I have worked directly with ECI on three successfully completed “South Platte River Vision Projects”: Johnson Habitat Park, Pasquinel’s Landing Park and Grant – Frontier park. ECI worked diligently with the design teams to make the project partners’ vision a reality through pre-construction services (budgeting, scheduling and constructability reviews), as well as project construction. When it came time to start construction, ECI worked persistently and seamlessly to achieve all project goals. ECI’s self-performance capabilities assured adherence to strict water quality and environmental standards working within the river. Despite the environmental and river/water control challenges, the River Vision projects were completed ‘on time and within budget”. The projects exceeded The Greenway Foundation’s expectations as well as the high standards of the City and County of Denver, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District A further testament to the success of these projects has been the numerous awards they have won.
Furthermore, what elevates ECI above many of their professional peers has been the innate ability to handle almost incomprehensible challenges at Confluence Park (Shoemaker Plaza, named after my father) over the last two years. When most contractors would have walked away at the discovery of the unknown contaminate “coal tar,” conversely, ECI persevered. In collaboration with all of the respective governmental agencies involved with this significant projects at Denver’s birthplace, ECI spent 18 months of planning and clean-up to help keep the project moving forward and construction is back on track and the completion of this generational project will be completed before the end of 2017.