Owner/Owner’s Representative Testimonials

  • “Terry is one of the most impressive project managers I have worked with in my 36 years of construction experience. Permitting is a critical part of any construction project schedule. He truly manages the permitting process and gets results.” Douglas E. Barnhart, Developer, General Contractor

  • “Terry is a key factor in the success of many of Sharp HealthCare’s projects. Terry has worked with us on a Cancer Center, a Master Plan, a major 770 stall parking structure, a medical office building and most recently on a new $239M hospital expansion. As a member of each project’s Design Build team, it was Terry’s job to manage the interface with local government and special districts on all required permits. We consistently achieve our fast track schedules, because Terry is “best-of-class” in securing entitlements.” Pat Nemeth, Vice President Sharp Healthcare

  • “The angel who saved us! Terry was contacted (through LinkedIn) when our company was being relocated by eminent domain. Terry worked tirelessly on our behalf on a project facing near impossible odds. After much work and dedication he helped us relocate and get our entitlements. Our family business of 65+ years would have failed if not for Terry. Needless to say, I would recommend Terry to anyone needing project management or entitlement assistance. We are forever grateful to Terry and can also call him a great friend.” Zack Stein, Son of the Owner, Star Scrap Metal

  • “Terry was brought on as a valuable team member to help our church develop a new Master Facility Plan and the subsequent Conditional Use Permit. The plan included a full review and modification of 17 separate buildings on our 27 acre campus. Terry was a tremendous asset and helped us meet all of our goals throughout the process. He has a great approach with both government officials and our development team and successfully helped us navigate through the complicated process. He helped make a tough and long process much more pleasant and brief. Thanks Terry. Great work” Jim North, COO, Emmanuel Faith Community Church

  • “Dogtopia of Miramar hired Terry in October 2014 when we began hitting roadblocks with the City of San Diego. It is unfortunate in the first place that we even needed to hire Terry to start up our small business as the city was difficult and useless. Terry was instrumental in successfully communicating with an industry that is not easy to work with. Terry maintained professionalism and a positive attitude through a very convoluted and arduous process. Terry helped us tirelessly with impeccable communication and helped us keep our spirits up as well (we were feeling beyond defeated)! The end result, because of Terry, we were able to negotiate an 80% reduction in an unfair development impact fee, get the Miramar Airforce Base to back off on a restrictive use easement, and get the city to change their rules to allow a dog care facility in a Prime Industrial Lands area so we could finally get all of our building, zoning, and occupancy permits. I am convinced we would not have been able to open our business in the City of San Diego if it weren’t for the help of Terry Strom. I highly recommend Terry Strom if you have any issues with the City of San Diego regarding entitlement/permitting.” Meg Halaska and Diane Holtz, Owners of Dogtopia Franchise

  • ”It is with pleasure that I recommend Mr. Terry Strom. He has served as the Permitting Project Manager for the Makena/Sharp Chula Vista new Cancer Center and medical office plaza. Some of Terry’s responsibilities included obtaining all of the local land use permits required for the project. His knowledge and experience in the land entitlement process is truly superior. Terry is very thorough in his work and he has the ability to manage groups of people through a process to achieve desired outcomes. He is a team player and is very effective in his communication with others. He has always had a positive attitude and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure projects are successful.” Pablo Velez, Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

  • “This is to recommend Mr. Terry Strom as a strong asset in obtaining entitlement discretionary permits and project management. Terry assisted BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in obtaining permits and approvals for a $20M pier replacement project under the authority of the San Diego Unified Port District and the City of San Diego. Terry’s knowledge and experience, and his “can­ do” attitude, made a complicated and difficult process of navigating the maze of requirements possible in a timely and affordable manner. Thank you Terry for making an extraordinarily difficult aspect of our project easy.” Randy Jaeger, Project Manager / Facility Engineer, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair

  • “Terry Strom was instrumental in helping us get a parking variance with the County of San Diego. This was not an easy process but Terry did an outstanding job in navigating all the issues and putting together a comprehensive proposal that resulted in an approval for our project. His professional demeanor and thorough approach proved to be perfectly suited to the requirements needed at the county level as he had established relationship with key stakeholders who ultimately made the final decision on our variance. He was also extremely proactive and persistent in expediting the entire process. Overall, we were thrilled with our engagement with Mr. Strom and will be using him again on future projects.” Darren Solomon, Owner, Kid Ventures

  • “It’s our pleasure to work with Mr. Terry Strom for the application of the All­Star’s parking variance in it’s current location. There have been a number of hurdles during the entire process. The fact that Mr. Strom relentlessly took on each challenge one after another all the way to success has proven that his skill set is superior to another agent we hired who was knocked out early in the game by one of the obstacles. We also appreciated the way he constantly kept us in the loop for game planning and status updates, which greatly improved the efficiency of our business execution, and therefore reduced cost in many ways during the entire process. We will certainly have him on our team again should we have a similar need in the future. It goes without saying that we highly recommend him for this type of service if you are hoping for a speedy and painless process.” Nina Hong, Executive Director, All­Star Academy

  • “Terry gets in there and gets things done his tenacity, knowledge, expertise, get it done attitude proved infectious as the first project became a reality. He is the guy I want on my team to get the job done & we have retained his services on couple projects and look forward to having him on the next one.” Clyde Marion, Corporate Purchasing Director at Hawthorne Caterpillar/Hawthorne Machinery 

  • “Met Terry through the BIA and then bumped into him other spots. When it came time to get all the necessary information on our properties, we sought help from others and didn’t get complete results. I finally reached out to Terry and finally got the complete information that was critical to move forward. His work was complete, thorough, accurate and well documented. His pricing was fair and he was generous with his time. Great guy to work with. I highly recommend Terry” Tim Taylor, Founder/Owner/CEO, Taylor Trim & Supply, Inc

  • “In July of 2014, it was suggested by our construction team that our company, Airborne America, Inc. contract with Terry Strom to manage our permitting process. This has proven to be a wise decision. Airborne America, Inc. is constructing a state of the art entertainment center in the heart of downtown San Diego. From inception, we knew that we would be pushing the boundaries with regards to scheduling, design ideas for the downtown area, and collaboration amongst the multiple agencies involved. To make the process more complex we requested the Development Services Department and Civic San Diego to break standard procedures to process many portions of our project concurrently versus consecutively. This proved to be challenging, but Terry made it happen. I am certain that without Terry leading this process we would not have received approval to push the many boundaries that we did, and we would not have started construction until several months later. Airborne America, Inc. strongly endorses the use of Terry Strom’s services.” Alan “Buzz” Fink, Owner, Airborne America