Planning and Paying for Major Reconstruction in Your HOA

Homeowner associations are tasked with maintaining the property of the community, and this often entails extensive reconstruction with hefty price tags. Learn how to manage your HOAs money to determine […]

How Simple Jobs Can Get Out Of Control

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2011 Lessons from the Field Occasionally, the simplest undertaking can turn into an exasperating experience, especially when clear communication between parties involved has not […]

It’s the Season for Paving

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2011 Every spring property managers check their maintenance lists, and each 3 to 5 years they find it is time to seal coat and […]

A Construction Manager Looks at Reserve Studies

Published in ECHO Journal, June 2013 We recently took on the responsibility for specifying and managing the repairs and partial re-paving of the roads and parking areas in a fairly […]

Choosing a Vendor

Published in the ECHO Journal, August 2013 The board has voted to move ahead on a project; now what? Should you hire the second cousin of a member, who is […]

How Simple Jobs Can Get Out Of Control: Lessons from the Field

Published in the ECHO Journal, August 2013 Occasionally, the simplest undertaking can turn into an exasperating experience, especially when clear communication between parties involved has not been established. The dynamics […]

Twenty Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Construction Manager

Published in the ECHO Journal, October 2013 Prior to retaining a construction manager or consultant, you should satisfy yourself that the firm you are considering is the best for your […]

20 Questions HOAs Must Ask Before Hiring a Construction Manager

Before hiring a construction manner, your HOA should ask the right questions to make sure he or she is best for the job. Invite each candidate individuall to a board […]

Roofs and Decks – A Maintenance Perspective

From the ECHO Journal, September 2013. For both roofs and decks, semi-annual inspections are the first step in any proactive preventative maintenance program. This allows the ability to identify and […]

Deciding Whether or Not to Hire a Construction Manager

Remodeling? Should your association hire a construction manager for your next project? How do you find the appropriate construction management firm? The article below will answer these questions. Tips for […]