TESTIMONIALS

We are proud to have an outstanding list of references that we are able to provide to Municipalities, General Contractors and Developers. Read what our clients and other associates have to say about Bennett Contracting, Inc.

 

“I wanted to let you know I am very impressed with the work you are doing on site. Your team seems to have the “no excuses get it done” attitude and that is refreshing.”

Jeff Smith
President
R.E. Crawford Construction


“Thanks for everything your team did at the Patriot Plaza project. You all were a shining star and we really appreciate all the flexibility with the crazy schedule and unique conditions that were required by working at Sarasota National Cemetery – paying special attention to the day to day activities and being sure to stop work when needed to honor those that were being laid to rest. I’m looking forward to working on another project with Bennett as our site contractor.”

Nathan Carr
Project Manager
Willis A. Smith Construction


“I couldn’t have chosen a better company to work with for my project.  Jason, Alisa, Jim, and the Bennett Team were courteous, honest, timely, and always professional.  The end product was one of quality, and I would recommend Bennett Contracting to anyone.”

Dr. B. Jennifer Berkes
Owner
Bay Area Mohs Surgery Center

 

“Bennett Contracting worked with our Construction Team to determine and locate the best materials to use for the off-site water main and phone conduit work at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center. The company was very responsive to our needs and managed the work in a professional manner. Bennett delivered the completed project to us before our deadline.”

Jim Murphy
Project Manager
Balfour Beatty Construction

 

“I got to know Jason and Alisa through the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange (GCBX) and I was interested to see how they operated their company. As a site and utility contractor for the Tempus Lifestyles and Pennsylvania Station project the Bennett team did a very good job managing their work and working with our team and with Manatee County. It’s clear that they are dedicated to making their clients happy and to solving problems quickly.”

Jeff Charlotte
President
J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.

 

“For our projects to be successful, we rely on our project team to develop a cost effective design that meets our client’s objectives. Equally important, we also rely on the site and utility construction company to execute the work properly. No design is perfect, especially when it comes to underground construction. Jensen & Group (JAG) has worked on numerous projects with the Bennett Contracting team and we have found them to be extremely professional and competent – they bring solutions to the table when there are unforeseen conflicts and issues in the field. We trust them and the work they perform. We will continue to recommend them to our clients.”

Kurt W. Jensen
President
Jensen & Group Engineering Consultants (JAG)

 

[From the Charlotte County Contractor/Vendor Performance Evaluation Form}: “The Contractor [Bennett Contracting], through excellent communication with the engineering inspector, was able to identify many construction issues before they arose. This resulted in the Contractor being able to make field adjustments in advance of the problems, saving time and money. The Contractor was able to adjust and adapt his resources to meet the demanding schedule and conditions the job presented. I would strongly recommend that Charlotte County continue to conduct business with Bennett Contracting, Inc.”

John Elias
Project Manager
Charlotte County Government

 

“I have worked with Bennett Contracting on two developments over the last two years, and cannot imagine working with anyone else.  They worked closely with me, my engineers and the county to make sure everything was done properly and on time.  They are of the highest integrity, honest, reliable, and most importantly, they keep an open line of communication.  They have a passion for their business that insures they are the only company I will use for earthwork services and underground utilities.”

Mark Davy
Private Developer
SouthBay Investment Group (Nathanial Place & Phillippi Pines)

 

“This was our first time working with Bennett Contracting and the excavation work required on this high-profile project was intense. Picture an open excavation, more than 16 feet below grade, inside a historic building that was built without much support or footers. The team at Bennett, (especially Jim and James Hunter) rose to the occasion, helping us work through some of the challenges presented under an extremely unforgiving deadline. We were impressed with Bennett’s team approach and appreciate what they did to help make the Opera’s orchestra pit a reality.”

David Otterness
Project Manager
Willis A. Smith Construction

 

“After working with you on Alinari at Rosemary Place and reading some of the testimonials on your web page, I wanted to write one of my own. Working with Bennett Contracting has been a great experience. Over the last two years I have gotten to know almost everyone who works at your firm. Not only are your employees knowledgeable and extremely competent, but they are also safe, respectful and have an unmatched desire to work with other subcontractors and the general contractor. Bennett has been an invaluable team player. Your firm has provided several solutions and has helped to not just value engineer this project, but also complete the design in many cases. Your on-site superintendents have been a tremendous aid with their relationships with the City of Sarasota (Both Engineering and Utilities Departments) and FDOT. As you know, this project has a pretty large sitework package with many different pieces. It includes a retention pond, a large storm sewer system, a sanitary sewer system, paving (asphalt, concrete, and base for pavers), curbing, a domestic water system, a fire water system, and a large amount of grading. The level of quality in each of these areas has been top notch. In ten years of working all over the state of Florida, I can easily say that Bennett Contracting is by far the best site work contractor I have ever worked with. Thank you for exceeding my expectations and a job well done.”

David Moskowitz
Project Manager
KRAFT Construction (now Manhattan Construction)

 

“Bennett Contracting did a terrific job for us as the site and utility contractor for Daughtrey Elementary School in Bradenton. Bennett was always responsive and worked as an integral part of our team. I would do business with them again without hesitation, as they are capable, knowledgeable and a nice group of people to work with.”
J. Michael Miller
Project Manager
Balfour Beatty Construction

 

“I have known Jason for many years and we were delighted to work with Bennett Contracting on this project (Glebe Park). Bennett’s team handled the majority of the work required at this job – including demolition, clearing, grading, sidewalks, storm water and utilities. We will definitely continue to use them on future projects.”

Chip Bell
Project Manager
D E Murphy Constructors

 

“I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that you and your staff did an absolutely excellent job for us at Longboat Key Towers. Our maintenance staff was expecting a difficult, challenging and messy job, however your crew worked efficiently and expertly installing our new system in record time. Our water shut-off was installed with minimum disruption and the construction area was cleaned, repaired and landscaped back to its original state. We also appreciate your coordination with the Town of Longboat Key and making the permitting a hassle-free, one stop process for us. Thank you again for a great job and a positive contracting experience. We will recommend Bennett Contracting to other condominium association in need of your service.”

Carman Lowther
Manager, LCAM
Longboat Key Towers Association

 

“We found Bennett Contracting through this web site and as a land reclamation and heavy construction contractor we know more than just a little about earthmoving and underground utilities. The team at Bennett did an outstanding job working with us and Manatee County officials at Robinson Preserve. We hope to have Bennett assist us with pipe work in the future.”

Darryl Deets
Project Manager
Bul-Hed, Inc.

 

“We truly appreciated your teamwork on the Summer Cove project on Siesta Key. Building two high-rise buildings on the waterfront is never easy, especially with less than four acres in total. The site utilities were complex and the demands of a fully-staffed construction site made the site grading and earthwork a challenging endeavor. We were impressed with Bennett’s ability to perform under these conditions.”

John Snavely
Project Engineer
Snavely Building Company

 

“Bennett Contracting planned, performed and successfully executed our entryway utilities and road work under pressure of an impossible deadline…their attention to detail and quick response times were very much appreciated. We will continue with their assistance in any future earthwork and utility services.”

Marty Ruane
Owners Representative, SLAB, LLC (ownership of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota)
Martin T. Ruane & Associates

 

“The team at Bennett Contracting did an excellent job for us. They worked quickly, kept the work area clean and assisted with permitting and communications with the Town of Longboat Key. I would highly recommend them to other condominium and resort managers who are in need of work on underground water, fire or sewer lines.”

George Staples
Property Manager
Tifany Plaza Condominium

 

 

The company is especially proud to have been named the Safety Award Winner and one of just 12 National Finalists (among 75,000+ companies) for Equipment World Magazine’s 2012 Contractor of the Year Award. Jason and Alisa Bennett traveled to Las Vegas for the awards ceremony where judges recognized the value and dedication to safety through the ‘BSAFE’ program.