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Southern Community Services Acquires New Homeowner Association Management Clients in Charleston, S.C. Area

Southern Community Services Acquires New Homeowner Association Management
Clients
in Charleston, S.C. Area

June 11, 2018 (Charleston, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) community association management firms in South Carolina, added Charleston-area communities Charleston National, Tupelo and Darrell Creek to its growing client list.

Mt. Pleasant’s coastal golf community Charleston National, which offers a luxurious combination of homes and first-class facilities, is centered on an 18-hole golf course designed by Rees Jones.

Tupelo, located near downtown Charleston, offers a pool, covered amenity area, playground and natural trails.

Darrell Creek boasts 291 planned homes on half-acre lots and offers a crabbing dock and several beautiful ponds. This community is located minutes away from the Isle of Palms and Town Center shopping.

“We are always excited for the opportunity to work with new communities,” says Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “We work hard to meet the unique needs of every community we work with, and we are proud to be part of a dynamic and growing Lowcountry.”

Southern Community Services serves the homeowner association (HOA) boards of more than 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered, master-planned communities to small, single-family neighborhoods, with offices in Spartanburg, S.C., Columbia, S.C. and the Charleston area. Details on the firm, as well as secure, 24-7 online payment and document portals for homeowners, can be found at http://trustscs.com/.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services, (SCS), specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, and has a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

Melissa Morales Joins Southern Community Services as Chief Financial Officer

Melissa Morales Joins Southern Community Services as Chief Financial Officer

May 1, 2018 (Columbia, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC –accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, announces the appointment of Melissa Morales as the company’s chief financial officer. With more than 20 years of operations and accounting experience, Morales is spearheading SCS’ financial services, optimizing current processes and maximizing the strengths of the back-office team.

Having served as accounting manager at SCS from 2008 to 2012, Morales is familiar with SCS’ internal protocols and has maintained positive relationships with many of SCS’ longtime clients. Most recently, Morales served as the Vice President of Operations at Elauwit Networks, LLC in West Columbia, S.C. Her expertise in project management, field operations, operational support, purchasing, and maintaining inventory make her uniquely suited for the role of CFO at SCS.

A graduate of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2008, Morales is invested in the community and committed to reinforcing SCS’ team environment.

“The strength of SCS is our team concept,” says Larry Ridlehoover, president of SCS. “With Melissa on board as CFO, we’re seeing even more cohesiveness between the departments under her purview. It’s clear that she is taking this already great ‘back office’ team to a new level, bringing even better operations and accounting service to our clients across the state.”

Morales has taken charge from an accounting and systems perspective, working with the operations group, customer service team, community managers, and key clients’ on-site staff. Her skills range from forecasting and budgeting to financial analysis, auditing and more.

“I look forward to working with the team to identify areas where we can streamline and synergize our accounting processes to better serve our clients and HOAs,” says Morales. “Collaborating with both internal staff and board members to evaluate our systems for additional integration is high on my priority list. I am confident that our team will go into the next quarter stronger than ever.”

Morales plans to conduct surveys with internal staff and homeowner association board members as part of the process of exploring possible software upgrades, and she already has attended several associations’ board, finance and annual meetings.

“SCS is known for providing deliverables in a timely and accurate fashion to clients that require extensive, concierge-type service on the financial side,” notes Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “Melissa’s breadth of knowledge, attention to detail and years of experience enable us to exceed the expectations of all of our communities, from large-scale, master-planned developments to condo and townhome associations.”

“With proven success in client experience, business development and a commitment to cultivating talent, Morales’ appointment as CFO bolsters our growing leadership team,” says Ridlehoover. “Her professional career reflects consistent performance, leadership and trustworthy character, all of which are core values that SCS works to exude through all of our business practices.”

SCS manages the homeowner association boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family neighborhoods. Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services, (SCS), specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, and has a long-standing reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

New Hires Bring Vision to the Lake Keowee Community

Southern Community Services Welcomes New Employees to the Upstate

New hires bring vision to the Lake Keowee Community

Nov. 8, 2017 (Greenville, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, has hired four new employees in the Upstate of South Carolina: Justin Rogers, Jamie Ogles, John Summey and Jennifer Wilks. They will all work at the Lake Keowee community.

“All four new hires are incredibly talented and will bring great new vision to the Lake Keowee community,” says Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “I’m looking forward to seeing their success in the Upstate.”

Justin Rogers, community association manager, has a background in insurance, heavy commercial and civil construction, and strategic community management and development.  His new role at SCS allows him to use his management experience to further enhance and manage the Lake Keowee Community.

Community association assistant manager Jamie Ogles is looking forward to working alongside Rogers, Summey and Wilks. Ogles brings over 34 years of secretarial experience to Lake Keowee, as well as previous experience as a regional manager.

SCS named John Summey architectural review committee (ARC) administrator for the Lake Keowee community. His experience in forestry, construction and commercial building maintenance will carry over to aid his new role.

Jennifer Wilks, community association administrative assistant, has over 10 years of office management and administrative experience. She was the previous owner of Executive Courier & Errand Services, LLC and office manager at Clemson Sports Medicine.

Lake Keowee, a lakefront community in Sunset, S.C., has acres of wildlife conservancy land and many parks and pavilions. The family-friendly community features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and private access to Lake Keowee.

SCS manages the HOA boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family neighborhoods. Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

Southern Community Services Hails New Employees in Columbia, S.C.

Southern Community Services Hails New Employees in Columbia, S.C.

Four new hires bring skill, know-how to the Midlands

Nov. 8, 2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, has hired four new employees in Columbia: Angela Adleman, Justin Lee, Taylor Woegens and Caprice M. Taylor.

“SCS prides itself on meeting the specific needs of each community we serve, and we look forward to the contributions our new employees will make in that effort,” says Ken Tamsin CEO of SCS.

HOA administrator Angela Adleman began her new role in July 2017.

Justin Lee, property manager at The Summit, managed healthcare for 10 years and was a Realtor in Douglas County, Colorado before he joined the SCS team.

Taylor Woegens, community assistant manager, holds a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University of New Jersey. Now living in Columbia, she brings expertise and dedication to her new position.

Administrative assistant Caprice Taylor has a background in tax administration, customer service and inside sales. Hailing from Newberry, Taylor loves the South Carolina lifestyle and is excited to begin this position in Columbia.

SCS manages the homeowner association boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family neighborhoods. Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

 

Southern Community Services Welcomes New Management, Promotions to Charleston Communities

Southern Community Services Welcomes New Management, Promotions

to Charleston Communities

Employees bring experience, expertise to the Lowcountry

Nov. 8, 2017 (Charleston, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, has named eight new employees and one promotion in the Charleston area.

“Our new team members bring a great deal of experience from both within the real estate industry and outside of it,” says Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “Our communities will benefit from their expertise, energy and new insights.”

Barbara Liantonio was hired as an architectural review board (ARB) coordinator and Lisa Tumminelli was hired as a community administrator for Dunes West, an upscale, mixed-development community in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Liantonio has experience as an area manager for Dannon Yogurt and is a winner of nine Pinnacle Club awards. Tumminelli has experience as a corporate trainer, a help desk support staff member, a computer technician and a substitute teacher. Their combined experiences will bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to Dunes West.

Tess Gillis was hired as an administrative assistant at Park West, a family-friendly and nature-preserving community in Mt. Pleasant.

Nancy Curtis, community manager for Hamlin Plantation, has seven years of experience in the community management field.

Art Perry was named community manager at The Gardens at Tanner Plantation, a 144-single-family-home community in Hanahan, S.C. Perry was involved with the Eagle Scouts and is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Kelli Baker joins SCS as a community manager in the North Charleston office and brings knowledge from the hotel and hospitality industry to the team. Amanda Harper continues with SCS as a community association manager in her hometown of Mt. Pleasant.

Mary Fraser was promoted to assistant manager at I’On Assembly Inc. She is from Mt. Pleasant and was previously the office manager for SCS at Park West.

SCS manages the homeowner association boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single-family neighborhoods. Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

Southern Community Services Acquires New Homeowner Association Management Client in the Upstate, S.C.

Southern Community Services Acquires New Homeowner Association Management Client in the Upstate, S.C.

The Reserve at Lake Keowee joins the SCS client roster

Oct. 3, 2017 (Spartanburg/Greenville, S.C.) – Southern Community Services, one of only six AAMC-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, has added The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, S.C., to its growing client list in the Upstate. A full client list can be found at http://www.TrustSCS.com.

Home to more than 700 families, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is the newest community acquired by SCS in the Upstate. Offering private access to Lake Keowee, one of the purest lakes in North America, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is edged by an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and includes many hiking trails within its expansive 3,900 acres of preserved land, much of which is wildlife conservancy land dotted with parks and pavilions.

“We’re thrilled to add The Reserve at Lake Keowee to our client roster,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “It is a beautiful community in the vibrant and growing Upstate region­. It offers residents a scenic setting with engaging amenities, including tennis courts, pools, parks, golf, shopping and restaurants. More than 700 families have chosen to call The Reserve at Lake Keowee their home.”

The Reserve at Lake Keowee prides itself on being secluded, yet convenient; elegant, yet comfortable; private, yet community-minded. With 30 miles of shoreline, it is nestled only two hours from Atlanta, Charlotte and Columbia, S.C., and within easy reach of two vibrant, growing cities — Greenville, S.C., and Asheville, N.C. Just a 15-minute drive down the road, big-time sports and lifelong learning await at Clemson University.

SCS serves the HOA boards of nearly 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered master-planned communities to small, single family neighborhoods and has offices in Spartanburg, S.C., Columbia, S.C. and the Charleston area. Details on the firm as well as secure, 24-7 online payment and document portals for homeowners can be found at http://www.TrustSCS.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.TrustSCS.com.

LongCreek Plantation, Eagles Nest and Stratford Plantation Join SCS Client Docket

Southern Community Services Expands Reach in Columbia, S.C. Area

LongCreek Plantation, Eagles Nest and Stratford Plantation join SCS client docket

Dec. 11, 2017 (Columbia, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC)-accredited community association management firms in S.C., has added three new Columbia-area communities to its growing client list. LongCreek Plantation, Eagles Nest and Stratford Plantation join SCS’ client roster in the Midlands.

“The Midlands region is growing, and SCS is growing along with it,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “It’s a great feeling to welcome LongCreek Plantation, Eagles Nest and Stratford Plantation to our growing family.”

Just outside of Columbia, S.C., Blythewood’s LongCreek Plantation is a 1,500-unit development, which includes the gated, SCS-managed neighborhood of Windermere, as well as 14 other residential communities. Homes are located just minutes from major shopping areas and interstates, yet are nestled in quiet neighborhoods shaded by mature trees which create a “get-away-from-it-all” feel.

Eagles Nest is a single-family residential community in Chapin, S.C., established in 2008. The community includes a pool, a small clubhouse, a playground and a basketball court. Located conveniently near I-26, Eagles Nest is a short drive from Lake Murray, downtown Columbia and Irmo, S.C., as well as other great amenities the area has to offer.

Stratford Plantation, located in Elgin, S.C. in the heart of the Palmetto State, is a beautiful neighborhood featuring large wooded lots and two ponds.

Southern Community Services serves the homeowner association (HOA) boards of over 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered, master-planned communities to small, single-family neighborhoods, with offices in Spartanburg, S.C., Columbia, S.C. and the Charleston area. Details on the firm as well as secure, 24-7 online payment and document portals for homeowners can be found at http://trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.TrustSCS.com.

Rivertowne on the Wando Community Joins SCS’ Growing Client Roster

 Southern Community Services Expands in the Lowcountry

 Rivertowne on the Wando community joins SCS’ growing client roster

Dec. 11, 2017 (Charleston, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC)-accredited community association management firms in South Carolina, recently acquired the Mt. Pleasant community Rivertowne on the Wando.

“We are excited to expand in the Lowcountry and to work with such a friendly, beautiful community,” says Jessica Turner, SCS Vice President of the Charleston Region. “The Charleston community is ever-expanding and SCS’ growth runs parallel with it.”

Sue Shunk was named the community manager for the Rivertowne on the Wando community. Shunk will assist the homeowner association (HOA) board with billing and collections, newsletter services, architectural review, financial reporting and accounting, budget preparation, property maintenance, event planning and more.

Rivertowne on the Wando is a single-family community that sits along the bank of the Wando River. The community is made up of 460 homes and home sites along with an abundance of amenities, all of which work together to create a friendly social atmosphere for families and neighbors.

Southern Community Services serves the homeowner association (HOA) boards of over 180 communities across the Carolinas, from multi-tiered, master-planned communities to small, single-family neighborhoods, with offices in Spartanburg, S.C., Columbia, S.C. and the Charleston area. Details on the firm as well as secure, 24-7 online payment and document portals for homeowners can be found at http://trustscs.com/

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

SCS will Host Two CAI-SC Events this Spring

Southern Community Services is hosting two Community Associations Institute (CAI-SC) Lunch and Learn events in spring 2018. Join us!

Register online online at www.cai-sc.org or info@brainerdcommunications.com. 

Stay tuned for more details on speakers and session topics!


April 26, 2018: Columbia

Southern Community Services
King’s Grant Clubhouse
300 North Kings Grant
Columbia, SC 20209
Capacity: 50

May 3, 2018: Charleston

Southern Community Services
Park West Clubhouse
2701-P1 Park West Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Capacity: 50-75

Southern Community Services’ Charleston, S.C. Office Announces New Hires and New Community Management Clients in Lowcountry

July 26, 2017 (Charleston, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited homeowner association management firms in South Carolina, recently announced several new hires and community management clients in the Charleston, S.C., area. Staff and community details can be viewed online on the SCS website at http://www.trustscs.com.

SCS manages close to 180 communities across the Carolinas and is staffed with accredited professionals who work to maintain efficient communities ranging in size from small neighborhoods to large, master-planned developments like Lake Carolina in the Midlands, the Reserve at Lake Keowee in the Upstate and Park West, Dunes West and I’On in the Charleston area. SCS has grown its portfolio steadily since its founding in 2000 by principals Chuck Munn and Larry Ridlehoover; the firm now employs 45 accredited professionals across North and South Carolina.

New SCS Communities in the Charleston, S.C. Market

McKewn Plantation North, a large neighborhood of single family homes located in Summerville, South Carolina, is joining the SCS community. It will have an exceptional amenities complex, to be completed in 2018. Close to downtown Summerville, with easy access to I-26, McKewn Plantation North connects residents and visitors to downtown Charleston, local beaches and the surrounding tri-county area.

Another new SCS client is Snee Farm, an 890-home neighborhood conveniently located close to the beach, with large lot sizes, county parks and retail stores near the heart of downtown Charleston. A private country club with a full-service restaurant and bar, tennis courts, multiple pools and numerous social events can be found in the Snee Farm community.

Also new to the SCS family is The Bridges at Seven Lakes, a new-construction, waterfront community by DR Horton located in Huger, S.C., expected to have 150 homes with resort-style amenities and a 60-acre lake, including a kayak storage area and access to Berkeley County Schools.

Inside of Park West in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., new SCS clients include Salterbeck at Park West, Wheatstone at Park West, Avian at Park West, and Center Park South. Wassamaw Plantation, a 97-home community in Monck’s Corner, S.C., rounds out the new arrivals to the SCS portfolio.

Returning to the SCS family is Berkleigh at Park West in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., a 75-home community with a common area island tucked nicely in the center, surrounded by three ponds throughout the neighborhood.

“Southern Community Services is excited about the opportunity to expand the communities it serves,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “Charleston, S.C., is one of the most rapidly-growing markets in the country and affords us the opportunity to compete at the highest level.”

Information on community management services and 24-7 online services for homeowners can be accessed online via the SCS website at http://www.trustscs.com.

New SCS Staff in the Charleston, S.C. Region

In the Mount Pleasant area, Mark Fitzpatrick is the new on-site manager of The Battery at Park West. Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has been professionally managing community associations for four years, specializes in overall community enhancement with a focus on protecting residents’ investment in their homes and is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). Fitzpatrick’s goal at The Battery at Park West is to raise it to the status of a premiere condo community in Mt. Pleasant by working closely with the SCS board of directors.

John Eysen is the new administrator at Lower Dunes West in Mount Pleasant. Eyson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, has a degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina and currently lives in the Tri-County area where he enjoys working for SCS.

Chris Barclay is a new Park West community association manager. Chris Barclay was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Cornell University in 2000 and has a business background in data and business analytics. After moving to Mt. Pleasant in 2015 and becoming active on his HOA board, Barclay was interested in joining the SCS team.

Jesse Johnson is a new community association manager. Jesse Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, holds degrees in fine arts and business management from Charleston Southern University and is currently preparing to receive the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate later this year. He has lived in Charleston for 15 years with his wife and daughter.

Emily Simpson is a new community manager at the Bridges at Seven Lakes in the Berkeley County school district. Emily Simpson has lived in Charleston for seven years; prior to settling in the South, she lived in Philadelphia, Virginia and spent 12 years living overseas. In the Charleston area, she worked at the Kiawah Island Community association before becoming an SCS team member.

At SCS’ Lowcountry headquarters on Rivers Ave., Sue Shunk is a new community association manager. Sue Shunk recently relocated to the Charleston area from Northern Virginia, where she worked in community management and is a Certified Manager of Community Associations. She enjoys the exciting offerings of life in HOA management, as each day yields new experiences, and looks forward to working on the SCS team.

“Our organization is successful because we have a remarkable team,” adds Tamsin. “Our staff are motivated to be the best in the industry, and we reinforce this with training and accreditation to ensure that our clients receive the most effective, efficient community management services available in the Carolinas.”

Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

About Southern Community Services

Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at www.trustscs.com.

 Media Contact: Meg Parker, Flock and Rally, 704-942-0742, meg@flockandrally.com