Understanding Maintenance Programs
What is the difference between “Preventive” and “Corrective” Maintenance? “Corrective Maintenance” is fixing something after it is broken so that the broken equipment, building component or system can be restored to its operational condition – i.e. you replace or repair those things that have broken. This is not maintenance in the sense we normally […]
ProTec Has Made The Inc. 5000 List
We are honored to announce ProTec Building Services has been named Inc. 5000’s 2,833rd Fastest Growing Private Company in America and San Diego Business Journal’s 52nd Fastest Growing Private Company in San Diego. We feel incredibly fortunate to make both lists for a second time. In 2001, we made the Inc. 500 list for the […]
Interview with Karen Conlon, President and CEO of Sequoia Grove Consulting, Inc.
Karen Conlon is widely recognized as one of the key leaders that transformed California’s community management industry from an unfamiliar occupation into a professional “credentialed” career. Karen, along with a group of HOA management company owners, formed CACM in 1991 to create a “professional organization dedicated to ensuring the quality and standards of practice in […]
Unlicensed Contractors are in every community in the US
The underground economy is comprised of all the usual suspects including housekeepers, landscapers, drug dealers and of course unlicensed Handymen. This economy has almost $2 trillion (that’s a T) in volume. A 2011 paper Richard Cebula and Edgar Feige estimated that as much as “18-19 percent of total reportable income is not properly reported to the IRS.” That’s […]
Is Your Handyman an Independent Contractor or an Employee?
Do you have a Handyman working at your HOA who does work on a regular basis? Is he licensed and insured? Do you direct his work? Do you set his hours? Do you pay Federal, State and other taxes on him and his work? If not, you could one day find out that he is […]