"I am writing this letter to express my appreciation for the recent open-book, build-to-suit project we completed together for our facility in the Chicago area. There is definitely an art and a science to the management process in delivering the building, and achieving the precise facility to meet our long-term needs. With the build-to-suit approach, we get the benefit of new equipment, new systems and updated construction warranties that provide for a more consistent, quality operation.
The process with Seefried was a particularly "freeing" way to cooperate on the design/build process. In working collaboratively with Seefried and your team of consultants on the front-end, it allowed us to leave the architectural/engineering nuances, City entitlements for permits, as well as the overall construction process in your capable hands to get to the final move-in ready facility. The Seefried process helped leverage the time of our people, by minimizing their time and energy in the building process and allowing them to better focus on day-to-day business operations.
In short, the manner with which the Seefried team shepherded the "process" to completion, while on budget and on schedule, is the reason we would be pleased to do future projects together around the country as they may arise. We appreciate our relationship and wish you good luck in your future endeavors."