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Trusted Partners

We have a vast network of valued friends and trusted partners in the business community. If you’re in need of any type of service, please refer to any of these businesses showcased below with confidence. They are tried, trusted, and proven to be true!

Michael Taff 760.923.3717 mtaff(at)tpcpayroll(dotted)com

At TPC HR/Payroll Consultants, we know how busy you are and how many tasks you are juggling to run your business. Our job is to take human resources and payroll functions off your plate so that you can concentrate on doing the work that matters most – catering to your clients and customers and keeping your business profitable.

Ian McDaniel 760.602.2909 i(dotted)mcdaniel(at)themcdanielfirm(dotted)com

The McDaniel Firm is a boutique business services law firm specializing in small and mid-size business issues. Clients of the McDaniel Firm benefit from Ian McDaniel’s elite education, business experience, and the highest level of client service and attentiveness

Sam Goodwin 760.720.7474 sam(at)hocoa-ca(dotted)com

HOCOA is a locally owned and operated association designed to alleviate the stress and worry of home repair and maintenance for the homeowner. Serving North San Diego County and the surrounding areas, HOCOA is an association of homeowners just like you, who want easy access to reputable, insured providers. Finding quality service providers can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. HOCOA offers complete home services with one call – a network of dependable providers covering services from home repairs to catering, and everything in between. Browse our site to view the services and benefits available to HOCOA members.

Rich Clark 619.446.7494 rclark(at)fuzionpayments(dotted)com

Fuzion Payments believes it shouldn’t be as painful as it is today to accept credit cards. We’re here to help reduce that pain by doing three things; lower overall cost of payment processing, simplify the complexity of the industry, and help businesses with PCI compliance. We’ve partnered with the best in our business to bring you the best for your business. Payments Simplified, that?s the bottom line. If you believe you’re paying too much for credit card processing, please reach out to Rich Clark for a free analysis immediately.

Steve Hougard 619.807.1132 steve(at)hougardloans(dotted)com

Steve Hougard is your local home loan specialist, reverse mortgage advisor, and debt reduction specialist with a 96% closing ratio & over 2,000 closed loans. Local & trusted since 1987. The big national banks and internet lenders can’t offer you the personalized service, experience and local market knowledge of a San Diego expert. They can?t even offer you lower rates.

John Bahr 760.822.6345 jbahr(at)actfortitle(dotted)com

ACT is a hands-on company. We have no outside investors awaiting huge profits, no stock analysts to keep happy and no consulting firm creating or revising our public image. What we do have are dedicated title professionals who understand that the best insurance of success is superior service to our clients. We can and do deliver the fastest service in the industry, but not at the expense of accuracy.

Dale Condy 760.930.1200 info(at)gemsoflacosta(dotted)com

If you are looking for a jeweler with a reputation for quality, integrity and value, with a professional staff dedicated to your satisfaction… Come to Gems of La Costa Jewelers in Carlsbad, CA. Gems of La Costa has been owned by Dale and Linda Condy since 1989 in Carlsbad. They operate their jewelry store with a simple philosophy. They strive to do business on a "win-win" basis.

Richard LaPlante 619.921.3816 rsolutiontc(at)sbcglobal(dotted)net

R-Solution Termite and Construction Inc. is licensed by the California Structural Pest Control Board. Each of our inspectors and technicians are licensed and continue to have ongoing training to keep us at the forefront of our industry. Let our 30 years of experience go to work for you. You’ll be happy you did.

Stan Weiler 760.929.2288 stanweiler(at)hwplanning(dotted)com

Howes, Weiler and Associates, a land use planning company, was established in 2005 by the principals Mr. Michael G. Howes and Mr. L. Stan Weiler. Mr. Howes and Mr. Weiler, both AICP certified, have a combined 50 years of land use planning experience and have been providing planning services for both the public and private sectors in local jurisdictions in San Diego County, Riverside County, Imperial County and Sonoma County. HWA provide a wide variety of services to the building and development industry including project management, master/specific plan preparation, entitlement processing, building permit processing, public facility planning, development impact fee program preparation, annexations, and due diligence research and reporting.

John Winder 760.703.5565 picturesquepools(at)yahoo(dotted)com

Our mission is a very simple one, to provide our customers with the perfect balance of quality service and price. Our customers recognize us for excellence in customer service, our business values, quality workmanship and quality products. With the time, experience, and reputation to back us up, you can feel secure that Picturesque Pools will always bring you ~Everything under the sun~

Steve Rude 858.449.5626 srude(at)fcloans(dotted)com


Today more than ever, it’s important to work with a mortgage professional and a lender on whom you can rely. You look for a lender who is built on honesty and integrity. You look for a lender who is nimble and quick to respond. You look for a lender who will provide you service beyond belief. You’ll find all of that and more with First Choice Loan Services and the Steve Rude Team!

We specialize in working with San Diego Homeowners – First Time Home Buyers, Returning Buyers, Refinance clients and Investors. There is a reason time and time again that we are the first place borrowers look for a home loan or mortgage in San Diego. We have the ability and experience to complete your real estate transaction seamlessly and on time. If you live in San Diego, you need to be using the Steve Rude Team and First Choice Loan Services for your mortgage and real estate needs.

About Us

Steve Rude has over 25 years of Mortgage and Real Estate experience. He values education and has made it the focal point of his approach to business. Every client is thoroughly educated about the Home Loan Process to ensure everything is "put out on the table" and there are never any surprises throughout the process.

Steve assists over 100 families every year finance their home purchases. His business is 100% referral based, so going the extra mile is the norm for him. Steve’s clients become true "Raving Fans" and continually refer their friends, family and colleagues back to him to take care of their lending needs, a tribute to his success. He has the "creative mind" needed to structure the most complex scenarios. Exhausting every option is their standard and finding a solution brings them and their customers the ultimate reward of complete and total satisfaction.

First Choice Loan Services

First Choice Loan Services has achieved great success by consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations. We achieve this by offering the great rates you need, the "big bank" products you expect, and the friendly neighborhood service you can value. Come speak with us today to discuss your borrowing needs with people who genuinely care about you and want to help you achieve your financial goals. Contact Steve Rude with First Choice Loan Services San Diego TODAY to get your Preapproval!