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Chad Bernhardt

Chad Bernhardt

Maintenance Director

Chad began his Property Management career as a Groundskeeper in 2001 before earning a promotion to Maintenance Technician in 2003. He retained this role until 2005, when he continued his climb into the role of Maintenance Supervisor. His next opportunity was as PLK’s Director of Maintenance in 2009 and remained as such until 2014, when he advanced into his current role of Regional Director of Service. Chad possesses the knowledge and skills necessary both to train and troubleshoot any problem one could come across. He takes joy in mentoring and developing people. This passion has resulted in the opportunity for him to direct various classes and trainings through the Apartment Association, in addition to internal trainings for PLK Communities. Chad holds certifications in residential and commercial electric, plumbing, CAMT, HVAC, EPA, and serves as a proctor for EPA certifications. In addition to these accomplishments, Chad has earned 1st place regionally in the Maintenance Mania Competition for a notable 7 years running. He has also excelled to participate in the National Maintenance Mania Competition for 3 years. Chad’s attention to detail, a robust work ethic, and a passion for organization has helped him become a dependable asset to PLK for 16 years and counting.