To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Todd Erickson and TL Erickson Construction. I have known Todd since 1986 when he grew and progressed from a framer, finish carpenter, superintendent, subcontractor and now president of TL Erickson Construction. During those 22 years we worked together in my position as Architect on numerous single family projects, additions, remodels and new construction in the western
Washington area. Most of these projects ranged in construction cost from $200,000 to well over 1 million. The jewel in our relationship is when he completed a $3.5 million dollar residential project on Mercer Island.
Todd is one of the best general contractors I have had the pleasure of working with in my thirty years of practice. For TL Erickson Construction, Todd is responsible for proposals, Owner contacts, contracts, estimating, subcontractors, as well as the construction process, schedule. change orders and of course, problems.
I have found Todd to be straightforward. Honest, insightful, professional and candid. He has very strong leadership and people skills. He is widely respected by my design team for his knowledge of building systems. From my observation, he is also respected by the people working for him and his subcontractors. When problems arose, he listened well, grasped the
situation quickly and offered multiple solutions to any given situation. Simply stated, Todd was the person I turned to when I had a problem to solve. His ability to create and maintain relationships in a contracting structure is a one of his best attributes. I look forward to the time when Todd can work on one of my projects again.
I personally know Todd as a hardworking, strong team player and very dedicated. He has an excellent mix of leadership and people skills that one only sees in the best of the best. I offer only the highest recommendation for Todd Erickson and TL Erickson Construction.
Please feel free to contact me if I can offer any further information.
David A. Clark, AIA
It would be hard to overstate the tremendous magnitude of Todd Erickson’s work. His comprehension of the job is so complete…from layout and framing details to finishes in which he foresees complications even before they arise. This ensures the end result is outstanding.
The sense of joy he brings to the job-site is contagious. I am an interior designer and Todd’s collaboration and input helped solve a myriad of details. No architectural drawing is complete and Todd’s knowledge helped to bridge that gap which kept the job rolling, on-time and on budget.
From beginning to end we had no worries, and I would choose no other but TL Erickson Construction for my projects because of their excellent work.
I work with a lot of tradespeople and it is a joy to have someone call you right back and keep you informed throughout the day. Todd does just that!
Barbara and Walt Wagner
North Bend, WA
You are a true craftsman with an artistic flair and a wonderful sense of design. We appreciated your strong work ethic, attention to detail and the high standards you set for yourself and others.
Kathy and Sharon
We were Todd’s first clients when he set up his own construction company in 1993. He built our kitchen extension, which involved working with an architect to knock out the back of our 1913 craftsman home and putting on a big kitchen and a back deck without spoiling the period look of the house. There was also a tight deadline because our daughter was getting married in the back yard nine weeks later! They got it done – Todd was there working past midnight two days before the wedding to get the knobs on the kitchen cabinets so it would all be ready by the next day, when my entire family was flying in from the UK. That was 15 years ago and the kitchen still works so well for us – I wouldn’t change anything about it.
So when we were looking at building an accessory unit at our weekend cabin – to contain a Snooker room, a bar, a home cinema and five guest bedrooms – we naturally turned to Todd and Leslie again. The finished “Play House” is stunning. We wanted it to blend into the surrounding woods and, working with Todd, our architect and the landscape architect. I feel we really achieved the effect we envisioned. Todd is amazing with wood – his finish work is beautiful and he can always figure out a way to carry out a design. We had some pretty unusual requests on this building – a floor to ceiling, wall to wall window that slides back into the wall to open up a room to the outdoors; a glass cat-walk over the sun-room to connect two bedrooms; a “snail shell” shower with no door; a reflexology pool on the patio. It all turned out so well – we are really pleased with everything and have no hesitation recommending TL Erickson Construction for anything from a kitchen remodels to building a house from the ground up.
Maryanne and David Tagney-Jones
TL Erickson constructed our residence on East Lake Sammamish 4 years ago. My wife Wendy and I have nothing but high regard and praise for this company. Their attention to detail and their knowledge of carpentry, in the spirit of true, traditional, craftsmanship, is second to none. I work in the commercial construction business, and when we decided to build our dream home on Lake Sammamish, I interviewed several contractors, looking at their projects and quality of work with a “construction minded eye”. Todd showed me two of his recent jobs, one on Capital Hill and one in Preston, and I knew I had found someone we could trust to build our dream home to the high standards I would demand. Todd was innovative, creative, and just plain hardworking. He loves what he does and it shows in his work. Our project was completed on time when promised, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. I would highly recommend TL Erickson to anyone expecting nothing but the best. They will deliver!
Mike & Wendy Tihista
“TL Erickson was a pleasure to work with for the construction of a very special weekend house, which required a high level of craftsmanship with custom materials and unique systems. Todd and his team of crafters built my design with care, professionalism, and artistry. As an architect, I always appreciate a builder who knows when to ask questions, is not afraid to offer opinions and yet knows when to leave the design alone. Todd is such a builder. I am thrilled with result of his attention to detail, respect for my concept, and faithfulness to the owners’ goals.”
Aldrich Architects, Shoreline, Washington
Mira Luna Design, Costa Rica
“I worked with Todd Erickson on a very complex new home in 2007. It was a challenging project and I appreciated that he worked through the issues without numerous calls for clarification. Todd called when needed, but he expressed a knack for perceiving the design intent of the drawings, the Owner and the Architect and making the right call. It was a pleasure to work with him and I hope we have the opportunity to do so again.”
William Scott Architects, Inc.