February 12, 2015
"When I contacted Jim Oakes regarding my long-neglected, steep, winding, dirt driveway on Harstine Island, I was afraid I'd be waiting months and receive a bid I couldn't afford. I had seen his work, checked several references and knew he produced quality work. He looked at my waterfront site, started problem solving and provided a bid and a potential start date just two weeks out. He communicated throughout and his crew and equipment arrived on time and began immediately. In my 40 plus year career of working with teams in a variety of settings, I have rarely seen a group of workers approach a job (their second of a long hot day) with such enthusiasm, good humor, respect for me and my property, professionalism and intense focus. The crew works together so efficiently and effectively that it appears choreographed. They clearly have a great relationship and rapport with their boss and it shows in the outcome. I've waited for and saved for this paving project for years and the value added."
June 6, 2014
"Dear Jim, Thank you for a GREAT JOB. It was beyond our expectations & we couldn't be more pleased. Your crew was excellent, efficient, conscientious, friendly, very considerate. They are first rate and thank you for the Smoked Salmon. We enjoyed our first package tonight. Feel free to use us as a reference."