Thompson Electric Company has had the privilege of working with EDA for many years on a variety of projects. When working with EDA on a project, it always turns out to be a positive experience. Your team is extremely knowledgeable and works hard to keep a team approach on a project. The EDA team are true professionals in every aspect, from the design to the completion of a project.

Communication is always critical on a project and the EDA team is always available to answer questions and provides clear and concise information. Your team is open to listening to alternatives and is willing to explore those ideas, if it can be a benefit to a project.

Overall, Thompson Electric enjoys working with EDA and whenever they are part of the owner’s team, we know that the electrical portion of the project will be concise with a complete set of drawings and specifications.

– Barney Pottebaum, Vice President and General Manager

As Director of Operations and New Construction for the Sioux City Community School District I have used EDA for our electrical/mechanical engineering services for the past 16 years. I have used EDA exclusively because of their expert quality serve. They use the latest technology in their design work and are very responsive to our needs and concerns. They interact with the owner through the design work and they are a full service firm. They are knowledgeable of the State of Iowa requirements and file all the necessary forms for the school district.

They have saved the District money by actively doing the startup of all systems upon completion of a project, thus we do not have to hire commissioning from another company. They visit the site during construction to make sure the specifications are followed and to work out any issues the contractor might have. They provide follow up after completion and are quick to respond to our questions and help if there are any warranty issues.

I highly recommend EDA for their expertise and quality design work and service.

– Mel McKern, Director of Operations and New Construction

It has been our pleasure to work with EDA and your associates over the past 20 years. We have always enjoyed bidding your projects. The drawings are concise and detailed. This helps in many ways; first of all it allows predictability to us. This allows us to bid more aggressively and not worry about inconsistencies. Second, we know we can build the project with confidence knowing that it will be something that Metro Electric will be proud to have our name attached to for years.

-Robert Dandurand, Metro Electric Project Manager

Ten-Kredit Electric would like to express our appreciation for the outstanding Engineering Services that you provide. From an electrical contractors perspective EDA provides the most comprehensive electrical plans available for bidding and construction execution. EDA is helpful to work with and provides outstanding support throughout the construction process which makes our jobs easier. This teamwork approach helps us contractors understand the owners intent, this empowers us to install our systems according to the owners expectations, which always leads to happy customers.

-Troy Ten Napel, Owner and Project Manager

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of EDA Inc. I am the superintendent at Lawton-Bronson Community School and from the spring of 2008 through the fall of 2009, we worked closely with associates Mike King and Jon Buiter on our new elementary building project. Mike and Jon designed and executed all of the electrical and mechanical engineering for our new 66,000 square foot facility and some of the features of the project included a ground source heating and cooling system and a number of energy saving electrical designs. Their work speaks for itself. Four years after our new building opened, we are enjoying annual energy cost savings and their design work has added to the aesthetic beauty of our elementary school.

Every encounter we had with EDA Inc. throughout our project was positive. At every meeting and in answering every question, Mike and Jon were professional and thoughtful. I did not know much about engineering when we went through this project, and every time I asked a question, I received answers that were thorough and in terms that I could understand. I felt throughout the entire project that Mike and Jon had a personal stake in our project and that they would do anything necessary to make sure that we were satisfied with the work and that we understood the process. This type of integrity and commitment to a customer left me so impressed that if I am ever involved in any future projects that involve engineering services, I will contact EDA, Inc. If you are involved in any work that requires engineering design, consultation, or oversight, I HIGHLY recommend EDA, Inc. They are expertly competent and professional, but just as importantly, they are a company that demonstrated integrity, outstanding communication, and a personal investment in our project and in our employees who were part of that project. The strong relationship EDA built with our school staff helped the building process go so smoothly and their work was completed within the planned budget and ahead of schedule. I cannot speak highly enough of the contribution that EDA, Inc. made to the construction of our new elementary building. If I can be of any other assistance, please contact me at (712) 944-5183 and I would be happy to discuss EDA ‘s excellent work.

-Jeffrey D. Thelander, Lawton-Bronson Superintendent

I wanted to drop you a note as we conclude work on our new fire station at 3109 Dearborn Avenue. It is my opinion that the work you have done has been exemplary and of the highest quality. I have felt that you have been a partner and an advocate since we first made contact.

With a limited budget I feel we obtained the maximum bang for our taxpayer buck along with everything we wanted, needed, and more. This was due in large part because of you and your team. You worked with all of our people involved both within this department and other city departments to make certain every step was completed with the highest quality.

The finished product is both beautiful and very functional. It meets all of the needs we expressed to you from the onset. The comments we received at our very large open house were most complimentary and our crews have nothing but praise for the facility. I am truly impressed with your efforts on this project and would not hesitate to work with you again. It has been a pleasure working with you.

-Tom Everett, Sioux City Fire Chief

Dordt University has appreciated its long-term relationship with EDA.  They have been valuable partners with us on several major construction projects.  EDA keeps abreast of emerging technology and develop creative and affordable solutions.  We particularly value the service they provide after projection completion—they are happy to provide guidance on operational and maintenance challenges.

-Howard Wilson, Vice President for University Operations

EDA has been a very strong partner and a key piece of our ability to do high quality projects at Sioux Center Community Schools. I have appreciated the professionalism and timeliness that EDA has established with us in our work together.

The professionals at EDA are very personable and I have felt very approachable when we have questions and concerns. This relational piece helps our shared interests of effectiveness and efficiency. We have worked with EDA multiple times, and I believe our familiarity is a definite positive as they have a strong idea of what we are expecting as a school district and community.

-Gary McEldowney, Superintendent

We have done several projects with EDA.  I have found them to be knowledgeable and professional.  Their communication is timely.  They work hard to ensure satisfaction by following up long after a project is finished and working through any hardware performance issues as needed.

-Chad Janzen, Superintendent