""My name is Maxwell Wuthrich, I am 63 years old and have owned a successful architectural firm in Rancho Santa Fe, California for the past 29 years. It is my pleasure to highly recommend Dan Giebelman and SUMAC Construction for whatever construction project they are being considered. I have known the Giebelman’s professionally for over 17 years, during which time we have collaborated on numerous residential projects, ranging from the simple remodeling through complete new home construction. I know Dan to be a man of integrity, unselfishness and someone thoroughly dedicated to his craft. His knowledge of the construction process and his interaction with clients governing municipalities, lending institutions, material suppliers and various subcontractors is second to none. Because SUMAC Construction chooses to take on only a limited number of projects at any one time, they can better cultivate a serious relationship with their client. Dan understands that a successful result is dependent upon cooperation of "the team" linking client, architect and builder in a shared purpose. Through this exercise he is ensuring transparency of process and flawless execution of the design elements. Sumac’s hallmark for years has been their strict adherence to project schedule and budgetary constraints, and have been extremely successful in both completing projects on time and within budget, thanks in no small part to Mr. Giebelman’s hands on involvement. His outstanding work ethic and proactive nature have always kept Dan one step ahead of the curve. In my opinion, Dan's character is beyond reproach and anyone fortunate enough to have him on their team, should consider themselves all the better for it. Warmest Regards, Maxwell F. Wuthrich, AIA Principal""
""MY NAME IS BILL BOCKEN. I HAVE BEEN AN ARCHITECT & DEVELOPER IN SAN DIEGO FOR 40 YEARS. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN VERY LARGE SCALE COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AS WELL AS SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL. I HAVE WORKED WITH SUMAC CONSTRUCTION ON MANY PROJECTS IN THE COURSE OF THE LAST 15 YEARS, FROM SMALL REMODELS TO LARGE SCALE NEW HOMES AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED BY THEIR PROFESSIONAL APPROACH, ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, GOOD COMMUNICATIONS, AND QUALITY OF PRODUCT. ALL GOOD PROJECTS REQUIRE A TEAM APPROACH AND SUMAC CERTAINLY MEASURES UP TO THE TASK, MAKING MY JOB AS AN ARCHITECT EASIER. BRINGING UP ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME PROBLEMS, HELPING TO DETERMINE COST SAVINGS, SETTING TIMELINES AND KEEPING TO THEM. SUMAC HAS NOT ONLY DONE VERY DETAILED BIDS ON MY PROJECTS WHEN DRAWINGS ARE COMPLETE, BUT HAVE DEVELOPED BUDGETS IN THE DESIGN PHASE THAT HELPS MYSELF AND MY CLIENTS UNDERSTAND HOW DESIGN DECISIONS ARE AFFECTING THE BOTTOM LINE. THEIR PERSONABLE STAFF PROMOTES A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF AND MY CLIENST. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. SINCERELY, BILL BOCKEN ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN BILLBOCKEN.COM""
March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015
""To Whom It May Concern, I am a project architect in a New York based architectural firm. I have been involved in many high end residential projects and have worked with dozens of contractors. Working with contractors is not always easy. And working with them long distance can be a pain. But our recently completed project in San Diego built by SUMAC Construction was pure pleasure. From their attention to industry standard procedures, to their coordination of technicians and artisans and to the final touch-ups their focus was clear- do the job right, keep everyone informed, leave no detail undone. Sincerely, Tommy Lee White, Project Architect Steven Harris Architects LLP New York, New York""
"To Whom It May Concern SUMAC Construction won the bid to build our guesthouse. Their presentation was detailed and reasonable, providing a realistic bid. They brought up many items that we needed to consider or to be aware of in determining a realistic budget and time frame. The professionalism of all their subcontractors was admirable. Everyone was pleasant, timely and neat. Their concern for a beautiful finished product was successful. SUMAC did a wonderful job overseeing every aspect while providing updates and concerns. We were always apprised of any changes, suggestions or concerns during the construction. The bid they provided was very accurate as was their timeline. The only change to the budget or time frame was due to our changes, but there were a few. Their follow up, after construction, was punctual and professional. Without hesitation, my husband and I would recommend SUMAC for any construction, large or small. We would be happy to show our wonderful guesthouse to anyone interested in seeing their quality work. We would also be pleased to answer any questions you may have concerning their fine work. Patty Queen (Mrs. John Queen)"
Lee and Michelle Vann
Lee and Michelle Vann
""The restoration of a historical property requires a certain level of expertise and craftsmanship to preserve its integrity. SUMAC did an excellent job with the remodel of our historic home originally build in 1936 through meticulous project planning, excellent on-site supervision led by Daniel Giebelman, and proactive management of their subcontractors. This led to the delivery of a finished product that exceeded our expectations, was on time and on budget. Moreover, the entire Sumac team was a true pleasure to work with and have continued to be available and accessible to us for ongoing work on our historic home, We confidently recommend them to anyone looking for a contractor who is skilled at their job, is easy to work and delivers what they promise on time and budget. Lee and Michelle Vann, San Diego""