It is my privilege to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. Nils Bjelde. This will confirm that we have the highest regard for Mr. Bjelde and that we are pleased to provide him with our highest and best possible recommendation. Mr. Bjelde has worked with Structural Engineers Company for nearly nine years. During our working relationship, we have successfully completed over 85 projects, including residential remodels, commercial tenant improvements, multi-family designs and lavish high-end custom homes. Mr. Bjelde is an exemplary designer and we have found his work to be excellent. He possesses an extraordinary vision in developing new concepts and incorporating his client's needs into his designs. I personally have enjoyed working with Mr. Bjelde in the design and construction of my own custom home as well as the tenant improvement of my corporate office space. We would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Bjelde's services for any type of residential or commercial project and look forward to the continuance of prosperous relationship.
William M. Gilbert, PE – Structural Engineers LLC
I have worked with Nils for over two years. In my capacity at the City of Scottsdale, I have reviewed plans prepared and submitted by Nils for compliance with both Building and Zoning Codes and Ordinances. I have always found these plans to be complete and wen prepared. Mr. Bjelde has always been prompt and professional, as wen as very personable and willing to find solutions to problems. He has been a pleasure to work with.
Michael Rosenthal, Building Priority Plans Consultant, City of Scottsdale
As a real estate manager and developer, I have the opportunity to work with many tradespersons. Of them all (over the last fifteen years}, Nils Bjelde has been my first choice to assist with various residential design I build projects in metropolitan Phoenix. Nils is a skilled professional. His designs are superb architecturally and cost effective to build. He demands quality craftsmanship from himself and all others with whom he works. He instills confidence both on and off the job. He inspires everyone to do their best. His "can do" attitude energizes everyone. It brings people together to accomplish the tasks at hand "on time" and "at or under budget". It is with great pleasure that I recommend Nils Bjelde as a designer, tradesman and contractor, businessman and friend.
Gene DeSpain, Mainland Management
I have worked with Nils Bjelde on two separate multi-family residential projects in the Phoenix area. One was a remodel of an historic hotel into loft condominiums, and the other is a near scrape-off rebuild of a twelve-unit condominium complex In working with him I have come to feel he is knowledgeable of construction practices and methods. I also believe him to be honest in his work and dealings with clients and subcontractors.
Carl Bruckman, AZ Architects License #32619
In my position as a Senior Building Plans Examiner for the City of Mesa, over the past nine years, I have had the pleasure of working with Lyle Nils Bjelde. I have seen Nils' work and have a great respect for him, both professionally and personally. His work is thorough, professional and technically accurate. His knowledge of codes and zoning requirements, and planning issues are apparent in the presentation of work. I met Nils while working as a Plans Examiner for the City of Chandler. Since that time I have gotten to know Nils on a personal level. His sensitivity to people’s needs is very apparent. He is a real "people person," enjoyable to work with, and I am proud to say he is my friend. I would recommend Nils as an architectural designer to anybody that has needs from basic to challenging jobs.
It has been my pleasure to work with Nils Bjelde on a project starting with design conception following through with obtaining necessary permits to construct a home. L met with Nils on several occasions to share ideas and establish perimeters allowing him to produce an exciting design for me. He has the unique ability to listen and run with an idea presented to him. He is not afraid to share his own ideas and meld them with clients' ideas. I counted on Nils to follow through with the permitting process and to be available for explanations and clarifications during the construction process. Nils is professional when necessary but also fun to work with. During our association, I consider his ethics impeccable. In my estimation this project is a huge success and I look forward to working with Nils again in the future.
LeAnn Burks, President, Hightail-It Enterprises, Inc.
It is a pleasure for me to offer a recommendation for Mr. Nils Bjelde as he pursues his general Contracting license. I have known and worked intermittently with Nils over the past 10 years. I first became acquainted with him when he functioned as the project manager and general contractor for a complete remodel and expansion of my kitchen in Paradise Valley. This project included the coordination of all trades, including electrical, plumbing, framing, roofing, mechanical and the installation of finishes including ceramic tile flooring, granite counter tops, appropriate painting and finish of millwork. Nils did an excellent job in coordinating the trades, solving problems, and being highly aware of the structural integrity of the job. When I needed to build a 24,000 square foot school approximately nine years later, I utilized Nils again as a project manager. On this commercial job he was responsible for the bidding, accounting compliance with the bids and the coordination of all of the subcontractors and their employees. Because this was a major remodel, there were a number of issues that were unanticipated according to the architectural plans. Nils needed to solve those issues on site and provide effective leadership for the subcontractors. In addition, he was responsible for identifying and recommending potential change orders as well as maintaining cost control on the project. During this 14 month project I worked with Nils on nearly a daily basis and I found him to be honest, knowledgeable and dedicated to his profession. Nils is an excellent designer and has the ability to identify various construction options to obtain aesthetic and functional results. I feel comfortable in giving him an unqualified recommendation to be a general contractor in the state of Arizona. If you should need any additional information regarding this fine applicant, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Francie Austin, The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students
We have known Nils since 1999. We had the opportunity to see his work as a designer and builder prior to working directly with him on our project. Nils excels with his creativity and ability to create designs that "can be built." He uses his• talent to create pleasing to the eye results, while working within budgets, but more importantly, owners wants and needs. Nils builds personal and professional relationships well and coupled with his knowledge of local codes, enables him to accomplish many things in less time than would be typical. We undertook a complete renovation and expansion of our home while upgrading in the process. This took 2 years from start of design to obtaining our COO. Relying on Nils with both many phone calls and visits, with questions ranging from materials to how should this be finished. We highly recommend Nils, as someone with the integrity to be trusted both on the professional and personal level.
Bill and Jane Reiff
We have been working with Nils Bjelde for more than 10 years. In that time we have always been pleased with his work with his building background, he understands what it takes to not oily design a beautiful home but to construct that home. Couple this with the fact that he has incredible design expertise and you can see why we have never used another designer for our custom home division. As our Chief designer, Nits works with our clients to design the home they can both functionally live in and they are proud to live in. His reputation for performing quality work on time and within budget makes it impossible for our clients not to thoroughly enjoy their experience with him. What I hear most from our clients is how much they enjoyed spending time with Nils and talking to him about their dream home. Nils is able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and is further able to design a variety of homes. He takes the time to listen to what they want and need. This allows him to create the perfect, unique home for each client.
Chantel Powers, Powers Investments
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