We began preparing Reserve Studies in the State of Hawaii back in 1988. In order to meet the growing needs of our Hawaii clients, the Hawaii office was established in 2006. Our goal has always remained the same – to help Board members & Managers make informed and responsible decisions regarding their reserve funding. A foundational aspect of that goal is creating Reserve Studies that are based on the conditions and costs unique to these beautiful islands.
Our clients range from large master planned communities on Maui & downtown Honolulu high-rises to small townhome & apartment-style condominium associations on the Big Island and Molokai. Our Reports clearly state the current level of funding (Reserve Fund strength) and provide association-governed communities with a powerful 30 year Reserve funding plan. For site-inspection based studies, detailed measurements, inspection comments, and photographs are always included.
Designed to comply with Hawaii Reserve Study State Law, every report also meets National Reserve Study Standards.
We deliver reliable, accurate Reserve Studies in your desired time frame. Our experience and our knowledge of current conditions and costs, based on long-established vendor and contractor relationships, is what sets us apart in the Hawaii market.
Sean Kargari, RSPresident
Sean joined Association Reserves, Inc. in 2003 after graduating from Cal State Northridge. He has since completed over 1,800 Reserve Studies for a wide range of properties including condominiums, luxury timeshare resorts, high-rises, schools, libraries, public municipal facilities, and religious facilities. For his expertise, he earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation and has the distinction of being RS #115. His Reserve Study experience includes projects across the lower-48 States, as well as abroad, including Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Thailand, Macau, and Dubai.
Carol SerranoOffice and Client Relations Manager
Carol Serrano has been a pillar of the Association Reserves family since 1994. Prior to that time, she worked for a major Southern California developer. As our Office Manager, Carol’s demonstrates the efficiency, organizational skills, and attention to detail necessary to keep our far-flung operation running smoothly. Carol graduated from California State University, Northridge, and lives in Simi Valley with her two boys.
Christian Colunga, RSSenior Project Manager
Christian joined Association Reserves in 2008 after graduating from California Lutheran University where he completed a BS in International Business. Christian has traveled extensively for business both domestically and internationally, including site inspection trips to England, France, and Spain. He has a background in the Investment Banking and Insurance industries and is a Community Associations Institute (CAI) credentialed Reserve Specialist (RS #208). As a Project Manager, Christian demonstrates the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in order to provide clients with accurate and clear solutions.
Johannes Koerm, RSSenior Project Manager
A Chicago, IL native, Johannes began working for Association Reserves in 2011 after obtaining a degree in Business Management from California Lutheran University. He came to Association Reserves with a strong background in residential and commercial real estate, specializing in multi-family investment properties and vacation homes. That experience, along with his passion for customer service, has translated well into providing thorough insight into the needs and interests of his Association clients.
Aaron Dowler, RSProject Manager
Aaron joined the Association Reserves team in 2013 after graduating from Pepperdine University. His experience includes extensive work in mortgage field services including property preservation and rehabilitation as well as in entertainment as a production assistant and musician. Aaron takes to heart the importance of developing strong relationships with Association clients in order to provide each of them with excellent customer service and Reserve Studies that are easy to understand.
Una HartProject Coordinator
Una joined Association Reserves Inc. in 2017, working for both the corporate office and the Los Angeles office. Previously, Una worked as a technical writer for Walt Disney Imagineering as well as other theme park companies and vendors. Una brings a comprehensive understanding of electro-mechanical systems, construction and renovation as well as a commitment to research and attention to detail. A longtime resident of Thousand Oaks, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with a wolf rescue non-profit and exploring the many wine regions of California.