Testimonials & References

Our company strives for outstanding customer satisfaction. Read the testimonials on this page and discover what some of our past clients are saying about us.

Letter of Endorsement
21 February 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

Russ Leitzell has been a personal friend as well as a construction consultant and preferred vendor for my business of Residential Property Management for over 18 Years. During this time I was able to rely on Russ as a voice of experience and quality of work in numerous building trades and general construction. He was especially skilled in carpentry, drywall installation, HVAC, painting, plumbing and refrigeration. Russ’s work was superb in all aspects. He completed jobs at my personal residence as well as many of the 75 homes we managed in and around the towns of the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas and North Monterey County.

Russ co-located his business, known as Professional Appliance Service, with my property management office in 1996. For several years we shared overhead expenses and solved many repair and maintenance problems. I came to know Russ as one of the most conscientious, honest and professionally competent individuals in my 23 years as a Real Estate Broker and Professional Property Manager.

Russ Leitzell has the distinction of becoming the first vendor affiliate member of the Monterey Bay Chapter, National Association of Residential Property Managers. He was continually employed and recommended by property management firms who came to trust his expertise, judgment and quality of workmanship

It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Russ Leitzell for any teaching credential he seeks from the California Commission on Teaching Credentials. He will distinguish himself in teaching the trades as he has done for many years.

Sincerely yours,

Richard A. Beaumont
Broker – Owner

Letter of Recommendation

19 February 2008

To whom it may concern

As a home owner and the owner of a rental property, proper maintenance and repair are very important.

For the past five years I have used Russ Leitzell (Professional Appliance) as the primary vendor of my maintenance and repair needs, For example he has replaced, circuit breakers, switches, duplex outlets, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals. Repaired, three way wiring, leaky plumbing, furnaces, and laundry equipment.

Mr. Leitzell is very knowledgeable in all aspects of home maintenance & repair, His expertise in these areas has saved me time and money.

Russ has demonstrated his technical knowledge through results!

I gladly recommend him and will continue to use his services.

A.R. Moore

Letter of Endorsement 

24 October 2000

To whom it may concern;

By means of this letter I introduce to you Mr. Russ Leitzell, a fine individual I have had the pleasure of knowing for the past fifteen years.

I have watched Russ evolve into a hard working, no-nonsense technician who does not waste time and gets the job(s) done on schedule and correctly.

Russ has the personality to deal with any individual in a very professional manner.

Please allow him the opportunity he seeks, you will be richer for it with mutual benefit being the result.


Daniel A. Spalletta


Review of Services

16 July 2001

To Whom it May Concern,

Mr. Russ Leitzell has worked for Lighthouse Property Management since 1993. He has repaired appliances for the Atlantic Arms Apartments, a 39 unit apartment complex in Salinas, and for the Sunset Apartments, a 37 unit apartment complex in Marina. During the past eight years he has repaired gas stoves and ovens, electric stoves and ovens, stove fans, bathroom fans, and fluorescent lights. He is particularly skilled with refrigerators of all makes (Hotpoint, Frigidaire, Maytag). He has saved us thousands of dollars by salvaging refrigerators that other technicians were unable to repair.

Mr. Leitzell’s knowledge of appliances far exceeds that of the average individual who advertises in the yellow pages in Monterey, Seaside, Salinas, and Pacific Grove. Mr. Leitzell explains things very simply and clearly so that lay people, including myself and my tenants, understand why the appliance does not work. Mr. Leitzell is fast, efficient, reliable, and honest. He also takes pride in his work.


Amy Hu
Manager Sunset Apartments

Letter of Recommendation

15 October 2000

To whom it may concern:

This letter is to verify that Russ Leitzell has repaired or installed commercial restaurant equipment for our company for 11 years. He has installed hoods, fans, commercial fryers, walk-in boxes, commercial refrigerators, commercial stoves, hot water heaters, commercial sinks, etc. He has also completed all of the electrical wiring and plumbing required to open two of our restaurants. Russ has also been responsible for maintaining the installation and repair of equipment needed in our apartments.

Russ has always taken the time to explain in detail what has to be done and why. As for his trustworthiness he has the keys to all of our restaurants. As to his ability to communicate with people the complexities of his work he is very patient. As to his ability to communicate with those who are not proficient in English again he is to be commended.

Our dealings with Russ have always been satisfactory. We find him to be an excellent and proficient technician.


Elaine Arias

Owner of Sarita’s Inc.