Paul Orlando Awarded CAI’s Educator of the Year Award

Paul_Small PicCommunity Association Institute (CAI) is an international organization dedicated to building better communities.  CAI provides information, education and resources to all community association stakeholders, including community managers and homeowner leaders.  As part of their education efforts, CAI’s Professional Management Development Program (PMDP) provides the most comprehensive, expert education courses for community managers seeking to increase their skills, knowledge and job opportunities.

Paul Orlando, Vice President of Management for SFMC, Inc., has been a member of CAI’s National Faculty since 2009.  At the 2015 CAI National Conference, Mr. Orlando’s dedication and service was honored by CAI as he was presented with the Educator of the Year award.  Paul travels all over the country teaching PMDP’s M-100, The Essentials of Community Association Management, to industry professionals and homeowner leadership.  SFMC is extremely proud of Paul’s accomplishment and we are thankful for all of his efforts to advance education within the industry and beyond.  Congratulations, Paul!

Paul has over 35 years of experience in association management, both as a portfolio manager and as an on-site manager for large scale communities. He is an active participant in CAI activities including service on the Virginia Legislative Action Committee since 2003 and Government & Public Affairs Committee since 2009.  Paul’s Washington Metro Chapter awards include Virginia Public Advocate, Educator of the Year, Recruiter of the Year, Chapter Appreciation and induction into the Chapter Hall of Fame in 2011. Paul was also recognized twice by the Virginia Common Interest Community Board for his participation in drafting regulations for management companies and their employees. Paul was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia and currently serves on the Virginia Common Interest Community Board.

Vendor Spotlight: Capital Painting Co.

Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe

Capital Painting Co. is a Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area-based Class A painting contractor specializing in commercial and residential painting, shopping centers, office buildings, condominium associations, schools, churches, hospitals, and hotels. Their services include painting, decorating, carpentry, caulking, power washing, sealing, and architectural special coatings.

Capital Painting Co. is a family owned and operated business with a staff of over 25 employees. 80% of their employees have been with the company for over 20 years and are continuously trained to stay current with industry technologies and standards of safety.


“….We’d like to thank all of our commercial customers in the Washington Metropolitan area for their support and commitment over the last 30 years for trusting us for all their painting and repairing needs….”


Reviews on their services:

“Capital Painting Company LLC was very professional. The written estimate was the most detailed one I have ever received. It specified what services would be performed, the type and quantities of materials, and colors selected so there was no mistake as to what services were to be performed. **** was very enthusiastic about painting!! The company showed up on time to perform the estimate, they did a great job with the paint job, they were very clean, and they completed the job in the time frame discussed. I would use this company again.” –Anonymous

“…Capital Painting Co. is a professional painting company that surpasses our expectations, will definitely use them again and again!!”- George

Connect with Capital Painting Co. by clicking here or you can reach them at this number: (703) 313-0013.