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"We finally did it! We quit paying rent and we built a facility that makes us more efficient, saves us money, and is much more pleasant to work in than other space we ever occupied. We owe thanks to many, including our outstanding builder, Calamar.
We were assisted in all aspects of our building project and Ken's knowledge of financing combined with his well established network, resulted in financial institutions competing for our business. The actual construction went very well. We felt comfortable working with each and every person on the Calamar team. Now that we are in our new building, we have a strong sense we make two good decisions, one was to build vs. rent, the other was to choose Calamar."
Alan P. Oliverio, President, Matrix
"On behalf of the City of Kitchener, I would like to extend my thanks for the effort and performance in the construction of our washroom/picnic shelter at the new main access of the Huron Natural Area. With the completion of the main access, this park has become a jewel for Kitchener.
A special thanks to the project site superintendent for his attention to the building and site work and to the project management team for keeping costs under control and within budget. Well done!"
Dan Ritz, Supervisor of Design & Development, City of Kitchener
"On behalf of the entire staff at Falls Wholesale and Hyde's Distribution, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you and your entire team for a job well done.
I am very pleased to advise that due to the thickness of the walls of the tilt-up building, we have incurred the same utility costs in our new 31,000 SF facility as we did in our previous 18,500 SF concrete block facility. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend your company and the tilt-up construction to anyone."
Gary Hyde, President, Zippo Canada Sales
"Carolyn's House was a very complicated project and was completed on time, under budget. There is no doubt that the partnership we enjoyed with Calamar was the reason for the relative ease with which this project was completed.
All those associated with Calamar from the construction crews, to the public relations and accounting offices were professional, knowledgeable, and personally interested in the successful completion of this project. I have complete confidence and recommend Calamar for any future projects. I expect to utilize their services again for our future building needs."
Kathleen A. Granchelli, C.E.O., YWCA of Niagara
"We have worked very closely with Calamar over the past few years assisting them with the installation of concrete tilt-up structures and have been very impressed with this system of construction and professional people working here. This is primarily why we chose Calamar to assist us with our new crane facility in Milton, Ontario.

The construction of our new Milton facility took place over the winter 2006/2007 under some of the most unfavorable conditions yet Calamar managed to complete our building on schedule.

We are very impressed with our new facility and are looking forward to our continued professional relationship. We would not hesitate recommending Calamar for future projects."
Ken Williams Jr.,  President, Pumpcrete Corporation
"I want to express my appreciation for the tireless efforts and outstanding performance you have given upon the new construction of our tourism building, Hana America. Your professional and technical knowledge have been invaluable. Exhibiting initiative, technical adeptness, sound judgement and comprehensive knowledge in all areas of engineering, you accomplished contract requirements in a consistently superior manner and contributed materially to the successful completion of the concrete tilt-up system building in cold weather. Your dedication and ability are sterling examples of the highest goals in construction management. I thank you for your excellent work in obtaining an extraordinary quality construction."
Kim, Chol-Hwan, Director, Hana America Corporation
"As a satisfied customer of Calamar, it is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation. Calamar invested much time and effort into designing and costing out a new building to suit Fairview's needs.
Calamar built the building I wanted, in the time frame I needed, at the price we agreed to. I highly recommend them to anyone who is considering a Design/Build option."
Leslie Woodward, President, Fairview Fittings & Manufacturing, Inc.
"Congratulations on a job well done. The speed, quality of workmanship and the ease with which this project was completed says volumes for your organization. I was actually apprehensive about the project to begin with because I had not done a project this size since the 1970's. Now I wouldn't hesitate to do another as long as Calamar was the construction manager.

Your assistance in finding solid financing was also A-1.

Please do not hesitate to call us for a reference or tour of our facility for a potential customer."
R. Thomas Weeks, President, Grand Tours/Ridge Road Express
"From our first meeting we got the feeling we were dealing with a no "B.S." building contractor. We needed a company that was professional in the way they conduct their business, and more importantly a company that we could trust to get the job done. Gary walked us through every detail of the building process and everything we wanted was spelled out clearly in the building agreement so there would be no surprises. We feel that the quality of the structure can not be compared to the traditional construction methods."
Tony Petrecca, President, Industrial Coder Corporation