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!

 Kim Scott
 (408) 244-7100
For 50 years, Blach Construction has been enhancing Greater Bay Area and Monterey communities, building inspirational structures that comprise an extensive and award-winning education portfolio. Our focus on enduring quality and excellence transcends the long-lasting buildings we construct into the positive and collaborative experiences our life-long customers consistently have. A leading innovator, we are dedicated to investing in new techniques and technologies that deliver greater efficiencies and value. We earn numerous awards each year for our projects, safety efforts, employee engagement and community service and have achieved ranking as a “Top Contractor in California” by ENR. Discover more at blach.com.
 Jon Patterson
 (714) 505-9544
COLBI’s mission is giving facilities, fiscal and business professionals control over their capital building program. COLBI is a software and support services company that provides tools, training and support to manage a district's and public agencies' capital building program. Their software tools (Account-Ability, COLBI Docs and QualityBidders) provide seamless communication between a public agency’s facilities and fiscal departments and allows each department to work the way they need to. COLBI simplifies the complex by providing tools, training and technology, putting the owner teams in control to make informed decisions to tackle any issues before it’s too late.
 Ken Ward
 (951) 270-5211
Davis Demographics is dedicated to providing K-12 school districts with the vital data needed to plan for the future with confidence. Using leading-edge GIS technology combined with each district’s own data, their SchoolSite™ software generates comprehensive student forecasts, along with community demographic analysis and exceptional tools for school boundary adjustments. With their 27 years of experience and time-tested methodologies, it all adds up to an unbeatable formula for helping school district leaders make informed, strategic decisions regarding your long-range facilities plans.
 Derek Morrison
 (559) 431-5600
For more than 30 years, Lozano Smith has been recognized as a preeminent leader serving hundreds of K-12 school districts throughout California. The firm’s unmatched culture continues to foster innovative and tailored legal services in every area of education law, including: charter schools, facilities and business, governance, investigations, labor and employment, litigation, public finance, public safety, special education, student services, technology, and Title IX. Lozano Smith’s eight offices throughout the state provide clients with local and statewide expertise, ultimately giving clients the accessibility they deserve.
 Scott Sheldon
 (707) 639-1000
Terra Realty Advisors, Inc has assisted private owners and public agencies in the development, construction and/or acquisition of land for school sites, airport expansion, outdoor billboard signs, storage facilities, corporation yards. During the past twenty years, we have assisted many public agencies, including Cities, Counties and School Districts throughout California with their strategic real estate needs, including: the development of public service buildings, negotiating and structuring acquisitions, sales and property exchanges, providing asset management solutions for the short and long term needs of our Clients, and interfacing with the development community to originate and implement mutually beneficial results for both.
 Tim Gershon
 (312) 705-8976
Experts in Your Industry: Whether you’re a small or large school district, county office of education, public, private or charter institution, we have IT experts specializing in education. Future-Proof IT: Your CDW-G account team can help you plan for the future with information about new and emerging technologies based on your needs. Your Personal Team: Your account team connects you with IT experts, who serve as an extension of your IT organization. On- and Offline Support: Contact your account team any time online. Or, we’ll bring the experts to you through our network of field technician available across California.
 Kyle Johnson
 (800) 772-2260
Tyler Technologies integrated student information, financials/HR, student transportation and data analytics software & services help schools function as one, cohesive unit. We offer one-click access to student data in easy-to-use, comprehensive reporting programs that reduce staff hours spent on redundant tasks in multiple systems, with mobile functionality to allow easy access using smartphones and tablets. Choose Tyler for seamless data transfer between departments, creating a more connected district, giving teachers and staff more time, energy and focus on your where you want it, your students.
 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.
 Darin Ditmar
 (714) 483-1373
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (FCU) is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative that has been serving the financial needs of school employees and their families since 1934. For more than 30 years, SchoolsFirst FCU has been administering retirement plans for school employees and providing comprehensive and flexible third-party administration services exclusively to school districts in the State of California. Currently, they partner with and serve more than 300 school districts and county offices.
 Joseph Telezinski
 (844) 429-7437
We are the purveyors of Cypher software: risk management and human resources software solutions specifically designed for California public school districts, including the only leave tracking system that calculates Education Code leave benefits. Manage all of the information, data and documents for just about everything you handle, including ADA, collections, EEOC, grievances, health and welfare, incident reports, legal compliance, property, liability, loss control, public records requests, uniform complaints and more.

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