Even though Los Angeles is a small area of California, the entire state will always be home to those looking to join the entertainment industry. So how can a budding actor or director know who to turn to for the best education around?
Enter JDS Studios, a long-established all-in-one studio and institute. I was amazed at how lucky Temecula is to have such an established resource in our community. This wife and husband-led studio have everything one would need to begin their career on stage, screen, or television.
Unfortunately, the stereotype of the wide-eyed new resident to California falling prey to a poor-quality studio happens all too often, but with the pedigree that JDS Studios has, as well as the numerous educational offerings that they provide, I would feel good sending a friend or loved one here to learn from the best.
Being that I was born and raised in Temecula, I love to learn about others who have set down roots here as well, and with JDS Studios entering their fifteenth year of business, it’s refreshing to see someone else providing success tools to the community.
It’s easy to see how they have built up their repertoire. Everything about the studio is offered to be bigger than itself, and their efforts speak for themselves. In fact, over the years the studio has implemented other unique offerings as well that takes education and community involvement even further.
The three main components of JDS Studios provide everything you could ever want in a media center. Whether you are looking for media or video production, a dedicated acting studio, or community involvement with their non-profit “JDS Creative Academy,” this is the studio you want to use.
In fact, their motto says it all; “At JDS Studios, We Do, and We Teach.” They do more than produce the next generation of actors; their goal is to educate how entertainment happens from behind and in front of the camera, and even on stage.
Students and future Hollywood insiders are in good hands; Scott Strand, the husband of this local duo, representing the show in “Show Business” has appeared in films with actors Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, and other big names, as well as numerous TV programs, commercials and stage roles. Diane Strand, the wife, representing the “Business” side, has producer and production credits that include Friends, Veronica’s Closet, General Hospital, and many other household names with over two decades of mainstream entertainment industry experience before the studio was launched. In addition, they have received awards for their efforts, and have even launched big careers for their students. On the production side, JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. produces Good Day Temecula for the city of Temecula, as well as working with the local chamber of commerce, and large local companies.
From the education side, JDS Studios is the real deal. Not only is their curriculum state-approved, but their non-profit allows them to reach eager university students, as well as working with local groups who support autistic film enthusiasts.
Whether you need a new advertisement for your company, or you are looking to make it big in Hollywood, JDS Studios is the perfect solution for you.
Today in our local business spotlight, we are featuring Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, owned by Kevin Kansaki. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America, with over 500 franchises. Kevin services Riverside County as well as San Bernardino County through his Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchise.
Kevin opened his Pillar To Post franchise in January of this year, however, he has over 27 years in the construction industry which includes Commercial Due Diligence Inspections with
Commercial Real Estate Investors. Apart from his many years of experience, he also had to go through Pillar To Post Home Inspectors training course when he started his business to ensure he is providing the level of service Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is known for. In addition, Kevin holds a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering Technology/Construction Management and a MBA (Masters of Business Administration).
One of the things that differentiates Pillar To Post Home Inspectors from the competition is that
they print the inspection report right onsite, meaning the realtor and the home buyer doesn’t
even have to wait a day to receive it. This way, the deal can be closed faster and the
homebuyer can finally move into their dream home. While most other inspectors use a
checklist (that can be up to 75 pages long), Pillar To Post Home Inspector reports print out in a
simple, easy to read format they call “Defect Based Reporting”, so the homebuyer can easier
understand and can make informed decisions.
With every inspection, the homebuyer receives a beautiful home inspection binder, with
maintenance tips and over $1,000 in coupons from their partner companies. There are also 3
different packages for you to choose from, as well as convenient 7 days per week scheduling.
Apart from being an owner of the Pillar To Post franchise, Kevin is also gives back to an
organization called Homes For Heroes. Homes For Heroes was formed after the 9-11 tragedy,
as a way to give back to the heroes in our communities. Through that program, Kevin offers
10% off his services to our local heroes including Military (Active, Retired, and Reserves),
Police Officers, Firefighters, Teachers, Healthcare workers, and first responders.
Aside from all the benefits of being a Pillar To Post franchise, Kevin also brings years of
industry experience, as well as his strong ethical standards to his business. He operates on the
basis of “treating people the way you want to be treated”. He offers a level of professionalism
that is hard to find in this industry, from the clothes he wears, to the vehicle he drives.
If you are buying or selling a home, or if you are a realtor looking for your go-to inspector, don’t
hesitate to give Kevin a call. He can handle all of your home inspection needs in a timely and