Moon Property Management is owned and operated by Raymond Mooney, previously the longtime director of facilities at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. His expertise includes more than 25 years of turf management and more than 20 years of facilities and property management.
“Properties in Wellington are unique. Many properties are designed to support equestrian activities aimed at the highest competitive levels, in show jumping, dressage and polo,” he said. “These properties require special maintenance to protect the horses and minimize injuries to the equine athletes. MPM offers experienced and reliable turf and property management in Wellington. We guarantee quality and reliable service to those who want the best while being sensitive to costs and budgetary realities.”
MPM services include complete property management, such as grounds maintenance, building maintenance, turf management, project management, event planning and execution, and more. Included in grounds maintenance is mowing, trimming, weeding, edging, and nutrient and pesticide programs. Building maintenance includes scheduled cleaning, pressure washing, painting, fence repair, HVAC repair, plumbing repair and many other small building repair needs.
Turf management is one of MPM’s strongest areas of expertise. Mooney managed over eight polo fields for more than 15 years and prepared fields for more than 1,800 high-goal polo matches. The fields were also used for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, football and a variety of other uses. “When I started maintaining polo fields, the maintenance was antiquated compared to the maintenance of golf and sports turf,” Mooney said. “I brought a higher level of maintenance to the polo fields and provided a superior playing surface. Many of the polo fields in and around Wellington adopted the same management programs.”
He noted the differences between golf turf and equestrian turf. “I found out early maintaining polo fields that it’s a whole distinct set of priorities for managing equestrian turf versus golf turf,” he said. “Safety is the top priority in equestrian turf, and that’s not something turf managers usually think about when managing golf turf.”
If a golfer misses a putt because the green was not to his liking, then that is too bad. If a horse falls on turf, it could cause major injuries to the horse and rider. “Safety and footing are the top priority for equestrian turf, followed by playability and usability, then aesthetics,” he said.
Mooney’s experience in project management and golf turf is enhanced by his lengthy tenure as a golf course superintendent. He served as project manager for the Wanderers Club renovation. “We had a budget and strict timeline for the Wanderers Club project,” he said. “I drove the project to finish on time and on budget.”
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA, Mooney’s education is a powerful tool to managing properties, as understanding the finances is important. He has extensive experience managing projects and overseeing subcontractors and vendors.
Mooney, a Wellington resident, regularly serves on the boards of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club and the Western Communities Football League. “I love Wellington and have made lots of friends here,” he said. “I believe in helping and giving back, and I enjoy doing so with all the fine people who are involved.”
Moon Property Management LLC is locally owned, licensed and insured. Learn more at www.moonpropmanagement.com.