Letter of Recommendation: Kirk Izer, Project Facilitator
        Design-Build - Turn-key Tank Farm Design and Construction Projects-A better way to Build

To: the Board of Directors of Somerset Planning and Engineering Services


Re: Tank Farm Design and Construction for Tilley Chemical Co., Inc.


     It is not often we feel compelled to commend a vendor for a job well done but, your service to Tilley Chemical for the above named project certainly merits comment.


     The project at our Belcamp Maryland location represented a milestone for Tilley Chemical, our second location in over 59 years of continuous operation from a single location.   Needless to say, the project also represented a major financial obligation to Tilley.   From the outset of the project and our first impression of the representatives of SP&ES we felt comfortable. 


        Jon Wahl brought a strong team of professionals to work on our project.  Because we chose a “Design Build” approach to this project we had no idea of how important the trust we placed in SP&ES would be and how they would deliver above and beyond our expectations.


       I would like to simply highlight the positive experience we had working with SP&ES and the relationship we developed:


  • Knowledgeable

  • Professional

  • Excellent project management – kept the timeline on track

  • Excellent sub-contractors

  • Flexibility

  • Maintained extremely high standards

  • Communication – kept us constantly informed of progress and any issues that needed to be addressed

  • Design Build approach – your folks had the expertise to make this approach a home run for Tilley

  • Advisement – knowledge and expertise well communicated actually changed our thinking on design concepts and hindsight confirms correctness – glad we listened

  • Supplier and customer comments – all have been very impressed with the facility


In summary, my only regret is that we don’t have more projects of this magnitude in the near future that we could work on together but, when they come up, SP&ES will get the call.


Many Thanks,


Kirk Izer, CPA

Secretary/Treasurer and Project Facilitator

Tilley Chemical Co., Inc.