“Tony, as today is my last day here at Norwalk Department of Public Works I feel I would be remiss if I did not compliment Rizzo Electric, yourself and especially Jeff Pond as Project Manager for all the effort that the firm put in to completing (Punch list underway) this very important infrastructure site improvement construction project. I think we all knew it was going to be a challenge to work in inner city streets with a 400 plus unit commercial/.residential building construction going on all sides of your work area. Add to that we had new utility lines including water, electric, communications and gas going in as well.
I thank Jeff for his attendance at our bi-weekly job meetings that included all players from designer, owner both the city and the developer, state funding reps, contractors and sometimes utilities.. The progress schedules and 2 week look ahead’s were needed to constantly monitor the work but most importantly identify where work could be accomplished around all the other issues.”
Again, thank you Jeff and Tony for working with the city to pull this job off.
Richard P. Linnartz, Principal Engineer, Norwalk Department of Public Works
“We have contracted with Rizzo on a number of projects over the years. Their pricing has been competitive and their field personnel are technically competent and professional. Management reacts quickly to issues that arise during the course of construction and has exhibited great flexibility when plans change. Our safety requirements are robust but Rizzo has been able to comply because of their own safety culture. Due to their flexibility change orders have been limited. When necessary I believe Rizzo negotiates in good faith and is not opportunistic.“
Charles E Puckhaber Jr. PE, Director of Construction, NORESCO United Technologies Corporation
“On behalf of The Barden Corporation, I would like to personally thank Rizzo Electric, and specifically your employee Bob White, for the assistance in rectifying the above referenced disruption.
After our staff diagnosed the problem as blown 15,000 volt fuse, holder and baffle, Bob was instrumental in working two parallel paths to locate these non-stock replacements parts. Through established Rizzo supply chain vendors, Bob found the needed parts, made arrangements at vendors for ordering processing and worked with Barden management to coordinate transportation.
During the inevitable periods of waiting to hear back from vendors, Bob also took the initiative to work with our staff to further check other high voltage switchgear as a precaution, thusly minimizing the risk of a recurrence when the new fuse was installed.
Bob also used his personal, and Rizzo Electric’s relationship with Connecticut Light & Power to expedite the closing of the main electrical switches at the street.
During the repair process, I was personally involved for a period of time with Bob, and he gave me the impression he cared about getting Barden up and running like it was his own business.
I know you are proud of your business and employees, and this occurrence I believe serves to reinforce that feeling.
Peter Enright, The Barden Corporation