Category Archives: Blog

09/17/18 Exciting News!

We are pleased to announce that effectively immediately, John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Building Consultants, has been asked to serve as a Board Member on the Community Associations Institute (CAI) National Business Partners Council.  According to CAI, “The Business Partners Council represents product and services providers and professionals. The Council is made up of twelve members, with at least one person who is one of the following: Accountant, Attorney, Banker, Insurance Professional, Information Technology Professional, and Reserve Specialist. The Council provides input on policy matters to the CAI Board of Trustees, and serves as a key resource to staff”.   John is a member of nine Community Associations Institute Chapters and regularly travels to CAI events throughout the country, guest speaking, networking and building relationships with property managers, association board members and business partners.

09/14/18 Window Replacements

J. Hershey Building Consultants visited the Association shown below to determine if windows replaced by a Unit Owner were installed according to the specifications we prepared.  Our site visit will be followed with a written report complete with photographs, detailing our findings.

We regularly perform site visits to Community Associations to determine if the work performed by a Contractor was in accordance to their contract with the Association.  We understand that Community Associations are always looking to save money, however, we have found that when our company is hired from the beginning to assist with specifications, bidding and construction oversight, our involvement could not only save the property manager’s valuable time but also save the Association money that would offset our fees.

Please give Jen a call today at 844-543-7743 or jk@jhersheygroup.com to discuss your upcoming capital improvement project!

 

08/29/18 Late Summer Reserve Studies

J. Hershey Building Consultants are on-site today in Media, Pennsylvania, performing a Reserve Study for the Association show below.  These newly constructed buildings consist of (26) 3-story town-homes. The Association is responsible for maintaining the exterior of the buildings, rear parking spaces, site lighting and common area landscaping.  This Association is within walking distance to downtown Media and many of the units feature elevators!

With budget season in full swing there is still plenty of time for community associations to request and receive a Reserve Study proposal!  Lock in 2018 prices by having the Reserve Study approved at your 4th Quarter Board Meeting.  Give Jen at call at 844-543-7743 or jk@jhersheygroup.com to request a proposal.  You can also click here to fill out our easy-to-use online Reserve Study Request Form.

08/27/18 August Blue Print

Our August issue of The Blue Print features up-to-date information on current J. Hershey projects from a gutter analysis we will be performing in northern Ohio to the completion of a home renovation by our Design Build team in Libertyville.  We are also looking to hire a Licensed Architect or Engineer with Reserve Study experience, more information on how to apply can be found in the J. Hershey Happenings section!

The Blue Print by J. Hershey, August 2018

08/13/18 Professional with Reserve Study experience wanted!

We are looking for a Licensed Architect or Licensed Engineer with Reserve Study experience to join our J. Hershey Building Consultant’s team!  This person can be licensed in any state and will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects within a short period of time.  Experience with production drawings and construction management is desired but is not a requirement and this person may work remotely from home or from one of our four office locations.  To apply please send resume and cover letter to John Hershey at jmh@jhersheygroup.com!

07/25/18 July Newsletter!

The J. Hershey Building Consultants team has been busy in recent weeks working on projects in multiple states from Illinois to Ohio, over to Pennsylvania and down to Florida!  Click here to read our July issue of The Blue Print which highlights these community association projects along with beautiful images of the home the J. Hershey Design Build team recently completed in Libertyville, Illinois.

05/23/18 – May’s issue of The Blue Print

The J. Hershey team had a great time networking at the CAI National Conference and Trade Show earlier this month!  Click here to read the May issue of The Blue Print which include a recap of the National Conference, updates on current community association projects, in-progress pictures of J. Hershey Design Build home renovations and much more!  As always, for all your consulting, design, construction and community association needs please do not hesitate to contact us at 844-543-7743 to discuss your project!

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!

05/09/18 – Roof Replacement

The J. Hershey Building Consultants team is preparing constructions drawings and specifications for the replacement of the roof shown in the images below. This Association consists of (1) 3-story building containing (24) units and is located in Westlake, Ohio, close to the shores of Lake Erie. Once the drawings are complete and approved by the Association we will assist with bidding and construction oversight for the duration of the project. It is not uncommon for J. Hershey Building Consultants to save our Clients time and money when they hire us to perform all four phases from initial evaluation through construction administration. It is our goal to be your “one-stop” shop guiding the project from start to finish.  Please give us a call today at 844-543-7743 or email Jen at jk@jhersheygroup.com to request a proposal!

05/02/18 Capital Improvement Projects

Now that spring has sprung, our team has been busy performing construction administration services for community association projects where drawings, specifications and bidding were completed with our assistance at the end of 2017. During construction we perform scheduled site visits to monitor the progress, assist with payout requests, answer questions on behalf of the board and prepare written reports for the association detailing the progress.

Current construction administration projects as shown below include the roof replacement of a 4-story, (36) unit building, the roof replacement of (25) 2-story town-home buildings and we just completed construction drawings for the balcony railing replacement of (152) units in (6) 3-story buildings. We are now moving into the Bid Phase of the balcony railing replacement project and will be meeting bidders on-site this week to review the specifications and answer any questions so they may prepare their proposals for the Board’s review!

Give us a call today at 844-543-7743 to discuss your capital improvement project needs.  It is not to late to begin construction this summer!