Testimonials

 

A tremendous focus and attention to detail which is combined with her progressive, leading-edge design aesthetic...

"It is my pleasure to provide a brief accommodation and reference letter for Julie Okamura and pop design group Inc. I've had the great pleasure of working directly with Julie for over 13 years now on multiple projects ranging from interior tenanting improvements to re-developments and new builds. Julie is a consummate professional with a tremendous focus and attention to detail which is combined with her progressive, leading-edge design aesthetic."

Frank Lonardelli
President & CEO
Arlington Street Investments Inc.

 

Very unique but appropriate design aspects that bring a contemporary flair as well as a balance to the traditions... hit it out of the park...

"pop design group have completed numerous projects for both The Glencoe Club and The Glencoe Golf & Country Club over the past 7 years. All the projects have had a very unique but appropriate design aspects that bring a contemporary flair as well as a balance to the traditions and history of our private Clubs. Julie and Gord are both very experienced and talented designers that focus on our specific needs as well as providing the detail that is needed to accurately tender and construct a project on schedule and on budget. I am very pleased, as are our members, with all aspects of the work that pop design group has completed for our Clubs. We are just getting the club house open and have had some members and the Board tour the newly renovated washrooms and locker rooms. I am happy to say they love it!  You hit it out of the park, transforming our locker rooms and our overall image in the club house extensively to the good side. Thanks for your design talent and hard work on this project!"

Greg Lundmark, CCM, CCE
Chief Executive Officer
The Glencoe Club

 

They understand our business, and from there, design ideal solutions tailored exactly to our needs - on time, on budget...

"Collaborating with PDG is always a positive experience; We know we can rely on the team 100%, for their always-impressive creativity, attention-to-detail and absolute professionalism. Julie, Gord and the PDG design team take the time to understand our business, and from there, design ideal solutions tailored exactly to our needs - on time, on budget, and to an exceptionally high-quality. A pleasure to work with, PDG are a team of experts that we've counted on to be inventive, responsive and fully-engaged."

Darren Robinson
General Manager
Kananaskis Country Golf Course  

 

A great company to deal with...

"We have found pop design group a great company to deal with! Their design capture the look and feel for our club!"

Bruce Marsales
Building Superintendent
Calgary Winter Club

 

Experience paired with their creativity and attention to detail definitely stands out...

"Our construction team has been working with pop design group on a variety of projects for over 12 years.  We have formed a great relationship with pdg and their team!  They are very easy to deal with and never adversarial.  We love their approach during the construction phase as we are all a team, working together to provide the Clients with an amazing finished space. Their experience paired with their creativity and attention to detail definitely stands out!  pop design group’s construction drawings and specifications are some of the best we’ve seen in the industry and are very easy to follow.  We would highly recommend working with Julie, Gord and her team for any of your design projects!"

George Bourgeois
President
Bourgeois Construction Ltd.

 

Project would not have been possible without the dedication, perseverance and hard work of individuals like you and your entire team... 

Dear Gord,

Please forgive the tardiness of this note, but I still wanted to write and say on May 15th, 2013 as you are aware, another great milestone was reached in the development of the entire Keynote Project. The second residential tower was completed concluding a project that took 10 years to realize from planning, to construction to tenant occupation, which was completed by November of last year.

This project would not have been possible without the dedication, perseverance and hard work of individuals like you and your entire team, and for all of your effort I would like to say a most sincere thank you and congratulations on a job well done.

We hope to be able to work with you again in the future, but until then, we wish you good luck with all of your future activities, take care, safe travels and all the best.

Thank you once again for all your help,

Ron Mannix,
Chairman
Coril Holdings Ltd.

 

Balboa recognized your significant contribution to the success of Residential Tower Two... 

Dear Gord,

A celebration was held on January 21, 2014 to commemorate the successful completion and turnover of the second residential tower of the Keynote Urban Village, and to acknowledge the efforts of the many that made it happen.

Almost 9 years ago, Balboa began with a creative vision for a transformative development in a long neglected community and engaged a team of strategic partners to bring it to fruition. Although delayed by global financial crisis and catastrophic flood, Keynote Residential Two will forever symbolize the integrity, creativity and decisiveness of the team who overcame these obstacles to complete the original vision for the Keynote Urban Village.

Teamwork is one of Balboa’s core values, and we are proud of the tradition of recognizing the many individuals whose efforts combine to bring vision into reality. The plaque recognizing the efforts of the now 1,500 men and women who essential skills combined to complete the original vision of Keynote Urban Village will hang proudly in the lobby of Keynote Office 1.

Each of us should be proud to have contributed to the 250 quality condos in Keynote Residential Two and the many people who call it home. Of course, the vision for Keynote Urban Village has been broadened to include a second office tower, and so the transformation of the Victoria Park community will continue.

Balboa recognized your significant contribution to the success of Residential Tower Two and the scale model of the original Keynote Urban Village inside the globe is a small token of our gratitude. We hope that you enjoy it.

Sincerely,

Stephen Mannix,
Executive Managing Director
Triovest Capital