OUT-PACING THE COMPETITION
Shealy Electrical Wholesalers
"As an Electrical Distributor, we were immediately impressed with how well-run Feyen Zylstra is. We have worked with Associates from their corporate office, their Nashville, TN office, and most recently their Charleston, SC office. It is clear that the leadership from the top of the organization all the way to the field, practice what they preach. Integrity, honesty and trust resonate from the CEO to the helper in the field."
"Personally, I believe Feyen Zylstra is out-pacing their competition. Their core values, willingness to share best-practices, and empowerment of their people help not only the electrical contracting industry, but the suppliers, vendors, and community charities in attracting highly qualified talent back to the electrical contracting business."
"With over 27 years of experience in the electrical manufacturer and distribution business, I highly recommend Feyen Zylstra as one of the best electrical contractor firms I have dealt with.You and your crew have been a pleasure to work with. The professionalism on all sides of FZ has been remarkable. And the racks; that was really nice work. There are people out there that don't think structure cabling is an art form. I am not one of those people and I recognize the crew did an outstanding job."
Vice President of Construction Sales
ATTITUDE OF COOPERATION
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc.
"Feyen Zylstra was selected to be the subcontractor for multiple projects with scopes including electrical, various controls systems, and process related work. Their selection was based on their unique capabilities to meet the stringent project requirements for design input, cost, schedule adherence, coordination, safety procedures, and quality control."
"FZ continually demonstrated, from the initiation to the completion, their willingness to be a team player to complete the project successfully. Their ability to provide engineering design and review has been a true value added to the projects in terms of accurately defining the deliverable, improvement to project schedule, and optimizing project cost. All of the team members they had involved brought an attitude of cooperation and high standards to the project."
Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND HIGH EXPERTISE
Triangle Associates, Inc.
"Triangle Associates has had the pleasure of working with Feyen Zylstra as an electrical contractor for many years and they have always provided our clients with exemplary results. This past year, we have worked with Feyen Zylstra on a number of projects including the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University and The Rowe, a mixed-use condominium project in downtown Grand Rapids. When we were renovating our main office, a project that was very meaningful to our team, FZ was the clear choice."
"Feyen Zylstra also offers Design Build capabilities for their clients, which we have used on numerous projects. The team at FZ is cognizant of clients' budgets and deadlines when designing and can deliver a timely and cost-saving final product, without sacrificing quality."
"Triangle has always had a positive working relationship with Feyen Zylstra’s management, office staff, and field teams. Each member of the company is focused on providing quality service that exceeds the clients’ expectations. Feyen Zylstra prides themselves on being able to solve even the most complicated electrical challenges and Triangle values their professional knowledge and expertise on the jobsite."
Vice President of Business Development
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
“I would say that FZ is ahead of the curve in all areas - technology, culture, outreach, community impact, growth, and structure. It is obvious that the executive team cares about the employees and makes sure that they are equipped with the best tools possible to be successful. FZ’s ingoing and outgoing communication is truly spectacular and makes them a company you can trust.”
Facility Solutions Manager
Elzinga & Volkers
“Feyen Zylstra is the pinnacle of what others want to be. As innovators, their leading edge translates from the top of the office all the way to the field. In all of the projects we have worked on together, we have always been confident in their competence and ability to get the project done the right way.”
President and CEO
BENDING OVER BACKWARD TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
“Feyen Zylstra has performed excellent work for JBS Plainwell, many times bending over backward to help solve multiple problems. They have provided us support that has surpassed our standards when others in the industry have not come close. When we went through a transformer failure, FZ was able to restore power in only one shift. Our corporate management informed us that if this had happened at any other plat it would have been down for a week. We are very impressed by FZ’s abilities and are thankful to have them as a partner.”
Hitt Contracting Co.
“FZ’s staff is professional, respectful, dedicated to safety, and provides quality workmanship on our projects. Their competitive pricing helps us get our project off the ground, while their unique self-performed service offerings save our company time and headaches. We look forward to a continued partnership with Feyen Zylstra on many more successful projects.”
RESPONSIVE AND RELIABLE
“Our guys love working with the FZ team. Their employees are personable, reliable, and take great pride in the work they perform. The attention to detail and housekeeping affirms the quality and workmanship that they are known for. I appreciate the fact that I can call them with any questions and they get back to me with an answer.”
Operations and Maintenance Specialist
STRONG, OPEN COMMUNICATION
“Feyen Zylstra’s professionalism carries across every level of the company to create partnerships based on strong, open communication. Their team attacks projects by delving into the details and critically understanding the project in its entirety. I look forward to working with FZ on future projects.”
Michigan Operations Manager
“All of the FZ team members I’ve dealt with over the years have consistently been exceptional in the services they provide. The vast knowledge that Feyen Zylstra possesses has aided in making the correct decisions when it comes to our critical power systems. Many times, they have caught design and installation issues and fixed them before a problem arose. We relish the partnership with FZ and know that we can count on them for all of our needs.”
Chief Building Engineer
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Interlochen Center for the Arts
“Feyen Zylstra has provided Interlochen Center for the Arts successful service for decades. Their technicians are highly skilled and are always willing to go above and beyond to provide excellent results. The work they have performed has always been of the highest quality and they employ, without a doubt, some of the best, most professional and courteous technicians in the industry. I recommend Feyen Zylstra wholeheartedly for any data network installation project.”
Senior Network Engineer
“FZ’s employees have proven to be team players and problem solvers that bring solutions to the table. They’re also pleasant to work with. They are dedicated to our team and provide strong BIM and prefabrication capabilities that have added value to multiple projects.”
"You and your crew have been a pleasure to work with. The professionalism on all sides of FZ has been remarkable. And the racks; that was really nice work. There are people out there that don't think structure cabling is an art form. I am not one of those people and I recognize the crew did an outstanding job."
General Mills Yoplait
"Feyen Zylstra has just completed the major electrical power & controls work for us on a large expansion at the General Mills Yoplait facility in Reed City, MI."
"We are very pleased with all aspects of their work including site management of the superintendents and foreman, office support, level of skills of the electricians, quality of workmanship, safety awareness and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the work completed."
"Their experience in working in a food and dairy facility makes Feyen Zylstra one of our preferred contractors and we plan to include them on all future bid packages at this facility."
INTEGRITY EARNS RESPECT
"Thank you so much for your generous gesture of saving us $62,000 during the time you worked on our design-build project. It would have been easy for you to bill the full amount of the bid and we would never have known. We admire, respect, and very much appreciate your consideration.
"You can also be sure that we will highly recommend you to others and will call on you in the future. Your workmanship and products were excellent. We look forward to a continued working relationship."
Dave and Judi Nykamp
GREAT DESIGN BUILD REPUTATION
CD Barnes and Associates
"CD Barnes and Associates has found it very easy to work with Feyen Zylstra, especially regarding design-build projects. It is refreshing to have a subcontractor who will provide initial budget pricing and then move into design and stick to the budget. Often you hear of extras on hard dollar jobs, and this is even more prevalent with design-build. I can say that Feyen Zylstra works with us to keep these at an absolute minimum.
"It is a pleasure to work with Feyen Zylstra and we will continue to do so in the future. CD Barnes and Associates would recommend them wholeheartedly."
Vice President of Development
ANTICIPATING CUSTOMERS' NEEDS
Van Andel Institute
"This was a tough project with extensive concrete, a tight site, and world-renowned personalities to deal with. You were a valuable member of the design and development team, bringing forth issues on a timely basis which kept the project moving smoothly, and saving unknown dollars because items didn’t have to be dealt with as an afterthought."
SAVING THE CUSTOMER MONEY
Leland Public Schools
"We found service to be both timely and professional. After winning our project bid, planning and suggestions were given that saved our district well over $10,000. On-site project managers were top notch. Work was checked and rechecked before the project was turned over to us. Excellent documentation of all systems including photos was provided. We would highly recommend this company for both small and large network, telephone system, or electrical solutions."
GOING THE EXTRA MILE
"Spectrum Health chose Feyen Zylstra as its cable vendor of choice when it came time to re-cable the Spectrum Health Blodgett campus in preparation for the installation of a brand new voice and data network. Over the course of a year, Feyen Zylstra installed well over 5000 Avaya SCS Category 6 cables, as well as a brand new fiber optic backbone to support the hospital's new gigabyte infrastructure.
"Given the overall scope, size and complexity of the project, which was completed while working in a still fully functioning hospital environment, Feyen Zylstra did a great job in not only completing the project given all their roadblocks, but paying attention to the details and going the extra mile in ensuring that Spectrum Health was satisfied with the level of work that was done.
"Feyen Zylstra was always responsive and reacted to numerous contingencies that would have sunk a number of projects along the way if they hadn't been so accessible and flexible with their resources. Spectrum Health is very happy with the work Feyen Zylstra did for us, and we look forward to maintaining our business relationship with them."
Senior Data Communications Specialist
ON SCHEDULE NO MATTER WHAT
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
"Replacing the entire electrical and communications systems while keeping the airport in operation was a huge undertaking. The entire staff is to be commended for their tireless efforts to keep the Project on schedule without any interruptions to the airport."
Senior Project Manager
Earth Tech Architects
WORKING AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE
Grand Rapids Ballet
"Mike, Tom, and Jerry really went out of their way to work around our busy schedule at the Ballet. We really appreciate their cooperation and good sense of humor that helped make their job and mine a lot easier. Thanks for the great work! If we need any more work done in our main studio, or on any other special projects, we will be sure to keep Feyen Zylstra in mind."
PROFESSIONALISM EARNS RESPECT
"I consider myself very fortunate to have the caliber of project management and field technician skill levels at my disposal that Feyen Zylstra provides when working on many of our large infrastructure projects and voice network operation support. They support us by providing a high level of attention to detail, understanding of network connectivity, and professionalism. They work within our time constraints and will offer design improvements that are beneficial to the ongoing developments of our infrastructure. This area of telecommunications is highly competitive, and within our organization in order maintain the relationship, respect must be earned. Feyen Zylstra has earned my respect."
Director of Communication Infrastructure
GREAT ON A TEAM I
Northern Michigan Surgical Center
"The Feyen Zylstra group was an integral part of our team, helping to successfully complete another project on schedule and under budget."
John P. Pierman
Barton Malow Company
GREAT ON A TEAM II
Metro Health Hospital
“Your company defined the term partnering in every phase of the project.”
HISTORY OF EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
Northwestern Michigan College
"I would (and have on several occasions) highly recommend the services of Feyen Zylstra. Northwestern Michigan College has called on Feyen Zylstra many times during the last 10 years, and we have never been disappointed with the final job result. Feyen Zylstra has provided their interior cabling services for us on small remodeling jobs, large remodeling jobs, and new building construction. We have also used Feyen Zylstra to install fiber optic cables between remote campus locations and our main campus facility. On many occasions, they go above and beyond the call to complete a job. They are highly concerned to make sure that the jobs they complete are done on time and to specifications provided."
Coordinator of Systems and LAN Management
QUALITY THAT “TRAVELS”
Universal Forest Products
“We were so impressed that now we don’t just use Feyen Zylstra locally. We know we can trust their quality. And they work so efficiently, we can actually bring them with us to work on facilities in Florida and other parts of the country and it actually saves us money.”
Data Center Project Manager
A MODEL FOR OTHERS
J. W. Marriott-Grand Rapids
“We want you to know that when we look at this project, we hold Feyen Zylstra up as an example of what a contractor should be.”
Representatives from PMA
Owner’s Representative on the J. W. Marriott – Grand Rapids