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“We had no time to enjoy the life we were working so hard for…”

Susan & Kaarel Hamersky, Co-founders

S Hamersky, co-founder, California Concierge personal concierge and errand serviceWhat began as a need in our own lives, evolved into a personal concierge and errand service filling that need for others.

It was the late 1990s.  And with two careers and three small children, we were always on the go and often stressed out.  We felt like there was never enough time for the kids, for each other, and, basically, never time to enjoy the life we were working so hard for.

We had no network of family living close by to help us out when time was scrunched or we felt overwhelmed.  And you can only call on close friends so often before it becomes an imposition.  (Unless, of course, you can return the favor…but doesn’t that defeat the purpose?)Kaarel Hamersky, co-founder, California Concierge personal concierge and errand service

So, we used to joke wistfully, “There ought to be someone we could just PAY to take care of everyday stuff.”  What we wanted was someone we could feel comfortable with and rely on completely…but without feeling we’d be imposing or having the need to return the favor.

In addition, the friends we talked with were all feeling the same frustration and guilt about not having enough family-time and not knowing what to do about it.

That’s when we decided to take matters into our own hands and create a company to be that “someone” for others. And so, in 1999, our “fourth child” California Concierge LLC was born.

Our backgrounds include finance, education, and family and consumer The Hamerskys, co-founders of California Concierge LLCsciences.  We share a God-given gift of hospitality, with a natural passion for taking care of details and customer service.  We love challenges and enjoy the “do-whatever-it-takes” world of personal concierge and lifestyle management.   But what we love most is being a help to others, being that someone they can count on, because we know how badly it’s needed.

In addition, our team members are all dedicated professionals for whom our company core values of Integrity, Reliability and Hospitality are not just words to live by but are the essence of who they are.

canine rescue of co-founders, California Concierge personal concierge and errand serviceMarried since 1982, we’ve lived in the same home in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles, since 1986. Our daughter, a Naval aviator, is married to a commercial pilot. Our older son, a software engineer, designs programs for a mobile gaming company.  Our younger son is a college junior, majoring in business.  And, then there’s our furry child Corky, a canine rescue, who rounds out our crew.  For fun, we enjoy running (mostly 5K and 10K), exploring near (L.A.’s trails and museums, especially) and far (Alaska is among our favorite places), and playing games (like Catan, Codenames and Ticket to Ride).  It’s all about being with family and friends.

OUR MISSION

Susan Hamersky, California Concierge LLCThe Mission of California Concierge LLC is Giving You More Freedom and Flexibility to Do What’s Most Important to You.

By taking care of things that don’t have to be done by you, we give you space in your days for what matters most – your family, friends, hobbies, exercise, rest, volunteering…things that often get the short end of the stick when life feels crammed and crazy.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our core values are those traits we place in highest regard. If one of these were missing, we would not be California Concierge LLC. Together, they are the very heartbeat of our company. And if we were our own client, this is what we would expect.

Integrity

We understand when you choose California Concierge LLC, you put your trust in us. We value your confidence and your privacy and do not take them lightly.  Confidentiality is vital and is set forth in the Terms & Conditions of our personal concierge and errand service.

Reliability

We know that every assignment, big or small, is important to you. And you count on us to do it the way you want it to be done. We get thorough instructions from you and do our best to make sure those instructions are followed completely, efficiently, and promptly.  Every time.

Hospitality

This is the heartbeat of California Concierge LLC. We consider you part of our company family. We are honored by and value your presence, and we want you to feel welcome here. We want to provide you with appropriate care, respect and attention at every opportunity.

What Clients Say

Ken Jeong, Actor; and Tran Ho, MD

“Thank you so much for another wonderful year. You always go above and beyond.”

(Dr. Ken) (Mr. Chow) (Señor Chang)

Judith

Sherman Oaks, CA

“Thankfully, you are there for me. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your concierge service. I feel like I have my own Mrs. Doubtfire!”

Amy H.; Executive Assistant to Tim Ferriss, Author: The 4-Hour Workweek

“Thank you very much for your help. It was very much appreciated, and you’re a pleasure to work with.

Heidi Briguglio; Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research

Alexandria, VA

“Thank you for your wonderful service! You are absolutely worth your weight in gold!!!!”

Wayne and Mary Edington

Woodland Hills, CA

“We are so glad to have your While-You’re-Away service during our vacations. Your messages giving updates from your visits made everything that much more enjoyable knowing that everything was taken care of back home.”

Jenny and Chris

Los Angeles, CA

“Thank you for making one big part of Chris’ time away from home much easier on all of us. I am so grateful that you were recommended to us.”

Ronald Melin Supancic, Attorney; The Law Collaborative LLP

Woodland Hills, CA

“We are all faced with trade-offs in life. California Concierge is the best friend to have that allows you to grow your business while someone else does the time-consuming chores that get in the way of increased profit margins.”

Carla Carpenter

Los Angeles CA

California Concierge gives me the freedom to have fun in my down time. I use them for everything from booking tours for my visitors to weekly grocery shopping, errand running and overseeing home repair projects. They even delivered personal items to me from home when I was hospitalized and cleared the refrigerator of items that would spoil before my return. They are life savers.

M.B.

Woodland Hills, CA

”Thanks again for your service!  I had a great trip back east, and I never could have prepared for it without your help.”