What People are Saying ABout GBC

We value our client relationships and all the positive feedback we get from a successful project.

William S. Bailey, AIA :: Managing Partner at Waterleaf Architecture

It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with Grand + Benedicts Construction (GBC) over the course of 3-years. We’ve watched the business grow under the leadership and contagious energy of the Construction Manager Cory Riedel. GBC has undertaken complex projects, on difficult sites and delivered highly crafted buildings while respecting the value of tight budgets. As Waterleaf has worked with GBC key personnel, including Cory, for years prior to the formation of GBC, we appreciate the attitude toward problem solving and open-book operation that leads to successfully executed buildings that exceed the expectations of their owners and users. In a time where the market is extremely busy and construction costs are difficult to predict, GBC provides consistency and clarity to the process of preconstruction and design constructability.

I am happy to recommend GBC for these reasons.

Gary Gilbert :: Partner at Atlas Investments

Atlas Investments started working with Cory Riedel and Grand & Benedicts Construction a couple of years ago and have since grown the amount of work we give them every year. We have found that GBC is a company that puts their customers’ needs first and makes serving their customers a priority. Throughout their organization we can count on GBC’s personal to be on top of the details so our projects run smoothly. GBC’s subcontractor relationships are very strong and as a customer that means we get quality work done on time and on budget. We plan on working with GBC for years to come.

Joe Wykowski :: Community Vision Founder and Executive Director

Cory and his team at GBC have worked closely with Community Vision since the start of our project and throughout . The big advantage of using GBc for construction services is you get the personal communication and attention to detail a business would want. Construction of a building is the biggest investment many business owners will ever commit to and the team at GBC has worked closely with Community Vision from the start of our project. Cory has worked hard on our behalf to control costs and get us the best end product possible which has translated to a wonderful corporate home we are all proud of.

Rex Price, AIA :: Owner at Rex Price Architecture

I’ve been working with Cory since 2009 when we started a multiphase transitional housing project for families in drug and alcohol recovery, in Dallas Oregon. We have been blessed to gain state funding for five phases of this project, with phase five completed in 2017. We are currently working on Phase Six; 10 additional dwelling units slated for a 2019 construction start.

Cory has been a steady and ready project manager for all of these projects and more. Proactive, experienced, motivating, creative, and fired-up; Cory is the heartbeat of GBC. He has developed a very unique, team building environment focused on his business and coworkers. He provides a nurturing environment with training and growth opportunities, just like they were all part of his family. His employees and clients are outstanding examples of Cory’s care, influence, and business ethics. Some have become close friends. Working on a project with Cory is a positive, fun, on-budget, results-oriented team event, which I had not previously experienced in my 38-year career in the industry. We actually returned money to our last State-funded project which is unheard of!

We currently serve together on the Polk Community Development Corporation’s Business Development Board, assisting in finding and developing new projects. Through this association we have built and completed 14 projects, are currently completing 6 dwelling units of special needs housing and are preparing to start our first State funded Veterans housing project this spring.

I can and will always recommend Cory and GBC for any construction project that may arise. Having worked with a considerable number of contractors from Southern California to Seattle Washington, Cory is a stand-out and is outstanding in his profession!

Terry Aumundson, AIA :: Owner at Koble Creative

From the time of establishing Koble Creative Architecture, my partner Melissa and I have valued our strong working relationship with Cory, Colin, and the entire GBC team! The priority they place on high-quality construction and excellent service to their clients keeps GBC at the top of our list of general contractors recommended for our projects. The attention to detail and concern for their community, shown through their connections with multiple local non-profit organizations, demonstrate qualities we look for when forming long-term partnerships. We look forward to continuing to team with GBC on many more successful projects!