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Saunders Commercial Seismic Retrofit has been contracted by a spectrum of commercial property owners and engineers to complete projects ranging from complete seismic retrofits to roof condensation repair to historical renovations. Below is a sampling of their praise for our work.


The GLC Board is greatly appreciative. I would also like to send along a special thanks to all. We went through four or five contractors until Ken brought us Saunders who, without question, was the best qualified. Saunders proved it with their change order requests, relations with tenants, and the great overall professional work. All the Ed's did a great job. I am sure Rick did a ton of behind the scenes logistic work. Lisa's weekly reports were greatly appreciated. The weekly meetings kept communication at a high level for all involved. Ken's work was exceptional. LFZ's and Saunder's experience was the key. Thanks again.

Steve Fraser, Board Member
GLC

I want to thank everyone for the hard work and dedication that went into the project over the past several years. As I was driving away after my last visit, I was impressed with how well the buildings are looking which is a testament to both ownership and the construction personnel. Thank you Steve, Ed, and Wayne for moving the project forward on ownership’s side and to Ed, Rick, and Ed on the construction side. Great job! Should you have any future structural engineering needs, please do not hesitate to call us as we are here to help.

Kenneth J. Lord, S.E., President
The LFZ Group

The roofing work is being finalized today and I wanted to express my thanks to the wonderful and professional crew who did the work. They kept me updated through the entire process and brought my attention to problem areas. It was a pleasure to work along with them and all the partners were very pleased by the lack of disruption during this project. I wish all my projects went as smooth as this one did. The quality of work was outstanding and clean up was done very well, I received no complaints from anyone. You have a great team here and I wanted you to know and thank you again for coming and talking to the partners prior to the work.

Patricia Stout, Facility Manager
Second Source Medical

Saunders Seismic has done an exceptional job at ensuring our business was not disturbed. They have been professional, considerate, and thorough. Art specifically, was clear about what he was going to do, did exactly what he said, and never left a single particle of debris behind any work space. Saunders adjusted their schedule when there was even a chance it might disturb year end goals, just for the assurance we were satisfied. Art and crew have been simply invisible to our business, though I have met with him many times to review the work and see them in action. Art was knowledgeable, transparent, and professional. I would recommend Saunders to anyone. I wish all vendors were as thoughtful.

Your guys were unbelievable, I have been doing this for a long time, but what they did last night from start to finish left my jaw dropped open. We started at 6pm and didn't finish until around 2am, and they didn't stop the entire time, and their workmanship was the best I've ever seen, so please let your boss know he needs to make sure he takes care of them, as they are what make you a great company, and now I understand why [my colleague] spoke so highly of you. So thank you for both of you coming to the rescue on this one.

Jeff Jorgensen
Equity Office

Saunders Construction was able to coordinate with our high-profile tenant and our engineers to avoid interruptions and ensure satisfaction to all entities involved. The warehouse is over 199,000 SF and there was a significant amount of product and 24-hour operations during the project. Saunders Construction was able to work around the tenant, while maintaining a professional atmosphere.

Saunders Construction was a new vendor and was able to provide a competitive bid and gain the trust of ANR for future work. I highly recommend Saunders Construction for their hard work, professionalism, and attention to detail.

Chris Barbieri & Julie Vieillemaringe
ANR Asset Management Brokerage

Your crews did a fantastic job of working with the tenant in a very difficult environment. The freezer units could not be shut down so your crews had to endure freezing temperatures and still got the project complete on schedule. The crews were also required to work within the confines of an active distribution facility. The tenant had no complaints and fel that the work was completed in a very timely and professional manner.

The Saunders team worked hard to satisfy the needs of our company through constant communciation and coordination.

We were concerned that the seismic retrofit would disrupt the operation of our Super A Foods grocery store, Chuck E Chees and shop tenants Working nighttime hours enabled Saunders to perform their scope of work without disrupting or disturbing tenants' daily operations. The job was left clean every day, and we had NO tenant complaints! Saunders was able to maintain constant communication with the engineer and tenants to ensure a timely completion date.

Jay Kerner
6003, LLC

With exceptional skill, the Saunders Construction team endured a 20 month, thirty two phase renovation process while working a modified swing shift in occupied space. When the original RFP was issued, the definition of the Seismic Retrofit project included a simple structured schedule in order to install a completely new steel substructure in the Mattel Design Center. However, a substantially more complex construction schedule evolved by May 2008, putting several key logistical factors at risk. Nevertheless, Saunders management kept their original contract commitments to Mattel in tact.

Mark Franklin, Project Manager
Mattel, Inc.

We have worked with Saunders Construction, Inc. for many years, on a number of seismic retrofit projects in California and Washington. Each time we have collaborated, I have been pleased with your firm's performance, and satisfied with the level of service and communication you and your staff have provided.

Robert Randall, Vice President
Saiful/Bouquet, Inc.

Mark Murphy, a Saunders' project manager that I have worked with for years, and I worked together to discuss the constructability for various design ideas to keep the construction costs in line with the owner's original retrofit budget while still achieving the intended objectives. I am pleased to say that we were able to bring in costs below budget while providing the owner with a successful seismic retrofit project.

Mike O'Brien, Vice President
National Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

I would like to express my appreciation to your company and especially to your crews for the exceptional workmanship and communication on the projects you have completed for AMB Property Corporation over the years. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and knowing our tenants' needs have made highly complex projects run smoothly and without incident. I give Saunders Construction my highest recommendation and look forward to working with them on future projects we have here at AMB.

Tom Spanley, Senior Project Manager
AMB Property Corporation

In order to be effective in the event of an earthquake, a seismic retrofit needs to be completed with good craftsmanship and according to plan. With this in mind, I will continue to seek Saunders' expertise for future seismic retrofit projects; because I know the work will be done right and without any hiccups.

Peter Lineweaver
Legacy Partners

Based on my experience working with Saunders, I believe your firm is an excellent choice when you need a contractor to perform a seismic retrofit project, and particularly when complex scopes and difficult access are topics of concern.

Hassan Sughayer
ESEC

In particular I like to call upon Saunders' services when I work with large, corporate clients that expect a high level of communication, experience, quality, and service. Because of the nature and expectations for these projects, I include your firm to help the project progress as smoothly as possible. In turn, we create a stong "team" for the owner by working with a consultant, engineer, and contractor that have specific experience with their project. Ultimately, the owner benefits from this collective effort, because each team member brings suggested repair scopes to minimize construction costs while maximizing the effectiveness of the repairs or improvements.

Bryan Krueger, Owner/Roof Consultant
Bryan Krueger Enterprises, Inc.

Your recommendations and solutions to situations and projects display that you have our best interest in mind. It is not easy to find a vendor who excels in customer service; one who works tirelessly on our behalf. As a property manager of industrial properties, I am asked to recommend the services of quality contractors. I have no hesitation recommending Saunders Construction as a quality, topnotch vendor and construction partner!

Kim Allen, Portfolio Manager for Seattle AMB Properties
GGL Real Estate Services, Inc.

Working with you and your team on the Lucky Center Seismic Rehab provided an experience in how competent and ethical contractors can be.

Barry J. Schweiger, AIA
BS&A, Inc.

Saunders Construction successfuly completed a seismic retrofit for a shopping center in San Gabriel... We highly recommend Saunders Construction for their effective communication and hard work to complete each project in a professional manner.

Heather Bernardi, Portfolio Manager
Sandstone Properties

Saunders' competent employees were able to provide prompt and accurate work in a timely maner. With good communication efforts, the completed projects became a rewarding process with little hassle and few change orders.

One of the projects required Saunders Construction to finish in less than one week due to the owner's scheduling of an upcoming fundraising event that was to occur within one week of the start of the seismic work. The work was completed on time and the area was left in an orderly and clean condition.

Steven P. Travis, Sr. Project Manager
Applied Construction Technology

This was our first seismic upgrade. We were completely pleased with the professional way your company performed the work. We interviewed several of your references, all of which gave you good ratings--but we were concerned that they are large commercial companies and we, a small building owner, would not receive the same treatment. We absolutely did get the same treatment! Your staff was always available to answer questions, make recommendations, gave us weekly progress reports, and you would personally call to personally make sure we were happy with the job.

Your team's experience in seismic retrofit and repair really helped this project. Especially the use of RFIs to identify the more cost-effective solutions that allowed the project to be completed in a timely fashion.

Jeff Chen, SE, Principal
Grimm & Chen Structural Engineering

Ed and his team including Jesse, Brian and Joe understood the desire to preserve the character of my 1947 brick building and worked to implement the engineer's plan. When unforeseen conditions were discovered, Saunders quickly resolved the problem without delays or unnecessary change orders.

Joe Dumbacher
site2785, LLC

Just reporting that the building did a great job of not falling down. Good shaking and lots of movement, but no major cracks or damage. Building felt very rigid. I felt safe inside for the first time here in 30 years.

Doug Kensrue
MK Products, Inc.

We were very pleased with the way your crew worked each day, and the extra attention they gave to working safely and neatly. Sometimes the areas where you worked were difficult to access, however your crew managed to complete their tasks without damaging our property.

...not only did you tighten the numbers in your proposal, but you also kept change orders to a minimum. You had thoroughly inspected the jobsite before you started and you were able to incorporate many of the challenges and changes into your original proposal."

Working with Saunders Construction on our recent seismic retrofit project was a pleasure. Your team helped us identify cost-effective solutions that allowed our client to upgrade their 57,000 square foot building to current seismic standards. Not only was the cost reduced as compared to other retrofit systems, the work was also completed on-time. We look forward to collaborating with your team on our next strengthening project.

Brent Blackman, SE, President
Insight Structural Engineers

Saunders Construction has completed the construction of numerous seismic retrofits for some of our most valued clients with projects in seismically vulnerable states of California, Washington, and Nevada. We are able to recommend your firm to our clients because we have confidence that your organization will execute the work according to the construction documents prepared by our office and with the extra care and attention required by the building tenants.

Jeff Dyer, Principal
J.S. Dyer & Associates, Inc.

From beginning to end, we worked with your firm on this project to correct several areas where unforeseen conditions were discovered. Even with the unforeseen conditions, we believe that your firm's experience, as well as our own, enabled this project to continue to move forward with minimal disruption to the construction schedule and budget.

Evan Reis, SE, Principal
Certus Consulting, Inc.

Thank you for performing the seismic upgrade quickly and efficiently. Your crew worked diligently each day and worked without interrupting our occupants inside. All parties involved were pleased with Saunders' performance.

Discovering an unforeseen condition, Saunders suggested changes allowing us to tackle the additional costs without significantly exceeding our contract amount, all the while working to ensure minimal disruption to our tenants and keeping the project on schedule. We look forward to working with your team again in the future.

Chris Larsen, Director, Capital & Repositioning
Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.

RLA is pleased to write this letter of recommendation for the work Saunders performed at the above referenced project. In one of the units and of particular importance, is the fact that Saunders quickly identified, shored and repaired a severely damaged purlin. This quick action abated a potentially significant safety hazard.

Richard Lee
RLA Real Estate

The project consisted of a supplemental voluntary seismic strengthening to improve the continuity of the roof diaphragm and enhance the lateral resisting capacity of several wood-framed shear walls to two single-story church buildings. Saunders coordinated with the owner and MHP on a regular basis during construction to ensure the quality and efficiency of the construction. The project was successfully completed on time and within budget.

The project consisted of a supplemental voluntary seismic strengthening to improve the continuity of the roof diaphragm and enhance the lateral resisting capacity of several wood-framed shear walls to two single-story church buildings. Saunders coordinated with the owner and MHP on a regular basis during construction to ensure the quality and efficiency of the construction. The project was successfully completed on time and within budget.

Kathy Rantowich, Senior Project Manager
Myers Houghton Partners

We couldn't be happier. Your crews worked diligently to coordinate all of the work around an occupied project, difficult access requirements, and were very responsive to the needs and requirements of the roofing subcontractor during the roof tear offs.

Al Clarke, Project Manager
Fairfield Residential

The seismic retrofit project is just another example of your expertise. This project was completed on schedule, within budget and with no tenant complaints. Your work is always completed in a timely manner and with minimum interruption to the tenants.

John Bonomo, Director of Operations
CB Richard Ellis

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