What We Offer
We are the disaster supply professionals.
Ready America is a great American success story. We started this business in our garage in 1991. We worked nights and weekends while keeping our day jobs. We attended trade shows with our son’s crib in the back of the booth. We started with one great idea – QuakeHold! earthquake putty. It was proclaimed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 100 products of the millennium.
That putty, which is still one of our best sellers, was the launch pad for us to develop Earthquake Safety Centers for mass merchants including the Home Depot, Home Base, Orchard Supply Hardware and many, many more.
Our vision and mission remain the same today as they were when we first began – get everyone prepared in advance of the next disaster because being prepared is the best defense against disasters.
Today, we distribute safety and preparedness products right across the USA and around the world. Our products are available through both retail and online stores. We work in tandem with federal agency FEMA, as well as states, counties, and cities nationwide, plus businesses including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Sales Force. Ready America’s products are also distributed by thousands of other companies, universities, and non-profit organizations.
What we offer
Meet the Team
Our family of employees are very dedicated to our mission. Many have been with us for ten, fifteen, or even more years.
Ready America President Jeff Primes joined Ready America in 2004. An authority on earthquake and disaster preparedness as well as an attorney, Mr. Primes considers Ready America’s greatest challenge is changing the behavior of people to take action and prepare for emergencies. Mr. Primes directs the operations of the company and is instrumental in the development of new products, designed to help make families, homes and businesses safer, for Ready America and QuakeHOLD! Mr. Primes received his B.A. from U.C.L.A. and his J.D. from the University of San Diego. He has over 30 years of business management experience at the executive level and has directed the growth of two separate companies from $1 million in sales to over $10 million. In 2006, Mr. Primes was recognized with the Shoemaker Award from the USGS for his contribution to the earthquake safety handbook Putting Down Roots. During the past two decades, Mr. Primes has trained hundreds of youth and adults in preparedness and safety. Mr. Primes is a retired Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America and currently works as a counselor to aspiring Eagle Scouts
Trevyn Reese has rejoined Ready America where he is responsible for key customer Account Management. After attending Menlo Business College, he received his degree in Business Management and Marketing. Trevyn was very involved with his College where he completed his final two years as a member of the Dean’s list. Trevyn took part in Menlo College’s Marketing club and was chosen to be Captain of the golf team. In addition, he was involved in the Mentor/ Mentee program for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) during his final 3 years as a student.
After his time at Menlo College, Trevyn was hired on as a Territory Sales Representative for Grainger Industrial Supply in the Sonoma/ Napa region. He spent two years working with local businesses and helped them improve their purchasing and inventory processes. After 6 months Trevyn was assigned to be a mentor for incoming new hires to help with training, onboarding and sales tactics. He also learned key skills in Salesforce, SAP and CRM.
Karen Fay joined Ready America as Corporate Controller in 2019. She serves in a key management position, providing leadership to the finance and human resource teams. She brings with her over 25 years of accounting, office and HR management experience. From Huntington Beach, California, she began her accounting career as an accounting clerk in the automotive industry. She then became the Office Manager/A/R Supervisor for a national property management company where she was quickly promoted to the Assistant Controller. After relocating to Southwest Riverside County, she became the Controller for a National Electrical Contractor. She was responsible for creating, training and supervising the accounting, administrative and HR teams for this multi-state corporation. Additionally, she provided all necessary accounting functions for several other related entities.
Karen loves the outdoors, especially camping at the beach. She loves to sing, is a good bowler, and enjoys watching professional hockey.
Ewa Kear manages all IT/IS, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and Vendor Compliance efforts for Ready America, Inc. She joined the company in 2000 directly out of Coleman University where she received her certification in Computer Science with an emphasis in Programming: Software Development and Database Management. Shortly after being hired as a website editor, her skills in programming were used to establish the companies EDI system. Her efforts in EDI, technological advances and establishing efficient processes and procedures have helped maintain high productivity standards with minimal increase in order processing personnel while maintaining an excellent supplier relationship with companies like The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon.com and Walmart among many others.
Angelica Alvarez joined Ready America in 2008 and now proudly serves as Office Manager. Angelica has 10 years experience in customer service, accounting, inventory, and retail display organization. Her experience coupled with her accounting studies at California State University San Marcos allows Angelica to wear many hats and keep things running smoothly.
Francisco Zavala plays a key role at Ready America as Warehouse Manager. Beginning in 2006, when Francisco started as a part-time Warehouse Assistant, he quickly climbed the ladder to Assistant Warehouse Manager. In 2013 he was promoted to Warehouse Manager. Francisco utilizes his experience in inventory control, shipping/receiving, and SAP to manage the warehouse efficiently and professionally.
“Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today”, Francisco’s favorite quote, certainly plays a role in his work performance and active personal life. He currently attends Palomar College in San Marcos, with intentions of transferring to San Diego State University to complete his business management major (BA). With a busy work and college schedule, Francisco still finds time to train and assist with coaching a youth soccer program.
Dennis Johnson joined Ready America and QuakeHOLD! Industrial in 2007 bringing over 20 years of experience in seismic fastening to the company.
Mr. Johnson directs the operations for four sales and installation offices reaching from San Diego to Seattle and is constantly designing new products to meet the needs of our customers. He also oversees the Thumb Lock Division for Ready America, which includes the sales and manufacturing of Thumb Lock Safety Fasteners with sales to many U.S. corporations, Japan, New Zealand, the U. S. Navy, Camping World, West Marine and the many RV distributors in the U.S.
Mr. Johnson received his BS from U.S.C and has over 30 years experience in business management, sales management, and product development.
On a personal note, Mr. Johnson is an Eagle Scout and has served the youth of his community for over 25 years.
Mr. Naras has been with Ready America since 2012 and is responsible for Distributor, Wholesale and Retail accounts as well as select corporate and educational accounts. Mr. Naras is also responsible for generating new business and account retention.
Mr. Naras enjoys his off time by working in his garden, woodworking, and spending quality time with his family including his three dogs and four horses!
With over fifteen years experience with Aqua Blox and Aqua Literz managing contracts with multiple customers such as hospital, military, City and State Governments and most notably managing the FEMA business Neil has a passion for life saving hydration.(888) 597-2782
Mike Girardi formally with T-Mobile now represents Ready America. Michael now manages state level contracts for extended shelf life water and supplies. LT COL Girardi served 20 years in the Marines, 14 years in the National Guard, and 43 years in the Civil Air Patrol. He is also an ordained minister.
Family Owned and Operated For Over 30 Years
After years of steady growth, Ready America’s headquarters was relocated from Monrovia to San Marcos, California in 1999. Later in 2005, Ready America would again relocate headquarters, this time to a new 11,000 square-foot building in the neighboring city of Escondido, California. After it became clear expansion was going to be needed once again, Ready America purchased the building and warehouse next door to the Escondido facility in 2012.
During 2016 Ready America’s headquarters was relocated to Vista, California. Our modern, high cube warehouse and office building encompasses over 40,000 square feet. This facility allows Ready America to operate at peak performance for better efficiency and fulfillment time – all while allowing for room to expand even further.
Our facility in Glendora, California houses fabrication operations that includes custom sewing, metal fabrication and custom solutions for Ready America and Quakehold! Industrial products.
Our Hayward, California facility is a depot and center for Northern California, housing QuakeHOLD! Industrial parts and vehicles for installations in that region. The “Big Shaker” that serves Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington states is also stationed here.
In 2014 Ready America, Inc. opened an office in Seattle to expand our operations in the Pacific Northwest, an area which is also high risk for earthquakes, volcanic activity and other natural disasters. This office serves as the depot and distribution center for QuakeHOLD! Industrial installation parts and vehicles and is home to the “Big Shaker” when it is in the Seattle Market.
The strong collaboration between AbbVie and Ready America was evident last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ready America is one of the earliest suppliers we worked with as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They supplied us with travel pandemic kits and expanded to provide multiple material lines to multiple sites, including support to our PCYC site. Ready America was proactive in their work with AbbVie as they continually checked in with us, even when we did not have open orders, advising on the stock they have or were expecting and providing information on current market conditions.
AbbVie would like to thank and express our appreciation to the employees at Ready America for their support and dedication and acknowledge the important role they all played in delivering essential services and materials to enable us to serve the patients that depend on us.
Thank you for your passion and dedication to helping us make a remarkable impact on the lives of so many.
We use this as a safety device for our 20 month old twins. We didn’t want the flat screen to topple over and crush them, so we purchased this strap. It is strong, sturdy, easy to attach and reliable. Worth every penny!
This product is well-designed and implemented in my opinion. The instructions are very clear, and installation is easy. I highly recommend this product.
If you live in California you need to buy these. When installed correctly they hold picture frames to the wall. In case of an earthquake they flip and flop but pictures don’t fall which in insurance for less broken glass to step on in case of emergency. I think these are great and they are invisible behind the pictures.
Everybody needs some of this stuff. If you don’t know why today, you’ll soon find out!
If you have metal or wood relics this is a wonderful product to use to help preserve.
Packed nicely. Full of great things. Stuff in there I never thought of.
…it saved me and my little girls life!
This kit is a great set of tools, and supplies that can save my family in an emergency and is geared for emergencies and not typical/every day use.
This was a GREAT gift for my parents. They NEEDED an emergency pack but were not inclined to build one or buy one. Now we ALL feel better that they are prepared for an emergency.
Great pack of prepared survival supplies. This company not only makes a good product but cares about its customers. First rate.