Grizzly Flats Community Services District recently completed the final tasks of our "Water System improvement Project", funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development's loan/grant program. Doug Veerkamp General Engineering was selected to be the contractor for the $1.6 million project. Construction included installing almost 4,000 linear feet of new water lines, six new fire hydrants, re-compacting the dam of our raw water reservoir, installing a liner in that reservoir and some other miscellaneous upgrades. A project this size was no small feat for our water district that serves just 600 homes and employs five people. The improvements made by the project made our aging water system much more reliable and substantially reduced water loss from our reservoir which will help out community for years to come.
The work done by Doug Veerkamp General Engineering was exceptional. Everyone we worked with was professional and efficient including Mark Rawlings, Travis Skarka, Jon Teie, Debra Owens and all of the crew members who worked on our project. We want to thank them for an excellent job! Construction was completed quickly and efficiently with very little disruption to our water system or our community. Although we encountered a few frustrations and complications during the project, DVGE handles the issues with care and resolved them quickly. The added touches, such as the decorative rock walls near the new fire hydrants were noticed and appreciated by the District and local residents.
It was a pleasure working with your company and we hope to do so again in the future
Jodi L, General Manager
Grizzly Flats Community Services District
Dear Mr. Veerkamp,
We are writing you this letter to express our thanks for such a great job your company has done for us. Particularly, the work done by your employee, Craige Emery. We too own a business. From our experience of hiring employees, it can be such a blessing to find a person so dedicated and hard working as Craige Emery. You are very fortunate to have this man representing your company. He not only did the job he came to do, but so much more. This man is an artist and a sculptor. He has turned our mountain in Rescue, CA into a Mount Rushmore. Whatever needed to be done, at any given time, was done and done correctly. We can't say enough about the job he has done for us. We sincerely thank you and your company.
Scott & Dehnay P
On behalf of myself and many other El Dorado District PG&E employee's I would like to thank you and your employees for so generously assisting Mrs. Nave, a Marine widow, with her utility trenching. It has been an honor to assist Carrie with her project, As I learned more about her and the situation surrounding her family. I remain impressed with her courage and strength.
It was originally my hope to utilize both volunteer labor and equipment from PG&E. While strong local support existed for the project I was unable to convince regional managers at PG&E to allow weekend use of Company equipment. Needless to say we were left tremendously disappointed at this point, I contacted you for assistance, never dreaming you would be so enthusiastic and take on the entire project!
I cannot thank you enough for your generous donation of equipment, material and manpower. Your willingness to assist a member of our community is testimony to the giving, concerned spirit that exists in El Dorado County. Also, please know that Jim Moore is an excellent ambassador for Veerkamp Engineering. Jim's prompt handling of the project was exemplary.
It is a shame PG&E as a corporation did not recognize the merits of assisting Mrs Nave, it is comforting to know that citizens such as yourself are willing to step forward to help a worthy cause in our community.
I wanted to personally let you know how pleased both my wife and I are with the custom home pad you did for us on our property. After the five days of keyway construction and finishing of the garage and home pad, we found our expectations had been exceeded in all areas.
However, the purpose of this letter is to make clear what an absolute pleasure it was to work with someone who has the integrity, skill and professionalism of Craige Emery. I have held many supervisory positions in my 26 year career with the United States Air Force and know quality people don't come along as often as you'd like. Craige does what he says he's going to do. Even things as simple as remembering to call me at a promised time. He had many welcome suggestions as the project went forward and most were incorporated. He's loyal, safety conscious and treats company equipment as if it were his own. I think you are lucky to have him and he's given me nothing but a positive image of Doug Veercamp General Engineering. I would gladly recommend your company to anyone in the future. Please feel free to use me as a reference any time.
COLONEL, USAF (RET)
Dear Mr. Veercamp,
We are very pleased with the services provided by Veercamp on our custom homes in El Dorado County. Tom and Jim were just great on the recent project in Francisco Oaks. Everyone who worked on the project was very professional, thorough and easy to work with. All of our projects this year have gone extremely well and we appreciate the excellent customer service.
We look forward to future projects.
Bella Vista Homes
The Board of the Cosumnes River Community Services District would like to thank you and your staff for the work well done on the roads in our community.
We especially extend our appreciation to Harold Plubell for his exacting attention to the needs of the district.
Ripley Howe, President
Cosumnes River Community Services District
Many of our members, including myself, have used your company in the past for various projects. So we were pleased to have your paving division bid on our road repairs. Gallagher Road is a two lane chipped and sealed road around 3 miles long. It's twisty and goes up a foothill so it always has a good amount of repairs annually. We were very excited that your bid was in line and we awarded you the contract to complete the road repairs including a one-mile chip and seal overlay.
Harold and his crew did an outstanding job. They are professional, conscientious and courteous. Our compliments and thanks for a job well done and we look forward to contacting your company for our future roadwork.
Gallagher Road & Land Owners Association