I am more than happy to recommend Owner Rep Consulting as your next Owners Representative/ Project Manager. I’ve had the privilege of knowing the principals of Owner Rep Consulting for many years through relationships with former companies for which they worked and/or owned. Mike Adams, Tim and Jim Gardiner are the ultimate professionals bringing to the table 75 years of construction and facility management.
I was pleased to bring them into our organization in the capacity of Owners Representative/Project Management a little over a year ago when we found ourselves in a pinch with a new site months behind in construction and an ineffective internal Construction Manager. The Owner Rep team didn’t hesitate to take the project on. They quickly acclimated themselves to the site, understanding the scope of work at hand, the contractor and the roadblocks and worked diligently and successfully to get the project quickly back on track and closed within a reasonable amount of time.
As we continued the Project Management relationship into our next care center, scheduled to open late January 2017, we found them to be extremely proficient in the bidding and negotiation process. They established reasonable deadlines, held fast to them and within a matter of weeks had us executing agreements. They truly serve as our trusted partners. There is no doubt in our minds that this project will run on time.
Realizing they were equipped to take on additional work and clearly seeing the efficient and thorough manner in which they worked we engaged with them for assistance with ongoing facility management needs in our Montgomery County care centers. They have provided timely and accurate estimates for repairs and procured the supplies necessary to ensure our healthcare facilities are maintained to the highest standards.
Again, I cannot express how professional and thorough they are. We are so happy to have them on our team.
Robert G. Graw, Jr. M.D.
President and CEO, Righttime Medical Care
Jim Gardiner, owner of Owner’s Rep Consulting, performed a wide range of construction-related services for The Maryland Region of Imagine Schools. Our strong and successful association extends back several years.
In 2011 Imagine Schools opened its first public charter school located on a military base, Imagine Andrews Public Charter School. Jim’s firm represented Imagine Schools in what was a set of complex relationships that included the United States Air Force, the site developer, building owner, lender, and Imagine Schools. His work continued after construction following up on the completion of key punch-list items and warranty work. Follow-up is important in the construction business and Jim’s role was essential in this regard and his performance was excellent.
Jim has provided guidance on school traffic management, lease negotiations, and has provided detailed construction estimates for major renovation projects. He often suggests economic alternatives and trade-offs, as he understands the normally tight economic reality of charter schools.
Because of Jim’s broad experience he was very helpful developing market and demographic information to locate potential new sites for schools. His help in determining the condition of available buildings was rigorous and detailed. He quickly becomes part of your team.
As a result of his past experience, Jim has developed a wide network of sub-contractors, engineers and real estate contacts that were very beneficial to Imagine Schools regarding our normal repair and maintenance activities at the schools.
Of particular importance is the depth and dependability of Jim’s advice. Jim stays laser focused! He is a walking CPM or PERT chart. He helps keep any project on time and the key people engaged and moving toward a successful completion.
Before entering the education industry I spent over 25 years in real estate development and building materials. Jim’s abilities and professional demeanor are clearly in the top 5% of those I have known in these two industries.
I can confidently and enthusiastically recommend Jim for project management and construction services. Imagine Schools intends to continue our strong relationship with Owners Rep Consulting.
Donald E. Bowman
Regional Finance Director, Imagine Schools of Maryland
This type of integrity is exactly what we as a church are looking for in all of our partners. You and the team at Owner Rep Consulting are partners that can be trusted and I’d be happy to serve as a recommendation to any potential clients.
Administrative Pastor, i5 Church
Throughout the project, Jim worked very closely with me to ensure the best interests of our school were always top priority, and that we ended the project with a high-quality building that opened on time. Owner Rep Consulting’s skillful review of construction drawings, plans and documents kept us in a good position throughout the construction process and also helped save money. They also managed the change order process throughout construction, which again helped us get the building completed to our specifications in a fiscally responsible manner.
David N. Miller
Owner, Slate Hill Consultants
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you have done constructing our new education space. You delivered exactly what you said you would, at the cost you quoted. Your were instrumental in helping us determine a detailed, realistic construction budget and timeline. Encouraging us to work with the architect to decide on the best floorplan.
Overall, you provided a service beyond compare. You often hear the term “teamwork” overused; however, this was a collaborative effort from the very beginning that epitomizes a team effort. You were generous with your time, experience and your connections in the industry. You were candid with your opinions and communicated effectively.
Oh, and did I mention you finished ahead of schedule and on budget… a greatly appreciated final result.
Weems Creek Baptist Church