I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere thank you for all of your firm's assistance with the $27 million Cedar Valley SportsPlex project. From our first contact it was evident that you and your team are consummate professionals with hands on experience in this field. The ability of your firm to be able to synthesize information from all stakeholders and come away with a real plan for what our facility should look like was nothing short of amazing. B*K was able to assist us in designing a facility that would be able to serve nearly every segment of our community for years to come, all while keeping our operating budget constraints at the forefront.
Even more crucial than the guidance provided regarding the building itself, was the professional insight shared in relation to the operational aspects of the facility. You and your staff were able to provide us with a true look into how the facility would function day in and day out. It is uncanny how accurate your information has been!
The last thing that has made your firm stand out is the personal nature in which I have been treated. Many times you can be made to feel like a potential bill rather than a client. I cannot even count the number of conversations I have had with you all that were out of the scope of your contract without the slightest fear of receiving a mysterious bill for that time. Simply put, it is evident that with each and every dealing with B*K that your firm wants, more than anything else, their clients to succeed. And you and your team have proven they will do everything in their power to make that happen.
— Mark Gallagher - Recreation Services Manager - City of Waterloo, IA
On behalf of Campus Recreation and our aquatics staff, I would like to thank Darin Barr with B*K for an exceptional job conducting an aquatics facility review and spending time talking to staff about improving the aquatics professionalism, programs and facilities. The information provided will help take our operations to the next level. Staff learned a great deal from Darin’s expertise and longevity in the industry, and will continue to utilize Darin as a future resource. The report that Darin provided was comprehensive, informative and provided us with direction to move forward.”
— Lynn Zwaagstra, Director of Campus Recreation, University of Arizona
Ballard*King & Associates was extremely helpful throughout the design process and during the first stages of operation. Their suggestions were always very practical and clearly came from a wide range of experience.
— Mr. Brian Lutcheford - Director Lower Paxton Township
B*K has provided sound, professional advice for each phase of our project. Through the design, construction and implementation processes, Ballard*King & Associates have been extremely resourceful. Even years after our project completion, they continue to be a viable source for keeping our facility fresh and our staff energized.
— Karen Franck - Parks & Recreation Director, Greater Plymouth, PA
You did an excellent job of presenting statistical information and then using that information to discuss what our community and others in the area could financially support.
— Sharon McCullough, SWIM, Whitewater Aquatics Center, Whitewater, Wisconsin
The City of Spearfish utilized the services of Ballard*King Associates to develop a community assessment and cost analysis for a new City Recreation Center and Waterpark. Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative and Ballard* King collaborated to initiate the process with meetings, community interviews, committee and council meetings to ensure that our community was ready and that we knew what we should anticipate for our future venture. Their partnership and approach led to the success of our community members needs being captured and addressed. Ohlson Lavoie and Ballard* King were very attentive and made things very inclusive and informative meeting the needs of our City Council, Mayor, community and staff. Their work is very thorough and assisted us to align our goals, revenue projections, programs and staffing for our Recreation Center and Waterpark to meet the public's needs.
We will use their services again for future projects.
— Alecia Hoffman, Recreation Superintendent, Spearfish, SD
On behalf of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners, many thanks for your efforts over the past few years in helping us shepherd our indoor community facility through the machinations of decision making. We are grateful for the strong sense of professionalism that you provided and the myriad of insights that you brought to our deliberations.
Please let us know if you ever need an additional client reference. You can be sure that we'll have nothing but the best to say about your outstanding service to us.
— Dave Bashore, Township Manager, Radnor Township, PA