As a Project Manager for the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (Authority), I would like confirm our experience with Magnum Builders of Sarasota, Inc. (Magnum). Magnum was the General Contractor for our Water Quality Training Facility project (WQTF) completed in 2015 at the Peace River Facility Water Treatment Plant in Desoto County. In general, the new WQTF is a 6,000sf building, and contains a state of the art water quality testing laboratory, elevator, offices, storage, and training room large enough for the entire Authority staff (45) to meet. One challenging aspect of the project was that the new WQTF building is not stand-alone, but is attached to our existing 40-year old Operations Building. Magnum’s precise demolition and facade work resulted in a seamless connection of the two buildings. Throughout the life of the project, Magnum provided a high level of professional service (the project is currently reaching the end of the 2-year correction period). Clint Riley, Sr. is Magnum’s Project Manager for the WQTF project. Clint has great communication skills is responsive and is easy to work with. The team Magnum provided also included an excellent superintendent, field staff, and proven subcontractors. Under Clint’s leadership, the WQTF project was completed on time and under budget. During the Work project challenges were consistently recognized and resolved in a proactive manner, this coupled with great quality control kept Work (Change) Orders to a minimum. Administratively, project submittals were complete, scheduling was accurate, payment applications were mistake free, and project close out documentation was well organized complete and timely submitted. We have recently contracted with Magnum for our library of Service Contractors and look forward to working with Magnum again on future projects. The Authority is pleased to provide this letter of recommendation for Magnum Builders of Sarasota, Inc. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you require further information.

Ford Ritz, PE