Charles R Reifsteck

I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Johnco Construction for your upcoming project. We have worked with Johnco on two recent projects: $6.3 million of improvements to student apartments for the University of Illinois at Springfield, and $1.8 million of improvements to a “swing” building on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.

Both projects had challenging construction demands that Johnco handled nicely. At UIS, the work included renovations to over 80 apartment units in 11 buildings. The project had to be constructed in phases per semester so that only a few units would be “down” at a time. Johnco met all schedule requirements. As in any remodel, unknown conditions were uncovered but Johnco collaborated with our office to keep the project moving forward and were very fair when change orders were required.

The “swing” building at UIUC included remodel of a former fraternity building for temporary use by UI departments campus-wide. This renovation was very complicated and was full of uncovered conditions including termite damage, rot, and water infiltration. Johnco worked very hard to maintain the schedule, and through collaboration with our office, helped solve uncovered problems efficiently and cost effectively.

We find Johnco to be high collaborative and honest. We have a very positive working relationship with them and are always pleased when they are interested in bidding one of our projects. We recommend them without reservation.