Buyers Guide

Better than searching on the Internet. Easier to find than a business card.

Our Buyers Guide is a listing of products and services supplied by CASBO-associated businesses, organized within categories that match our 15 school business disciplines to make it easier than ever to find just what you need. We believe that how well you approach your job on a daily basis depends in part on having the best resources. If you have a budget, this is one resource that has your back!

 Randy Merritt
 (949) 485-5903
Through sophisticated investment banking services and exceptional client service, we are committed to help build the future of education in California. Backed by the strength of a top national underwriter, we’re a recognized leader in California K-12 education financing. Let us put our experienced local team and deep resources to work for you. RAYMOND JAMES UNDERWRITES THE FOLLOWING FOR CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS: • General Obligation Bonds • Certificates of Participation • Refunding Bonds • Tax-Secured Financing • Taxable Bonds
 Dr. June Francis A. Rono
 (408) 386-6683
Business and management consulting services that includes bond program and project management services, cost avoidance services, training and compliance, charter school management, efficiency studies, failure analysis, school capacity analysis, and other business support services.
 Erica Gonzalez
 (415) 364-6841
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel,” pronounced STEE-FUHL) is the leading underwriter of California and National K-12 school district bonds. Stifel assists local districts in financing school facilities and technology improvements. They give back to the communities they serve by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors through Stifel's Fabric of Society essay competition and by supporting school-related foundations and functions with charitable contributions.
 Gema Ptasinski
 (626) 857-7300
CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,100 people, 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you.
 Tom Barentson
 (916) 769-4725
By holistically approaching a school district’s energy needs, Southland Energy offers long-term solutions for each stage of the building life cycle. Southland has helped many K-12 clients reduce operational costs, while improving the learning and teaching environment. In today’s dynamic education environment, it’s imperative to keep operational costs low in order to direct dollars to classrooms and students. Every dollar saved on utilities can be used for improvements that not only lower operating costs, but also provide cleaner, healthier and safer learning environments. Upgrades such as implementing new HVAC technologies and lighting solutions can help filter out common cold and flu viruses.
 Jeff Gowdy
 (760) 242-8890
Business system software for school districts and county education offices. Modules include: General Ledger, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Warehouse Inventory, Fixed Assets, Work Flow Management, Employee Management, Position Control, Employee Benefits, Employee Leave, Personnel Requisitions, Extra Time Requests, Online Timecard Entry, and more.
 Aja Stickler
 (909) 980-7777
We are the largest independent school supply dealer in California. We sell school and office supplies, furniture (with installs), custodial supplies, technology supplies and much more.
 Philip McDermott
 (661) 399-2993
Sierra School Equipment Company is a family owned and operated company with a history of providing our customers the highest quality products and services. We have worked closely with educational and government organizations. We listen closely to your needs so that we can provide the products to suit your requests and budget. Whether you are seeking school furniture, office furniture or fixed seating for auditoriums or outdoor venues, we provide quality products and industry leading service. You can rest assured that our decades of hands on experience qualifies us to provide the furniture and equipment you need.
 Bill Hokans
 (562) 294-1118
LD Products provides printer supplies and works with school districts across the country to help you save money on ink and toner. Our Business Class line of toners is a terrific option for your district. Call Bill to get started!
 Greg Berry
 (800) 531-6074
Municibid is a free and easy-to-use service for California Schools to auction surplus to the public via our online auction platform. You always keep 100% of the proceeds and you are never obligated to accept the results. With Municibid, you have complete control over the auction process. You will benefit from Municibid's comprehensive marketing program to ensure your items are in front of a huge audience of buyers. You'll also enjoy our personalized, high-level of customer service.

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