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Preferred Partners

Crescenta Valley Insurance

Preferred Partners

Crescenta Valley Insurance recommends these preferred partners to our clients for their outstanding service and excellent reputation.

Real Estate

Norma Ellis
Ellis Realty
Crescenta Valley
La Crescenta, CA
norma [dot] ellis [at] dilbeck [dot] com

Whether you're buying a home, selling a home or just want to know more about Real Estate, you've come to the right place. I'm ready to serve you, and assist in all your real estate needs

Jane Kane
Podley Properties
Sparr Heights
Montrose, CA
818-583-1151 (office)
818-632-4128 (mobile)
JaneKane4RE [at] aol [dot] com

Comically known as "The Queen Of The Foothills", Jane has specialized in residential real estate in all of the Foothill areas for the past 18 years. Prior to that she sold in the South Bay area back in 1980-1982. Jane has lived most of her life in this "neighborhood" since 1963. She has raised her children here and to many of her colleagues is known as "The Sparr Heights Specialist".

Craig Farestveit
Craig Estates & Fine Properties
La Canada
La Canada, CA
craig [at] craigestates [dot] com

I have worked in residential real estate in our community since 1988. The path that led me to real estate was rather unique. From obtaining my undergraduate degree in chemistry from UC Irvine, gaining a theology degree at Fuller Seminary, to a summer missionary trips in Uganda and inner city Philadelphia, my heart and passion have been to serve others in a meaningful way

Travel Agents

Kate Bernier
Montrose Travel
Montrose, CA

Montrose Travel is one of America's Top 50 Travel Management Companies, with over 150 employees, over 500 independent contractors and $160 million in gross sales. Since our humble beginning in 1956 and every day thereafter, we have been "Helping people travel. One at a time."

Financial Planners

Lachlan Cameron
Cameron Murphy & Spangler
Pasadena, CA
lachlan [dot] cameron [at] ampf [dot] com

I am passionate about working with clients to help them meet their financial needs and plan for the future. I will look at your entire financial picture, including cash reserves and debt management, investments, protection and taxes. I also ask the right questions and listen closely to your answers. That way, you can feel confident that the advice I provide reflects your personal dreams and goals.

John Odell & Mike Haney
Arroyo Investment Group
Pasadena, CA
JOdell [at] arroyoinvestmentgroup [dot] com

Arroyo Investment Group is strictly a fee-only investment management firm. The firm does not sell annuities, insurance, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, limited partnerships, or other commissioned products. No commissions in any form are accepted. No finder's fees are accepted. We also offer to our clientele leading-edge account technology.

Moving Companies

Andy's Transfer & Storage
Pat Longo
Glendale, CA
PatLongo [at] andystransfer [dot] com

Honest and dependable

Legal Counsel

Freeburg & Nettels
Chip Nettels
Glendale, CA
cfn [at] fjnlaw [dot] com

Freeburg & Nettels, established in 1991, practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and fraud prevention. This includes all aspects of insurance defense with an emphasis upon personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance fraud, premises and product liability. The firm also handles issues relating to environmental and toxic matters, municipal liability, family law, employment discrimination and wrongful termination.

Accountants (CPAs)

Sadd * Valazquez * Higashi * Shammaa
Mike Velazquez
Glendale, CA
info [at] svhscpas [dot] com

The ever changing world of tax and accounting is full of complexity. No one individual or firm can possibly know everything. This is why we have continually sought the right alliances to build and expand our strengths and remain relevant advisors to you in this fast paced business and regulatory landscape. SVHS has adopted a structure that will allow for the leverage of knowledge, while maintaining fierce objectivity and independence in the services you have come to know us for. We have CPA’s, partners and staff with impressive credentials, education and experience along with deep technical proficiencies. Combined, we have a very robust lineup that can efficiently deliver the service needs of all our clients.


Cal State Landcare
Steve Davis
Sun Valley, CA
calstatelandcare [at] hotmail [dot] com

Home Builders

A N D Contstruction
Anthony N. Dicrescenzo
La Crescenta, CA
dicre64 [at] gmail [dot] com
W.D. Armstrong Construction
Bill Armstrong
Glendale, CA

New homes and additions

CHA & Associates
Craig Anderson
La Canada, CA

Over the past 21 years, Mr. Anderson has built and managed millions of dollars of real estate investment properties. He has amassed a multi-million dollar syndicate of real estate and construction companies including: C. H. Anderson Construction, CHA Properties, CHA & Associates and Flintridge Landscape & Pool. Before beginning his real estate development career, Craig earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. As an owner of multi-family properties, he understands the importance of maximizing profits while providing tenants with a desirable quality of life. Outside of his professional career, Mr. Anderson is an avid surfer, golfer and father of five children. He is a member of the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale, California.


Amado Plumbing
Lynn Amado
La Crescenta, CA

A great and reliable plumber

Pest Control

Choice Pest Control
Pasadena, CA

Great Service and Prices.

Home Improvement Experts

Temple Air Conditioning
George Schano
lks423 [at] aol [dot] com

Our mission is to provide professional quality service, repair and installation of air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. We will become a leader in the markets in which we do business and go beyond the old standard, exceeding expectations by doing things right the first time. We will view our customers as business partners for life

Current Electric
Mike Delaney
Glendale, CA

Excellent electricians