2022 AAWNC Platinum Awards Winners

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 2022 Winners Announced

Regional Manager of the Year
Emily Kirchmeyer, Pegasus Residential    

Regional Manager of the Year Presented by: Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC

Emily Kirchmeyer is our modern-day, non-fictional, SUPERWOMAN. She has had significant regional growth in just one year expanding her region of just four communities in Asheville to now managing over 12 communities. Emily is not only a hard-working regional she is also a mentor... as a Regional Manager she is connected and in touch with her team, and her performance exceeds all expectations, furthermore her availability and ability to mentor and develop all personnel under her are inspiring. Congratulations Emily.

Alyssa Clair and Matt Morrison with Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC presented the award to Emily Kirchmeyer.

Community Manager of the Year
Eliza King, The Retreat at Hunt Hill

Community Manager of the Year Presented by: Warren Restoration

During her tenure as a property manager, she was managing two assets, a stabilized and a lease-up. Her lease up sold in record time of less than two months after opening at a 98% occupancy. She continued her excellent management of Retreat at Hunt Hill and developed a renovation program to update the community that increased her ROI.

During a recent annual internal audit, Eliza passed with the highest score in her company's region, scoring a 96%. Eliza has truly shown this past year that you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. Congratulations Eliza.

Roger Ward with Warren Restoration presented the award to Eliza King.

Assistant Community Manager of the Year
Lindsey Storer, Weirbridge Village

Assistant Community Manager of the Year Presented by: Arnold Roofing & Restoration

Lindsey is a rockstar assistant manager, who is humble and willing to help when needed. All while maintaining an average occupancy of 97% for the year and delinquency of less than 1%. As an assistant manager, her role was expanded – she is training the new leasing consultants at her property, ensuring that maintenance goes off without a hitch, completing file audits, ensuring resident satisfaction, planning and hosting events, and completing weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for her client. Congratulations Lindsey.

Lee Johnson and Chad Chism with Arnold Roofing & Restoration presented the award to Lindsey Storer.

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year
Nathan Carver, BSC Holdings

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Presented by: Sherwin Williams Paint   

Nathan led a team that completed over 1,500 work orders in 2022. Kensington Place has 308 units and is a 35-year-old community. The maintenance team was understaffed with only two technicians and was on-call every other week for almost four months. Nathan always comes to work with a great attitude and is excited to lead the maintenance team. Nathan additionally does all ordering and scheduling himself. Nathan takes so much pride in the presentation of the property, and it shows. Congratulations Nathan.

Teri Kilmer and Dylan Rios with Sherwin Williams Paints presented the award to Nathan Carver.

Maintenance Tech of the Year
Jesse Eller, Weirbridge Village

Maintenance Team of the Year Presented by: Real Floors                

Jesse continuously goes above and beyond for our residents and our team. Jesse, on a regular basis, will use his free time to assist residents with additional things they need. He truly cares for his community. He is always there to answer any question at any time of the day. Jesse is a true asset to our team. Congratulations Jesse.

Monica Begg with Real Floors presented the award to Jesse Eller.

Leasing Professional of the Year
Lydia Parks, Aventine Asheville Apartments   

Leasing Professional of the Year Presented by: New River Landscaping

Lydia is everyone's go-to gal! She is so efficient at everything she does. When she is given a task, she gets it done quickly and to the best of her ability. The residents are so tickled when they walk into the lobby and Lydia greets them with a smile and their name. She will defiantly go places in the business. Congratulations Lydia.

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Supplier Partner of the Year

James Stiffler, JS Painting

Supplier Partner of the Year Presented by: LightSpeed Construction

James has been a total supporter of AAWNC and the Asheville Market. When residents have a leak, they are in such a vulnerable state and JS employees help provide them with comfort. Their customer service is impeccable. Despite running a company, James always makes himself available to both the communities and AAWNC. His passion for AAWNC is so obvious. He is eager to see the association grow and he is a crucial part of that development.

Kirby Smith with LiteSpeed Construction presented the award to James Stiffler.

Community of the Year

Enclave Piney Mountain

Community of the Year Presented by: High Quality Pressure Washing

The onsite team has been together at this property for over two years. Working at a 33-year-old community has its challenges and all of the staff takes great pride in the presentation, happiness of residents, and reputation that community has. The team is truly the best because of their genuine love and respect for one another, their jobs, and their residents. 

Shane Robinson with High Quality Pressure Washing presented the award to
Kristen Faryniak and Savanna Terry with Enclave Pine Mountain.

Team of the Year

Kensington Place Apartments

Team of the Year Presented by: Professionals Painting & Carpet Cleaning LLC.

Every day that I come to work, I look forward to it because of our team. We have increased our year-to-date total operating income. We do not use screening software. All applications are processed within the office. This is an immense amount of paperwork, and the team handles it with complete grace. We genuinely care about their satisfaction and that is within all of our employees. Four out of six employees live on-site and we truly look at our residents as more than residents, we look at them as family. Congratulations Kensington Place and BSC Holdings.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez with Professional Painting and Carpet Cleaning presented
the award to the Kensington Place Apartments team.

Volunteer of the Year

Abby Polak With Real Floors

Volunteer of the Year Presented by: Gregory Pest Solutions

Abby has contributed so much to our Association for the last 4 years. Abby is always the first to say “I can help” or “what do we need to do?”.  Abby has served on the board since 2018 and her volunteer work is much appreciated. Abby is someone who always shows up. 

However, Abby was not able to attend. Excepting on her behalf is her coworker, Monica Begg.

 Monica Begg received the award on behalf of Abb Polak,
presented by Jason Bushnell with Gregory Pest Solutions.

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