Crabtree Consulting Services, LLC has proven to be an essential resource for our [agency]. Larry’s ability to communicate clearly on complex and dynamic issues has substantiated his credibility as our advocate. His knowledge and experience in human resource management, labor relations, FLSA, policy review is equally remarkable. I recommend Crabtree Consulting Services, LLC to any organization looking to reduce its risk, while conforming to current laws and practices.Bruce Brown
Jenny Lind Fire Protection District
Larry Crabtree helped guide my executive team through a complex labor/management issue that arose at the Cosumnes Community Services District, the largest such district in California. Thanks to Larry's insightful and prompt consultations, we were able to successfully manage the situation, both externally and internally.
Cosumnes Community Services District
Larry's excellent writing and oral skills enhance his ability to be an effective advocate and assist him in communicating clearly on complex matters, thus building organizational credibility. He has a broad knowledge of state government, state and federal labor laws, in particular the Fair Labor Standards Act and its application to fire fighters and police officers, and is very comfortable with public sector collective bargaining and representation. He has the proven ability to apply his knowledge to any work environment in assisting the employer in navigating the complexities of employer/employee relations.
Larry was excellent to work with. He made me feel like I was working with a trusted friend, and that was the end result as well. Larry has expertise in labor that is amazing. He is also realistic. He pulled no punches and got the job done without delay and his maneuverability was unmatched.
Assistant Deputy Director
Labor and Human Resources
Larry was always well prepared for whatever task he faced on any particular day or at any particular time. Larry is a problem solver - he thrives on tackling the most difficult problems and finding creative soutions. Whenever possible, Larry looked for resolutions that were acceptable to all parties, while vigorously protecting the rights and position of his client. I watched Larry work in highly adversarial situations where less capable advocates might lose their focus and composure. Larry always displayed the highest level of professionalism in such situations.
Timothy K. Talbot, Esq.
Talbot Law Group
Because of our positions [Larry Crabtree and I] were often times on opposite sides of an issue, but Larry was always able to see middle ground or arrive at alternative solutions. In fact he often was the one to suggest framework for settlements that were mutually acceptable.
Ronald Yank, Esq.
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP
Larry is always well prepared when meeting with our Board and has an excellent grasp of not only the subject matter, but also the nuances of working with a small district Board and its members. Larry's knowledge of issues specific to fire districts, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, collective bargaining, and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights, is unparalleled.
Larry's ability as an instructor is also top of the line. His in-depth knowledge of the subject matter is unequaled, his preparation admirable, and his ability to impart knowledge to the students/participants is to be sought after by any teacher or instructor. He makes it look easy!
Board Member & Volunteer Firefighter
Copperopolis Fire Department
Not only would I recommend Larry to you and your department, but we have retained Larry and Crabtree Consulting Services at the current time for additional services. The service, knowledge, and credibility are top notch, and the costs are very reasonable. I would be happy to talk with anyone who is considering engaging Larry and his company.
Steven J. Foster
Cosumnes CSD Fire Department