Testimonials

Read what our clients say about GLA’s construction partnering services.

“GLA does a great job of keeping the partners focused on working together to successfully resolve issues that could otherwise derail the project. An invaluable resource for both Owners and Contractors.”
Rob Layne

President and CEO, O.C. Jones & Sons Inc.

“Sam and Dina are both skillful and well-prepared partnering facilitators that helped in solving difficult project challenges. They were both engaging and personable. They were able to bring out the best in the group in working towards a common goal. I would recommend them on other Caltrans projects.”
Daniel M. Juarez

Resident Engineer, Caltrans District 11

“Thank you for your help and support as we at WFLHD continue on our journey of Partnering and continuous improvement as we engage our industry partners.”
Ed Hammertree

Western Federal Lands - Highway Division

“Sam brings a passion to partnering that both sides need to hear. He challenges all parties to think beyond traditional contract relationships, and pushes for best practice teamwork. The monthly surveys are very useful in helping everyone check-in and finding areas of the project that can improve towards the common goal of a successful job.”
Jay McQuillen, Jr.

President, Garney Federal, Inc.

“GLA has given us 5-star service. I can’t imagine going through another construction contract without Partnering.”
Michael Hursh

General Manager, AC Transit

“Thank you, again, for facilitating our closeout partnering session. This was the most productive and beneficial partnering session I’ve attended. My one regret is not requesting your services earlier in the project when we really needed you. There’s a night and day difference between this partnering session and our previous session where voices were raised, emotions lead the conversation, and issues were left without a path towards a solution. I’ll definitely recommend GLA.”
Tiffany Montoya

Assistant Resident Engineer, San Francisco DPW

“Sam Hassoun has been a close friend for many years. His background is unique being Ex-Caltrans and AGC of California. I have worked with him and GLA on a number of Partnering sessions with excellent results. The most important one was with City of Sacramento a decade ago where our relationship was very adversarial. It was amazing to see the breakdown of very negative posturing to get to a positive relationship and a successful project. Sam was also our Executive Manager for the Caltrans/AGC Liaison for decades, a position he recently retired from to greater pursue GLA Partnering. If you have a Partnering opportunity coming up please consider using GLA.”
Jeff Reed

President & CEO, George Reed, Inc. and Basic Resources, Inc.

“GLA is a great choice. I always have a great experience with them. They really helped on the I-5 job a great deal. The monthly plan worked for us. We had several sessions, sometimes twice, three times a week. They were available anytime we needed them. To date, we paid $66 million to the contractor, and ZERO notice of potential claims on the job. GLA played a great role. Sam is the best in the business from my experience.”
Girmay Beyene

Senior Resident Engineer, Caltrans

“I have enjoyed working with Sam Hassoun for well over 15 years on several large public work projects. Sam always brings a positive attitude and is always available and very attentive to the team and the project partnering needs. He has played a crucial role as a partnering facilitator including facilitated dispute resolution meetings. Sam is an advocate of dispute avoidance and makes a point to highlight the importance of this practice on every project.”
Ramzi Nassoura

Director of Heavy Engineering, DeSilva Gates Construction

“As the strategic dimensions and initiatives increase for an organization, so do the challenges and need for radical shifts in its vision, philosophy, and leadership and management skills. Sam Hassoun and the GLA team, through their extensive experience in this space, are the invaluable partners that help forge the needed change to meet an Organization’s aspiration for sustainable and exemplary performance.”
Ghassan ALQaser, Ph.D.

Chief, Power and Risk Office CA, Department of Water Resources

“The GLA Team always comes prepared and polished to provide the utmost support to a partnering session.”
Jeanne Kuttel

Chief, DWR’s Division of Engineering