Letters of Recommendation

BSM, Inc

To Whom it May Concern,

It is with pleasure that I recommend Vance McCown Construction Co., Inc. as a General Contractor. Vance was a valuable asset with the design build phase by determining our various needs in a multi‐tenant strip center in Auburn, AL. This included working with a brand new franchise, Island Wings, as their first restaurant location. Each tenant’s needs were unique to their respective space. Not only did VMC lead the design‐build team, they furnished construction for the center coordinating all Owner Supplied and/or Furnished Equipment, handled the required multiple permitting and closeouts. Their expertise in the areas of design‐build, permitting, construction and closeout was invaluable to this retail project. This was all accomplished within budget and on schedule. Sincerely,

Billy Cox
William J. Cox

Bowden Architecture

To Whom it May Concern,

Over the past ten years, I have had the pleasure of work with Vance McCown Construction Company inc. on many projects. The projects ranged from new construction and renovations to historic preservation. The experience of each was very rewarding. The team at McCown Construction and of Vance McCown, himself, was very professional and attentive to the needs of the job and of the client. Scheduled and unscheduled meetings with the on-site job superintendents kept each project moving smoothly. Our clients were so impressed with one renovation job that they retained the company to do five more expansions and renovations. The VMC team kept us very informed of all issues of safety, scheduling, and budget in a timely manner so as to allow us to proactively manage the process. My experience has encompassed both bid and negotiated projects to great success. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Vance and his team again. If I may provide further assistance, please call 251-433-0704.

H. Don Bowden, AIA, FASID

The Weavil Company, LLC

June 24, 2013
RE: Recommendation of Vance McCown Construction Company, Inc. based on construction of our church building – Christ Anglican Church

To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Vance McCown Construction Company, Inc. (VMC). My experience working with VMC on our $3,067,000 church project was tremendous. I found Mr. McCown and his team to be of utmost integrity and professionally competent. We worked with Mr. McCown and his team through site master planning, architectural design, and construction. Working with them made the project a pleasure.

Mr. McCown brought to the project great insight, experience, construction expertise, and a special architectural flare. His architectural tastes and knowledge compelled the architectural team toward a better facility design. He is a stickler for architectural authenticity and detail. The finished product is exemplary. Members of our congregation are enamored with the beauty of the space, quality of construction, and commitment to detail. Additionally, Mr. McCown and his staff have hearts that are bent toward ministry, understand the uniqueness of constructing worship spaces, and take seriously the spiritual aspects of the project.

Respectfully and sincerely,
Richard H. Weavil
Chairman of the Wineskin Team
Christ Anglican Church


To Whom it May Concern:

Vance McCown Construction of Mobile, Alabama has been working on the design and construction of a new 60,000 square foot, aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul building at our Alabama Service Center in Foley, Alabama. As the owner's representative, I have found them to be capable, efficient, fair and dependable. VMC has an outstanding understanding of the design / build process, and has managed all aspects of design, subcontracting, and permitting in a timely fashion.

Paul N. Sackos, Project Manager

Holmes & Holmes Architects

To Whom It May Concern,

Vance McCown Construction Company Inc. has successfully completed several projects for us, a few of which are listed below. All of these projects were publicly bid and Vance McCown Construction Company was the low bidder.

Project: Contract: Completion Date:
Mobile County Revenue Commission $4,806,198.00 9-19-2005
Burns Tower $461,001.00 7-17-2007
Bay Area Food Bank $457,877.00 11-09-2007
Mobile County Animal Shelter $1,623,t26.00 5-31-2008

The projects were completed on or ahead of schedule and within budget. Our expectations were exceeded as each project was handled with great professionalism and care. We look forward to working with this firm for a long time in the future.

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

July 1, 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

Please accept this letter as my unqualified and enthusiastic endorsement of Vance McCown Construction Co. as a general contractor for any work you are considering for your organization. Over the years, Vance McCown Construction Co. has completed many important projects for McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, including our new 24,000 s.f. science building. That entire project, which also included a new fitness center, band room, and courtyard, was completed on schedule and within budget. Recently, Vance McCown Construction Co. has completed extensive renovations to the building known as the CYO Building, located on Dauphin and Lafayette Street. This work, at a cost of $500,000, has also been completed on schedule and within budget. It has been eagerly received by all of our constituents, who have noted its beauty and functionality. I have known Mr. Vance McCown for many years, and he is a person of the highest integrity. Were he selected as your contractor, you could rest assured that everything would be handled in an ethical manner, with a commitment to doing what is right. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me.

Rev. W. Bry Shields, President
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School

Regions Bank

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Vance McCown Construction and its staff. As an owner’s representative for Region’s Bank, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with this group of people for the past three and a half years. During this tenure, I have specifically worked with Vance McCown Construction on building seven ground-up projects, two renovations, three tenant build outs and one temporary trailer install. Yesterday, they were awarded another ground-up project by the bank.

All projects awarded to VMC have been hard bid and always come in under budget. VMC has met every schedule set forth by the bank and no change orders have been issued that were not a cause of the bank. Safety has been a priority with Regions and VMC has done an outstanding job in this arena.

As one could easily deduce, Region’s Bank has determined VMC is an excellent general contractor and continually exceed the expectations of Regions Bank. If there are any specific issues that I can address, please feel free to contact me.

Bill Lazenby

Spring Hill Medical Center

To Whom it May Concern;

Please accept this letter as a recommendation for Vance McCown Construction Co. Inc (VMC). Springhill Medical Center has had occasion to use Vance McCown in the past, both in a competitive bid situation as well as a negotiated design build project.

VMC constructed an addition to our Medical Office Building 3. This work consisted of exterior wall demolition & protection, new foundations, grade beams, structural steel, concrete slabs, HVAC, electrical circuitry, roofing systems, etc commensurate with new construction and interior renovation. This project is significant in the respect that VMC was able to perform all new construction and existing space buildout while still maintaining a clean and operational Urology practice directly adjacent to the construction site (on the other side of the wall). VMC tailored their schedule around the needs of the occupants, maintained all essential services and kept the jobsite clean and orderly. VMC also constructed a joint venture laundry in which SMC is a part owner (Coastal Linen). VMC performed this work as a design build project. The project was completed within budget and schedule.

Neither of these projects experienced unexpected costs or delays, which is rare in projects of this scope and magnitude. Vance McCown Construction has proven to be a professional, reliable & consistent general contractor, willing to go beyond normal expectations to manage his projects in such a manner as to minimize disruption and accommodate his clients. We have been very satisfied with his work and would highly recommend VMC for any/all healthcare related work.

Steven H. Crenshaw, CHE
Director of Facilities Management, Spring Hill Medical Center