Testimonials Archive

Steve Lowndes, Director, Poole Dick Associates

“Gordon Jaaback was appointed to undertake a detailed assessment of a grassed sports facility which had consistently been waterlogged and unplayable since construction. Gordon’s expertise, knowledge and attention to detail have been invaluable in establishing both why the pitches are unplayable and the options available in order to rectify the facility. Whilst the issues have been complex and challenging, Gordon has responded in both a timely and highly effective format which has ensured that all parties have not only been fully informed but also professionally and practically advised.”

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Richard Parsons, Vincent and Gorbing Limited, Architects and Town Planners

“Gordon has assisted our practice now on a number of projects in which the construction of new playing fields, or the improvement of existing playing fields, has been required. His work has always been to the highest standard and, despite the vagaries of the weather and the planning system, Gordon has always delivered a quality product on time and to budget.”

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Peter Mercer, Club Hon Secretary and Quantity Surveyor

“Gordon Jaaback was commissioned by the Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Football Club and the Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council to carry out the design and project management of the Clubs new rugby pitch at Heathfield. Despite considerable drainage problems, working with Wealden clay and a very tight budget Mr Jaaback turned one of the worst pitches in Sussex into arguably the best and on which, County matches can now be played. The pitch is simply magnificent and has been instrumental in promoting the club at all levels. The pitch was delivered on time and to budget.”

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David Carmichael, Senior Partner, Lyster Grillet & Harding Architects

“We have worked with Gordon on a number of projects including the £32 million Gateway Acadamy Thurrock and the £28 million St Mary’s CE School, Cheshunt.”

“These projects involved significant sports pitch formation and modelling together with associated land drainage. Gordon is expert in his knowledge and understanding of sports pitch construction and we would not hesitate in recommending his specialist services.”

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Mike Mosse, Golf Course Manager

“Gordon Jaaback has been involved at Dale Hill for over 10 years. His advice and widespread knowledge and experience is and has been invaluable right from construction and grow-in of our new Ian Woosnam designed course and on the routine maintenance and project advisory basis.”

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Colin Cooper, Principal Estate Officer, Hertfordshire Property

“Hertfordshire County Council has been advised by Gordon Jaaback as a consultant in the development of sports pitches since October 2002.  He has undertaken feasibility studies, prepared contract documents, organised tender processes and managed the implementation of contracts to satisfactory completion within budget, on time and to the required quality.”

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David Burrage, Senior Partner, HBW Partnership, Chartered Surveyors

“Planning conditions for the development of a new upper college building at Futures Community College required an appraisal of the condition of the existing playing fields. Gordon was engaged to undertake a detailed site assessment and then to implement the recommendations of his report; preparing the specifications for the works and supervising the works on site. Gordon has displayed tremendous enthusiasm, comprehensive knowledge and expertise. This, together with his fastidious attention to detail and his continuing support have produced resulting pitches that promise to be a superb asset for the College.”

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Peter Negus, Course Manager

“I have known Gordon Jaaback since 1996 in my capacity as Course Manager at Willingdon Golf Club.  Gordon is an extremely articulate man with a professional knowledge of his subject that could only have been achieved over many years.  His expertise in understanding water, both in its application and drainage, is second to none and his advice is always based on logic and fact and not assumption.  Gordon has the ability to make his point understood by people of all levels and ages and his reports are always of the highest standard and extremely professional in their presentation.”

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