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11/12/18 Water Infiltration

The J. Hershey Group of companies and its team members have an extensive knowledge of residential and commercial design, engineering and construction.  This allows us to provide our property management clients with a full range of services that many others do not offer. We offer this range of services to help simplify the efforts associated with the daily responsibilities of property managers.  Last week, we performed a site visit to determine the source of water infiltration into the first floor of condominium unit in Chicago, Illinois. Our site visit was followed by a written report detailing our findings complete with color photographs and an estimated cost of the proposed repair work.  Residential property managers regularly seek out our President, John Hershey, for his expertise in resolving water infiltration issues.  Click here to read an article on water infiltration written by John and published in the CAI Illinois Common Interest magazine!



11/07/18 Roofing Evaluation

J. Hershey Building Consultants recently performed an evaluation of the flat roofing on (3) 4-story buildings, as shown below, for a community association in northern Illinois.  The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the remaining useful life of the roofing.  We have the capability to perform evaluations on every site and building component issue that may be found on an community association’s property. We perform evaluations related to site drainage, erosion, building settlement, structural cracks, underground parking garages, wall cladding, wood balconies, steel and concrete balconies, flat roofing, sloped roofing and flashings, ice damming, attic ventilation, water leaks and infiltration.  Give Jen a call today at 844-543-7743 or to discuss your building evaluation needs!

10/04/18 Construction Administration

The J. Hershey Building Consultant team is currently providing Construction Administration services for several projects.  Examples of these projects include a roofing replacement of (5) 2-story buildings containing (25) units and a masonry repair project for (12) single-story buildings containing (79) units.  Our services during this phase include in-progress site visits to review the construction status.  Each site visit will be followed with a written report that outlines the construction work performed, schedules, payment applications as requested, and issues that may arise. The J. Hershey Building Consultant will also provide contract administration to include answering questions generated from the Association, property management and contractors.  If your Association is considering taking on a capital improvement project in the spring of 2019, now is the time to hire the architect/engineering firm to evaluate the project, create the drawings and specifications and prepare documents to bid the project during the winter!  Contact us today at 844-543-7743 to discuss.







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!