Protective Insurance Agency, Inc. This letter of reference is written to express my working relationship and experience with DWA Construction Inc., Inc. Protective Insurance Agency, Inc. has been in business in the Cache Valley for over 25 years. During this time DWA Construction Inc., Inc. has not only been one of our most loyal customers but the General Contractor awarded the contract to build our new building on Main Street Logan, UT 2007. DWA Construction Inc., Inc. no doubt is great to work with. Jim Anderson is a very professional and personable individual to work with. His management and oversight of the construction of our new building was always in our best interest. He always made sure that we were satisfied with the progress and keep us informed. Jim’s staff was also very skilled and professional. Our building is recognized by many as the most beautiful building in Logan, UT. I certainly agree. I have also personally seen a couple of the local schools built by DWA Construction Inc., Inc. and I am very impressed with the finished product. We appreciate and are grateful to know and work with Jim and DWA Construction Inc., Inc. He is the best in the valley and far beyond. If you would like to contact me for further information regarding my reference, please do not hesitate to contact me at (435) 753-3335
I worked with DWA Construction during a large part of 2011. We selected them as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the construction of the new Nibley City Hall. They were selected as the CMGC over a large pool of candidates, in part because of their expertise, local knowledge and determination to provide Nibley with a quality end product. Working with DWA was a positive and pleasant experience. Wayne Anderson was always responsive to our requests and suggestions, patient with our mistakes, made sure we were always aware of what was going on, professional in their conduct and an all-around joy to work with. The city has received innumerable compliments on the quality of the workmanship of our beautiful building. The project manager for DWA was thorough with subcontractors and oversaw the work to insure top quality. With any project there are the inevitable little details and things that have to be adjusted after building completion. Again, DWA has responded in a timely manner to each request of ours to make things just right! They built our city hall in 3 weeks shorter time than projected and right on budget! Given the opportunity, I would not hesitate to work with DWA again on a building project. We are very pleased.
Architectural Design West has had the pleasure of working with Wayne Anderson and Shane Wilde from Darrell W Anderson Construction, Inc. (DWA) on two new elementary schools for Cache County School District. The schools are located in Nibley, Utah and Smithfield, Utah. Their involvement as Construction Managers/General Contractors has been a great help in the process of designing and building these projects. They have provided valuable input in cost control, quality, and schedule throughout the project. They have provided great leadership within their own company DWA was able to handle the tough issues that can come up during construction. Their management of quality control was excellent. Their on staff quality control person Gary Newbry was constantly on site working with their subs and DWA staff, monitoring the work being done. Many times items would be tagged to be repaired or replaced prior to my seeing it. As we walked the site Wayne, Shane, and Gary would find items to be repaired and proceed to get them done on the spot. It was very nice to find a company willing to deal with quality control and be conscious of the final project outcome. One of the projects turned out to have some soil problems. DWA found a way to get the project done on time. This gave the school district time to move in and set up all their furniture and equipment. It also allowed the school staff to move in well ahead of start of school. DWA was honest in their dealings and provided a great atmosphere to be a part of. It made these projects run well as they were built at the same time. The outcome of the building is great. Design West would be more than willing to work with them on future projects and hope for that opportunity.
The Logan City School District has had the privilege of working with Darrell W. Anderson (DWA) Construction over the past year as general contractors on a large re-model and addition to Woodruff Elementary School. DWA has also successfully completed several other construction projects in our district over the past several years. The most recent project at Woodruff Elementary was completed with major time constraints. Due to state funding and the expansion of existing roads in Logan, the Utah Department of Transportation necessitated a change to the entrance to the school. It was determined to build an additional 10 classrooms, new gym and new administrative offices. With the reconfiguration, it also created a change in parking lots, playgrounds and delivery points. Work began in February of 2008 and saw its completion in December of the same year. During the summer of 2008 DWA managed up 75 different tradesmen on the same day. It made for an impressive sight to see so many people working cooperatively on various projects, which in many cases, required sequential or overlapping work. DWA was chosen for the project due to the quality of their work, their experience in school construction, their adherence to safety and attention to student safety, their reputation of working well with architects and high quality subcontractors. Through numerous scheduled and unscheduled meetings, it became apparent that DWA provided everything to the project that was hoped for. They had the capacity to provide updates and explanations to the members of the School Board as needed and kept close contact with district officials, the school principal, teachers and parents as deemed appropriate. I had the opportunity to work closely with Wayne Anderson and Shane Wilde and I was impressed with the integrity of the company as they closely monitored anticipated budgets while assuring that workmanship was done at the highest level. They worked closely with the principal, the custodian, and myself to assure we understood the progress, problems and anticipated completion dates. Suggestions and accommodations were made along the way to provide improvements to the original designs and offer a building in which the community can be proud for many years to come. I am happy to provide my full recommendation in behalf of DWA Construction for any project you may consider. They have the ability to work with people, follow time schedules, adhere to budgets and provide high quality workmanship. If you have further questions, please contact me at (435) 755-2300
We just recently completed a major remodel of Woodruff Elementary in Logan City School District. As part of this remodel we added on a new gym, 9 new classrooms, a new office area, took out a large hill, cut windows into 6 classrooms, relandscaped, put in a new playground, built a new parking lot, and other areas. Darrell W Anderson was our contractor for this project. After finished we could not be happier and more satisfied with the results. We started this project in February of 2008. At this time I was very apprehensive about being in our building for the 2008-2009 school year. DWA made the commitment that we would be able to be in the existing (older) part of our building to start the new year. We made it! We started school on the day scheduled. Any delays were not the fault of DWA. Yet they did everything possible to get caught up once a delay occurred. Shane, Wayne and David were extremely easy to work with. I have never done a project like this before. They were really good at talking me through what was currently happening and what would be going on. Our weekly meeting was brief and to the point yet helped all the stakeholders feel comfortable as to the process. The process from deign to finish was rushed due to a deadline given to us by UDOT. So along the way we had to make many changes to plans because we had not had the time to think through everything. DWA was flexible in making the changes. Most importantly, safety was the number 1 factor for DWA. A majority of this project took place with students, parents, teachers, and staff on campus. Safety was always a major topic of our weekly meetings and other discussions. They listened to concerns from parents, teachers and staff and implemented minor changes to help everyone feel more comfortable. Our school is beautiful. It is a state of the art facility, which is the envy of the Cache Valley. We appreciate the dedicated work of DWA to get us in on time and under budget.
It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for Darrell Anderson Construction. I have had the opportunity to work closely with their construction company for the past two years and have enjoyed my experiences with them as they have been the construction company overseeing the remodel/construction project at Bear River High School. I have been impressed with DWA and their support for our project. They pay close attention to the needs of our school. They recognize that we are holding school and have unique scheduling issues. We held weekly and often daily meetings to address our specific needs. There were many instances where DWA went to bat for Bear River High School by working with subcontractors when issues would impact our students and staff. We were truly the owner of the building and they made sure we were not short-changed. Their management team is very accessible. They are a hands-on company and had a representative on the jobsite daily to make sure our concerns are addressed. I could approach the site superintendent or other DWA employees about specific questions concerning our building and they were always answered. DWA takes great pride in their work. Their work site is clean and organized. I commented to them about how clean the work site is and their response was, “that is the way we operate.” As I visit with other administrators in the area who have similar building projects going at their schools, I believe we are very fortunate to have DWA as our contractor. I have not encountered the problems that other schools have seemed to have dealt with. The final verdict with DWA will be the end product. I believe that is where they will rise above the rest. They take pride in their work and have made sure that our first phase is competed correctly and functioning for our teachers. There have been many walk-throughs in the building to identify unfinished items and continual follow up with issues that are not quite right in the building. DWA does not push unfinished items to the back of the list. They make sure that building concerns are addressed and completed to our satisfaction. I have nothing but praise for DWA and our construction at Bear River High School.