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Enriching Communities Through Expert Association Management
Association Services was established in the spring of 2000, originating from an accounting firm. With a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) among our ownership, the foundation of our first core value, Integrity, was firmly laid. Our initial endeavors revolved around assisting homeowner associations in the burgeoning eastern Pierce County. As the region experienced growth, so did our organization.
In 2003, Association Services joined the Washington Chapter of the Community Association Institute, marking the beginning of our journey towards acquiring knowledge and individual designations. By 2009, we had achieved the status of an Accredited Association Management Company, cementing Knowledge as our second core value. We came to realize that education holds equal importance for both Board of Directors and association members, underscoring our commitment to continuous learning.
Through our experiences in team management, Collaboration emerged as our third core value. Collaborating closely with our Boards, we operate as a cohesive unit to bring the Association's vision to life. We firmly believe that the collective effort yields superior results. This spirit of Collaboration has led us to embrace our company's guiding mantra, "We believe there is a better way."
MEET THE TEAM
Evelyn Dufford, CPA, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, has been involved with communities for over 22 years. Evelyn is our financial wizard. Her expertise with budgets, taxes, and fiscal planning is an extremely valuable service that she is able to provide to our associations.
Karen Savereux, CMCA, has been involved with community management for years. She worked in the business as a manager before buying the company. She continues to support the leadership of the company.
Elevate Your Association with Expertise and Excellence
Our Community Managers are distinguished industry leaders, renowned for their exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to service. They possess a profound understanding of critical aspects such as budgeting, insurance, meeting facilitation, CC&R compliance, architectural control processes, HOA laws, and association finance, allowing them to provide comprehensive management solutions.
Our Community Managers have achieved the prestigious Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation from the Community Association Institute (CAI), reflecting our commitment to excellence. They engage in rigorous industry training, including ongoing classes, presentations, and contributions to industry publications. Some have earned the esteemed Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation and one achieved the highest recognition as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM).
Our managers actively participate in Washington State Community Association Institute (WSCAI) conferences and attend monthly educational luncheons. This continuous engagement ensures they remain well-informed and up-to-date with evolving industry trends and legislative changes, directly benefiting our business operations and, most importantly, your association's success.