The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Community Associations Institute hosted its annual awards ceremony Saturday, and we’re proud to announce CCMC communities and team members earned several top honors.
Award recipients include:
- Tara Spivey | Lifestyle Director, Canyon Falls | Lifestyle Director of the Year
- Beth DiRenzo | Executive Assistant, Central Division Office | Supporting Staff Member of the Year
- Heartland | Large-Scale Community of the Year
- Devonshire | Spirit Award
“Congratulation to Tara, Beth and the teams at Heartland and Devonshire,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “This recognition is much deserved and a testament to your commitment to serving our clients, as well as our fellow team members. I’m proud of all of you and grate to CAI for recognizing your talent and contributions.”
By serving communities, we serve the greater community. Our teams empower residents to give back to important causes close to their own hearts. At Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona, this manifests itself in the annual Quartermania fundraiser.
A partnership between the community association and the Association of Power Ranch Entrepreneurs (ASPiRE), the Quartermania auction raises funds for a local charity. This year, the event benefited House of Refuge, a faith-based organization in Mesa helping homeless families in crisis by providing transitional housing and supportive services.
Together, ASPiRE, the on-site team and Power Ranch homeowners raised $12,635.97 – exceeding this year’s goal of $11,000. These funds allowed the Power Ranch Community Association to adopt a House of Refuge home for one year. This adoption includes safe housing, utilities, monthly food boxes, community center access, financial literacy programs, comprehensive support services and more.
Last month, members of the Power Ranch Board of Directors, on-site CCMC team and ASPiRE presented a check to House of Refuge. A plaque recognizing the community’s contribution now hangs on one of the organization’s 88 transitional homes.
“We set a high bar for Quartermania this year, and our community came together to shatter expectations,” said Rebecca Hill, lifestyle director at Power Ranch. “We’re grateful to everyone who helped make this possible and excited to see how our contribution enables House of Refuge to serve those in need in our community.”
Learn more about House of Refuge.
CCMC is pleased to announce that our relationship with PulteGroup continues to grow. “We have recently completed our consulting services for Del Webb at Union Park and will begin providing community management services to this active adult community,” explains central division president Andy Babbitt. “Featuring signature Del Webb amenities and fraternal lifestyle programming, this community is the perfect fit for CCMC.”
Located in the Dallas suburb of Little Elm and situated within the master-planned community of Union Park, Del Webb at Union Park will grow to approximately 600 homes. It will feature amenities that are designed to encourage an active and engaged lifestyle. Our relationship with this developer began more than a decade ago and this will be our fifth active adult Del Webb project. The others include: The Village at Frisco Lakes (since 2006), Hill Country Retreat (since 2007), Del Webb Sweetgrass (since 2010) and Del Webb The Woodlands (since 2016).
PulteGroup has been delivering the American Dream of homeownership to families for more than 60 years. What started as a single home, built and sold by company founder Bill Pulte, has grown into a multi-brand homebuilding company with the ability to serve customers in all phases of life. Today, PulteGroup operates in approximately 50 markets throughout the country.
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CCMC is pleased to announce that its relationship with Harvard Investments is expanding, once again. “We are so pleased to watch our partnership with Harvard Investments grow, as we have just signed a consulting services agreement on their latest project, Verde Trails, in Avondale,” explains Western division president Delores Ferguson. The first homes are expected to be built in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Verde Trails will eventually grow to 865 households. Residents will enjoy a large, central four-acre park, pocket parks and an extensive trail system. This will be our fifth project with Harvard. We have also provided consulting services for Gregg Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas and currently provide management services to Mariposa in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Cadence at Gateway in Mesa, Arizona. Next month, we will begin managing Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa, Arizona.
Harvard Investments is a 100-year-old real estate investment and development company with holdings throughout Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Combining experience, integrity and financial stability, Harvard is known for creating high-quality, environmentally-sensitive communities, featuring thoughtfully-designed settings that promote community connections. Its planning philosophy emphasizes character of design and legacy building for all future residents. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Harvard Investments is the United States investment and development arm of the Hill Companies – the oldest land development company in Canada. To learn more about Harvard Investments, click here.
CCMC is pleased to announce our relationship with DR Horton-San Antonio continues to grow. We have successfully transitioned our consulting agreement for Copper Canyon to management. Our services will begin November 1.
Copper Canyon is located just south of Bulverde, minutes north of 1604 and east of 281. The community is planned for approximately 1,250 single-family homes. It will have an amenity center, pool, neighborhood parks and miles of trails. You can learn more about Copper Canyon at http://www.drhorton.com/Texas/San-Antonio/San-Antonio/Copper-Canyon.
This is the third DR Horton-San Antonio community we serve. The other two are Valley Ranch San Antonio (2016) and Whisper Falls (2018). CCMC also serves DR Horton’s Saguaro Bloom community in Marana, Arizona.
Our relationship with DR Horton in San Antonio began two years ago, when we began providing management services to Valley Ranch San Antonio. Under the leadership of community manager Candace Sparks and lifestyle director Austin Denson, Valley Ranch San Antonio has flourished in its early stages. “The work of Candace’s team at Valley Ranch San Antonio has demonstrated the CCMC’s difference to DR Horton in the San Antonio market,” said division president Andy Babbitt. “We’re excited to see the relationship between CCMC and DR Horton continues to grow as we partner with this client to help bring their vision for new communities to life.”
About DR Horton: Over 35 years ago, Donald R. Horton has a vision to offer quality, livable and affordable homes that families would passed down to future generations. Since then, the company has grown from a local to homebuilder, to a regional to homebuilder, to the largest homebuilder in the United States. To learn more, visit www.drhorton.com.
55places.com recently released its ranking of the “10 Best-Selling Active Adult Communities in Texas” and we’re excited to announce three communities we serve made the list, including:
No. 2: Hill Country Retreat | San Antonio, Texas
No. 3: Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
No. 4: Del Webb Sweetgrass | Richmond, Texas
Its mild climate and relaxed lifestyle make the state of Texas a very attractive place to retire. The fabulous amenities, personalized service and fraternal environments of our communities on the list make them irresistible! To read more, visit https://www.55places.com/blog/10-best-selling-communities-in-texas.
Congratulations to Hill Country Retreat, Frisco Lakes and Del Webb Sweetgrass!
Today, Todd Davidson will begin his new role as Chief Operating Officer of Client Fulfillment. “I look forward to collaborating with our division presidents to enhance our service product delivery across all markets and elevating our approach to team development.”
“Over the past few years, the alignment among our divisions has continued to increase,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “We are confident this new structure will allow us to capitalize on the existing strengths of our teams and evolve our organization for sustained success in serving our clients and our team members. The strength of our brand depends upon the consistency of our service delivery and I believe centralizing the leadership of Client Fulfillment will enhance consistency of the customer experience, both in the management and consulting phases. Todd lives and breathes our vision, mission and purpose and we are very excited to have him leading this charge.”
Since 2011, Todd has served as Central division president, but his CCMC story began in 2003 when he was hired as our first club director for Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona. Two years later, he was promoted to assistant community manager. The following year, he was promoted to community manager for Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona. In 2008, he was named vice president. Under his exceptional leadership, our Central division grew from 45 communities to 86 including our entry into three new markets: Tennessee, South Carolina and California; before splitting off Florida and South Carolina into the newly-formed Eastern division earlier this year. “Todd has literally served at every level of Client Fulfillment,” says D. J. “This gives him a first-hand, real-world perspective on client solutions and team development. This will be invaluable to us moving forward.”
In addition to his Master’s Degree in Business, Todd is recognized as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). He has also been awarded the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI). Todd serves as Community Development Council (CDC) Silver Member for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a multi-discipline real estate forum dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide through the responsible use of land, and as an advisory committee member for the Texas Community Association Advocates (TCAA). Previously, he served on the board of directors for the DFW chapter of CAI. Prior to joining CCMC in 2003, Todd designed and managed several corporate recreation facilities in Arizona and Texas.
CCMC has been selected to provide management services to both the master and residential associations of Three Springs, Southwest Colorado’s first traditional neighborhood development. Located on a beautiful 620-plus-acre valley in Durango, the community will build out to almost 2,300 units. This will be our first community in the Durango market. “We’re proud to expand our presence in Colorado and to establish a presence in a new region of the state,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “This is an opportunity to set an example in Southwest Colorado and to demonstrate not only the value of master-planned communities, but also the CCMC vision, mission and purpose.”
Developed by the Tierra Group, a wholly-owned business of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund, more than half of Three Springs’ acreage is dedicated to open space, parks, schools and recreational amenities. The community’s master plan incorporates energy-efficient building practices, neighborhood interaction and education, and intelligent land stewardship. We are very pleased to welcome Three Springs to the CCMC family.
One year ago, CCMC began consulting with Freehold Communities on Miralon, a sundrenched residential oasis located in Palm Springs, California. Now, this consulting project has transitioned into a new management contract. “This will be our seventh project with Freehold and our first management agreement in The Golden State,” explains Central division president Todd Davidson. “It is quite an honor when a like-minded developer client like Freehold takes us with them into new markets. This is a true testimony to the service and performance of all our teams that are dedicated to Freehold Communities.” CCMC also provides lifestyle and management services to Shearwater, Arden, Durham Farms, Headwaters, Orchard Ridge and Homestead.
Like all of Freehold’s Vital Communities™, Miralon will emphasize healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design. The fully-approved project was started more than a decade ago but never realized. Now it has been reimagined as an amenity-rich neighborhood of 1,150 homes ranging from attached domiciles to contemporary single-family homes surrounded by acres of fruit-bearing groves and community gardens. Future residents will enjoy expansive views of the San Jacinto Mountains while lounging in their yards or traversing the miles of trails that run throughout the development, an environmentally conscious state-of-the-art recreational facility, Wi-Fi café, fitness center and a luxury pool complex.
Freehold Communities creates Vital Communities™ that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts; Freehold also has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Austin, Texas.
Meeting needs. Finding solutions. Demonstrating heart. That’s what CCMC is all about! So it comes as no surprise that four CCMC managers have been recognized by the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) at the Guiding Excellence in Management (GEM) Awards ceremony. Designed to highlight the individual efforts of CAAM®-certified community managers, GEM Award finalists and winners represent the high standards of both their company and the communities they serve. “We are delighted to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, the coveted On-site Manager of the Year GEM has been awarded to one of our team members,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “Congratulations to Kevin Pollock for this prestigious and well-deserved honor.” Additionally, CCMC has three finalist including Craig Pustejovsky, Dawn Fowler and Cathy LaTona.
On-Site Manager of the Year
Kevin Pollock joined CCMC in 2004 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Kevin has been instrumental in developing a one-of-a-kind wireless security system, completely owned by the association and expandable for the future. His innovative approach used existing poles in select locations to provide the necessary coverage. Although the project cost more than $2M, Kevin and his team were successful in gaining the full support of the association’s board.
Craig Pustejovsky was a finalist in the Humanitarian category. Craig joined CCMC in 2014 and currently serves as the community manager for Vistancia in Peoria, Arizona. Over the past year, Craig has worked closely with his board to establish strong community partnerships in the area. His innovative approach to this objective included working with a local military base to invite servicemen and women to community events and experiences at no charge and, perhaps, allow them to discover a place to call “home” once their military service is complete.
Dawn Fowler was our also a finalist in the Humanitarian category. Dawn joined CCMC in 2014 and currently serves as a portfolio manager in Scottsdale. While attending a neighborhood event, Dawn learned of a resident’s role in organizing an annual picnic for the local Air Force base. This led Dawn to suggest that the picnic be hosted by her community. As a result, the base and the association joined together and discovered the common ground between them.
Cathy LaTona was our finalist for Manager of the Year. Cathy joined CCMC in 2010 and currently serves as manager for Fulton Ranch in Chandler. She has worked tirelessly to refurbish, revitalize and restore her community. She has addressed a long list of deferred maintenance issues, initiated regular homeowner communications and reestablished a collaborative working relationship with residents.
“We are extremely proud to have our managers recognized in this way,” says Delores. “Our GEM recipients represent CCMC’s commitment to excellence and our dedication to creating experience that connect people.”