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Testimonials

 

Choate Construction Company

"I'm writing this letter to commend Ruark & Wyatt's continued efforts to make our projects easy for us. After working with you to complete five projects for Gatorade, Dow and Glidden, I can't say enough good things about your firm.

"Ruark & Wyatt is a breath of fresh air for the industry. You continually go above and beyond the call of duty in coordinating your work as well as the work of our other consultants. You bend over backwards to make sure our projects go as smoothly as possible. With your help, we exceeded the client's expectations on each of the three Gatorade projects, allowing us to focus on the business of getting the projects built. I look forward to bringing Ruark & Wyatt on board for another Gatorade project.

"Bottom line: You're the most thorough, knowledgeable, accommodating, timely, accurate and coordinated architect that I've had the good fortune to work with. I recommend Ruark & Wyatt without hesitation every chance I get."

— Todd Osborne. Choate Construction Company

 

IVC US, Inc.

"In 2009 IVC US, Inc. appointed Ruark & Wyatt Architects to design its new US headquarters, manufacturing plant and distribution center in Dalton GA, a state-of-the-art industrial project in excess of 500,000 sq. ft.

"As CEO of the company, I was personally involved with the selection of our architect as well as with the design and building of the $75 million project.

"During a very thorough selection process, one of R&W’s standout elements was the personal involvement of both owners, Kevin and Bill.  Their professional strengths complement each other -- Kevin brings technical and quantitative expertise to the team, while Bill has a keen eye for design and creativity.

"One initial concern we had was if an owner-operated architect firm, headed by only two people, had the capacity to handle a project of our size. After meeting with the structural, civil and electrical design engineers suggested by R&W, experiencing its competitive financial budgeting and with the guarantee of immediate access to additional external resources if needed, we were convinced of selecting R&W.

"At no moment throughout the project was there any disappointment. The high quality of work, the 24/7 availability, the very professional work ethic, the pragmatic approach to technical and financial challenges and the personalities of both Kevin and Bill, made this project not only achieve its financial and timing objectives (15 months from groundbreaking to move-in; 18 months in total) but made us all enjoy it very much as well.

"I can highly recommend Ruark & Wyatt Architects to any owner looking for a very personal, pragmatic, financially competitive and extremely dedicated design team with lots of field experience.

"Thank you Kevin and Bill!"

— Xavier Steyaert. CEO of IVC US, Inc.

 

Panattoni Development Company

"I want to personally thank you for the exemplary job your firm has done in assisting us in the design and construction of our 408,600 S.F. building for Acuity Brands in the Fulton Industrial area. Your attention to detail with the shell and your assistance in working with us and our client through the programming and design phase of a very difficult tenant finish job enabled us to complete the transaction on time and to the satisfaction of our client.

"I also want to thank you for your patience and persistence with the permitting process for this multi-facet chemical storage facility and for your ability to manage the coordination of the general contractor, the tenant and the consultants.

"We look forward to many more projects together in the future."

— Michael Demperio. Former partner at Panattoni Development Company, LLC

 

Schoppman-Freese Company

"I wanted to take this opportunity to commend Ruark & Wyatt Architects on your hard work and outstanding service with the Ed Castro project.

"During the process with the Ed Castro Landscaping project, your team was able to provide the right design flare necessary to satisfy all of the client's wants and needs. The time and effort you devoted to this project was evident in the attention to detail, attentive service and accuracy in the drawings.

"It certainly has been a pleasure working with your company on this project. We welcome the opportunity to work with you again on upcoming projects."

— Eric Schoppman. Principal, Schoppman-Freese Company, Inc.

 

Integra Construction

"Integra has had the pleasure of working with Ruark & Wyatt Architects while constructing a new school for Bridgeway Christian Academy.

"Kevin and Bill provide a very refreshing approach to the construction process. Their drawings are detailed and are completed to a level which exceeds that of many larger firms. They respond to our questions with meaningful answers, and they deal with project challenges in a very pragmatic, team-oriented manner.

"We hope to complete many more projects with Ruark & Wyatt Architects."

— David Blackmore. President, Integra Construction, Inc.

 

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

"Ruark & Wyatt Architects, P.C.  exceeded our expectations as a first time relationship with our company. Their performance with tight timeframes, budgets and communications to the many individuals and team members have kept the team and the project moving in the right direction. With all the wheels that have been in motion on our projects it is very easy to lose sight of the main objective for the owner. After completing 5 new ground up branches, Ruark & Wyatt are a successful team which anyone can count on for getting the job done.

"With the downturn of our economy, it was a must that there be trust and fairness between Ruark & Wyatt Architects and Grainger. Ruark & Wyatt worked diligently and firmly at all times to protect Grainger’s interests over the interests of the contractor — never backing down with contractors and always working in the best interests of our project. The firm represents Grainger’s motto which is 'For the ones who get it done.'

"Thanks for the hard work."

— Phil Bielawski. Former Real Estate Project Manager, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

 

Elan Holdings Inc.

"…Choate’s partnership with Ruark & Wyatt produced an excellent design, not only in terms of the final look and feel of the project, but also in terms of the quality of the design deliverables and final handover documents."

— Mark Philip. Facilities Director, Elan Holdings Inc.

 

Dick's Sporting Goods
Atlanta Distribution Center project

"…Your role was instrumental to the successful implementation of the facility and its Grand Opening on July 7th of this year. …Thank you for your effort in making this project a success."

— Mike Tenny. Vice President of Distribution, Dick's Sporting Goods
— Tyler Bronson. Manager of Distribution Planning, Dick's Sporting Goods
— Jim Mitchell. Project Manager, Dick's Sporting Goods