What Our Clients Say
It has been my extreme good fortune to have dealt with John Lee as Contractor/Project Manager. He has not only been extremely capable and knowledgeable but has also been prompt and reliable (traits that are far too rare in the construction industry).
I had made my living as a Construction Project Manager designing (for the State of Washington) office and industrial buildings and then letting Public Works contracts for their construction and maintenance. During that time, I have dealt with many contractors and their Project Managers. The Public Works process compels one toward the lowest responsible bid, so I have had "opportunity" to work with contractors who ranged from excellent to slime balls. It may be worthy of note, that armed with that experience, and upon meeting John, I did not feel it necessary to interview other potential site work contractors for me own project (which was the purchase of and site work for my manufactured home). The depth of his knowledge and the practicality and clarity of his approach and thought patterns made him an easy choice. I confidently hired John Lee to do the site work without bidding or interviewing other contractors. My experience with contractors had allowed me to know almost intuitively that John Lee would serve me well and be well worth his fee. I just didn't know how well. As it turned out, he served me better than I could have imagined and at a cost below budget. John far exceeded the requirements of our agreement by advising me in my dealings with a (best left un-named but it is NOT Coach Corral) inept dealer and the dealer's even more inept installer.
John, acting as Project Manager/Coordinator for the site work, has guided me through the process and peculiarities of private (non-public works) manufactured home installation. He has given freely of his knowledge and advice, advising in my dealings with the dealer and the dealer's installer, holding my hand when necessary and ever so gently scolding me when it was warranted. John has, on my project, used only contractors who were prompt, reliable, skilled and take pride in their craftsmanship. It is through the unflagged efforts of John Lee, that my project has had such a satisfactory outcome.
In summary, John has contributed much more to my project than he had to, thus allowing or causing this potentially troubled project to reach a desirable conclusion. I recommend John wholeheartedly to anyone who may be considering hiring him as a Contractor or as a Project Manager representing the owner. Further, I strongly suggest that John Lee be onthe owner's team even before the owner begins dealings with the manufactured home dealer.
Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
November 28, 2004.
Gary P. Zerbst. P.E. (retired)
We have moved into our new home and wanted to send you a special note of appreciation for the work that you completed for us.
Our project was unique for Palm Harbor Discovery Homes and for your company in that we had a large manufactured home with one-of-a-kind modifications on a basement that you had designed specifically to meet our needs. The project was quite a challenge but you made the end product a dream for us.
We are pleased with the quality of work that your company performed. As one of the county inspectors said, our basement is "built like Fort Knox." That makes us feel very safe and confident that we have the right design to meet our needs for the future.
We also want to share our immense appreciation in your availability to use at all times whenever we had questions or needed to talk with you. You were very responsive throughout the whole project to talk with us via phone or meet with us when we requested. That one-to-one attention was very appreciated during this project.
We look forward to our family's future in our beautiful, new home. Thank you.
May 29, 2009.
Patrick and Carrie Zambrano
In the spring and late winter of 2008 we purchased and installed a Palm Harbor double wide manufactured home.
After making the purchase, several calls, and discussions we entered into a contract with Site Services, LLC of Mount Vernon, Washington to complete all site related items. The contract was negotiated with John Lee who would serve as the overall project manager. He was fair and knowledgeable of all the trades and understood the uniqueness of manufactured home construction and permits required by the governmental agencies. John, as the project manager, coordinated the acquisition and supervision of sub-contractors and generally oversaw the project. He performed this task well and has good communication skills.
The project we undertook was not the normal manufactured home installation. The site is located on the north eastern coast of Orcas Island in San Juan County of Washington State at the end of eight miles of private roads. The last three (3) miles of the road is gravel, barely one lane with many curves, and along the side of Mount Pickett. The site is on a solid rock ledge overlooking the ocean. You could say it was not a normal site for a manufactured home.
Many challenges were encountered and resolved. The availability of materials, and the quality of labor on Island created unique situations. In addition to normal installation requirements, we required a forty inch high reinforced concrete block foundation (instead of skirting) be constructed over a monolithic reinforced slab. John and the employees of Site Services did an excellent job of performing the project tasks, sometimes under difficult conditions. Thanks to their services we now have a beautiful home in a natural setting on a wooded hillside overlooking the ocean.
We are pleased with the results and credit John and his crews for getting us there. In addition to actual on site services, John arranged and supervised the transportation of the home from the mainland by barge and then remote tote movers to the site on Orcas. If we were planning a similar project we would start by contacting John and asking for his advice and bid.
May 19, 2009.
H. Allen Shockley
We know this is late in coming, but M.G. and I wanted to express our sincere thanks for everything you did to help make our new home a reality. Since we were like the blind leading the blind as we started out on this journey, it has been very comforting to know that you, your expertise and "overall pull" were on the job helping to make sure that things went as planned and we didn't get delayed unnecessarily, or make any big mistakes. As it happens, we are now living happily in our great house on lots of land with peace and quiet. It is exactly the kind of place we wanted to have before we started our family. A place that is safe, peaceful, and free from the city scum, and you played a large part in helping it all come together.
I personally wanted to thank you for your patience in taking the time to explain the process to me, over and over again when needed so I felt more confident in keeping up on the details. Not everyone was as supportive as you were in dealing primarily with a woman and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated that. You and Deanna, and Ray are the BEST and we will always look back on the whole thing and thank our lucky starts that your staff were all there for us.
Please take our little goodie gift as a small token of our gratitude and always know that you are very much appreciated!
M.G. and Amy Vanderpool
I would like to take this moment to thank you and your company for a super terrific job on my home. The inspector was impressed, as was I, with your work and your attention to detail. Thank You from Cornelius, Oregon. June 1st, 2008.
Ms. Ashley Hall