Testimonials

“How about Chicora? Awesome! You and your team did it! It looks great!”

-Jeffrey Borowy – Chief Operating Officer – Charleston County School District

 

“BCG is an outstanding minority business enterprise firm. They are not a shell company. But, a diverse company of fully qualified school construction experts that will make your building program a success.”

Bill Lewis – Former Chief Operating Officer Capital Programs
 Charleston County School District

 

“It has been our firm’s pleasure to have worked with Dale Collier, and the Brownstone Construction Group for much of the past decade. We have been most impressed with BCG thorough knowledge of construction techniques, construction materials, and his management of large and small construction projects.”

-Harvey Gantt – Principal – Gantt Huberman Architects

 

“What was once a dreaded process has become a wonderful learning experience under Mr. Collier’s guidance. It is without reservation that I recommend Brownstone Construction Group, under the direction of Mr. Dale Collier, for any needs that your district should have.  I am quite certain that no other management group could have been a better fit for our projects and our community.”

-Phyllis Schwarting – Superintendent- Bamberg School District One

 

“Schwarting called the new spacious RCES, “a facility that is second to none.” She credited Dale Collier of Brownstone Construction Company, who was employed by the district, to oversee the projects and the construction companies for “bending over backwards” to help a poor rural district like Bamberg, to be “conservative” and yet not compromise anything when it came to the expense of the children.”

-The Advertizer Herald newspaper

 

“I have had the opportunity to work with the Brownstone Construction Group team in several school districts where I have been employed as a Superintendent. The partners of the firm are very knowledgeable in General Construction, Management, and Quality Control to ensure successful building programs for their clients.”

Dr. Walter Tobin

 

“The success of Haut Gap Middle School is easily attributable to the team enlisted to perform the work and the leadership Brownstone Construction Group. In addition to the standard challenges of the time, money, quality, and safety, this project presented the logistical demands of construction on an occupied site as well as sincere interest and scrutiny from the local community.”

-Andy Groves – Former President – Newton Builders

 

“We have worked with a half dozen construction management firms over the years and have no reservations about ranking Dale and BCG at the top of the list.”

-Joey Goforth – Principal – Goforth, Brown & Associates Architects

 

“I would be grateful for any future opportunities to work with BCG and his management firm, and highly recommend his firm to any school district in need of construction management services.”

-Robert Adams – President – Florence Builders, Incorporated

 

“Anyone looking to secure management personnel for building needs should consider Collier and his team at the top of the list. I recommend them highly.”

-Melvin Smoak – Former Superintendent – Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five

 

“BCG is first-class and I hope to have more opportunities to be on their team again in the future.”

-Ryan Matthews – Senior Project Manager – Choate Construction Company

 

“BCG is the most successful program management firm I have worked with being able to meet and exceed our district’s ambitious SWMBE goals.  Their outreach into the community is superb and their ability to get the region’s best SWMBE firms to work on our projects has been unprecedented.  Many program management firms make excuses for not meeting the district’s goals.  BCG finds creative and innovative ways to exceed them.” 

-Bill Lewis – Former Chief Operating Officer for Capital Programs – Charleston County School District

 

“It takes a team of partners to make a large, complex school district achieve excellence. The year’s school opening was the best we have ever had in Charleston County School District. You stood out as one of the “behind the scenes heroes” who worked diligently to ensure that our schools were ready for our students.”

-Dr. Nancy McGinley – Former Superintendent – Charleston County School District

 

“Rico, from time to time has had the pleasure of working with Brownstone Construction Company.  Brownstone has always been very amenable in including minorities in their projects.  Brownstone has hired and subbed out portions of their general contractual projects to local and black owned companies here in Savannah with overwhelming success.”

-Dorothy Strong – CEO – Rico Strong Construction

 

“We have had multiple referrals from Brownstone that have credited significant growth for our company, increase in our revenues and status as an MBE qualified and successful company in this large scale commercial industry. Along with referring, they have helped navigate the MBE process to assure mutual success.”

Pete Campbell Sr. – President – P.C. Painting, LLC

 

“As we look forward to the future and grow the foundation of our twenty year old company, we can rest assusred that Brownstone Construction Group will continue to guide and mentor our organization as well as countless others as we continue to build and develop our communities for many generations to come.”

-Chauncy R. Johnson – Vice President – Louis Masonry, LLC

“Bobby this is Bert McQueen. I attended the Brownstone Institute in 2015 at CSU. I want to thank you and Dale for helping my company. Thanks to your teachings I was able to form an alliance with a local GC and perofrm work for Charleston County School District.”

-Bertrum McQueen – Chief Executive Officer – B.M. Construction 

 

“I’d like to congratulate the Elkins/Brownstone team on the successful completion of Pulaski Elementary School.  This was a 90,000 SF school located on Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF), which required constant communication and coordination to ensure the military’s stringent security requirements were upheld.”

-Otis Brock – Former Chief Operations Officer – Savannah Chatham County Public School System

 

“We asked Miguel Camacho, head of their Savannah Office, to get us into one of their Program Managers meeting. Last week, Miguel did just that, and we got to sit in on a meeting at Estill Middle School in South Carolina. What an awesome experience it was. We watched as Dale Collier, President of Brownstone went through this long checklist of things that his contractors were responsible for doing.  One by one, they dealt with the “issues” so they would not become “problems” for the client.”

-Henry T. Wilfong Jr., MBA, CPA President, NASDB

 

“I take great pleasure in writing this recommendation for the Brownstone Construction Group.  I have had the pleasure of working with Brownstone for the past two years, in Georgia, and in neighboring South Carolina.  I found them to be efficient, professional and most of all caring as to the success of those that work with them.”

-Merilus J. Simms – Owner, Senior/ Estimator – M.J.S. Construction Company

 

“I interviewed several companies when considering a partnering relationship for our Savannah market.  I selected Brownstone as our alliance partner based on your track record, resume of accomplishments and specific qualifications of your personnel, all of which adds value in achieving our goals.”

-J. Bill Stinson – Former Senior Vice President – Elkins Constructors, Inc.

 

“WADcc has had the privilege to work with Brownstone Construction Group on a number of projects in Georgia and South Carolina.  The Brownstone Group is true to their word and actively supports the minority businesses within the community.  They offer effective assistance in getting through barriers that small businesses face and provide solutions when needed, in turn, making it easier for small business to get established on large commercial projects.”

-W.A. Davis – Owner – WADcc Construction Consultants

 

“The Brownstone Construction Group commits to their word and provides opportunities for the local Small Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).  They will help you over obstacles and provide a solution to make the bidding process equal.  Therefore we can achieve success on large commercial projects.”

-Earnest Wright, Jr. – Owner – Economy Masonry

 

“I just wanted to take the time to personally thank Brownstone Construction Group for the opportunity to work for and with you as a minority contractor.  As you may know, it is almost impossible for a minority to get a square, fair shot at doing work against the bigger competitors, but you have seen the possibilities and took your chance with B & B and we showed you that we too can hang with and in many cases, out do some of the bigger companies.”

-Bobby L. Adams – President – B & B Demolition and Contractors, Inc.

 

“As a small business owner, opportunities to pursue commercial projects have become fairly difficult because of larger competitors.  Your team has allowed my firm to exhibit unique trades that we felt that we were capable of performing but was too large for us to conquer as a smaller firm.  Not only did your team allow us to strengthen our ability to master trades that are rare or unavailable within the Savannah area, but you have also opened up future opportunities for us within the area.”

-Leroy Maxwell – President – M.C.N. Construction & Management, Inc.

 

“One of the keys to our success has been the commitment by Brownstone to gain local and minority participation.  Not only did you help in the solicitation of local and minority subcontractors and suppliers but the onsite team consisted of local Savannah residents as well.  This commitment allowed Elkins/Brownstone to exceed the Owner’s goals and become an example for other firms to strive for.”

-J. Bill Stinson – Former Senior Vice President – Elkins Constructors, Inc.

 

“I wanted to again take this personal time to thank you and the entire Brownstone Construction Group for the opportunity that you allowed for myself as an Independent Business Associate with Legal Shield to be a part of your Week 4 training session. It was a pleasure to have met the extended professionals of your company and the diverse group of attendees. Your mission and goal with the minority business may appear to be challenging as you reach them and educate them but nevertheless it is very impacting and appreciated.”

-Jalietta Deas-Davis – Independent Business Associate – LegalShield

 

“It ain’t self-promoting when someone else brags on you.   A few of their competitors might have concern about our showing “favoritism”.  But, then, we’ve never apologized for favoring excellence.   That’s what we saw in Brownstone.”

-Henry T. Wilfong Jr., MBA, CPA President, NASDB

 

“We would like to offer our sincerest thanks for conducting the Brownstone Institute.  The classes were professionally organized and extremely informative.  The class on procurement and bidding proved to be particularly beneficial to our company.  We intend to utilize all of the information acquired to assist us with further developing and growing the company.

-Rodney Hunt – Owner – Hunt Electric

 

“This is to express my satisfaction with the work of Brownstone Construction Group in the Charleston County School District’s building program. I have found Brownstone’s President, Mr. Dale Collier, to be a man of his word who is concerned with the construction projects in the District and the inclusion of Minority Businesses of Charleston County.

-Tony Lewis – Charleston County School District – Constituent District 20 Board Vice Chairman