Are your Homes and Communities Prepared for Winter Rains?


If we have an El Nino or not it is imperative to take proactive measures to get the longest life out of your building components and common areas.  Here are the major preventive maintenance measures to take this fall:

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Interview with David Norvell, Director of Community Relations, Pardee Homes

Can you imagine having served on more than 800 HOA Boards or having attended over 30,000 HOA meetings? Well Dave Norvell can.  As a seasoned vet of the HOA and Building industries, Dave brings us a unique perspective from having worked in both industries.  ProTec sat down with Dave to discuss best practices and discover his funniest board meeting out of 30,000!

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Is Legionnaires’ Disease Lurking in Your Vertical Community?



If you have cooling towers at your community you might want make sure they are disease free. The Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by “legionella” bacteria, named for a 1976 outbreak following an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.  Continue reading

El Nino or Arkstorm, What’s the Difference?


There is talk in the meteorological community about the possibility of a 100-year storm event hitting California and the West Coast.  The last time that happened was in 1862 when the Great Flood of 1862 hit California, Oregon and Washington causing millions in property damage and many deaths. What is the cause of this talk? Continue reading