We have been in our new office for just over a month and it is amazing to recognize the changes in our delivery of service, our staff members’ excitement and especially, the positive reaction from our patients. Each day we are thankful for the opportunity to relocate and re-energize the practice, most often wondering, “Why didn’t we do this sooner?”
The process was indeed overwhelming at times, filled with countless decisions and deadlines: However, the design-build partnership with Goetze Dental, Luke Draily Construction and Lickel Architecture provided us a group of experts determined to make our project a success. How comforting to realize that their goal was to make the office exactly as we dreamed, without pressure toward other agendas. Plans were drawn and redrawn to accommodate our current practice needs while anticipating future growth, development and technology. The team encouraged us to think creatively and then worked diligently to incorporate our ideas into the plans, always respecting our budget and expenses.
From the earliest stages everyone worked together, constantly communicating about all aspects of design and construction. Inga Paul did a great job with the floor plan and initial layout. Dennis Thome, J.P. Vergnes and also the Goetze Kansas City staff offered valuable guidance about delivery of service and choosing the best, most cost effective dental equipment. David Kelman developed the volumes of architectural drawings, assuring all regulations and codes were met. And, finally Bob Becker, Darrin Ingram, Blain Schober and everyone at Luke Draily Construction made our lives so much easier by maintaining incredible attention to detail and demanding a high standard of construction from all those involved at the building site. It was refreshing to be involved with professionals who truly seemed to enjoy working together. Despite the inevitable stress with a project of this size, the integrity of all the team members minimized the potential for conflict or expensive complications.
Terry L. Davidson, D.D.S. & Ann L. Davidson
Favorite Spaces: The sterilization center is the biggest surprise for us. While initially skeptical about the cost and whether a sterilization center was worth it, we are now completely convinced of its value. The ease of function and ability to assure the highest standard of infection control, are complimented by attractive counters and cabinetry. Our staff is proud of our commitment to infection control and they take every opportunity to show off the center and the process to patients.
In addition, the general traffic flow and lay-out of the office is so great. Movement of patients from check-in to check-out is well organized and the staff can deliver service in an efficient, progressive and pleasant environment.
For years, my wife and I had talked about building the dental office of our dreams. At the time, a project of that size seemed like a huge undertaking full of stress and the unknown. We had never done a large construction project and hardly even knew where to begin. With the help of Darrin Ingram and Luke Draily Construction, our dreams have become reality.
Ever since our first meeting, we knew that Luke Draily was the partner we needed for our project. Darrin, our general contractor and project manager, was very open and honest from the beginning and made the entire process a great experience. Darrin spent a great deal of time making sure that the design was exactly how we envisioned it before we even broke ground. Our requests were the highest priority for Darrin and he often reminded us that the most important thing was making the building exactly how we wanted it.
The construction phase of the project went extremely well considering we continued to operate during the expansion. We tripled the size of our building and never once had to close for construction reasons. This was one of our requests before we began construction, so Darrin figured out how to make this happen without any problems. The attention to detail was quite remarkable and having a Superintendent from Luke Draily on site proved to be a huge help in managing workflow and completing the project on schedule.
We could not be happier with the outcome of our project. Our team members are proud to work in this new environment, and we can see their enthusiasm and excitement each and every day in our state-of-the-art facility. The original fear that we had of taking on this project was easily changed by the professionalism and expertise of Darrin and the Luke Draily team. We cound not have done this without them and we plan on continuing our relationship in all future endeavors that we come upon.
-Matthew W. Hildebrand, DDS & Robin N. Hildebrand, DDS
Dentistry for Children has worked with Luke Draily Construction for the last 6 years. They were involved in the construction of our two-story dental office in the Linden Square area of downtown Gladstone, MO. This building was the benchmark for what future construction was to look like and the standards that would have to be met.
Darrin and Matt were very professional and could see our vision for the building. Their skills and contacts helped bring the project in on budget and exceeded our expectations for the finished building.
They both were always available during and after the project as different questions arose. Luke Draily was truly a team partner in completing this building. We are currently undertaking another project and went back to Luke Draily for the work. They stand behind what they and their contractors do. The quality and workmanship delivered is high, and the personal touches make all the difference.
We would highly recommend them for dental office new builds and remodels as they have a vision on flow and needs and partnerships with dental supply companies.
- Louis A. Pollina, DDS / Owner Dentistry for Children 2018