June Benefactor of the Month

USI Insurance

USI Insurance

Virginia Office: 3190 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 400, Falls Church, VA 22042
Maryland Office: 335 Clubhouse Road, City, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
DC Office: 601 13TH Street NW, Suite 900N, Washington, DC 20005
Website: www.usi.com
Year Established or Incorporated: 1985
• CAI Member Since: 1985
• Certificate of Insurance: Yes
• Bonded: Yes
• Areas you serve: Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Delaware
• Corporate Associations: CAI National and local chapters
• Company Philosophy: Our role as your insurance broker and risk management consultant is to help your community
manage not only its total cost of claims, but also its total cost of risk. The total cost of risk (TCOR) is defined as the sum of your community’s expenses as it relates to risk, including: deductible expenses or uninsured losses, transfer costs (insurance premiums), risk control expenses, and other administrative costs. In an effort to stabilize and reduce our clients TCOR, we have invested significant capital to provide additional services to our clients without charging an additional fee.

About Us
• Top 10 insurance broker in the U.S.
• 6,000 employees with 150 offices across the U.S.
• Acquired Wells Fargo Insurance in 2017
• Over $2B in U.S. Revenue
• Dedicated team exclusively serving common-interest communities
• Provides insurance and risk management for 3,000 condominiums, cooperatives and HOAs nationwide and 90,000 units locally
• Our team has expertise in underwriting, claims, and property management (PCAM) to achieve desired client outcomes
We Offer
• Monthly Newsletters
• Unlimited access to our proprietary “Risk Management Center” which offers: free weekly webinars, Bilingual database
of Risk Management resources, Incident Tracking (incidents not reported to a carrier or below the deductible), Training and Audit Tracking, and SDS and BBS Track.
• 24/7 Online Certificate of Insurance processing
• Certificate of Insurance Tracking (vendor’s insurance and
residents)
• Vendor Contract Reviews (insurance requirements and indemnification language)
• Coverage & Bylaw Reviews for proper compliance
• In-house Claims Management and Advocacy
• Attend BOD Meetings & Town Hall Meetings
• Customized Loss Control & Risk Management Programs
• Budget Planning & Forecasting Services
• Market Analysis & Renewal Planning
• Education sessions for Managers, Residents and Board of Directors

Contacts: Theresa Melson, Senior Vice President, 703–205–8753, Theresa.Melson@usi.com; Jessica Knutsen,
Vice President, 703–205–8722, Jessica.Knutsen@usi.com; Andrew Schlaffer, Vice President, 703–205–8764, Andrew.
Schlaffer@usi.com

 

Trash Away, Inc.

Trash Away, Inc.

Contact:

Cheryl Crawford

Director, Client Relations & Business Development

8390 Terminal Road, Suite D, Lorton, VA 22079

703-339-4560

ccrawford@trashaway.com

www.TrashAway.com

Founded in 1997, Trash Away brings over two decades of experience to communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and we are proud to still serve our very first clients.

What sets Trash Away apart from other companies is our commitment to innovation, dedication, reliability and service – no matter the needs of your particular community, we’ll develop a reasonably priced plan to keep your community clean, then perform those services on time, every time.

We built our reputation as an innovator by creating a unique system to collect and remove trash from high-rise condominiums, without the use of dumpsters. Our system not only removes the odor and pest nuisance of unsightly dumpsters, but it reduces your legal liability. More than 100 luxury buildings in Washington, DC have contracted us for this patentable service. We bring the same level of service and innovation to all of our service lines; from dumpsters to curbside, you can depend on us.

 

May Benefactor of the Month

TRC Engineering

TRC Engineering

9210 Wightman Road, Suite 110
Gaithersburg, MD 20886

Telephone:
301-869-6446
877-397-8038

Fax:
301-869-8376

Website:
www.tedrossconsulting.com

Year Established or Incorporated: 2006

CAI Member Since: 2006                                                                

Certificate of Insurance: Yes

Areas you serve: District, Maryland & Virginia  

Licenses Held: Professional Engineer, VA, MD, DC; Certified Energy Manager

TRC Engineering (Ted Ross Consulting, LLC) consists of a team of experienced professionals working to enable building owners, managers, and boards to provide the best in mechanical systems for their tenants and residents. From Mechanical Engineering and Design to energy audits to piping analysis to emergency call management TRC provides expert aid to their clients. TRC serves as “Owner’s Rep” for projects such as boiler, chiller, cooling tower, piping installations or decentralized air conditioning projects.  TRC will write and/or analyze project specifications and manage the bid process. TRC also functions as an “on-call” engineering team (Directors of Engineering for those properties without an engineering staff) or can work with an on-site engineering staff to improve their expertise on their own systems.  The team members bring these credentials to the table:

  • Professional Engineers with over 25 years of experience in consulting, project management, and
  • Project Engineers for HVAC Systems Renovations.
  • Licensed, experienced Chief Operating Engineer
  • Certified Building Energy Auditors
  • Certified Building Commissioning Agents

TRC Engineering is a CAI Educated Business Partner and our employees are very active in volunteering for the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of CAI.  Our Principal, Ted Ross has served on the Board of Directors for six years and has recently earned the Chapter’s Hall of Fame award in 2018.  Elisabeth Kirk is a recipient of the Chapter’s Rising Star in 2018 and co-chairs the Chapter’s Public Outreach Committee as well as, the Watershed Sub-Committee.   Since its inception, TRC Engineering has always been an active member with the chapter; participating in many committees, sponsoring several chapter events as well as contributing many articles for Quorum Magazine.

Mission Statement
Provide service that consistently exceeds our clients’ expectation.  Lead the industry with quality standards and continuously monitor and improve the quality of our service. To enable Building Owners, Property Managers and Building Engineers to provide excellent facility service for their tenants and residents.  We serve ethically, with a focus on developing and maintaining long-term client relationships.

Vision Statement

TRC Engineering is focused on being the industry leader in multi-family residential, commercial and industrial mechanical engineering services.  We will continue to develop the services offered including troubleshooting, retro-fit engineering, pipe testing and more in these buildings.

Company Core Values:  Our team is proudly committed to the following values:

Integrity:  Always treating our clients and colleagues in a fair manner; Gaining trust through our actions, including ensuring engineering and design integrity.

Service: We are consistently driven to provide the best service for our clients’ needs.

Respect: Respect within our team and for our clients will lead to a healthy working environment as well as team and client satisfaction.

Knowledge: We place value in having our team be leaders and instructors and always growing our technical knowledge to meet the needs of our changing environment.

Passion: Nurturing our team with a passion for providing the highest quality service to our clients.

Contacts:             Ted Ross  ted@tedrossconsulting.com

                                Elisabeth Kirk elisabeth@tedrossconsulting.com

April Benefactor of the Month

Brothers Paving & Concrete Corporation

Paul Battista, CEO/Founder

9469 Hawkins Drive, Manassas, VA 20109

Office: 703-393-1927

Fax: 703-393-1928

www.brotherspaving.com

info@brotherspaving.com


We get it.

With over thirty years experience in the HOA market, we understand the needs of your clients as much as you do. We make sure that you look good for your clients. The HOA market is the largest segment of our business, unlike our competition, who dabble in this industry. We understand the particulars—the importance of timely notices, of showing up when we say we will show up, attending board meetings, and educating board members on all aspects of our business.

Our job is to make sure that you look good to your customer, and we get that.

We’ve been a member of CAI since 1985, and we’ve been a benefactor of WMCCAI for over 10 years.

Reach out to us to schedule a 30 minute Lunch & Learn session, where we help you learn how to evaluate and maintain your asphalt and concrete needs.

“Loyal customers, they don’t just come back, they don’t simply recommend you, they insist that their friends do business with you.” -Chip Bell

 

 

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

Company Name: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P.

Edward J. O’Connell III
Partner
3190 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042-4510
Phone: 703.280.9266
Fax: 703.280.8944
eoconnell@wtplaw.com

Tiffany M. Releford
Partner
7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700W
Bethesda, MD 20814-6521
Phone: 202.659.6764
Fax: 202.327.6187
treleford@wtplaw.com

Chad J. Toms
Partner
209 5th Street
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone: 302.829.3043
Fax: 302.357.3273
ctoms@wtplaw.com

Website: www.wtplaw.com

Year Established or Incorporated: 1933

CAI Member Since: 1980                                                               

Certificate of Insurance:  N/A

Bonded:  N/A

Areas you serve: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia                                 

Corporate Associations:

  • Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI)
  • Chesapeake CAI (CAIMDCHES)
  • Central Virginia (CVCCAI)
  • Southwest Virginia (CAISWVA)
  • Southeastern Virginia (SEVACAI)
  • PA and Delaware Valley Chapter of CAI (CAI-PADELVAL)

Services Provided: We advise clients on a broad range of corporate, litigation, technology and regulatory legal issues, both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to our extensive representation of Community Associations, our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium enterprises to start-ups. They include businesses engaged in construction, finance, government contracts, higher education, health care, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, nonprofits, real estate, securities, technology and transportation, among others. We help our clients arrange financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. Additionally, we advise companies and organizations of all sizes on tax, employment and real estate matters. Our litigation attorneys provide legal representation in court, arbitration and mediation, as well as before administrative agencies in a broad range of corporate, partnership, business and commercial disputes.

Licenses Held: Our attorneys are admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and a number of other states.

Company Philosophy: Since 1933, clients have come to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for trusted representation and guidance on issues critical to achieving their business goals. With over 170 attorneys in 16 offices, we serve clients throughout the mid-Atlantic, as well as nationally and internationally. We have a lean, entrepreneurial approach to the business of law, delivering legal services that are at once sophisticated and cost-effective. In addition, we have a long history of giving back to our communities through pro bono contributions of legal services, board service and financial donations.

 

 

 

 

 

March Benefactor of the Month

Community Association Underwriters of America, Inc.

Community Association Underwriters of America Inc.

Doug Henken, CIRMS
Mike Romano, CIRMS, CPIA

Virginia Office
4530 Walney Rd, Suite 200
Chantilly, VA 20151

Maryland Office
9901 Business Parkway, Suite B
Lanham, MD 20706

Telephone: (800) 228-1930

Fax: (267) 757-7469

E-mail: dhenken@cauinsure.com; mromano@cauinsure.com

Website: www.cauinsure.com

Year Established or Incorporated: 1989

  • CAI Member Since: 1989
  • Areas you serve: Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Associations: CAI, Insurance Agents & Brokers, Apartment Condominium and Townhouse Association, Community Association Management Executives Organization.
  • Services Provided: CAU is one of the largest providers of community association insurance in the country. Our comprehensive insurance programs were designed specifically for residential and office condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperative apartments and include several coverage advantages that are either optional or simply not offered by other insurance policies.
  • Licenses Held: Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Company Philosophy: CAU was established to meet the unique insurance requirements of the community associations and has designed its policies to specially address community association concerns. We continue to be the nationally recognized industry leader by offering innovative coverage enhancements and risk management solutions while at the same time maintaining our commitment to quality service, prompt resolution of claims and efficient processing of customer service requests.

As we approach our 30th year of service to community associations, our commitment to an unwavering standard of excellence remains the cornerstone of our relationship with our association customers.

 

Windows Plus, LLC

Company Name: Windows Plus, LLC

Contact: Kimberly Knight Wayland

Address: 4321 Markham Street, Annandale, VA 22003

Telephone: 703-256-0600

Fax: 703-942-6987

Email: kknight@windowspls.com

Website: www.WindowsPls.com

Year Established or Incorporated: May 3, 2000

CAI Member Since: 2001

Certificate of Insurance: Yes

Bonded: N/A

Areas you serve: Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC

Corporate Associations: WMCCAI, Associa Advantage, American Bar Association, EPA Lead-Safe Certified, A+ Rated, Better Business Bureau, Preferred Vendor for Best Pick Reports, Vinyl Siding Institute Certified Installer, Lawyers of Distinction 2018

Services Provided: Turn-key operation for replacement windows, doors, siding and roofs. We offer renewable service/maintenance contracts to property managers for their buildings.

Licenses Held: Licensed to operate in Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC

Corporate Philosophy: Our philosophy and approach to business is to educate and guide you through the home improvement process. Our staff has many decades of field, trade and corporate experience and will help you make excellent and educated choices for your home improvements. We are committed to our customers and colleagues to ensure complete satisfaction throughout the life of your products.

Our Mission: Windows Plus’s mission is to assist homeowners in making informed decisions for their home improvements. We are committed to excellence in our service and offer premium lines of products to ensure your satisfaction without sacrificing the integrity of the home.

February Benefactor of the Month

Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC

Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC
3201 Jermantown Rd. Suite 600
City, State ZIP: Fairfax, VA 22030

Telephone: (703) 352-1900

Fax: (703) 352-5293

Website: www.chadwickwashington.com

Year Established or Incorporated: 1990

  • CAI Member Since: 1990
  • Certificate of Insurance: X Yes   No       N/A
  • Bonded: Yes       No     X N/A
  • Areas you serve: Virginia and the District of Columbia                     
  • Services Provided: Legal Representation
  • Licenses Held: Licensed in Virginia and D.C.
  • Company Philosophy: Assisting association clients with knowledgeable, thorough and creative counsel.

Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn P.C. devotes its practice entirely to community association law in D.C. and Virginia, working with:

  • Homeowners associations
  • Condominium associations
  • Residential and commercial master associations
  • Housing cooperatives

 

Since 1990, Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn PC has provided comprehensive legal representation of community associations in Virginia and the District of Columbia, including homeowners associations, residential and commercial condominium associations, and housing cooperatives. The firm delivers wise, creative counsel to support an association’s ultimate goal—to run an efficient community that properly serves its members. Our lawyers provide guidance and assistance to boards and managers on the full array of issues facing community associations—such as covenant enforcement, covenant and bylaw interpretation, contract negotiation, amending governing documents and collecting delinquent assessments. We are also experienced in assisting new communities in transition from developer control and provide litigation services if needed. In addition, the firm is a leader on Virginia legislative issues and presents annual seminars to clients and managers regarding the latest developments in the law and other topics of interest.

Contacts: Ken Chadwick, esq., ccal, kechadwick@chadwickwashington.com; Wil Washington, esq., ccal, wwashington@chadwickwashington.com; Brendan P. Bunn, esq., ccal, bpbunn@chadwickwashington.com; Allen Warren, esq., abwarren@chadwickwashington.com and Bruce Easmunt, esq., bheasmunt@chadwickwashington.com (all of whom are past presidents of WMCCAI)

 

January Benefactor of the Month

Hann & Hann Construction Services Inc.

Company Name: Hann & Hann Construction Services Inc.

Contact: Todd El-Taher, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Address: 12307 Washington Ave

City, State ZIP: Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone: 301-468-3340

Fax: 301-881-5594

E-mail: tel-taher@hannandhann.com

Website: http://www.hannandhann.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hann-Hann-Construction-Services-124438038154947/

Year Established or Incorporated: 1974

  • CAI Member Since 1997
  • Certificate of Insurance: Ö Yes
  • Bonded: Ö Yes
  • Areas you serve: C., Maryland, and Virginia                              
  • Corporate Associations: Member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) Washington Metropolitan Region as well as Chesapeake Chapter, Property Management Association (PMA),

 

Services Provided:

Hann & Hann provides a consultative approach to the renovation, maintenance and general upkeep of your community. Founded in 1974 we have in-house expertise in painting, wall covering, carpentry, roofing, siding, concrete, lead abatement, and mold remediation, to name just a few of our strengths.  Hann & Hann employs a team of highly-skilled professionals ranging from ownership through management into our production staff proudly providing services to HOA’s, Condominiums, and Co-ops.

Hann & Hann has extensive experience in lead abatement and the risk containment for residents through the abatement process and continually train our personnel.  With credentials in MD, VA, and D.C. and differences in each jurisdiction, we stay diligent in our continued education of our personnel due to the evolving best practices.  With decades of experience in the condominium market, we are poised to continue assisting communities in the Metro D.C. region with their maintenance, repairs, renovations, and remodeling of any interior or exterior need. Our staff is accustomed to working in occupied spaces and makes every effort to reduce the inconvenience felt by residents.

  • Licenses Held: MHIC(MD), Class A(VA), General service and repair home improvement contractor(D.C.), Lead abatement
  • Company Philosophy: Consult with the client to determine the best solution for the need expressed, where possible providing options ranked as good, better and best explaining the advantages or shortcomings of each. Without hesitation, walk away from projects or requests that have an improper scope of work, risk of ethical conflict, or present risk to building, association, the reputation of Hann & Hann or the management company hiring us. Utilize knowledge, wisdom, transparency, candor and