Eric’s team did a wonderful job of remodeling what was a 20 year old restaurant. We needed to open quickly because we had a direct competitor that was soon going to open in the area, and we needed significant structural changes- on a limited budget. Who did we turn to? Eric St-Cyr, because of his experience in building excellent restaurants. Eric’s presentation gave us a great deal of comfort that we’d have our project done on time and on budget, with the quality we were looking for.
Now, whenever you have a restaurant remodeling project, you start out thinking you have a certain cope of work- and once you get started, that scope turns out to be much bigger and much broader than you imagined. Eric did a great job of communication to us about the issues that his team uncovered, and how we could overcome them. Most significantly, we were allowed to keep our restaurant open during the last part of the remodeling. They worked nights and weekends when customers weren’t in the building so that we could keep the case register ringing. And yes, we opened before our competitor.
Eric’s team was selected for the renovation of our Tennis Center from a field of 13 companies I contacted. The project involved electrical, HVAC and refinishing two rooms in a walk-out basement. The quality of the work was paramount to me, because we are accountable to our existing members, and we continually compete with other clubs for new members. They proved to offer quality of workmanship, along with quality people. Everything from their attire and vehicles to the way they presented their proposal was excellent. In addition to exhibiting a high level of professionalism, they were very quality conscious. If they saw something that seemed a bit below par, they fixed it, even if it cost the company extra money.
Eric and his team were able to offer much more of a turnkey service than most other builders. I gave them the challenge of building out my 6700 square feet media systems sore in Carolina Place Mall, and they really went above and beyond my expectations. They researched prices and did the ordering for everything from fixtures, laminates and paints to cabling systems and store hours signage. I would absolutely recommend them because they are fast and detail=oriented. They saved me a great deal of time and let me focus on my core business without unnecessary distraction and stress.
David Nishan, Construction & Development Owner’s Representative Wolfman Pizza, Pacific & Vine Restaurants, Cino Grille, White Oak Restaurants, Ham’s Restaurants
I’ve been working with Eric and his staff for a couple of years now, after they won the competitive bid process on our first job. They’ve done several successful remodels for us, and in the future we’ll be using them to build from the ground up. They’re very professional, and they do things the right way. Plus their value engineering process is exceptional-it incorporates the architect’s design while offering suggestions for alternative materials or construction methods, to save the owner time and money. The best part is that they bridge the gap between the key players on a project: the owner, the architect, and the subcontractors. They understand construction from all those points of view, so you get a design that works. It’s a lot more functional than it would have been otherwise and, as a result, you end up getting your project built with fewer change orders and at a lower price, with no hidden surprises.
As always, I really enjoyed working with Eric’s team on the Oneo project. I can count on them to be extremely timely with everything, including communication, the glue that holds a project together. They are always positive, and they continually focus on moving forward and getting the job done. Even when there are challenges like the tricky low voltage lighting situation on the Oneo project, I’m always confident they will do a good job of working it all out.