Step 1 – On-site meeting where your Reserve Study provider collaborates with Management and/or the Board of Directors to review the financials, identify community responsibility and document historical information.
Step 2 – Site inspection that includes a component inventory and a condition assessment of the common components with photography evidence.
Step 3 – Creating the Report A detailed explanation of the component inventory with the rationale behind the recommendations is included for categories such as Exterior Building, Clubhouse, Pool and Property Site.
Finally, client support continues after delivery of the report in the form of requested report changes. A Long term relationship is the Goal of Custom Reserves with periodic Updates to the Reserve Study.
What Customers & Professionals Are Saying About Us
Bernie Mapili Jr.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
As a CPA, I suggest having a professional reserve study to all my Association clients. Custom Reserves offers funding plans tailored to any community. Working with Paul in Brevard county has been a pleasure and I am sure he can meet your reserve study needs.
Insurance Advisor at Sihle Insurance Group
Custom Reserves offers knowledgeable and responsive services to its clientele and its staff has a clear understanding of Community Association needs for reserve studies and insurance replacement cost valuations. I highly recommend Custom Reserves for their expertise and sound counsel.
Cherlene Adewunmi CMCA, AMS
CEO at Premium Solutions Group, LLC
When it comes to the detail and knowledge of Reserve Studies, I highly recommend Mr. Paul Grifoni. Community Leaders rely on many different professionals in the industry and Mr. Grifoni is the professional I go to on any matters concerning the complexity of Reserve Studies.
Cynthia Paul (Montsinger) Morales, LCAM, CMCA, AMS
Orlando Community Association Management Specialist
I have worked with Paul many times in my field of community association management. Specifically, I have called upon him for preparation of reserve studies to help me to determine the value of the assets for each of my communities. Also included in the reserve study is the estimated useful life, estimated replacement cost and current condition of these assets. With this information I am able to determine what to budget for future capital improvments for my customers. Paul’s expertise can’t be beat!
Sales Associate at Homeward Real Estate
I have worked with Paul to provide Reserve studies to multiple Associations. His product is excellent, including easy to understand spreadsheets for the Board. Paul’s willingness to attend multiple Board meetings and his ability to expertly answer questions make him stand out in the industry. I highly recommend Custom Reserves and Paul Grifoni.
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