Conducting a symphony of construction services across Canada since
Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa
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
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.
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.
Accent Design Studio
Interior Design Principal
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 &
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.
Lin Saplys, B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
610 Ford Drive, Suite 338, Oakville, Ontario, L65 7W4
tel. 416-771-6460 e-mail- email@example.com
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.
Decade Group Inc.
Michael E. Siskind