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Client Testimonials

    • Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa
    • March 17/13

      We are Gabriele and Hans Feldtanzer and are on our second hotel project. This is our first experience with construction management and Gary Ulias from GUPM as we bring our new Holiday Inn Express property from vision to reality.

      My husband and I like to be organized and plan in advance to be prepared for all eventualities. We are delighted that Gary shares our commitment to being prepared as well as to anticipating next steps.

      Despite the fact that he is a busy man with many projects on the go, Gary is always available to take our calls and stays on top of our project. No question seems too small for him to address.

      Working with Gary we especially appreciate how diligent he is about attending site meetings, holding site meetings regularly and dealing with the trades in a fair but firm manner. Gary thinks like an owner, keeping an eye on the bottom line but not skimpy on safety, all while anticipating possible liability situations and developing solutions. Subtrades comment how clean the site is and that it is a pleasure to work in such an environment. On a recent site visit thom IHG the project was evaluated the "poster child for perfection". This is the way a construction should be run — clean, organised, on budget and on time.

      We are amazed at how much we've learned from Gary. We can highly recommend him as a top-notch construction manager. We'd definitely hire him for any additional projects we undertake.

      Gabriele Feldtanzer
      President
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    • Accent Design Studio
    • To whom it may concern,

      I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Gary Ulias of Gary Ulias and Associates for over a year, during which time he has provided my interior design business with excellent support in the areas of construction management and design build. His professionalism and commitment to a project has been a major factor in completing some very time sensitive and budget conscious projects together.

      Gary is very organized, efficient and extremely competent when it comes to dealing with large scale design build projects. He possesses extensive knowledge on construction details and understands the critical deadlines, dealing resourcefully and competently with site issues as they may occur.

      Gary has established an excellent rapport with the many trades, providing him the ability to negotiate cost savings due to his long standing relationships. His strong connections with leading suppliers allow him to negotiate on behalf of the client and his communication skills, both verbal and written, are an asset to managing a project and all its intricacies.

      In summary, I can confidently recommend Gary and his company as a solid and reliable project manager and expert in his field.

      Yours Sincerely,
      Claudia Heidary
      Accent Design Studio
      Interior Design Principal
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    • Architecture Planning Initiatives
    • To whom it may concern,

      I have had the pleasure of working with Gary Ulias of GUPM Construction Managers since 2008. Also, in my capacity as Project Director with Chamberlain Architect Services through to mid-Z010 and now more recently as part of my Team at Architectural & Planning Initiatives.

      In my role as Senior Project Director, Gary and I have successfully completed projects on a number of Day Care Centre renovations and tenant build outs in Richmond Hill and Vaughan, Ontario. Also we have worked on renovations (exterior refacing) to the Hamilton Realtors Association Head Office and a new 8- storey 4-star Hotelin Waterloo, Ontario. We are presently on the developer's team for a 26-storey condominium and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

      Whether it be new builds, renovations or tenant improvements in the residential, commercial, or industrial markets, GUPM has the experience to successfully represent the client and work well with Architects, Engineers and Owners to bring projects to a very successful conclusion with transparent communication on time, on budget and safely with an eye for quality.

      Whether condominiums, hotels, or office buildings and beyond, GUPM has demonstrated to me and my clients their ability to effectively manage projects in the best interest of all stakeholders.

      I have no reservations In recommending GUPM for any project of any size of complexity.

      Kind regards,
      Lin Saplys, B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
      Principal
      610 Ford Drive, Suite 338, Oakville, Ontario, L65 7W4
      tel. 416-771-6460 e-mail- apiinternaii0nal@aol.com
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    • Decade Group Inc.
    • Dear Gary,

      We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your budgeting and Project Management work on the Domain Hotel project in Waterloo. Your attention to detail and commitment to creating and accurate budget have proven to be very valuable. Further, we have noticed during the term of both pre-construction and construction, that you are always working with the owners interests in mind.

      We appreciated you always keeping us updated on the schedule, and bringing up issues that were at hand in a timely manner so that we could deal with them right away. For a project to be successful, the whole team needs to be aligned, working towards the same end goal. We feel that you always kept this in mind, and executed all that we needed done as owners in a professional manner. Your commitment to the project gave us a feeling of security that it was being looked after daily, as if we were onsite ourselves.

      We look forward to working with you again in the future, and would be happy to be a reference for GUPM.

      Yours truly,
      Decade Group Inc.
      Per:
      Michael E. Siskind
      Principal
      mike@decadegroup.ca
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