Joined by Ann Hart of Hub International, and David Silver, Esq. of Peryea Silver Taylor, the virtual workshop has been designed with business partners in mind. From WSCAI’s event page,
Whether you’re a seasoned community association industry veteran, new to the industry, or have others in your office that might benefit from learning more, this dynamic workshop will help you better understand the unique differences between community associations and apartments, how the role of the community association manager differs from that of a multi-family property manager, and better understand the inner structure of community associations and the process for bid approval and expenditures.
You’ll also learn how economic and other market conditions can impact the industry, how to recognize business resources and leverage other WSCAI partnerships to identify new business opportunities, best position your products and services, and maximize your WSCAI membership.
Trestle understands the value in working with well-informed vendors familiar with the legal structure of community associations. In its continuing effort to provide the best possible service to its Client Associations, Trestle has established detailed work order and proposal.
Trestle’s Work Order and Proposal Procedures
Concentrating solely on community management services has allowed Trestle to understand the specific needs of Washington’s various types of common interest ownership associations and in response, design meticulous processes best suited for each. With an emphasis on transparency, consistency and accuracy, Trestle has created a robust catalog of internal procedures that have been automated with industry leading technologies. These mature processes result in the positive and consistently reliable experience Trestle’s Clients have grown to expect from the firm.
In order to protect its Client Associations and ensure consistency when issuing multiple proposal requests for Board review, Trestle has prepared an exhaustive catalog of statements of work. Each is project-specific and includes thoroughly outlined specifications. These statements of work can be amended by Trestle’s Community Association Managers to meet the unique needs of each community while still retaining standard language and legal protections. Similarly, Trestle has prepared a detailed work order request form for its Team’s use.
Through the use of these thorough forms, Trestle’s Team can ensure that each vendor receives consistent information. This approach is particularly helpful when a community is requesting multiple proposals from multiple vendors as it ensures each vendor receives an identical request. Further, through integration into Trestle’s My-Community Web Portal, Board Members are able to review and monitor all maintenance items, including pending proposal requests and in-progress work orders, and review and approve vendor invoices. Homeowners are able to review open maintenance projects linked to their home or a shared common area.
What Else Can be Found on Trestle’s My-Community Web Portal
A community association portal is only as useful as the information it provides. In an effort to ensure current details are readily available, Trestle has fully incorporated its My-Community Web Portal into its Team’s processes. As a result, Trestle’s Team continuously updates the information accessible on the My-Community Web Portal, allowing it to serve as reliable centralized resource for community members.
Full utilization of the My-Community Web Portal allows association business to continue on Board and community members’ schedules. As an online resource, information can be retrieved at any time. Homeowners are able to proactively seek guidance, review easy to use instruction guides provided by Trestle, and ensure that their request or need is not delayed during non-business hours. Similarly, Board Members may review status updates after business hours, ensuring pending items do not go unchecked and important discussions among Board Members are not delayed.
Trestle continuously invests in Team education and skill building. All of the firm’s Team Members attend continuing education courses offered inside and outside of the industry as well as conferences and educational seminars on an ongoing basis. Trestle approaches education holistically, ensuring that all Team Members are well-versed on the intricacies of the community association management services industry.
Through this approach, the firm holds the highest number of prestigious community association management credentials in Washington State including the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Manager of Community Associations (PCAM) designations.
To best serve its Client Associations, Trestle has established partnerships both inside and outside of the community management industry. Through these well-nurtured working relationships, Trestle has identified trustworthy service providers. Proactively anticipating the future needs of Washington state’s community associations, Trestle has also established relationships which allow it to access industry-leading technologies. These partnerships allow Trestle to implement exclusive and advanced technologies, meeting and exceeding its Clients’ needs. The value of these efforts is passed along to its Client Associations as they access vetted and dependable service providers and the most advanced services in the industry through Trestle.