Thomas Koerber, Director of Plant Operations & Public Safety
“I would like to say thanks for another great job… This is one of the best dorms that we have built to date… I would like to thank you and the rest of the team, [the Estimator] for his hard nose negotiating and budgeting skills, [the Project Manager] for his attention to detail and [the Project Superintendent] for getting it done.“
Andrew E. Howarth, Director of Development and Financing
“I can offer my hearty endorsement for every aspect of [Metric’s] performance on this complex project, involving multiple layers of financing, a set of complex structural and design problems, and levels of supervision and paperwork that were the greatest I’ve seen in nearly forty years of housing development.
Metric was involved from the earliest stages of the project, and provided constant feedback and input throughout, always giving us cost and feasibility checks as we worked out the many issues involved. When we reached the construction stage (after nearly a decade of planning and financing work), they delivered the goods on time and under budget. Since completion, they have also supported us with documentation and paperwork to aid us in completing project closeout.
The quality of construction was first rate – especially at prices that seem to be considerably lower than other similar projects. Most important of all to me was that they acted throughout as a trustworthy development partner, rather than a firm trying to maximize its own profits on a particular job. From everything I have seen of this organization, from top to bottom, their staff is focused on repeat business and building long term relationships on trust and confidence.
They certainly have earned both from our organization and all of our development partners. You couldn’t make a better selection for any job that relies on quality, price, paperwork, and an open and trustworthy relationship.“
Richard T. Lefferts, Principal
“I am writing on behalf of Metric Construction as a direct result of the work they have provided for our organization. I am the development consultant to the non-profit owner of Heywood Wakefield 3 Assisted Living Facility, now known as Heywood Wakefield Commons. It is with great pleasure that I give Metric Construction my highest recommendation… The company’s extensive experience with logistics and construction management as it relates to historically sensitive renovations, elderly care facilities and academic institutions provided Commonweal Collaborative and our client with a great level of confidence.
Metric has been a tremendous asset to our development team at Heywood Wakefield Commons in Gardner, Massachusetts. Early on during the pre-construction process Metric Construction and their team of experienced professionals offered tremendous insight and value to mitigate potential problems. Metric utilized their resources, uncovered certain challenges and positioned our team for success in the completion of a 70,000 square foot renovation of an existing mill building.
The Heywood Wakefield Commons complex consisting of 78 apartments offers extensive common areas, including a living room, library, dining room, wellness center, activities space, and a country kitchen. The building is conveniently located within walking distance to amenities in the town, including the central business district, library, municipal services, and medical/hospital facilities.
The Heywood Wakefield Commons development is a high-profile $24 million project in downtown Gardner. Congressman John Olver and the Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc. helped the development team secure HUD grants in addition to affordable housing subsidies and bonds from the Massachusetts DHCD, and MassDevelopment. The rehabilitation of the building in accordance with the Standards of the Secretary of the Interior. As a result, the project qualified for both Federal and state Historic Tax Credits, which generated additional revenue for the development process.
Due to Metric’s contributions and their steadfast dedication to maintaining the budget and the schedule we anticipate timely completion and delivery. It is my pleasure to recommend Metric Construction.“