earn your vote and to be acknowledged as an FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award Winner for our commitment to our customers and community. 

     For more information on Pipe Restoration Solutions, call (800) 652-7604 or visit www.piperestorationsolutions.com.


Plastridge Insurance Services

Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and one previous RCA win)

     Plastridge Insurance Services is honored to have won the Gold Level Readers’ Choice Award from FLCAJ. For over 103 years, our condominium and HOA association division has provided risk management and insurance programs for over 1000 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 board 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/.


Premier Association Management of Central Florida  Inc. 

Gold Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022)

     Since 2004, Premier has faithfully served the thousands of residents living in the communities we are privileged to manage by raising the bar on service integrity; providing each board member, homeowner, and community with the best and most personalized customer service; and, through our Premier Gives Back Foundation, raising more than $500,000 to assist more than 350 ill, aged, or unemployed residents of our communities through tough economic times. Further, Premier encourages and provides unique and innovative opportunities and pathways for our staff’s personal and professional growth; honored four former staff members who have passed with a memorial academic scholarship, enhancing the education of current staff members and their families; and supports many local and national charities. Simply put, Premier does things the right way. We have gone continually above and beyond for our clients, our business partners, our staff, and our community.

     Discover Premier’s unique and personalized management solutions for your community by calling (407) 333-7787 or visit premiermgmtcfl.com.


Renovations Property Management

Gold Level Winner—Management
(Winner 2022 and four 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.


Tap2Open

Gold Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022)

     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.


The Morgan Law Group

Gold Level Winner—Legal Services, Property Damage Attorneys
(Winner 2022 and two previous RCA wins)

     The Morgan Law Group is honored to receive the Readers’ Choice Award for 2022.

     Our firm represents community associations with their underpaid or denied property damage insurance claims.

     We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and have vast experience handling all types of claims, including hurricanes, fires, roof damage, water leaks, and more.

     Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning if we do not recover on your behalf, you will not owe us anything. 

     If you think that your association may have a claim, The Morgan Law Group provides free inspections. Our experienced team completes a policy review and a detailed investigation of your loss to identify and maximize the fair value of your potential claim.

     For more information on The Morgan Law Group, call (888) 904-2524, email kjacklin@morganlawgroup.net, or visit www.policyadvocate.com.


Think Utility Services 

Gold Level Winner—Energy and Environmental
(Winner 2022 and two 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, visit www.thinkutilityservices.com or call (800) 400-5311.


U.S. Century Bank

Gold Level Winner—Financial
(Winner 2022 and four previous RCA wins)

     Established in 2002, U.S. Century Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Miami, the fifth largest minority-owned community bank in Florida, with assets surpassing $1.9 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, visit www.uscentury.com or call (305) 715-5181. We look forward to working with you.  


Weiser Security Services Inc. 

Gold Level Winner—Safety and Security
(Winner 2022) 

     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. 


For Previous Winners Check Out:

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