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Hilltop Country Day School

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I write on this beautiful spring day to express, on behalf of Hilltop Country Day School’s students, faculty, parents and trustees, our heartfelt thanks for an exceptional job on the first phase of our major capital expansion project. Hilltop is fulfilling its mission with greater confidence because of your company’s tremendous work.

It was approximately a year ago today that the majority of Klae’s work at Hilltop came to an end with the opening of our new 18,500 sq. ft., two and a half million-dollar addition. The completion of this major addition on schedule and within budget was a testament to your company’s organizational ability and more importantly, its honesty and integrity. You achieved exactly what you promised. In the business world and in today’s construction climate this is a rare occurrence.

I believe that a company is not defined by its name, but by the quality of the product it produces, and most importantly, by the quality of the people who make it up. Klae’s work is quality and its people outstanding. The work of the job site supervisor, especially, needs special recognition.

As with any job site, I can imagine there are many special and unique considerations that must be addressed. Hilltop was no exception. Our construction had to be done during the school year, with school in full session. Workers had to accommodate the needs of children ranging in age from 2 Y2 through 14, and some four hundred fifty very protective parents and faculty members. All of the school’s requests for special consideration throughout the eighteen-month construction period were fully and professionally accommodated. We had no major incidents compromising the safety of workers, children, parents or faculty. The management of all of this as well as the actual job of construction fell, in large part, on the shoulders of Mr. Bob Walsh, the site supervisor.

Hilltop cannot express with enough gratitude its deep appreciation for the patient, professional handling of our construction project given by Mr. Bob Walsh, Mr. Rod Meyer, you and Klae Construction. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to the next joint project.

– David O’Halloran, PhD
Headmaster, Hilltop Country Day School