Testimonials

  • "The UP Academy Holland School's Exterior Wall Replacement project was delivered ahead of schedule and within the budget parameters for the project. Your work on this technically challenging and complex renovation project was outstanding. Your helpfulness and cooperation should serve as a model for all contractors in the industry. After numerous experiences working with you, the City continues to be satisfied in every way with the work and services of your firm."

    David Billings, Senior Project Manager
    The City Of Boston
    Holland School Exterior Wall Replacement Project

  • "The Leominster High School was a $35 million, complicated, multi-phased, fully occupied project. W.T. Rich orchestrated the work over 7 major phases in a fashion where every deadline was met for occupancy, and they worked harmoniously with the School, the City, and other team members.  We look forward to working with W.T. Rich on future projects.” 

    Rob Para, Jr., AIA, Principal
    Lamoureux Pagano Associates
    Leominster H.S. - Addition & Renovation

  • “Just wanted to send a note of thanks to W.T. Rich on your recent renovation of the Probate Court Complex here in Salem, MA.  During your time in our city, our office appreciated your quick response to any issues that we came across, spending time with updates and keeping our office informed of any changes or just information of work being performed.  We also appreciate your attention to safety for the workers on the job site.  The final product is a direct reflection of the time and care taken by you, John and the rest of the workers that were on that project.”

    Lt. Peter Schaeublin, Fire Marshal
    Salem Fire Department
    Salem Probate and Family Court

     

  • "The Burke H.S. project ranks as the largest and most complex project that I have worked on and managed. The project required significant attention to detail and patience. Given the scale and difficulties when working with an existing building, addition and adjacent new construction, W.T. Rich provided the necessary experience, foresight, and care throughout the construction process, which was absolutely necessary for the successful completion of the project. We are extremely pleased with the results at the Burke High School and eagerly look forward to the next opportunity to collaborate with W.T. Rich."

    Nelson Liu, Senior Associate
    Schwartz/Silver Architects
    Jeremiah Burke High School
    Renovation and Addition

  • "W.T. Rich’s attention to detail and suggestions were not only straightforward and honest but in many instances led to a better product with less money spent. Let me assure you that my next building project will definitely include W.T. Rich Company. W.T. Rich has and continues to be a true leader in construction. For my associates and myself, we are pleased to give W.T. Rich our highest recommendation."

    Jorge Figueiredo, Associate Principal
    Mount Vernon Group Architects
    Elizabeth Pole Elementary School - New Construction

  • “I have now had the opportunity to complete two projects with the W.T. Rich team. Their response and effort to help the City of Cambridge open the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. project after a devastating roof fire in May of 2015 took extraordinary effort and full commitment of the firm’s management and site staff to allow the City to fully occupy the building in December of 2015. The City of Cambridge looks forward to the completion of our third project together, the King Open / Cambridge Street Upper School and Community project in the summer of 2019.”

    Michael Black, Program Manager
    The City of Cambridge
    Martin Luther King Jr. School - New Construction 

  • “From the onset of their involvement at Norton High School, W. T. Rich was a proactive, collaborative and dependable member of the Project Team.  Excellent communicators, their correspondence, and submittals were always clear and concise, which allowed for faster review and response.  When issues did arise, they immediately brought solutions to the table as part of the discussion.  Sensitive to the design intentions and the needs of the end users, no compromises in project quality were made.  Undertaking a multi-phased construction project in a fully occupied, 700-student high school can only be described as a logistical nightmare, and W T. Rich planned and executed the work superbly.”   

    Jeffrey K. Elliott, AIA
    JCJ Architecture
    Norton High School Addition and Renovation Project

  • “Throughout the preconstruction and construction phases of the CM at Risk process, W. T. Rich has provided outstanding leadership through a team-driven process that builds understanding and trust.  Their proactive, thoughtful and highly committed approach to project delivery has allowed us to achieve the goals of the project in an effective and efficient manner.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with them.”  

    Ryan Senkier, Project Architect, AIA
    Perry Dean Rogers
    Mass Maritime Academy Library Modernization

  • “It has been a great pleasure working with W.T. Rich Company. They have been a true partner throughout the design and construction process, and have remained constantly focused on the quality of the product. Their staff at all levels exhibits a very high degree of professionalism. We would recommend them to anyone!”   

    Recca Berry, AIA, Project Architect
    Finegold Alexander Architects
    Revitalization of 5 Western Avenue Project

  • “I have heard from many others over the years of how good W.T Rich is to work with on a project. Now that I have spent the past year working together with them on the 5 Western Ave Project for the City of Cambridge, I have experienced that greatness; which is a combination of their experience, cooperation with the Owner and their effective management of the project and subcontractors. I look forward to working on our next project together.”  

    Michael Black, Project Manager
    City of Cambridge
    Revitalization of 5 Western Avenue

  • “From the earliest days of their involvement with the Norton High School project, WT Rich engrossed themselves in this challenging and complex project.  The fact that they could construct a new addition, completely renovate the existing school and install new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sprinkler systems to a facility that was 100% occupied and without the students or the programs being interrupted by even one day was truly amazing.  Their organized approach to planning, communication, and safety, and their ability to execute their plan flawlessly made the process easy for all involved.”   

    Deborah Marai, Project Manager
    Pinck & Co.
    Norton High School Addition & Renovation Project 

  • “WT Rich Company performed an exemplary job completing this extremely complicated $26.5 million, phased renovation and addition.  The project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget due to their efforts. The personnel from WT Rich have a straightforward, easy to work with approach that garners trust from their subcontractors.  Their commitment and attention to detail were exceptional.  Despite encountering numerous challenges due to hidden conditions, WT Rich consistently overcame these challenges by working collaboratively with the project team to develop and implement effective solutions to any issues that arose.  WT Rich has earned our highest recommendation and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”   

    Paul Kalous, Project Director
    Hill International, OPM
    SRVTHS Addition & Renovation Project

  • The Cambridge War Memorial project was the third opportunity I have had to work with W.T. Rich Company and they once again demonstrated their excellence and commitment.  W.T. Rich is fair and reasonable; they help you get the mission accomplished, and they consistently demonstrate a team effort.  They were professional, responsible and cooperative throughout the project. Job after job, their performance and the project results are consistently the same – outstanding.  As a result, once again, a W.T. Rich-managed project was a huge success.”

    Alan Burne, Owner’s Project Manager
    City of Cambridge
    Cambridge War Memorial Project

  • “It is the Academy’s great pleasure to write a testimonial for the outstanding work W. T. Rich Company performed in constructing our new American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons.  Massachusetts Maritime Academy is committed to excellence and W. T. Rich Company has proven to mirror our own values by delivering this $23 million state-of-the-art project on time and under budget.  The Academy is very proud to have had this professional relationship with W. T. Rich Company and we look forward to continuing our partnership with W.T. Rich in shaping the future of our campus.” 

    Francis X. McDonald, Vice President of Operations
    Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Library Modernization Project

  • “The team that has been assigned to our project has been extremely professional throughout the project.  Our expectations were set very high, in which W. T. Rich has met and very often exceeded.  Their field and office managers have been excellent communicators, and they offer a first-class staff that constructs a beautiful product.  We would recommend W. T. Rich and their staff as conscientious, attentive and professional.”  

    Luis Lopes, Superintendent
    Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
    SRVTHS Addition & Renovation Project

  • “W.T. Rich was hired as DCAMM’s Construction Manager for an emergency HVAC improvements project at the Massachusetts State Laboratory. This project was on an extremely tight schedule and faced an array of technical, logistical and existing condition challenges.  W.T. Rich performed extremely well throughout the project, exceeding my highest expectations. The entire W.T. Rich team consistently demonstrated the depth of their construction knowledge and was very proactive in ensuring that all critical path items stayed on track.  W.T. Rich is a very professional group that puts their clients’ needs first.”  

    Paul Ford, Project Manager
    Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
    Mass State Laboratory Emergency HVAC Project 

  • “Arrowstreet has had an excellent experience working with W. T. Rich for the Brooke Mattapan Charter School project.  The W. T. Rich staff embraced and enhanced the project’s team atmosphere, resulting in smooth communication and an alignment of interests.  Information was presented in a clear and timely fashion, and an effective balance of verbal and written communication was maintained so that the project moved forward in the clearest and most efficient manner possible.  Given the many operational strengths we experienced while working with the W. T. Rich team, we would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with them again on future projects.”

    Matthew Rice, AIA
    Arrowstreet
    Edward Brooke Charter School Project

  • “W. T. Rich Company’s team provided invaluable assistance, leadership and expertise in attaining project goals with regard to quality, price, and schedule.  I have been performing design, construction, and management of Ch. 149/149A projects for over 30 years, and have never had as positive an experience as that with W. T. Rich.  The only reason I can think to not recommend them is that they may then be too busy with your project and I wouldn’t be able to get them on my project!”   

    Matthew Donnelly, R.A., Project Manager
    Pinck & Co.
    Edward Brooke Charter School Project 

  • “This was my first Chapter 149A CM at Risk job, and WT Rich exceeded all expectations. The partnership started on day one with the estimating, scheduling and buildability review. Once we were into construction and working out the field details, a sense of trust grew quickly due to a committed on-site team. They always had well thought out options in hand when notifying me about field conditions. In addition, priority requests for a quick turn around were made in moderation due to good planning by them. I valued the sincere, consistent exchange of information they offered all along the way. When I look at the overall picture, the words that come to mind are partnership, trust, and commitment.”   

    Steve Michener, Project Manager
    Studio G Architects
    EXCEL Academy Charter School Project

  • “W.T. Rich provided excellent planning and construction services for a complex, phased renovation of Leominster High School.  Their staff was highly qualified and they had a strong emphasis on good communication with the Architect, OPM and Owner.  It was a pleasure to work with them.”

    Richard Marks
    Daedalus Projects, Inc., OPM
    Leominster High School Addition and Renovation 

  • “The West Parish Elementary School is an example of how a project team should work.  From day one, everyone involved focused on what it would take to make this school something special for the City of Gloucester.  Faced with an extremely tight site and challenging schedule, W.T. Rich worked with the design team to structure early release packages that allowed us to efficiently sequence the construction avoiding months of winter conditions costs that would have otherwise been incurred by the project and allowed the school to open on time.  W.T. Rich's attention to detail, ability to effectively communicate and work through issues as they came up were the reasons why this project was so successful.  I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to work with them.”

    Brad Dore, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Partner
    Dore & Whittier Architects
    West Parish Elementary School Project

  • “I would like to express my gratitude to the W.T. Rich Company for the outstanding job they did when completing the new Allied Health and Technology Building at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence.  This project faced many logistical and phasing challenges, and their commitment to the project was second to none. The team went above and beyond in order to keep the interests of the Owner and NECC at the forefront, and the end result was an outstanding facility.”   

    Robert Gray, Project Manager
    Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
    NECC – Allied Health and Technology Building Project

  • “I had the pleasure of working with the W.T. Rich team on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. project as the project architect/designer from schematic design through construction, and I must say it was one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever worked on with outstanding results.  The entire team, from project executives to the site superintendent and crew, were very collaborative and professional.  The project was complex with its tight site and high-performance exterior envelope and systems, but they were able to meet the challenges at every turn.  What was most rewarding was their willingness to work with us and the City of Cambridge as teammates: never placing blame when problems arose, but instead working to find solutions together.”

    Jana Silsby, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
    Perkins Eastman
    New Martin Luther King, Jr. School Project

  • "The renovation and restoration of the Essex County Probate and Family Court in Salem has been an exemplary project for the Trial Court’s ongoing mission to bring its portfolio of facilities up to the highest standards of accessibility, dignity and efficiency. The contribution of the staff of W.T. Rich Company to this tremendous success cannot be overstated. The efforts and effectiveness of field staff, supervision and management were fundamental to the extraordinary results achieved by the entire project team. In my professional experience, I have rarely had the pleasure of working on a project with such strong players at every position. This project was a top 1% experience of my 30-year career. "

    Louise Outler, Project Administrator
    Court Capital Projects
    Office of Court Management
    Salem Probate & Family Court Restoration and Addition

  • “The new Martin Luther King, Jr. School was a very challenging project in many respects.  As the Structural Engineer for the building, we worked closely with the Architect, the City of Cambridge and the W.T. Rich team to prepare an early structural bid package.  Throughout the project, the W.T Rich team demonstrated the highest level of dedication, cooperation, competence and professionalism in conducting their work.  It was a most enjoyable experience for everyone on our team.  The project was truly a collaborative effort, and it was a pleasure working with the W.T. Rich team in making it a great success.”

    Jonathan D. Buhl, P.E., Principal
    Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, Inc.
    New Martin Luther King Jr. School Project 

  • “The MLK School project was a great success for the City and its residents. This great success would not have been possible without the collaboration and teamwork from WT Rich, Perkins Eastman, the City of Cambridge, and the rest of the consultant and subcontractor team. Despite the numerous challenges that plagued a project of this magnitude, the entire team continually worked together, remained positive, and produced an exceptional public facility.”

    Brendon Roy, Project Manager
    City of Cambridge
    New Martin Luther King Jr. School Project 

  • “W.T. Rich Co. Inc. provides excellent service and has demonstrated that their foremost interest is with their client’s wishes and needs. They are responsible and creative in their approach to problematic situations, and they are careful of budget considerations to ensure that the construction process progresses successfully. At all times the construction personnel from W.T. Rich Co. Inc. were knowledgeable, courteous, and extremely professional in their actions. We have had the pleasure of working together with W.T. Rich Co. Inc. on the West Parish School Project in Gloucester, Massachusetts and would highly recommend them without reservation to any organization considering them for a project.”  

    Kevin J. Buckley, AIA, President
    KBA Architects
    West Parish School Project

  • “The work performed by W.T. Rich Company as the Construction Manager deserves special recognition due to their “can do” attitude, unflagging professionalism and team mindset in their approach to construction.  A lot is asked of the CMs that DCAMM hires – including (but not limited to) managing and sequencing numerous trades and sub-trades (many of which the CM has little or no say in the selection of due to the nature of the public procurement laws and MBE / WBE compliance considerations).  WTR has steadfastly approached these things with a positive attitude, focusing on how to meet the requirements in the way yielding the highest net project benefit, rather than looking at them as burdensome constraints to be “worked around” as some others might.  The efforts of the entire project team have made this project immeasurably better than most of the ones our agency executes in terms of design quality and simplicity/smoothness of execution.”

    Jeffrey A. Novak, R.A., NCARB, LEED GA, Construction Project Manager
    Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
    Salem Probate and Family Court Project

  • “The Salem Probate and Family Court was a project five years in the making for Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects (PDR).  This complicated, historic renovation & addition project had its share of challenges, which were successfully overcome in each instance thanks to the expertise and collaboration of all parties involved.  As the project’s Construction Manager, W.T. Rich brought their professionalism, enthusiasm and team-approach to the project from Day One.  It became apparent that this positive attitude is deeply embedded in the WT Rich Company’s culture, from project management staff to field personnel.  No matter what an encountered issue may have been, WTR led open and respectful communication between DCAMM, the building User Group (Office of Court Management and Court Facilities), and the Design Team in order to identify and incorporate the best solutions. Throughout three years of construction, PDR experienced a genuine, respectful and very enjoyable working relationship with each member of WTR’s Project Team.”

    Tom McCarty, Associate Principal
    Anne Brockelman, AIA, Senior Associate
    Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects
    Salem Probate and Family Court Project

  • “I am sincere in calling the hard-working team at W.T. Rich my friends because that is what they have become over the course of this project.  We've overcome numerous obstacles along the way, and W.T. Rich has produced an amazing facility. Their attention to detail and the response to any issues that arose was first class. I was always treated with the utmost respect and my opinions as the end user were always heard and addressed. To this day, the warranty issues and punch list items were still a top priority for the W.T. Rich team and it is greatly appreciated. Now as the torch, so to speak, has been passed on to us at Facilities Management, we will proudly up-keep and maintain our new facility, our new home.”

    Norman J. Eldredge, Facilities Supervisor 1
    Facilities Management & Capital Planning
    Essex County (Salem) Probate and Family Court

  • “I have had a working relationship with W. T. Rich Company for more than 20 years. They tackle each and every project with an incredible sense of passion, commitment, and teamwork.  I have found them to be above reproach in their professionalism, workmanship, and the standards for which they set for themselves and their sub-trades. Even in the face of difficult challenges that sometimes arise in the course of a construction project, they are steadfast in their commitment to cooperation, pragmatism, and fairness.  Not once have they fallen short of their commitment to total satisfaction.”

    Andy Hudak, Director of Construction (Retired)
    City of Boston
    BPL McKim Building Project

  • “I have been the construction inspector for this department for almost 20 years and I have not enjoyed myself in performing my duties more than during the construction of the new Public Safety Facility.  This I attribute to W.T. Rich Company.  There have been many construction projects in this community, some larger and some smaller, but nothing has gone so smoothly as our new Public Safety Facility.  Even with all of the different parties pulling you in every direction, you somehow managed to meet everyone’s needs and still finish the project ahead of schedule.  Thank you for a job well done.” 

    Daniel Parsons, Deputy Fire Chief
    Hamilton Fire Department
    Hamilton Public Safety Complex Project

  • “Without W.T. Rich Company and their control of the project, we would not have made any of the critical date requirements for occupancy. Their working relationship was truly a partnership. They showed class and were very professional in their coordination with the owners, client, users, and designers.  W.T. Rich went over and above their contract requirements to ensure an expeditious completion of the project.”

    William Rafuse, Project Manager
    Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
    Suffolk County Courthouse Renovation

  • "W. T. Rich and your staff are to be commended for your professionalism, your commitment to excellence and ultimately for the quality of the end product you deliver.  On the Engine 8 Fire Station project for the City Cambridge, the project was well planned, on time, on budget and of exceptional quality.  There is no doubt in my mind that the involvement of your team was critical to the successful completion of this challenging project and that your work well exceeded the City's expectations."

    Allen Lieb, Project Architect
    Allen Lieb Architects
    Engine #8 Fire Station Renovations

  • "In a short amount of time, you literally gutted and rebuilt the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Building. The dedication and commitment W. T. Rich demonstrated to ensure the project schedule was met without sacrificing quality or workmanship did not go unnoticed. When an unexpected pre-existing design condition was encountered, your team was up to the task of providing prompt remediation. There is no question that W. T. Rich delivers high-value service and we were proud to have had this association.”

    Monica Burke, Construction Administrator
    BYMCU
    Renovation Project

  • “Beyond W.T. Rich’s demonstrated reputation for delivering high-quality construction and construction management, W. T. Rich’s commitment to addressing the interests of all public project stakeholders, including sensitive construction site neighbors, was outstanding.

    The consistently high level of professionalism that W. T. Rich exhibited on a daily basis, supported a high level of trust and confidence within the owner group, design team and wider public constituencies that served the Zervas Elementary School construction project well."

    Jason Springer, Project Construction Architect
    PERKINS EASTMAN
    Zervas Elementary School