Inland Empire & Coachella Valley Reserve Study Services

Kevin Leonard, RS

Association Reserves has been conducting Reserve Studies in the Inland Empire/Coachella Valley Area for over twenty years. Due to an increasing volume of work in the region, the Inland Empire/Coachella Valley office was established in 2009. With a wealth of experience in preparing Reserve Studies, we have the knowledge and expertise to help your Association make informed and responsible decisions regarding reserve funding. We are aware of the specialized conditions that affect this area, and tailor our reports to specifically address those issues. We look forward to continuing our relationships with established customers, as well as welcoming those who are looking for a fresh start.

Association Reserves - Serving the Inland Empire & Coachella Valley
3200 Guasti Road, #100
Ontario, CA 91761
Office: 909/906-1025
Fax: 909/906-1041

  • "Our Board could not be more pleased with the report we have received and the manner in which the study was conducted. We highly recommend Association Reserves to prepare your reserve study."
  • "The Association Reserves representatives have been very friendly and professional and have been very responsive to our needs."
  • "Association Reserves far exceeded my expectations in terms of ease of access to our Reserve Study report on the internet, and quality of service."
  • "Everyone at your company was very helpful and helped with providing me a report urgently...they saved me!"
  • "We have worked with Association Reserves for several years. This is a process which can be very cumbersome to say the least, but Association Reserves has streamlined the process and with their help it has been painless and very successful."
  • "Association Reserves provides incredible service, knowledge and professionalism."
  • "I could not possibly be happier!"
  • "I have been using Association Reserves since the firm was founded. Excellent staff, timely responses, easy to understand reports, and changing reports has never been problematic! I cannot recommend Association Reserves highly enough."
Skimping on Reserve Contributions Doesn’t Save you any Money!

What’s better – $50/mo Reserve contributions (as part of your condo’s total monthly assessment) or $70/mo? All other things being equal, I’d rather pay a $50 monthly bill than a $70 monthly bill. But… not all other things are equal. … Continue reading

Adequate Reserves – (Finally!) Defined

Many, if not most Governing Documents require the Board to set aside “adequate Reserves” to care for the common areas. But what exactly are “adequate Reserves”? I was recently challenged to define the concept of adequate Reserves by a number … Continue reading

How to Fund California’s SB 721 Deck Inspections?

In a previous post, we described how the requirements of California’s proposed SB 721 (safety inspections of decks and balconies in multi-family buildings) would not be satisfied by a Reserve Study site inspection. So the question now becomes, if this … Continue reading

Real Estate Claims of “Strong Reserves” – Be Careful!

We subscribe to a media monitoring service that scours the internet for any “mention” of our company name.  We do this to measure our influence in the Reserve Study industry and identify hot issues or trends.  With a company name … Continue reading

(CA) Senate Bill 721: Deck Inspections and Reserve Study Inspections

In California in the first half of 2017, Senate Bill 721 has been proposed, a bill which requires all exposed decks/walkways more than 6 ft above ground, in structures containing three or more multi-family units, to be inspected before 1/1/2023 … Continue reading

The Benefit of Updating your Reserve Study Annually

Reserve Studies are budget planning and disclosure documents prepared to help the board meet their responsibility to care for the assets of the association. Many of the association’s common area components are so large that the association needs many years … Continue reading

EQ Retrofitting in Los Angeles, 2017

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager, Association Reserves The Issue: Homeowners and Association Managers need to be aware that the City of Los Angeles has passed Ordinances 183893 and 184081, city laws that require the earthquake retrofitting of buildings that fall … Continue reading

Avoiding Future Special Assessments

By Drew Sleezer, Project Manager Life is full of risks. You may be stuck with your current circumstances, but you have surprising power to influence many future risks. As a manager or board member, you are responsible for the care … Continue reading

How Much are Adequate Reserve Contributions?

by Steven Beltramo, Project Manager At Association Reserves we understand board members face a big challenge to budget for the maintenance and replacement of their association’s major common area assets. Boards typically have little knowledge of project costs and when … Continue reading

Change to the FHA “10% to Reserves” Rule?

FHA approval is a status condo associations can attain, allowing unit owners/buyers to receive FHA insurance on their loans which make those loan more attractive to lenders. Depending on your location, as much as 30% – 40% of all residential … Continue reading