MSI did an awesome job over the past two years for St. John Vianney Catholic Church and School in Brookfield (SJV) ... a $3.5-million dollar project involving a large, new narthex and portico and some church refurbishing, and, two additions to our exemplary Catholic school, together with reworking of our parking lot and modernization of our steeple. The team was great to work with, highly competent and professional. As a member of the church Building Committee, I would personally recommend this firm to anyone considering a project.
MSI General assigned several experienced and responsive building/development professionals to assist us with evaluating alternative sites, preparing architectural drawings, providing detailed cost estimates, etc., all of which was very valuable in helping us select a site and arrange the needed financing. MSI General was attentive during the project whenever we had questions or concerns; and their project manager was onsite daily keeping track of progress and the subcontractors. Our project was completed on time and on budget. We have been in our building for several years now, and the quality of the workmanship and materials provided continue to serve us well. We would highly recommend MSI General to anyone undertaking the redevelopment of an existing commercial building, or with a new construction project. They certainly did an excellent job for us.
Recently a number of our staff here at Vision Forward have had the opportunity to work with Julie Mitchell and Sixto Villegas. It has been a pleasure to work with these two individuals and our staff has expressed so many positive comments. They are always so professional, yet easy going and fun. They listen to the customer and are able to create excitement about the projects at hand. Their feedback and suggestions are very helpful and informative. So often in our busy days we forget to share the good news that is happening and we thought it was important to let you know about our experience. The same can also be said in our working relationship with Eric. Its a great team you have there and we look forward to continued partnerships.
I'd like to express my gratitude to MSI General and your employees that have worked with us on the Rosendale Dairy project. All have been a pleasure to work with, always more than a little helpful and patient - from Jason to John to Bert to Ditas to Lynnette. Without MSI General's care and diligence, we would not have finished the project on time. This is especially true considering all the issues we encountered - delays due to design changes with equipment delivery issues being the main ones. I hope that we will be able to work together on future projects. I would gladly refer your firm in the future as an excellent partner in the building process.
Over our thirty-five year careers, Bob Haigh and I have built many plants and have worked with dozens of contractors. Frankly, the result is a growing disdain for much of the industry, as the simple foundation of honoring one's commitment seems to escape many in the field...However, to our benefit we chose the perfect partners for our Fond du Lac expansion. We have clearly been with the right contractor...This has been one of the most enjoyable expansion experiences in my career.
Our Fire Dept. & its Building Committee were not experienced in the whole process of building such a complex structure in conjunction with using part of the existing building. Our committee was made up of people 'in the trades', but we needed the MSI team to bring the whole project together - on time and on budget. From the first proposal by Tim and Tony to the final punch list corrections by Jeff we were always handled in a professional manner. I, as the chairman, was always extended an understanding ear by every MSI Department, no matter how frequent or simple my inquiries. I am sure you had many people behind the scenes coordinating a project of this complexity. We have received numerous compliments from both our citizens and from outside our Village on how this structure ‘fits in’ a residential neighborhood. Oh, by the way, we met the initial timeline and $114,000 under our budget - and that included almost $250,000 of loose items that we bought and MSI had no control over. Great job MSI General!
I'm a big fan of design/build the way MSI does it, especially for churches. They gave us the freedom to get deep into the design process before we had to pay an invoice. Also, we could ask all of our questions around the same table and get them answered right there.
We like the relationships that E.J. Plesko has developed over time with MSI General employees. We trust them. We know that the project will come in on time and within budget.
From the standpoint of timetables for completion, MSI far exceeds everyone. For overall organizational and coordination skills, they are on top. When they use the word 'team', it really means something.
The design of the entire building is above my expectations. We have a showcase. We did not expect a showcase and didnt have the budget for a showcase. Still, we have one now.
I use MSI General because their guys are very professional, they show up on time and do what they say.