Amy L. Neurohr, Retired Executive Director Carlisle Housing Opportunities Corporation January 22, 2018
As the retired executive director of Carlisle Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), I am writing to recommend Galbraith/Pre-Design for any business or individual in need of design-build services. I ﬁrst met Allan Galbraith in 2005 as the new director of CHOC – a Community Housing Development Organization – while working on a ﬁrst time homebuyer project in the Borough of Carlisle. Galbraith/Pre-Design was the contractor on two new townhomes being built as part of CHOC’s West Street Pride project. Allan and Rich Saunders were patient teachers as I learned the ins and outs of new construction and working with federal funding.
CHOC’s ﬁrst time homebuyer program would select a street in Carlisle and work to rehab older homes or build new homes in an effort to improve the neighborhood. Over its nineteen years in business CHOC provided over 67 families the opportunity to own their own home and Galbraith/Pre-Design was an integral part of the new homes constructed by CHOC.
Our most memorable and largest project was the East End Initiative. On North East Street a row of dilapidated and blighted townhomes was demolished and two detached homes – one of which was a handicapped accessible home – were constructed, along with three townhomes. Throughout all of the ups and downs and over a year of planning and working with the codes department, Galbraith/Pre-Design, with Rich as project manager stood by us and helped us get the project completed on time.
Working with Galbraith made my job much easier. I am happy to recommend them and their excellent service and attention to detail.