I want to thank you for all the good work you and your team did on Kaiser's new garage at 3751 Broadway in Oakland. The job was certainly a success and Overaa's performance was outstanding. The project was built on a very tight site which made for a difficult build out. And complicating the work, there were important relationships that had to be maintained with the city, and with the other contractor immediately adjacent to the garage site, in order for this job to be successful. You, Doug and Duane did a wonderful job of keeping progress going in spite of all the difficult challenges thrown your way. I grew to appreciate Overaa's management model, your thoughtful work ethic, and the careful and professional manner in which each member of Overaa's team carried out their responsibilities. And as further acknowledgement to your success, I have heard from both Kaiser members, and employees, of how happy they are to be in this new facility. You have done a great job. Thanks!
Gary Bankhead Senior Project Manager Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Oakland 3751 Broadway Garage
Your company has demonstrated a high level of technical ability in design and experience in construction. The professionalism projected by your company is appreciated, has aided the teamwork between your designers, construction personnel and the government, and has had a big impact on limiting cost and time growth of this project. I thank you for the dedication by your company to this project.
Cynthia R. Baksys Project Engineer/ Contracting Officer’s Representative United States Army Corps of Engineers AFRC & Army Reserve Regional Readiness Command Headquarters Moffett Field, CA
Overaa faced multiple challenges throughout the project: congested work site, accelerated schedule, adverse weather conditions, and technically challenging rebar layouts just to name a few. Overaa’s leadership and craft were able to use their extensive construction experience to overcome these obstacles and contributed greatly to overall success of the project. Given the opportunity I would gladly see C. Overaa & Co. on my next project.
Dmitry Rachuk Project Engineering Associate Air Liquide Process & Construction, Inc. Air Liquide’s Steam Methane Reformer Project in Rodeo, California
C. Overaa & Co. was easy to work with and made a great partner in building our first public parking structure and restoring a historic Art Deco movie palace in our downtown. We appreciated Overaa's fairness and team-spirit in tackling the challenges we faced throughout the construction process. Overaa approached its contract with the City with an eye towards building a long-term relationship, and as a result, the City would be happy to work with them again.
Jennifer Ott Development Manager/City Engineer City of Alameda Alameda Historic Theatre Restoration & Civic Center Design Build Parking Garage
I wish to thank you personally, and everyone at Overaa for your outstanding performance on our recent project. This was a large, complicated and high risk project for us, and we could not be happier with the results. Your constant creativity, tenacity and professionalism raised the standard of performance of the entire design and construction team. You were able to bring our project in on time and under budget in the face of permit and weather delays,... and the vagaries of a 1927 structure. Bravo!
Kenneth Morrison Director Claremont Country Club Claremont Country Club Historic Renovation & New Poolhouse
When I let you know of the problem with our foul air line, I thought I was just giving you a heads up so you could monitor the situation to defend a latten defect claim if one evolved. To take the bull by the horns, investigate the problem, under take the required training to make the repairs and them make the repairs when, at best, Overaa responsibility is minimal is the reason I’m always honored to provide recommendations for you when asked.
As I tell people, I have had the lucky opportunity to work with a lot of good contractors over the years but Overaa is a head and shoulder above all others I have worked with. This is a perfect example as to why. Thank You.
David A. Requa, retired Assistant General Manager/District Engineer Dublin San Ramon Services District
Overaa Construction was the successful bidder for the Hollister Water Reclamation Facility. The contract consisted of the construction of a 5 mgd (average- 10 mgd peak) wastewater treatment facility consisting of everything from pretreatment through disinfection and distribution pumping. This was the largest and most critical component of the multi-phased project.
The project was necessary as the City of Hollister was under an order from the Regional Water Quality Control Board that resulted in a building moratorium for the City. The project was funded through revenue bonds that were secured upon rates of the citizens in the community. As such, there was a tremendous amount of public concern about completing the project on time and within budget. Overaa understood the implications to the community and, at one point in the construction; they opened the site for public inspection. Through a very challenging and complicated project, Overaa successfully completed the project over six months ahead of schedule.
I enjoyed working with Overaa's competent and professional staff of project managers, engineers and superintendents. The highly skilled craftsmen were focused on getting the project built. It was amazing to see the amount of progress form one week to the next. They always kept the best interest of the project in mind and didn't let disputes hinder the progress of work. In settling our differences, we felt that they treated us fairly.
Overall, Overaa did a great job completing the project ahead of schedule without any claims. City of Hollister is pleased with the final product and is currently utilizing the water created from the plant for irrigation and groundwater recharge. The completion of the treatment plant was a key element in lifting the building moratorium. Another measure of success for the City of Hollister was that the project was able to keep a good public image with the community. As a result of my experience with Overaa, I would highly recommend them to build your next project.
Steve Wittry Engineering Manager/City Engineer City of Hollister
In the care that your firm took in building this project, it is clear that you take exceptional pride and ownership in the quality of your work.
...I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with your project manager and construction superintendent. These two individuals were outstanding. They both exhibited patience and sensitivity in working with the City and representatives… and maintained an excellent working relationship with the architect, City staff, and the City's construction manager. This relationship was always collegial, always solution-oriented, and always focused on achieving a quality end product that met time and budget constraints.
Their efforts to manage the construction activity to ensure the successful grand opening of the building on the target date were truly heroic. I quite simply enjoyed working with them.
William A. Lindsay City Manager City of Richmond (formerly with City of Orinda) New Orinda Library
"In my 55 year engineering career, I have never seen the construction of another project proceed so smoothly. We had wonderful cooperation throughout the project from your company, Overaa Construction, and their representatives. Overaa completed the project on time and under budget. Total change orders were under 2 percent, many requested by the City. Quality of work is outstanding. Your attention to safety, environmental issues and maintenance of the construction site is much appreciated."
David Tucker City Engineer (Retired) City of Merced