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07/19/18 Don’t let the lack of a Reserve Study drown your Association!

Does your Association have a Reserve Study more than three years old or not have one at all?  As property managers and board members head into budget season now is the time to be reaching out to the experts at J. Hershey Building Consultants for your Reserve Study proposal.  Please click here for our easy-to-use online Reserve Study Request Form, call us at 844-543-7743 or email Jen at

A Reserve Study site visit was completed yesterday at the Association shown below in northern Illinois.  This Association includes 1,055 single family homes and is responsible for maintaining a clubhouse, outdoor pool with water-slide, concession stands, tennis court, basketball court, sand volleyball court, playground, walking paths and more!  Additionally, recent Reserve Studies were completed by our team in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

06/28/18 Reserve Study Specialists

Did you know that John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Building Consultants, is not only a Licensed Architect and Reserve Specialist but has also earned the exclusive designation of a CAI Educated Business Partner?  These designations are what sets J. Hershey Building Consultants apart from our competitors and highlights our experience and dedication to the industry.  This means that your Reserve Study is performed by a true expert with the knowledge to provide your Association with a useful working document that can be referenced for several years! We recently performed a Reserve Study at the Association shown below in northern Illinois.  This Association consists of (3) 3-story buildings containing (63) residential and (10) commercial units.  One of the buildings also contains an indoor pool, fitness center and community room and the three building share a parking garage.  In the coming weeks we will be performing Reserve Studies for Community Associations in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania!

06/05/18 Summer Construction in Full Swing!

During the spring, the J. Hershey Building Consultants team was busy preparing drawings and specifications for roof and balcony repairs at several community associations.  Those projects are now under construction and we have been hired by the associations to perform in-progress site visits to review the construction status.  Each site visit is followed with a written report that outlines the construction work performed, schedules, payment applications as requested, and issues that may arise including full color photographs.  It is our mission to simply the lives of the property managers we work with by being their “go-to” firm for all their building evaluation, design/engineering, bid assistance and construction monitoring needs.  Give Jen a call today at 844-543-7743 or email her at to discuss your potential community association projects!  Below are images from current community association projects where we are actively performing construction monitoring services!



053018 – Design Build Home Renovation Update

The replacement of the siding is nearing completion at one of the J. Hershey Design Build home renovations in Libertyville, Illinois!   On the interior the hardwood floors have been completed and are ready to be stained and the kitchen cabinet installation will be wrapping up this week! In the before and after images shown below you can also see the beautiful new front entrance into the home.




05/17/18 Wisconsin Reserve Study

J. Hershey Building Consultants’ President, John Hershey, who is also a CAI Reserve Specialist, was on-site yesterday in Appleton, Wisconsin, to perform a Reserve Study site visit for the Association shown below!  This Association consists of (7) 2-story buildings containing (84) units.  In addition to maintaining the exterior of the buildings the Association is also responsible for monument signage, parking lots, lighting and landscaping.    When a Client selects a “Level 1 Premium” J. Hershey Reserve Study it will always be completed by a Licensed Architect or Engineer with CAI Reserve Specialist credentials and the majority of reports are turned around within 20 business days from the site visit!  To request a  Reserve Study please click here to fill out our easy-to-use online request form or give Jen a a call at 844-543-7743.


05/15/18 Happy Anniversary

The J. Hershey team is celebrating our 9th anniversary today!  Thanks to our amazing Clients, we are thrilled at the growth the company has experienced these past nine years including the addition of offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida as well as the introduction of J. Hershey Building Consultants and J. Hershey Design Build in 2017!  As always, it is our mission to be your “one-stop shop” helping to guide your design, consulting or construction project from start to finish.  Please contact us today at 844-543-7743 to discuss your upcoming project needs and thank you for being part of our journey!

04/25/18 April’s Blue Print

From specific questions to ask your potential Reserve Study professional to images of in-progress J. Hershey Design Build projects our April issue of The Blue Print has something for everyone!  Click here to read and as always, feel free to give us a call at 844-543-7743 to discuss any of your project needs!

04/3/18 – Reserve Study Near Case Western Reserve University

Last week, the J. Hershey Building Consultants team was on-site to perform a Reserve Study site visit for the Association shown below in Cleveland, Ohio.  This Association consists of (19) town-home style units in (5) 3-story buildings.  Along with a review of the building exteriors which include attached garages and 4th floor decks the Association is also responsible for maintaining mailbox kiosks, driveways and landscaping including fencing which you can see in the image below.  These high-end town-homes are located across the street from Case Western Reserve University and were recently built!  This Association will now have a detailed, professional, Reserve Study in place to help them accurately plan for the future.   To inquire about a Reserve Study proposal for your Association please click here for a link to our easy-to-use online request form or email Jen at

View of the front of the buildings

View from the top floor decks

View of the attached garages at the rear of the buildings

02/22/18 J. Hershey Happenings – Trade Shows and Lunch and Learns

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 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!

7/20/17 Swimming Pool

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