By Rafael Aquino

Published March 13, 2024  


The passage of HB 293 represents a pivotal step in ensuring our residents' safety and comfort, especially during the unpredictable hurricane season. The new statute addresses a long-standing gap in our homeowners' rights - the installation of electrical generators. 


Living in Florida, where the blend of sweltering heat, high humidity, and hurricane threats is part of our daily reality, the ability to install personal electric generators is not just a convenience but a necessity. This change reflects the critical need for reliable power during emergencies.


Moreover, the broader scope of HB 293, which mandates the adoption of uniform hurricane protection specifications by homeowners' associations, underscores our collective commitment to safety and preparedness. By standardizing the approval process for hurricane protection measures, we are enhancing the structural resilience of our homes and streamlining the path for residents to protect their properties effectively. As we progress, these legislative updates will bring about a new era of preparedness, unity, and peace of mind for our community.

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

For more information about Rafael P. Aquino and Affinity Management Services please visit or call 1-800-977-6279

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Doral, FL 33166

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Plantation, FL 33324

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