It is my pleasure to submit this letter of recommendation for ProStar Surfaces. Your company has partnered with Marquette University on so many wood floor installations, rehabilitations and annual maintenance projects over the years that it is difficult to remember them all. What I do remember however is that all of them resulted in a positive result for Marquette.
ProStar was involved with projects before my arrival in 1982, but I distinctly remember my first project in July of that year. We had some moisture problems in the Helfaer Center racquetball and squash courts and we were under a time crunch to get things resolved. The job was completed on time as promised and with very personal care and diligence. Since that time, I have personally worked with you on the installation of the wood multi-purpose room floor at Helfaer (5 basketball courts), construction of the arena and practice court wood floors at the Al McGuire Center (2003), at least one new portable court at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and countless annual maintenance procedures on all of our wood floors.
After all these years and all these projects there are several key points about our relationship that persist. Your company has and continues to provide personal service with a priority on doing whatever is required to do the job on-time and with promised results. You know the wood floor business from top to bottom – new construction to repairs to the best products for the best results. And, as stated earlier, your personalized service is very important and comforting.
Thank you for your years of service and do not hesitate to use me as a reference. Take care and l Iook forward to working with you as always this spring and summer as we plan annual maintenance.
Associate Athletics Director Marquette University
Facility and Event Management
ProStar Surfaces, Inc. offered amazing products and true craftsman installation for our office renovation. When it came time to design our new office space, we wanted to use materials that would represent our expertise in designing educational spaces, be environmentally responsible and be unique to an office environment. ProStar provided several great salvaged material products, which provide a unique story that you can’t get with modern building products. We contracted with ProStar for salvaged gym floor planks and wood bleacher boards. The wood gym floor was salvaged from Wisconsin Lutheran College and was used as a wood ceiling in our conference room and private offices. The wood bleacher boards were salvaged from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and were used on the face of several accent walls throughout and also as a custom sliding barn door.
In addition to these exquisite salvaged products, ProStar also provided the install for the wood ceilings, bleacher board walls and even crafted the barn door. ProStar's meticulous attention to detail assured a great final product. They even included the original bolts from the salvaged wood bleacher boards in the accent wall and sliding barn door. The ability for a “flooring contractor” to do more than just floors shows their level of expertise and level of craftsmanship. We are very happy with the final product and much of that is attributed to ProStar’s involvement.
Eric Ohlfs - AIA, LEED AP
Dear Mr. Koller:
As I look to my impending retirement this summer from the University, I wish to recognize ProStar Surfaces and in particular you as one of the vendors that have made my professional life over the past thirty years an easy road to travel.
As I’m sure you will recall our first encounter was the installation of the thirty-two thousand square feet of maple gym flooring and the Fiberesin panels for twelve racquetball courts that ProStar installed in the newly constructed Southeast Recreational Facility in 1983. May I add that the floors and panels look as good today as they did when they were installed twenty -nine years ago. I also had the opportunity to work with you on replacing our 1/10 of a mile three lane synthetic track surface in 2008 and I’m happy to share with you that the surface is performing beautifully.
In closing I wish to thank you and ProStar Surfaces for the fine and reliable work you provided UW-Madison and me with during my tenure.
John G. Paine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director Recreational Sports Facilities
The work completed by the ProStar team is nothing short of amazing. I couldn't be happier to have such knowledgeable, experienced professionals on the job.
I was able to spend some time with Adam and the team on Friday night as they painted the center falcon logo. I can't wait to see the final product (although I must admit to peaking already).
Thank you and your team for truly transforming the gym. I know it has been a roller coaster ride, but our student body - particularly our basketball student-athletes are beyond excited to call this space home.
I would like to touch base with you soon to discuss the purchase of some products to help protect the floor. Truman College looks forward to continuing our partnership with you.
Again, thank you for leaving such a special footprint on the campus - to be enjoyed by many for years to come!
Harry S Truman College
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