“The Druid Hill Park project that Synthesis has done with Parks & People is as much their success as ours. We couldn’t have done it without Synthesis and specifically, Bob Hedden.
This was a complex project on many levels. Not only for us but even our Board chair, a developer, said it was one of the most complicated projects he’d ever worked on. It involved city-owned property, multiple funding sources (city, state, and federal government grants and tax credits; foundation, corporate and individual support), renovation of historic buildings, the design and construction of a new building and extensive site work that combined will meet the highest level of environmental design, LEED Platinum.
We needed a project manager with enough experience to help us put together all the pieces of the puzzle. Synthesis was the clear choice among other candidates because of its experience with similar complicated projects with historic and environmental goals and a complicated financing plan.
Having worked closely with them, I am grateful to have Synthesis as our owner representative and consider them to be nothing less than a full partner with us. They handled our project as if it was their own. We have absolute trust that our interests are paramount whenever they represent us. We worked primarily with Bob Hedden who is calm, thoughtful and patient. His time on the project allowed me to oversee this project while also doing my job directing the day to day operations of the organization.
Their engineering backgrounds add more value. We saw first-hand how that, coupled with creative thinking, resulted in design and planning efficiencies, cost reductions and a better result overall. Customer service across the whole company is great. They were timely, thorough and very responsive to our questions, concerns and needs.
In short, Synthesis inspires confidence every step of the way.”