Lipscomb University - Sewell Hall Renovation

AWESOME—is the only way to describe the Sewell Renovation Project at Lipscomb University!  And we have D.F. Chase to thank for helping us make this renovation project the ‘rage’ on campus!  The outstanding craftsmanship, architecture, and discriminating attention to detail in Sewell Hall will make it our special residential centerpiece for many years to come!

Bill Davis, Lipscomb University, Dean of Students


Frost Building Renovation

Originally, an old downtown building like this one would have just been torn down, but there was too much history and character to preserve here.  D.F. Chase’s preservation work was top-notch.

Richard Bell, Frost Building Renovation, Facility Management Director


Tennessee Education Association Headquarters

We are extremely pleased with the quality of work. Dean and his staff allowed us to exercise options while construction was underway. We were particularly impressed by that flexibility. I would recommend their work to anyone.

Dr. Cavit Cheshier, Tennessee Education Association, Director of T.E.A.

Ensworth School

Because of the schedule and the fact that we were trying to create a very unique, national-level design or feel, a lot more time went into the design phase than we probably would have liked, and yet the end date didn’t move. Chase is the one that had to make up the difference for that and get it done regardless. They continued to figure out a way around schedule issues, delivery issues, to make that happen. The difference in working with Chase is that I have a very high degree of comfort that when they tell me it can be done, that it can be done. I don’t have to worry about follow-up that it will be done, usually the answers are there before I need them.  That makes my job easier, makes the committee’s job easier, so that we can focus on the next piece we have to do as an owner.

David JohnsonArchitect


Tap Publishing Headquarters (Design-Build)

We have the highest respect for D.F. Chase. We are very pleased with their work. They did the job the way they said they would, when they said they would.

Steve Stone, TAP Publishing, Partner

Vanderbilt University - Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall

I want to take a minute and let you know how much I think of D.F. Chase’s work on the Sarratt Center project.  It was incredibly complicated and very difficult with the phases and the different issues that had to be worked around and D.F. Chase went more than the extra mile to make sure that the problems were minimized and that the project maintained a positive attitude.

David E. Johnson NCARB AIA, Johnson, Johnson & Crabtree, Architect

H.I.S. Sportswear Facility

H.I.S. Sportswear took bids from a number of contractors for the project. D.F. Chase completed our 150,000 square foot cutting facility in less than six months—–over three weeks ahead of schedule. Their quality workmanship and “can do” attitude is second to none. I will definitely use them for future work.

Roland Kimberlin, Henry I. Siegel Company, Executive Vice President

St. Thomas Hospital

They finished on time and stuck to the budget. In fact, D.F. Chase has successfully completed several projects for St. Thomas Hospital. They have completed these with minor disruption to the operations of the facility. This is very important in a hospital setting because of ongoing patient care.

Ken Green, St. Thomas Hospital, VP of Facility and Support Services

Inter-City Products Distribution Center (Design-Build)

There was never a doubt that D.F. Chase, Inc. wouldn’t meet all deadlines, or wouldn’t meet budget.

Michael Chevy, Inter-City Products, USA, President

Gish Building Renovation

We are more than pleased with the building’s new look. The D.F. Chase personnel were very responsive to our needs and concerns. They’re a great group of people.

Dale Gish, Gish, Sherwood & Friends, President

Davis Kidd Booksellers—Green Hills

D.F. Chase not only provides quality work but is a pleasure to work with.  D.F. Chase’s people are trustworthy and considerate of others’ needs.  I was confident I was in good hands.  If we ever need construction work in the future, I will use D.F. Chase.

Ms. Thelma Yarian, Davis Kidd, Partner

Cresent Wholesale Furniture Company

D.F. Chase understood our needs—both from budgetary and time standpoints.  They always took care that construction did not interfere with our ongoing activity.

Bruce Chaffin, Cresent Wholesale Furniture Company, Vice President and General Manager

Rich Products Plant Expansion

It couldn’t have been handled more professionally by the construction supervisor and project manager, who directed the project for D.F. Chase. There was extremely good coordination between the Chase staff and our in-plant team. They were always willing to tailor the construction to our needs.

Tom Becker, Rich Products, General Manager

Lipscomb University - Elam Hall Renovation (Design-Build)

Thank you!  What a wonderful beginning to the fall semester for the Lipscomb community - the newly renovated Elam Dorm was  ready for occupancy right on schedule!  We recognize that this was possible only because of the level of commitment D.F. Chase maintained throughout the summer months.   D.F. Chase is to be commended for the degree of excellence.

Scott A. McDowell, Lipscomb University, Dean of Campus Life

McKendree Christian Life Center

D.F. Chase completed construction prior to their proposed deadline...and under budget.  I don’t know of any other builder who could have handled a project the way D.F. Chase did.  If we had it to do again there is no doubt who we would choose.

Bud Kilgrow, Building Committee, Chairman

The Rawlings Group Corporate Headquarters

Mr. George Rawlings, the owner and president of The Rawlings Group says, “I am most pleased about the total package of the look and quality of the building.  The ease with which the project worked was astounding.  Considering the magnitude of the construction process, there was not a single issue that occurred.  I couldn’t be more pleased.

Mr. George Rawlings, The Rawlings Group, Owner


Teksid Aluminum Plant

Chase did a fine and professional job, and we are very pleased with the results. We appreciate their flexibility during the construction process which allowed us to continue production during the expansion,” said Riccardo Tarantini, president of Teksid.

Riccardo Tarantini, Teksid, President


Verizon Wireless Customer Service Center

Your Team’s broad knowledge of construction, attention to detail, and follow-up on paperwork has assisted us in making this most difficult task into a project to be admired and held up as an example for others. To date we have met every target date and the space will be providing our end user group with a high quality and productive work environment at a very cost effective price.

Clark M. Druesedow, Verizon Wireless, Manager - Real Estate