First I wanted to acknowledge what a significant milestone this is for Easter Seals Santa Maria El Mirador organization and all of its employees, customers and consumers. When we took on the actual task of building the new facility we were obviously taken back by the enormous responsibility and complexity of such a project. Reid & Associates proved to be more than just a general contractor whose job was to construct our project from a set of drawings. From the onset Kyle Bodhaine, President, took a personal interest in not only in our project but in our organization’s purpose and mission. Kyle participated along with his project management team starting in the design phase and value engineering straight through construction as well assisted us in our relocation and start-up of our new facility.
R&A provided an excellent management team consisting of John Bonney, VP of Construction, Mike Lucero and Martin Mercado, Sr. Project Managers and Jim Lopez, Site Superintendent. I wanted to recognize Jim Lopez for his outstanding contribution to success of the project with his thorough understanding and coordination of all building trades and construction. The quality of the workmanship and professional attitude of the construction crews and R&A’s staff made it a pleasure to work with. Their project management team’s strong alliance with local subcontractors and businesses is also worth mentioning. All of our dealings with these individuals were professional, precise and well coordinated throughout the team. Their project team understood the complexity of construction and yet provided me with critical design and cost options during the design phase of the project that enabled us to effectively make decisions to maximize the budget on the project. Despite some unforeseen delays with county planning approvals and off-site infrastructure/utilities R&A was able to complete the project three (3) weeks ahead of schedule and maintained the projects budget.
We at Easter Seals Santa Maria El Mirador look forward to many years in our new beautiful award winning building as well as a continued relationship with Reid & Associates and would not hesitate to recommend R&A to anyone considering building a project.Mark Johnson President/CEO Easter Seals