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October 2020
eNews Monthly
Company Updates
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Our Southwest Houston Office Moves West!

Our Southwest Houston Office is excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location!  We will continue to serve clients and manage communities in the same areas as before but with a well-designed space better suited for our team.

The office features ideal conference facilities that will be available for community meetings, ample parking space for guests, and other great amenities. We know that this change will only help us become more efficient in assisting our clients every day.

The new 2,000-square-foot offices are located on I-10 West just west of Highway 6 at One Park Ten Plaza; it is conveniently located off of the freeway.  Our team will be moving into their new offices on November 21st.  With this move, the office will be referred to as the C.I.A. Services West Houston office.

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Breaking Ground in Humble

Our leadership team at C.I.A. Services, Inc. joined O’Donnell/Snider Construction for a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the construction of our new regional headquarters located in Humble, Texas. The 15,000-square-foot, single-story building was designed by Tramonte Design Studio to offer an inviting, modern feel, suitable for both team members and clients. The new development will join the Atascocita area at 18333 Timber Forest Drive, nearby many of our current clients.

As a Houston-based establishment for over 36 years, it was a natural and logical decision to acquire a permanent base in the Humble area. With the new office, we plan to gain efficiencies to even better serve our communities. With the goal of further growth in the Houston metropolitan area, this move complements C.I.A Services’ ongoing mission to provide every level of service that a community association needs. 

We will continue to provide updates throughout the process and are thrilled to soon have our own location in such close proximity to many of our existing communities. Construction is underway and is estimated to be completed in June 2021. 

As always, we will continue serving our communities with no changes or interruptions to all of our clients. 

Community of the Month
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We are proud of every one of our communities, so it is always hard to find just one to highlight. We start by having each of our Community Managers write a nomination for one of their communities. We then read them and take a vote. Here are our most recent selections:

  • October - Artesian Lakes Community Association - Humble Office - Linda Morris
  • September - Cinco Ranch Residential Association II - Humble Office - Laura Tate & Kim Cowart
  • August - Valley Lodge Property Owners Association - Southwest Houston Office - Libby Hodges
  • July - Sunrise Pines Homeowners Association - Humble Office - Kaila Gattis
  • June - Indian Shores Property Owners Association - Humble Office - Brenda Ellington
  • May - Aliana Homeowners Association - Southwest Houston Office - Deniece Reyes

To see the full story on these communities and to see all of the past winners, visit the Community of the Month page on our site.

New Communities
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This month, C.I.A. Services is welcoming two new communities!

We are very pleased to announce the return of the Palo Blanco Homeowners Association! We originally began managing Palo Blanco in September 2014. With a change in the Board, the community decided to try a different direction one year ago. They soon realized what they were missing and we are happy to welcome them back to working with C.I.A. Services!

We are also very excited to begin servicing The Ridge at Deerfield Homeowner’s Association, our newest San Antonio community! The Ridge at Deerfield is a beautiful 99-home gated community on the north side of San Antonio. It is next to two of our other communities, Deerfield and Deer Hollow. The Board is looking for a better approach with its owners, improved communications, and more guidance form their management partner. They have been searching for C.I.A. Services!

Community Anniversaries
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Every month we appreciate the communities that are celebrating their anniversaries with us. Here are the clients that started with us in October.

  • Indian Shores Property Owners Association — 33 years
  • Bowling Green Garden Homes Association — 32 years
  • Ashcreek Homeowners Association — 30 years
  • Kirkmont Section 2 Association — 27 years
  • Traces II Community Improvement Association — 24 years
  • Belleau Wood Civic Club — 19 years
  • Fairway Pointe Community Association — 14 years
  • RVTC Property Owners Association — 8 years
  • Willow Park Office Condominiums Homeowners Association — 5 years
  • Heartstone Subdivision Homeowners Association — 5 years
  • Kendall Creek Estates Homeowners Association — 4 years
  • Willow Lake Village Community Association — 3 years
  • S.A. Remington Heights Homeowners Association — 3 years
  • Retama Springs Homeowners Association — 2 years

Our goal has always been to create a positive, long-term relationship with all of our client communities. We are very proud to be managing all of these communities.

Seminar Series
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Stay Plugged in With Webcasts

We offer each of our seminars in the form of a recorded webcast on demand for you to watch at any time! If you have missed a seminar, our seminars are available on our YouTube channel. The following seminars are now available:

Just go to our website, www.ciaservices.com, and click on the Resources tab. From there, select our Library and you will see the links to each webcast and other training materials or you can simply click on the links above.

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Associations in Practice Series

Our Associations in Practice Series is an offering of short videos with very specific topics. Super-Budget Concepts is a great introduction (or refresher) to our Super-budget and a nice refresher or opening to the full webinar offered in our Seminar Series. 
 
In our video, Short Term Rentals, we offer insight into short-term rental properties. We have an expert panel on board discussing everything from what a short-term rental is, to potential problems and possible solutions.
 
All of our Association in Practice Series videos will be available on our YouTube channel. We will send updates when new material is added. You can also subscribe to our channel for the news on the latest additions.
Employee Corner
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15 Year Anniversaries

These three employees are celebrating their 15th anniversary this month!

Congratulations to Brenda EllingtonCommunity Manager at our Humble office.  When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her dog, Chico, and her family that lives close by.  She has an adult son, 2 granddaughters, and a grandson.

Melinda Diaz is a Community Specialist at our Humble office.  She is a friendly voice on the phone and a favorite of both callers and coworkers! Melinda and her husband, Daniel, enjoy quiet family time with their daughters Savanna and Denielle.  

Brittany Tate is a Compliance Manager at our Humble office.  She has an amazing work ethic and wears multiple "hats" for the company. Outside of work, Brittany spends time with her fur babies, Finn and Ozzie, which, according to her are the greatest cats in the world! 

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More Stockholder Anniversaries

We also have some more stockholders who are celebrating their anniversaries this October!

Deniece Reyes, General Manager for the Aliana associations, is celebrating her 9th anniversary with C.I.A. Services.  Deniece works in the Aliana community and keeps everything operating smoothly!  When she is not in Aliana, you will usually find her courtside being a basketball mom.  Deniece and her high school sweetheart husband, Angelo, have two boys: Jalen and Julian.

Congratulations to Brandi Brack, San Antonio Office Branch Manager, who is celebrating her 7 year company anniversary.  In addition to overseeing the San Antonio branch, Brandi is the community manager for several communities.  She has 3 daughters: Hannah is attending Texas Tech, Neva is in high school, and Jayla Rae is in elementary school.  Brandi and her husband, Jason, enjoy boating on the lake.

Hector Mercado is a member of our Accounting Department celebrating 6 years!  Hector is a great, calm coworker to be around.  He is very involved with his church and likes to spend time with his wife, Patty, and son, Hector Jr.

Dannie Gibson, Publications Coordinator from the Humble office has also reached 6 years this month.  Dannie handles all the community mailings, including meeting notices and newsletters.  She is the mom of 4: 2 twin girls Izabella and Serenity, her son Benjamin, and another daughter, Marley.  She and her husband, Brent, make a very sweet family.

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One Year Anniversaries

Congratulations to these employees who are both celebrating their one-year anniversary with C.I.A. Services!

Tracey Cavasos is a Publications Coordinator at our Humble office who is great to work with. When not at the office, Tracey spends time with her 2 cats and 2 dogs and loves to take cruises with her husband.

Congratulations to Cassandra Riddle, an Administrative Assistant at our Humble office. Cassandra is a team player at work and is ready to take on any task given to her! Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys time with her son and loves to travel.

Read Past Issues of eNews Monthly

Every month, we issue an electronic newsletter, eNews Monthly, to keep clients informed about Association items, spotlight clients, answer frequently asked questions, and let you know what is happening with the company. Old issues of eNews Monthly are available on our Library page.