I am on the board of a commercial condo association and have worked extensively…
I am on the board of a commercial condo association and have worked extensively over the last several years with Fadi Debbas of ABC Consulting, Inc. on a variety of repairs and renovations. Most recently in the summer of 2015 when we pursued having our parking lot repaved.
One would assume getting a quote for repaving a parking lot would be simple, but we soon found out that the each of the vendors had their own idea of what was needed. The result of which was quotes that not only varied significantly in the scope of the project but also in the cost. I quickly called Fadi to see how he would be able to assist us. As in the past, he stepped right in and put together a process that allowed him to talk directly with the different vendors so that each of the quotes were based on the same scope of work. In addition, the scope was based on what was needed for our parking lot and not what the vendor wanted to “sell” us.
The biggest benefit that we received in working with Fadi is that with his extensive knowledge in construction and experience in working with various vendors, our board and property manager were relieved of the responsibility both of the time commitment in navigating a process none of us had experience in and trying to determine a reputable vendor that would follow through on the scope of work. Once the quotes were in Fadi attended our board meeting and presented his findings and recommendations in an easy to understand format that greatly simplified our decision making. Once we decided on which vendor we were going to us, Fadi was able to provide someone on site during the repaving process to make sure the vendor did what they were supposed to do.
All of the owners at the condo association are busy with the running of their respective businesses, having Fadi oversee this project was a huge relief to us and in the end we got the parking lot we both wanted and needed. In addition to the parking lot, Fadi has directly assisted us in multiple repair and improvement projects over the years, ranging from the strengthening our weather beaten walkway structure, coming up with inventive ways to reduce the amount of rust accumulating on our stairs and railings, resolving water damage caused by inadequate construction, overhaul of our elevator, and several other areas.
Fadi always finds a way to get the job done by competent vendors in the most cost effective manner. Fadi is the consummate professional; he is responsive, friendly, a great communicator, holds the vendors accountable, and is our advocate. Our facility has been significantly improved, actually transformed, in its appearance because of Fadi. Anytime we have an issue, he provides the solution.
If you are considering hiring ABC Consulting, Inc. and want to discuss my experience further, I will be willing to do so.
Daniel S. Cook
(Daniel S. Cook, CPA, CFP)
Cook Financial Designs, Inc.