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Joseph Zaborowski (Zabo), Cramer’s Cashway, Inc.; Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, Wilkins & Associates; Scott Sebring, Cramer’s Powerhouse and Carrie Ridner, Director of Property Management, Wilkins & Associates
Stroudsburg - Wilkins & Associates—PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, also known as NEPA Management Assoc, is shown here with their new Bob-Cat Walk-behind Hydro Z-Control mower purchased from Cramer’s Powerhouse. Wilkins has expanded their Management services adding a variety of maintenance services as well. Recently, WA-PROPERTY MANAGEMENT was retained by The Glen at Tamiment to provide lawn care, pool service, road maintenance and snow-plowing for the Association.
Under the direction of Carrie A. Ridner, Director of Property Management, the maintenance division of the company is expanding. Said Ridner, “While we are certainly not going let Tom drive our new Bob Cat, it is a first step in the direction of providing maintenance services to not only the 30+ associations we represent but also allows us to get into the “handy-man” business with such items as painting, power-washing, lawn care and snowplowing.”
Ridner, new to the company, has 20+ years in the Property Management business as a community property manager. Prior to joining Wilkins, she was Community Manager at Penn Estates as well as active in the Pocono Ranchlands community and formerly employed by the Village at Camelback and Wild Acres throughout her career.
The Wilkins organization, under the name NEPA Management Associates and Wilkins & Associates—PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, provides management for short and long term rental properties, apartment complexes, condominium and townhome communities, property owners associations and commercial projects throughout the greater northeast Pennsylvania region. What started over 20 years ago as one association, the Villas at Pine Hill in Mt. Pocono, today has grown into one of the largest Management companies in northeast Pennsylvania. Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO stated, “We’re in the Property Management business to stay. We see a tremendous opportunity in the Lehigh Valley, although it’s more competitive there (which we welcome), as well as expansion into the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Lake Wallenpaupack regions. By adding in-house maintenance services to our menu, it opens more doors for us and we feel has a tremendous upside.”
Approximately, two years ago, Wilkins & Associates—PROPERTY MANAGEMENT offered a Bookkeeping and Fiscal Management Agreement to small and very large community associations which went over extremely well. It’s a bookkeeping service that is very affordable and in their capacity, the Wilkins company bills and deposits the dues, accounts for the dues, pays the necessary bills for the association and reports on that activity monthly or quarterly to the Association’s Board of Directors.
Under the supervisions of Rosemarie Lobe-Waller, CFO, the program has been taking a very strong foothold in small associations. Says Waller, “Now that same product has been redefined as a cost savings idea for the largest of associations where they can outsource the financial running of the community to a third party at a lesser cost than it may be to keep that particular part of their staff.”