In the course of our busy day to day affairs, we seem to find enough time to complain and criticize our sub-contractors and material suppliers, when they do not perform as we had expected. What we do not do enough of, however, is to take a few moments to compliment firms like yours when they have done an outstanding job.
Therefore, we take this opportunity to thank you for the extra efforts that were made by Galway in helping to successfully conclude what was a most difficult project for all of us. We would like to recognize the excellent work by your personnel and especially the superlative cooperation and coordination extended to us by Ken Carlin.
We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.
Galway Development Corporation has recently finished three laboratory projects with us in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brandeis University. Galway was the installer of both the millwork and casework and acted as a sub-subcontractor to Blier Inc. of Canada. The total value of the millwork packages was $2,500,000 at Massachusetts General and $500,000 at Brandeis University; and they are currently installing a $200,000 package at Massachusetts General Hospital. Both Mark McCloskey and all of his field forces were excellent to work with. They were at all times professional, cooperative, and achieved the highest level of quality. Mark's pricing was always competitive and timely, and we now include Galway on all our bid lists for millwork projects in this area. I would recommend Galway Development very highly and we hope to continue to do business with them in the future.
In this extremely demanding and pressure oriented business of construction, it is not often enough that we stop to thank those companies and individuals that have contributed to the success of a construction project.
Your personal commitment and the dedication of your personnel to a project have been a significant contribution to the success of many of our Turner projects. I have been extremely fortunate to have had Galway on several projects including our current endeavor at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceutical.
It is a real pleasure to work with a company of such high quality standards and a genuine commitment to the project schedule. We have had some extremely difficult schedules to meet over the years, and you have never missed a commitment. Your key company superintendents and foremen maintain that same high standard work ethic of Mark McCloskey that is truly appreciated.
I wish you continued success and look forward to many successful projects in our future.
The purpose of this letter is to express my appreciation ofr Galway Development's excellent services relating to the quality and performance of installation services they have provided on Yale Rudolph Building Renovation, Drexel University, 10 Rittenhouse and Pennsylvania Hospital projects. I was the Director of Project Management on these projects and worked closely with Galway and our project team. Galway performed exceptionally in a fast paced and ever changing environment as part of the Monarch team. They displayed through professionalism in addressing unforeseen items, coordinating with the General contractor and subcontractors, and during construction revision negotiations. Any issues which arose were resolved to our mutual satisfaction without resorting to unproductive posturing. Their superintendents have extensive construction knowledge and enthusiasm for properly completing the job. They are responsive to field requests and directives, often offering their suggestions to reduce cost. Construction activies and eliveries were coordinated and communicated very affectively to our project team. I have appreciated many instances where their team collaborated with us and the design consultants to address project challenges. I have also been impressed with their approach which is consistently recognized the best interest of the both companies without compromising from customer relations.
Overall, Galway Development has been a superior company to work with and I look forward to working with them on future projects.
– Kaan Duru, Director of Millwork Estimating
Galway Development Corporation (GDC) has performed finished carpentry, millwork, and casework installation on various project for Turner Construction Company in the recent past, including work at Logan Airport, Atelier 505 Condo's, Peabody Essex Museum, and U. Mass Worcester Medical School. I want to point out that on each of these projects, GDC's work was installed safely, on schedule, on budget, and with significant attention to detail.
My personal experience with GDC and with Ken Carlin in particular, dates back to the early / mid nineties when Ken managed millwork and lab casework installations for me. Ken is a team player and is very knowledgeable. He is proactive and extremely helpful in "pushing" a job in the field.
We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.
– Dick Parsons, Project Executive
Galway Development has been a Carpentry and Millwork vendor for the Starr Restaurant Organization since 1999. Galway has worked in 13 of our 18 Restaurants located in Philadelphia and Atlantic City (http://www.starr-restaurant.com). They have been a trusted and reliable contractor for the last 12 years. Their attention to detail and quality is excellent. Their ability to deliver on time and within budget is also outstanding. Galway also has vast resources at their disposal in order to solve the inevitable problems and complications that arise during the course of a renovation.
Their ability to diagnose and anticipate unforeseen conditions is also first-rate. Their skill with respect to communicating is also outstanding. Restaurants are generally difficult projects to build and coordinate all the various finishes; if all contractors had the high standards and Galway's experience and professionalism, our jobs would be easier.
In sum, Galway Development is a vendor that we highly recommend and a vendor that we plan to work with in the future.
– Michael Palermo, Director of Construction and Facilities
This letter shall serve as a letter of recommendation; since your company has provided field installation to us, on various projects awarded to Architectural Woodwork Industries, Inc., in New Jersey, in Pennsylvania and in Massachusetts, just to name a few.
The completed projects were completed on time and well done, the ongoing project in Boston is on schedule and I am confident this project as well will be completed on time and within budget.
On behalf of Architectural Woodwork Industries, Inc., I thank you and your diligent team cordially for: your continuous adherence to the agreed to construction schedules, adherence to our shop drawings thus making our finished good look as good as they were designed to be.
– Fred D. Stern, President and CEO
I want to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the tremendous effort by all those at Galway Development who were involved with the Drexel University Recreation Center project. The architectural woodwork is a major component of the architectural finishes. The efficient coordination and pre-planning during the pre-construction contributed to the success of the project. Not only did the work have to be installed with the highest level of quality, but it had to be completed in an expedited time frame and a challenging sequence with the various trades involved.
Additionally, there were a large number of changes throughout the project that made the task even more difficult. However, thanks to the tremendous effort by Paul Ballasy, Sean Hanratty and yourself, the project was a complete success.
I look forward to working with your team in the future and continue to build on what we started at Drexel University.
– John P. Fuente, Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
I have had the pleasure of working with Galway Development on a total of three large scale, luxury residential projects as a Superintendent with Bovis Lend Lease. Galway was subcontracted to install kitchen cabinets and specialty millwork at the InterContinental Boston Residences (5oo Atlantic Ave), the W Hotel Residences and Bliss Spa, and 303 Third Street in Cambridge. Galway's attention to detail and quality of installation was consistently at the level required for such high end products; which in turn produced nearly non-existent punch lists. In all three projects Galway met or exceeded the aggressive schedules required by the building owners and General Contractor. I would highly recommend Galway Development as your installer for your upcoming project.
– Chad E. Nixon, Construction Superintendent
We have used Galway Development Corp. to install our Custom Architectural Millwork for the past 15 years. That relationship has grown from initial small projects in and around the Philadelphia area to a situation where now they are virtually our exclusive installation subcontractor having done projects from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Their quality, workmanship, knowledge and integrity set them apart in this industry. They quickly become part of your team and conscientiously work toward the collective goal of completing the project on time and on budget.
Our relationship has been one of mutual respect and admiration, and one that I except to continue for a long time to come.
-Richard A. Young, Vice President, Arch. Millwork Division
I've known Ken Carlin of Galway since the late 80's. As an estimator for Turner I handled most of the interior trades on every project estimate and budget over a three year period. Ken was always available to provide pricing, scope evaluation, value enhancement, advice, etc and he went above and beyond to help me understand the millwork/casework portion of a project.
But it was on a major casework install (69 luxury residential units) that I (I was involved on the day-to-day operations on the project) got to know Ken best. He led the effort with thoroughness and accuracy, providing the manpower and resources to prosecute the work, on time and within budget. He and his team were service-oriented, cared about the overall project, were focused on both quality and safety, and went the extra step. Ken had the full support of the home office and understood how to put together and execute on a high-quality, high-stakes project.
Beyond all that, Ken has both the temperament and personality to handle a stressful environment with a clear focus on getting things done correctly. I consider him to be one of the outstanding performers in his field.
- Richard L. Amster, Jr., Department of Facilities Director, Campus Planning, Engineering & Construction
Galway Development Corporation completed the installation of the Millwork package at the Natick Collection in Natick, Massachusetts as a subcontractor to Monarch Industries who fabricated the materials.
Their scope of work included over a thousand feet of radius millwork treatment at the well openings, over 60 column covers, hundreds of feet of stair rail caps, countertops and framed mirrors in the public restrooms, and exterior trims at two of the main entrances.
They provide the attention to the details while meeting the tight time table for completion of the project. Galway attended meetings with Monarch, Dimeo and the Architect during the shop drawing development process to review the best ways to construct and install the products, and then provided in place mock ups to validate the details.
Galway Project Management and Field Staff were excellent to work with on this large scale3 project. They worked very well with our onsite supervisors, and coordinated well with the other tradesman on the project. The Field Staff left the jobsite clean, their materials stored properly at the end of each day, and their attention to safety on the project was excellent.
We look forward to doing the next project with Galway Development Corporation.
– Andrew Schiff, Sr. Project Manager
Every successful project can be attributed to a collaboration of individual efforts. We acknowledge that it was the hard work and dedication of each individual, under aggressive time constraints, that enabled Cafco to realize our commitment.
Thank you again and we look forward to future opportunities!
Ed McCabe, Jimmy Coon, Mike Colleran