Testimonials

08.25.2015
Ronald K. Ferris, PE, PLS

Our firm, Ferris Engineering & Surveying, LLC, first became engaged with Block Construction in early 2005 at the inception of the Towne Center Commercial project on Corporate Boulevard in Baton Rouge.  Since that time we have enjoyed a healthy and vibrant relationship through a multitude of similar projects too numerous to mention – the latest being the Juban Crossing development in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.  During that tenure we have found Block and all its administration and employees to be of exemplary character - honest and dependable.  We certainly aspire to the goal of continuing this relationship into the future.

Sincerely,

Ronald K. Ferris, PE, PLS

Senior Engineer

09.21.2014
Robert Barfield

We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with you and your team at Block, as each day you exhibit that you are knowledgeable owners, project managers, and superintendents, who are focused on the bottom line and the end goal.  The cornerstone of our company is to find locations that are underserved by the affordable housing industry and to employ experienced vendors to bring our ideas to life with inventive construction, architectural design and landscaping.  Block has exceeded our expectations in every facet of our relationship.

Since November of last year, we have come to not only welcome, but also expect the professionalism of the entire Block team.  From the crew on the job site to the personnel in the “home” office, Block has proven to seamlessly integrate all facets of this particular project.  As one of the first Platinum LEED Certified projects in the New Orleans area, nationwide for that matter, the Columbia Parc Senior Residences have been a challenge for all involved.  It’s refreshing to have a team like Block behind us every step of the way, pinpointing potential challenges and resolving obstacles before they become roadblocks.

This project has required agility both in the day-to-day operations on the jobsite and in the constant juggling of various interests.  When President Obama visited the site in 2010, he commented on the many challenges that lie ahead of the mixed-income community built in Gentilly on the site of the former St. Bernard housing development.  Partners like Block have enabled us to not only meet those challenges but exceed the expectations of all those who have a vested interest in seeing a New Orleans that meets the needs of those who continue to call this historic city home. 

With your unwavering commitment to stay on schedule and keep all your subcontractors and workers operating in a safe environment, we welcome and look forward to the opportunity to once again partner with Block in our future endeavors.  Your fair treatment of subcontractors encourages us to put our best efforts in motion.  Your timely payments give us the confidence to charge full speed ahead on any project without any reservations.  The determination of your team on the ground to succeed throughout this entire project is a testament to your company's leadership.  We look forward to working together very soon.

Sincerely,

Robert Barfield

Columbia Residential

04.30.2014
Roy R. Riggs

My background as the Director of Development and Construction for over 16 years with Lodging Enterprises has placed me in the unique position to have worked with some of the very best general contractors in this country.  The Block team, led by Jason Keller, has been one the greatest examples in the field of Construction Management.

I have personally worked with several of the key Block Companies’ personnel during the last 6 months in the process of completing a $3.6M project, and at each step I found their professionalism and standards to be exemplary.  I have also been witness to a high dedication and aptitude ensuring the construction portion of this project ran as smoothly as possible and overcame any design obstacles that were placed before us.  I consider it a great opportunity to have worked with Block and hope to compete negotiations to do so again in the very near future.  Please do not hesitate to call me directly for additional information concerning Jason Keller and Block Companies’ abilities.

Respectfully,

Roy R. Riggs

TR Lodging Enterprises, Inc.

10.23.2013
E. Tiffany Adler

It is not often that you can say that you “love” someone that you do business with, but “I love my contractor!”  The entire Block team was incredible during our construction process.  I didn’t want the job to finish!

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Block.

Sincerely,

E. Tiffany Adler

Adler’s Jewelers

08.27.2013
Blake Skiles

Please accept this letter as my highest recommendation of Block Construction. I have had the opportunity to work with Block on the mixed-use Juban Crossing project in Livingston Parish, LA where Block has served as the General Contractor and Project Manager. Their work has been invaluable on both shell construction and infrastruture installation along with numerous tenant build-outs which require particular attention to detail. Their construction recommendations, best-in-class project management, and deep resources of sub-contractors have been instrumental in making our shopping center what it is today. They have proven themselves to be a valuable partner and are always available when I have questions. Their past performance coupled with their demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and honesty give me the confidence that they will get the job done correctly, safely, on time, and on budget. 

 Cordially,

 Blake Skiles

Creekstone Juban I, LLC

04.26.2013
Clay Likover

I have had excellent experiences working with Jason Keller and the Block Builders team.  The most recent project that Block Builders completed for me was the completion of a half-built apartment complex in Lafayette, LA.  The project was originally known as “The Reserve at Acadiana.”  We bought the loan on the defaulted project, foreclosed, and hired Block Builders to complete the construction for us.  This was a very difficult project as it included taking over someone else’s mess, mold remediation, etc.  Block Builders did an excellent job with it.  They completed the job on-time and on-budget, and we had a very successful investment.  I have included a few photos that show the condition of the project when we took it over and then what it looked like after Block Builders completed their work.

I am currently in the process of hiring Block Builders again for another multi-family construction project.  I am happy to recommend them as I continue to use them for our investments.

Sincerely,

Clay Likover

Ojala Holdings