Maintenance and Construction. Fact or Benefit?

By Bob Gourley Did your community get a new roof this year? Was your parking lot repaved? Was the pool filtration system overhauled? Were your decks replaced? Chances are pretty good that your community either underwent or will soon undergo … Continue reading

Are you listening to me?

By Bob Gourley How many times have you tried to get an important message across to your community members only to find yourself frustrated with the feeling that nobody is listening? I hear many listening-related complaints from condominium management professionals. … Continue reading

Keeping It Legal – The Story of Your Community Association’s Attorney

By Bob Gourley Comedian Milton Berle is quoted as saying “Attorneys practice law because it gives them a grand and glorious feeling. You give them a grand and they feel glorious”. While attorneys may be on the receiving end of … Continue reading

Communications and Community Governance

By Bob Gourley “That government is best which governs least” – Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and dubbed “Father of the American Revolution” by historians. He was born in 1737 and … Continue reading

Capital Reserves and the Future of Your Community

By Bob Gourley I went to see a fortune teller recently. She took me into her reading room and asked me to gaze into her crystal ball. She then predicted my future. “I see wear and tear on your buildings. … Continue reading