Friday, November 9, 2012

Ridner Joins Expansion of Wilkins & Associates Property Management

Stroudsburg - Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO announced October 29th that the Company had hired Carrie Ridner for the position of Property Manager. Wilkins & Associates PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (NEPA) is contracted with dozens of condo complexes, town-home communities and property owners associations throughout Northeast, Pennsylvania. WA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT has been in the management business for over 25 years.
Ridner has been employed in the Property Management profession for over 20 years. She holds two national designations from the Community Association Institute and will be graduating from Ashford University in May of 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Business Administration.
Before returning to college in 2010, Ridner spent 10 years as a Community Manager for Penn Estates POA. Penn Estates is a private gated community with 26 miles of roads, 1,750 homes and a number of amenities. Ridner was responsible for the day to day operations which included an in-house maintenance crew, security force, clubhouse, and more. In addition, Ridner handled the daily supervision and coordination of 15 full-time and 20 part-time employees, as well as being instrumental in arranging Board of Directors' workshops and meetings, Annual budgets, various community events and a host of committees including the Real Estate Committee, ABR Committee, Building and Grounds, Long Range Planning and Financial committees.

Prior to working at Penn Estates, Ridner was Community Manager at Masthope Mountain Community located in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, a four-season single family private community located in the northern tier of the Pocono Mts offering a variety of amenities such as skiing, boating, swimming, horseback riding and much more.
Said Wilkins, "Having Carrie on our team is going to give us the ability to be on the fast-track beginning the 1st of January, 2013. We already have proposals to a number of Associations, apartment buildings and condominium complexes in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and ABE areas. Carrie is going to handle those accounts." Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Allentown are new areas to the Wilkins Company, but are areas they have wanted to expand into for a while now.

Ridner, given the title of Property Manager, will also be responsible, along with Wilkins, for the marketing of new accounts, developing proposals and bids for accounts and making sure that the associations are then brought into the Company. Currently, the Wilkins organization has a full fledged accounting office under the direction of Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO; one Senior Property Manager and two full-time Property Managers.
The Wilkins organization is involved in a number of facets in the real estate industry.

Also starting in 2013, Wilkins along with Christine Scrofano-Wilkins will integrate the real estate side of their company more into the property management area. Said Scrofano-Wilkins, "The interfacing of various parts of the real estate market together with the property management has been very successful for us as we have tried new programs in 2012. We are definitely prepared to move forward in 2013 into actually combining those departments and the services each offer so one is able to interact smoothly with the other."
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates is also one of the Wilkins companies. Their corporate office is located at 304 Park Avenue in Stroudsburg.

Formerly known as NEPA Management Associates, Wilkins & Associates PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is one of the largest property management companies in Northeast Pennsylvania. Said Wilkins, "We may be the largest, but our services are extremely competitive. That's because we customize management accounts for each and every one of our clients. Affordability, while not compromising customer service, has been the key to our success. Because we have the real estate side of the business, we don't rely solely on Management income which is what other management companies are forced to do. This gives us an edge in bidding as well as handling the accounts."
Wilkins & Associates PROPERTY MANAGEMENTis open 6 days a week, Monday - Saturday. While their main office is located at 304 Park Avenue in Stroudsburg, payments of dues, rent and such by owners can be made at any of the Wilkins offices. Those other branch offices include Bushkill and Mount Pocono.

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