I am writing to express our extreme satisfaction and gratitude for the outstanding job done by Charles B. Hembling and Sons on the historic restoration of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant Headquarters at Fort Hancock Barracks Building #22 at Sandy Hook which the organization has occupied since 1972.
We appreciate the formidable challenges you and your crews faced overseeing every phase of the million-plus dollar restoration project, which is now being heralded as a successful role model for future similar restoration efforts at Sandy Hook.
Equality important to the capability of your company to perform the job as contracted and on-schedule was the ability of our organization to remain open so we could continue to serve the hundreds of students and other stakeholders while the restoration was underway. Thanks to your careful planning and the excellent supervision and consideration of your work crews, our activities and day-to-day operations were able to continue without incident or interruption.
I'm also pleased to acknowledge that your outstanding work played a significant role in our recently receiving the 2010 Monmouth County Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award recognizing our efforts and accomplishments to restore and preserve Barracks Building #22.
Now that the restoration is complete, we are more than satisfied we made the best possible choice in selecting your firm to work with on this landmark project.