UCM
Utility Cost Management LLC
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Testimonials - Government State County and City

State, County, and City - Reduce electricity, gas, water, sewer and solid waste expenses by identifying and implementing cost-effective savings solutions.

UCM Client Testimonials: Government - State, County, and City

“UCM exhibited professionalism, tact and persistence in dealing with Southern California Edison to bring about the desired changes to the City’s service. Even though the City has worked closely with utility company representatives in the past, UCM identified many cost-saving measures that had never been considered.”
— Colleen O’Donoghue, CPA, Assistant Finance Director – CITY OF COSTA MESA

“[UCM’s work] was accomplished with virtually no demand on City staff and rather than harming the City’s relationship with its utility providers, I suspect that UCM’s work has helped foster improved cooperation and responsiveness. Based on my experience, I enthusiastically recommend UCM to other cities and public entities.”
— Glen Everroad, Revenue Manager — CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH

“As a result of my prior experience with UCM, I contacted the firm when I moved to my new position with the City of El Segundo. Once again, city officials enthusiastically endorsed UCM’s risk-free offer to identify and implement cost-saving measures. And once again, UCM has delivered outstanding results that will reduce utility expenditures for many years to come.”
— Lauren Mahakian, Senior Administrative Analyst – CITY OF EL SEGUNDO

“I am pleased to offer this Letter of Recommendation to Utility Cost Management LLC. UCM helped the City of Downey lower its utility expenditures without capital overlays or out-of-pocket expenditures of any kind.”
— Lee Powell, Assistant City Manager – CITY OF DOWNEY

“…The City’s utility expenditures have been reduced by more than $270,000 as a direct result of billing changes and special rate discounts that your firm has implemented. Your firm has exhibited skill, knowledge, and expertise in the utility regulations, which has resulted in these outstanding benefits for the City. ”
— Mark Weinberg, City Administrator – CITY OF INGLEWOOD

“… The City’s utility costs have been reduced by more than $300,000 per year, and these savings will continue to accrue for many years to come… UCM’s work has generated substantial savings and refunds, and also has given the City confidence that utility charges are being minimized in light of applicable rates and regulations.”
— Jeanne Arehart, Internal Audit Manager – CITY OF ORANGE

“When the time came for UCM to invoice the City for its share of the savings, I found the firm’s invoices to be clear, detailed, and accurate. In short, UCM made the entire process simple and hassle-free – and the City was able to significantly reduce electricity expenditures without spending time or money on the project.”
— Thomas F. Breitkreuz, Special Districts Manager – CITY OF MORENO VALLEY

“Utility Cost Management LLC (UCM) has provided a valuable service to the City of Fountain Valley… I would recommend UCM to anyone looking for a risk-free way to reduce their utility costs.”
— Sherri Holman, Finance Director – CITY OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY

“The approach used by Utility Cost Management presents no risk to the City… I recommend UCM for utility auditing services.”
— Jerry Van Leeuwen, Director – CITY OF ESCONDIDO

“UCM has displayed a high degree of professionalism and tact in dealing with SCE on our behalf. UCM has been thorough, conscientious, and reliable in performing its work. Based on our experience, I would not hesitate to recommend UCM to others.”
— Stacey Niemeyer, Management Analyst – CITY OF CLAREMONT

“UCM was selected by the hospital as part of a statewide program to review utility bills for public agencies. UCM was prompt in keeping me updated on the proceedings as they occurred, and were willing to explain each situation to my satisfaction.”
— Winston Offill, Chief Of Plant Operations – CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH