Paoli IU Health

Jasper Lumber worked with the Paoli Hospital facility to carry out an extensive interior and exterior renovation as well as an addition, while the hospital maintained operations.

"Jasper Lumber won the contract to add on and renovate a substantial portion of Bloomington Hospital of Orange County (BHOC) in late 2007. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had not previously worked with them on any of our projects. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised in that their performance was above and beyond that of any contractor that I've worked with previously."

"Working in a hospital environment is especially tedious. Often the work is done in areas where patient services must continue uninterrupted. This makes for many work-around situations and frustrations for the general contractor and his subs. In addition, cleanliness is essential. Finally, it is important that their staff conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. I was amazed that Jasper Lumber performed on each of these fronts, again beyond anything I had expected or seen previously. This occurred because it is their standard to perform in this way, not because our leaders were reminding them repeatedly, which is an experience I've had with some previous contractors."

"In any major project, there will be many surprises, i.e., often unexpected existing conditions that must be addressed and involve additional costs. In dealing with these situations in our project, I never felt like Jasper Lumber was taking advantage of the situation. In many cases, minor changes were addressed without official change orders or increased charges to the owner. When major changes were necessary, Jasper Lumber was flexible in terms of looking at alternative fixes to minimize the cost, or even deletions in the project to offset the cost of the required change."

"In closing, I would state that Jasper Lumber is the best construction company and general contractor that I have worked with in my 40 year career in hospital administration."

L. Gene Perry, CEO, Bloomington Hospital of Paoli

"I am writing this letter of recommendation in support of Jasper Lumber to act as a general contractor for building construction. Their team was the perfect fit for the hospital project which included a complex multi-phased renovation and expansion of a critical access hospital in southern Indiana. The scope of the work included a great deal of coordination with all of their subcontractors and the hospital staff to deliver the end result."

"I can say for a fact that the hospital staff and my design and engineering team felt the work went as smoothly as possible for the complexities involved. It was a pleasure working with Jasper Lumber on this project and on one other, which was much less complex. The level of service remained and everyone was completely satisfied with the work in both instances."

"I highly recommend Jasper Lumber for your consideration as you may seek to employ this team for any and all construction needs."

William H. Cooler, RA, NCARB, President, Cooler Design, Inc.

"I found the company [Jasper Lumber] and its employees to be personable, dependable, expeditious and easy to work with. Healthcare construction projects are very demanding and Jasper Lumber Co. has shown that they handle these with the utmost care."

Scott Duell, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager/Design, Cooler Design, Inc.

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