“Dear Lenny and the entire Team at Clouse Construction,
It is with great privilege to write this letter of recommendation for Clouse Construction. Webster Industries experienced tremendous growth in the last five (5) years with our manufacturing operation in Tiffin, Ohio. To support and enhance the trajectory of growth, we made a strategic decision to completely renovate our corporate office structure and add approximately 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space to our existing facility. The completed projects would allow our employee owned business the ability to provide our products to more customers, create value to our community through additional jobs, and ultimately increase opportunities for our employees to be their best.
Our challenges for the two projects were very different. The office project was to renovate an outdated facility with modern finishes and new technical specification over a three-year period to adhere to budget constraints. Construction needed to be sensitive to the needs of our people and allow them to continue their everyday work. The manufacturing addition needed to be completed quickly to meet our rapidly increasing demand and productivity requirements. Through a collaborative process of planning, design agility, craftsmanship, and attention to detail of Clouse Construction, Webster was provided with the infrastructure, building and finishes that met or exceeded our expectation in every respect for both projects within budget. The speed, quality, and timeliness which went into completing our surrounding grounds and plant addition was exceptional. The projects definitely enabled Webster to continue our business during construction and complete our objectives for growth and improved efficiently.
The subcontractors, almost all of whom were local, working under the direction of Clouse Construction performed their work without flaw and actually went above and beyond in many instances. In an old facility like Webster’s the number of change orders and surprises are always a concern. Clouse and subcontractors kept those to a minimum with all done at the request of Webster, again being more than accommodating to fulfill our needs.
I enthusiastically want to give Lenny Clouse, project managers, crew, and the many sub-contractors an enormous thank you for a job well done. Without a doubt, Webster is positioned to continue our success and provide value for our community for years to come. It is without reservation that I give Clouse Construction my highest recommendation and consider it an honor to work with this outstanding company.
Webster Industries, Inc.
Andrew J. Felter
President & CEO”
Webster Industries, Inc – Tiffin, Ohio