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"It is my pleasure to recommend the firm of Longview Services to an organization interested in improving their properties and/or facilities.  Renascent has used this company extensively since 2003 for major repair and maintenance work on our four facilities.  ...The principle, Bob Walker, has always ensured that the space created was very appropriate for the therapeutic work that takes place in our facilities and remained true to the historical nature of the properties....In addition he has been proactive in seeking out "green" approaches….In summary, I have no hesitation in recommending this company to any respective agency or organization.  You will be well served." Les Talbot, retired CEO, Renascent Fellowship

“Mr. Bob Walker combines careful attention to details with visionary, long-term strategic planning.  As a former board member of a small academic institution I witnessed first-hand how Bob negotiated space at a university and developed preliminary design plans to renovate an old building for our needs.   He negotiated a one dollar per year lease for the property and helped us create private space within it for the Residential Director and visiting professors.  If Mr. Walker believes in your cause, I can recommend that CEOs and board members include him in your plans and watch as he brings imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit to build win-win situations for the future.”  Stephen Lazarus, Producer and Researcher for Context (with Lorna Dueck).  Bob was the founding Chair of the Board for The Paideia Center for Public Theology (near Redeemer University, Ancaster, Ontario).

"We used Bob Walker to help us envision various possibilities for our facility.  The chosen design included rental income which basically paid for the addition over time and allowed us to use it when we needed it.  I highly recommend Bob and Longview Services to any organization who is thinking of potential changes to their facility." Stephen Kirkegaard, Former Priest at St. John’s Anglican Church, Cookstown, Ontario.

"My engineering company was called in by Mr. Walker of Longview Services to design the underpinning and structural reinforcement of an old downtown building.  It was a pleasure working with Mr. Walker and the masonry company which was chosen for the job.  We made some changes during the actual construction based on the funds available to the charity and it turned out to be a tremendous success for all involved.  It has been my experience that most charities simply don't have someone on staff who understands construction, and for those that don't, I would highly recommend Longview Services to you.  I think for this particular project Mr. Walker also wrote the grant which made the work possible to begin with.  Sounds like a no-brainer to me...its a win-win situation for charities!" Emanuel Diomis, P.E., P.Eng., Owner, DIOMIS Engineering Inc.

“As a former manager of a residence for university students, I worked with Bob Walker to manage and improve the facility.  We also redesigned the layout; greatly improved the amount of revenue the site could generate and presented it to the leaders of the organization.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bob or Longview Services Inc. to any organization who owns or leases property. Bob's visionary leadership always exceeded our expectations.” Alex MacLeod, Senior Minister, Kortright Presbyterian Church, Guelph, Ontario.

“My construction firm, Snyder Construction, was fortunate enough to win the competitive bid process and work with Mr. Walker, President and owner of Longview Services Inc., to renovate and expand a property near Whitby, Ontario. Mr. Walker was representing the charity-owner of this property and his knowledge of construction, the construction process and what was in the charity's best interest made this rather complex job run remarkably smoothly. Bob was able to get everyone to work together to find cost effective solutions to unique problems which is very important for non-profit projects.  Together we made a real difference and now the whole community is benefitting from the renovation. If you are a charity in Ontario and have construction in your plans then do yourself a favour and make sure Longview Services Inc. is representing you.” Frank Snyder P.Eng., President, 784437 Ont. Inc. o/a Snyder Construction

“In 2005, Larkin Architect Limited was invited to respond to a Request for Proposal for a major addition onto a Toronto private school.   The RFP mandate was to double up the classrooms from JK to grade 8 in a way that improved the overall viability of the campus.  As the owner’s assigned project manager, Mr. Walker was responsible for writing the terms of the RFP, researching the work of the respondents, and for ultimately making recommendations for contract award to our firm.  He continued in the capacity of owner’s representative and the project was ultimately successful in achieving the owner’s program requirements within a new building envelope that significantly reduced the energy footprint and operational expenditures.   Mr. Walker played a critically important role in the success of the project.  We found him to be well versed in relevant knowledge of the construction industry and his contribution brought added value to the project delivery.  We would highly recommend his services as project manager and/or owner’s representative to any client.” Roberto Chiotti, OAA, FRAIC, LEED™ AP, Principal, Larkin Architect Limited

"I have worked with Mr. Walker, Owner of Longview Services Inc. before and I would highly recommend that every good cause in Ontario explore possibilities with him.  You will be delighted with what he brings to the table and what his company can do for your property. I personally witnessed millions of dollars in improvements and the vast majority of those funds came from sources outside the charity." Cathy Barrick, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer Society of Toronto