June 12, 2018 Laurisa Ehlers, Assistant Vice President, CCAM Education
From setting realistic goals to encouraging enthusiasm, Laurisa Ehlers takes us on her ten favorite management tips for employers and employees alike.
Perhaps the greatest achievement for any community association is the creation of community.
A dynamic community is an intentional and inclusive endeavor which always requires the involvement of several stakeholders. When Crummack Huseby has the opportunity to guide the creation of community, we see firsthand how this elevates, sustains and improves a community association.
I am a foster mom. I remember the first time I saw the numbers about foster care. The numbers showing how many kids are in foster care are staggering, but for me, these numbers have faces, they have a story and these stories are tough to hear.
Ideas to kickstart an engaged and elevated neighborhood.
At Crummack Huseby we recognize each community is unique. This belief is one of the cornerstone’s of our own community and success. We take the time to understand your operations, administration, infrastructure, board of directors and homeowners to truly engage your community’s unique interests and aspirational needs.
Whether you want to give your home a new coat of paint or ready to plant a beautiful tree, it is best if you follow the rules to a good grade.
Measure twice cut once. Well, passing the architectural review is a little bit like that too. If you are more thoughtful before you submit your proposal, you can help your chances of passing the architectural review process the first time.
March 7, 2018 Education
There are so many tasks that we do outside of our scope of work because we have a passion to create the best neighborhood for our homeowners, and that includes sharing as much information as possible. Sue Evans, a Sr. Community Manager at Crummack Huseby, helped organize a Neighborhood Watch
After being in the property management business for 15+ years, award-winning Dana Harle knows a thing or two about management, employee inspiration, and discovering passion for the work. Even with all of her experience, she is constantly open to learning new things about herself and the industry.
I grew up taking road trips with my family every Summer. We would all load into our Ford LTD station wagon with the trailer hitched up and then headed off! I’d often ask where we were going and to my delight, my Dad would pull out a map and walk me through where we were going, how long it was going to take to get to each of the locations and what we would do when we were there. Wow, what a plan. I knew it took him weeks to do it.
Fall calls for boots, sweaters and planning Hallothanksmas, but… it’s also time to garden! Many homeowners shy away from planting anything in the “winter” months for fear of frost or other cold weather effects, but it may provide a bountiful bloom or harvest if timed properly.
Did you know the Empire State Building is struck by lightning an average of 25 times per year? We don’t get as much lightning as the East Coast, but Crummack Huseby cares about your safety throughout the year. Please take a moment to read our lightning tips and facts, and share with your neighbors and co-workers too.
July 28, 2016 Education
Tips for HOAs on creating and sustaining a Maintenance Program. Each association has their own customized needs so it’s not one-size-fits-all. Everyone should create a maintenance manual to maximize the life of common areas and facilities in a cost-effective manner.
July 14, 2016 Margo Crummack Education
We’ve always trained our Community Managers to understand it takes a village to create an incredible community. Crummack Huseby hires the best talent and then encourages them to constantly educate themselves on the changes to California policies and codes, to new learnings for Builders, and for any reason that could benefit a community.
June 15, 2016 Margo Crummack CEO/Principal Education
I’m often asked who creates the rules, and also what determines a rule. Each stands alone with it’s own standards but let’s break it down.
The Board is granted the authority to write the rules. The Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) typically provide for this authority under the Association General Duties and Powers. But in order for their rules to be valid and enforceable, a rule must satisfy all of the following requirements as provided for in California Civil Code Section 4350.
May 10, 2016 Margo Crummack CEO/Principal Education
Without proper guidance and understanding, the transition from a developer-controlled board to homeowner governance can be tricky business. In order to understand the end result, we must truly start at the beginning
March 23, 2016 Margo Crummack CEO/Principal Education
I have department meetings, team meetings, meetings with clients, and I meet with anyone who is involved with our project. Builders should look at their future homeowners like team players instead of simply buyers.