Category: Property Management Tips


Over the years, Gaughan Association Management has not only recognized the need to ensure their staff is well educated but also the knowledge the Board of Directors and Homeowners need to receive. The more education provided to the Board and Homeowners, the more efficiently the associations can operate. Each member of the Board of Directors […]

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This past Thursday, our Senior Community Manager, Kari Ross, attended the Community Associations Institute (CAI-MN) education session “WHAT TO DO BEFORE WINTER STRIKES!” The session focused on ways for community managers and homeowners to prepare for Minnesota’s frigid winter season and presented tips to prevent and deal with pipes freezing. PREVENTION TIPS FROM ALL WAYS […]

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 Gaughan Association Management launched Gaughan Institute to a full house this past Saturday! Our team has been working together for the past few months to put together a training format and content that we feel will be extremely relevant and helpful to what volunteer board members deal with on a regular basis.The first session, held […]

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Gaughan Companies provides the steps you can take to avoid a fall.

Even with contracted snow removal service, we still experience freeze/thaw cycles that can wreak havoc on our sidewalks and driveways. But there are steps you can take to avoid a fall. 1) Walk slowly and carefully. 2) Ever heard of the Minnesota shuffle? Take small steps. 3) Keep both hands free to allow for better […]

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Now that warm weather is approaching, it’ll soon be time to turn on the air conditioner. Here are a few tips on air conditioner care so you can keep your A/C in top working condition. Replace the pleated air filter every 3 months. Remove any sticks, leaves, grass, etc. from the condenser unit located outside. […]

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Gaughan Roofing Tech Talk: Downspout Problems 3

Although the snow can be beautiful, Minnesota winters can cause a lot of damage to a property. Avoid downspout problems through upkeep of all gutters and downspouts. It will minimize the negative effects of winter on a property’s outside drainage system. Here are a few upkeep tips: Twice a year do routine inspections of roof-to-ground […]

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Gaughan Companies’ Property Spotlight: Shalimar Estates Shalimar Estates is a 48 unit, condo-style rental property located in beautiful Burnsville, Minnesota. Shalimar Estates is conveniently located near Interstates 35E & 35W and Highway 77.  Residents are just minutes away from popular amenities and local attractions such as Mall of America, Burnsville Shopping, MSP International Airport and […]

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Rising Cost of Insurance Coverage  As we start to put 2014 in the rear view mirror and look ahead to 2015, there is still some questions homeowners have in regards to the rising cost of association dues. Why do your dues seem to increase each year? What is this increase paying for? One of the […]

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By Joey Launderville, Construction Manager, Gaughan Companies As published in MHA newsletter We’re all busy. Managing properties, projects and tenants requires us to wear many hats. Having strong relationships with service companies is key to being able to get things done smoothly and efficiently. The drain cleaning company you work with is no exception.

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