During our over 68 years in the Construction Industry we have been blessed to work with some of the best clients a contractor could hope for. Many of these clients have been so impressed with our level of quality they have been compelled to send us Thank-You letters. The following are just a few of the comments and letters we have received over the years:
“The integrity and trustworthiness of Hickory’s people are unexcelled… They did exactly what they said they would do and they did it when they said they would do it… Hickory is over and above any contractor that we’ve dealt with on the estate.” – Bruce Weaver, V.P. of Operations, The Biltmore Estate.
“I wanted to take the time to write to you how grateful I am, as the owner’s representative, to have had the good fortune to have Hickory Construction complete this job for us. Most contractors simply do not have a clue of how important it is for the project manager and superintendent on the site, to act as team players to help the owner through the construction process. This is why I have said to the school board that if I could pick a contractor as a matter of choice, I would recommend Hickory Construction as the number one contractor to work with.”– Donald J. Atkinson, P.E., R.A., Director of Facilities, Iredell-Statesville Schools.
“We have been in our new facility for over six months now and have been very pleased with the quality of construction and the follow up that Hickory Construction has shown and continues to show. The entire construction process, lasting eighteen months, was made very pleasant by the exceptional quality and performance of your people… Ben Treece, one of our members and former president of Buncombe Construction Company, was asked by us to visit the site each day and report back to me with any concerns or suggestions. His comments to me during the final months of the project was that in all the years that he was involved in major construction projects, he had never seen a project proceed as smoothly and with such great care as this one.” – Ron Setran, Business Administrator, Biltmore Baptist Church.
“We built two YMCA’s … and opened them within 45 days of each other. Hickory built both of those Y’s and it went flawless. There were no problems throughout the process.” – Paul Vest, President and CEO, YMCA of Western NC.
“We just wanted to touch base with you to let you know how much we appreciate the excellent job that Hickory Construction did in the construction of our 500-seat auditorium here at The Cove. We have just completed our first full year of operation in this new facility and it has far exceeded our expectations.” – Neil J. Sellers, Executive Director, The Cove Billy Graham Training Center.
“I have never before worked with a contractor who actually did what they said they would do in the time-frame they said they would! Congratulations on a great Division!”– A. William Loehr, Jr. FACHE Executive Director, Catawba Medical Foundation, Inc.
“We appreciated the excellent project turned over to the Tribe relative to budget, schedule and quality. We would like to thank you, Mike Beard, and your company for a great project delivery.”– Don Stroessner Director of Construction, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
“Now that the new Marion YMCA is open and running successfully I wanted to take a moment to send a letter of appreciation to you and your firm for a job well done… Some of the things that impressed me about this project were the following: The work was accomplished in a very professional manner and the completed work is of excellent quality. The final project costs will be well under the GMP which equates to considerable savings to the owner. Work was completed in a timely manner. Design problems were brought to our attention before the work was done which gave us the opportunity to make corrections before the work was done. Obviously this is an extremely important issue to any architect because as much as we try to coordinate all the different trades there will be a few times when we show our humanity. I am thankful to you for your incredible pre-planning skills that allowed you to foresee problems before they manifested themselves in the field… I was also very appreciative of the fact that we were given time to think through these design challenges without feeling like we were always under the gun. Everyone was just so doggone nice to work with! I visit a lot of projects and it was always a pleasure to go to Marion because I felt like part of the team and not like a referee. Hats off to you guys for a Job well done!” – Jerry Ficht, PE, CCCA, Associate, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.
“Your level of professionalism and commitment to do it right the first time is truly remarkable!”– Mary Kay Siton, Financial Service Officer, First Citizens Bank.
“There were no surprises… Everything that they’ve done for me has come in on budget… Everything that was done for me was done with great integrity. They took care of all the hassle factor. Working with them was a very pleasant experience.” – Steve Ikerd, Ikerd Enterprises.
“They are so sensitive to detail, and sensitive to the needs of the people, and they just are a company of high integrity. What they tell you they’re going to do, they’re going to do.” – Dr. Cotie Sherrill, Beulah Baptist Church.
“During the past 20 years, I have had the opportunity to be the owner’s representative in more than 125 million dollars of school construction… I feel uniquely qualified to declare that the Jimmy C. Draughn High School project is the very best that I have had the opportunity to manage. It is my opinion that the majority of the credit for the success of this project is the result of the work of Hickory Construction Company. Their attention to detail and leadership was instrumental in making this project a success.” – Randall Brackett, Associate Superintendent, Burke County Public Schools.
“It really is a pleasure to deal with a group of people who have a “can do” attitude, and make sure all of the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed. We feel the professionalism that was displayed on the construction of our 172,000 square foot distribution center / corporate offices as well as our 82,000 square foot retail store in High Point is certainly worthy of our highest recommendation.”– Rick Grant, Vice President of Operations, Boyles Distinctive Furniture.
“Your crews have always made every effort to accommodate our requirements with minimal interruptions, to help us meet tight production schedules. We appreciate the excellent cooperation which allow the Hickory plant to continue its daily operation safely and efficiently.” – Thomas W. Reese, President, Hickory Printing Group.
“Working in an environment where there are so many ongoing activities and children, Hickory Construction Company was very aware of keeping a safe and clean working environment. There were no injuries or accidents which occurred and the integrity of the job site was maintained even through a harsh winter. To say the least, we were very impressed with the quality of work, attitude of the workers, and overall continued awareness of our needs with effort always expended to try to please us.” – Ben Rowe, Lakeview Baptist.
“We were extremely pleased with the close working relationship of Mr. Clontz, his immediate staff and all the personnel at Hickory Construction. We are also pleased with the special attention they gave to the detail of this project and the efforts that they made to accommodate our special needs.”– Floyd W. Lucas, Chief of Police, City of Hickory.
“We have been impressed with how neat and orderly the project site has been, and we want to thank you for doing the work in a way that takes the neighbors into consideration so well.”– Don & Sue Fuller, neighbors of Holy Trinity Church project.
“Hickory Construction absolutely follows through with every commitment they make”. –Marshall B. Roberts, AIA, Director of Facilities, Buncombe County Schools.