Ana Maya – I found my business niche during my days in banking. I was the only one who spoke Spanish at our bank, most of the Spanish speaking customers were sent to me not only for their banking needs, but also for their everyday life needs such as, filling out this or that form and so forth. I realized that the Spanish-speaking population was not being adequately, there was definitely a need for my type of business in my community. My initial motivation was to meet the needs of the Hispanic community and to provide good service to every single client. In December 1995, with the encouragement and support of my husband Raymundo Maya and my family, I opened Servicios Maya. Initially I prepared income tax reports, as my client base grew, I added additional services such as bookkeeping and payroll, secretarial, notary and translations, As we grew we begin offering full lines of business, personal and medical insurance as Farmers Insurance Agents.. At first, all my clients were Hispanic; they now comprise 60 percent of my cliental. Although similar business have opened and closed through the years, I have managed to maintain a loyal customer base, word-of-mouth is the main driver of business for Servicios Maya. I started out working as a one-woman operation in a small office, now Servicios Maya has grown to a family operated business with nine additional employees, including my husband and partner Raymundo Maya serving as a full time Farmers Insurance Agent. I now own my office building at 717 E. Ocean Avenue, Lompoc. I believe my community activity is a key factor in my success. As my business has grown, I have found ways to keep my motivation going and to give back to my community. I am a member of the Chamber of Commerce and pass chairperson of the Hispanic Business Committee as well a member of the Lompoc Business Woman Network and sit in the advisory committee of Chief of Police. We at Servicios Maya are involved in community special events, and provide positive role models to our youth through partnerships in business and education. In 2007 Servicios Maya was nominated by the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce as North Santa Barbara County Business of the year and received the Spirit of Small Business award for the Small Business of the Year Woman Minority Owned. My hope is of opening additional locations within the Tri-County.
Raymundo Maya – I was born and raised in Mexico City. I finish my studies at the UNAM (University of Mexico) where I did my general studies in Mechanical Engineering. I immigrated to the Unites States in the early 80’s. I married my beautiful wife Ana in 1986 and we moved to Lompoc in 1987. I attended Santa Barbara City College and graduated in Communications and Computer Repair. Working in the electro-mechanic field and construction in Santa Barbara. In 2004 I switched careers and became an Insurance Agent; I obtained my P&C license as well as Life & Health license. Now I am a Broker and full time Producer Agent for Maya Insurance Agency. I am also a Register Tax Return Preparer for Servicios Maya in Lompoc, California a small business that we established since 1995. As a Farmers Insurance Producer Agent I can offer our clients, Auto, Home, Life, Commercial, and Workers Compensation Insurance as well as Covered California Health Insurance.
Genoveva Perez – the most senior employee and member member of the Servicios Maya team since 1999. My position is an office clerk, performing bookkeeping duties and general office work. I am most proud of my daughter Ana Maya’s work ethics and the responsibility she feels is her duty to welcome and treat with respect and professionalism every client that walks through our door. I have personally witnessed the growth of Servicios Maya, and am proud to be part of it, and for the opportunity it gives me to give back to my community.
Lourdes (Lulu) Salazar – My bookkeeping career started at LCA roofing in Oceanside, CA in 2006, where I started gaining hands-on experience, learning by myself about the many aspects of the business financials as a bookkeeper. I recognized the importance of how planning and organizing takes place in a business, by keeping track of the income and expenses in order to make smarter decisions based on the actual financial situation of the company. On January 2014, I was enrolled at Vista Adult School to get my formal education by getting my bookkeeping/accounting diploma. Later on in September of the same year I had the opportunity to become part of the Servicios Maya/Farmers Insurance team where I am responsible for keeping, maintaining, processing and updating quality records of financial transactions, produce accurate and timely reports of tax payments for federal, state and local entities, workers compensation insurance, etc., I handle all the payroll processing, for all our business clients, with accuracy and confidentiality, following the ethical values and professionalism of Servicios Maya/Farmers Insurance that puts its trust in my hands.
I put myself at your service with a friendly and professional attitude and a smile.
Ernesto Martinez – I have been a member of the Servicios Maya team for ten years. I specialize in marketing and bookkeeping for the business. In 2009 I received an AA degree in Business Management as well as in Marketing from Santa Barbara City College. I am a certified tax preparer and have been preparing taxes at Servicios Maya for over five years. I am very proud of Servicios Maya and Ana Maya’s accomplishments in the field of business and as role models to the community. I take great pride in knowing that we at Servicios Maya have the best interest of the client in mind when we serve them. It is rewarding knowing that through our services we are able to help our clients improve their lives and help them create a brighter future for their families.
Gladys Ramirez – I am a tax preparer registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I was born in Honduras, Central America. In my country I graduated as Executive Secretary. 35 years ago I arrived in the United States of North America, where I joined Berrendo High School in Los Angeles, California where I started my studies to complete my GED. 23 years ago, my husband and I made the decision to move to Lompoc, California where I had the opportunity and motivation to register at the ALLAN HANCOCK College to continue my studies in the field of Nursing, where I graduated from Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Later I returned to ALLAN HANCOCK College to continue my studies as Legal Secretary.I started my secretarial career as an Office Assistant in the Office Clerk and Assessors of Santa Barbara County in Lompoc and Santa Maria, California. Later, I worked for the Department of Social Services (Medical) of the same county. On November 7, 2016, I had the opportunity to be selected to provide my services as a secretary at the office of Servicios Maya / Farmers Insurance in Lompoc, California. I am very honored and proud to share my experiences and now be an assistant in Insurances at Farmer Insurance as well in Servicios Maya as accounting, translations, and permits for minors to travel abroad and be part of a large team of registered professionals to prepare tax reports. It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to be able to serve our community.