Benson's, Inc. Community Association Board Member and Community Manager Receive 'Best of' Awards

South Gulf Coast CAI Chapter Announces Frederick Heiss is Board Member of the Year and Jay Vandall is Portfolio Manager of the Year

Jan 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Benson's, Inc.

FT. MYERS, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Benson's, Inc., an Associa Company, proudly announces Frederick "Fritz" Heiss of Avalon Bay Condominiums was awarded Board Member of the Year and Jay Vandall was awarded Portfolio Manager of the Year recently at the South Gulf Coast Chapter of Community Associations Institute Annual Meeting and Awards Night on December 5, 2009.

Mr. Heiss has been a board member of Avalon Bay Condominiums for 6 years and works tirelessly with the Benson's management staff to make sure the community is well maintained at the highest standards.

Mr. Vandall is a senior manager and has been with Benson's, Inc. since 2007. He currently oversees the management of 42 communities in the Benson's Naples location as well as maintains his own portfolio of 8 properties comprised of condominiums, single family homes and townhomes.

"These awards are such a great honor for Fritz and Jay," said Bonita Vandall, President of Benson's, Inc. "Everyone at Benson's congratulates them for their hard work and dedication to community management."

Community Association Institute (CAI) is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Some 57 million Americans live in the nation's estimated 286,000 association-governed communities. CAI's more than 28,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities.

Since 1975, Benson's Inc. has been providing quality developer consulting, management and accounting services to community associations in the Fort Myers, Naples and surrounding areas. Together with Associa, Benson's, Inc. has the advantage of being local and connected to clients while being able to utilize national resources to provide supplementary programs and services specifically designed to meet the needs of today's community associations.

Benson's, Inc. also maintains the coveted Community Association Institute (CAI) designation Accredited Association Management Company(AAMC). AAMC designations are only provided to those management companies that exhibit exceptional educational and training programs as well as meet the high standards of CAI. CAI is a national organization dedicated to promoting and improving the well being of those in common interest communities.

About Associa

As one of the first management companies to specialize in common interest communities, Associa is America's leading community association management and developer services company. With more than 90 offices across the nation and growing, Associa is the largest company in the United States devoted exclusively to the management of community associations, representing thousands of communities coast to coast.

Associa's clients receive personal service from the local management staff while taking advantage of the strengths and resources of a national company. Associa's client programs such as insurance, websites and other communication channels help increase efficiencies and reduce association expenses. For more information, please visit and

    Carolyn Cummins
    Senior Vice President, Public Relations
    Associa Corporate Headquarters
    Phone: (214) 953-3009, ext. 5530
    Fax: (214) 953-3198

SOURCE Benson's, Inc.