Walking down the hall of your building, you hear what is undoubtedly the barking of a dog. It can’t be. You live in a “no-pets-allowed” building. A complaint to the property manager uncovers the answer to the riddle: When is a puppy not a pet? Residents and managers are facing this question with increasing frequency — and there are several answers to it. The canine (or cat, or even the snake and pot-bellied pig), may actually be a service animal, a therapy animal or an emotional support animal. And a “no pet” rule does not make the building a “no animal” zone. While they may look alike, there are differences among these animals in terms
Lemus Construction, Inc. has received the GAF President’s Club Award, the most prestigious contractor award offered by GAF. This highly-coveted award recognizes Lemus Construction as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States. GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite® Contractors can compete for its residential President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a residential roofing contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of installation excellence, consumer protection, and installer training. Lemus Construction has been a GAF Master Elite® Contractor since 2008; the company received the President’s Club Award due to its excellent performance in
Spring is here — and it’s time to head out to relax on the deck, take a swing on the tennis courts … and make an inspection tour of your property. Winter, with its heavy snow, gusty winds and constant freeze-thaw cycles, takes a toll on every community’s buildings and grounds. But a sunny spring day offers a great opportunity for property managers to enjoy some fresh air while casting a critical eye on every aspect of the property. Even better, take along a “buddy” — like the colleague who fills in for you during vacations or on sick days — who can offer a fresh look at those components that you see every day.
Like headline circus jugglers, property managers have to be ready to handle whatever is thrown at them, day after day. And their skill in catching every challenge tossed their way — and seamlessly working each on into their daily routine — is a testament to their skill and experience. But that skill doesn’t arrive out of thin air, and time on the job isn’t a guarantee of success in handling those myriad challenges. Building owners and association boards know that the best property managers tend to be those who have invested the time, effort and expense involved in attending management courses and earning industry-recognized certifications. Learning Never Ends Managers whose resumes sport industry designation
Like it or not, a building’s exterior surface speaks volumes to all who pass by — and if that surface is faded, dingy, dirty or damaged, the message sent about the building, its residents and management is a negative one. But there’s no way around it: wood clapboards, vinyl siding, even seemingly solid stucco, will eventually show their age. Wood may splinter or warp; vinyl may fade or crack; stucco may flake and peel. At some point, building boards and managers will realize that it’s time to bite the bullet, give up on the never-ending rounds of maintenance, and replace the well-aged cladding. That gives rise to the quandary: What’s the best material to install