Recommendations from Owners, Architects, Engineers and Subcontractors


Koehler & Company

Stephen K. Koehler, CEO


“First, Ohno has a terrific staff of capable, hard-working individuals of the highest integrity. This starts at the top with Yosh Ohno. If there ever is a problem, Yosh will ‘make it right.’ This attribute is one of our most important selection criteria in selecting contractors.”


MacLeod Reckord, Landscape Architects

Terrance Reckord, Principal


“Our firm has been directly involved with Ohno on a variety of large public landscape construction projects over many years, and we have always found their work to be timely, cost effective and of high quality.”


SCMC, for the San Marino Unified School District

Gerald Schober, Program Manager


“....not only was the project completed early....but the end product exceeded everyone's expectations. The quality of construction, timely performance, and management effectiveness of your firm culminated in a highly successful project and your firm deserves any and all credit due.”


D. A. Hogan & Associates

Robert S. Harding, ASLA, Principal, Landscape Architect


Their workmanship has been excellent, with very good control of subcontractors, suppliers and material men.”


City of Everett, Parks & Recreation Department

Ryan L. Sass, P. E., Park Department Engineer


“In my career, both as a consulting engineer and with Everett Parks, I have seldom written an unsolicited recommendation letter. In this case, it would be inappropriate not to recognize such a fine organization. I can recommend your company without hesitation or reservation as an example of excellence in construction contracting.”


Adolph Ziemba, AIA & Associates, Inc.

Adolph Ziemba, AIA Architect - President


“I have found Ohno Construction's staff to always be very professional, on-time and dedicated to the successful completion of their projects. ....impressed with their good communication skills and a cooperative team-player attitude that makes them easy to work with. Their quality of work and project delivery is excellent.”


LAUSD Facilities Services Division

Don Tisdale, OAR II


“...What is quite impressive is that at any roadblock or change, Ohno always had options and alternatives to suggest, keeping the project on track. Compassion is not always associated with construction projects; however Ohno Construction and its employees took a vested interest in the school as a customer and not just another project. It was refreshing to work with professionals that made a concerted effort to go above and beyond the scope of the work. At times there were several different groups working on our campus and Ohno worked seamlessly with all groups ensuring a productive and cooperative work environment, which can be quite rare these days. Ultimately we received excellent communication and customer service, a project that met and exceeded all timeliness,... I look forward to many more projects with Ohno and recommend them highly and with no reservations.”


City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation

Andy Sheffer, Senior Project Coordinator


“Ohno has been an exceptional contractor on multiple projects for Seattle Parks....praised by all agencies...unwavering support expedited completion of this project and helped the project earn a number of awards. ...thorough pre-construction planning...very attentive to progress. Workmanship is superb. By carefully reviewing the plans and specifications Ohno is able to pinpoint problems and offer solutions prior to construction. ...always completes work within contract duration if not earlier. ...completes project within budget. When unforeseen conditions occur, Ohno willingly works with the client to ensure that the most cost effective solution prevails. Ohno has the 'Go Team' spirit. This company responds to communication more promptly than any other with whom I have worked. They are always available to assist with the smallest of details in order to keep things rolling.”


Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

Dean M. Schmidt, Alternate Administrative Contracting Officer


“....your firm received an outstanding performance evaluation.... Few contractors earn this high evaluation. ....rated you outstanding for quality control, timely performance, and effectiveness of management. In essence, your staff and subcontractors provided the customer a superb facility, on time and free of accidents. You can be proud of your accomplishments.”


City of Seattle, Planning & Development Division, Engineering & Design

Eric Gold, Landscape Architect / PM; Kim Baldwin, Landscape Architect


“Ohno Construction continues to be one of the best performing and most reliable earthwork and site development contractors. This project presented some very difficult challenges including a short schedule, landfill conditions, a complex scope, and some fairly unusual construction systems.”


Paine Field Airport Land Development

Bill Lewallen, Deputy Airport Director


“While it may appear that I did not put a lot of thought into my evaluation because of the exceptionally high scores, I assure you that I am very demanding of contractors and fully expect them to provide high value for Snohomish County. In the case of Ohno Construction, they proved to be exceptionally strong partners with us in our challenging project in constructing Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary. My grades are legitimate and I would recommend them without hesitation for any public park related project.”


Forsgren Associates Architects Inc.

Clarence S. Kemp, P. E., Project Manager


“Ohno Construction, in our opinion, did an excellent job of meeting the unique challenges of this project. …. In addition, Ohno/Tee-Off was very flexible and honest in dealing with inevitable design modifications, construction problems, and budgetary limitations. In summary, it was a pleasure working with Ohno on this project. Their positive team approach to construction resulted in an excellent, successful project.”


University High School, Los Angeles

Eric Davidson, Principal


“Not only was the project completed well ahead of schedule, it was also completed with unparalleled professionalism and a keen understanding of how a school operates as an educational institution. Ohno's attention to detail created an end product that will positively impact the students of the school and members of the community for years to come. One example of what made this project an exemplar was the request to substitute the planned field materials with state-of-the-art artificial turf and infill that sets our facility apart from all others. Most importantly, it is the relationship between the contractor and the school that made the project so rewarding.”



James Traynor, Project Manager, Western Region


"Yosh, I wanted to write you a quick email and let you know how nice the field looked today at Belmont. Roger and Jeff had a perfect base. We had to use a little spray paint just to make sure it looked like we were doing our job! Anyway, I wanted to let you know how much of a relief it is for me to work with a contractor that knows how to build a perfect base! Thanks."


Los Angles County: El Cariso Park Patrons

Barbara Bond, Janet Lucas, Neva Hughes, Irma Miezmeki


“We walk in the park five days a week. During the 14 months of construction, your employees were always friendly, polite, .... They would answer any questions ... If they were working or moving equipment near where we were walking, they would stop or go around us so we wouldn't be harmed. Kudos ...for such a fine job.”





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