FIVE WAYS TO VET A VENDOR

March 6, 2019    Education, Homeowner Tips

It’s not just about the budget.

We help HOAs look at their budgets well in advance, taking into consideration the rising costs and inflation that may change from year to year. Then we have last minute or emergency fixes that must be made on the property, but that also requires a long-term approach. When Crummack Huseby hires a vendor, we not only look at budgets, reputation, and insight but we want the job done right by the right people.

 

1. LOOK LOCALLY FIRST

Crummack Huseby believes in a personalized approach, when possible, we look within Orange County first. Because our communities vary in size all over the county, we look for established vendors who are big enough to handle all types of jobs and who can be available 24/7, if needed. No, we probably don’t need a landscaper at midnight, but we may need an electrician to handle an emergency outside of business hours; this is a rare case, but you should always be prepared for many scenarios. Whether you hire locally or go with a nationwide name, it’s essential they are trustworthy and operate at a high standard.

 

2. INSURANCE IS ASSURING

Any reputable vendor will have their insurance to cover accidents on your property. Crummack Huseby wants associations to have their liability and accident insurance as well, but you want your vendor also to be prepared for the risks involved. Make sure your well-vetted vendor has up-to-date coverage to avoid lawsuits should an accident or injury occur while doing their assigned task. Safety never takes a holiday so be prepared in person and on paper.

 

 

3. CHECK THE PAPERWORK

Your chosen vendor should be licensed, bonded, and registered with the state; this ensures they’ve met state regulations and professional standards to do business within your county and community. Before a proposal is brought to the community for any service or construction Crummack Huseby ensures that the proper paperwork (i.e insurance and licensing) has already been verified.  

 

 

Crummack Huseby does business with many service providers throughout the year, and no two are alike because no two communities are alike. We encourage you to look closely at your unique needs and choose a vendor that works in sync with your project, your community, and your budget. If you feel overwhelmed in selecting a vendor, we are always here to help you every step of the way. 
 

Additional Sources:

Case Study: Pooling Together. Northpark Celebrates Grand Opening of New Pool

Your HOA Budget Timeline and Tasks. What Should You Do First?

After HOA Budget Timelines it's Time to Build That Budget 

Why Selecting an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) Maters

 


LET'S START THE CONVERSATION - Our approach is to seek to understand your needs and challenges.  

If you are a vendor and would like to partner with Crummack Huseby - Check out the CH Preferred Service Network 

 


ABOUT CRUMMACK HUSEBY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.

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) managementCrummack Huseby Property Management obtained an AAMC® Accreditation status which highlights their focus and commitment to deliver total customer satisfaction.  If you would like to learn more about Crummack Huseby Property Management Inc., they look forward to learning about your community and understanding your needs and how they can best support your community.

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