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Below are a few sample commendations from Willdan public clients.

"I would like to take this opportunity to offer my formal recommendation for Willdan Engineering. I ... have been and continue to be impressed with their strength, depth of knowledge and resources. Every City wants teams that are available at the drop of a hat and have that can-do willingness to work with cities by providing the ever needed support in local government that makes the City shine….

"I have worked with their staff on complex projects while here and when I was the Community Development Director and Building Official for the City of Indian Wells and various other communities… They are a deeply diversified company and have the support mechanisms to assist in local government needs.… I would highly recommend them over any firm."
Corrie Kates, Deputy City Manager/Community Development
City of Scotts Valley, Arizona

"My staff and I would like to thank you for an outstanding project delivered to the tax payers of Oregon. This was a difficult project entailing the rehabilitation and seismic retrofit of nine bridges … You placed a high value on customer focus and satisfaction … You were able to skillfully bring to resolution a major disagreement between a subcontractor and your design team … You were the key member of the design team and deserve a large share of credit in the project’s success."
Petr Lovasik, Project Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation

"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Willdan for consideration in providing Building and Safety Services. Willdan has provided the City of Loma Linda building related services since 1980 … We have found that contracting these services to be advantageous and that Willdan is competitive and fair in the pricing of those services. I have also found the Willdan Team to be very flexible and accommodating in meeting the needs of the client/city and provide efficient and professional services."
Konrad Bolowich, Assistant City Manager
City of Loma Linda, California

“The City of Santa Monica has contracted construction management/inspection services to Willdan Engineering for the City’s Transit Priority Project. Willdan’s staff… provided the City with professional high quality services throughout the project… thorough daily reports, detailed quantity sheets, periodic project photos, and quality as-built plans and … simply one of the best inspectors I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
Hany Demitri, Civil Engineer
City of Santa Monica, California

"After having difficulties with obtaining a design that met the City of Fountain Valley’s budget requirements for the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park Master Plan Expansion Project, the City engaged the services of Willdan Engineering to modify the design and then provide construction management and inspection services during the construction of the project. Willdan’s design modifications resulted in a project that still provided the City all the features that the City had promised its citizens and also met the City’s budgetary limits… constructed on schedule despite some unforeseen circumstance … and controlling contract change orders to stay within the allocated budget.
Mark Lewis, Director of Public Works/City Engineer
City of Fountain Valley, California

"The Town of Superior has retained Willdan Engineering to provide an array of engineering services and related support activities. Also acting as an extension of our staff, Willdan is currently serving as our zoning administrator, and the firm coordinates and advises on conditional use permits… Willdan has consistently demonstrated professionalism, reliability, and a commitment to delivery of high-quality services."
Rita Wentzel, Interim Town Manager
Town of Superior, Arizona

"At the Charnock Well Field Restoration Project… your company played a key role in steps taken to complete this complex and first-of-a-kind project in California. Willdan Geotechnical has diligently shown their worthiness in dealing with numerous challenging factors on the project. I do not hesitate to recommend your inspection and material testing services to other agencies.”
Alex Nazarchuk, Construction Manager, Public Works Department
City of Santa Monica, California

More commendations

“Their customer service is nothing less than exceptional; we have been able to call on them to attend on-site meetings with clients to work our unusual and sometime difficult problems as they arise.”
Gene Paolini, Building Official
City of Roseville

”The Willdan staff assigned to our projects have been professional, cordial, and always willing to assist…Willdan is a consultant that is able to keep a scheduled turn-around time, and meets or exceeds it in most cases. They have been a valuable resource to the City.”
Charles View, Public Works Director
City of Brea, California

“...They really know how to come through in a pinch..and they definitely speak TEAM.”
John R. Scott, Public Works Contract Manager
City of Elk Grove, California

”Willdan’s staff of engineers, inspectors, plan examiners and project managers has facilitated our day-to-day operations, and have been an asset to our permanent staff here in the City as supplemental services have been needed.”
Robert Woodings, Director of Public Works/City Engineer
City of Lake Forest, California

Six outstanding ratings for design phase and seven outstanding ratings for construction phase: “Very responsive to the Contracting Officer…excellent overall coordination…quite willing to accommodate changes…completed work in accordance with adjusted schedules…prepared and submitted an excellent set of plans/ specs that were complete, accurate, coordinated, clear, and sufficiently detailed.” -- Final Design Material, Rillito River
Vance L. Carson
US Army Corps of Engineers

“I would like to extend my appreciation to your firm for the outstanding manner in which you executed all phases of work in connection with the Final Design for Lower Santa Ana River Channel Improvements... Project Manager Dave Hunt showed an exceptional understanding and knowledge of the assigned project.”
Milton Hunter, Brigadier General
US Army Division Engineer

"Innovative engineering, effective project management, sustained coordination between agencies, and considerable public outreach enabled the completion of the project five years ahead of schedule and 40 % under budget (saving $150 million)...  It involved careful planning to include environmental and community concerns and values in the design and construction procedures employed. Technical innovations involved in the project and the look and feel of the final outcome from the feasibility phase to construction were all considered."
American Public Works Association
Commendations relevant to Willdan's overall project management and civil, structural and geotechnical engineering for the Los Angeles River Drainage Area Project, awarded APWA's national 2004 Project of the Year, Emergency or Disaster Construction/Repair More than $10 Million