Q. What does CIDology mean?

A. CID represents “Common Interest Development”; -ology means “the study of”. If you combine both, CIDology is the study of Common Interest Developments, which is what we do as we help solve issues for better operating, more valuable properties.

Q. How is CIDology pronounced?

A. Sid – ology

Q. What geographic area of the country does CIDology operate in?

A. All states.

Q. So, is CIDology LLC primarily a project management service supported by customized online environments (see below) reflecting the physical condition of the property and the processes associated with the same?

A. Yes, we simplify the process for better understanding, generating consensus and the ability to generate strategies that work.

Q. How do your services differ from a traditional construction manager?

A. Much of the value of our services is realized before and after a construction or reconstruction project has happened – therefore we do not limit or services to Construction Management only.

Q. What is a “customized online environment”?

A. We generate and maintain custom secure websites for each of our clients (HOAs) accessible through password protected portals. These are not stand-alone sites nor can they be connected to existing HOA websites. The contents on the site specifically deal with the issues related to the physical property, its conditions, records, plans, specifications and modeling of current and future considerations so that they are better understood. Information is kept current with the status of the project so that all stakeholders can feel confident and aware of the issues facing the property, goals, progress and future planning as it develops.

Q. Why is this information important?

A. Good information available in a timely fashion is key to confidence among the membership and all stakeholders. The historical data and accuracy of current issues empowers better and more effective management, lowering costs, improving property condition, preventing waste and increasing the value of the property.

Q. Are your services expensive?

A. No, Our process and services were born out of a necessity to solve challenges confronting HOA’s as they age as an alternative to the mistake ridden process typical to the industry because of the difficulties inherent when working with large numbers of property owners over long periods of time. Our clients hire us because we generate results and action that are affordable and improve the value of their property. We have fee structures to fit any property or set of circumstances as we realize there are no two properties that have the same issues.

Q. Do you have your own group of contractors you work with?

A. No. CIDology will assist in the process of finding and selecting contractors and vendors to generate the best possible vendors for the project using time tested techniques. Contractors and vendors are ultimately selected by the HOA; either from local entities known to the HOA or pre-qualified vendors who have demonstrated expertise and business qualities that would benefit the HOA.

Q. When is the best time to engage CIDology?

A. Now. Some clients wait too long, thinking it somehow saves time or money, when in reality, the “sooner the better.” It all starts with an initial conversation with one of our professional Project Managers. The purpose of this conversation is to generate an understanding of the client’s wants and needs. The call is free and takes only a few minutes. From there we can tell you our recommendations for next steps. You will have the best success by taking the initial steps to contact us EARLY, preventing the loss of valuable, time, money and effort. Read some of our Case Studies to see other examples that might help you understand. Read some of our case studies to read other examples that might help you understand.

Q. I might like to have CIDology assist our HOA with discovery, strategy and planning, but I want to do our own project oversight, using our own contractors.

A. This is quite common.  CIDology has a process designed to fit this scenario.

Q. Our HOAs reserves are grossly underfunded and therefore we have been forced to perform only “band-aid” repairs.  Are there alternatives?

A. 99% of our clientele have or will express those concerns and point of view. Our first order of business is to clearly understand the issues and find funding sources for you. We have successfully put together AFFORDABLE alternatives for your HOA such as we have for others time after time.

Q. What is our property is in great shape — do we need CIDology?

A. We encourage HOAs to review their condition early and take a really good look at the future of the property to avoid the land mines and pitfalls that can come with the eventual aging of any property. Again, that initial call could help maximize the efforts of current and future Board of Directors for years to come.

Property Condition Analysis + Financial + Repair Strategies

360°

“Think Visually,” all information is presented in both simplified overview and fine detail which has been found to generate understanding and consensus within diverse levels of understanding or expertise. Decisions are easier, transparent throughout.

Property – Our Clients

Although designed with Common Interest Developments in mind, any large scale property can benefit from CIDology; including those who manage large numbers of properties. CIDology’s process allows for aggregation and bundling of resources, building unprecedented clarity, knowledge, collaboration, succession, and property value enhancement; all contributing to the value of your property.