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Central State University-Center for Education & Natural Sciences Phase I
Wilberforce, Ohio

Winner of an 
"Award of Excellence"
presented by the
Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.
and a National Award of Excellence
presented by IEC

  • 77,207 sq ft. project consisted of the new construction of an education facility to house the College of Education, Institute of Urban Education, and provide over 64 classrooms and a large lecture hall for Natural Sciences.

  • The building is elegantly lit with over 1,300 light fixtures of 70 different designs.

  • Over 225,000 ft. of wire, 47,000 ft. of conduit, and 1,000 ft. of cable-tray were installed to distribute electric to the new building.

 
 

The end result of this project is an attractive addition to the Central State Campus with the classroom and administrative space needed.  Although the modern design of the building proved to be challenging, the Sollmann Electric Co. staff displayed, as usual, their commitment to excellence in electrical construction.

 
Jeramie:

On behalf of Central State University, and the entire project team, I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks for the exceptional work of Sollmann Electric Company on the CSU Center for Education & Natural Sciences - Phase I Project. You and your team were the epitome of professionalism and teamwork.

Your dedication and expertise enabled the project to overcome potential conflicts and coordination issues. Your flexibility and responsiveness enabled the project to maintain continuity of work while other problems were being solved.

The participation of Sollmann Electric Company on this project was a key to the success of the project and the magnificent structure that resulted.  We look forward to working with you and your team on future projects at Central State University.

Wishing you continued success.

Harlan "Rick" Henderson, PMP, CPM, APP
Director of Facilities, Business Services & Capital Development
Central State University

  Dear Jeramie:

It is with great pleasure and appreciation that I submit this letter of commendation for exemplary service exhibited on this project.  From 'Notice to Proceed' to 'Project Completion', Sollmann Electric Company met or exceeded expectations within the scope of work and tight project schedule.  You (as Project Manager), Job Foreman Gary Sollmann, as well as your field electricians and office staff, all represented your company with professionalism and resolve in all applications during the course of the project.  Further, both you and Gary were always a step ahead of oncoming potential conflicts or coordination issues, and at no time were less than very helpful in recommending or determining a solution. The participation of Sollmann Electric Company on this project, without a doubt, contributed to its success.

We look forward to working the Sollmann Electric Company in the future.

Sincerely,

Leland Rosato
Levin Porter Associates Inc.

 

   
 
James A. Rhodes State College Information Technology Building, Lima, OH

Winner of an "Award of Commendation" presented by the
Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

  • 33,323 sq. ft. new construction.

  • 2-story facility accommodates School of Information Technology.

  • Unique lighting and multi-gang receptacles were installed throughout the facility.

 

Because of our excellent project management, job foreman, and electrical staff, the project went smooth and was completed within the owner's expected timeline, and the end result is a state-of-the art information technology facility for the James A. Rhodes State College.

 
Dear Tom:

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you and your electrical staff for a job well done on the James A. Rhodes College Information Technology Building.  Your employees experience and professionalism were key elements in completing the impressive multi-story building ahead of schedule.

We would personally like to thank you for your time and effort in helping expedite this project and also to Gary Sollmann for his coordination and site management skills in delivering a successful project to the owner.

We feel confident in the work that Sollmann Electric Company completed on this project, as with previous projects, and look forward to hopefully working with your team in the future.

Again, thanks for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Nathan Neuenschwander
TOUCHSTONE CPM, INC.

Dear Mr. Holthaus:

On behalf of James A. Rhodes State College, this letter is to extend our thanks to you for the excellent performance provided by your employees on the successful completion of the new Informational Technology Building.

You and your foreman, Gary Sollmann, did a good job recognizing problems and suggesting solutions.  Your cooperative effort assisted in the timely completion of this project.

The ability of your firm to incorporate major modifications while maintaining a high quality and consistent standard of design layout was noteworthy.  Your employees have high level of perfectionism and skills ability.  Our College has a high quality building because of their strong work ethics and pride.

I have been involved with many projects and buildings for the college.  This project was a first where the architect/engineer had praise for a company in their ability to handle changes and modifications without affecting the design.  This praise is a direct indicator of the high quality performance that we received from your firm on this project.

James A. Rhodes State College is proud of our new IT building.  We again thank you for your participation in this project

Sincerely,

Randall McCullough,
Vice President for Business
James A. Rhodes State College

Renovations for Utilities Customer Service Center & Cambridge Center, Lima, OH


Cambridge Center

Winner of an "Award of Excellence" presented by the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

  • 15,854 sq. ft. renovation of the former Amtrak Train Depot and Cambridge Hotel in Lima, OH.
  • Both Structures were built in the late 1800's.  Special attention had to be paid in keeping the original appearance during the renovation.
  • No existing electric was used.  All new panels and electric were installed throughout.

This renovation project came with many surprises and obstacles posing a great challenge to everyone.  Fortunately the hard work paid off resulting in two attractive buildings that have been refurbished for functionality and remain as beautiful historical structures in the City of Lima.


Utilities Customer Service Center

Gentlemen:

On behalf of the Lima Train Depot LLC and the City of Lima Utilities Department, we would like to thank you for your professionalism in completing the Depot-Cambridge Center project.  Being a rehabilitation of historic buildings presented some unique challenges of which Sollmann was able to handle in a professional manner.

The cooperative effort on this project allowed completion on time and within cost limitations.  Because of this, those who were responsible for the project are quite proud of the effort

We again thank you and hope that in the future we have the opportunity to work with Sollmann Electric.


Sincerely,

Fred Barrington
Executive Director
DOWNTOWN LIMA

Gentlemen:

I would like to commend your company for the quality of work performed on the referenced project.  Being a complex renovation, there were many challenges to all of the construction team.  There were also some problems concerning existing conditions which required a great deal of expertise and understanding.

We were very impressed with the work done by your crew especially Jeramie Sollmann and Ron Thornhill.  They provided initiative and suggestions which resulted in the best possible installation with savings to the owner.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company for any commercial project.

Sincerely,

Paul Jacobson, A.I.A.
Project Architect
LJB Inc.

 

Pictures of the Renovation Process at the Utilities Customer Service Center

   
Basement "Before" & "After"

   
Main Lobby Ceiling "Before" & "After"
   
   
Main Lobby Work Station "Before" & "After"
   
   
Pictures of the Renovation Process at the Cambridge Center
 
Electrical Panels "Before" & "After"
   
Main Conference Area "Before" & "After"
   
Receptacle Installation "Before" & "After"
 

Wilson Memorial Hospital Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center

Winner of an "Award of Merit" presented by the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

  • 17,000 sq. ft. addition to existing hospital.
  • 10 private birthing suites, 4 postpartum rooms, 3 triage units, 1 operating room, 1 isolation room, nursery, gift shop, & waiting areas.
  • All electric feeds from existing hospital.
  • State-of-the-art security system.

This complicated addition required great skill from Sollmann Electric's electricians and project management.
Creative planning was essential to complete this project on time.

Dear Mr. Holthaus:

On behalf of Wilson Memorial Hospital, this letter is to extend our thanks to you for the excellent performance provided by your employees on the successful completion of the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center.

As you are well aware, this project called for an aggressive timeframe within a fixed budget.  Numerous systems, including emergency generator/power, extensive data and communications, and special security features complicated the installation.

Of particular note was the outstanding performance of Ken Klopfenstein.  Throughout the project, Ken raised timely and appropriate issues for consideration which improved the overall quality of the project.  On several occasions, he suggested changes to enhance future accessibility and maintenance of the birth center.  In short, his perspective was doing it right and we appreciated that.

Thanks again to all the employees at Sollmann Electric who contributed to the success of this project!

Sincerely,

Craig Lannoye
Vice President of Operation
WILSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Dear Denny:

It is hard to believe that we completed the Wilson Hospital's Family Birth Center over six months ago.  It is a pleasure to take time and send a letter of appreciation to an organization that was so instrumental to the building project.

Ferguson Construction Company would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone at Sollmann Electric who worked on this project.  The team of electricians assigned to the project was outstanding, I am pleased to say that your team exceeded the great Sollmann Electric reputation.

Altogether, the team of Tom Holthaus and Ken Klopfenstein made what was anticipated to be a stressful project, into an enjoyable one.  They are all assets to your organization.

Sollmann Electric definitely has a winning combination of great quality and great people.  I will look forward to working with Sollmann Electric in the future.  Please send along out commendations and thanks to all of your team for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Joseph O. Reichert
Sr. Project Manager
FERGUSON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

 

Lima City Schools Washington/McKinley "Freedom" Elementary School

"Honorable Mention" presented by the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

  • New 59,580 sq. ft. school building built to house students in grades K-4.
  • Audio/visual centers in each classroom.
  • Advanced security system.
  • High-tech auditorium well equipped with electronic curtains, ceiling drop projector, & stage lighting.
  • State-of-the-art library/media center.

The construction of this building was overall a smooth success due to the skill level of Sollmann Electric's staff.
The end result is a safe and technologically advanced learning environment.

Gentlemen:

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate the experience of working with Jeramie Sollmann, Gary Sollmann and your entire staff on our building project.

Your team approach to resolving construction issues and the partnering spirit in this project was highly commendable.  Your entire work ethic, attitude and over appearance were very professional.

I feel confident in the work that Sollmann Electric Company completed on this project and would not hesitate to work with your team in the future.

Sincerely,

Randy Crossley
Supervisor of Plant Operations
LIMA CITY SCHOOLS

Dear Tom:

Once again, it give me great pleasure to compliment you and your excellent field staff for a job well done.

As you know, with any school project there is no extension of the opening date.  With the late start and tight schedule we encountered, your employee's experience and professionalism were key elements in completing this expedited project on time.  Their willingness to partner and coordinate with the other dozen or so Prime Contractors was a major factor in completing the project on time for the start of classes.

I would personally like to thank you, for your time and efforts in helping expedite this project, and Gary Sollmann, for his coordination and site management skills, all of which made my job that much easier.

I  feel confident in the work that Sollmann Electric Company completed, not only on this project, but on all the projects your firm has been involved in, and look forward to hopefully working with your team in the future.

Again, thanks for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Daniel L. Brown
Senior Project Manager
TUTTLE BARTON MALOW, LLP

 

GROB Systems Inc. Administration Building -- Bluffton, OH

Winner of an "Award of Excellence" presented by the Ohio
Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

  • New 20,000 sq. ft. structure reaching 80 feet in height.
  • Built to house administrative personnel.
  • Contains a state-of-the-art teleconference center. 

This was an enormous project that demanded extreme skill and creative thinking 
from our electricians and project management.

 

Dear Tom,

We would like to take this opportunity to compliment you, and your excellent electrical staff, for a job well done on the Grob Administrative Building project.  Your Employees' experience and professionalism were key elements in completing a difficult, multi-story building in some of the most adverse winter conditions we have had to deal with in quite some time.

We would personally like to thank you, for your time and efforts in helping expedite this project, and Gary Sollmann, for his co-ordination and site management skills, which made our jobs that much easier.

We feel confident in the work that Sollmann Electric Company completed on this project, as with previous projects, and look forward to hopefully working with your team in the future.

Sincerely,

Daniel L. Brown, Senior Project Manager
Dennis Schultz, Project Superintendent
TUTTLE CONSTRUCTION, INC.


To:  Sollmann Electric Co.

GROB Systems, Inc. is pleased to be working with a company like Sollmann Electric on our latest expansion project.  Their experienced employees and industry knowledge are key elements to their success.  It has been a pleasure working with them, and I feel confident that the work they have performed will meet our quality standards for this project.

Michael Hutecker, President
GROB SYSTEMS, INC.

 

 

Monumental Building for Sidney Municipal Court -- Sidney, OH

Winner of an "Award of Merit" presented by the Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

  • 30,925 sq. ft. project.
  • Renovation of part of the basement and first floor.
  • Total renovation of the second and third floor.
  • Construction of a fourth floor and mechanical mezzanine.

This project resulted in a beautiful building with state of the art functionality.  Although there were obstacles,
our staff was able to be creative and overcome any special situation.


Dear Mr. Sollmann:

I am writing this letter to compliment your company on your excellent electrical staff.  Your employees' experience and professionalism were key elements in the renovation of the Monumental Building.

I feel confident in the work that Sollmann Electric Co. performed on the Monumental Building project as well as the City of Sidney's other electrical needs.

Sincerely,

Jon S. Crusey, Assistant City Manager
CITY OF SIDNEY


Dear Mr. Sollmann:

I am writing to commend you and your company for the successful renovation of the Monumental Building.

Faced with extensive reconstruction to this historically significant downtown building and tight construction schedule, your employees completed the project in a professional and workmanlike manner.

Freytag & Associates, Inc. and Sollmann Electric Co. have worked together on many projects and look forward on future projects.

Sincerely,

Daniel J. Freytag
FREYTAG AND ASSOCIATES, INC.

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