Lea Stokes launched Preferred Management Services on June 23rd 1995. The company started with 246 units in St. Augustine Beach, and currently includes over 4000 residential units and eight commercial parks. Preferred Management Services provides community association and commercial management services. They offer home monitoring and maintenance services, and professional maintenance for all types of minor repairs, home projects and property preservation. Some of the maintenance services available are commercial and residential pool maintenance, janitorial services, lawn maintenance and property preservation. The third division of Preferred Management Services is financial services. This includes professional bookkeeping, payroll services, and accounting for small businesses. Preferred Management Services has 18 employees, including seven licensed community association managers and two full-time maintenance personnel.

Lea is a licensed Community Association Manager, a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a Certified Property Manager candidate through the Institute of Real Estate Management. For more information, visit  http://preferredmanagementservices.net/, call 386-439-0134, or emailleastokes@preferredmanagementservices.net.