Board Member Resources for Community Associations
In addition to providing exceptional community management services, we believe it’s our responsibility to provide additional education for Board Members by sharing resources, information, and tips that will help you manage your community more efficiently and with less stress. These resources supply information for budgeting, financial reporting, violations, maintenance, and how to protect your residents’ largest assets.
The 5 Steps to Hiring a Community Management Company
Is your Board not happy with current management or tired of self-management? Make the hiring process easier for your Board by putting CPM’s over 34-years of experience to use. This link walks the Board through the interview process and supplies support documentation that will make the Request for Proposal (RFP) process much easier and help ensure the Board selects the Best Management Company for the Community Association.
Check out our blogs and articles. You’ll find them helpful, and we will be happy to discuss them in-depth with you when you have questions or comments concerning the topics. We’ll cover everything from co-mingling funds to managing violations to setting agendas for your board meetings.
Community Associations Institute – National
CAI provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. Their mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship. We especially recommend becoming a member so that Board Members / Trustees have the most current information regarding Associations and the vast resources available to them.
Community Associations Institute – Heartland Chapter
The Heartland Chapter of CAI serves the educational, business, and networking needs of community associations in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area, Kansas City, Branson, Lake of the Ozarks and Southern Illinois. As a CAI member a community Board has access to local programs at a reduce rate and a listing of CAI Business Partners that have a proven history of working with Associations like yours.
CPM’s greatest asset is our clients because through their feedback they guide us in the type and level of services they desire. You will also see that comments are received on a regular basis, making them more relative to CPM’s current performance.
Most St. Louis HOA boards are volunteer-based and pressed for time; yet detail-oriented oversight is still a requirement of any community association. One of the best things you can do to improve the ongoing performance of your HOA is to outsource the accounting...
Any HOA budget has a number of competing priorities. No matter the amount of assessments you are collecting, it can often seem like you never have what you need to meet all the Association’s current expenses AND have enough remaining at year end to put aside for...
It’s important to remember that your HOA board is made up of volunteers. You don’t want to overwhelm the same people with tasks and duties time and time again. When you’re distributing work and delegating responsibilities, make sure you’re fair and attentive to...
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More Information About Our Service Areas
CPM was started in 1985 with the idea that community management should be accessible, transparent, ethical, and proactive. With this simple business plan in place CPM has expanded to serve a variety of communities (to include, Condominium, Villa, Single-Family Homes (HOA), Town-home, Mid-Rise, and other styles of Multi-Family communities) and extended our service area to the entire Greater St. Louis Missouri and Illinois Metropolitan area including Missouri’s St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties; and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe, St. Clair and Jersey.
St. Louis County Missouri
St. Charles County, Missouri
Jefferson County, Missouri
Monroe County, Illinois
St. Clair County, Illinois
In 1833 substantial numbers of German immigrant families began settling in the area, and soon they outnumbered the slave owners in the county. The German newcomers were opposed to slavery, and their sons would become Union supporters during the U.S. Civil War. Former governor and then Confederate General Sterling Price led his cavalry though the county during his Missouri raid of 1864.
Before the war Franklin County had served by steamboats that moved freight and passenger traffic on the Missouri River. Afterwards, it became a railroad transportation center. Manufacturing industries were established at the end of the Civil War and successive ones have continued.
Bias Vineyard, near the small city of Berger, is located within the Hermann American Vinticultural Area (AVA), designated in 1983. Röbller Vineyard and Winery near New haven is also in the Hermann AVA. Wineries along both sides of the Missouri River are part of the Missouri Rhineland, whose vineyards were started by German immigrants in the mid-19th century. Before Prohibition, Missouri was the second-largest wine-producing state in the nation. Everything was closed down except for limited production of wine allowed for religious purposes. The state’s wine industry had to be completely rebuilt, which has been taking place since the 1960s.
In the late 19th century, Madison County became an industrial region, and in the 20th century was known first for Graniteware, and later for its steel mills, oil refineries, and other heavy industries. The county had a large working population, and the county and surrounding area was a center of strength for the Democratic Party.
Jersey County was founded on February 28, 1839, and was formed out of Greene County. The county was named for the state of New Jersey, from which many of the early settlers emigrated – which was itself named for the Channel Island of Jersey in Great Britain. The area quickly evolved into several small agricultural communities. As the area soon began to flourish, a county government was established and a courthouse was built in Jerseyville, the county seat. The cornerstone for the courthouse was laid on July 4, 1893. The Romanesque Revival style courthouse is a magnificent architectural structure of limestone quarried from the nearby town of Grafton, Illinois.
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