I worked closely with Hank Gonzalez, Construction Manager for the Kravis Center, from early in the construction process through our grand opening in 1992.
As a construction manager, I believe Hank’s accomplishments speak for themselves.
The center opened on time, on budget, litigation free, and is still functioning properly after some 2850 events over the last four years. Equally important to our success was Hank’s skill in his role as facilitator for the construction effort. He very effectively kept all team members, from construction workers, artists and stage hands through our Board of Directors, informed and comfortable about the project, and Hank’s careful attention and firm guidance kept the project on track and on time!
I As Director of Development, my initial role at the Kravis Center, I was able to use the construction program as the primary impetus for our fund raising efforts and it was, by far, our most successful tool. The smooth and efficient operation of the project which made this possible can, I believe, be attributed to Hank’s comfort and expertise in working with officials and contractors, alike.
I highly recommend Hank Gonzalez as Construction Manager for the Miami Performing Arts Center. His experience and expertise will insure a well managed
construction program. His knowledge of the performing arts and dedication to the concept of a team effort will help you attain your overall fundraising and community renewal objectives. A performing arts center is much more than a large, expensive building. Hank understands this and I am confident will serve your project with the same concern for quality and attention to detail that gave the Kravis Center such satisfactory results.