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American Red Cross – “I look forward to the opportunity to work with Dave, John and Andrew General Contractors again.”
Re: American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region renovation

I had the opportunity to work with Dave Cote and John Sokol on the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region renovations this past summer, and would like to express my appreciation for the excellent service that they provided.

As Project Manager and Superintendent for Andrew General Contractors, Inc., the General Contractor selected for this project, I worked closely with Dave and John to make sure that the needs and standards of the American Red Cross were not only met – but exceeded. John worked and coordinated all the subcontractors to work with us so that our day-to-day tasks were not interrupted at all.

Our renovations were to last about eight weeks and we would have finished ahead of schedule if we didn’t decide to replace all of our building windows with hurricane-rated windows. This presented a challenge for Andrew General Contractors because they had to coordinate quotes and communicate those to us for our approval and install the project quickly in order to meet our budget deadlines. All of this was achieved and completed before our deadline.

Throughout the renovation, I felt that Dave and John truly acted as a partner with us and our staff, and understood our mission and what we do every day for our community. With John onsite every day, he was able to coordinate changes as they were discovered – and made sure that the schedule was never compromised.

The cooperation and collaboration that John brought to the table every day was greatly appreciated. This atmosphere resulted in a truly enjoyable renovation experience for everyone involved, a successful end result and very pleased staff and volunteers. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Dave, John and Andrew General Contractors again.

Christy Zimmerman
Regional Operations Officer
American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region