We at Cimco Lewis Refrigeration, a Division of Toromont Industries Ltd.; are proud to have maintained a business relationship with Sylvester and Cockrum Inc. since 1990. During this period, we have worked together on over 65 artificial hockey / skating rinks throughout the United States, and as far away as London, England.
We have established a mutual trust between our two companies, so much so that we continue to execute all our projects with Sylvester and Cockrum on a time and material basis. Both Steve Cockrum and Rick Sylvester are true gentlemen, and both are known as men of their word. This enviable trait also filters down through their employees and staff, and we continue to work together on mutually rewarding projects.
Cimco (formerly named Canadian Ice Machine Company Ltd.) has been in business since 1912, with our head office based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of artificial ice rinks throughout the world, having installed over 4500 facilities to date. Our parent company is Toromont Industries Ltd, a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TIH). Also, Toromont is geographically the largest Caterpillar Inc. equipment dealer in North America, holding the dealership rights in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Our relationship with Sylvester and Cockrum continues to expand, as we develop our industrial refrigeration business in the U. S. market. I would highly recommend Sylvester and Cockrum to any company looking to work with this honest and reliable mechanical contractor.
Should any further reference be required, I would be pleased to expand on the details of our pleasurable working relationship.
Yours Very Truly,
U. S. Operations Construction Manager
I have worked with Sylvester and Cockrum for over 8 years and consider them to not only be one of my venders but one of my business partners. Rick Sylvester and Steve Cockrum are some of the most experienced, honest and professional businessmen in the business. Their commitment to their people and their business is apparent as soon as the first technician or project manager sets foot on the site. Their people are not only knowledgeable about their jobs but courteous and dependable. They respect the work of other trades on the job and have met both schedule and budget requirements on all my jobs. I have used them for all types of projects: large, small, repairs, maintenance contracts, design, and installation. Whether the project is HVAC or plumbing related, they are a company that can be depended upon to provide results. Jim Sides who leads the plumbing division is the best in the business. "P.A." Tate, their controls person is the only person I trust to handle the controls on the executive floor of our headquarters building. I take it as a compliment to be asked to write a letter on their behalf. Anyone who would like additional information is welcome to call me.
Vice President, Network Facilities
Attention: Mr. Steve Cockrum
Re: Letter of Appreciation
Dear Mr. Cockrum:
As we prepare to relocate our Winston-Salem operations to the main office in Memphis, I want to take a moment to write and express our gratitude to all of the fine people at Sylvester & Cockrum for the years of excellent service your firm has provided us.
Whether it was major HVAC and piping projects at local industrial facilities or simply sending the service crew to repair the heat at the office, your organization has been one of the few who never let us down. Your commitment to quality work and maintaining our aggressive schedules has always met or exceeded expectations. In our opinion, you guys are the best in the Winston-Salem area.
We wish you, Rick, Paul and all of the other professional craftsman within your organization the best of luck and look forward to working with Sylvester & Cockrum in the future.
Yours very truly,
Manager Eastern Division
Thank you very much for the opportunity to share my input regarding Sylvester and Cockrum. My company has had the pleasure to work with this fine Mechanical Contractor for 19 years and I personally have had the pleasure to work with them for the past 8 1/2 years. We are a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, plumbing supplies, and HVAC supplies and we have enjoyed a great relationship with them.
Sylvester and Cockrum is a company that has great character and integrity. They do business ethically, they pay their bills on time, and they have always treated us fairly. These characteristics are hard to find these days and I assure you that they stand on these principals daily.
I have also had the great pleasure of developing a personal friendship with Rick Sylvester. He is one of the finest men that I have ever met and he is a true gentlemen.
Ferguson Enterprises in Winston-Salem is proud to be associated with a contractor like Sylvester and Cockrum and I am positive that any supplier on contractor would be as well.
President and General Manager
This is a letter of references for Sylvester & Cockrum, Inc. of Clemmons, North Carolina.
My company has been doing business with Sylvester & Cockrum since the company was established. Further I have known Steve Cockrum and Rick Sylvester for many years. They both are of excellent moral character and their competency, ability and integrity are above reproval.
They service all my commercial office buildings as well as all new installations. Their prices are very competitive and all work is completed on time.
If I can answer any questions or be of further services please call me.
Frank L. Blum Construction Company has successfully completed many new construction and renovation projects with Sylvester & Cockrum serving as the mechanical subcontractor for both the HVAC and plumbing systems. Sylvester & Cockrum has also served as the mechanical designer on several of these projects.
We have always found Sylvester & Cockrum to be a trustworthy company who performs quality work at a fair price in a timely manner.