“This hotel has truly been unique. After the first month of operation, Aardex's Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel in Rifle has started stronger out of the gate than any of the other newly constructed hotels in our portfolio."
Chris Durso, Vice President of Operations for Rim Hospitality
“One employee recently told me that he is “six times more productive” since moving here. The airflow, thermal comfort, the magnificent use of natural light – all contribute to improved teamwork and productivity. We commend and thank Aardex for a job well-done.”
David B. Perez, President & CEO, CaridianBCT
“Industry leaders. The Signature Centre is a remarkable achievement.”
Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter
“The best of the best.”
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
(in awarding Aardex the 2007 Office Development of the Year Award)
"Aardex is breaking the mold in development."
Dr. Volker Hartkopf, Director of the Center for Performance and Building Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University
"It really is a visually stunning building."
Kevin Smith, President Gambro (primary Signature Centre tenant)
"It was clear during our marketing effort that investors quickly realized that there was no other building like Signature Centre in Colorado or the United States. After touring the asset in detail, they clearly realized that tenants at the building would enjoy lower operating expenses, as well as higher employee productivity and retention. As a result, investors expected that Signature Centre would enjoy a higher tenant retention ratio than a traditional office building, and that it would offer a distinct competitive advantage to a landlord. Indeed, while difficult to quantify precisely, it was clear that the market was willing to pay a premium for the asset. Two of the final three bidders had a mandate to acquire green/sustainable developed buildings and the result drove pricing at least another 25 basis points."
Tim Swan, CB Richard Ellis
“Aardex is to be commended for achieving Platinum LEED certification. This facility is one that both the community and its customers can be proud of.”
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
“I drive by this building every day, and it’s been amazing to witness the work Aardex has done. This is a beautiful building and a great addition to Jefferson County.”
Commissioner Kevin McCaskey (who presented Aardex with the 2007 Design Excellence Award)
“You have a brilliant group of dynamic leaders who clearly support the vision and culture to make a difference in health care.”
Laura Ellington, the Center for Health Design
"Aardex's integration of design, construction and management makes their developments fast and flexible for their clients. I'm amazed by what they are able to produce so efficiently for tenants."
Hy Brown-VP of Tishman Realty & Construction (manager of 5 of the 6 tallest buildings in the U.S.)
"The loyalty of Aardex to their vendors and customers is second to none. I know because I’ve worked with them more than 20 years now. A good relationship that’s long lasting is important to be able to deliver quality projects."
Mike Gorman, Neujahr & Gorman Consulting Engineers
"The fact that they perform all services from design to construction is a huge plus for us. We are so busy with our own practice; we need that kind of flexibility from our partners."
Scott Davis, COO NEA Clinics on the Jonesboro project
“I just want to say that I am very proud of your team from Tom, Richard, Harry, Jeff and Rachael to Jim, Irv and Dana. All are doing a fantastic job on Muskogee Community Hospital. Thank you for assembling such a great team."
Mark Roberts, CEO, MCH
"The Signature Centre is the wave of the future. It raises our entire profile on the West Side as a place that supports this leading-edge kind of building."
Preston Gibson, CEO Jefferson County Economic Development Council
"These kinds of state-of-the-art systems were not required ... You chose to provide them, indicating you have a genuine interest in satisfying the government with quality office space."
Philip Waggoner, Acting Director, Real Estate Division, General Services Administration
"Aardex maintained a high standard of customer satisfaction and cooperative spirit throughout project design and construction. I highly recommend Aardex as contractor of choice."
Linda Smith, Department of the Army
"In addition to being easy to work with, Aardex has designed and built a truly state of the art facility. The space as carefully laid out and the building adapted to suit our needs-not the other way around."
Rich Wands, Director, NAFRI, DC
"Even with the best of plans, NARA needed the services of a first rate developer - to find the land, set the pricing and construct and manage the facility. Aardex met the challenge."
Shirley Burton, Regional Administrator, NARA, CA