Joel Peterson – Owner, J. Peterson Homes
"As the owner of J. Peterson Homes, a custom home builder in Traverse City area, I have worked with the team at Gourdie-Fraser for the better part of 10 years. We build on challenging waterfront property all over Northern Michigan making surveying and site engineering a very important part of our process. I can’t say enough about the timeliness, professionalism and dedication of Gourdie-Fraser."
Jim Sturmer – Village President, Village of Lake Ann
"When the Village of Lake Ann contracted with GFA to provide services in conjunction with application for a Federal Safety grant to replace the village guardrail system, we had no idea of the scope of that endeavor. GFA staff provided the expertise, education and professionalism that enabled the Village to navigate the project from grant application, engineering, field supervision and final audit of the project. Their comprehensive expertise covered all facets of project management, making our role simple and straightforward. Accomplishing a much needed infrastructure upgrade would not have been possible without GFA's professional expertise. GFA provided a complete, in house, menu of services; including preparation of the grant, field survey and engineering, coordination with State and Federal agencies, contractor supervision / compliance, final audit and project close out."
Wade Forton - Superintendent, Northport Point Cottage Owners Association
Jim Weckenbrock - VP Uanaleel, the utility subsidiary of the Northport Point Cottage Owners Association
"The Northport Point Community has had a long standing relationship with Gourdie-Fraser Associates and is very grateful for the services provided. They have worked with us for 17 years on both our Wastewater Treatment System and more recently, on our state of the art membrane Water Filtration Plant. They are knowledgeable of the Federal and Eagle State regulations. They do all sampling and maintenance, and are available 24/7 for prompt service."
Steve Kingsbury – City Treasurer, Finance and Tech Director, City of Clare
"Gourdie-Fraser and Associates (GFA) has served the City of Clare as our engineer of record for over half a century, always with a positive, can do and solution oriented perspective. In all respects the entire GFA team are consummate professionals in every respect who we consider to be more than just our engineering contractor, we consider them to be valued members of our staff. As a small city that provides water and sewer services to approximately 1,300 customers; has a general aviation; with two industrial parks; several municipal recreational parks; and a fairly extensive road and sidewalk system so it is helpful and comforting to the city’s staff to have GFA just a phone call away to professionally guide us."
Robert A. Tyler (Councilman. Village of Central Lake) MEDC ICE Grant
"The Village of Central lake has a very dynamic relationship with Ms. Hodges and GFA. Their extensive knowledge of Central Lake and our personnel affords a more productive use of time, energy, and money, and offers a level of familiarity when discussing projects. I highly recommend the use of GFA, as the professional engineering firm and Jennifer Hodges a project manager without reservation."
Matt Skeels (Manager, Benzie County Road Commission)
"The Benzie County Road Commission selected GFA as our engineer of record in Feb, 2016…our experience has been very positive. The staff is readily available and has demonstrated a high level of professionalism. We have had no question on their invoices."
Ken Hibl (Manager, City of Clare)
"Simply stated, GFA is very good at what they do. We have absolute confidence and trust in this firm, its employees, and their work. As you are well aware, there are large number of good engineering firms out there. Of those, a handful standout as being great. Our past and present experience with GFA justifies our placement of this firm in the latter category."