Reader writes about Nick Pargett
January 11, 2020
A reader wrote us about the former Edgewater Isle Master Association vendor Pargett Association Management's owner, Nick Pargett.
The reader said:
“Thought you'd like to know Nick Pargett works at the Lowe's in Redding CA, where he makes life hell for co-workers and customers alike.”
Which is really interesting, because when Pargett was at Edgewater Isle, he spread the same brand of magic here, too. And also over at Galway HOA. Oh, and this one over on Yelp. Until one day when Nick Pargett quit the association management business.
So, if any Edgewater Isle homeowners are up in Redding, stop by the Lowe's up there and say “hello” from Edgewater Isle to Nick.
What ever happened to Nick Pargett?
May 22, 2016
Pargett was not known for his warm and friendly tenor with the homeowners during his time at Edgewater, and, arguably, that trait appears to have followed him to Redding, California, where our reader sent us this:
Read entire document here.
Pargett Association Management didn't pay association taxes
Public records show that Edgewater Isle Commercial Master Association, which was managed by Pargett Association Management, failed to pay California state taxes in 2005, resulting in a lien in 2007.
All homeowners within Edgewater Isle, both North and South homeowners, pay Commercial Master dues. Pargett Association Management had control of the dues and failed all homeowners, along with the owners of The Residence Inn and 2000 Winward Way, by not filing a timely tax return. One would think that would be part of the routine management of an association.
Pargett Association Management “gets out” of association management
Makes broad leap in assuming they were really ever in it
After months of poor reviews on Yelp, Yahoo Business, Galway HOA Blogspot, and this web site, the Edgewater Isle South Board of Directors sent a letter to Edgewater Isle South homeowners stating that Pargett Association Management has "decided not to continue working in the field," and PML Management Corporation would be succeeding them.
With leaves us with one question: was he ever really in it?
Taken from archive.org, Pargett.com site from 2002.
Taken from current Pargett.com web site, 4/26/2008.
Will Nick still read edgewaterisle.com? We'd hate to wave goodbye to a loyal reader.
Pargett Association Management avoids homeowners
Pargett Association Management frequently publishes a post office box in Belmont as its mailing address. However, it has also started using 3 Waters Park Drive, San Mateo as its address. Was the use of the San Mateo office because of the home burglary at his house, where he had previously run his operation?
Different Phone Numbers
Pargett Association Management also lists two phone numbers:
According to Pargett Association Management's Fictitious Business Name Statement, this business is run by an individual. So why then two different phone numbers? Why continue to use the cell phone for Edgewater Isle?
Nick Pargett uses grade school antagonism tactics on a homeowner
Nick Pargett, formerly of alleged property management company Pargett Association Management, chose to act outside his property manager responsibilities and took it on himself to call the City of San Mateo. Using grade school tactics on a homeowner (i.e., the same ones who pay his salary) he chose a rather unprofessional route of dealing with an issue.
How to do business with Pargett Association Management
If you try to do association business with this alleged property management company during normal business hours, you will encounter an always-locked door 3 Waters Park Drive, San Mateo:
Out of curiosity, what are the "security" reasons? Pargett apparently does not think highly of his clientele.
Association manager Nick Pargett refuses to meet with homeowner
On November 1, 2007 at 2:08 p.m., normal business hours, Nick Pargett refused to answer his locked office door to meet a homeowner who stopped by on association business.
Homeowner knocked on door, Mr. Pargett replied "Who's there?" After hearing the reply, Mr. Pargett said, “Make an appointment.” Petition to remove board of directors was slipped under the door and witnessed by two individuals. Then, later that day, after refusing to answer the door, Mr. Pargett pretended his email address was invalid (see below).
So any owner who wants to serve Pargett Association Management should serve the subpoena to Nick's home address instead.
Nick Pargett pretends his e-mail address is invalid
Nick Pargett avoids homeowners by pretending his email address is invalid.
However, a little investigation into such email by the initiated shows that Mr. Pargett did indeed receive the email and wanted the sender to think his email address was invalid by using Apple Mail's "Bounce" feature:
Hi Nick: Nice try! You're not the only one with a Mac. And you may want to bone up a little on how those internets work. And don't be dishonest with people: others may know a little bit more about the Internet than you apparently do.
Pargett Association Management receives
two four one-star negative reviews
Update: Pargett Association Management's negative reviews are up 100%! Now up to 4 one-star reviews (not to be confused with a four-star review). And, BONUS, at least three of these reviews don't belong to EdgewaterIsle.com staff members.
Pargett Association Management has received two negative reviews from customers. Homeowner Traci L. Gatewood-Jacquet states that Pargett Association Management:
"does not return phone call, respond to emails or any other written form of inquiry"
Hum......where have we heard that before?
Another Pargett Association Management-inspired blog
Q: What do Edgewater Isle and Galway Homeowners Association share in common?
A: Pargett Association Management, frustration, and finally — savvy communication via the Internets (in that order).
Sample from other HOA's blog:
Galway HOA homeowner Tony Green posted this blog over two years ago, but, gee, how some things never change. Through the magic of Google goodness, we bring it back for all to enjoy.
BONUS: How many similar frustrations do you share with Galway's owners?
Galway HOA members unsatisfied with Pargett Association Management
Galway HOA members in South San Francisco are also experiencing frustration with their HOA, managed by Pargett Association Management.
If you ask a hard question, you should get a swift and courteous answer, not a threatening letter from the BOD's lawyer.
Hello? Does the Edgewater Isle board of directors get it? Pargett Association Management's usual method of operation is antagonization and "lawyering up." This drives up costs for the homeowners. Homeowners should be demanding better.
Two blogs from Galway members regarding their frustrations with Pargett Association Management. Here's one blog*. The second one
will be appearing shortly appears above.
UPDATE: Galway BOD blog owner* Anthony Green has removed his content.
Another poor review for Pargett Management
Thanks to a reader who pointed to this: Pargett Association Management's one and only entry on Yelp.com details still yet another homeowner's frustration with this management company:
"Phones are mostly answered by a voicemail system and calls are often not returned."
And that's the nice part. Read the full review. Let's take bets to see how long it will be before the shill fluff entries begin to appear.
Update: original review seems to have been moved. Here is the text and a screen shot of it:
A reader passes this on.....
A reader writes to let us know:
name = XXXXXXXXXXXX
date = Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:42:33 -0700
email = firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments = Nick Pargett is not licensed by the DRE (Department of Real Estate). In California one must be a Broker or under a Broker's license to practice property management. Just food for thought.
Thanks to the reader. If we all had known this a while ago. Maybe the Boards of Directors will exercise a little more caution before willy nilly turning over the management of other people's money to any schmuck. One only wonders if there are any legal consequences for practicing for the last 5+ years without being licensed.