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Art and Science of Community

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 [...]

What is CAI?

April 18th, 2016|

Here at Hammersmith Management, we talk about CAI--the Community Associations Institute--pretty frequently. And for good reason: we believe in its mission of building better Communities. CAI TV Commercial from Community Associations Institute on Vimeo. CAI has approximately 33,500 members and works in partnership with 60 chapters. The launch of the organization's most recent chapter represented an exciting [...]

Join a Committee!

March 31st, 2016|

Committees are an important part of every Association's operations. Committee members help keep Communities vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save Associations thousands of dollars each year. Your Community just wouldn’t be what it is without your active and effective committees! However, to be successful, your Association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement [...]