Gafcon is one of Southern California’s leading construction consulting firms. I have the utmost respect for its work, commitment to civic responsibility and the contributions it has made to the San Diego community. As the President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and a proponent of the regional workforce for the last decade, I have been extensively involved with the companies in our region. Gafcon has a well-earned reputation for delivering quality results with the highest commitment to transparency, innovation and efficiency. It is frustrating and ridiculous that such a well-respected, family-owned business that is dedicated to the advancement of Southern California has been caught in a trivial power play between local politicians. Companies like Gafcon that have a long history of productive, well-renowned involvement are key economic pillars in our region, and it is unacceptable that they can be smeared so unjustly and without due process. Knowing Gafcon’s work, I am confident that the allegations against the company are unfounded and untrue, and I hope the City of Irvine takes the time to fully understand this project before jumping to conclusions.
President and CEO
San Diego Regional Economic Development Council
“I would like to commend Gafcon and its team of professionals for their outstanding performance in providing management support on the renovation and remodel of “Project Home”, the new location of the Downtown Women ‘s Center, which opened in December 2010. The Downtown Women ‘s Center offers permanent supportive housing along with an array of services and resources for homeless women i n Downtown Los Angeles. Gafcon served as project manager for the renovation and remodel of the project. The Gafcon team was responsible for project and construction management , estimating services as well as the property’s cond ition assessment. Keeping the project on sched u le and on budget was critical to the stakeholders as well as to the ladies of Downtown Women’s Center. As a result of their overall performance and the positive working relationship with them , I wou ld recommend Gafcon for similar assignments. Please feel free to contact me at (213) 680-0600 for additional clarification and/or information.
Lisa Watson, CEO
Downtown Women’s Center
“I would like to recognize Gafcon, Inc. for their strong commitment, professionalism, and outstanding management support provided to the Grossmont Healthcare District. For the past three years, Gafcon has provided support services to the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Proposition G bond program, administering the meetings and publicly-accessible website for the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Serving as a seamless extension of our staff, the Gafcon team has gone above and beyond the scope of services. They have been truly great to work with and have proven themselves to be a dedicated team of professionals that provide quality work and ensure that our needs are met. Additionally, Gafcon provides the support we require in communicating relevant bond program updates to the surrounding community through comprehensive and professional mid-year and annual reports. These are also accessible online, further showing that the innovated SharePoint technology integrated within Gafcon’s business practices and culture has been instrumental in supporting the success of our program.”
Barry Jantz, CEO
Grossmont Healthcare District
“I would like to commend Gafcon, Inc. for their strong program and project management performance in providing construction consulting services to the R. Roger Rowe Campus Modernization and Reconstruction Program. The $39.5 million project was funded in part by Proposition E and Proposition K, passed by voters in 2008 and 2004 respectively . Services provided by Gafcon included oversight of the planning, programming, A/E coordination, bid analysis, and construction management services on behalf of the District.”
Lindy Delaney, Superintendent
Rancho Santa Fe School District
“Gafcon team members have played a key role on the $300M Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) Prop R Program since their selection in 2004. Gafcon’s team established and is currently managing our program for the entire bond measure, including assisting with creating design and technical standards for both Grossmont and Cuyamaca campuses. The program involves over 24 major projects including numerous renovation and upgrades as well as EIR’s for both campuses and Infrastructure improvements district wide.
Under their Program Management leadership, Gafcon provides oversight of the planning, programming, A/E Selection, Design, bid analysis, and construction management services on behalf of the District. Standard services include estimating, constructability review, contractor outreach, labor compliance, FFE, relocation as well as liaison services with the Citizen’s Board Oversight Committee and reporting to the Governing Board.”
Dale Switzer, Former Senior Director, Facilities, Planning and Development
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
“Gafcon, Inc. has been providing program and project management services to the Carlsbad Unified School District since 2007 in support of our $239 million Prop P modernization and new construction program. The Gafcon team has been an integral part of our bond program providing a wide range of services during all phases of the work leading up to construction. These services have included the overall program management, oversight committee support, development of design standards, consultant contract negotiations, design management, constructability review, cost estimating, development of construction contracts, and project management.
The Gafcon team is embedded into our District office spaces, creating a transparent and accessible service environment. Through these changing times in the construction market, Gafcon has been diligent in working with our design teams to ensure the District maximizes the value of our construction budget.”
John A. Roach, Ed.D., Former Superintendent
Carlsbad Unified School District