Colorado

Facilities Advisors Rocky Mountain

Serving the Western Slope, Southern and Southwest Colorado

Robbie Pepper, RS, RSS, CMCA, CCIM, GRI, serves the rest of Colorado from his home in Durango. (970) 946-2352 or robbie@faireserves.com

Reserve Study Request for Proposal Form

Colorado Reserve Statutes - HB-1359

Colorado has adopted specific statutes related to reserve studies, which are set forth in Colorado HB-1359.  While the original bill required a reserve study at least every three years, the final bill simply requires that associations adopt a governance policy with respect to reserve studies.  Unfortunately, this language is rather ambiguous.  Our discussions with Colorado lawyers tells us that most are recomCO-Building1-FAI-Reserve-Studymending that associations adopt policies which specify a full reserve study every three years, with annual updates for intervening years.

  1. We wrote the book on reserve studies - "Reserve Studies - The Complete Guide"
  2. We wrote the standards on reserve studies - ICBI's Generally Accepted Reserve Study Standards - Facilities Advisors president Gary Porter is also president of the International Capital Budgeting Institute (ICBI)
  3. We use certified software guaranteed for accuracy - Our Facilities 7 internet-based software has been certified by ICBI and tested by an independent CPA firm

Facilities Advisors, Inc. has been preparing reserve studies since 1982. We have prepared numerous reserve studies for all types of associations; condominiums, planned developments, timeshare associations, and cooperatives. Benefits of selecting Facilities Advisors, Inc. for your reserve study:

Competitive fees

We are able to offer competitive fees because of our extensive experience and dedication to using technology to make our services more efficient.  This also translates into time savings and the ability to keep fees competitive.  We are the only reserve study company to have automated the workflow process to electronically capture component data on site and translate that information into a reserve study report. 

We "scope" the reserve study to obtain the right level of detail fo rthe reserve study; the level at which money is expended by the association, as that is the ONLY way the reserve study can ever be correlated to your association financial statements.  This makes us more efficient and gives you the best reports.  We ask you questions and help tailor the reserve study to your unique association.  Our internet-based software, with a multi-dimensional database structure (hidden in the background) and capabilities for three category levels plus major and minor components, gives us the ability to provide data at the correct level, and still be able to "roll up" the data into concise reports.  

Responsiveness

We are responsive to your needs.  If you request changes to your report, we will make them. 

Easy-to-read reports

We prepare your reports at a summary level so they're easily understood, supported by supplemental schedules at a detail component level for management's use.  We also provide any statutory and regulatory disclosures.  We give you the information you need to (1) prepare your budget, and (2) communicate summary in formation to your board of directors and members.

Internet-based software

We provide you access to our internet-based software we used to prepare your reserve study.  This allows you to keep your reserve plan up-to-date, and save money in the future by (1) proactively planning reserve projects, and (2) minimizing future reserve study costs based on your update of component information.

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You win with our unique approach to reserve studies; competitive fees, easy-to-read reports, a component structure tailored to YOUR association, and access to our internet-based software.  This is not just an Excel workbook. We give you access to the same software we use to perform your reserve study - the most powerful software in the industry, which has been tested by an independent CPA firm for accuracy of calculations.  We work WITH you to help you achieve the best outcome. Request for Proposal Form

Our Goals for your Reserve Study

Our first goal is to make sure that your reserve study complies with statutory requirements. 

Our second goal is to make your reserve study something more than simply the fulfillment of a statutory obligation. We believe that the reserve study should be a functional tool used in the financial management of the association. This means that the reserve study needs to be realistic. Too often, we hear from new clients that they don't believe their prior reserve study was correct. We believe that the reserve study should be a reflection of the Association's actual maintenance program. Therefore we will ask you questions about recently completed and planned future reserve expenditures. While none of us can accurately predict the future over the next 30 years, the association's facilities manager usually has clear short-term plans (over the next 1 to 3 years). We attempt to incorporate those plans into the reserve study, otherwise the reserve study serves little purpose.

Robbie Pepper

Robbie Pepper

Robbie has performed dozens of reserve studies in Colorado working with reserve study challenges specific to Colorado's climate. The similarity in construction types and materials is very similar between Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.