About Us

"This may strike many readers as odd, but most governments have no idea how much it costs to deliver the services they offer. Even if they can give you a budget figure for each service, it typically excludes indirect costs, such as administrative overhead, capital costs and employee fringe benefits. How can one even establish an appropriate subsidy if one doesn't know the cost of a service?"
- Gaebler & Osborne, Reinventing Government, pp.216-217, 1992


Guiding Principle

It is to allow local government to be able to answer the above question that Revenue & Cost Specialists was founded. We continue to provide consulting services and software products, through Government Software Systems, to help local agencies make informed decisions about their financial future.

View our Client List

Principals

We pride ourselves on having a direct, working relationship with our clients. Each principal has local government experience.


Rick Kermer

Rick Kermer

rick@revenuecost.com

(714) 992-9023

Rick's Resume

  • Fee Studies
  • Total & A87 CAPs
  • Long-Range Financial Plans
  • Utility Rate Studies

Articles by Rick

Scott Thorpe

Scott Thorpe

scott@revenuecost.com

(714) 992-9026

Scott's Resume

  • Long-Range Capital Facility Plans
  • Development Impact Fee Studies
  • Capital Financing Plans

Articles by Scott

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

eric@revenuecost.com

(714) 992-9027

Eric's Resume

  • Fee Studies
  • Total & A87 CAPs
  • Long-Range Financial Plans
  • Utility Rate Studies

Articles by Eric