Our Mission


Our mission is to provide the best value to community associations by offering a wide range of services and becoming the single point of contact for all architectural and construction related issues for an association board.

We provide expert personnel in architecture and reserve studies. We listen closely to client's needs and work collaboratively in defining the best possible solutions. Our goal is to help community associations protect themselves from unnecessary expenses.

Let our experts in reserve studies and project management help you preserve the value of your investment.

About RCL

Reserve Consultants (RCL) started as a limited partnership in 1992 with Ken Harer and Bob Steimer. Initially, their focus was providing reserve studies to condominium associations. To better serve the needs of their clients they expanded the business to include oversight, specifications, inspections and consulting services. They had a vision for a one-stop expert service center that creates value and convenience for their clients.

In 2014 RCL changed to a limited liability company. At this time Ken left the firm and Denise joined Bob as a business partner. Together they continue RCL’s goal to protect the property of their clients and avoid unnecessary expenses. RCL’s team includes accredited reserve specialists, licensed architects and project managers to achieve this goal.

Where most businesses fail in the first 5 to 10 years, RCL has been proudly serving Washington State for over 20 years. Our clients have an appreciation for the honesty, integrity, and creativity that we bring to them.




Denise Dana


Master of Architecture
Registered Architect
Reserve Specialist
LEED Accredited Professional

Denise has an extensive architectural background with more than 15 years of firsthand experience. She has worked through all phases of construction including design development, construction documentation and construction administration. Her resume includes a variety of project types ranging from residential to corporate with project budgets varying from a few thousand dollars to over sixty million dollars. She is a current member of the International Institute of Roofing Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) - formerly Roof Consultants Institute (RCI).

Denise first obtained licensure as an Architect and became a LEED accredited professional in 2003. She is currently a licensed Architect in the State of Washington and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Denise has been completing reserve studies and capital expenditure reports since 2008. In 2011, the Condominium Associations Institute recognized Denise as a Reserve Specialist.


Mahria Sooter


Reserve Specialist

Mahria joined Reserve Consultants in 2016. Mahria holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College, MA. In 2019, the Condominium Associations Institute recognized Mahria as a Reserve Specialist. She has over 20 years of experience with marketing and various aspects of integrated communication in the construction industry.

In 2018, Mahria received a certificate of completion from the King County Dispute Resolution Center for Basic Mediation Training providing her with skills to assist Associations with identifying and effectively communicating interests and goals. Mahria’s attention to detail lends well to providing clear and concise recommendations that clients can utilize to make informed decisions.

Erie Stone


Registered Architect
Reserve Specialist
LEED Accredited Professional

Erie Stone obtained licensure as an Architect over 30 years ago and became a LEED accredited professional in 2007. He is currently a licensed Architect in Washington and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Erie holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington State University. An experienced Architect, his resume includes a variety of projects ranging from residential to corporate, with emphasis on remodels. His projects include post offices, VA domiciliary housing, hospital administration buildings, emergency rooms, a courthouse remodel, numerous department stores, specialty retail stores and shopping malls. He has worked in depth through all phases of construction, including design, design development, construction documents, bidding and construction administration. The projects vary from small remodels of a few thousand dollars to a hundred million dollars. In 2016 Erie was recognized as a “Reserve Specialist” by the Community Associations Institute.


Sam R Wilson


Registered Architect, Washington & Montana
Reserve Professional
LEED Accredited Professional

Sam Wilson joined Reserve Consultants in 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Montana State University in 1991. Practicing in Billings and Missoula prior to moving to Seattle in 1997, Sam became a licensed Architect in Montana in 1995 and in Washington in 1999. He also became a LEED accredited professional in 2007. Throughout his career, Sam has been engaged in all phases of construction from early design through to construction administration. He has worked on a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects, which have encompassed local, national and international job sites.

Paul Kelsey


Paul Kelsey has 40 years of experience in Canada and the United States in construction and engineering design and management, from mining and petro-chemical plants, to plant and equipment designs, to site installations. Paul worked for several years in San Francisco on nuclear engineering design, and later in Washington State on forest products research & development, producing many products that are standard in the construction industries today. Paul has also been involved with working in acoustical design engineering and inspections in high rise and multi family buildings in conjunction with JGL Acoustics Inc.

Paul has worked as a consultant with Reserve Consultants since 2007 on many projects for remedial construction repair, water incursion and project management on multi-family construction, as well as construction inspections.