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Here's my
promise to you.

"If you're not satisfied with our service or products, call me directly and I'll make it right."

Rich Sockol
Derick Associates, Inc.


Associates, Inc.
8545 Atlas Drive, Gaithersburg, MD
phone 301.258.1019
fax 301.330.1993

Product and energy knowledge to lower your costs.
Anyone can sell you a bulb. We can simplify all your lighting needs with free lighting reviews, easy to understand proposals, turn-key installations, "No Questions Asked" warranties and other value-added professional services. Since 1985 we've delivered all that, plus major brand products, import prices and a real commitment to the community. Give us a try and see your lighting needs...in a whole new light.


.Top names trust in us.

.We return the favor by supporting your charities and causes.

Here are just a few:
Southern Management
Washington Real Estate
....Investment Trust
Gables Residential
Edgewood Management
JGB Properties
Borger Management
Wm. C. Smith
....Management Co.
Charles E. Smith
....Residential Realty
Grady Management
Gates, Hudson & Assoc.
Cafritz Management
Realty Management

Transwestern Carey

Quadrangle Management
Rreef Management
Woodmark Realty
Zalco Realty
Abaris Realty
TBM Management
Stoladi Management
Boston Properties

Carr Real Estate

Brook Furniture Rental

Call and find out why top names come to Derick.

We've committed $2,500 to the TOBY Awards to honor people, not just properties. We also recently donated $1,000 to the PMA Fellowship Program, a newly formed effort designed to mentor aspiring property management professionals.

Rich Sockol, David Hillman - Southern Management Corporation and Dr. Ron Williams - Prince George's Community College, accept naional award.
We supported Richard Lashley of Twin Towers when he rode 350 miles
to help get rid of AIDS.
Richard, a property manager, did his part, and so did we, with a $250 contribution to help find a cure. Here's Richard in front of the Capitol after completing his ride.

Since 1996, we've been a leader of the AOBA Scholarship Program.
Along with other members of the property management industry, we have been recognized for our leadership in developing and supporting a national model that pays college costs for motivated, deserving and needy students at Prince George's Community College. To date, over $262,000 has been raised to support 44 scholars.
Click here for an online brochure/application or visit The Prince George's Community College Web site.

"Mr. Rich Sockol and Derick Associates have been true friends to the college. Rich’s work with the AOBA Scholars Program has given us access to many business partners who ordinarily would have been out of reach. Through his efforts we have a successful program with a 100 percent graduation rate. PGCC is much richer for its association with Rich and Derick Associates."
..Dr. Ronald A. Williams
..Prince George’s Community College

We sponsored Loretta Gaegler of Gables Residential when she participated in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. We've given Loretta $500 when she walked for a very worthy cause in 2001 and 2002. Click here to read her very uplifting first hand account of her 2001 walk and click here to learn more about how you can participate.

We also support the AOBA Apartment Community Excellence Awards (AACE). Annually since 1997, we have underwritten a $1,000 award for the top leasing professional of the year Visit the AOBA Web site for more info.

We support the community that supports us.