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Bob Caya, Jr., President, Standard Drywall
"Rancho Mesa has met our challenges with concise, knowledgeable solutions. The Rancho Mesa team is a diligent and tenacious member of the insurance industry."
Jill Jimenez, Minegar Contracting, Inc.
"Vicki Painter at Rancho Mesa is amazing! I always feel confident telling our clients that they will have a certificate shortly because it's a fact. Vicki produces certificates accurately and efficiently. It's an item that I can check off my list once I email the request to her because I know it's going to get done and it's going to get done correctly!"
Kami Elam, The HVAC Exchange, Inc.
"For the first time, the HVAC Exchange, Inc. has not only MORE insurance coverage but also more appropriate insurance coverage for LESS money! Kevin is a total professional. I have tremendous gratitude for Kevin and I am excited to say he makes my job easier."
Matt Mauzy, Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar
"There is no way that Mauzy could've gotten where they're at today, without Rancho Mesa as a partner."
Julie Romero, AMC
"What I loved about my experience is Jim didn’t just tell me what needed to be done and then hang up, he instead stayed on the phone with me while we found a medical center for the employee. He let me know what forms I needed to fill out, helped me find them and instructed me on who they would need to go to. He took me through the process step by step, even instructed me on the importance of the employers interview, telling me what questions to ask and how detailed they needed to be. I truly felt like I had a partner! He also took the time to tell me what will need to be done in the next few steps and assured me that if I had any questions, he was there for me. I loved the customer service."
Mark Draper, Chief Financial Officer, Apex Mechanical Systems, Inc.
”Your team addressed a number of my 'special cases', handling them with the utmost care and in the process directly taking them off my plate to solve and freeing up my time to focus on other crucial areas of the business, outstanding."
Andrew Moreno, President, Able Heating & Air Conditioning
“We work in an industry where insurance procurement can be a challenge and having a partnership like Rancho Mesa and Kevin Howard really helps. We have seen our experience mod rate drop on a very rapid decline. With our type of work if your XMOD gets over 1.00 you can lose a job so it’s important. We lean on Rancho Mesa quite a bit. Risk management is not what we do. We build things so we love leaning on their expertise."
Jeanne Reinholz, Associate Mechanical Contractors
"AMC has partnered with Rancho Mesa Insurance for over 11 years and it’s through our one on one relationship, their dedication to integrity and service as well as an outstanding risk management approach that AMC has been able to focus and excel in the construction industry. We trust our insurance business to Rancho Mesa!"
Rick Kail, Controller, Ickler Electric
"I would like to give a big thank you for all Vicki Painter does for us every day. There are some days she has gotten 6 or more requests for certificates of insurance for new projects in rapid order, all of which were “rush”. She always completes each COI in a timely manner and even uploads and forwards the rush certificates directly to the General Contractor’s, so we start without delay."
Melissa Rogers, Lunstrum Windows & Doors
"Christina Haake, at Rancho Mesa, has been an extremely helpful business partner when navigating through the wide array of insurance requirements needed on all our different projects. She has always been super responsive, very professional, and tremendously personable. I enjoy working with her and never hesitate to call if I have any questions regarding our insurance."
Sean Geary, Geary Floors
"Geary Floors Inc has been in business since 1990 and before Rancho Mesa we had a different brokerage for each type of insurance. We at first used Rancho Mesa Insurance for Workers Compensation Insurance. Now, they do our Workers Compensation, Liability, Auto, Health, and Bonding. My broker Kevin has even become one of my best friends. I look forward to our lunch meetings where he informs me of all that is new in the insurance world. I would recommend them to anyone."
Kelly Terrell, Huntington Hardware
"It feels like Kevin and Christina are in the next building with how fast they respond, and how diligent they are with getting us answers. We don’t have many insurance claims and that is attributed to the ongoing efforts of Kevin and Rancho Mesa keeping us in the know about changes in our industry. One of One is a perfect way to describe RM. There is no one else like them around.”
Steve Hollingsworth, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Hawthorne Machinery, Co.
"Matt Gaynor and his team at Rancho Mesa Insurance Services has been our “Go-To” business partner for many years now and has never failed to deliver surety solutions to the various and sometimes complex bond requirements that have come our way. Whether we require support in the U.S. or internationally, Matt and his team at Rancho Mesa gets our Bonds to us in an extremely timely and highly personal manner!"
Dean Schumacher, Vice President of Business Development, Watkins Landmark Construction
"With so many things to worry on bid day, it's nice I don't have to worry about our bid and performance bonds. Matt and the Rancho Mesa Bond Dept. are true professionals and always go above and beyond for us."
Kim Clark, Clark Steel Fabricators, Inc.
"Clark Steel has been a client of Rancho Mesa Insurance since 2007 and we could not be more pleased with the service we receive. Our agent, Sam Clayton, has extensive construction knowledge and he’s always willing to review a contract or an OCIP manual to make sure we’re able to meet our contractual obligations and to point out any potential problems. Sam’s support group is also top notch. Our certificate request are filled in a timely manner and we always receive a prompt response to all of our requests."
Eric Fulton, VP and CFO, Floyd & Howerton Plumbing Inc.
"For years now, Floyd and Howerton Plumbing has used Rancho Mesa for its insurance services. I wish I could thank everyone there at Rancho Mesa because it takes a team to get everything done. Sam, Merry and Vicki are the ones we turn to most and everything just gets done! We could not ask for more support, not only in our insurance service, but how they treat people. Sam and his team have supported our blood drives while I had leukemia, and they just came out for “Joe’s” Celebration of Life. Rancho Mesa is a true company that supports family. Most companies want to run and hide when they see insurance sales people come to their door or call on the phone - not with Rancho Mesa! They truly want the best for you and will do all they can to help."
Nicole Donnelly, President, Miramar Kitchen & Bath
"The services of my insurance agent, Jeremy Hoolihan, have exceeded my expectations. His knowledgeable expertise is evident in his work. My questions never go unanswered thanks to his excellent communication skills. Additionally, Jeremy has remained very supportive, always keeping my best interest in mind. After many years of battling with difficult insurance companies, I have finally found a company that works for me and strives to meet my needs. I highly recommend Rancho Mesa Insurance Services Inc. and Jeremy Hoolihan to anyone who is looking for an exceptional insurance company."
Laurie Fleischmann, Controller, Jackson Design & Remodeling
"As the new Financial Controller for Jackson Design and Remodeling I was excited to have the opportunity to present my professional network relationships to my new employer, including an insurance broker I had worked with for over 10 years, BUT no need to present realized when I was introduced to Jeremy, John and Alyssa of Rancho Mesa Insurance services. During the company insurance review and renewal time Jeremy quickly won me over with his people skills, delivering a sense of putting the client first and a show of great customer service through the introduction of John and his quick responses and Alyssa with her risk management tool kit. John Parker, Alyssa Burley and Jeremy Hoolihan listen to our needs and provide the best solutions to any problem or coverage need at hand. Technical knowledge, high energy, persistence and honesty are all very important to me, and Rancho Mesa has not missed a beat."
Kevin Thunder, Thunder-Jones Contracting Group, Inc.
“Rancho Mesa’s diligence has consistently provided us with top tier insurance coverage at great rates. Also their excellent, friendly service and attention to detail makes quick and easy work of any insurance issues. We are truly impressed.”
Jessica Romo, Corporate Secretary, Spring Valley Insulation Contractors Inc.
"During my tenure in the construction industry, the interactions with my health insurance brokers/agents have been quick and with minimal instruction and information. Quite honestly, sometimes, leaving me with a now what feeling. This is my first year with Shane Medlin of Rancho Mesa Insurance and from our first introduction, I must say, he is a breath of fresh air. His extensive knowledge of the medical insurance industry is apparent. I feel he goes above and beyond his responsibilities during renewal time and took the time to explain why he felt his recommendation of our insurance plan was the right fit for our needs. He also took time to hand deliver all required materials needed for enrollment and has stayed in touch, which is not common!! Spring Valley Insulation Contractors highly recommends Mr. Medlin to any prospective client!!"
Tracy Strahl, South Bay Salt Works
"We had some unique coverages that we needed as part of our Workers Compensation policy and had been paying a premium for it for several years. Sam Clayton listened to the challenge we had after contacting us on a cold call. He then solicited insurers who previously had not considered quoting our business, explained our needs and the exposure. Ultimately he successfully placed us with an insurer who provided better service at a lower cost due to their better understanding of their exposures. It was a win/win/win, for us, the insurer, and Rancho Mesa. That was about a decade ago, and the relationship quickly expanded so we have all our coverages through Rancho Mesa now. Thanks Sam, Merry and the rest of the team at Rancho Mesa for being our advocates, and part of the South Bay Salt Works team!"
Julie Schacht, Office Manager, Bingham Plumbing & Piping
"In my experience with Rancho Mesa Insurance Service (Sam Clayton) over the past eight years has been a great experience. Bingham Plumbing & Piping, Inc. has developed a positive, personal, and reliable relationship with the Rancho Mesa Insurance Services team. They have offered Bingham Plumbing & Piping, Inc. competitive pricing and have lowered our experience MOD. We would highly recommend Rancho Mesa Insurance Services."
Jill Jimenez, Minegar Contracting, Inc.
"Minegar is constantly looking to improve our safety program and Alyssa at Rancho Mesa has always been a quick, dependable resource for us. Whenever I need help with a new policy or a form I can count on Alyssa to guide me in the right direction!"
Amy Centlivre, Prime Electrical Services, Inc.
"In 2005 a young man named Sam Clayton made a cold call on a small electrical contractor Prime Electrical Services, Inc. Sam and Prime have kept that relationship since as our industry has grown and evolved. His responsiveness to our needs and questions is invaluable and we are a better company because of this."
Cheryl G. Walters, Controller, Mark Harris Plumbing
"MHP has been rewarded many times over since partnering with Sam Clayton at Rancho Mesa Insurance. He has managed our business insurance package so professionally and has been instrumental in lowering our W/C mod rates which in turn saved us a tremendous amount of money. Job well done! Since 2009 Sam has continually surpassed our expectations."
Thomas M. Doyle, CEO, Progressive Electric Co.
"I've been working with Sam and Merry at Rancho Mesa for over a decade and our relationship is more than just insurance. Their expertise within the construction arena along with their responsiveness gives me peace of mind and allows me to focus on growing my company."
Jill Jimenez, Minegar Contracting, Inc.
"Jim Malone is helping me navigate a worker's comp claim. He is very knowledgeable his explanation of the process in layman's terms made it seem less daunting. I was so appreciative!"
Christina Lopez, Southwest Millworks, Inc.
"The team at Rancho Mesa Insurance is always available and helpful in closing claims, thus lowering our mod rate. The weekly Risk Management Center Update emails are educational! I like the availability of webinars, since I can’t make it to the workshops. Several years ago, I moved to a new insurance company because of price only to find out the new carrier could not fulfill endorsements required by my contractors. Found myself coming right back."
Rosemari Spooner, Vice President, Spooner’s Woodworks
"We have been fortunate enough to have established a strong business relationship with Rancho Mesa for almost 10 years. We value the relationship as much as the added value of service. From our account Executive, Jeremy Hoolihan, to the support staff in all departments, they are dedicated to providing customer support above and beyond. Thank you Jeremy.......we appreciate you!"