Pleasant Experience

I recently retired as Director of Facilities with the college of Engineering and have relocated out of state. Please forgive my delay in sending this important letter to you regarding the Everitt project and Mr. Bloom’s performance and work ethic.

We are both aware of past difficulties between your firm on projects at the UI and as far as the college goes, the recent ECE building where I was vocal with you in a couple meetings. With that said, I cannot express enough what a pleasant experience it was to work with Derek and Phil (while he was there), on the Everitt project.

Derek’s knowledge of complex construction details combined with his abilities to problem solve, consensus build, and conflict resolution helped make the project the success it is. His calm personality in difficult situations was a major factor in the team building and partnering efforts we experienced. His abilities as a superintendent on the Everitt project have been unsurpassed.

As you know, these letters just do not come from the university very often, if at all. In my 32 years with the university, and $1.2 billion in projects I have been involved with, this project is in the top two, if no the best project I have had the pleasure of working on. Therefore, I felt it was important to acknowledge just how essential Derek has been to the success of this project and to thank your firm for placing him on the project and Derek for his outstanding efforts.

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Over the past ten years, I have worked with Williams Brothers Construction Inc. (WBCI) on two larger projects at my district.  Our Biosolids project that was completed in 2012 was valued at $26 million and our Biological Improvements project, to be completed later this year, is valued at $50 million.  WBCI and our team worked… Read More “Biosolids and Biological Improvements”

Mark Eddington, P.E., District Manager
Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District

I recently retired as Director of Facilities with the college of Engineering and have relocated out of state. Please forgive my delay in sending this important letter to you regarding the Everitt project and Mr. Bloom’s performance and work ethic. We are both aware of past difficulties between your firm on projects at the UI… Read More “Pleasant Experience”

Greg O. Larson, Director Emeritus
College of Engineering, Office for Facilities Management, University of Illinois