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After interviewing a number of qualified contractors, my team and I were most impressed with the Howard Building team. HBC was the only contractor who did the homework in order to identify our single biggest logistics challenge: daily processing and shuttling of 700 workers using one freight elevator. Additionally, they arranged an off-site parking scheme so that all sub-contractor employees had easy access to downtown LA and the jobsite. I can confidently recommend HBC as a solid and reliable construction company and experts in their field.
I would like to take a moment, on behalf of our company, to commend the entire HBC team for their flawless delivery of this project. Their dedication to providing an excellent experience for us as a client made the entire process not only manageable, but even enjoyable, and we are grateful to have had HBC as a partner in this endeavor. From the very beginning of HBC’s involvement early in the process, they engaged with the collective project team and offered significant assistance to establish and maintain the budget and schedule. We look forward to future opportunities to work with HBC in any capacity possible. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their truly exceptional performance on our latest project and would highly recommend their services to any other industry partner.
The success of this project can in large part be credited to the fine team assembled by Howard Building Corporation. Everyone on the HBC team was highly professional at all times. In the few instances when there were difficulties, your team responded immediately and without hesitation. There were numerous instances when the team contributed creative and timely solutions to the technical problems encountered on any project. I realize that there are many individuals that have supported the field team from their home office of whom we are not aware. Please be sure that our thanks are also extended to the home office.
I don’t need to tell you anything you already know,
but from where I’m sitting, HBC has been terrific at Granite Ridge. Specifically, managing a sensitive and heavily involved end user and
subsequent changes, as well as handling a primarily long-distance PM/design
team. HBC was excellent at communicating, managing meetings and was great at catching inconsistencies on-site. And I appreciate
your oversight to bring it all together. Thank you.
HBC, I wanted to thank you. We did our punch walk on Friday, and it has been a long time since I have had a punch walk with only very minor touch-up items. Really, your effort on getting the project ready was amazing, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it.
Please accept my sincerest thanks for the great job that HBC did in completing the Yahoo Campus at PV. Jarred was the only constant for me in this job as we transitioned project managers, Yahoo executives, etc... and through it all he kept us on schedule and was a valued member of my extended team on this project.
I would put Jarred at the top of my list of construction executives that I have worked with in my career. He exceeded my expectations for the quality of the work product, he delivered on all of his commitments, was "composed" even when I owed you $7.0M, and he constantly found opportunities for value engineering. Most importantly you may recall that early in the project we had both the Turner and HBC teams working together and because of Jarred's astute management skills it was a collaborative relationship.
Playa Vista has been considered one of Yahoo's greatest real estate success stories thanks to the diligent and outstanding work of your team at HBC.
I just want to
express my appreciation to Jillian and Sam for their time and dedication they
both spent working on this project. The HBC team bent over backwards to be sure
that we received the best product for the least cost. Not only did the HBC team
accomplish our financial goals for this project, they were able to work with
the trades to bring the project to a close three weeks earlier than originally
anticipated. Both Jillian and Sam were a pleasure to work with and look forward
to working with the entire HBC team in the near future. I would be glad to be
used as a reference for future HBC clients.
The entire experience from the interview process through the close out was bar none, the best construction experience I have ever had. This is the third large campus build out I have managed in my career, and by far, this schedule and budget challenges handed to our team was the most challenging. I can honestly say I truly believe we would have never made our date if we had gone with any other construction company. The delay penalties we would have faced were huge, and your team bravely took on the challenge, was very clear and confident in their approach and resolve to get the job done on time and within budget. The professional and genuinely kind leadership as well as personal commitment and great attitude Jarred Walker possesses, set the tone for the entire experience with HBC. There could have been a lot of tension on site due to the ridiculously short schedule and site timing conflicts but Jarred and Gary navigated the waters perfectly. You should be very proud of the team you have, the professional and excellent qualities of the work they produce, and the great name you are making. This fantastic experience is one that every GC should strive to achieve, and I sincerely hope we have the pleasure to work together again.