Testimonials

Maryland Construction Network exists for the purpose of helping construction professionals succeed. MCN’s networking events, educational programs, and staff are singularly focused to achieve that purpose.

MCN is thankful our members frequently take the time to express their opinions about the work of Maryland Construction Network and what it means to them. Those words of support and encouragement not only let us know MCN is achieving its’ goals, they provide outstanding examples of why companies not currently members should “connect” to MCN.

In the words of our members:

A colleague and I attended the Construction Industry Summit last Thursday in Columbia. What an incredible event! Not only did we get to network with other construction professionals, but we also learned so much about construction projects in Howard County. I’m looking forward to the next event. It’s already been marked on my calendar.  We have benefited greatly from our MCN membership.

Greg Swanberg
Mabey Inc.

 

I was looking forward to meeting you yesterday at MCN’s Whitehall Mill Project Tour. I thought the event was absolutely wonderful. We go to a lot of industry events and for the quality and price of this event, this was one of my favorites.  We will definitely be attending more MCN events in the future. Thanks for bringing us on board.

Christine Schifkovitz
Director of Operations, CONNOR Institute

 

“MCN has taken our industry by storm.  In its infancy membership has flourished.  Founders Rob Bertazon and Verna Regler have almost 50 years of experience in our industry and understand how to streamline an offering that is invaluable to members; from premier direct connects, educational series, to legislative updates.  MEC2 is proud to be a sponsor.”

Michelle Wittig
Vice President, MEC²

 

Premier Concrete has been a member of Maryland Construction Network for over a year.  I highly recommend this group for its networking, education and project tours.  Every company, large or small, can benefit from MCN membership because MCN consistently provides opportunities to meet new clients.

Steve Workmeister,
Vice President, Premier Concrete, Inc.

 

I have been involved in just about all the associations, for a number of years. MCN is easily the best for value & networking yet. The officers are professional & very helpful with any of your needs. There are many programs to allow any size firm to join. What a novel idea! Great thinking! So stop fooling around & JOIN UP !!!

Ben Combs,
American Core Drilling & Sawing

 

In a very short time frame, Rob Bertazon and Verna Regler have made The Maryland Construction Network a “must join” organization. They are true partners with their members and sponsors.

Richard Shaw,
Senior Client Executive, RCM&D

 

I appreciate that Verna Regler and Rob Bertazon established MCN to provide an affordable construction trade association in the Baltimore/Washington market. MCN’s educational seminars, project tours and advertising platforms are a great asset to any company. The “Direct Connect Networking Events” are extremely well attended and afford me the opportunity to meet my networking objectives.

Paul M. Lubertine
Kimball Construction Co., Inc.

 

The Maryland Construction Network (MCN) continues to be as advertised – THE one stop source for construction industry news and information.  From their informative Educational Seminars to their premier Networking Events, MCN provides tremendous value at a great price.  I would recommend membership to any firm in, or associated with, the AEC community.

Robert H. Stratemeyer, PE
Principal, Director of Marketing/Business Development, EBL Engineers, LLC

 

The Maryland Construction Network (MCN) has been refreshingly proactive in presenting relevant issues and solutions to the construction community.  It is an association that seriously promotes the value of diversity in its efforts to expand its’ networking web to include a wide variety of general contractors and sub contractors.  Furthermore, MCN gets it when it comes to understanding that not all potential members are on a level playing field in their ability to absorb costs for membership.  This is an association that really addresses the needs of its membership.

Joel Ross
Director of Business Development, Scaffold Resource, LLC

 

OGS Order Green Supply LLC seeks to partner with Top-Notch Organizations that concur with our Tag Line, “We Build Full Circle Partnerships”.

Coupled with the utmost integrity and character, professionalism, consideration, and being most conscientious; Maryland Construction Network (MCN) is absolutely that Top-Notch organization!  OGS has partnered with MCN and recommends that all construction companies, and companies associated with construction, absolutely partner and build with MCN.

Maryland Construction Network provides the latest and greatest information, benefits, and value for those in, and affiliated with, the construction industry.

Laurie Chester Lessans
President/CEO, OGS Order Green Supply LLC 

 

I just wanted to say “thanks” for all the work you do at Maryland Construction Network.

I recently attended a MCN “Learn 2 Know, Learn 2 Grow” educational seminar.  I went to the seminar to learn; not to network.  By chance, I sat next to two guys from a well-respected general contracting firm.  At the end of the seminar, I talked with them a few minutes and gave them a business card.   I just received a $ 25,000 dollar (labor only) contract with them.  And, by the way, I did learn a few things.

Prior to that, I was in negotiations with another prominent area GC.  After meeting the GC’s senior estimator at a MCN Direct Connect networking event; three weeks later I had a $ 84,000 dollar contract!  While I may have been awarded the contract anyway, MCN’s introduction definitely helped seal the deal. Not a bad return on $150.00 annual membership!

Again, I can’t thank you guys enough for the awesome events you host.

Tony Cullum
Owner, Summit Contracting 

 

MCN is an organization that is run very professionally and has attracted very influential people in the construction industry. We applaud their great success in creating an environment in which you can meet some of the best companies in the industry. I highly recommend this organization to anyone with the same desires.

Donald N. Hoffman
Partner, Hertzbach & Company, P.A.

 

Waverly has belonged to MCN since its inception.

As a General Contractor and Construction Manager, information about market trends, and face-to-face relationships with engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and support businesses have been vital to our success.

MCN provides arguably the most affordable platform for learning and building these relationships that can be found anywhere in Maryland.    On top of this, Rob and Verna always stand ready to answer questions about industry related issues and they help us make connections when we need them.

John F. (Jef) Eyring III
President, Waverly Construction & Management

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