I was a senior executive helping
to manage a ďtop-fiveĒ national homebuilding company for 18 years before
my wife and I decided to build our dream home in the Tampa Bay area in
2007. But being relatively new to the region, we did not have a local
connection with a custom contractor to build the house to our exacting
specifications. Needless to say, we were quite particular and knew what
we were looking for when we started evaluating builders.
During the interview process, it
became very apparent that Tom and Marilyn Cosper, along with their
management team, were leagues ahead of the other custom home builders
that we considered. They had great references and working closely with
them made our own building experience a pleasure.
Cosper Constructionís field
supervision, sub-contractors and vendors were excellent. We also like
their system in which we paid the bills by writing our own checks based
on the sub-contractor/vendorís invoices, as verified against the budget
by Cosper Construction Management. This process worked well primarily
because they understand the attention to detail needed for all the
ďparts and piecesĒ involved in building a custom home, while making it
easy for the customer to understand the building process.
Our beautiful new home was built
within the time frame that we discussed at the initial contract stage,
and according to our budget.
We recommend Cosper Construction
Management Inc. to our family and friends without reservation.
Jay & Kate Smith
wife and I are happy customers of Cosper Construction Company and Tom
and Marilyn Cosper. Cosper Construction Company built our home on Tierra
Verde, Florida and also assisted us in making critical design changes
which proved to be extremely logical and cost saving. It is my please to
recommend Cosper Construction Company as a builder of fine, custom homes
which is very typical of our house. Our experience with Tom and Marilyn
while building was very pleasant and many times, they went beyond what I
considered to be normal. I especially liked the construction management
concept they utilized which allowed me to retain financial control of
the building funds. I would like to add that the Cospers are not my
clients but we consider them to be very reliable and trustworthy
rule, I generally refrain from giving letters of recommendation for
anyone. But in this case, I decided to write this letter because Tom and
Marilyn deserve it. They worked hard and have gained our trust because
it was a job well done. When my wife and I were interviewed by the St.
Pete Times in an article featuring our home, I commented regarding
Cosperís construction management concept that "it was so much fun, Iím
going to do it again in five years". When I said that, I didnít realize
how much I loved my house. I may extend that a few more years and then
call Tom and Marilyn to build our next house.
Ernest L. Mascara
just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how happy Bill and I are
with the home you built for us. Itís hard to believe that itís been
about 2 years since we moved in.
and I have built many homes before and I must say that this is the best
built house that we have ever owned. Iíve told you several times before
how much we love our home but more important is after this amount of
time and being on the water, everything is still working well.
Should we build another home, you will be the first one we call.
Jacki D. Simon
1994 we built a 5,400 square foot home with Cosper Construction. It was
finished on time and with the exception of additional upgrades, on
budget. I was at the job site almost every day observing construction,
so I know it to be the most structurally sound house I have ever seen.
It is solid from the ground up and the best part, after moving in, we
did not have a single warranty problem! I also liked reviewing the
invoices and writing checks to pay bills because of the financial
security their system provided. Terri and I are talking about building
again and if we do, it will be with Cosper Construction.
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hodge
Lakes of Keystone, Odessa
Dear Mr. Cosper,
I am pleased to provide
this Letter Of Recommendation regarding the fine experience we have
enjoyed with you as a builder for our customersí homes. Our relationship
over the past four years has been excellent. All of our mutual customers
have been very pleased with your construction management approach to the
home building process from conceptual design, through working drawings,
to subcontractor negotiations, actual construction, controlled
disbursements. lien waivers and punch list follow through.
There have also been times
when you have assisted some of our customers when their initial builder
was not able to follow through and complete the construction. I also
recall a situation where a branch had closed a new C/P loan, but the
parcel had not been properly platted. You had helped the customers work
on through those issues which enabled them to have a build able site.
can be of any assistance, please give me a call. I am also available to
speak with anyone as a reference for your firm.
look forward to working with you and expanding our relationship.
Richard A. Baumer, Jr.
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you
that we are very pleased with the garage. I guess it was a coincidence
that you were already building, in the area when we moved in the
sub-division, but we feel fortunate that your company was available to
do the job for us.
As I mentioned, we are very pleased. I was
impressed that you gave this job your personal attention and were
proactive in keeping, things on track. I appreciate that before and
during the construction, you offered your insight and ideas that helped
us in making some changes, that, not being from this area, I would not
have thought about. Seeing you there checking on it personally, even on
weekends, was comforting during the construction.
Although I was initially
surprised at the cost estimate, you were correct in wanting to be on the
high side, not the low side. If my recap is correct, it came in slightly
under budget even with the changes we made during the construction.
Again, I just wanted to
say thanks. If I can be a reference for you in the future, please let me