To Luke Draily...
Not all General Contractors are created equal, and Luke Draily's team for Whole Foods was one of kind. It was a pleasure to work with you. The stress level was low, communication was great, professionalism at it's best. Thank you and have a wonderful year.
Shambaugh & Son, LP
To Luke Draily...
Thank you so much for facilitating the connection with the HVAC and Balancing engineers. We had a very productive meeting and I was very impressed with their expertise. Your guys were so helpful in explaining the system. The "balancers" were sooo thorough and I appreciate that they were included -- especially that Luke Draily used certified individuals who obviously knew what they were doing. I feel very confident with Luke Draily Construction.
Dr. Terry L. Davison, DDS, PA
This letter is to serve as a reference for the excellent project management and construction work Luke Draily has provided to the Natural Body Spa in Leawood, Ks. This project has really benefited from the attention to detail given by the Luke Draily team. I was also able to negotiate my contract with Luke Draily Construction. This allowed for their Open Book Policy, in which I saw 3 separate bids for each division of work and was also allowed to use some of my own contractors on the job as I saw fit.
The design reviews of the mechanical, electrical and hot water systems were valuable in providing feedback during the construction process. The site visits for installation verification and Functional performance testing helped identify and resolve areas of potential concern. Luke Draily has been very diligent in following up with items to ensure high quality for the Owner.
I look forward to opportunities to work with Luke Draily in the future. I would highly recommend this company to anyone desiring premium service.
Natural Body Day Spa
Please accept this letter of recommendation for Luke Draily Construction Co., Inc. The company's President, Bob Becker, and his wife Stacey are life long residents of the Northland and have been members and residents at The National for seven years. This has given me a unique opportunity to get to know them very well on both a personal and professional level.
I can attest to the upstanding principles, integrity and skill of Bob and his company. It is for these reasons, coupled with his experience and competitive pricing, that we have selected Luke Draily construction to perform the Contracting/Construction management of Parkville Commons, the new 272,000 square foot retail and office center we are developing at the southwest corner of intersection of Highways 9 and 45 (Tom Watson Parkway). We are happy to have such a talented and successful company from the Northland to utilize for our project. Bob is forthcoming and never fails to follow through on his promises. I recommend him to you without any reserve.
Director of Development
Whole Foods, being the nation's premiere organic and natural foods grocery chain, seeks to find partners in building our stores that can join us in getting our message to the public.
Based upon my previous experiences with Bob Becker, the construction team for Whole Foods Market interviewed Luke Draily Construction for a new project in the St. Louis, MO market. I am excited to share the outcome and our experience with Luke Draily construction.
We negotiated our construction contracts for the shell and Tenant Improvement package for our new,'55,000 square foot store in Town and Country, MO with Bob Becker, the president of Luke Draily Construction. The process allowed us to review all sub-contractor bids and material purchases together through an open book policy and maintained a hands on management style that helped to monitor our budgets and see first hand the inner workings of Luke Draily Construction.
Bob and his entire staff were committedto value engineering our project throughout the design and construction process. They responded efficiently whenever redirection issues arose, never yielding the best of quality and craftsmanship. Thanks to their excellent communication and dedbtion to detail. Whole Foods opened on time and on budget.
Every customer and visitor to this store is able to quickly see the quality of construction and attention to detail that marks this as one of our best stores in the Midwest Region. It will be our plan to use Luke Draily Construction again and have in fact already started conversations on several future projects.
Executive Construction Coordinator
Whole Foods Market Midwest Region
Dickinson Theatres has worked with Luke Draily Construction Company, for the past 11 years. They have been involved in the construction of most of our theatre projects (either locally or nationally) during this time frame.
Luke Draily Construction Company has been very committed in providing excellent client service to Dickinson Theatres. They have always met the project budgets and schedules that we have dictated. Their professionalism and attention to detail has made our projects very successful in terms of cost of construction and meeting theatre opening dates.
Luke Draily Construction has an "open book" policy in which they share all subcontractor bids for every projects scope of work. This is extremely beneficial to us (as clients) as we can easily compare all bids for a project. With this knowledge in hand, Dickinson Theatres can make well informed decisions pertaining to project construction costs. This is just one example of the level of integrity that Luke Draily Construction exhibits on a daily basis.
I believe that Luke Drally Construction would be a valuable asset to any project team. Their team-work approach has enabled them to effectively communicate project issues between the Owner, Architect and the entire project team. This has been instrumental in the success of many of our theatre projects. I can highly recommend Luke Draily Construction for any project. They have excelled in many capacities of construction (General Contractor, Construction Manager, Owners Representative and Design-Builder) and we look forward to our continued working relationship with them.
I am a franchise of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. I negotiated with Luke Draily Construction to build out my two stores in the Northland area of Kansas City, Missouri.
They did a great job at a super price, and helped me with several other issues with the city and landlord along the way. They made me feel as if I was their only client. Their team approach and commitment to detail helped deliver my stores on time and within the budget requirements. Bob Becker is a stand up guy and will treat you right. Their supervisor Tim Bulloc was great to deal with. He took control of the project; he was very organized and always communicated with me throughout the entire process. He is as good as they come. I highly recommend them and plan on using them again in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Jimmy John's Gourment Sandwiches
Thank you for a great job. Everyone at St. Anne's is delighted with the new building, and the Building Committee and I are very happy with the work Luke Draily did for us and for the way in which you did it. You came in when we were reeling from several astronomical bids and worked with us to make the project affordable without sacrificing quality of construction or square footage. In October, you promised that we'd be able to worship in the building on Easter Sunday, and you kept the promise. Rob Easter and John Hirst were great to work with, and their regular meetings with us kept us informed and enabled us to deal with issues as they arose. Finally, we're very pleased with the quality of the construction and with the way the punch list has been handled. so, thanks for everything. The work you do makes a significant contribution to the life of the community. May you continue to prosper!
The Rev. Canon James F. Carlye
Saint Anne's Episcopal Church
I wanted to convey our gratitude for the concentrated efforts your firm put forth to deliver the Truman Road Wendy's by this past 12/31/01. It was a very critical date for us and your people went over and above the call of duty, especially being challenged by the large number of delay days out of your control. The circumstances concerned us, but you delivered by the year end.
I note that you are ahead of schedule on our current Red Bridge project which is your sixth Wendy's, including a remodel project. As long as you guys continue to perform, which I trust you will, we hope to use your firm to build many more restaurants for us. Thanks again.
Wendy's International, Inc.