HOWARD J. MILLER, P.E., INC.
This letter is a confirmation of Florida Choice's expertise in the field of concrete repairs, painting and waterproofing based upon the projects we served as the Engineer-of-Record and inspecting work performed by Florida Choice. Our firm has been employed as the Engineer-Of-Record and Inspector for numerous concrete restoration, painting, and waterproofing projects on Condominiums throughout the Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach area over the past 25 years.
Florida Choice had been the General Contractor on many of the above-mentioned projects from 2006 to the present. We have found Florida Choice's staff to be highly knowledgeable and conscientious in the field of concrete restoration, painting, and waterproofing. We anticipate continuing to recommend Florida Choice for future concrete restoration, painting, and waterproofing projects.
Some of our successfully completed projects with Florida Choice are as follows:
• Balmoral Condominium - Bal Harbour
• Delray Beach Apartments - Delray Beach
• Demaine Delray Condominium - Delray Beach
• Kenilworth Condominium - Bal Harbour
• Majestic Tower Condominium - Bal Harbour
• Rock Harbor Condominium - Key Largo
• Sea Colony Condominium - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
• Towers of Ocean View East - Hallandale Beach
CHALAIRE AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
We have worked with Florida's Choice on concrete repairs and waterproofing projects since approximately 20 I 0. They have also bid on many projects.
Mr. Navarro and staff have promptly returned phone calls, emails, and have been easily available for coordination. During projects, work has been well-organized, foremen well-trained, and eager to work in accordance with engineering specifications and direction. During bidding, bids are always received on time and in a professional manner.
We look forward to working with and could recommend them on future projects.
SRI CONSULTANTS, INC.
Engineers & Architects
On two of our major concrete restoration, waterproofing and painting projects in past five (5) years, where Florida’s Choice Contracting Inc. was selected to perform the work. Both projects were very challenging and Florida’s Choice successfully completed the projects to client’s and
our satisfaction. Florida’s Choice contracting always had sufficient workers on the project for timely completion. We found all their personnel to be knowledgeable, courteous and competent.
Florida’s Choice Contracting, Inc. has been on our bidder’s list for all major projects we have undertaken and will highly recommend them for concrete restoration and painting projects.
BEVERLY HILLS CORP.
Beverly Hills Corp # 12 is a five story, 80 unit condominium complex. Florida Choice Contracting turned a drab looking building into a stunning, eye-catching structure. They prepared, primed and painted our building in a very professional manner. They worked well with our corporation officers and respected our residents. Any problems that arose, they were more than willing to fix them . They worked fast and efficiently,
and in certain areas went above and beyond to accommodate us.
When the job was completed, they had a worker stay to remedy any small items that needed attention to assure our complete satisfaction.
In summary, we were very pleased with Florida Choice Contracting and the job that was performed.
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Florida's Choice Contracting for the past year and a half. During this period, Florida's Choice completed a $2.3 million concrete restoration/waterproofing/painting project at our building. Each aspect of the project was handled in a meticulous fashion.
Firstly, the project management was exceptional, with Andy Rivas serving as a proactive on - site superintendent. In addition to Andy, Luis Alvarez served as our Project Manager and made frequent visits to the site, updating me on all completed work and any potential issues. During the project, the disruption to our owners was kept to a minimum with outstanding planning and a respectful staff.
The quality of the workmanship was outstanding. Stucco repairs and balcony edges were done with outstanding craftsmanship and tremendous attention to detail. If there was ever any issue with quality, Florida's Choice immediately responded and rectified the problem. All in all, our experience with Florida's Choice was outstanding and I highly recommend the firm for any building in the South Florida market.
As the Property Manager of a Condominium, I know what a dependable vendor means. And all the qualities that a vendor must possess can be found in the operations of Florida Choice Contracting. The company owner and staff are extremely professional. Oceanview Building A has been working with Florida Choice since the beginning of 2014 for our 40 year concrete restoration project which included concrete restoration of the entire building consisting of four hundred (400) units and balconies, replacement of 64 doors and 32 windows.
There has not been a day when we had to complain about their professionalism. They value both time and money and deliver finished product within the stipulated I am extremely satisfied with the way they conduct their business and hope that you have the same pleasant experience with them.
BALMORAL CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
Florida's Choice Contracting was contracted to perform the concrete restoration, waterproofing and painting work at the Balmoral Condominium in December of 2008 and began work in January of 2009. To date they have performed over 4 million dollars in concrete restoration, waterproofing, painting and related work including work to the parking garage, main building, roof towers, North perimeter wall, tennis court wall, and pool restoration. FCC continues to work at our property and currently they are restoring the seawall.
During the entire time that Florida's Choice Contracting has been performing work at our property we have found them to be thoroughly efficient, knowledgeable and professional in all our dealings with their firm. The project was always well staffed with a fulltime foreman, over 30 workmen and a superintendent to oversee the workmanship in order to facilitate the production of our large project. They have at all times accommodated the association, property management and our residents whenever possible and always keep a clean and safe work environment for their safety and the safety of our residents.
We are completely satisfied with the quality of all the work and the services provided to the Balmoral by Florida's Choice Contracting and would highly recommend them for any concrete restoration, waterproofing and/or painting work needs you may have.
KENILWORTH ASSOCIATION, INC.
Kenilworth Association, Inc . hired Florida's Choice Contracting to complete a concrete restoration project in our building. Along the way, other projects arose and Florida's Choice Contracting was able to take care of them tor us. One of which was an emergency roof concrete repair, the other being some unforeseen balcony issues.
They have shown themselves to be knowledgeable and efficient. Their workmen have always been pleasant and courteous whenever encountering one of our residents.
Their crews have been reliable and are aware of the importance of keeping a clean work area. Their safety concerns are always a priority for our residents and their Mr. Javier Navarro, the President of the company and Mr. Juan Castro, Sr . have made themselves available to our Association at all times to answer any questions or concerns that arose during the course of the project.
We have been completely satisfied with the quality of the work and all the services which were provided by Florida's Choice Contracting and would not hesitate to recommend this company for any restoration or painting needs.
SOUTH POINTE TOWER
It is not difficult to write a letter of re commendation for Florida' s Choice Contracting (FCC). Our experience with FCC was first-class: from the first phone call through completion. Luis and Andy were extremely professional and accommodated the special needs of our condominium.
FCC worked effectively with the Board of Directors and the Management and staff in putting together a package to meet our goals. The installation process was a as positive as the sales process. Very professional, clean and neat contractors completed work in the units. They followed the condo rule, respected the owners' property and were very neat in their work. If they moved furniture to access a window , they returned it when they were finished . The finished product has met our high expectations, both in functionality and aesthetics.
Our condo association deals with many vendors and contractors. Both in terms of being hassle-free and in terms of performance, FCC exceeded our high expectations .
GALT VIEW APARTMENTS, INC.
It is with pleasure that I provide this recommendation for Florida's Choice Contracting, Inc. Since the beginning of our concrete restoration/painting project in April of 2012, the Board of Directors and I have been continually impressed by the on-site organization, performance, and behavior of the FCC crew(s . Their cooperation, accommodations, and flexibility for our evolving project , combined with their high quality work have delivered
to Coral Ridge Towers South our most comprehensive project of its type to date.
In our case, the assembled team of Florida's Choice Contracting, Inc . and SRI Consultants, Inc. have provided results second to none.
In retrospect, considering the original 9 bidders for our project, which had included some of the biggest names in the South Florida area, we are confident that we had made the right decision.
MURANO AT PORTOFINO
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Florida Choice Contracting. Over the years I have had numerous contractors, paint a number of condominiums for me and I can honestly say that Florida Choice Contracting is the only painting contractor that I would praise
As a frame of reference to my experience with Florida's Choice Contracting, they are nearing completion of a 1.75 million dollar electrostatic paint and stucco repair project on my building.
FCC has responded to all of the resident and my concerns and has addressed and resolved any issues that have arisen. Their quality of work is excellent and as important they are ahead of schedule in completing the project.
I could not be happier with the choice we made for our project.
AMERICAN LIFESTYLES, INC.
I am writing a letter of reference for Florida's Choice Contracting simply because I have had direct business workings with the owner for over a year. Javier has worked on a number of different projects at our community. We are in the Senior Housing industry and it is vital to our clients that any work be completed with absolute diligence.
The highlights of satisfaction:
Communicate with you verbally and written
Attentiveness - On-site visit by owner
Open to criticism
Flexible, yes you can change your mind
Friendly I Reliable
Employees are conscientious
Quality end product
Priced - ``you get what you pay for``
It has been a pleasure doing business with this company and I look forward to utilizing them on the future projects in any of the areas that I oversee
BOTKIN PARSSI & ASSOCIATES, INC.
I take great pleasure in extolling the performance of Florida's Choice Contracting during a concrete restoration project that was recently completed in Palm Beach, Florida. The scope of the project included replacement of 3,000 linear feet of handrails. During the project, requirements were revised by the Building Department, necessitating that the handrails be architecturally redesigned.
Florida's Choice exhibited a keen sense of purpose in completing the work on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved. Florida's Choice Contracting, Inc. should be recognized for such an exemplary effort.
Based on the performance of Florida's Choice on this and other projects we have had the pleasure to work with them on, Botkin Parssi & Associates, Inc. recommends Florida's Choice for restoration projects of any size.
CHATEAU AT BOCA GROVE PLANTATION
I'd like to commend your company for a job well done. Florida's Choice Contracting completed the contracted job in a very professional and timely manner. Your employees always showed up on time, were skilled, and courteous to everyone they met. We were impressed with your Project Manager William Snow's attention to detail and his ability to organize the progress and efficiency of your workers. Subsequently, our residents experienced minimal inconvenience during the project.
The painting and EFIS repair, as well as the special attention to our aluminum and window frames was well implemented. We will certainly contact your company for future projects and would feel confident to recommend Florida's Choice Contracting to others.
DALTON PLACE CONDOMINIUM
Dalton Place Condominium is a 16 story high rise with two adjacent parking garages, and a large separate , above-ground pool deck . Dalton . carefully scrutinized the choice of painting/waterproofing contractors invited to bid our independently prepared specifications. Only bondable
contractors with verifiable references were invited to participate.
Florida's Choice was a perfect selection: not only endorsed by our paint manufacturer in warranty-perfecting application, but also the bond purchase was without delay . We appreciated the addItional benefit of Florida's Choice being sepa rately licensed for stucco and concrete repair work .
This was notably the quietest, neatest, most efficiently executed repainting Dalton has ever experienced - their on-site supervision was meticulous ; their office responsive and accurate . Florida's Choice pre-planned their set-ups to avoid inconvenience to the continuing traversals of our residents; work areas were left spotlessly neat nightly; we were kept abreast of work progress daily; and every detail of job specifications was carefully attended to completion. In addition, as in the case of any high rise on the ocean, there were a few incidents of minor concrete repairs required - Dalton enjoyed the convenience, expertise, and cost advantage of Florida's Choice renovation division - which effortlessly made the · necessary repairs, without unnecessary delay to the progress of the painting crews.
Javier Navarro is indeed a gentlemanly, acute businessman of his word - and his team follows through to the letter. The contract was completed within original estimated work time; within base contract allowance; and perfectly passed progressive independent inspections!
We confidently recommend Florida's Choice Contracting for any stucco, concrete, painting or waterproofing work you may be considering! Our experience was an example of how an honorable , experienced contractor can in fact bring a large project to an honest completion, while making the work of it seem effortless!
LEWIS + ASSOCIATES
Architecture and Planning
It is my privilege to recommend Florida Choice Contracting for any work you may be contemplating. They recently renovated the 389 condominium on Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach. I was the original designer of the building some 50 years ago, and was the design consultant on the renovations.
This project included repairs to the balconies, removal of all railings and installation of new railings and painting of the building. This was done in a most professional manner and under difficult conditions of people living in the building while the work progressed.
The contractor was always available and accommodating to the schedule of others. Their work crews conducted themselves in a very professional and respectful manner.
Once again, I would enthusiastically endorse Florida's Choice Contracting for any contemplated work.
On several of our concrete restoration and waterproofing design projects where Florida 's Choice Contracting has been the selected contractor, we have observed that their expertise, work ethic, quality control, and attention to detail have been exemplary and commendable. Without hesitation, we would refer them for any project in need of rehabilitation or waterproofing.
MATHERS ENGINEERING CORPORATION
We are the Engineer of Record for a large concrete restoration project for a 17-story condominium located on Singer Island , Florida. We have been working and inspecting the work performed by Florida's Choice Contracting over the last several months. Mr. Navarro and his field supervisors are highly knowledgeable of the requirements for concrete restoration. During our inspections, Mr. Navarro's company has performed a full range of concrete restoration services including balcony repair , beam and column repair, parking garage repairs, as well as many other applications .
His field personnel are courteous , highly trained, experienced and dedicated to their quality of workmanship and honest productivity while maintaining the safety of both their field personnel and the residents of the condominium.
Mr. Navarro and his staff has kept us informed of the progression of the work and have performed the work both in a professional and timely manner. Mr. Navarro and his staff have also communicated on a regular basis with the Association as our project has progressed and has personally made time to address any concerns of the Association. Florida's Choice Contracting is a reputable, efficient, reliable company with a professional staff that conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
We highly recommend Florida's Choice Contracting for your future concrete restoration and post-tension repairs.
Ocean Place Condominium is a 17-story condominium building with pa r king below and an exterior pool plaza. Florida's Choice Contracting completed a concrete restoration, waterproofing and painting project which included the following scope of work:
• Concrete Restoration
• Restoration of masonry and concrete balcony walls
• Stucco remova l and replacement
• Removal of balcony floor finishes and installation of waterproofing on balconies
• Crack treatment , sealant, priming and painting of all exterior surfaces
• Removal and replacement of exterior hurricane shutters when necessary
• Removal and replacement of expansion joint wa t erproofing
• Removal and replacement of planter waterproofing
The work began in 2009 and was completed in 2011. Florida's Choice Contracting performed the work in a timely and professional manner. I would highly recommend them for a Concrete Restoration, Waterproofing and/or Painting project of any size you may have.
THE PARK AT TANGLEWOOD LAKES CONDOMINIUM INC.
On behalf of The Park at Tanglewood Lakes Condominium community located in Pembroke Pines we would like to thank you for the professional manner in which your company, Florida's Choice Contracting, handled the recent waterproofing and painting of all four of our buildings (25 units) and our pool cabana. You and your entire team worked well with our engineering company to make the project, which for us was a large one, go very smoothly. I greatly appreciate that you were able to come in on time and within budget.
The Parliament Towers Condominium, Inc. contracted with Florida's Choice Contracting in 2009 to perform a complete concrete restoration project of the main building and carports under the direction of our engineer of record, Howard J. Miller , P . E. , Inc, To date they have completed over $924,000 worth of work and continue to work diligently and proficiently to restore our building.
We have found them to be extremely professional and knowledgeable, and are completely satisfied with all their work and services they have provided. Florida's Choice Contracting has maintained more than adequate manpower and supervision on the site to perform the work and maintain production. Their onsite workers are experienced, efficient and courteous when in contact with our staff and residents. They pride themselves on maintaining a clean and safe work area for the safety of all on our property.
In addition, Mr. Juan Castro, Sr. has made himself available to our Association, Board of Directors, and management at all times to answer questions or concerns arising from the concrete restoration work. I highly recommend Florida's Choice Contracting for any concrete restoration work you may have.
PARLIAMENT TOWERS CONDOMINIUM, INC.
Ocean III Condominium Association , contracted Florida's Choice Contracting on March 16 , 200 8 to complete the Painting and Waterproofing of our 35 story Hi-Rise building in the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
They have proven to be a professional company with knowledgeable and well trained staff as well a s being reliable and punctual. They also completed the job in a timely manner. Their workmen have always been pleasant and courteous whenever encountering any of our residents; they also kept t he job clean on a daily basis.
Mr. Javier Navarro (President) and Mr. Rigoberto Murillo (Foreman) have made themselves available to our Association at all times to answer any questions or concerns that arose during the course of the project. We have been very satisfied with the quality of work and all the services which were provided b y Florida's Choice Contracting . We recommend Florida' s Choice Contracting on your upcoming Painting Project.
THE TOWERS OF QUAYSIDE
Florida's Choice Painting, Inc. has performed painting of garage pipes and interior unit and hallway drywall repairs.
The work was performed in a timely and professional manner. As per the contract, the company did live up to the contents and in some cases exceeded by going above and beyond. The workmen on site were courteous and diligent in their performance, I would highly recommend Florida's Choice Painting.
WILLCOTT ENGINEERING, INC.
Willcott Engineering , Inc. (WEI) is the engineer of record for the exterior facade restoration and plaza waterproofing work being completed at Ocean Place Condominium Association, Inc. in Lauderdale by the Sea , F L. In 2007-2008, WEI was Engineer of Record for Exterior Stucco and Painting Work performed by FCC at 1500 Ocean, Miami Beach, FL.
Ocean Place is a 17-story condominium build ng with an exterior pool plaza and garage parking below. The building was originally constructed in 1967 . The Project Manual for Repairs included:
o Concrete restoration
o Restoration of selected masonry and concrete balcony walls
o Stucco removal and replacement
o Removal of balcony floor finishes and installation of waterproofing on selected balconies
o Removal and replacement of exterior hurricane shutters at windows and doors to achieve
o Crack treatment, sealant , priming and painting of a11 exterior surfaces
o Removal and replacement of failed expansion join t waterproofing at the plaza level
o Selective removal and replacement of planter waterproofing.
The contracted work has taken approximately 14 months to complete. The restoration work is complete and the facade and balcony slabs no longer leaks during rain events. The work was performed in a professional and accurate manner. Florida's Choice Contracting provided
consistent labor and supervision to complete the work. FCC kept accurate field record of locations where work was performed.
We recommend consideration of Florida ' s Choice Contracting for concrete restoration, waterproofing, and painting work.
LINCOLN WEST TOWER CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
Our building is 14 stories / 59 units , and had not been painted or sealed since 1993 . We were due for our 40 - year inspection by the City of Miami Beach. Our board had no experience with concrete restoration. We were struggling to find a contractor we felt we could trust to do quality
work at a fair price to our owners. Finally, we received a recommendation for FCC I Florida's Choice Contracting.
FCC prepared a bid and was able to explain it clearly. They provided numerous references that all checked out perfectly, as did their Florida contracting license. Their permit expediter is excellent and Florida's Choice Contracting began restoration work on our building in May, 2010.
FCC worked in / on our building for fourteen months, and made a fan out of every owner in the building. The most intrusive work was balcony repairs requiring access to some owner's units.
Even this difficult work was handled in an intelligent and gracious way. We were constantly impressed with how every employee in the crew was polite and neat as well as hard-working. One difficult aspect of our job w as that our building had deep erosions, cracks and rusted rebar because it had not been sealed I painted on a regular basis. Another was that the City said we had to completely demolish our pool, due to the extent of damage. The third challenge was that our original engineering survey - on which the concrete restoration quotes were based - was inaccurate to the point it excluded large parts of our building, such as the crumbling parapet wall on the roof.
Needless to say, all of these challenges created additional work and potential stress on our budget. FCC worked with us every step of the way. They kept the job moving fast, with a large crew on premises. The owner, on-site managers, office staff and crew are all heroes to us .
We waited to write this letter until the building weathered some cold , wind, and rainstorms. Our building is perfectly dry and secure. Thanks to this and the excellent paint job provided by FCC, the building looks great and every realtor we have spoken to says we have increased the value
of our units substantially.
If you are looking for an extremely honest, decent, capable, organized, detail-oriented, safety-first and efficient contractor, we recommend Florida's Choice Contracting.
WYNDHAM SEA GARDENS BEACH AND TENNIS RESORT
I would like to thank you and your entire crew for such a professional and clean job that was completed on schedule here at Wyndham Sea Gardens in Pompano Beach.
We have received many compliments from our guests and Board members on the quality painting and concrete restoration job you did. We would highly recommend Florida Choice Contracting.
Now that we have closed out our restoration project we would like to thank you on behalf of our owners, Board of Directors and Management for the fine job.
It was a giant task and one that didn't come with its problems, but your company responded with admirable results.
We have already received numerous compliments from our neighbors on Singer Island on the amazing transformation and beauty of the work. Not to mention the overall building values have increased and owners are beginning to see an increase in unit prices and rents.
The demand has also increased to a point that of the 112 units there are currently just three available for sale.
Your team was wonderful to work with and we appreciate everything you have done.