The J. Hershey Design Build home renovation in Libertyville, Illinois is progressing well! The front porch as shown in the image below is being re-built using a composite railing system and the wood siding has been removed from the exterior and is being replaced with vinyl siding. The roof line at the rear of the home has been raised and this area, as shown below, will become the new master bedroom, master bathroom and laundry area! New windows are also going in this week throughout the entire home. Click here to view a video of the progress!
The kitchen is being framed out in the J. Hershey Design Build project shown below in Libertyville, Illinois. This single-story home has been gutted from front to back and the new design includes a new master bedroom and bathroom, kitchen and living area. Give Jen a call today at 847-549-5499 or email at email@example.com to discuss your home renovation project!
J. Hershey Building Consultants are on-site today performing a water infiltration evaluation at this high-rise building in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago! Three units within this building are all experiencing a similar issue.
Property Managers regularly use J. Hershey Building Consultants as an expert source on solving water infiltration issues for community associations. Our detailed, non-biased opinions, give Property Managers the steps necessary to correct the issues which other professionals and contractors are unable to solve. We currently have a 100% track record in solving these issues and as always, if a J. Hershey staff member is unable to determine the source of your water infiltration problem there is no charge for our service!
Give Jen a call today at 844-543-7743 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss project needs at your Association!
The February issue of The Blue Print is now available to read. This issue highlights happenings at each of our companies including the completion of a J. Hershey Architecture designed 6,000 square foot salon and spa in Middleburg Height, Ohio! Our J. Hershey Building Consultants team has been busy performing reserve studies and building evaluations which has lead into the preparation of specifications and drawings for capital improvement repair projects scheduled for this spring and summer. This issue also features progress updates on the four J. Hershey Design Build homes currently under construction throughout northern Illinois! Check out the link above and give us a call today at 844-543-7743 to discuss all your project needs!
The J. Hershey team brought lunch to a northern Illinois property management firm this week and presented a seminar on Roof and Attic Issues within Community Associations. This seminar was good for (1) CEU Credit for Property Managers with the CAM designation! We currently have (4) seminars approved by the Community Association Management International Certification Board (CAMICB), each one is worth (1) Continuing Education Unit. Give Jen at call at 844-543-7743 or email email@example.com to schedule a seminar at no cost to you!
This weekend we will be attending the Community Association of Illinois’ 36th Annual Condo-HOA Conference! Stop by our Booth #116 Friday or Saturday to learn more about the variety of services we can offer to Community Associations as well hear about our Lunch and Learn opportunities. We look forwarding to see you!
J. Hershey Building Consultants offers 6 FREE seminars per quarter for Property Managers to get their CEUs. Each course is held in YOUR office and is certified through CAMICB. We’ve already held 5 sessions in 2018! Contact Jen at 844.543.7743 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your session. Below are images from recently completed CEU Seminars in Illinois and Ohio!
Click HERE to read the January 2018 issue of The Blue Print! J. Hershey is now comprised of three distinct companies, each of which is featured in this issue along with our new website and phone number!
Our September issue of The Blue Print is ready for viewing! Do you know what sets J. Hershey Architecture apart from our competitors? Check out our “Association Projects” section below for some insight! This issue not only highlights our Association projects but also some great design projects our Team is currently working on.
It is that time again where Community Association Boards and Property Managers begin to think about their budgets for next year. A great article came out recently in the Chicago Tribune talking about the importance of making sure your yearly Association budget is done correctly. It is hard to have an accurate budget without a current Reserve Study! Email Jen today at email@example.com to request a Reserve study Proposal or a Sample Report!
We are currently designing repairs to the stucco privacy wall for an Association as shown below in Pennsylvania. The wall stretches approximately 900 feet. Along with the privacy wall repairs we are also redesigning one of the drive entries to include reworking the ingress/egress, adding a “faux” gate house with electronic powered gates and re-configuring the road pavement.
The low slope roof sections at the property shown below were recently re-roofed and unfortunately it now has more leaks than before. We were asked for our expert opinion to evaluate the cause of the current leaks. Note: Unfortunately, professional specifications and construction oversight were not performed prior to our involvement as is often the case.
Caulk is a great product when used properly, but very often it’s use exacerbates the issue rather than correcting it. If you have water infiltration issues please give us a call before attempting to make the repairs.
Due to recent failures of some aging rooftop water storage tanks on historic Chicago buildings, many Associations are choosing to have them removed if no longer in use. This past weekend we performed construction oversight for the removal of the water storage tank shown below. This particular building was built in 1921 and converted to residences in 2006, which means their water storage tank was almost 100 years old!
Check out our July issue of the The Blue Print which features an update on John’s recent travels to our Orlando office and an upcoming speaking engagement with CAI Central Ohio! This issue also covers the wide variety of expert services we can offer property managers to simply their lives and be the one-stop firm for the needs of their Associations.
In this heat wave a pool is a wonderful amenity. Why not enclose it for use throughout the year. That is what this community Association in Pennsylvania would like to do. For a design consultation with one of our design professionals contact us at www.jhersheyarchitecture.com.
JHA staff had a fantastic time last night attending the CAI Central Florida Meet the Managers Event in Orlando! As a Business Partner we rotated the room every three minutes, networking in a “speed dating” format with Property Managers from over twenty different management companies!
There is a right way and a wrong way to control erosion along the shoreline of a pond. We were informed this stonework was done only a year ago (probably at a significant cost) and it is already failing. How many problems can you see with this construction?
Do you have a community association with structural issues resulting from poor drainage like the retaining wall in this photo? Have you hired multiple contractors over the years and still don’t have it solved? Send our President, John Hershey, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and let’s work together to solve your water related issues.
Happy 4th of July from all of us at J. Hershey Architecture! Did you know that on July 13th JHA staff will be attending CAI Central Florida’s Meet the Managers Event? This sold-out, limited seating event gives business partners a chance to sit down and meet one-on-one with property managers in a “speed dating” format. As a member of multiple CAI Chapters we understand that successful relationships between business partners and management companies helps to ease the daily stress on managers by providing them with a reliable support system.
J. Hershey Architecture’s June issue of The Blue Print is now ready to view! This issue includes updates on our association and design projects including an exciting commercial project in northeastern Ohio!
Construction administration for repairs is a service we regularly provide for multi-family Associations. For each Association shown below, we first performed an initial evaluation of their balconies to determine the extent of renovations needed, then created the repair specifications and assisted with the bid process. Contractors were chosen for the repairs and we are now monitoring the work with weekly site visits followed by a comprehensive report detailing the progress. If your Association is in need of a repair/replacement project contact us today at 847.549.5900 for a proposal!
Our Residential and Commercial Design Team has been busy designing multiple projects! A snapshot of what they are currently working on includes:
1. Designing a 20’x20′ bonus room with a wet bar for a vacation home just a block away from the shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.
2. Converting an existing 8,000 square foot medical office building into a salon and spa complete with multiple treatment rooms for facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, hair styling and more.
3. Designing a second-story master bathroom and closet addition above our Client’s existing garage and a first-floor deck off the existing family room to enhance their outdoor views.
We are honored to have had the opportunity to create the design drawings for these two Habitat for Humanity homes that will be breaking ground in North Chicago next weekend! J. Hershey Architecture has had a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity Lake County and we would like to say congratulations to the the James and Lewis families as they begin a new chapter in their new homes!
JHA Staff members participated in an off-site team building event yesterday! Along with planning future company goals some fun was had including the “Marshmallow Challenge” as shown below. Teams had to create the tallest structure possible using only 20 pieces of spaghetti, 3′ of masking tape and a small piece of twine. Bill, Jen and Chris crushed John and Rob with the winning structure being over 27″ tall! Here is a link with more information on the “Marshmallow Challenge”! A great day was had by all.
Has your Community Association had a major capital improvement project completed since its last Reserve Study? We performed a Reserve Study update for this Association after the completion of a re-roofing project so their Reserve Schedule can be updated for greater accuracy. Give us a call for a proposal!
If your property is 40 years old or greater it may need the masonry mortar joints re-pointed. We can prepare scope specifications for the mason so the new mortar closely matches the original unlike the work shown in these photos. Email Jen at email@example.com for a proposal!
The HOA shown below is newly constructed and has not been entirely transitioned over from the developer. We were asked by the Property Manager to evaluate drainage issues some Homeowners are experiencing in their backyards and provide our expert opinion and recommendations (as necessary) for corrective actions the developer should be taking. If your Association needs an expert building or property evaluation give us a call today!
JHA staff was on-site this week in northern Ohio performing three separate Reserve Study site visits! Each site visit will be followed by an easy-to-read, property specific Report. This Report is an investment for your Association that will serve as a useful reference document for many years. To request a Reserve Study RFP please click the link below!
Click here to view our May issue of The Blue Print where we feature a link to John’s recently published article on water infiltration as well as a snapshot into our current community association and residential design projects!
J. Hershey Architecture’s President, John Hershey, was recently invited to sit down with Tony Campisi, Executive Director for the CAI Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley, for a Podcast on the importance of having a Reserve Study for your Condominium or Homeowner Association. You can listen to the Podcast by clicking here! Please visit our website at www.jhersheyarchitecture.com and click on “Reserve Study RFP” to request a Reserve Study proposal for your Association!
This month we will be performing both a Reserve Study and a Balcony Evaluation at the building shown here. JHA staff was on-site for a meeting with the Board to prep for the upcoming site visit! Spring is the perfect time to schedule your building evaluations!