Dedicated to providing the best HOA management service in Kentucky

John Payne, CPA, CMCA, AMS

John Payne, CPA, CMCA, AMS

President

John obtained his CPA certification in 1986, his MBA in 1998 and holds the CMCA and AMS certifications from CAI. He began his career in public accounting before moving into the private sector about four years later. In 2001, John saw the need for a high-performing real estate and HOA management company in the Kentucky area which led to the founding of what is now Paragon Management Group.

About Us

Paragon Management Group, AAMC serves Kentucky, specializing in the management of homeowners, condominium, and townhome associations. We offer a range of custom business services, including:

  • Developer consultations for new communities,
  • Full-service HOA management
  • Bookkeeping services

Paragon Management Group, AAMC was founded in 2002 by John Payne. Under his leadership, the company grew to serve more than 50 associations in the greater Kentucky and Kentuckiana area. 

Paragon operates with CAI-certified Association managers, an accounting department, several maintenance contractors, and customer service professionals who are committed to our clients’ needs. The staff has over 80 years of combined experience in their areas of expertise. We also have relationships with many licensed contractors, attorneys, and other industry professionals.

The majority of Paragon’s clients have come from referrals. As our company grows, each Association remains important to us. Paragon is always looking for new clients to serve in the Kentucky and Kentuckiana area. For more details about our services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Paragon Management Group’s Values

Responsiveness

Our quick response times keep our owners and board members satisfied.

Integrity

We maintain transparency and honesty in our business operations.

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Consistency

We enforce the governing documents of all communities to maintain and enhance property value.

Key Personnel

Rénee Aldrich

Rénee Aldrich

Association Manager, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Renée is originally from Connecticut and moved to Southern Indiana with her husband upon his retirement from the United States Air Force. A 10-year Air Force veteran, Renee is a University of Connecticut graduate with a Master’s in Education and Counseling from Northern Arizona University. After 12 years in construction and HOA development, she joined Paragon in 2012. Since then, she has earned the CMCA and AMS designations, as well as the PCAM certification after completing her case study last November. Renée is the 2018 Kentucky Chapter of CAI Board President and serves on the Kentucky Legislative Action Committee.

Hope Benham

Hope Benham

Association Manager, CMCA, AMS

Hope was born in New Jersey and has lived in St. Croix, Iran, St. Lucia and several states in the US.  After graduating from college in Louisiana, she finally made Kentucky her home and has lived in the Bardstown and Louisville area since 1992. Hope has over ten years of combined commercial property and association management experience.  Hope holds an active real estate license in Kentucky and has been a Realtor since 1998. She joined Paragon as an Association Manager in 2013 and has since earned her CMCA and AMS designations.
Alexa Finney

Alexa Finney

Association Manager, CMCA, AMS

Alexa is a proud Tennessee transplant that is passionate about helping others. She studied Hospitality Management at the University of Tennessee where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Service Management and Business in 2014. Alexa has notable experience in customer service having worked everywhere from quick service restaurants, to holding a position at one of the most celebrated small luxury resorts in the world.  Shortly after graduating college, Alexa decided she was ready for a change in location, and wanted to take on a leadership role. Alexa accepted a position at Paragon in September 2015. She earned her CMCA certification in 2016 and AMS certification in 2017.

Kimm Hudson

Kimm Hudson

Manager of Business & Employee Development CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart

Association Manager, CMCA, AMS

Ashley Allen

Ashley Allen

Customer Service Representative

Barbara Wissing

Barbara Wissing

Administrative Assistant

Barbara was born and raised in Louisville.  She joined Paragon in 2013. Barbara is the Administrative Assistant to all Association Managers, is part of the back-office support group, and is the liaison with the Maintenance Department.  Barbara is a member of the CAI.
Dawn Crowe

Dawn Crowe

Bookkeeper

Dawn, a native of Michigan, has an A.S. in Accounting and is currently working on a B.S. in Accounting at Sullivan University with an expected graduation date of June 2018. She is a five-year member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Dawn joined Paragon in 2015 and has 9 years of bookkeeping experience.

Hema Patel

Hema Patel

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Hema is originally from Wellington, New Zealand and has lived in Louisville KY for 24 years. Prior to KY, she lived in California for two years and worked at Citi Bank. She attended Victoria University in New Zealand and holds a B.Sc in Genetics and Botany and a diploma in Bookkeeping. Prior to joining Paragon 2009, Hema has worked for Insight Communications in the Accounting Department, McBride Enterprises as a Project coordinator/Accounting and owned a business in Louisville.

Don Katzenbach

Don Katzenbach

Maintenance Technician

Garry Gerkins

Garry Gerkins

Maintenance Technician