“This letter is in reference to my experience of working with Craig Pendleton on numerous projects at Cypress Bayou Casino and Shorty’s Casino, a Chitimacha Tribal Enterprise. I have worked with the Tribe on many projects since 1993 as a Construction Project Manager.

I have worked with Craig on many of these projects where food and beverage were part of the project.

Craig has been very helpful on these projects, from the initial concept to the final development of construction documents. He has helped coordinate with the operators and architects to develop the functional design, kitchen and bar designs and has been very helpful in the bidding and purchase of kitchen and bar equipment. He has also been very helpful in the development of the stainless and millwork plans. He helps me on the plan reviews with the architects and engineers. He has been helpful with all onsite observations such as verifying plumbing and electrical rough-ins and stub outs.

Craig is very helpful in the evaluation of a renovation project to determine what existing equipment may be reused and help determine the amount of demolition needed in order to reduce costs.

Craig is also very helpful in coordinating the delivery and installation of food and beverage equipment. He works very hard in helping to get the answers as quickly as possible from the operators to keep delays to a minimum. He has always had a concern that we build maximum efficiency, durability and cost savings.

As a team, which Craig has been a very important part of; we work very hard to complete all projects on time and within a budget. It has been very comforting to know that we have one contact person who can be so helpful in completing a project from start to finish.

Craig is also a person who is thorough in the planning. He always presents an equipment layout, which works well for the operator and is efficient.

I have been more than pleased to have Craig on my team and would be happy to work with him on any food and beverage project, of any size.”

John Fontenot – Construction Project Manager – Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana/Cypress Bayou Casino