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Holiday Inn Express Red Deer, AB


To Whom It May Concern,


We, ZS Holdings, opened our sixth hotel in February 17, 2017. We are pleased to have had someone such as Gary Ulias, along with his extensive knowledge, be part of the process. Gary and his GUPM Construction Managers came to us highly recommended, with a great deal of preparation and plans before moving forward on the project.


Gary and his team were very professional and informed of any issues that arose during construction. We appreciate his forwardness about the construction plans, timeline and budget.


We would recommend Gary and his team to anyone looking for a trustworthy, straight-forward, and diligent construction company to get their project done. They were the right choice for the construction of our newest hotel, and we look forward to working with them in the future. 


Yours in hospitality, 


Shazma Charania


ZS Holdings

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Quality Inn & Suites Petawawa, ON

We are Gabriele and Hans Feldtanzer and are on our second hotel project. This is our first experience with construction management and Gary Ulias from GUPM as we bring our new Holiday Inn Express property from vision to reality.

My husband and I like to be organized and plan in advance to be prepared for all eventualities. We are delighted that Gary shares our commitment to being prepared as well as to anticipating next steps.

Despite the fact that he is a busy man with many projects on the go, Gary is always available to take our calls and stays on top of our project. No question seems too small for him to address.

Working with Gary we especially appreciate how diligent he is about attending site meetings, holding site meetings regularly and dealing with the trades in a fair but firm manner. Gary thinks like an owner, keeping an eye on the bottom line but not skimpy on safety, all while anticipating possible liability situations and developing solutions. Subtrades comment how clean the site is and that it is a pleasure to work in such an environment. On a recent site visit thom IHG the project was evaluated the "poster child for perfection". This is the way a construction should be run — clean, organised, on budget and on time.

We are amazed at how much we've learned from Gary. We can highly recommend him as a top-notch construction manager. We'd definitely hire him for any additional projects we undertake.

Gabriele Feldtanzer

Good Night Hotels Inc.
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Accent Design Studio

I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Gary Ulias of Gary Ulias and Associates for over a year, during which time he has provided my interior design business with excellent support in the areas of construction management and design build. His professionalism and commitment to a project has been a major factor in completing some very time sensitive and budget conscious projects together.

Gary is very organized, efficient and extremely competent when it comes to dealing with large scale design build projects. He possesses extensive knowledge on construction details and understands the critical deadlines, dealing resourcefully and competently with site issues as they may occur.

Gary has established an excellent rapport with the many trades, providing him the ability to negotiate cost savings due to his long standing relationships. His strong connections with leading suppliers allow him to negotiate on behalf of the client and his communication skills, both verbal and written, are an asset to managing a project and all its intricacies.

In summary, I can confidently recommend Gary and his company as a solid and reliable project manager and expert in his field.

Yours Sincerely,

Claudia Heidary
Accent Design Studio - Interior Design Principal
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Decade Group Inc.

Dear Gary,

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your budgeting and Project Management work on the Domain Hotel project in Waterloo. Your attention to detail and commitment to creating and accurate budget have proven to be very valuable. Further, we have noticed during the term of both pre-construction and construction, that you are always working with the owners interests in mind.

We appreciated you always keeping us updated on the schedule, and bringing up issues that were at hand in a timely manner so that we could deal with them right away. For a project to be successful, the whole team needs to be aligned, working towards the same end goal. We feel that you always kept this in mind, and executed all that we needed done as owners in a professional manner. Your commitment to the project gave us a feeling of security that it was being looked after daily, as if we were onsite ourselves.

We look forward to working with you again in the future, and would be happy to be a reference for GUPM.

Yours truly,

Decade Group Inc.
Michael E. Siskind

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We would recommend Gary and his team to anyone looking for a trustworthy, straight-forward, and diligent construction company to get their project done. They were the right choice for the construction of our new hotel, and we look forward to working with them again in the future. 


Shazma Charania – President, ZS Holdings Ltd.