High Praise: Testimonials and MSAs
We’re very proud of our work. And proud that we have shared that success to our customers and clients. But don’t take our word for it. Below is just a small sample of some feedback – testimonials and MSAs – from past and current clients. To view the full letter, simply click on each logo below.
“Since meeting Rick ten years ago, he always has had a consistent ethical approach of doing
business. Rick has always found ways to improve cost and schedule for his customers. Additionally, he has never over-promised or under-delivered on a project for Kiewit. Rick has been active in our Industry and is well respected by his peers, and everyone that I have encountered that has conducted business with him. It is clear that Rick is a true professional and always gets the job done.”
Michael M. Gomez | KIEWIT
“OST has done business with Rick Merante for over six years. Throughout this time we have found Rick to be a very honest and knowledgeable individual who always conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. Rick recently joined our company as Salesman Representative and has shown a constant ability to develop leads that would normally be very difficult for us to obtain. Our experience with Rick has been very successful and we would highly recommend Rick to anyone.”
Chris Lang | General Manager, OST Trucks & Cranes
“Rick is one of the most disciplined and punctual person I’ve ever known. His ability to work efficiently under field conditions and deadlines for work activities is extremely keen and speaks about his hard work, determination, and his ability to produce sound and engineered assessment as needed. During several project , he worked as the representative and liaison for company projects and demonstrated excellent leadership skills and morale.”
Charles N. DeValle | Jacobs Field Services N.A. Inc.
“You have been a great asset to Newtron in establishing our presence in the Southern California Industrial Market. Through your efforts, Newtron has been brought to the table for numerous business opportunities that would not have been possible without your help. I thank you for your hard work and look forward to further building our relationship into the future. I appreciate your dedication.
Nick Parsons | VP/GM, Newtron, Inc.
“A.R. Merante has proven to be an excellent resource for business development in the construction industry. Rick has helped expand our business outside of our normal channels. If you need to take your business to the next Level, Rick and his team are the people to contact. Thanks Rick.”
Eric Simensen | President, Precision Industrial Contractors
“Rick shows a consistent ability to develop and maintain contacts across a variety of industries working with both existing and new customers. Rick’s background in construction, ranging from working as a pipe fitter to general contractor gives him the background and experience to deal with customers from all industries and disciplines.”
David Gibson | PSF Industries
“We have had the pleasure of being associated with Rick Merante and A. R. Merante Corporation since June 2016. In that time, Rick has consistently proven his abilities. With his firm’s impeccable accountability, communication and reporting, contracting with Rick has proven to be a very wise investment on our end. I would recommend Rick in a heartbeat, and am so glad we gave him the opportunity to work for and with us.”
Angela Cubbedge | Double Eagle Inspection, LLC
“It has been my pleasure to work with Rick Merante for 3 years at Contractors Cargo Company. Rick has an excellent understanding of General construction, piping, rigid and ASME welding of boiler and power generation components. Rick has a tremendous amount of contacts in the Power generation, oil & gas and other industrial facilities. ”
Gerald Wheeler | President, Contractors Cargo Company
“Thank you for all your efforts to connect SANIL Electric with potential customers. It is great pleasure to work with you and your extensive networks presented new opportunities from which some achievements are expected to be made soon. I appreciate all your hard works to make this happened. And I also look forward to maintaining long-term relationship with you as trusted partners for the growth of both companies, A.R. Merante Corporation and SANIL Electric.”
H.S. Lee | General Manager, SANIL Electric
“Rick always showed dedication and ensured completion of the jobs on time, on schedule and on budget with limited change orders. During these jobs he also made several suggestions that benefited the City of Pasadena resulting in substantial cost savings for the City. Rick is very personable and was a pleasure to work with. He was highly respected by our crew members and other vendors working onsite.”
Alvin S. Boyd | Kings River Conservation District
“I find Rick to be fully qualified in all aspects on business and business development in the constrution industry. He has an excellent reputation and maintains a large circle of contacts within the industry. He has the ability to pursue opportunities aggressivly, while maintaining a good relationship with all of the contacts he makes in the process.”
Jeffrey C. Pomeroy | P.F. Director, Abacus
“I have been associated with A.R. Merante Corporation on several hospital jobs and can attest to their thoroughness and skill in competing a job. Their work is distinctly above average and is always a good example of the way a mechanical project should turn out.”
Steven L Hanson | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Job well done on the recent piping retrofit of the Henry Mayo Newell Memorial Hospital power plant. The pipefitting, welding and rigid of equipment was performed in a professional manner and the project was completed on schedule greatly do to the excellent communications between your staff and the project manager.”
Bob VanSanford | Project Manager, Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital
“A.R. Mertante has proivded service and construction services to this hospital which included a co-generation project and other upgrades to the facilities primary power plant. These services included mechanical and other engineering upgrades. I would recommend this company based on their previous record of successful accomplish within this facility.”
Robert P. Knoblauch | Director of Facilities, Newhall Memorial Hospital
“As a manufacturers’ rep I have supplied equipment for various jobs where the mechanical contract rages from $50,000 to $600,000 which were finished in a timely manner within the contract period. With Rick’s field experience and professional business manor, he has shown me to be a reliable and responsible mechanical contractor.”
Jerry Watts | Teledyne Laars
“Your services were precise, in time and helpful. Your resourcefulness and years of experience was an added plus that came with the package to our surprise. The willingness of your organization to be totally open in all aspect of your trade and at the same time protecting your client’s privacy was appreciated.”
Rami Nadershahi | All Temperatures Controlled, Inc.
“I am glad to recommend A.R. Merante Corporation as a qualified mechanical contractor. I have had ARM perform the installation on various projects. He has consistently shown financially sound practice and good workmanship on these projects. I would consider A.R. Merante Corporation as being fully reliable and competent to execute projects in his field – both technically and financially.”
T.H. Shonfeld | T.H. Shonfeld Engeering
“I am glad to recommend A.R. Merante Co. for mechanical work involving welded iron pipe and silver soldered or brazed copper water and refrigerant pipe. they also are qualified to demolish, rig and install chillers, boilers and cooling towers. A.R. Merante has always performed in a timely and professional manner on my projects.”
Bruce Kerzic | Johnson Controls
“Currently Rick is working with our firm on a large project in downtown Los Angeles. Due to the short time frame that we have to complete this job, we need someone who is extremely organized, understands other building trades and can interface well with people. This is the reason we selected Rick. Should you have a need for someone who is loyal, hard-working , trustworthy, knowledgeable and truly cares, then you will select Rick as well.”
Ronald P. Young | President, Air Controlled Environments
“Rarely have I found it necessary to take the time to write a letter of appreciation. However, recently A.R. Merante Co completed a piping project for me at a major client facility. The results were most rewarding. Not only was the cost very competitive, but the quality of work was exceptional and the human relations factor with our people and the clients’ staff were excellent.”
Ralph Brady | VP Baker Engineering
“I have found Rick Merante to be an excellent resource in the process of identifying projects, introduction to clients and in his diversity of both clients and geography. His first hand knowledge of the construction industry as a general engineering contractor is invaluable. He is a “hands on” guy and has the work ethic that is fast disappearing today. I highly recommend him to both contractors and clients.”
Gene Waken | President, GT Group Tucson
“Rick and I have known each other 20 years; he consistently impresses with his Construction Industry knowledge, his integrity and more so by his perceptiveness recognizing project needs. His intense desire/hard work to “follow through” on commitments is well known to his friends and clients.”
Bill Young | Partner, EPC Recruiters, Inc.
“As our supervisory forces were stretched thin, it was necessary for Sidtron to get some qualified assistance on our project. Mr. Merante was highly recommended to us. He plunged right in, understood the work, took charge of the major portion of the work, coordinated the workmen, performed the difficult layout and supervised the work in highly professional and satisfactory manner.”
Ron Price | Sidtron, Inc.
“A.R. Merante Corporation sincerely means to increase the quality of his client’s customer base and improve their internal operations. Busby-Stone Risk Management, an Acrisure Agency Partner recommends hiring A.R. Merante Corporation the results will be improved relationships, more customers and consulting resources that will assist with process improvements. Please do not hesitate to call on me, to discuss Rick’s services.”
Gregory Stone | President, Busby-Stone Risk Management
“We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to your organization for spnosoring and participating in the Jacobs West Coast Operations Golf Tournament. Everyone we talke to had an enjoyable time and it would not have been possible without our sponsorship contribution and overall support.”
Chris Sadley | Director, Business Development, Jacobs
“I have known Rick Merante for more than six years. He has always put out 110% effort in everything he has done with this local. He has always kept all parties in a project up to date and informed. I would recommend Rick for any management position in construction.”
Dale R. Bilyeu | Boilermakers Local 549
“We utilize the services of A.R. Merante Corporation as a sales consultant to grow our sales of construction services in the industrial market. One the past year Rick has done an excellent job in his outreach efforts to expand our sales lead generating effort in the industrial marketplace. Rick is extremely knowledgeable of the industrial marketplace. He possesses a strong work ethic, the drive to follow through and has responded within 24 hours to answer our questions and requests for information. Rick has proved to be a valuable resource to the Colombo Construction Team and has exceeded our expectations.”
Joe Colombo | Colombo Construction Co. Inc.