Recommendation for Petar Poucki
I have known Petar Poucki for over five years and have worked with Petar on a number of real estate transactions. Petar’s company provides construction consulting and general contractor services for commercial construction projects, build-outs, remodeling and expansion of existing retail and commercial buildings.
Petar has extensive knowledge, experience and a good reputation as a construction manager and general contractor. He has worked in the construction field for 27 years. Petar manages and runs his own company and he ‘gets-it’ and understands the business necessity for owners to know upfront the costs and deadlines involved. Petal is diligent, trustworthy and organized. He works hard and it shows.
Ethical Self-reliant Individual: Petar is different from some others in his industry because he approaches his construction projects from the perspective of wanting to be a trusted advisor and consigliere for his clients. Petar is really driven to bring value to his clients through his foresight, strategic planning and tenacious hard work. It is not enough to simply build the project…Petar wants to build it better, more efficient and for less costs…He wants to do the job better, smarter and on-time.
Driven to Satisfy: Continued ongoing relationships and total client satisfaction are critical motivating factors for Petar. I have personally observed Petar give 110% to resolve problems and build consensus on projects. This ‘trait’ is hard-wired into Petar’s DNA, and can be extremely important because in the world of construction, unanticipated obstacles and difficulties are part of the process, notwithstanding all of the good planning and organization that goes into a project at the beginning.
Proactive Problem-Solver: On one occasion Petar was beginning consultations with a non-profit organization which had previously started construction before Petar’s involvement. After work had begun, the non-profit decided to expand the scope of the improvements and to obtain construction financing from a third-party lender. In Minnesota, mechanic’s liens relate back in time to the “first item of visible improvement” on a project. Petar asked me to come to the non-profit’s board meeting to help him to explain the necessity of providing ‘early-start’ title insurance coverage for the new lender, and what construction documentation, plans and book-keeping records would be needed to get the lender covered as if they in fact had statutory priority of title…even though the actual priority of title had already been inadvertently trumped by the potential under Minnesota law for all of the past and future contractors and material suppliers to record a superior mechanic’s liens against the property. Because of Petar’s background and experience, he was able to identify this unforeseen potential problem, realized its complexity and he knew the solution before it ever developed. Based upon Petar’s recommendation the non-profit was able to navigate the early-start process and was able to successfully obtain desirable financing to complete its construction project. They overcame a problem that they did not even know that they had because of Petar’s proactive initiative.
I am pleased to give my recommendation and support to Petar Poucki.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.
// Jeffrey R. Peterson, Esq.
Commercial Partners Exchange Company, LLC and Commercial Partners Title, LLC