Buyers Guide - Partner Members

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
 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.
 Bobby Hawke
 (858) 401-2485
A local, California-based company, Lakeshore Learning Materials has been serving schools and educational programs since 1954 and specializes in creating purposeful learning materials and high-quality classroom furniture for infants and toddlers through elementary students. Lakeshore also provides personalized assistance and ongoing support, including design, delivery and installation of Complete Classrooms®; professional development training; and more. Lakeshore also offers easy ordering with quick-ship services on every item, no drop shipments, and fast processing and delivery.
 Leah Lucchese
 (626) 356-4080
Architecture for Education, Inc. (A4E) plans and designs environments that inspire every student to excel, supporting a lifelong love of learning, encouraged by multiple educational pathways. A4E believes that their designs have a significant social purpose with an influence that reaches beyond individual buildings and campuses to positively impact neighborhoods and communities while celebrating education’s fundamental importance. In close partnership with their clients, they build one-of-a-kind facilities reflective of their clients' unique goals and aspirations, creating contemporary learning environments that evoke community heritage and traditions while adapting to new uses and evolving program strengths. A4E's complete approach to education-based architecture promotes curiosity, imagination and wonder in every space.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Nena Smith
 (925) 454-2900
WAXIE delivers total facility supply solutions for every market sector, from innovative surface sanitation/disinfection to entryway matting and site maintenance solutions. Our market and industry-specific expertise will contribute to your lower operating costs, enhanced public image and reduced chance of infection. We’ll provide you with a custom-fit cleaning solution for your business, and deliver the exceptional results that you have come to expect from WAXIE.
 Richard Contreras
 (714) 332-5326
KYA is a solutions-driven company specializing in sports fields, athletic courts, resilient surfacing, classroom beautification and sustainable plantscapes supported by project management, design, general contracting and maintenance services.

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