“He was probably the most patient, understanding, and honest person I have ever known. I remember his words on the way to a new project. He said, ‘I want you to be superintendent on this job, do a good job, give the owner everything the plans and specs call for.’ It impressed me an awful lot because what more could you ask for? He was the most honest man I could imagine working for. He was honest to his employees. He was honest to his patrons.”

Paul Frair, former V.P. of Herman Gundlach Inc. and lifelong friend

“I always was amazed at the way he gives credit to other people for the success of his company.”

Brad Carrigan, representing the Associated General Contractors of America