Evaluations of the Construction firms participating in the Aquarius 40 Year Re-Cert Bid

LOGO BLUEEvaluations of the Construction firms participating in the Aquarius 40 Year Re-Cert Bid

In November 2016 Aquarius Condominium Association with the specifications prepared by Hillman Engineering, asked for proposals to conduct the required concrete and electrical repair to satisfy the legal requirements of the 40 Year Re Certification program. This exercise is required by the Broward County to assure the safety and integrity of 40 years old buildings.

The following firms presented proposal that are under consideration with the purpose to find the best fit for the needs of Aquarius.

These evaluations are just indicators of past performance of the Construction firms (General Contractors, commonly called GC’s). Two organizations were consulted: BuildZoom and Better Business Bureau. Here the results:

Carousel Development and Restoration: (West Palm Beach)

Build Zoom:

Their BuildZoom score of 122 ranks in the top 1% of 191,428 Florida licensed contractors.

Carousel Development and Restoration Inc has a BuildZoom score of 122, which places them above 99% of 191,428 contractors in Florida.

Projects with public value disclosure average:  $243K   — 287 projects in the last 11 years

BBB not accredited, rate: A  +

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Coast to Coast G.Contractors , Hollywood Fl

Coast to Coast General Contractors, Inc has a BuildZoom score of 123, which places them above 99% of 191,428 contractors in Florida.

Permits average $ 880K     219 projects in 11 years.

BBB since 1999, A + rate from BBB

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National Concrete Preservation  – Miami, FL

Their BuildZoom score of 124 ranks in the top 1% of 191,428 Florida licensed contractors.

Permits average: $ 292 K         230 projects in 11 years

BBB: not accredited      NR rate (no rate)
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Bengoa Construction,  Hollywood, FL

Their BuildZoom score of 121 ranks in the top 1% of 191,428 Florida licensed contractors.

Permits average:  $  137 K    86 projects in 9 years

No BBB eval. – firm not in BBB database

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Strcutural  Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Fl (Pompano Beach, FL   alias: Structural Preservation Systems

A + rating of BBB – Structural is not BBB accredited

BuildZoom does not have a file on this firm. Strucutural has branches in many East Coast locations. The office for our area (Ft Lauderdale & Miami territory) is in Pompano Beach. They have conducted very large projects from Stadiums to Nuclear Plants.

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Notes

Since there are many firms with similar names it is important to specify full name of the firm and its location. Structural with many offices does not have evaluations, for example.

Given the size of these firms they do not have evaluations in places like Yelp, Angie’s List and Home Advisor. These evaporators are dedicated to home improvement.

Of course these reviews are not enough to determine a final decision. Serious analysis of the proposals and solid negotiations are necessary to achieve the best fit to the Condo needs.

 

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About Cecilio Augusto Berndsen

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