BNF Contractors delivered this project, at the busy Herald Square intersection, on time and ready for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kudos from all Facilities Management Partners at CB Richard Ellis, as Agents for Sovereign Bank, were delivered to BNF at project turnover. "Outstanding job in delivering the branch to us!!" "Management was very pleased with outcome." "Looking forward to working with BNF on future projects."
Working with BNF Contractors is truly a positive experience.In the aftermath of storm Sandy, our downtown Manhattan location sustained serious damage to the first floor. BNF’s team became our partner in the remediation and refurbishment of our facility. The job site was kept extremely clean at all times, there was a dedicated site supervisor for coordination, and management conducted weekly construction update meetings with our staff.Our work was completed on schedule and within budget. BNF’s staff is professional, pleasant, and very responsive. We asked them to treat our facility as if it was their own – and that is exactly what they did. We couldn’t be happier with the results.
April 16, 2012
Subject: BNF Contractors, Inc.
To Colleagues, Business Associates and Those Privileged to have worked with BNF Contractors:
My relationship with BNF started over 15 years ago when I was a retail project manager with Fleet Bank. At that time in my career, I was responsible for project managing both new construction and renovations for Fleet's retail branch banks in Downstate New York. I was first contacted by the President of BNF, Barbara Giordano, requesting my consideration for bidding on a newly constructed bank in East Setauket, NY (Long Island). I was not familiar with BNF, but decided to take a chance, and as they say, "the rest is history"!
The project was such a success with Fleet Bank, and as a result, BNF was hired for Fleet Bank's first major initiative in Downstate New York – the Nassau County Initiative involving a major rebranding of several branch banks compromising of a sundry of new finishes ranging from flooring, millwork, redefining floor plans, signage, ATM installations, etc. The biggest challenge was completing the work during "off hours", while maintaining the operation of the banks' during business hours. Communication was paramount with outlining the detailed phasing and understanding the expectations of the client. My role was to interface with BNF daily and working as a partnership on this major initiative. BNF Contractors, not only completed this project on time and within budget, they exceeded our expectations by always finding ways to produce cost savings for the bank.
From that point on, BNF has worked on numerous projects with me throughout Downstate New York from a minor ATM installation to a ground up bank facility and no matter how large or small, each project was treated with the same consistent attention and detail.
Throughout the years, BNF Contractors has continued to prove their uniqueness with the utmost integrity of conducting business without ever compromising their quality of work and business ethics. What has always set BNF apart from the competition is understanding the expectations of their customer, and always going the "extra" mile. This has resulted in scorecard ratings consistently above 95! When BNF was working on one of my projects, I confidently knew my job would be made easier!!
Although BNF's work speaks for itself, what also plays an integral part in their success is all that goes on "behind the scenes" in their office. In my 30 years + of working in some capacity with construction, I have never seen such impeccable paperwork associated with each project that comes out of the BNF office. Whether it be requesting lien releases or a project close out booklet, BNF has never fallen short on the ever increasing paperwork requirement demands of our client and has continued to remain flexible and cooperative with the ever changing demands in the Retail Banking world.
It is a pleasure to speak so highly of a company that I truly believe is one that stands on their own.
328 Black Walnut Drive
Rochester, NY 14615
BNF Contractors, Inc. is staffed by skilled professionals that are a pleasure to work with. A dedicated Project Manager is always on to the job to address concerns, answer questions and ensure a safe, clean job site. My experience with BNF exhibited a pro-active contractor that takes an aggressive approach in identifying issues and providing appropriate resolutions. BNF continually exceeds expectations and makes customer satisfaction their priority. I never hesitate recommending them to industry peers.
New York Institute of Technology
From start to finish, BNF Contractors handled every aspect of building my stores with competence, care and reliability. Their entire staff was a pleasure to do business with. Any questions and solved with ease."They truly are ahead of the pack." I highly recommend BNF to anyone in need of a general contractor and I look forward to working with them again."
President - Goin' Pro Sports & Collectibles
"I cannot think of one negative aspect, regarding BNF Contractors, during the construction of my store. Their team was extremely professional, reliable and courteous. Always willing to go "above and beyond." I would undoubtedly request their services for any of my future building needs. In addition, I would readily refer BNF to any of my associates for their construction needs."
Not only do I enjoy working with this team on a personal level, I have found them to rank amongst the Top General Contractors that we have used. They understand what needs to be done and deliver quality and timeliness.
I have been working with BNF Contractors for a number of years on Bank of America projects and have always received excellent results. The team is very client focused, results oriented, communicate with the client every step of the way and handle each project regardless of size as their only top priorty.
Projects are handled by BNF from inception to total completion with site supervision and we could not be more pleased with the quality and execution. I recommend BNF services to anyone looking for quality projects completing within budget and with great results.
Bank of America
I had complete confidence in the BNF Team from beginning to end. Every aspect of the project was met with my complete satisfaction from materials utilized to the workmanship throughout. In addition, the relationship established with BNF Contractors will be life long.
My experience with BNF Contractors spans more than 7 years. We have partnered on various types of Commercial Construction Projects from Minor Renovations to Ground-Up Construction. All G.C.'s can build a building (at least most of them) but BNF is the only General Contracting/Construction Management Firm I trust to recommend to a friend who might be seeking to build his own home…..BNF Contractors practice a hard to find quality of "client directed approach." They have the ability to understand the Client's needs and creatively find ways to improve the Customer's goals by reducing projects costs, improving schedules and working with the design team to improve upon design. I could not be happier with their performance on my projects
Senior Project Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle
We have completed numerous projects over 15 years with BNF Contractors where they have provided General Construction Services both as a General Contractor and Construction Manager. The scope of these projects vary from small footprint remote access ATM's, 5,000 s.f. retail bank Landmark restorations to ground-up retail bank buildings. They have earned our respect and confidence with their attention to detail, cost effective means and methods and creative solutions to unexpected conditions. BNF understands the importance of cost efficiency, schedule commitment and quality – rarely are all three of these goals obtainable from a contractor on the same project. These goals are consistently achieved by the BNF Team with integrity, team spirit resulting in a happy by-product of a very satisfied client.
Whidden Silver Architects
We have been consistently impressed with the dedication of the BNF team to find creative, cost effective solutions to field issues. Senior Project Management continually produce the best project possible as their ultimate concern by effectively coordinating the design team and subcontractors to work together well. The open lines of communication encouraged by BNF make for quick resolution of potential problems which, in this economy, is more critical than ever. I would not hesitate to recommend BNF again and again.
"I was extremely pleased with the professionalism and workmanship of BNF Contractors. A major project was performed and completed superbly and AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. I would wholeheartedly recommend BNF for any project, large or small. I plan on utilizing their services once again, on my next project."
Owner-Sterling Optical, Sterling Optical