Achieving the project budget, recruiting from local labor force, mentoring and engaging local subcontractors, sourcing and securing project financing, and monitoring the compliance of this full community participation effort, was a tremendous challenge. The responsibility of managing that challenge was entrusted with GMP. GMP delivered on all accounts, and took what some might speculate was an impossible project delivery method, and produced a community project to be emulated.
Rick Mattioda, President of Leopardo Construction
Greenwood played an instrumental role in introducing First Trust to the Village officials, working with us every step of the way and eventually succeeding in bringing the best available financing solution allowing the Community Center project to move forward fully funded and on time.
Wendy Flaherty, First Trust
I feel the very best thing that has happened to the Village of Matteson is having GMP involved and taking the job in the right direction.
The bidding process was very frustrating because after seeing the other bid numbers we knew ours was substantially lower and complete. When GMP was brought in, I approached him and expressed how I felt Faso Excavating had a solid, competitive proposal, and could help the Village save money. My concerns were listened to and addressed. We were hired for the job.
Faso Excavating, Chicago, IL
From start to finish, the community was represented on this project and played a vital role in the completion of every project phase. We applaud Greenwood Management Partners not only for their professional expertise in building buildings, but we also applaud their commitment to building communities.
Alderman, 21st Ward, Chicago, IL
I worked with GMP on a project that could have been difficult and contentious, but GMP acted as a go-between among the parties and helped them to work together efficiently. GMP's diligence on the job and attention to detail ended up saving the owner hundreds ot thousands of dollars...far more than ended up being paid to GMP for the fee for the project.
Mark Friedlander, Construction Law Group
GMP has served as the Owner's Representative for our New Matteson Community Center project since January 2009. GMP has provided exemplary service to the Village of Matteson by ensuring quality construction management and implemented a superb Minority-Woman Owned Business Program to ensure that local vendors and tradesmen and women were hired to work on this project. Our new 73,000 sq. ft Community Center will open in early 2011 and the Village of Matteson has benefited tremendously from the professionalism and attention to detail exhibited by the GMP staff on this project.
Andre Ashmore, Village President