Testimonials


Bassett Unified School District

“Without a doubt, my staff and I have enjoyed working with EH&A. Their extensive knowledge, depth, leadership, and keen detail in the budget building process enabled our district to develop a solid multi-year budget in a substantially truncated time-frame with limited people resources.  We were very pleased with their support and effectiveness during the entire process.  It is without question that EH&A is our go to support group for business services assistance.”

~ Dr. Antoine Hawkins – Assistant Superintendent/CBO


La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

“Trust is critical when deciding to partner with a consultant on business and facilities projects in public schools. I work with EH&A because I trust their knowledge, experience, and integrity. Eric and his team have proven, time and time again, to be an invaluable resource.”

~ David Feliciano – Assistant Superintendent Business Services


Vista Unified School District

“Eric Hall and Associates has worked with the District since 2008. They have assisted us with a wide range of services including Facilities Master Planning, budget and accounting services, facilitators for community groups such as the Superintendent’s LCFF Advisory Committee, as well as providing support for refunding general obligation bonds to help taxpayers in our community.

One of the biggest things they did was assist us in getting Mission Vista High School done. MVHS had some significant delays, and Eric, personally, along with others on his team came to the weekly construction meetings to make sure the project got on the right track. His expertise in negotiating with contractors greatly aided the District in dealing with the bankruptcy of Mod-Tech for the portable classrooms on the site.”

~ Donna Caperton – Assistant Superintendent Business Services


Anaheim Elementary School District

“I have worked with EH&A for most of my 13 years as a Superintendent. I have turned to Eric and his team for competent, sage, and sound help on myriad issues related to the business office, including facilities, maintenance, transportation and operations. The professionals at EH&A all have many years of experience in work directly related to these areas.

Eric Hall and his team are extremely politically astute. I have asked them to come in and assist in the facilitation of meetings that could lead to such volatile conversations as possible school closure, boundary shifts, attendance declines and budget cuts. I have had them carry some politically charged discussions, and they have completed this work with great skill, knowledge, politeness, and integrity. As consummate professionals, they are always prepared and speak with diplomacy with board members, staff members, parents, and students alike.

When shorthanded in the business or facilities departments, I have contracted with EH&A to provide professionals to step in to hard-to-fill roles. When my team needs coaching or mentoring, Eric Hall is the first person I call to assist in this way. His team helps us to build capacity by providing us with mentors that well know the areas in which we need help.

I cannot recommend this firm more highly. They are outstanding!”

~ Dr. Linda Wagner – Superintendent


Castaic Union School District

“Eric and Tina have been a huge help in working with the district to resolve several complex facilities challenges. Additionally, they have been instrumental in assisting us with obtaining district friendly mitigation agreements. The depth of knowledge that the EH&A staff possesses is extremely beneficial to us as a smaller district!”

~ Steve Doyle – Superintendent


Whittier City School District

“Eric Hall and Associates has been extremely valuable partners with the Whittier City School District”.  We have found their expertise in facility planning, financial support, and solar acquisition to be extremely professional and provided technical assistance that was beyond our internal capacity.  We are proud to have them as partners.”  

~Dr. Ron Carruth – Superintendent


Whittier Union High School District

“Bob Nicholson and Melinda Pure have been providing exceptional support to our Facilities Department team for the past several years. They are experienced and well-versed at sharing their expertise, knowledge, and practical insight that are necessary to navigate the ever changing world of facilities related issues in California. I truly appreciate the partnership we’ve developed, and I’m grateful they’re only a phone call away.”  

~Bob Whittenberg – Director of Business Operations


Coronado Unified School District

“For my work in Coronado Unified, I found the team from Eric Hall & Associates to be extremely knowledgeable and effective. Whether I needed their help with construction management, DSA closeouts, Prop. 39 energy work or general facilities advice, EH&A demonstrated time and again that they were a trusted partner.  I would be happy to use their services again. ”  

~Dr. Keith Butler – Associate Superintendent


South Bay Union School District

“I have been a client of Eric Hall & Associates for many years in this District and my previous District.  I must say the level of professionalism and services of this consulting firm has been great and the consultants have guided the District on many facility and funding issues.  It is all credited to the knowledgeable staff and their many years of experience in school financing and facilities matters.  I’m very pleased and satisfied with their works and the professionalism on how they handle many issues and challenges.”

~Abdollah Saadat – Assistant Superintendent, Business Services


Baldwin Park Unified School District

“Eric Hall and Associates has provided the Baldwin Park Unified School District with superior services and advice in the area of OPSC financial audits and DSA close outs.  Eric Hall and Associates has always been responsive to our needs and provides sound and prudent answers to all of our questions or concerns.  Based on Eric Hall and Associates work the District will be in a position to develop a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan and possibly pursue a future bond election to finance our construction and modernization needs.”

~Tom Ancell – Assistant Superintendent, Business and Operations


Vista Unified School District

“We have worked with Eric Hall and Associates for a number of years in the Vista Unified School District and they have been an invaluable resource to assist with numerous projects and plans.  We can count on their team to deliver high-quality, efficient support that improves our ability to serve students and the community.  We strive for excellence and innovation in our District and we know that we can expect the same commitment and dedication form Eric Hall and Associates.”

~Devin Vodicka – Superintendent


 

Eastside Union School District

“Last November, we had significant issues with our budget and related processes. We were almost at a point of County/State intervention. Luckily, I was referred to Eric Hall and Associates (EH&A) by a colleague in a neighboring district. Contracting EH&A was one of the best decisions that I ever made as a superintendent. EH&A are extremely professional and knowledgeable in what they do. Their entire fiscal review process was smooth from start to finish. It was well worth the investment to have this time-intensive process handled by EH&A’s professional team. Our district is well on the way to fiscal recovery and health because of it!”

~Mark E. Marshall – Superintendent


Whittier City School District

“There have been several people that have changed the direction that my life was going and Eric is one of those pivotal people. I had been a principal in the Charter Oak USD for several years before I was pushed into playing a role in contentious negotiations. One thing lead to another and our negotiations consultant recommended that I become a CBO and work with the interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Eric Hall. This was the beginning of a mentoring relationship that started in 2005.

He helped me develop the skills, understanding, and expertise to cross over from the instruction side of the house to the business side. When I first became a CFO I called him weekly and talked about what I was doing. Next I became a CBO in Whittier and I continued to call Eric about what I was doing, planning, and what I needed to get ready for. Many Fridays I called Eric and chatted with him for an hour or more. When he was on one of his long drives, he would call me to go over whatever I was working on. During the first 3 years of my new career, Eric invested hours every week working with me. Over the last 6 years we talk a few times each month, and every conversation is just as meaningful to me now as they were when I was first talking to him in his office back in Charter Oak.

Over the years Eric has continued to amaze me with his breadth and depth of knowledge in every area that a CBO could possibly work. His experience crosses the state geographically and his relationships go deep into what I believe what must be every district in the state. Eric has the respect of everyone that he comes in contact with because he has character, integrity, and great intelligence. Following Eric’s advice has been easy because it has always been spot on with good solutions to problem solving. His ability to mentor by listening, instructing, leading, and directing me, has provided me with the best education anyone could hope to get to become a CBO. I am so honored that he saw something in me and that he was willing to give me a precious gift of his time and friendship. There is no doubt that the recent recognition that I have received was because of him.”

~Jon McNeil – Assistant Superintendent


Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District

“As a Superintendent of a small district, I needed help when my CBO left unexpectedly. Eric Hall and Associates were extremely knowledgeable, thorough and able to provide me with quality information to make the hard decisions in difficult fiscal times. The information received was well worth the contract price for their service. There will be no hesitation on who I would contact with further fiscal help – Eric Hall & Associates.”

~Diane Parkins – Superintendent


El Monte Union School District

“Eric Hall and Associates were invaluable in providing fiscal guidance and oversight through our District Assistance Intervention (DAIT). Their contribution and expertise has been a major reason we were able to erase a nearly 11$ million structural deficit through stabilization plans in consecutive years. In addition, they were essential in helping to establish systems for financial communications, enrollment, staffing, and attendance. Coming into the district there were many challenges and without their help, I do not think we would have successfully met those challenges.”

~Ryan DiGiulio – Chief Business Official


South Whittier School District

“Eric Hall has worked with us this past year as our DAIT Fiscal Advisor. He and Peter Wong were valuable partners in helping us to develop and implement our DAIT fiscal plan. Eric’s help in establishing and developing a Fiscal Advisory Committee was greatly appreciated. Parent’s and staff valued his facilitation of our meetings, and they appreciated his expertise and understandable explanations. As a result, the committee has evolved into a very functional advisory body for fiscal and facility issues.”

~Dr. Erich Kwek – Superintendent


Santee School District

“Eric Hall and Associates provided exceptional service and results to the Santee School District. Beginning with our facilities needs analysis, Eric prepared a capacity study pointing the way to millions of new dollars in state eligibility we would not have discovered on our own. Eric took this information to our developer community and negotiated an increase of approximately $15.0 million in new developer fees we did not expect to realize. Through his efforts, we expanded the scope of our construction program to include badly needed new facilities and modernization improvements. We strongly recommend his services.”

~Bill Clark – (Former) Assistant Superintendent, Business Services


San Ysidro School District

“Eric delivers results. His depth of experience, keen insight, and ability to foster trust with all parties has been instrumental in helping us save millions of dollars on our Elementary School reconstruction project. The challenge of keeping a complex facilities program on target and on budget is made easier for me with the guidance and expertise he provides.”

~Karl Christensen – (Former) Assistant Superintendent, Business Services


Charter Oak Unified School District

“Eric Hall and Associates were instrumental in our Real Property Advisory Committee and exploring numerous options in the utilization and development of surplus property. During these tough economic times it was imperative for us to look at revenue generating options and to develop a common vision for our asset management. Mr. Hall’s expertise as a Chief Business Official helped us explore finance options we did not believe we possible.”

~Dr. Clint Harwick – (Former) Superintendent


South Pasadena Unified School District

“As South Pasadena Unified School District entered into a process of determining which of its properties could be declared surplus, it partnered with Eric Hall and Associates. Eric was chosen because of his thoroughness and diligence. During the process he facilitated the Real Property Advisory Committee a.k.a. 7-11 Committee. He guided the District through the legal and political maze this activity involves. Because of Eric’s leadership, a successful report was completed in a timely manner. I would recommend Eric Hall and Associates to any district that needs expert advice regarding real property asset management.”

Dr. Brian E. Bristol – (Former) Superintendent


Encinitas Union School District

“It has been a pleasure working with Eric Hall and Bob Nicholson during the 7-11 process. Their knowledge about the rules and regulations and their leadership resulted for a swift and focus process. The District was very pleased with the direction and cost effectiveness of the process.”

~Abby Saadat – (Former) Assistant Superintendent, Business Services