J.W. Design contracted Graco General Contracting Corporation to handle a major renovation for Medilodge of Sterling Heights, a 335 bed Skilled-Nursing Facility. The project consisted of the demolition of existing plaster ceilings in seven separate corridors. After the demolition, new HVAC, Electrical, Fire Protection, Low Voltage/Alarms and acoustical ceilings were installed in all of the corridors and Resident Rooms.
The project consisted of time consuming details, made more difficult by Residents occupying the corridors, Resident rooms and patient care areas. As an added difficulty the project was completed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays when an increased amount of visitors were present. A potentially messy and harmful demolition project was successfully delivered with no incident in a timely, and professional manner.
Due to the complexity of this project Graco had to be very flexible in its deliverance. Graco worked closely with the Management of the facility daily to ensure exceptional results. As promised Graco completed the project on time and on budget. Graco's employees and subcontractors provided professional results, and were extremely courteous and respectful of the Resident's privacy.
In addition JW Design has worked together on other projects with Graco and have found them to be honest, respectful, creative, and innovative. I can confidently recommend Graco General Contracting for any level of remodeling you might be considering.
- Joseph Wronski, Principal JW DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO
Graco Building Company was competitive, their reference reviews indicated professional work was performed and with integrity.
During the selection process Graco General Contracting provided design improvement input aimed at cost reduction and efficiency improvement. Additional cost reduction opportunities occurred through the re-use of existing materials where possible. Graco has a "no waste" philosophy.
The Project Manager assigned to the re-modeling activity was on site on a daily basis, managed the activities of contractors transparently and reacted to short-term change requests effectively, efficiently and with the minimum of bureaucracy.
Re-modeling was performed professionally, efficiently with minimum business interruption, within the initial budget and with fully satisfactory results. The re-modeled space fully meets the needs of our business and provides our employees with a first class working environment.
It has been 10 years since you did the major renovation of our law firm offices. Not only has the work stood the test of time in that we have never had any call-backs on any of the work, but it has remained beautiful to the point of our receiving many compliments about our office suite.
This letter gives me a chance to express my appreciation for the way the work was handled (where you did virtually all the work at night so that we could continue our practice during a major floor-wide renovation) and completed it on time to make a difficult situation of in-office construction workable.
-Donald A. Pierce, Jr. DEAN AND FULKERSON, PC
Medilodge Group contracted with Graco General Contracting Corporation to orchestrate a major renovation for one of its largest skilled nursing facilities.
The project entailed Graco having to plan and coordinate with the Facilities Management team to work in Resident Care areas including, but not limited to Resident rooms, corridors, dining areas, physical therapy, and common areas. In addition, the project was on a strict timeline.
Graco exceeded our expectations. This major demolition and rebuild project which could have had the potential to become an owner's nightmare was handled professionally and successfully without incident. The Resident's privacy was maintained, and the results were outstanding.
Graco followed protocol for Resident Safety including In-service training, documentation and proper signage for all subcontractors who entered the jobsite. All paperwork was submitted and completed timely including Hippa Guidelines, the Notice of Commencement, Notice of Furnishings, waivers of lien, and AIA Billing, Project warranties including manuals of all materials and equipment including safety data sheets were provided by Graco in duplicate in booklet format. A full "as built" act of plans was also provided by Graco to the architect at jobs end.
I would entrust Graco with even your most sensitive project.
-Dee Culp, Director of Operations MEDILODGE GROUP
My firm has been fortunate to have worked with Graco General Contracting corporation for well over ten years now. We have found them to be thorough, on schedule and quality driven. I would recommend them for any residential or commercial property throughout the United States.