We recently completed Graniteville Elementary School with RW Allen in Aiken. We worked with Brad Lynch, Cara Wilson, and Mike Shea. I just wanted to send you an email to tell you how impressed we have been with RW Allen, and each of the people you had working on Graniteville. Frankly, there was a lot to accomplish in 7 months, and with delays on DOT approvals and other changes, the project became even more complicated. RW Allen managed the process really well and never skipped a beat when it came to the schedule. We were particularly impressed with the team’s ability to absorb and manage challenges as they came up during the project.
The quality of work was also very good. It seems like it’s increasingly difficult to find really good superintendents that just kind of do things the right way because you should, but Mike was a nice change of pace from some recent experiences. He was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and you could tell he really took pride in the work that was being done. And the same goes for the rest of the team. As a result, the finished product exceeded our and the owner’s expectations.
Lastly, the team at Graniteville was great to work with. Their attitude and approach to working together made the project run very smoothly. Brad and Cara were very organized and straightforward when it came to changes in the project cost, or various coordination concerns that we or the owner had. GMC always take the approach that we are working together as a team, and see no need for a project to be adversarial. It sounds a little “kumbaya” sometimes, but it’s something we take seriously. Obviously there will be times when we see things differently and need to work through an issue, but that can still be done professionally and with respect. Your team at Graniteville was always very approachable and professional, which just made everything a lot more simple. Something we really don’t take for granted.
Thanks again for your company’s efforts on this job. If you ever need a reference just let us know, we’d be happy to advocate for your team on future work. Looking forward to the next one.
Michael Wenzinger, AIA Architect | Graniteville Elementary School
The end result is 40,000-square-feet of the most beautiful worship space you have ever seen to give glory to our Lord. Our contractor was R.W. Allen, who is based in Augusta. Nine years ago, they built our first two buildings on our property. These two buildings were a 30,000-square-foot Parish Life Center and a 20,000-square-foot, 12 classroom education building. R.W. Allen and John Martin did such an exceptional job back then; that we, without hesitation chose them to build our church.
Jerry Baine, Building Committee Chair | St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church
For a project of this nature to be completed in a six-month timeframe is indeed impressive and deserving of acclaim even before considering that the project covered over 30,000 square feet in a former mall building being adaptively reused.
Richard Fletcher, Principal of Cheatham Fletcher Scott Architects | Unisys
St. Anne’s Parish was blessed to have R.W. Allen as its Construction Manager. R.W. Allen came into the project after it had been stalled for three years, and through a fresh approach, they were able to get the project in budget and start construction. In fact, the value engineering not only allowed the project to come in under budget, but the additional funds were available for additional scope, including the completion of a choral rehearsal suite.
Paul Nott, Director of Construction + Properties for the Diocese of Savannah | St. Anne Catholic Church
I have “before and after” photos that validate the decision to employ the services of R.W. Allen. Besides the obvious quality of their work, it was their attention to detail and respect for my budget that impressed me most. In addition, I put them under a lot of pressure to complete the project in a short time frame. Due to their solid reputation with subcontractors and governmental departments, the goal was met with time to spare. At the present time, I am searching for a suitable site in Savannah. When I find it, I will be partnering with R.W. Allen again. They proved their worth and there is no questioning their integrity.
Len Collins, President | Georgia State Floral Distributors
R.W. Allen has proven to me, time and time again, that they are “your partner” in the construction process and “your advocate” through the entire life of the project. When it is my choice to select the general contractor for a project, they are my first and only call.
Edward Nichols, Nichols Land Development
On behalf of R.W. Allen, LLC, I would personally recommend R.W. Allen as a construction partner. I have never experienced a better team approach committed and focused to the customer’s goals.
Robert Small III, Piras Development | Hyatt Place Hotel, Athens
They have continually made good and valuable suggestions on constructability and value engineering that has benefited both the project and the Owner. And most outstanding is their attitude to please the Owner and their can do and will do attitude.
Richard Ingram, Project Manager, Heery International | Charles B. Webster Detention Center
I can honestly say that from the senior management to the field employees and office staff, I have never worked with a more dedicated and professional contractor. R. W. Allen maintains a culture of teamwork and honesty that is evident in the quality of work they produce.
Betts Murdison, President + CEO | Ronald McDonald House
We could count on the project team to be open, transparent, as well as respond quickly to any request or question. The quality of work exceeded our expectations as to standards, cleanliness, communication, subcontractor coordination, and transparency. Most importantly, R.W. Allen, LLC completed the project on schedule and on budget.
Richard Acree Jr., Project, City of Augusta, Central Services Department | Augusta Public Defender’s Office
Your Firm’s preconstruction services and cost estimation allowed the project to come in almost two million dollars under budget ($2,000,000.00). Your Firm’s attention to detail allowed the Owner to realize an additional savings of over a quarter of a million dollars, ($250,000.00) within thirty days of construction commencing. Your Firm’s commitment to local participation has increased the economic impact of the Project by maximizing the use of local vendors and subcontractors.
Judson S. Bryant Jr., Bryant Associates Architects | Thomson McDuffie Government Services Building
Good communication and willingness to work together are key to making any construction project a success and R W Allen is always ready and willing to work together to provide a quality built project everyone can be proud of.
W. Douglas Shealey, Project Manager, GMK Associates, Inc. | Murphey Middle School
The expertise and knowledge we have received from RW Allen has been over and above in the areas of quality of workmanship, cost control, value engineering and timing. I have been so pleased with the result of each project and truly appreciate RW Allen’s hard work and professionalism.
Danny McConnell, President & CEO | The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
“I have never experienced a team so committed to the focused goal, while paying so much individual attention to the end customer. I would unconditionally recommend RW Allen for any construction project.”