Debut of BIASC New Homes Showcase Offers Powerful Online Engine for Direct Engagement Between Homebuyers and Builder Communities

IRVINE, Calif. – July 11, 2019 – The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) has announced a major new platform called the BIASC New Homes Showcase. This online sales

ProTec’s Official COVID-19 Statement

Dear ProTec Family, COVID-19 Update:  Since California Gov. Gavin Newsome’s signing of Executive Order N-33-20 and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s signing of Emergency Directive 007, it is

Gutter Cleaning & More: It’s Time To Prepare For The Rainy Season

It’s already September which means the winter months and rainy season are right around the corner. There are many things your community can do to prepare for the rainy season, but two of the

The Case For Preventive Maintenance

If you need more proof that preventive maintenance is the best solution for your community, consider the Sands V. Walnut Gardens case. This case epitomizes deferred maintenance and outlines the

ProTec Opens Chula Vista Office

“Improving Quality of Life” is much more than our purpose, it’s what we strive to do daily for both our employees and clients; our guiding light. That is why we are so excited to announce the

Maintenance Manuals: Learn Why Some Developers Are Going Beyond Just “Best Practices”

In 1991, ProTec’s Founder and President J. David Rauch invented the very first Community Operation & Maintenance Manual (HOA Manual). Since then, ProTec has produced over 2,500

Avoid Deferred Maintenance MAYHEM: CACM Spring Regional Forums

Are you interested in finding out how you can save your HOA money by implementing proven preventive maintenance strategies? Then look no further than CACM’s Spring Regional Forums. In

Specialty Services Your Community Needs

  Specialty Cleaning services are vitally important to ensuring your community’s assets remain in great condition and free of hazards. That is why we are taking the time to remind you about

San Diego Painting Division Now Open

We would like to successfully welcome our first full-service Painting Division to San Diego. Now more than ever, we are equipped and ready to expand our painting services in an effort to better

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

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

Time For Annual Mechanical Equipment Service

ProTec Building Services professional facility engineers support your buildings' systems by making sure each component stays up to date. Annual service checks to the building's Hot Water and Cooling

Interview with Melinda Masson, CEO Scripsense, Inc.

Mention the name Melinda Masson (bio below) and everyone knows she is an industry icon.  She is the founder and CEO of The Merit Companies, which included Merit Property Management, Inc., Merit

Are your Homes and Communities Prepared for Winter Rains?

If we have an El Nino or not it is imperative to take proactive measures to get the longest life out of your building components and common areas. Here are the major preventive maintenance

SB 800: Down but Not Out!

Until recently SB 800 was down for the count.  Many in the building industry thought the law was going to be killed by the Liberty Mutual decision two years ago. It was there that the California

Interview with David Norvell, Director of Community Relations, Pardee Homes

Can you imagine having served on more than 800 HOA Boards or having attended over 30,000 HOA meetings? Well Dave Norvell can.  As a seasoned vet of the HOA and Building industries, Dave brings us a

Is Legionnaires’ Disease Lurking in Your Vertical Community?

If you have cooling towers at your community you might want make sure they are disease free. The Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by “legionella” bacteria, named for a 1976

El Nino or Arkstorm, What’s the Difference?

There is talk in the meteorological community about the possibility of a 100-year storm event hitting California and the West Coast.  The last time that happened was in 1862 when the Great Flood of

Is Your Vertical Community Ready for El Nino?

We have a high probability of a powerful El Nino returning this fall with extreme rain, wind and flooding conditions.  Whether this will be a destructive El Nino or not, is not the question.  What

Reclaimed Water Restrictions

Did you know using reclaimed water for irrigation comes with some restrictions.  Reclaimed or recycled water is former wastewater (sewage) that is treated to remove solids and impurities. It has

Government Regulations Increase Costs, Especially Housing Costs

Homes in San Diego California are twice as expensive as in other states because of government regulations, a recent study concluded by Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma

Drought Solved

Our four year drought has finally shown Californians that we do not live in a tropical paradise but in a desert.   We’ve got to start emulating our neighboring states (Arizona and Nevada) water

Bamboo Homes

Could you live in a house that bends with the wind? Bamboo is no longer just for your eco-minded floors.  Elora Hardy who lives in Bali is making “bespoke bamboo” homes that are not only

El Nino this Winter? The Real Thing or Another Dud?

If you are a skier, surfer or meteorologist you were most likely disappointed when last winters predicted El Nino never appeared.  It felt like an NFL Super bowl was put on, but one of the teams

Changes to the CA Green Building Standards Code

Changes are being made to improve energy conservation in hot water delivery to plumbing fixtures, to make the installation of grab bars in bathrooms easier, and to make sure maintenance information

ProTec Announces New North San Diego County Office Location

  ProTec Building Services (ProTec), the HOA industry leader in repairs, maintenance, inspections, and construction announces the opening of a new office location in Vista, CA. “With the

Playground Inspections

Spring is around the corner and that means more family trips to the community playground. Playgrounds have special maintenance requirements due to the use and abuse by children and winter rains.

EL Nino Hits Southern California’s HOAs

Floods, mudslides, and leaking roofs will ruin your Southern California winter with El Nino in full force. Drought-ridden California is dreaming of a rainy winter and an El Nino may be our answer.

Ooops I Just Spilled! How to Properly Clean Carpets

Red wine, soda and queso dip sounds like so much fun to start, but when it ends up ruining Clubhouse carpets it’s not so fun after all! Parties, meetings, hang outs, you name it, the clubhouse has

Dues Hikes, Mismanagement, and Angry Homeowners!

A good proactive maintenance program can help solve dues increases, overspending, and a HOA board inquisition! The flyer shown below is one of the countless examples of putting off maintenance to

Should Community Managers or Board Members Manage Construction, Remodeling or Renovation Projects?

You would think that no one in their right mind would want to step into a construction management role willingly, at least not without getting paid handsomely to take on that magnitude of

A Tornado-Proof Concrete House Exists: Someone Please Tell Oklahoma!

Now is the time to look beyond concrete disaster shelters and go for the whole enchilada, the concrete house.  Not only has Moore, Oklahoma received 7 deadly tornado direct hits, but the state of

Beyond Timers and Photocells: Wireless Lighting Control is Here

Most managers, HOA’s and buildings use either time clocks or photocells to turn their parking lot lights, landscape lights, signage and other outdoor lights on and off.  While time clocks and

J. David Rauch Bio

Dave Rauch is the Founder and President of ProTec Building Services (ProTec). He ensures that work quality is consistent.  Dave maintains a consistent presence within the company.  While managing the growth of ProTec, he strives to improve everything that ProTec does, especially exceeding client expectations.  At Mr. Rauch’s previous company he designed the original HOA manual and monthly building maintenance programs specific for each HOA. In 1996 Dave opened ProTec, which now provides maintenance programs to over 600 communities and other services to 2,000 communities.

George Van Oosbree Bio

George Van Oosbree is the Senior Vice President and Director of Operations in Nevada. He has been a manager with ProTec for 17 years. He holds a California/Nevada General Contractors and painting license; as well as, certifications in Playground Safety and SWPPP. He is also a United States Green Building Counsel LEED Accredited Professional and EPA Certified Lead Renovator.  Developers rely on George’s knowledge (nearly 100 High-rise and Mid-rise Projects) and 30 years of experience to construct sustainable and maintainable projects.

Andy Henley Bio

With over 20 years’ experience in construction management and janitorial, Andy knows what it takes to repair and maintain your largest asset, your homes and common areas at your community. Not only will Andy provide unparalleled customer service for all ProTec’s work but he will ensure that all jobs and service exceed client expectations. Call Andy and request to meet at your community. He will walk your community, detailing what maintenance and repairs are needed to keep your property values increasing.

Candy Allen Bio

ProTec’s controller, Candy Allen, has over two decades of experience in accounting and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the executive team.  Candy also has extensive HR, office management and organizational skills derived from her years of experience in the service industry.  What truly sets Candy apart from her peers is her energy and zeal to get the job/challenge done correctly and immediately.  She’ll explain that her success comes from devoting herself to creating a team environment in which the company can accurately track and maintain their various business and accounting systems.  Teamwork, honesty and hard work are all core elements of Candy’s work ethic.

Laura Swirski Bio

As ProTec’s Human Resources Manager, Laura Swirski, brings knowledge and experience in HR and Organizational Development from a variety of industries ranging from property management, non-profit, government, public utility, and hospitality.  Laura enjoys an employee focused and hands-on approach to HR.  She believes employees are a company’s most important resource.  An organization is successful when employees are in the right job and are involved, committed, and work together toward shared goals.  Laura is conscientious, a hard worker, and desires to learn, improve, and make a difference.

Fernando Urrea Bio

Fernando Urrea began his ProTec career in 2009. After a short leave he returned to ProTec in 2014 as the San Diego Maintenance Division Manager. He holds a General Contractors License; as well as, EPA Certified Lead Renovator. Fernando worked at Standard Pacific Homes and Pacific Bay Homes in the San Diego Divisions and has over 15 years’ experience in new home construction management. While working in Military Housing for 10 years he was able get hands on experience on all trades and management skills. His new home building and maintenance knowledge are unparalleled and is what makes Fernando a great asset.

Mark Adams Bio

Fascinated by construction from an early age, Mark developed the skills and knowledge to construct and repair any building. Prior to ProTec, Mark honed his skills at Quality Built Consulting on construction defects/diagnostics nationally. Mark is a licensed California General Contractor and a certified applicator in Excellent Coatings (Waterproof Coatings), SIKA Products (Sealants), PROTECTO Wrap (Waterproof Membranes) and Superkrete (Overlay Concrete Systems). Mark has been a manager at ProTec for 15 years and is the top HOA estimator in San Diego County. He prides himself on being able to assist HOA Boards and Community Managers resolve any type of repair or construction project.

Lee Sterling Bio

While attending Arizona State University pursuing a degree in engineering, Lee Sterling enlisted in the United States Army prior to Desert Storm. After completing his service he began working in the property service industry. Duly licensed as a Building (B1) and Roofing (C39) contractor, Lee rose through the ranks of the industry becoming the Division Manager and acting Chief Engineer for properties in San Diego, Irvine and Brea. His commitment to quality and superior service has earned him recommendations from his peers, clients and customers.

Cesar Ibarra Bio

Cesar Ibarra is ProTec’s Janitorial Manager and has been with the company for 8 years. He ensures that the janitorial work quality is consistent and manages the planning of large level custodial projects. He prides himself in his knowledge of janitorial services and has over 10 years of experience in the Commercial Cleaning Industry. He and his team devote themselves to our clients and provide customized janitorial services that are specifically tailored for each community or project.

Paul Mayeski Bio

Paul oversees ProTec’s Maintenance Manuals and Inspections Division. Before joining the ProTec team in 2000, Paul spent 4 years converting his Industrial Arts education into becoming a trained cabinetmaker, followed by 13 years building custom homes and then 7 years administering building maintenance programs and overseeing maintenance manual implementations for one of San Diego’s largest community management companies.  Because of his combined experience in the building and community management industries, he is uniquely suited to ensure that our clients’ projects are successful.

Chris McHenry Bio

Chris has over 25 years of construction experience in the residential and commercial industries. He has done everything hands on from operate heavy equipment, ro build and remodel custom homes, and commercial tenant improvements. He started working in his family’s business building custom homes during the summers in high school. He moved on as a Project Manager for an apartment maintenance construction company in Rancho Santa Margarita. He proceeded to get his contractor’s license and owned his own company for 7 years. Chris also holds the positions of superintendent on a high rise construction project and Project Manager with an industrial/commercial company.

Sal Mendoza Bio

Salvador Mendoza is our Los Angeles regional manager for ProTec Building Services. Since starting with the Company in 2008 he has devoted himself to the challenging world of maintenance for mid and high rise buildings. Salvador’s past experiences of running his family owned construction business, along with his real estate and mortgage banking experience, provide him with a unique perspective within our industry. He has a created the company’s first Planned Maintenance Contract (PMC), which allows for a custom annual maintenance calendar of the building components for each individual building, enabling clients to plan ahead and have an annual maintenance budget

Mirzet Velic Bio

As ProTec’s Vista Maintenance Division Manager, Mirzet brings immense experience in the HOA industry and knowledge of maintenance, repair and construction methodology. Mirzet joined ProTec in 2006 as an Account Manager.  Prior to ProTec he honed his experience at All American Construction as a Maintenance Technician.  With over 15 years of experience in contract management, construction, electrical, and property management Mirzet can solve any technical problem. However, Mirzet’s true tour de force is his Customer Centric service model; he takes care of clients’ needs before they even know they have a need. 

Timothy (Ty) Haisch Bio

Ty is ProTec’s Construction Division Manager for the North County San Diego region, working out of the Vista office.  Ty joined ProTec in 2010 as a Project Supervisor.  He has moved up in the management ranks due to his excellent work record, supervisory skills, hard-work and dedication to getting jobs done in a timely manner that have made him a “go-to” manager at ProTec.  Prior to joining ProTec, Ty was a manager at TDT Construction.  Yes, Ty has many years of experience, but it is mostly his excitement with solving complex problems, that cause Ty to stand out among his peers.  Ty loves challenges and will happily solve our clients most vexing or technical problem(s).

John T. (JT) Anderson Bio

John learned the value of hard work at his family business at the early age of 5, where he started out as a janitor.  He went on to learn additional trades and skills, where he eventually left the business world to attend college at The University of Hawaii and the University of Utah.  He received his degree in Political Science and Business.  After moving to San Diego in 2004 he founded Elite Services, which provided building services to Commercial and HOA clients.  In 2016, John saw an opportunity to join the ProTec team where he has put his many talents to work, expanding ProTec’s list of 172 services and engaging new clients.