To provide quality, reliable, and ethical community association management services to the homeowner associations of Northern California and to help improve the community association industry overall. We are proud our clients have chosen SMM and we pledge to provide the best possible management at the best possible price.
About Sierra Mountain Management
Sierra Mountain Management specializes in professional community management. Based in Truckee, California, SMM currently provides management to fourteen communities. One is in Lake Almanor, four are on Donner Summit, two are on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, and seven communities are in Truckee.
The history of SMM begins with Richard A. Gardner who founded the company in 1999. Mr. Gardner founded his company on the guiding principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. While Mr. Gardner is happily enjoying his retirement, his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Gardner and Jessica Sheer, are continuing the business.
How We're Different
As a locally owned and operated company, SMM has the ability to offer the most competitive rates in the industry. We don't think you should have to pay the higher rates of a nationally owned company and we want the opportunity to prove how we can save your community dollars for more important community projects.
We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. When you call SMM, you will reach a live person (our main office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm) not an automated answering system, and our trained management team is local and easy to access.
We have also implemented a state-of-the-art software allowing owners and Boards of Directors to view their accounts, documents, and other features on a secure, user-friendly website portal. More information on our state-of-the-art technology is on our Services page.
CEO & COMMUNITY MANAGER
Jessica has been with SMM since 2017. While newer to community management, she embodies the guiding principles of SMM and has smoothly and expertly continued the work of her predecessors. She recently passed the mandatory course and test to earn a CAM through the State of Nevada and will continue her professional development by earning a Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) designation from the California Association of Community Managers.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jeff has 14 years of experience specializing in the financial management of homeowner associations. He has a Bachelor of Science from University Nevada Reno in Business Administration and majored in Accounting. He also possesses a Community Association Manager (CAM) certification for Nevada and is an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI).