What Our Clients Are Saying
"I have the highest regards for the talent and ability the JFW, Inc. team brings to a renovation project. With Jim Wilson as President coordinating all the efforts and providing valuableleadership, we have been successful in managing project decision making, implementationand budgets. JFW has consistently demonstrated uncompromising ethical standards."
-Michael Saxenian, Head of School, Mclean School, Former Assistant Head of School and CFO, Sidwell Friends School
"JFW has made Mercersburg extremely successful in their endeavors to guide our renovation projects. Very few times in one's life do you encounter the right cause, people, commitment and finances to pull off what our school has completed. If more people could direct their energies to collaborative efforts, checking their egos and agendas at the door, the world would be a truly better place. Thanks for all you do for our school."
-John K. Prentiss, Mercersburg Academy, Board of Regents
"The Owner operated Management Company of the historic Hay-Adams, Hospitality Visions, and the entire staff of the Hotel would like to thank those whose talent and care during our extensive renovation have contributed to the elegant outcome."
-Hans Bruland, The Hay-Adams Hotel, General Manager
"JFW, Inc. has worked closely with The Loomis Chaffee School for several years and, prior to that, with The Holton-Arms School as a trusted advisor for over a decade on projects ranging in scope from $100,000 to $20 million. With each endeavor, JFW has brought expertise, hard work, and integrity that has added considerable value to each project. I have found them to be a truly principled firm and a genuinely dedicated partner to the school."
-Richard Esposito, Chief Financial Officer at The Loomis Chaffee School, former CFO of The Holton-Arms School
“One of the greatest strengths of JFW is that your firm has the depth and experience to offer all the benefits that are needed for a successful project. From the monthly reports, budgeting, scheduling and willingness to discuss concerns at a moment’s notice, we have benefited greatly from our relationship. Our past and current experiences with your firm are the primary reason JFW is the first call we make when considering any significant capital improvement.”
- Luke A. Boyle, Chevy Chase Club, General Manager & CFO
"JFW was the first professional group we hired when we began this ongoing, almost four-year Master Plan Project. We have benefited significantly from our association with JFW. They bring a proactive, “can do” attitude to every circumstance and have often offered alternative solutions to situations before they became a problem."
- Janice Calomiris, AIA, Congressional Country Club, Chair of Master Plan Steering Committee, Member/Board of Governors
I greatly enjoyed working with JFW. They are very professional, responsive and extremely conscientious. I highly recommend their services.
-Nicholas Demas, Partner at Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC
“We've worked with construction and project management firms of all sizes on projects from Shanghai to the Kennedy Center. I've yet to find a firm more responsive, capable, and just plain sensible than JFW. I highly recommend them to you.”
-Martin Vinik, Sachs Morgan Studio, Director of Planning Services
“JFW, Inc. provides outstanding leadership to all of the project team members to maximize the opportunity for project success from initial planning to final construction punch lists. JFW, Inc. consistently delivers a high level of customer service, project accuracy and most importantly, completion on time and within budget.”
-Kirk O. Reese, Chevy Chase Club, General Manager
“Your expertise in coordinating the consultants to ensure a successful project has been evident during the entire construction project. From evaluating and making recommendations to the initial drawings; preparing preliminary budgets: guiding us in making informed decisions to stay within the budget; this expertise has been invaluable to our School. We now have a very beautiful and functional school of the highest quality that meets the needs of our faculty and students and know that you have helped make this happen.”
-Joshua Kern, Thurgood Marshall Academy, President and Co-Founder
“As Head of Maret School, I was deeply involved with our extensive $20 million renovation project. It included totally refurbishing our academic center, which is approximately 40,000 square feet, as well as adding a new 40,000 square foot extension. We also expanded our playing field and installed artificial turf. All of this was accomplished in an I8-month period. Although Jim's schedule was considerably full, he threw himself into our project and helped us pull back the scope without compromising our program. Whenever I needed JFW to ratchet up the pressure on the construction company, they were able to do so. I was impressed throughout with their professionalism and their ability to remain tough but evenhanded with all parties. I would certainly use them again if we were to do another major project.”
-Marjo Talbott, Maret School, Head of School
"Jim Wilson has provided a valuable service to Covenant Life Church by acting in the capacity of project manager for the General Contractor, but in a larger sense of the Construction Manager and coordinator. Jim has been able to monitor costs through all phases of the project to insure that the church has received a facility which meets all of its requirements and which has been constructed within the proposed budget. We also feel that Jim’s input at the conceptual stages is paramount in establishing and shaping the building program, design, and construction budget. I welcome the opportunity to highly recommend Mr. Wilson and am confident he will be a major asset to any project with which he is involved."
- James W. Emr, AIA, Smolen + Associates Architects
“Our project involved many aspects that complicated the construction process; our membership insisted on occupying the space during all phases of the construction, the facility was over 50 years old and there were no reliable as-built drawings, we hired a new General Manager in the middle of the project and the level of finishes was carefully scrutinized. One of the consistent elements of the job was JFW’s presence and direction.”
-Lynn B. Fuechsel, President Jack Bays, Inc., General Contractor and Developer
“The JFW team is by far the most outstanding project delivery team I have worked with.”
-Roland Lemke, AIA, LEED, Cannon Design, Principal of Mid-Atlantic Region