About Us

Ronald H. Banco

Ronald H. Banco,
Architect, President & Founder

BIOGRAPHY

He is a native Californian who studied Architecture at the University of Southern California, and Architectural Illustration at The Art Center School of Los Angeles. He has designed or managed the construction of many of the buildings you may see here in the Southland.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Twenty years of private practice specializing in the design and construction of private waterfront homes and hillside estates.
  • Project Architect of the four-hundred and fifty room Four Season’s Aviara Hotel in Carlsbad and the Four Season’s Hotel in Mexico City.
  • Project Architect of the Edwards Theater Addition in Newport Beach.
  • Project Architect of the Krikorian Multi-screen Theater Complexes in Downey and Redlands.
  • Director of Design for the Retrofitting of five schools for the Santa Monica School District.
  • Project Architect for the remodel of the Marina Tower in Newport Beach.
  • Forensic Architect for eight years including damage assessment of the Northridge Earthquake.

Civic, BOARD AND COMMITTEE AFFILIATIONS

  • Twelve years as a Commissioner for the State Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Eight years as a Planning Commissioner for the City of La Habra Heights, one year as the Chairman.
  • Affiliate member of California Association of Community Managers.
  • President, Treasurer and Chairman of the Reconstruction Committee for Rancho San Joaquin Home Owners’ association.
  • Past President of the Northwood Lakes Home Owners’ Association.
  • Past President of the East Long Beach Lions Club.
  • President of the Y.M.C.A. Camp Oakes Board of Directors.
  • Member of the Fairfield Y.M.C.A. Board of Directors.
  • Member of the Long Beach Y.M.C.A. Metropolitan Board of Directors
  • Past State Director for the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce.
 
 

Kimberly Banco, C.P.A., M.B.A.

The firm of Ronald H. Banco, Architect in conjunction with Kimberly Banco, C.P.A., M.B.A., provides consulting and accounting services for HOA boards that need financial assistance with community improvement projects. We fill the void for services not covered by your bank or property management company.

Kimberly Banco, C.P.A., M.B.A. has over 25 years of experience, including 4 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and subsequently running the corporate accounting and finance department of a $100 million international firm. She is now in a position to use her experience to help homeowner associations find the best financial solution for their homeowners.

Our primary goals are

  • To assist you in finding the best solution for your homeowners
  • To minimize administration costs and complications
  • To provide superior customer service to you and to your homeowners

Consulting

  • Payment options for homeowners – finding the right payment structure for your association’s members
  • Finding the right bank to help finance the reconstruction work as necessary
  • Negotiating the interest rate & fees
  • Negotiating how often the bank should “recast” a loan
  • Repayment issues: collections, early payoffs
  • Assistance in determining the amount available from reserves for project
  • Assistance in determining appropriate levels for dues during project
  • Advice on handling defaults
  • Use and/or distribution of excess funds at the end of the project

Administration

  • Collection of special assessment payments
  • Monthly statements to homeowners
  • Development and maintenance of individual loan amortization schedules
  • Website functions:
    • Individual homeowner account balance review
    • Payment online – by check or by credit card (through Paypal)
  • Automatic payments
  • Provide prompt response to homeowner inquiries – immediate response to most inquiries; all calls returned within no more than 24 hours
  • Customized monthly reports for HOA board
  • Coordination with your Property Management Company