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!

 Michael Tucker
 (903) 824-6371
TIPS is a leading national purchasing cooperative offering members access to competitively priced purchasing contracts that save time and money by streamlining the process and leveraging the purchasing power of our 4,600 member agencies. ”Purchasing Made Personal”
 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.
 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.
 Charlotte Doepker
 (310) 212-0363
Keenan has partnered with California schools providing innovative insurance and financial solutions since 1972. We are the experts you can rely on when it comes to employee benefits, workers' compensation programs, property & liability, early retiree programs, construction insurance programs, and loss control services. Keenan is dedicated to meeting the needs of schools and directly supporting our communities. Find out how we can help your district provide valued benefits for your staff and keep your campuses safe - all while putting money back in the classroom.
 Kellye Crane
 (510) 497-5554
Committed to Learning integrates Office DEPOT’s education-focused contract division with a wealth of best-in-class partners across the instructional ecosystem of people, classrooms, content, data and materials, personalizing the learning journey.
 Roxie Womeldorf
 (866) 466-1072
Tax Deferred Solutions (TDS) is a California-based full-service plan administrator with a proven track record of providing quality services to corporations, public schools and municipalities since 1978. Throughout its long history, TDS continuously innovates to improve service and provide superior plan management, creating a wide selection of programs carefully designed to expand an employer's benefits package without increasing their workload or costs. TDS is regarded as one of the most reliable and successful plan administrators in the country, with services that include 403(b) and 457 retirement, common remittance, Section 125, benefits administration and consulting, online enrollment and education, and an employee support center.
 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.
 James Cappuccio
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.
 Christian Baker
 (661) 716-1840
Infinity Communications & Consulting, Inc., is a national technology consulting company that serves both public and private sector customers across the U.S and its territories. Infinity's goal is to be your partner in technology by providing you with the excellent customer service you deserve. Their collaborative efforts with your staff and vendors ensure the communication necessary to meet your technology goals and expectations. From the complexities of E-rate filing, to full design projects, Infinity has the experience it takes to guarantee your dollars are most effectively spent on any of your technology endeavors.
 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.

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