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!

 Kevin Gordon
 (916) 557-9745
California's leading advocates for public education, Capitol Advisors Group has the largest advocacy team in K-12 education. The firm engages its client school districts and county offices of education in every major fiscal and policy issue facing public schools. The team includes the best known experts in school funding, curriculum and instruction, school facilities finance, special education, student well-being, school innovation and business services.
 Gregg Kasubuchi
 (213) 355-5108
Trusaic is a software company that simplifies complex data and complicated regulations to give school districts the information and confidence they need to improve their operations. Our World Class 75 Net Promoter Score is proof that our clients trust us to get the job done and done right. Our services include ACA compliance and penalty reduction or elimination, and pay equity analysis.
 Kelsey McCarthy
 (415) 276-2216
At Equitable, we know educators are driven by passion and have unique financial needs. That's why we created a strategy made for education professionals. As the #1 provider of 403(b) plans in k-12 schools, we can help teachers supplement their pension by turning their salary into a more comfortable retirement.
 Michael Schell
 (714) 619-4660
MESVision has been providing vision care services to thousands of employer groups and millions of plan members since 1976. With the largest network of vision care providers in California and over 35,000 providers nationally, MESVision provides Real Choice in all provider types from Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians and popular optical chain locations nationwide. We specialize in partnering with school districts of all sizes on an insured and self-funded basis. Our Client Retention rates exceed 96% and we focus on the unique needs of our Districts in servicing the Members of our vision care plans.
 Timothy Kolgen
 (858) 795-2257
CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC, is one of the largest U.S. valuation firms in the United States. Our mission is to build the best talent available in the valuation industry. We specialize in physical fixed/capital asset inventories for schools districts throughout California. Our valuations assist in supporting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), California School Accounting Manual (CSAM) and myriad of other purposes. In addition to inventory services we also specialize in Property Insurance Appraisals for Risk Management and insurance placement purposes
 Bob Fletcher
 (916) 575-8888
Since 1980, Vanir Construction Management, Inc., has been one of the nation’s leading construction management firms. We provide full-service construction, program and project management. Our firm has been consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record a “Top 100 Construction Management firms” for over 25 years. By tailoring our services and teams, we exceed our clients' needs, budget and expectations in education, healthcare, justice, public buildings, water/wastewater, transportation and sustainability markets. Our industry-leading experts find solutions to guarantee project success. Vanir, a minority- and woman-owned firm, is headquartered in California with offices across the U.S.
 Michael Levin
 (203) 209-9855
Amazon Business combines the selection, convenience and value customers have come to know and love from Amazon, with new features and unique benefits tailored to the needs of educational institutions. Amazon Business provides easy access to hundreds of millions of products and a variety of benefits, including business-only pricing and selection, single- or multi-user business accounts, Business Prime, approval workflow, purchasing system integrations, payment solutions, tax exemptions, dedicated customer support and more. To register for a free Amazon Business account, visit www.amazon.com/business. More information about Amazon Business is available at www.amazonbusinessblog.com.
 Sarah Tchechel
 (510) 282-0389
ForeFront Power is paving the way for public agencies to reap the benefits of clean, affordable solar and energy storage. A trusted partner in California for over a decade, we’ve helped schools and colleges save money and meet sustainability goals by taking control over their own energy procurement. Our innovative energy solutions, proven methodology, and trusted affiliates have made us a preferred provider of solar and storage to California’s public sector with over 200 MW of capacity delivered.
 Heather Simonson
 (619) 616-1556
The California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA) was started in 1993 through the combined efforts of school superintendents and representatives of both the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California School Employees Association (CSEA). VEBA provides health care benefits for education, municipal and public agency employees that are effective, affordable and of the highest quality and value.
 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.

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