Testimonials

FGM has developed a wide range of long term partnerships with clients, contractors and consultants throughout our 70 year history. Some of our partnerships date back over 25 years. We are proud of our ability to form long-lasting relationships that have spanned across many years and have included multiple projects for so many of our clients.

Design & Construction Partners

“FGM has been a great partner and we have delivered many great projects together. They are committed to providing innovation to projects and believe in developing relationships that bring the team together, resulting in a truly collaborative process.”
— Jeff Pratt, KJWW Engineers

“One of our firm’s core values is partnership, that we define as cultivating rewarding relationships. FGM has demonstrated their unwavering commitment to partnership over and over again with us. Not only do they bring collaborative experience and broad resources to the relationship, but they are singularly focused on an exceptional outcome for the client.”
— David Blinderman, Blinderman Construction Company

“FGM is a group of professionals that execute project and client’s goals to the smallest of details in a very systematic and organized fashion. FGM assigns very experienced team leaders and managers to each project. This inspires confidence in the eyes of client and sub-consultants for project leadership and direction. Team leaders and mangers are knowledgeable about every aspect of construction, procurement and constructions and provide clarity for the direction of design and construction team. All projects we have been engaged with FGM have been a success.”
— Mohsen Farahany, SE PE, Sr Vice President, Rubinos & Mesia Engineers, Inc.

“Since the early 1990s, ICI and FGM have partnered on a variety of education and municipal projects. The majority of these projects have been delivered to the owner through a construction management (CM) arrangement and in this project delivery method, the CM is dependent upon its architect partner. Time and again, FGM proves to be an exceptional partner, from the concept and preliminary design through the construction and closeout phases. They listen to the owner, collaborate with the CM and have the unique ability to develop functional and creative designs within the parameters outlined. Without a doubt, FGM sets the standard for all architectural firms.”
— Bruce Bronge, President, ICI Inc.

“For the past 28 years, we have had the pleasure to work with FGM on numerous projects including K–12 schools, college facilities, municipal buildings, fire stations, office build-outs and renovations. FGM is a partner to us. This spirit of cooperation, communication and harmony has led to successful projects on which we have worked together. Everyone at FGM is professional and responsive and their construction documents are very thorough and accurate.”
— John Sigalos, President, Sigalos & Associates

PK–12

“The firm has represented our district for over 20 years with four administrative changes and numerous board transitions. FGM has been a trusted advisor to provide continuity and guide us in making critical decisions. FGM has always been reliable, dependable and ready to assist us.”
— School District Superintendent

“A big thanks to all who gave this community an award winning school that we can point to with pride.”
— School District School Board President

“The professionalism of the entire FGM staff from the very beginning of the project has been excellent. FGM’s experience and ability to represent and protect the interests of the school district are some of the outstanding qualities of the firm. I can recommend FGM to any school district. FGM is a first class architectural firm.”
— High School Superintendent

“From the onset, I have been impressed with the integrity and talent of the FGM team. FGM has a rare combination of design talent, sensitivity to our budget and passion for our cause.”
— Private School Director

Municipal

“They listen. They react. They accommodate. Early on in the design process we became aware that our wish list was larger than our budget. FGM developed a multi-optioned phase in plan that provided a road map for future expansion. They were remarkable in their ability to meet various challenges while staying within our budget.”
— Park District Executive Director

“The new facility has exceeded our expectations and will meet the needs of our community for years to come. The FGM team impressed me with their attention to detail. Time spent at the beginning of the project paid off at the end.”
— Park District Executive Director

“Ten years after the project was done, I know I can still call FGM, and they are going to help me.”
— Police Chief

“It was and continues to be a pleasure to work with a firm as dedicated as FGM. They were concerned with our needs from the beginning and continued to be very responsive throughout all phases of the project. They made us feel that the only project that mattered to them was ours.”
— Fire Chief

“They are outstanding at what they do and follow through on all assignments. They are always open to the staff and community input and developing the plans. Most importantly, the work is accurate and timely. Our lead architect knows the key ingredients of successful facility planning and what it takes to work with clients to get results. As a member of the design team, he consistently inspires creativity, teamwork and open communication. I highly recommend SRBL to potential clients as we continue to use their services.”
— Park District Executive Director

“I have found the staff to be very professional yet friendly. I feel totally at ease asking them any question as we proceed through the process of designing our new police station. I find their knowledge base in the field of law enforcement facilities to be excellent and am constantly amazed at issues they bring up that myself and my staff had not even thought of or considered. I have found them to be more gregarious, friendly and easy to communicate with than other architects I have worked with in the past.”
— Police Chief

“You would be nuts to hire anyone else.”
— Fire Chief

“I know that [FGM] and [their] firm worked hard and creatively in responding to the design input from the village and its officials, and I find the end product to be a professional mosaic of the thoughts and ideas brought together in an outstanding facility.”
— Village Board President

“We truly appreciated the time savings that having a professional team brought to the process.”
— Village Manager

“Every aspect of their work was according to what they promised, and they held my hand throughout. The team actually mirrored our own motto, ‘satisfy and delight,’ as they consistently went over and above what might have been considered acceptable performance.”
— Library Director

Higher Education

“This wonderful new building will serve as a tremendous tool to support the dynamic way that we need to teach science at the college.”
— University Campus Architect

“The space looks fresh, inviting and energizing without being trendy or gimmicky.”
— University Design & Construction Director

“When touring the renovated dining facility, the first words were ‘WOW!’ Students who were part of the design process are thrilled and said the team got everything right based on what they shared with the design team.”
— University Food Service Director

“I am so happy about how our project turned out. The team turned a clunker into a Cadillac.”
— University Housing Director

Federal

“From the very start the FGM design team saw the soldiers and agency staff as a part of the project family team. The end result of the completed project is a facility that this agency, local soldiers and family members and the local community can be proud of for generations.”
— State Agency Department head

“FGM is a very responsive organization to work with on a project. They worked with our customer very well.”
— Federal Agency Contracting Officer

“[FGM was] constantly engaged from conception and programming to punch-out and always on time, detailed and accurate. [They] provided excellent support of unforseen conditions as well as good choices and solutions to minimize cost and time! [FGM was an] excellent design team! [They were] innovative, professional and great team players!”
— Federal Agency Contracting Officer