Grateful appreciation for Ellsworth Route 1A project
My wife and I would like to express our grateful appreciation for our new highway extending from McGowan Hill to Ellsworth Falls. It is not only beautiful and expedient but the new turnoff lanes to Branch Pond Rd. and Green Lake Rd. have definitely increased the safety factor. Please pass on our commendations to the Project Superintendent, Scott Blanchard, for the very efficient manner in which traffic flowed throughout the whole project. During the heaviest part of the construction we made use of the Red Bridge Road bypass that had been prepared in advance. Occasionally we used Route 1A to check on progress. On those occasions when encountering one lane traffic restrictions we can’t recall waiting more than five minutes. We have crossed the country by auto three times and not seen a better-managed highway improvement project. Congratulations to your firm and all employees involved in the Ellsworth Route 1A project.
Armour and Loretta Brown
Thanks for job well done on Ellsworth 1A
I would like to personally express our total satisfaction with your crews and the job that was done on 1A last summer. Their main concern was if we had any inconveniences. We had none whatsoever. Things went very smooth in front of our residence. The delays if any were very minimal. All the workers were all perfect gentlemen the entire time. They couldn’t do enough for you. Your company should be very proud of your men. They were actually a joy to watch and deal with. Thank you for the job well done. Thank the crews that were around the Dead River tanks area. We kind of missed them when you folks left. Again thank you for everything.
William and Donna MacLaughlin
U.S. Department of Interior gives thanks for Sargents work with the First Family
I want to personally thank you for the assistance recently provided by the Sargent Corporation in support of the First Family’s visit to Acadia National Park. Without the help of your employees, Acadia National Park would not have been able to meet the challenges of the event. For security reasons it was necessary to close a portion of Route 3 in Bar Harbor during the First Family’s visit of July 16, 17 and 18th. A detour plan was quickly developed that diverted truck traffic via Route 102/198 and Route 233 and all other traffic via the park loop road. In order to successfully implement the detour, a number of programmable message boards were needed. Although the Maine Department of Transportation provided two message boards, additional programmable signs were needed. Bob Giles, Project Manager for Sargent Corp., was contacted on July 14, and he graciously coordinated the delivery of four signs the following day. We used two of the signs to assist the public negotiate the detour through the park and held two in reserve. I fully realize that in these times of multiple resource demands it is difficult to provide personnel and resources on short notice. That is why I want to express the gratitude of the entire Acadia National Park staff for the outstanding dedication and team effort provided by your employees. Our deepest thanks to all of your staff that helped us make this important visit a success.
The University of Maine and Sargent Working Together
Thank you for your responsiveness to our visit and gift for the Construction Management Technology program! We are tremendously grateful for Sargent Corporation’s support to assist our CMT faculty in providing a quality academic experience for our students in preparation for careers in your industry. We also appreciate the experience our current students achieve as summer interns at Sargent Corporation and your dedication to employing hundreds of UMaine graduates on construction projects from transportation infrastructure, landfills and renewable energy for Maine and the mid Atlantic states to the site development for athletic and research facilities in our own community. Your company has been most generous in support of the University of Maine College of Engineering, Sargent Corporation and Herbert E. Sargent Scholarship funds, as well as for Black Bear Athletics.
Dana N. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.E.,
Dean of Engineering
On behalf of the students and faculty of the Construction Management Technology Program here at the University of Maine, I would like to thank you and your staff for the continued support that you give to our students and the program. Many students are proudly discussing their summer and permanent opportunities that are offered with the Sargent Corporation this summer. Though economic times are challenging, the Sargent Corporation continues to be an outstanding supporter of our program.
Philip A. Dunn, Jr.
PE Assoc. Professor CMT
Jeff Marsh and crew praised for work on Phase I of Maryland Airport project
As Phase 1 of this project comes to a close, I felt it was important that I both thank and recognize the efforts of Mr. Marsh and his crew, who have played such a vital role in the successful competition of this phase of the project. Mr. Marsh has shown exemplary work ethic and his leadership made a world of difference in the timeliness and quality of the work I observed. His hard work and daily dedication was impressive as he strived to make sure every aspect of the job was completed above and beyond all levels of satisfaction. I was particularly impressed by his ability to plan ahead, overcoming obstacles that may have hindered progress before they became an issue. Mr. Marsh and all of his team members have been wonderful to work with, and I commend Mr. Marsh, his crew, and your company for a job well done. Fred Ekstrom, Project Inspector for Talbert and Bright, Inc.
Excellent job at Colby’s Harold Alfond Stadium
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent job you just completed at the Harold Alfond Stadium at Colby. I remember meeting you when I was with my Dad at the dedication of the Harold Alfond Baseball Diamond at the John Winkin Baseball Complex at Husson College. The Huards and UMaine’s athletic director, Blake James, have always spoken highly of you personally as well as professionally. I also have received many positive comments now from Colby Staff, including Pat and Dale, concerning the “team spirit” your company exhibited throughout the project.
We know your team worked long hours and long weeks to ensure that a very difficult scope of work was accomplished in a short summer. In particular, thanks go to Mike Light for his on-site supervision and to Jim Conley and Doug Morrison for their extra efforts in keeping change orders and costs down. I thought you would enjoy the below pictures of the new stadium, including one of me flipping the inaugural coin toss, and then an aerial shot. —Bill Alfond
FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC recognizes Sean Milligans work on Fort Halifax Dam Removal
FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC
160 Capitol Street Suite 8, Augusta, ME 04330
January 19, 2009
Re: Fort Halifax Dam Removal Project
Dear Mr. Sargent:
FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, decommissioned the Fort Halifax Dam located on the Sebasticook River in Winslow, Maine, in 2008. Sargent Corporation (Sargent), our contractor for the decommissioning work, was originally awarded the work for the removal of the dam structure and related appurtenances. Due to the project schedule and associated time constraints, Sargent was also awarded the work to remove and replace the Town of Winslow's upstream sewer line in addition to the embankment work associated with the Fort Hill Cemetery and Dallaire Street.
Sargent Corporation's Superintendent, Sean Milligan, was responsible for executing the work outlined in both the original and extended scope of work for the project. Sargent was faced with many challenging circumstances during the decommissioning activities which included:
• river flows within the Sebasticook River that exceeded the expected seasonal flow rate by more than an order of magnitude;
• backwatering due to flooding conditions within the Kennebec River;
• an emergency residential evacuation during the breaching process;
• the presence of unexploded ordnance of an unknown origin and the subsequent site evacuation and shutdown; and,
• evolving project priorities and timelines.
Sean's performance throughout the project was very responsive and professional. It was readily apparent that Sean was committed to both Sargent, and FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, to complete this project in accordance with the specifications and project schedule despite the difficult circumstances. We respectfully submit this letter in recognition of his commitment to FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC.
Christopher L. Allen
General Manager, Maine Hydro
Charles County official lauds Sargent Corporation’s John Leeman
From: Dennis Fleming, Chief, Environmental
Resources, Charles County, MD
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
To: Pat Dubay, Sargent Corporation
Subject: John Leeman
On behalf of the Charles County Public Facilities, Solid Waste Division, I would like to take the opportunity to commend the services of your General Superintendent, John Leeman. Mr. Leeman’s quality of work and commitment to the job during the construction of Cell 3A at the Charles County Landfill surpassed all of my expectations.
As expected of any job of this magnitude, there were several challenges that we encountered along the way. Mr. Leeman was able to provide exceptional leadership during these times to resolve the inherent conflicts between design engineers, site specific challenges, and the bureaucratic constraints of local and state government. Having been through this contentious process on several similar capital projects, I can honestly state that it was his professionalism that guided us through this process and resulted in the job being done on time, within budget and according to specification. I would recommend the services of Sargent Corporation and particularly John Leeman to anyone who inquired.
Thanks from Temple Academy
On behalf of the 125 students and families of Temple Academy and the entire congregation of Calvary Temple, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the extremely generous donation of fill that we received from the Sargent Corporation.
Our plans for a community playground simply would not have been possible without your donation of nearly 200 truckloads of fill and topsoil. Mike Light was a tremendous help as my direct contact person from the project at Colby College. The two drivers were wonderful, and Sargent was a delight to work with on this project. We hope to send you some photos of our finished project upon its completion.
Again, thank you very much for your kindness and generosity.
Craig Riportelia, Lead Pastor
Calvary Temple/Temple Academy
We look forward to working with Sargent on other Iberdrola projects
Sargent has provided civil construction work for the Lempster Wind Farm, starting on 26 December 2007 and continuing through the present. During that time, Ms. Katrina Morgan has been the Sargent Civil Superintendent, with responsibility for all of Sargent’s work on-site.
This is the first wind farm which Sargent has worked on for Iberdrola. You are likely aware that Iberdrola is the world’s largest wind farm owner and operator, and has greatly expanded operations in the United States. We are currently constructing 13 different wind farms in the U.S. and will further expand for 2009 and 2010. As the Lempster Project Manager, I have discussed the project progress and work in detail with my managers, and we collectively have noted the outstanding work that Katrina and Sargent have done.
We look forward to working with Sargent in the future on other Iberdrola projects.
Edward J. Cherian