What Our Clients Say
What Our Clients Say About Us
Because Their Words Speak Louder Than Ours!
Dear Mr. Longobart and Ms. Ross Working with LRC to re-develop the Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Criteria and Guidelines for Eastern Municipal Water District has been a pleasure and great benefit. You were very sensitive and responsive to our busy schedules that seem to change daily. Your every concern was driven by our needs and making sure we were happy with the end product. You did not just offer a canned, one size approach. This was very refreshing. I stepped into this position a short time ago and recognized the need to update the replacement criteria of our vehicles and equipment. After discussing this with several other Fleet Managers and reviewing the many systems out there I came to realize there was not a one size fits all replacement system. Many systems called for much more very accurate historical data and resources than we had available. I reviewed a version of your system in the past and recognized it as customizable to available resources while demonstrating the costs involved of deferring replacement. LRC was already familiar with our software systems and already had established relationships with our software vendors. Together we were able to solve the challenges of developing a system far better than the District had previously while leaving room for further development as our other systems are updated. I welcome the opportunity to discuss our experience with other clients as you find the need. Thank you for all of your help.
Danny Lehman Fleet ManagerEastern Municipal Water District
Learning the language of the government sector was extremely beneficial in helping us clarify the steps involved in the overall bid process. How to find bids being sent out by municipalities was also a valuable learning experience, in that we were not familiar with the individual platforms available that would enable us to see the bids in one location rather than having to register at each individual municipality. Longobart-Ross also provided consulting that allowed us to restructure our company in a way that would allow us to pursue the government sector. Our executive staff found this to be instrumental in our now focused venture.
KC HeidlerGovernment Group, CEO
Working with Rick Longobart helped open doors previously shut by other fleet managers. It's easy to see why his leadership and his vision for environmentally responsible products are nationally recognized. Now that Rick has joined with Ms. Ross, we look forward to continued successes while partnered with Longobart-Ross in their exclusive vendor program.
Mark HornbergeDynamic Green Productsr, VP of Biz Dev
In my experience with direct selling and sales management over the course of my 18 year career, I have rarely witnessed anyone with as much motivation, creativity and effectiveness in winning new clients as Cynthia. Building new relationships that culminated into profitable sales was just one of the many assets she contributed to our company.
Brian K. FitzpatrickWellFound Decade
As the five owners of our hospitality design firm, we each learned many business development and operational strategies from Cynthia. She is very driven and has a strong ability to open doors by strategizing on which companies to target and how, preparing and presenting presentations to top executives, and more. All of which generate numerous possibilities.
Sam Hatch, Mike Hatch, Jeff Hatch, Todd Hatch, Stephanie CreggHatch Design Group
Mr. Longobart has received numerous environmental awards due to early adoption and non-conventional thinking. He has spearheaded and championed various projects that have given him name recognition in the industry as a true leader and pioneer in the operation of Fleets and Facilities.
City Of Santa AnaCity Of Santa Ana
“Rick Longobart is clearly regarded as one of the top public sector fleet managers in the country. Through his lead-by-example, energy, and innovative leadership style, he has successfully transformed the public fleets he has managed into highly-effective and efficient fleet organizations that others strive to emulate. But, what separates Rick from his peers is his ability to patiently and effectively teach others the business side of fleet management. I know this first hand, because he has given outstanding fleet management presentations to public sector fleet managers at several educational events that my company, Public Fleet Summits, has sponsored. During these two-day summits he is constantly inundated with questions seeking his advice from professional fleet attendees. No one in our industry does this as well as Rick has for the last 25 years.”
Dave SeaveyCity of Seattle, WA
“I have known Rick Longobart since I started as the City of Glendale Fleet Administrator in1998. Rick is extremely knowledgeable in the field of Fleet Maintenance. Whenever I got in a jam or had something interesting come along, I would network with Rick. Rick is always on the leading edge of fleet solutions from computer software to hands-on training. Working with Rick over the years has been extremely enjoyable. He is not only a very talented individual, but also a genuinely great guy. He is a true professional and I would recommend him to anyone that could use some help with their fleet.”
Dave ColeCity Of Glendale
I am a Senior Associate at Marx/Okubo Associates, Inc. Cynthia was appreciated by all who worked with her. Her abilities, work and eagerness to perform earned her notice by the management and she was promoted to Client Relations Manager within a few months of joining Marx/Okubo. In that role, she handled multiple projects of varying scope, managed and coordinated all proposals for Southern CA, and managed all client interactions relating to both new and current projects. She also had success in her endeavors to bring new national clients to our company. I gladly recommend Cynthia for her ability to learn quickly, organize, plan and lead endeavors to success. When Marx/Okubo was looking into getting our professionals LEED AP status, it was Cynthia who was asked by our owner to head up the program. Cynthia is one of those women who exceed expectation.
Richard Mitsuoka, AIA Senior AssociateMARX/OKUBO ASSOCIATES, INC.
“For well over ten years, I have looked to Rick for his assistance and extraordinary insight regarding municipal fleet operations. Rick’s leadership, knowledge and the tremendous assistance he offered to help me meet new contacts was truly the most major asset in my endeavors and success. I am forever grateful and highly recommend Rick for any assistance that may be required.”
Don AllisonAlternative fuel vehicle systems management (Retired)
“I am the Fleet Maintenance Superintendent for the City of Inglewood. Prior to this position, I worked with Rick D. Longobart from July 2003 to April 2010. He was the Fleet and Transit Superintendent at that time for the City of Inglewood. During my seven year tenure with Rick, he was very energetic, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and dependable in accomplishing tasks and projects, such as; securing grant funding for the city, installing a Compressed Natural Gas Station, installing a Propane station, installing a carwash to service city vehicles and more. Rick was instrumental in bringing an awareness to global warming and lowering the City’s carbon footprint.
Cliff L. Pate Fleet Maintenance SuperintendentCity of Inglewood
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep and complete satisfaction with my recent experience with Longobart-Ross Full Fleet Solutions. Rick and Cynthia spent several hours at my location reviewing my responses to their multi-page questionnaire regarding virtually every aspect of my operation through their Fleet Analysis process, then spent several more hours reviewing with me their solutions to the issues that the questionnaire uncovered. I will be retiring this year, and I sought a guide for the future that could be presented to my superiors in my department, and serve as a road map for the benefit of my successor. The work Rick and Cynthia accomplished, and the short-term, intermediate and long-term solutions they proposed, will be extremely useful for my successor to understand the current situation in this fleet, and to present many options for facing the challenges that are inherent in managing a modern governmental fleet. They proposed some specific solutions to some issues that I believe have merit and deserve serious consideration for implementation, particularly their vehicle replacement program tool. I can unequivocally recommend the services offered by Longobart-Ross Full Fleet Solutions with confidence that the needs of governmental fleet managers will be met. You may call me at 619-397-6079 if you would like any further information on the process from my perspective.
Steve Dorsey, CPFP, Fleet ManagerCity of Chula Vista Testimonial PDF From Mr Dorsey
“February 17, 2016 I would like to take a moment and extend my deepest gratitude to Rick and Cynthia of Longobart-Ross Consulting. Finding a fleet professional with the passion that Rick possesses is rare ... but also finding it in his partner Cynthia is a gift. As a Public Sector Fleet Manager your processes and procedures are always under the microscope, whether it be from public officials, city management or the citizens we represent. Being able to successfully run a maintenance operation depends on the tools and skills you have learned over the years. By using their uniquely designed fleet analysis worksheet, Rick and Cynthia were able to take an already nationally recognized operation and provide a specific road map for additional cost savings, improved efficiencies and a long-term energy plan that will exceed government requirements for years to come. If taking your operation to the next level of excellence is important to you I highly recommend Longobart-Ross Consulting. Their Full Fleet Solution Analysis will provide you with the tools you will need to meet the challenges of the future. None of us can do it alone, and a highly trained team IS the key to success ... you would do well to welcome Rick and Cynthia to your team as I have. 4927 OCEANSIDE BLVD OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 TELEPHONE (760) 435-5137 • FAX (760) 639-0907.