November 14, 2018

To whom it may concern:

It is my pleasure to provide a very favorable reference for Fadi Debbas P.E. and his team for their management of our recent warehouse expansion project. The Construction Management they provided was exactly what I had hoped for from the beginning. Fadi and his staff helped propel the job forward from a concept to completion.

Fadi helped us create a budget, which we found to be very comprehensive and complete. In the end, we came in about 13% under budget.

Fadi and his team provided daily supervision of our subcontractors and coordinated where necessary to maintain proper scheduling of the various trades.

I would not hesitate to call on Fadi and ABC Consulting Inc. to manage another construction project.

David Norton
David Norton, President
Norton Sandblasting Equipment

March 7, 2018

I need to tell you how pleased Carolyn and I are with the foundation repair you arranged and managed for us.

Dear Fadi

I need to tell you how pleased Carolyn and I are with the foundation repair you arranged and managed for us. The process was painlessly efficient and the results surpass anything we had dared imagine.

ABC Consulting Inc.’s structural engineering design worked like a charm lifting the foundation using push piers and then lifting the slab 6 inches without cracking to match the foundation wall. As Construction managers, ABC Consulting Inc. took the stress and the headache out of the construction process, acting on our behalf and safeguarding our interest and money during the entire process.

The people you found were consistently superb. The way each person, whatever his task, took pride and interest in what he was doing impressed us greatly. Their smiles at seeing the foundation gently rise and the cracks close certainly equaled ours. We also appreciate their obvious care for the many plantings in their work area and along their access routes.

We were just spectators to a really impressive operation. You and Dave were constant presences who kept everyone focused and who resolved issues we knew existed only after you told us how you had solved them. Somehow you got the right people here at the right time, making the job go quickly without lingering disruptions to us or neighbors. Everyone who saw your work or who has seen the results has been fascinated and impressed.

We are beyond satisfied with the whole project. While we are confident that this is a permanent restoration for us, we plan to recommend you to others enthusiastically. We do thank you.

James S. Key
1301 Daniel Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23505

July 20, 2016

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.

December 29 2014

In the spring of 2014, Maggie and I contacted you with…

Dear Marybeth and Fadi,

In the spring of 2014, Maggie and I contacted you with regard to renovations and an addition to our home here in Norfolk. Your “hands-on” approach was evident from the very beginning and we benefitted from that approach throughout the project.

Your role as construction manager both saved us money and guaranteed us a better product out of the subcontractors. Maggie and I cannot thank both of you enough for all of the time, effort, and care that you gave to our small project.

To anyone considering hiring your company in the future, they should expect top quality work. No corners were cut, no subcontractors were allowed to slide or get away with less than perfect. Multiple daily visits to the worksite by Fadi, detailed cost sheets and records by Marybeth, staying in constant contact with the architect, and on-site staffing by Robert showed a level of professionalism and quality that only ABC was able to provide.

We cannot thank you enough, We have, and will continue to, recommend you to our closest friends and family.

Martin A. Thomas
(Martin A. Thomas, Jr.)

June 29 2012

Thank you for everything! The new addition is beautiful…

Dear Fadi,

Thank you for everything! The new addition is beautiful and is so functional. The space was needed and it looks like it’s always been there–wonderful. Enjoy the summer and the time with your family and bon voyage a Lebanon shukran!!!

(Father Joe)
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

April 23, 2012

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the…

Dear Fadi,

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the professionalism and knowledge that ABC Consulting brings to a worksite. I have worked with ABC both as President of Hidden Shores Condo Association and on a personal basis, using your firm to oversee major repairs to the condos within the property and my unit. These experiences have been nothing but positive.

In May of 2010 was the first time I used your firm to evaluate the condition of flooring in my condo that was subjected to extensive flooding. Despite having to put up with my busy travel schedule and coordinating most everything by phone, your evaluation of the damage and negotiations with my insurance company, led them to authorize a complete replacement, rather than their “it doesn’t need to be replaced” position. You also put me in touch with a reputable contractor with the experience needed, assisted with the contractual aspects, and oversaw what turned out to be a Grade A project.

More recently, this April, I used your firm to review a proposal and contract for a local contractor to replace my decks, which was to include “making right” what a previous contractor was doing wrong. The technical oversight provided by ABC ensured the project was done in accordance with good construction practices. I was kept informed of issues when they arose and continuously provided schedule updates. Under the watchful eye of ABC staff, I am confident no shortcuts were taken and everything has been completed as it should be.

As I’ve learned first-hand, there are many companies in the construction business who call themselves professionals who are anything but. I can honestly say that ABC Consulting lives up to its commitment of “Achieving Excellence in Every Task.” I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm. Please feel free to use me as a reference at any time. It has been a pleasure working with ABC.

Kim M. Massey
(Ms. Kim M. Massey)

March 1, 2011

I would like to recommend the professional services of ABC…

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to recommend the professional services of ABC Consulting, Inc. and Power Catch, Inc. owned by Fadi E. Debbas. Mr. Debbas and his associate, Toby Wagner, proposed upgrading the fluorescent lighting in our public accounting firm office.

Although I was skeptical at first, I agreed to have them install one of the retro fit kits in our conference room at no charge. There was a remarkable difference between the new lighting in our conference room and the old existing lighting throughout our offices. I was very pleased with the new lighting they installed throughout out offices. Additionally, as accountant, we were impressed with the 60% energy savings we would recoup within two years after installation. In the accounting profession, not only is it important we have good lighting for detail work, but it was important the installation work be performed to minimize distractions, since time is money.

Both Mr. Debbas and Mr. Wagner were willing to accommodate our schedules and even came in on weekends to minimize distractions to our firm associates. Everything they promised us regarding price, quality and timeliness was performed to our satisfaction. There were not surprises that were encountered, which is very unusual in construction related work. Every time they said the work would be performed, they met their commitment and were most professional in all our dealings with them. In addition to the immediate benefits of increased lighting output and cost savings, we look forward to the tax reduction of the energy credits we will be applying for.

We will certainly use ABC Consulting, Inc. and Fadi Debbas’ services again if the need arises. Their professional, efficient engineering skills and attention to detail are something we, as accountants, certainly admire. We trust their judgment and the workmanship they represent. In the event you would like to discuss anything regarding the services mentioned, I would be glad to talk to with you.

Very truly yours,
James V. Strickland
(James V. Strickland, Jr., CPA)
Strickland & Jones, P.C.,

January 10, 2011

I would like to recommend the professional engineering…

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to recommend the professional engineering services of ABC Consulting, Inc. Services and Mr. Fadi Debbas, P.E. I am a Community Association Manager and two of the communities I manage recently employed Mr. Debbas for structural engineering purposes.

The first occasion was due to Chinese Drywall being suspected and confirmed to be in existence in a community clubhouse. Neither the Board of Directors nor I had any experience with Chinese Drywall and Mr. Debbas was found to be very knowledgeable and experienced with the latest discoveries regarding the defective product and the court approved procedures for its remediation. Mr. Debbas attended several meetings of the Board of Directors for this community and was able to answer all questions from the Board and Owners alike. Mr. Debbas provided a complete set of specifications for the remediation and continues to follow the community’s progress.

The second occasion that I was able to work with Mr. Debbas was with a condominium association in very poor structural condition. This community has aged and become outdated according to current building codes. Mr. Debbas was hired to write the specifications needed to begin reconstruction of the buildings’ envelope systems. Again, Mr. Debbas and his team attended several Board Meetings to answer questions directly from Board Members and Owners. He was also constantly available by phone and email to answer the unexpected questions that inevitably arise on construction projects.

I will use ABC Consulting, Inc. and Fadi Debbas’ services again if the need arises. His professional and efficient engineering skills enabled me to complete my job to the best of my ability.

Sara K. Kight
(Sara K. Kight, CMCA, AMS), Association Manager
The Select Group, Inc.

September 27, 2010

Thank you and your staff for providing both structural engineering and …

Dear Fadi:

Thank you and your staff for providing both structural engineering and construction management for this addition to the Social Hall, Kitchen and Classroom wing at Blessed Sacrament. You provided excellent guidance at the progress meetings with Father Joseph Metzger and the building committee members. Your drawings and details were well coordinated with our architectural documents and you managed the construction process with numerous contractors and city inspectors so the job ran smoothly. The addition came in 12% under budget and 5 weeks ahead of schedule. Knowing the busy schedule of church activities and the importance of this Social Hall to all the activities of the congregation, the early delivery was a pleasant surprise.

I have been involved in numerous church construction projects over my career. This was one of the smoothest processes and one of the best finished products I have seen.

I have received a letter of appreciation from Father Joe and I add my congratulations to you and your company for a job well done.

C. Michael Henry
(C. Michael Henry, Sr. AIA), President
Michael Henry
(Michael Henry Architect, PC)

September 17, 2010

I write this to express my sincere gratitude for your excellent …

Dear Fadi,

I write this to express my sincere gratitude for your excellent work and dedication on our parish’s building project.

The Construction Management philosophy has proven to be an excellent method of a cost-saving and engineering system. Moreover, I was well pleased with the attention paid to the project in general and to details in specific. We were certainly blessed to have had Alonzo Barnes as our project supervisor. He was always present and his expertise is unrivaled.

Although I have nothing but positive things to say, the truest and most objective perspective comes from our parishioners. The over 2, 200 people who attend Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church are thrilled with the beauty, quality and functionality of the building.

Fr. Joseph H. Metzger
(Fr. Joseph H. Metzger III)