I engaged Thom Virzi of East Coast Construction to serve as the Construction Manager for the Construction of Huntington Terrace's 188,000 square foot $36 million facility. East Coast Construction's services were invaluable. During the course of value engineering, East Coast Construction was responsible for saving over $4 million in construction costs simply by using a variety of innovative construction techniques and implementing an impressive knowledge of materials. The Huntington Terrace Project was constructed within the time period designated by the Construction Contract and completed in February of 2002. Since that time Huntington Terrace has been extolled as a perfect example of lasting and defect-free construction.
I am also the Managing Member of Concordia Senior Communities, a New York Limited Liability Company that intends to develop a $65 million project involving senior housing and assisted living residences. This facility will consist of approximately 230,000 square feet. It is now in the planning process and applications are pending for the appropriate zoning approvals.
I have once again selected East Coast Construction to be responsible for the construction of this project. I have selected East Coast Construction because of it's unquestioned ability to manage the construction process in a most professional and competent manner.
I recommend East Coast Construction and its president, Thom Virzi for construction services. I do so without reservation whatsoever and with confidence that East Coast will perform its obligation in a responsible and professional manner.
Very Truly Yours,
Ronald J. DeVito
(Mr. DeVito is the Managing Member, and legal counsel to, Melville Gardens, LLC, a company that developed and owned the Huntington Terrace senior housing and assisted living facility in Melville, NY.)
Allstate Insurance Company
Archdiocese of Rockville Centre
Bear Stearns Real Estate Group
Cablevision Systems Corporation
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Extended Stay America Hotels
Hauppauge Office Park Associates
Mass Mutual Insurance Company
Melville Gardens/ Huntington Terrace Assisted Living
I wanted to personally take a moment to thank you for the construction management services provided to us in our corporate interior build out completed on time and under budget in May 2010.
Your personal involvement, participation with the design consultant, architect and mechanical engineer, as well as the value engineering you provided, which saved my firm significant dollars, was essential for us to accomplish the top quality project produced.
Your knowledge and understanding of the complete construction process proved to be a tremendous asset to our firm. Please be assured that we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your firm to our clients for all of their construction needs.
Very truly yours,
Robert Giambalvo, CPA
(Mr. Giambalvo is a principal with Giambalvo, Giammarese & Stalzer, Certified Public Accountants, P.C.)