We think we're pretty good at what we do, but don't take our word for it. Take theirs:
City Creek Center
"I know I speak for us all at Taubman offering you and everyone at Jacobsen our congratulations and sincere thanks for all of your hard work, dedication, personal sacrifice and professionalism. All you had to do was walk around the center today and look at the expressions on the thousands of faces of people there to realize what a special project this truly is. Hat’s off to you all for a job well done!"
Bryan G. El-Zoghby, Director of Engineering & Construction,
Taubman Centers, Inc.
"It’s been an amazing project. We’re grateful for the great partnerships that have been a part of it. The quality of work there is amazing! It’s the best I’ve seen in all my years in the business. We’re really excited about the way the project has come together. We’re really appreciative of the dedication, the hard work and the great work that’s been done on the project. A special thanks to Jacobsen Construction and their team; they've done a great job for us. They’ve been great partners."
Grant Thomas, Director of Construction Services
City Creek Reserve, Inc.
USU College of Agriculture
"I want to highlight the quality of the workmanship, from design to the final construction details, that have gone into our building. The Jacobsen Construction team has understood our vision from the start, and helped create this world-class structure. The final product now serves as a signature building for the university that is worthy of its location on The Quad. Thank you to John Fortuna and the Jacobsen team for making this possible."
Noelle Cockett, Dean
USU College of Agriculture
University of utah l.s. skaggs
pharmacy research building
“We have worked with the Jacobsen team (John Fortuna and John Wright) through the design and construction phase, and have found that they bring a strong and broad background of expertise to the project so that all systems and technical aspects are considered beforehand and not as expensive as change orders. The experienced management team works well with the architect, the academic community and the major donors. They bring value added to the project. They are very particular about workmanship quality and the ultimate value of the facility to the end user. They are experienced with LEED criteria, and our building is on target to reach LEED Gold certification.
“In summary, we view Jacobsen Construction as a top-tier company who has the experience, expertise and unique management ability to successfully complete a complex multi-use academic facility. We give them our highest recommendation.”
Chris M. Ireland, P.h.D, Dean
U of U College of Pharmacy
John W. Mauger, P.h.D, Associate Vice President
University of Utah Health Services
Multi-agency State Government
“I would like to compliment Jacobsen Construction on its excellent work building the Multi-agency State Government Office Building. As the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Human Services, I participated in everything from the early planning meetings to the first move-in groups; throughout all of the process I have seen absolute excellence displayed by Jacobsen.
“Your company was the best at listening and accommodating my goals for the building in terms of design elements. Your people heard me and made changes.
“During the construction phase I was impressed with the professionalism displayed by the personnel on the site. They always answered my questions, worked with me and my management team on concerns, and acted promptly to follow up. It was a construction management success. In summary, your company has done an outstanding job and I wanted you to know your team was terrific to work with.”
Lisa-Michelle Church, Executive Director
Utah Department of Human Services
"The Jacobsen team did a terrific job on the Multi-agency State Government Office Buildng. Because of your collaboration during design with the architect and the quality of construction, the State is spending half the utility dollars on this building we had planned. When it was time to select DFCM's Design/Build Project of the Year (2010), it was an easy choice."
Greg Buxton, Director
State of Utah Division of Facilities Construction Management
Architectural Nexus Design Center
"I would like to thank Jacobsen for your assistance in making our Design Center a huge success. Your team was a joy to work with; our move into the building before it was complete presented many challenges for the team, but they accepted them all with the grace that I knew they would. We’re grateful for all of the support Jacobsen provided to develop this remarkable facility in the higest spirit of teamwork and with the goal to create a truly sustainable building; the first LEED Platinum building in Salt Lake City."
Don Finlayson, President
University of Utah
Warnock Engineering Building
“I want to take a minute and commend the Jacobsen crew. John Fortuna, John Wright and so many others accomplished a feat of heroic proportions. Your team put themselves personally on the line to make sure the building was presentable for nearly 600 donors and VIP guests.
“The most frequent comment was: ‘We had no idea the building was so beautiful!’ John Warnock and Ed Catmull both said the building exceeded all of their expectations. Given that Ed had recently built a new studio with his partner Steve Jobs, with a virtually unlimited budget, this was high praise indeed.
“We have recognized from the beginning that the team’s only concern was delivering the highest quality project on time and on budget. We know Jacobsen is our advocate and our partner.”
Richard Brown, Dean
University of Utah College of Engineering
LDS Church History Library
& Data Center
"Jacobsen served as the CM/GC for this extremely complex structure, and were brought on the team during the design phase. Their expertise in preconstruction services was extremely helpful when it came to planning city utilities, permitting and construction coordination at the congested downtown site.
"Jacobsen maintained a very professional staff during the project; also, their workmanship was of the highest quality. Overall the Jacobsen team had a very positive attitude, and it was rewarding to work with them throughout the project."
Terry Autry, Senior Vice President, RMH Engineers
USSA Center of Excellence
"In 2007, Jacobsen and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association broke ground on the Center of Excellence. Since that time, Jacobsen has become an integral part of the USSA family in every way.
"This endeavor is the USSA's greatest achievement in a century, and it's everything we dreamed it would be—and more! It is a project of which the Jacobsen team can be immensely proud."
Bill Marolt, President, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association
Utah State Capitol
Base Isolation & Restoration
"The Utah State Capitol restoration and seismic upgrade is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, preservation/restoration projects undertaken in America. It salutes the highest traditions in historic preservation, which is to sustain the past while making it livable for the future."
Wilson G. Martin, State Historic Preservation Officer
"I had the pleasure of working with Jacobsen Hunt Joint Venture (JHJV), and they exceeded all of our expectations. They handled the technically difficult and physically challenging base isolator installation with precision care and excellent workmanship. Their organization of the project allowed subcontractors to work with the highest level of quality. Simply put, we could not have asked for a better contracting team on this landmark project than Jacobsen Hunt."
David H. Hart, AIA, Architect of the Capitol
Zions Bank Building
"We would like to express our gratitude to Jacobsen for their part in the complex renovation of the Zions Bank Building's exterior; their expertise was vital to the project's success.
"The Jacobsen team's innovation, attention to detail and openness greatly eased the construction process. Their expertise in stone procurement saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars while creating a superior product; the team was also sensitive to our unique situation and attentive to our needs. We truly appreciate Jacobsen's efforts and are pleased with the services rendered in this notable endeavor."
Kent Gibson, Vice President, Zions Securities Corp.
Southern Utah University Cedar Hall
"SUU was incredibly fortunate to secure Jacobsen for its Cedar Hall residential facility; it was a well-run, well-managed, well-executed project, and the end result exceeded the expectations of many.
"The team were great stewards of the Jacobsen name and reputation; they truly built the 'peace of mind' that your company espouses, and they did it with a clear commitment to the client they're serving.
"We began this project with Jacobsen as professional colleagues, but we ended it as friends. I believe that is the sign of a great project and a great builder."
Donna M. Eddleman, SUU V.P. for Student Services
Health & Performance Center
"I want to give a strong positive reference to Jacobsen Construction, as they have been an outstanding group to work with on this project. They have demonstrated great skills in customer service, teamwork and prompt coordination, as well as great technical knowledge and the ability to problem-solve on numerous challenges.
"This is a beautiful new facility, and we have Jacobsen to thank for delivering it so successfully."
Ted Hugunin, Intermountain Health Care
Utah State University
"I feel the need to express my heartfelt appreciation to Jacobsen, who built not only the physical facility that houses our books, but also the lasting legacy of team-building that has resulted from our partnership.
"This team has been a joy to work with; their open communication, along with their commitment to finding solutions that would best satisfy the client, led to a better quality of space and a better value to the University. Even in times of impasse and indecision, their passion to satisfy their client kept them focused.
"My hope is that USU will have the opportunity to work with Jacobsen on many future projects."
Stanley G. Kane, USU Design & Construction Director
Weber State University Shepherd Student Union, Bell Tower Plaza & Elizabeth Hall
"I wanted to thank Jacobsen for all the work and countless hours of effort they put into these important projects. They have been transformative to our Ogden campus, and I couldn't be more pleased with the high-quality construction.
"I felt that Jacobsen had WSU's best interests at heart throughout the entire process. The team was extraordinarily helpful as we worked to make decisions that were best for the University while maximizing our project dollars. It was a true pleasure to work with Jacobsen."
Norm Tarbox, WSU Vice President of Administrative Svcs.