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.