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Art and Science of Community

Fall Maintenance Checklist

September 8th, 2016|

It’s that time of year—you’re exchanged your swimsuit for sweaters and scarves just in time to roll up your sleeves and prepare you home for cooler weather. As we watch summer fade into the sunset, consider adding the following items to your winterization checklist, and ensure your home is in tip-top shape for the fall [...]

Community Associations: A Breakdown

August 31st, 2016|

As a resident in a Community Association, you’ve probably heard the words “homeowners,” “residents,” “renters,” “board of directors” and “management company” before. But are you clear on who these groups are and what their roles and responsibilities are within your Community? Read on for a complete breakdown! Homeowners and Renters Homeowners, just as the word [...]

Partnership Profile: Cindy Pogue

August 17th, 2016|

Cindy Pogue is the President of her Community's Board of Directors and has a background in property management. Read her advice for her fellow Board members below in our latest Partner Profile!

Partnership Profile: Chris & Lisa Pizzo

July 25th, 2016|

Chris and Lisa Pizzo own and operate Prep-Rite Coatings & Contracting. Read their profile below to learn more about their business and philanthropic efforts, their advice to other small business owners and their recommendations for hiring a contractor that will get the job done right!

Partnership Profile: Ed Cruth

July 6th, 2016|

Which qualities makes a successful Board member? Read Ed Cruth’s experience!

5 Steps: Storms and Insurance Claims

June 7th, 2016|

When you least expect it an event such as last evening’s hail storm happens and mother nature strikes!  Here are five easy tips to follow for insurance claims. Document everything. When a hailstorm or other damaging weather event occurs, the first step you should take is to document the damage and in as much detail [...]

Hammersmith Acquires HRCA Management Services Group

June 6th, 2016|

DENVER, CO – Hammersmith Management, one of the state’s largest Community Association management companies, has just completed the acquisition of all of the Sub-Associations that have been managed by Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA). “This is another exciting expansion in Colorado,” said John Hammersmith, CEO of Hammersmith Management. “We are proud to have served several communities [...]

Post-Disaster Preparedness: What You Need To Know

May 31st, 2016|

If your property has been damaged in a natural disaster—tornado, flood, earthquake, fire, etc.—there are some important steps you can take in the immediate aftermath to ensure your safety and minimize financial loss. Consider the following actions: Enter with caution. Damaged homes or buildings could be structurally unsafe; use extreme caution when navigating those areas, [...]

CAI Elects Hammersmith President-Elect

May 4th, 2016|

  DENVER, CO – John Hammersmith, CEO of Hammersmith Management, has been elected President-Elect of the Board of Trustees for Community Associations Institute (CAI). The election was held at CAI’s Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando on May 4. CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI [...]

What are governing documents?

April 30th, 2016|

We frequently talk about your Association’s governing documents. But what are they? State Law Almost every state has statutes governing Condominium and Homeowner Associations, and Colorado is no exception. In addition, most Associations are subject to the state corporations’ code. Declaration, Master Deed, or Proprietary Lease and Their Covenants and Restrictions Planned Communities are created by declarations (also [...]