February 7, 2019 Crummack Huseby News
Christine Hulka, General Manager, manages Northpark Maintenance Association, a prestigious and private 1620-unit master planned community in Irvine. Built in 2000, Christine noticed its onsite office administration space and staffing hadn’t kept up with the community’s evolving needs. In 2018, she partnered with the Board of Directors transition the role from a part-time portfolio manager to a full-time General Manager by successfully amending the CC&Rs with overwhelming approval from homeowners. She has been working with the board on numerous renovation projects, redesigning the administrative offices, expanding the clubhouse and adding additional staff to remain competitive with newer developments and add value for all homeowners.
Not every new idea has to use extra funds. Christine negotiated the installation of Cox Business Solutions to save the association $36,000 over a 3-year term and replaced the controllers at all five pools with Title 22 compliant equipment to save $14,400 annually on contract maintenance costs! Also, she completed a pool renovation on time and within budget and began work on the second, even refurbishing existing wall sconces at the pools and throughout the community to save the HOA over $500,000. Her innovative thinking continues to make life better for all residents while making every dollar count.
As a frequent participant in CAI industry events, Christine holds CMCA and AMS certifications and is actively pursuing her PCAM. The Northpark Board of Directors is also proud of her industry participation and supports her ongoing education.
On February 9th the CAI-OC will host their annual black-tie dinner honoring all the nominees. Hope to see you there!
Orange County, California, based Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc., manages many diverse HOA’s and master planned communities in Southern California. They have added value to communities by working with HOAs, homebuilders, and land developers through their collaborative and customized approach. Crummack Huseby’s personalized philosophy to community management has allowed them to successfully discover and develop one-of-a-kind programs for new and existing communities. They offer professional business planning, governance, community management, financial only management, planning and forecasting services for community associations. They also have been recognized as One of the Best Places to Work by the Orange County Business Journal in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Founders Sandy Huseby and Margo Crummack each have more than 30 years of experience in Common Interest Development (CDI) management. For more information, go to www.ch-pm.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll free at 888-399-9430.
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