Testimonials

Take a look at what our clients and partners have to say about us.

"On behalf of Duke Construction and Charming Shoppes, I would like to personally thank you and your company's effort on the Easton Lane Bryant Building, which was recently completed and occupied ahead of schedule.  The culmination of your efforts alongside over 300 others on this project has made it a success."

- Brian Van Deventer, Vice President 
- Brian Strohl, Project Manager

"There are a lot of good contractors, but Igel is an excellent contractor.  They are people of principle and ethics."

- Louis Smoot Sr., Smoot President/CEO

"As I begin my term as president of The Ohio State University, it gives me great pleasure to express my gratitude for George J. Igel & Company's recent excavation services for the Olentangy River Wetlands Research park.  This means a great deal to the University, as well as the Wetlands Research Park.  Thank you, again, for your partnership."

- Karen Holbrook, President

"On behalf of the Columbus Airport Authority I'd like to state our appreciation for the quick response and professional work your company provided on December 19th and 20th to help us get the parking lot north of the U.S. Air Force' Plant #85 (old Rockwell plant) prepared and cleaned up for the use by Ohio State football fans bound for Arizona and the Fiesta Bowl.  This lot will be used to park cars between December 30th and January 5th for the approximate 10,000 passengers anticipated to use approximately 45 charter flights to the game."

- Elaine Roberts, A.A.E. Executive Director of Columbus Airport Authority

"I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of George J. Igel & Co., Inc. on the Riverside project.  Under strong 'can-do' supervision and leadership, Igel has successfully completed each phase of the work and met every challenge along the way.  This project involved more than a dozen phases that required detailed planning and close coordination with Turner and Riverside on a daily basis to insure that there would be no disruption to the ongoing function and operation of the hospital." 

- James R. Beitel, P.E. Project Executive of Turner/Elford

Letter from a Resident

A resident's testimonial for the Brand and Dublin Roads Roundabout

As home owners affected by the recent roundabout project at Brand and Dublin Roads, we felt it important to write and express our experiences and opinions following a significant change in the traffic flow of the Dublin Road corridor. I believe our perspective is fairly significant given our home is in the middle of the construction zone, and we were probably the family most impacted by the project.

As the project got underway July 18th, we were uncertain how our lives would be disrupted, although the Dublin Engineering staff tried to give us as realistic a view as they could.  We knew we would be driving on dirt, and we knew that our son would be taking a different bus to school for a few weeks.  Beyond these facts, we knew we were in for a few months of "routine disruption," and waited to see how things unfolded.

As the first few weeks turned into months, we came to appreciate the magnitude of the effort, and began to understand what is really involved in a project of this size.  We also came to really appreciate the efforts of the Igel team led by Rich.  From the very outset, they were very proactive in their communication with us, making sure we were informed of what was happening when something might affect us and answering questions (sometimes more than once) about minor happenings in the project but major concerns in our minds.

There were three primary Igel workers we interfaced with; Jimmy, Randy and Tracey.  To a person, they were courteous, and very helpful in minimizing the affect of a major construction effort on our daily lives.  Jimmy worked with us on just about every facet of the project impacting us from our raw driveway to solving a major problem with potential noise pollution.  Randy and Tracey performed most of the grading work for the driveway, as well as blending our property into the new Dublin Road contour.  And, given what changed, this was no small feat.  Their respective courtesy, friendliness and experience was evident in every interaction, and we came to trust their answers, or opinions, as to what might be the best solution for a given situation.

While no one enjoys being effected by major construction around their home, we can say that the efforts by Rich, Randy and Tracey made the time easily manageable, with truly little impact to our daily lives.  While we know there were many complaints from the public at large, as well as from others within the construction zone, an objective assessment of the project would reveal a high quality result, which has met or exceeded original expectations in terms of improving traffic flow and reducing congestion at the Dublin Road/Brand Road intersection we see everyday.

In closing, we want to thank the people at Igel, especially Rich, Jimmy, Randy and Tracey for their collective efforts in making this project a true success.

- Resident along Brand Road improvement

"I wanted to express my pleasure with the work your company has completed for the Alexander Local School District. Your workers were professional, prompt, and worked very hard to get their part of the project completed in a timely manner. Don Smith, your site superintendent, was exceptionally helpful and provided timely advice and counsel throughout the project. He worked diligently for your company, while looking out for Alexander School's interest."

- Robert Bray, Superintendent for the Alexander Local School District

"I wanted to drop you a note to thank and compliment you and your entire team for the fine job that has been done regarding our Build-a-Bear project that is nearing completion in Groveport, Ohio. We had a difficult project, with a peat bog, and an aggressive schedule through the holidays and winter. Your group really rose to the challenge and performed - making our project a success. I personally thank you for all your efforts and look forward to working together again soon."

- Brian Van Deventer, Vice President of Duke Construction

Waterline Project

Note from retired resident that followed waterline project closely:

To all the men who work for Igel & Sons Company on Waggoner Road, Blacklick:

I've met a lot of people in my life, but no one has been so kind to me as you have. All of you. I thank you for my presents and a nice cake, but the best present was the kindness you guys gave me. And I'll always remember all of you as long as I live.

Thank you again for being my friends. May God bless all of you and may he keep you safe.

All of you guys are pros.

Clime Road Construction

Note from residents along a road reconstruction:

We live at Clime Rd. We would like to thank you and your crew for making an uncomfortable situation as easy as possible.

Most of weren't thrilled to have to give up so much footage, but to take it out on your crew is silly.

They have all been very accommodating. If we had questions, needed access, or like me, just curious, they have been polite and helpful. For a construction job, it has been very clean and neat.

Last winter I was concerned about being able to get out of my driveway, and twice, our driveway was plowed for access.

Last summer, they accidently pulled out our water line. Our house was built in 1952 and most things weren't marked properly. The crew stayed, on a Friday, until we had water. I had a heart attack last year and without knowing my extra needs, they were accommodating. Though I've called your office twice, I wanted to let you know, again, how much I appreciate your crew on the Clime Road project.

I wanted to make sure you know how well your crew performs. Please pass this on to the Project Manager and his crew.

So many people are quick to call with a problem, but I want to be quick to pass on how happy I am with everyone.

Church Shows Appreciation

Note from church along roadway project:

The congregation of Reynoldsburg Alliance Church would like to thank everyone involved in the great job of reconstruction Rosehill Road.

Although there was inconvenience as anticipated, it was very minimal considering the scope of the project. It was obvious from the beginning that the management was concerned about the disruptions and minimized them to the best of their ability. We received regular communication of route changes and we always had access to our property. We compliment the workers for their friendly and helpful guidance through the construction maze.

If possible, please let every person involved know how much we all appreciate their efforts which led to this great improvement for Reynoldsburg. Each of you has an open invitation to join us in worship and fellowship each Sunday morning at 9:15. We extend God's blessing to all and wish all the Happiest of Holidays.

City of Gahanna

Note from City of Gahanna:

On behalf of the City of Gahanna, Department of Parks & Recreation, I would like to thank you and your employees for volunteering your time and energy to improve our community by assisting with the planting of the bio-swales at Hannah Park

Planting of the bio-swales is an important contribution to this park and our community. The reduction in groundwater pollution due to surface runoff will help protect our environment, drinking water and the surrounding ecosystems in the area.

The George J. Igel Company completed 92 hours of community service by installing 3,700 plants in the Hannah Park bio-swales. Your efforts saved the city close to $11,000 in project cost.

It is only with the help of volunteers like you and your employees that residents and users of Hannah Park and the surrounding community will receive this important environmental and preservation benefit. Again, I thank your company's commitment of time and support of our local community.