DENHAM - BLYTHE COMPANY, Inc.
ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS
Re: Recommendation for Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas
To Whom It May Concern:
Please note that for our Okonite CV & Rewind Building projects in Orangeburg, South Carolina Denham Blythe subcontracted to Buchanan Concrete (BCC) for turn-key concrete construction (footings, foundation walls, slabs, and tilt-up walls). These projects included l55,000sf of 12" heavily reinforced slabs and l5,000sf of concrete tilt-walls.
I would like to stress that our experiences with BCC could not have been more positive. Friendly, professional, and efficient services were provided from the sales and front end of the project through project execution and close-out. Due to our positive experiences and impressions of BCC, they are "first on our list" when we are searching for concrete contractors for southeast region projects.
Should you have any specific questions or need additional reference information please do not hesitate to contact me at 859-255-7405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael E. Patterson
To whom it may concern,
Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc. has provided concrete services for a number of Duke Projects in the Raleigh Market. Their scope of work has included footings, slabs on grade, elevated slabs, site concrete, horizontal concrete paving, equipment pads, and all other miscellaneous concrete related items. My experience with Buchanan Concrete has proven that they are a reliable and honest company that provides quality concrete services with integrity.
Lenovo Buildings 1 and 2 was the first project I worked on after graduating from College. Lenovo was a two building project with a one building schedule. Buchanan Concrete had an amazing impact on completing the schedule on time. The elevated slabs were some of the most level slabs our project superintendent (who worked in concrete prior to becoming a superintendent) had ever seen. Numerous changes required constant patching of cut slabs, which were completed very quickly and allowed us to build walls and install finishes on
time. A custom reception desk was also furnished by Buchanan, in which they built a custom radius form to cast the desk. Overall, Buchanan Concrete was an integral part in completing Lenovo on time. RTI International was the second project I work on with Buchanan Concrete. Their scope of work included footings for a 120,000SF LEED Gold Building and a 4-story parking deck, elevated slabs, site concrete, cast in place retaining walls, a central utility plant footings and slab, horizontal concrete paving, and miscellaneous equipment pads and concrete washes. All of their scope items were completed on time and with the best
quality. Buchanan is also a knowledgeable LEED contractor, and was once again one of the driving forces on completing this project on time. Buchanan Concrete is highly respected in the Raleigh Market for their willingness to help anyone at anytime. They have been instrumental in our projects, and we have now expanded their scope to include tilt wall projects. Buchanan’s project manager, Mike Talbot, is very diligent in his paperwork, easily reachable, and is
honest and easy to work with. Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc. has done an excellent job on the Duke Projects in Raleigh, and I highly recommend them for any concrete job for any project.
Matt Wall, LEED AP
Assistant Project Manager
Duke Construction Company
3005 Carrington Mill Blvd Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560
PREMIER DESIGN + BUILD GROUP, LLC
Mr. Brian Buchanan
Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc
3055 Northwest Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Re: Baton Rouge West Distribution Center
On behalf of Premier Design + Build Group, LLC, I wanted to thank you personally for the excellent job that Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas did on the Baton Rouge West Distribution Center Project. Alan and I will always remember when we flew to Charlotte to meet you and your team. We were very concerned about being able to find subcontractors (for all trades) that could be cost-effective while maintaining the quality that we demand on our projects. At that meeting we immediately felt Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas was the perfect fit for the team, which obviously proved to be the case. Your crew's work ethic, attention to detail and efficiency were exceptional throughout the entire project. As you know, we predominantly utilize precast concrete wall panels on our projects. The finish of your field-finished product matched that of the factory controlled products we are accustomed to... The panels (and flatwork) look phenomenal! Should you need a reference of any kind in the future, please direct them to me as I will be more than happy to sing the praises of Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas to them. We look very forward to working with you and your team in the years to come.
Very Truly Yours,
Brian G. Paul
Member and Vice President
1800 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200
Morrisville, NC 27560
(direct phone) 919-461-8037
Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc.
3055 Northwest Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Re: Buchanan Concrete's Performance
As requested, the following is a short summary of our dealings with Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc. conceming our first project together, the Two Five Story 366,080 square foot Lenovo USA United States Headquarters office complex. Initially we had concerns of the volume of work and the aggressive schedule contractually the project demanded. During the Scope Meeting, numerous questions were posed concerning experience, manpower, and company strength. In the meeting Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas responded to all questions in a positive manner and gave a feeling of competence to Duke Construction. Therefore, they were selected as the concrete subcontractor for this international looked at project. Work commenced as dictated by the schedule. The foundations were completed ahead of schedule inclusive of uncovered sub-soil conditions that required partial redesign. After completion of the Building #1 foundation, Duke Construction opted not to proceed with the anchor bolt survey for Building #2 seeing as the first anchor bolt survey showed a deviation of 1/8" from design location, well within accepted tolerances. Elevated slabs, slab on grade, miscellaneous pads and stair towers proceeded incident free as with the foundations. Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas did not solicit any additional Change Orders for their work other than those that were Scope Changes and generated by Duke Construction or our designers. In summary, I would highly recommend you to consider Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc. for any project. regardless of size, that you may have within their working area. I trust that you will have the same positive impression that I have.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
Dean A. Cinque