Phone: (619) 438-6901
Forrest Higgins, III, CFO, Boys & Girls Club of East County
"I really appreciate all that you do for our kids and their families."
Susan Baldassari, Sr, Accountant, Standard Drywall Inc.
“Standard Drywall, Inc. is proud to give a testimonial for Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc. as we have been teaming up with Dave Garcia and Kim Vasquez since 1990. Rancho Mesa has been a true partner in our tremendous growth throughout the years as they serve all 7 of our Offices throughout the United States.”
Theresa Brennan, Urban Habitat
"Switching insurance companies can seem daunting – after all, in the end it’s always a numbers game. But switching to Rancho Mesa was by far the best and easiest decision I have ever made. There is not one question or concern that Rancho Mesa can’t answer or solve. Insurance is one of those things you don’t need until you do; and Yvonne and Drew have been there every step of the way, to ensure that my employees, assets, clients and company stay protected and covered. Thanks Yvonne and Drew for being more than just my insurance company, but for being part of the Urban Habitat family.”
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."
Mike Austin, CFO, Friendship Shelter, Inc.
"Friendship Shelter is fortunate in the worker safety arena - we don’t get injured very often. When something does happen, though, it’s a little bit of a scramble. In mid-2017 our maintenance manager was cut on the job operating a circular saw. I got the call and the question – where do I go? “Circular saw”creates a serious mental picture. I called Sam Brown at Rancho Mesa who responded in moments with the Kaiser On-the-Job location nearest our employee and treatment was rendered soon thereafter. In the end, there was no loss of limb or even lost time, but Rancho Mesa treated it like it was a major incident. That’s the kind of treatment we get no matter what the issue and why we love Rancho Mesa."
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."
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!"
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!"
Deborah Bonham, Ja'nus Ventilation and Mechanical, Inc.
“Matt and the Bond group at Rancho Mesa know which surety companies best fit our needs. We never worry about our bonding.”
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."
Patricia Cooper, CFO, Health Plus Home Health Care Inc.
"We have worked with Chase Hixson at Rancho Mesa Insurance since 2015 and I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Chase. He has proved himself to be very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. He works hard at securing competitive rates and once the policy is in place the work doesn’t stop there. Throughout the year Chase makes sure that the policies in effect continue to meet the needs of the company. It has been a great pleasure to partner with Chase for our insurance needs."
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."
Andrew Simone, Providence Speech & Hearing Center
“Sam Brown elevated the appeal to the highest level when the state workers’ comp board wanted to change our workers’ comp class codes. He researched similar organizations, class definitions, and job duties to make the best possible argument in our favor. I’m certain he will never back down when advocating for Providence. Sam Brown’s careful attention to detail saves us money. The most recent example is an $18,000 error on our Workers’ Compensation audit. Thank you, Sam!”
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."
Mark Schroeder, President, Mark Schroeder & Company
"It has been a great pleasure to work with the team at Rancho Mesa regarding our Workers Comp Policy. Drew and team worked hard to keep our rates affordable. Needless to say we are very pleased that we switched to Rancho Mesa."
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.”
Marcia Dillenback, Planned Parenthood
“Sam, thank you for being a true partner the last two years. You demonstrated what a high quality broker “looks” like. We appreciate everything you did for Planned Parenthood. Thank you!”
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!!"
Rebeca Valenzuela, Esq., Director of Human Resources, Toward Maximum Independence
"Having Rancho Mesa in our corner makes us feel safe, knowledgeable, and confident in daily business operations. Thank you!"
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."
Bruce Neufeld, CFO, United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County
"The team you have built is top notch. Every interaction I have with your staff has immediate responses with accurate useful information."
Joanna LaBahn Cornett, CEO, LaBahn's Landscaping
"We are excited to be a new client of Rancho Mesa! They have hit the ground running with excellence. I have been very impressed with how on top of it they are. They do everything with the utmost professionalism. I am even more thrilled that they were able to close 6 of our claims within the first 3 months."
Fran Butler-Cohen, Family Health Centers of San Diego
"Always appreciate the work you do on our behalf. Dave, you have been an ardent supporter for many years and your efforts have not gone unnoticed. Many thanks!"
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."
In college, John used to work summers at his mom's insurance agency. In 2014, he started his official insurance career at Willis in Irvine, CA. John then moved back home to San Diego and began working at Rancho Mesa in 2015.
Account Manager, August 2017 - Present
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Assistant Account Manager, February 2017 - August 2017
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Account Coordinator, January 2015 - February 2017
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Bachelor of Arts, International Management
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
John lives in Pacific Beach with his girlfriend and two dogs. He was born and raised in San Diego County.