Sponsors for 2016
Castle Group is the premier manager of luxury condominium and single family Community Associations in Florida. Services provided by the company include property management, administration, accounting, general maintenance and janitorial, web design and developer services. Residents and guests of Castle-managed communities enjoy the industry leading Royal Service℠ program. The Castle Group’s 800 professionals manage many of the finest communities in Florida.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.
Founded in 1990, FirstService Residential is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida's leading private sector employers. FirstService Residential manages and maintains more than 1,500 condominium and homeowner associations in Florida, representing over 310,000 residential units. Headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, the company has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, Kendall, Pompano, Jupiter, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers/Estero, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Jacksonville and Destin
With 13 Florida offices, Sentry Management is one of the largest community association management companies in the state. Sentry is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®)—an assurance of integrity and expert financial systems. Only the top six percent of U.S. management companies earn this prestigious designation and only a handful of association management firms. Planning and coordination of association meetings, site visits, enforcement of deed restrictions, contract supervision and aggressive collection of assessments are all regular services, along with detailed financial and manager’s reports. CommunityPro® operating technology, community websites, online payment acceptance and real-time online financial and management reports are standard.
ADT Community Association Program specializes in 24/7 security system monitoring and service to Community Associations, providing world-class customer care and service to over 100,000 residences through bulk agreements. The ADT brand is among the most well-known and trusted brands in the security industry today and a full service provider for intrusion, fire, video surveillance, access control, Pulse® home automation, interactive services, video and two-way voice systems. Operating its own state-of-the-art monitoring centers, staffed by highly-trained, FASA/BASA certified security professionals, ADT has 140 years of experienced and a “customer obsessed” team to ensure complete satisfaction and the ultimate protection.
Hotwire Communications has over 12 years of experience specializing in state-of-the-art, telecommunications services for condominium associations, HOA’s and multi-dwelling residences. Hotwire’s advanced suite of Fision products and services are delivered 100% by the power of fiber optics. Hotwire Communications offers communities FisionTV with amazing picture quality plus advanced features, Fision Internet, which boasts speeds up to 1 Gigabit, reliable Fision Voice telephone service and Fision Security with remote monitoring. Hotwire Communications seeks to future-proof communities with the power of fiber optics.
Volunteer Florida, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service, was created in 1993 and is one of 52 state service commissions administering national service grants across the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and Guam). Volunteer Florida also leads initiatives throughout Florida that use volunteerism as a strategy to meet needs. These initiatives include engaging Floridians in service for Florida Volunteer Month, service projects for national days of service including September 11 and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and increasing volunteerism through trainings and recognitions. In 1997, Volunteer Florida also became the lead agency for coordinating volunteers and donations for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Association Reserves was established in 1986 as a professional engineering consulting firm serving community associations throughout the United States and abroad. To date, the firm has completed over 30,000 Reserve Studies for a wide range of property types. The company’s mission is to bring insight and order to a distracted and cluttered world, so its clients can cost-effectively make wise decisions about the care of their properties. AR continues to be an industry leader through a combination of hard work, attention to detail, the latest tools and technology and above all else, an unwavering commitment to client service.
Atlantic | Pacific Management is a fourth-generation, family-operated real estate company which has built a solid reputation for quality property management and asset management services. An Accredited Management Organization, A | P understands that property management is a business service dependent on the caliber of its people. Its property managers undergo disciplined and continuous training specifically for Association and HOA management. A | P’s array of services includes: accurate and timely financial reporting, budgeting and strategic annual planning, coordination of Board and Membership meetings, supervision of on-site staff and contractors, insurance and compliance management, marketing support, construction management, supervision of maintenance projects and focused training.
KW Property Management & Consulting specializes in developer- and resident-controlled community association management. With 700 employees including a professional staff of seasoned property and district managers, and an in-house team of eight Certified Public Accountants, the company prides itself in its ability to provide thorough maintenance operations, on-time quality financial statements and five-star hospitality/customer service. With headquarters in Miami and offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Bonita Springs, Tampa, Orlando, New York and the Bahamas, the company manages approximately 45,000 units. All onsite employees are provided with hospitality training through KW’s internal program that was created with the assistance of Ritz Carlton and Forbes Guide.
Locally owned and operated, PD Painting Inc. is South Florida's premier commercial painting contractor. With over 50 highly trained professional applicators, management and technical staff, PD Painting understands the complexities of the repaint industry and utilizes its knowledge and experience to deliver a superior end product. Known for its ability to fulfill customer expectations for beauty, reliability and long-lasting protection from the elements, the company has built a reputation for quality, attention to detail and commitment to long-term customer satisfaction. PD Painting specializes in the homeowner association, condominium, hi-rise and mid-rise repaint market and offers seven to ten year warranties on all repaints.
Ramco Protective Services has been a leading security force since 2008, with established operations in more than one-third of Florida’s counties. A single-source provider of comprehensive security and access control solutions, Ramco operates through its Guard, Gate and Intelligence divisions. The organization fortifies residential and corporate security with a complete range of physical and technology-based packages that tailor to the client’s needs. Family-owned and operated, Ramco prides itself on its team-wide dedication to professionalism and integrity, and commitment to secure residences with honor and treat all with respect.
StudioNow is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with offices in Jacksonville, Florida, New York, and San Francisco. Through a global network of still photography and video professionals, StudioNow creates high-quality video marketing and advertising solutions for the global real estate market, including building contractors, condo and HOA developers, real estate agencies and private residential communities. With the StudioNow Platform, these organizations have a scalable solution for sourcing and managing cost-effective video production, from project inception to asset management, distribution, and measurement. Since its founding in 2007, more than 50,000 videos have been created for organizations in more than 6,000 cities and 52 countries.
Advanced Fire & Security, Inc. is a leader in the fire and security industry in South Florida with more than 150 full-time, factory trained and certified employees to help commercial customers solve their life safety challenges. We do not sub-contract any of our work. All field personnel are licensed, bonded and insured. It is our responsibility to make sure that customers’ fire and security systems function properly and that response to service requests are handled promptly. All clients are given the care and attention that they deserve and our entire staff is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in everything we do.
As one of the first management companies to specialize in common interest communities, Associa is America's leading community association management and developer services company. With more than 100 offices across the nation and growing, Associa is the largest company in the U.S. devoted exclusively to the management of community associations, representing thousands of communities coast to coast. Associa's clients receive personal service from the local management staff while taking advantage of the strengths and resources of a national company. Associa's client programs such as insurance, websites and other communication channels help increase efficiencies and reduce association expenses.
Aquatic Systems is Florida's premier lake and wetland management company, restoring and maintaining the health and beauty of thousands of private, commercial and public lakes, waterways, wetlands and preserves since 1977. With nine field offices throughout the state, staff biologists to create and review lake management plans and state certified technicians licensed to work in aquatics, natural areas, wetlands and right-of-way environments, the company provides services that include algae and aquatic weed control, mosquito and midge fly control, permitting and compliance plans, water quality testing, fish stocking, wetland and preserve management, and diffused air aeration systems.
BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S. with approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. BB&T Association Services provides services designed to meet the needs of property management companies and community associations. These include deposit and lockbox services, activity reporting, coupon books and statements, payments by ACH and online, and association loans. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. Only deposit products are FDIC insured. Loans subject to credit approval.
Since 1978, Best Roofing has served South Florida's commercial, industrial, and multi-family housing community on roof repairs, restoration and replacement. Best Roofing offers quality crafted and reliable commercial roofing systems that come with up to a 20-Year Warranty. Offering a proactive approach to commercial roofing maintenance and repairs, Best Roofing provides free on-site inspections tailored to the client’s individual roofing needs -- whether gravel, shingle, tile, granule surface, metal, cool, single-ply, --and will identify current and potential problems and come up with the most cost-effective solution. Best Roofing also can custom fit any roof with a new Green/Energy Efficient Roofing System to meet all LEED standards.
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California and two of the top 20 DMAs. Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. Bright House Networks Business Solutions offers a strong portfolio of video, voice, data, and cloud-based solutions to the small and medium business segments.
BrightView takes pride in providing consistent, high-quality landscape and snow services with a dependable service commitment. As the nation's leading landscape services company, BrightView's more than 22,000 team members design, develop, maintain and enhance thousands of clients' properties including housing communities, corporate campuses, healthcare facilities, universities, retail establishments, resorts and more. BrightView takes care of its teams, clients and communities while delivering exceptional landscapes that positively impact millions of lives every day.
Brown & Brown, Inc. is currently ranked as the sixth largest independent insurance intermediary organization in the U.S. and seventh in the world. One of the largest providers of condominium insurance in Florida, the company is a leader in development of new and innovative community association programs, including many that are re-sold by other agents. Its innovative Wind Insurance Coverage offers lower premiums, improved coverages, and lower deductibles. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, the company is highly regarded for its 75 years of proven experience in providing the programs necessary to properly protect every type of commercial, small business, community association and individual client.
BuildingLink.com is the chosen solution partner for over 3,200 client properties who wish to enhance the living and working experience of residents and staff in premier residential communities. Its online platform and suite of integrations empower companies, managers and residents with cutting edge technologies that allow the processes of communication, record-keeping and task-tracking to be conducted in an effortless and error-free manner. Its many technology innovations are in use in daily, in rental and condominium properties, by over 45,000 management staff and employees, and over 900,000 residents in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Campbell Property Management is one of the largest and most experienced property management companies in South Florida. With five fully staffed offices (as well as many on-site offices) and over 500 full-time employees, the company serves more than 70,000 residential units in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties -- with a community retention rate that averages more than 12 years. Able to provide customized solutions that address administrative, financial, maintenance, and janitorial needs, the company regularly oversees major projects, including painting, roofing and concrete restoration. A sister company, Complete Property Maintenance, extends Campbell’s capabilities to include landscape maintenance.
CenterState Bank offers a full range of banking services to management companies, homeowner associations and condominiums. These services help speed collections, monitor and reconcile daily account balances, facilitate funds movement electronically, and maximize return on idle balances. Our secure Internet-based lockbox service can accommodate payments by personal check, online bill pay check, direct debit, and credit card. Daily payment files can be easily uploaded to a variety of accounting systems for automatic accounts receivable updates. Management companies and board members can have access to daily balance information via the Online Cash Management system. CenterState also offers courier service to our nearest branch, remote deposit capture service, and escrow accounts. Lines of credit, term loans and non-revolving lines are available for repairs, construction, improvements and equipment.
Critical Intervention Services, Inc. is a leading Florida-based protective services agency specializing in innovative security and public safety solutions for all types and sizes of residential communities. From apartment complexes to large, dynamic master-planned communities, CIS works to manage social and physical disorder, deter criminal activity in the area, establish trust through relationship building, identify and strengthen social networks and increase social capital investment to holistically improve quality of life for community members. CIS's Public Safety Program is based on the principle that "A Connected Community is a Protected Community.”™ It involves both the unique capabilities of private sector-led public safety and the benefits of a long-term, comprehensive public safety initiative designed to stabilize, empower and enrich communities across Florida.
Converged Services, Inc. (CSI) is the nation's largest and most experienced solutions provider of Broadband agreements for residential communities. Having represented over one million units since 1998, CSI specializes in the negotiation and procurement of Bulk Cable TV, Non-Bulk Right of Entry Easement and exclusive marketing agreements for condominium and homeowner associations, builders, developers, national apartment owners, and real estate investment trusts. CSI’s team of former executives of the nation's leading cable, satellite and security companies has served hundreds of businesses in Florida and throughout the United States and generated more than $150 million in savings and earnings for clients.
Driveway Maintenance Inc. is the largest sealcoating company in the United States and an industry leader in asphalt restoration, asphalt paving, asphalt repairing, parking lot installations, sealcoating, concrete curbing, sidewalks and concrete services. Founded in 1956, the company is a Green Advantage Certified Environmentally Responsible Contractor and LEED accredited. With Florida locations in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Myers, the company has a long history of developing new products and new techniques that make for better looking and longer lasting asphalt surfaces.
Envera Systems provides condominiums, homeowner associations, gated communities and community development districts with a highly effective alternative to traditional security guards. Using proprietary hardware and software combined with state-licensed Virtual Guards, Envera delivers an enhanced level of security that is also less expensive than traditional security guards. Our licensed Virtual Guards greet guests arriving to Envera-protected communities and conduct surveillance of multiple points on the property. Patented monitoring technology enables guards to deter trespassers and voice down to intruders or vandals as necessary.
Evergreen Lifestyles Management was founded in 2010 for communities seeking property management services with a unique focus on quality of life for residents. Created by golf icon and former PGA president, MG Orender, Evergreen, along with its sister company Hampton Golf, employs 23 trained Lifestyle Directors and a Corporate Director of Lifestyle Services, a team responsible for a wide range of programming, including events of all sizes, fitness centers, health and wellness classes, sports of all kinds, and much more. Evergreen’s clients range from small communities of a few dozen homes to master planned communities of more than 4,000 units. All these efforts are supported by a leadership team with more than 100 years of combined experience in the community management and communication fields.
Friedman, Feldmesser & Karpeles, CPAs (FFK) is a full service CPA firm founded in 1994. The firm, with its main office in Jupiter, provides accounting, tax and business consulting services to business and individual clients in a wide range of industries and professions. With over 125 association clients, the firm has become a leader in servicing the accounting and tax needs of the Common Interest Realty Association industry. FFK provides audit, review, compilation and tax services to homeowner and condominium associations throughout Florida, including associations under both resident and developer control. The firm’s mission is focused on utilizing its highly trained professionals to provide the highest quality of service possible.
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the U.S., serving approximately 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average and, in 2014, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the fifth year in a row. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, including being ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune's 2015 list of "World's Most Admired Companies."
Lake and Wetland Management, Inc. is a professional full service environmental resource management team that has been providing services since 1992. The company is a premier contractor for Golf Courses, Residential Homeowner Associations, Community Development Districts, Commercial Properties, Water Management Districts, and Municipal Authorities to protect and enhance all environmental assets. Lake and Wetland Management provides services for Lakes, Wetlands and Preserves for algae and aquatic weed control, aquatic plantings, preserve maintenance, eco-friendly erosion control and fountain and aeration systems. The company can provide a free survey and quote, making recommendations based on proven, sound environmental practices.
Leland Management is a full service community association management firm serving over 450 associations throughout Florida. With more than 15 years of experience serving Florida communities and 15 offices located throughout the state, Leland maintains an excellent reputation based on honesty, respect, trust, team work and customer service. While offering all of the resources of a large association management firm, Leland is family owned and provides the focus and personal customer service that only a family owned business can offer. Leland’s mission is to provide homeowner and condo associations with the highest level of service utilizing its extensive accounting, management, technology, and customer service experience.
Nabr Network is a Communication Management System specifically designed for the community association industry. This CMS mobilizes communication while maximizing operational efficiencies for community management firms and their staff. Nabr Network provides the most comprehensive communication technology that pushes out information in multiple formats – on both mobile and web platforms. The Nabr Network Enterprise version provides management companies and associations a branded application that elevates their brand presence, while sharpening their competitive edge.
Parksman Parking is one of the fastest growing valet parking companies in the South Florida luxury high-rise industry. Founded and owned by South Florida parking professionals that each have more than 30 years’ experience, Parksman has grown to manage over 35 of South Florida’s most premier communities in just five years. Some of our notable locations include Bella Mare on Williams Island, Brickell House and the Murano Grand. Parksman combines a tremendous hospitality approach with the latest in revenue control and tracking technology, with a stringent supervision program that ensures a consistent level of service and accountability.
Popular Association Banking (PAB), a division of Popular Community Bank, is an industry leader serving the community association market exclusively, and currently has an active lending platform in 19 states. Since its inception in 1994, PAB has assisted more than 5,500 associations and countless residents with over $2 billion in loans. As of August 31, 2014, its association loan portfolio totaled $577 million. In addition to loans for needed projects and repairs, PAB offers insurance premium financing up to 100%, low fixed rate financing for up to 15 years, access to multi-million dollar FDIC coverage limits, and lockbox payment processing services. PAB is headquartered in Miami Lakes, with offices in numerous U.S. locations.
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. is one of North America’s largest full service, vertically integrated environmental solutions companies in the solid waste industry. The company provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces. Progressive serves its customers with vertically integrated collection and disposal assets. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.'s shares are listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges.
Seacrest Services is a full service property management company offering a range of services including accounting, landscaping, maintenance, janitorial and construction services to communities across South Florida. With three office locations to serve customers in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin Counties, the company can tailor a specific service plan for any residential or commercial customer – with over 80% of clients utilizing its full suite of services. Providing services to communities for more than four decades, Seacrest draws on its depth of experience and highly trained and certified staff to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction
For nearly 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-yourselfers and painting professionals with exceptional and exclusive products, resources to make confident color selections and expert, personalized service at its more than 4,000 neighborhood stores across North America. Sherwin-Williams has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Paint Retailers, Three Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power 2015 Paint Satisfaction Study.
Sperlonga can help management companies and associations report assessment payment history to a credit bureau. The service would report the current or delinquent payment history each month for each owner. Credit reporting can give associations a tool to reward timely payment with positive impacts to credit reports while also penalizing delinquent owners with negative impacts to credit reports. Sperlonga can empower the association industry and the association payment can become just as important as the mortgage, auto, or credit card payment. Sperlonga’s association payment reporting is still pending acceptance from a credit bureau
Super Restoration is a full service restoration company serving the South Florida community since 1986. Super Restoration has documented experience in water damage restoration, mold remediation and fire damage restoration in properties including commercial, residential, medical, educational, retail, manufacturing and other environments. A highly trained, certified and experienced team of professionals provides 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year service in dealing with the unique needs of a wide array of emergency situations. Services can be requested through a 24-hour live call center. Super Restoration understands that as time progresses damage only becomes worse, which is why clients understand to call Super Restoration “When Seconds Matter.”.
United Water Restoration, Inc. is a full service restoration company specializing in water, flood, fire, storm, sewage, and mold damage. With 12 locally owned and operated locations across Florida, the company offers 24-hour emergency service with a 30-minute response time to help both home and business owners in restoring their property to pre-loss conditions. Placing the highest value on enabling customers to return to their regular lives as soon as possible, United’s experts adhere to the highest standards, including the IICRCS520 Standard Reference Guide, one of the industry’s most comprehensive courses of action for professional mold remediation.