Testimonials

Tony is without question one of the Top five (5) professionals of thousands. … Over the years I have come to know Tony both professionally and personally.  Not only is he a consummate professional, he also conducts himself in an exemplary fashion in his personal life.  I can recommend him without qualifications as a true construction professional!  Tony possesses the uncommon balance of technical skills, people skills and construction knowledge that makes any of his endeavors a real success!…” (I first met Dave back in 1996 on a large shutdown (International Paper) and since then he has asked me to work on 6 other projects with him (MBNA 1998, 2000, McCain Foods 1998, Petrodrill 2002-3, Motiva 2008-10, St Croix Paper 2015-16).

Dave Leavitt, Sr. Project Manager for Cianbro Corporation

Tony Bernard played a significant role in the successfulness of this Project.

“His understanding of construction scheduling, attention to detail and extensive background in cost had very positive impacts on overall project management.  His professionalism and courtesy to both client and contractors made working with him a pleasure.  I would consider myself fortunate to have his expertise on my next Project!”

(I worked for Robert Jul '09 to Jun '10)

Robert Eschenburg, JV Module Yard Coordinator CEP Project

With Tony’s abilities we were able to be the first module yard to ship modules.

“Having worked with Anthony (Tony) Bernard for 6 months, I have found him to be an extremely conscientious individual with a strong attention to detail.  His cost reporting and scheduling talents were put to very good use on the Motiva Project as we constructed the modules in Brewer, Maine.  With Tony's abilities we were able to be the first module yard to ship modules via barge to Port Arthur.  I would highly recommend Tony to manage and participate in any project controls endeavors.”

(I worked for Ed from Sep '08 to Mar '09)

Edmond Rea, JV Module Yard Coordinator CEP Project

With your help, we were able to shorten our outage duration by nearly 10% (1.5 days) 

“It caused the Contractor and us to take a closer look at the details of the critical path work.  This enabled us to get a head start on a portion of the construction work as it became available.  Better coordination of activities, and a focus on the critical path construction work allowed us to trim a little more time off the schedule.  The progress tracking tool also provided a nice visual of the progress against plan.

(I worked with Mark on one outage in May 2014, June 2015 & May 2016)

Mark C. Taylor, P.E., Associate Reliability Engineer; Appvion - Spring Mill

Your enthusiasm, willingness, professionalism, and work products are excellent and much appreciated.

"I want to thank you again for your work and help with the scheduling effort and many other tasks on our project. Your enthusiasm, willingness, professionalism, and work products are excellent and much appreciated. You always do as asked, as well as offer options for us to consider. Our client has been very pleased with your work. As always, you willingly and diplomatically offer (me) a different point of view. It has been a pleasure having you as a part of our “team” and we look forward to working with you again very soon.”

(I first met Nick back in 1996 on a large shutdown (International Paper) and I have work for him on two other projects (Mead Paper 1999-2000 & Barlow Projects 2004-5).

Nick Bell, Project Manager for Cianbro Corporation

Tony has exhibited a high degree of knowledge and confidence in his work.


“… Tony’s ability as a Scheduler contributed greatly to the success of our projects.  He has an excellent understanding of the construction process and has the ability to follow through on the details.  Tony has exhibited a high degree of knowledge and confidence in his work and has consistently produced the overall schedule and detailed reports in a timely and efficient manner.  …”


(I met Mike in 1999 (Bowdoin College 1999-2000) and have worked for him on 2 other projects as well (Maine Medical Center 2002-4, Lincoln & Sagadahoc County’s Jail 2004 - 6).

Michael Hricko, Vice President & Project Manager for HP Cummings Construction Company

Tony is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.

I was Tony’s Manager on assignment with Iberdrola.  I found Tony to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.

Tony is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.  As we continued to expand the SNC-Lavalin team with Iberdrola, Tony was directly involved in the hiring and new employee initiation process.  His enthusiasm and knowledge of SNC-Lavalin methodologies allowed for a quick transition to active projects.

Tony is a very effective communicator, often serving as my liaison to scattered members of the team across New York and Maine.  The work Tony displayed as a scheduler on our most high-profile projects was second to none.

I recommend Tony for any program that requires a skilled manager well versed in heavy construction project scheduling or cost control.  (I worked with Gord Aug 2011 to about Jun 2012)

Gord Stifanyk Bed, PMP, SNC Lavalin-Program Manager for Iberdrola USA

Impressed with his knowledge.

“Tony has worked for us on a major foreign project. I was impressed with his knowledge, his ability to function as part of a team, and his desire to deliver quality products. I believe him to be a very honest and ethical person. He will strive to deliver his assigned products on time and budget. Tony can also be counted on to consider alternative solutions to all opportunities that will enhance project performance. I will continue to utilize Tony on any project that meets our mutual needs.”

Charlie Follin, PMP, Hired Tony as a Project Controls in 2005

He exhibited great skill … the client expressed extreme gratitude.

“I enjoyed working with Tony Bernard in Jay, Maine at the Verso Paper Mill. During that period, Tony worked on behalf of the client while employing P6. He exhibited great skill in interfacing with me, while I used a lesser form of scheduling and tracking with Microsoft Project. As a result of our combined efforts, with Tony in the lead, he and I managed the project controls to a point of on time, and under budget completion of the original work scope. Not only was the original scope accomplished within the original time frame, but several challenging change orders were implemented and incorporated to completion within that same period. Resultantly, the client expressed extreme gratitude our combined and coordinated efforts. I enjoyed working with Tony and would be more than willing to repeat the process anytime in the future. I would, therefore, willingly recommend his professional project controls services and expertise to any client with whom I have been affiliated.”

Max Richey, Lead Scheduler, BE&K, was with another company when working with Tony at Various Clients

One of the most admirable traits that I recognized is your dedication to meeting deadlines.

Thank you for your support and hard work on the Motiva Crude Expansion Project.  It is people like you who help to make highly dynamic projects successful.  Through all of the changes to execution, schedule, reports, team members, etc., you maintained a positive attitude and remained focused and dedicated.  One of the most admirable traits that I recognized is your dedication to meeting deadlines and satisfying your client.  I appreciate greatly that I didn't have to follow up with you, and make multiple requests for deliverables.  Even with all of the short notice requests that were made by project management, you were very supportive.

Thank you again for your efforts and services, I wish you the best and hope to work with you again in the future.

I worked for Chris functionally for 2 years on Motiva Project 2008 to 2010.

Chris Adams, CEP Project - Module Program-Project Controls Manager

Concern for the outcome of the project is always an out front goal for Tony.

“Tony has been employed by SW&B for a number of projects and has always been very active with his leadership and participation. Concern for the outcome of the project is always an out front goal for Tony and he is considered an essential part of our successful projects.

We appreciate the skills that he brings to our projects and expect that we will ask him to participate with our projects in the future.”  (I worked for Ken in 2005 & 2006 to 08)

Ken Morgan, Was - Sr. Project Manager; SW&B Construction Co

His experience and abilities allow him to develop major portions of the schedule and to minimize the time needed by the disciplines in meetings.

“ … Tony works extremely well with the disciplines in developing and maintaining the schedule. His experience and abilities allow him to develop major portions of the schedule and to minimize the time needed by the disciplines in meetings. His knowledge of the Primavera program is a great asset. He sets the schedule up in a very organized manner and creates user-friendly reports. Tony was organized, efficient, and willing to do whatever was needed to get a particular task finished. His experience in the construction industry is also a great asset. … .”

I met Peter back in 1996 (International Paper), he worked for the client and I have worked for him on 2 other projects (Great Northern Paper 2000-1, Georgia-Pacific 2004).

Pete Foster, Sr Project Manager

Tony to have a broad-based knowledge of construction methods and processes … Tony always carried out these duties in a professional and timely manner meeting the expectations and requirements of each respective project.

Upon his request, I am pleased to provide this letter of recommendation for Anthony "Tony" Bernard of Project Controls Consulting. Tony has worked for Cianbro as a professional project controls and scheduling consultant for many years on a variety of diverse and challenging construction projects that were built by Cianbro. The scope of the projects that Tony provided consultant services for Cianbro include extremely complex paper machines; both new construction and machine rebuilds under plant operating conditions that required extraordinary attention to detail in the scheduling, management and execution of the work. Tony's responsibilities in these instances included construction scheduling on an hour-to-hour, day-to-day and overall project basis. Many times these schedules, most with hundreds of activities, had to be analyzed and recalculated based on rapidly and unexpected changing circumstances. The diverse spectrum of the projects Tony has worked on for Cianbro, in addition to paper machines, include construction of two deep sea exploratory oil rigs, modules for an oil refinery expansion project in the gulf coast. All of these assignments have required Tony to have a broad-based knowledge of construction methods and processes as well as to have the ability to work closely with Project Managers, Superintendents and Engineers in the understanding and communication of project schedules, productivity and cost management. Tony always carried out these duties in a professional and timely manner meeting the expectations and requirements of each respective project. I am pleased to provide this letter of reference on behalf of Tony Bernard. If you have any questions or require further information please don't hesitate to contact me.

Peter G. Vigue, Chairman & CEO - The Cianbro Companies

I would not hesitate to utilize Tony and his services on future opportunities.

Tony has a passion for project controls. His hard work and attention to detail is a vital element in the success of any controls program. I would not hesitate to utilize Tony and his services on future opportunities.

(This was about 2007, I have since worked for Lorin in 2013-14 when he moved to Verso Paper).

Lorin Martin, Was - Vice President - Operations at SW&B Construction Company

I would trust Tony with any difficult project and have the utmost confidence in his ability to keep it on track and bring it to fruition according to plan.

I have known Tony since 1998. He managed a very difficult project where complexities developed and people's emotions ran high. Tony proved that he is even-keeled, detailed oriented, hard-working, trustworthy, and highly skilled in managing complex and difficult projects, even when the unforeseeable occurs and others are losing their cool. I would trust Tony with any difficult project and have the utmost confidence in his ability to keep it on track and bring it to fruition according to plan.

Scott Scioli, Pinnacle IP Strategies, LLC Intellectual Property Attorney

Experience that can help save projects money and time.

Tony is very committed to his word and work, which are unique traits in today’s world.  

 I met Tony in July 2008 and he worked directly for me for 6 months starting in Jan 2009.  During this time I got to know him very well working in the same office and I have come to respect him in many ways.  He has a unique blend of Construction and Project Controls experience.  Tony is unique because of consistently beating deadline and exceeding expectations, which are traits not easily found today, plus his 30 years in construction.   He constantly is looking for better ways to perform his tasks, present data to be easily understood, etc.

 Tony was a critical part of our team, and with his efforts it saved the project critical time and cost!   Here are a few adjectives I would use to describe Tony:  Trustworthy, Intuitive, Proactive, Practical,  critical team player, straight forward, works well with others (subordinates up thru senior management) and I would add, well prepared for meeting or presentations.

 I recognized Tony as a dedicated team player with excellent construction skills and experience that can help save projects money and time!  I highly recommend Tony as part of any team, if you want a dedicated person that will save your project both cost and time and not looking for self-promotion or making himself look good.    There to get the job done.

I first met Scott July 2008, then in Jan 09 he became my direct boss for 6 months, then moved up to a much higher position on the project (Motiva 2008 – 2010)

R. Scott Hemstad Jr., JV Module Yard Senior Project Manager – Jacobs Engineering / CEP Project

Tony played a key role in making this a successful project …  by the way, the project was completed on time and on budget.

“Tony Bernard was hired … to aid in scheduling the project; by the way, the project was completed on time and on budget.   Tony has a way of politely letting a sub know that what they committed to two weeks previously slipped and how to get back to schedule.  If a more stern direction was needed, Tony did this with the Contractor, a single sub, and me and not in front of a crowd.  The sub appreciated this and performance improved so the hot seat could be passed along. Tony played a key role in making this a successful project. I have worked previously with Tony and look forward to working with him in the future.”

(I worked with Jim on 2 projects (Lincoln & Sagadahoc County’s Jail 2004 - 6 & Dorothy Walker Bush Pavilion 2006 - 7)

Jim Gilman, Owners Representative with Gilco Corporation

Level of commitment that he demonstrated was excellent.

“Mr. Tony Bernard was untilised by the Future Rotorcraft Capability (FRC) Programme Management Office from October 2005 through to April 2006 to provide support to the process of establishing a fully integrated schedule for a £900 million complex aerospace programme.  … the level of commitment that he demonstrated was excellent.  He was asked to act as a coordinator at a time when Westland were unable to assign one and showed great flexibility in meeting the differing requirements that arose during a period of instability within the Programmes environment.

Tony was able to take ownership of tasks that were given to him and his work was consistent and reliable.  He has a meticulous approach to his work that was really appreciated during a time when this was particularly necessary and was prepared to do what was needed to achieve the deadlines set.  His level of personal interest and commitment to the programme has continued even after his contract ended by offering advice and technical resolutions to problems that were encountered during his time with the team.

I enjoyed working with Tony and I have no hesitation in recommending Tony as a valuable asset to any programme team on both a personal and professional level.”

(I worked with Mike - Dec 2005 to April 2006 on this one programme.)

Mike Semmons, FRC Programme Management Office Manager for Westland Helicopter (Yeovil, England)

Without your guidance and experience we would have spent significantly more time.

“ … Your in-depth knowledge of large-project scheduling and planning and Primavera operations were critical to CRUX in meeting its first reporting deadline.   Without your guidance and experience we would have spent significantly more time in hitting our target.

You were committed to doing whatever was necessary to get the job done including staying long hours and providing follow-up notes that will be useful to us.

In addition to your team attitude, willingness to pitch in, and extensive knowledge and skills your pleasant demeanor makes you an easy person with whom to work. …”

(I met Jim in 2005 and worked for him on one project for the US Army Corp of Engineers.)

James Buska, CRUX Schedule and EVM Manager for US Army Corp of Engineers

Knowledge of the subject matter and willingness was exceptional.


“Tony provided a scheduling resource to Twin Rivers Paper. His knowledge of the subject matter and willingness to learn new software was exceptional.”

Philip Nadeau, Hired Tony as a Business Consultant in 2010

Tony is a very detail oriented … is personable and easy to work with.


“Tony is a very detail oriented individual which is well suited to his line of work. He helped plan and track our $17 million dollar Recovery Boiler rebuild which came in ahead of schedule and within budget even after some major scope additions. Tony is personable and easy to work with. I highly recommend him.”

Frank Navojosky, Hired Tony as a General Contractor in 2007

Tony Bernard is an outstanding project controls professional.


“Tony Bernard is an outstanding project controls professional. Throughout the project, Tony displayed an excellent knowledge of critical path method scheduling practices and a keen eye for project analysis. Tony is a pleasure to work with because of his professional attitude and "get things done" mind set.”

Jason W. Rudman, Project Controls , Babcock Power, was with another company when working with Tony at Various Clients

Tony has an expert level of proficiency.


“I have known Tony Bernard on a professional level since 2006. Tony has an expert level of proficiency in in Primavera P3 and P6. Being a mechanical engineer and expert level in Microsoft Project myself, we have exchanged planning and scheduling ideas and methods on many occasions. Construction schedules containing 15,000 items or more are Tony's specialty. He keeps up to date on the latest scheduling software. I heartily recommend Tony Bernard as a construction planner / scheduler.”

Tommy Lovelace, Project Controls Manager, MMG Construction - Saudi Arabia, was with another company when working with Tony at Various Clients

Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’ s creativity.

“ …   I'd be glad to write you a letter of reference, it's always easy to write them when someone performs as well as you did at MPI. Here are two quotes I read recently that make me think of you and what you do. ‘Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.’ --Charles Mingus   ‘ I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.’ --Lord Chesterfield …”  

I met Mike in 2000 (Madison Paper Industries 2000-1) and worked this one job with him.

Mike Doiron, Was - Production Manager for Madison Paper Industries

I have encouraged Tony to contact other project managers.

“ … Tony Bernard has performed Critical Path Method scheduling, very successfully, on the Spring Harbor Hospital Replacement Facility project. The resulting SureTrak project schedule, created and updated by Tony, has been used as a planning and scheduling tool on the 22 month, $25,000,000 project. I have encouraged Tony to contact other project managers at Maine Medical Center to seek scheduling opportunities, and certainly would not have done this had I not been satisfied with his performance and the results on the Spring Harbor Hospital project. … ”

I met Marshall in 2002 (Maine Medical Center 2002-4) and worked this one job with him.

Marshall Bartlett, Project Manager for Maine Medical Center

I found Tony very valuable pulling together the overall schedule.

“As a project manager for a large chemical recovery boiler upgrade, I found Tony very valuable pulling together the overall schedule. There were several contractors working on the job and coordination between their schedules was critical to the success of the job.

Tony developed detailed schedules with daily metrics that were easy to measure. By tracking daily progress verses the detailed schedule, our progress in meeting the project schedule and budget were more easily understood.” - I worked for David on the #1 Recovery Boiler Outage; Jan 2008 – Jun 2008

David Anderson, Sr. Project Manager on Recovery Boiler Project

Your teaching skills and enthusiasm surpasses many other courses or classes I have taken over the years.

“ …  I felt that I just had to write you and tell you how impressed I was with your knowledge of Primavera's SureTrak software for project management. Your teaching skills and enthusiasm surpasses many other courses or classes I have taken over the years. I myself have a better understanding of the software and the imaginative planning that will contribute to the success of the C-Recovery upgrade project in Mead's Rumford, ME mill. … ”


I met Mike in 2000 and helped him develop a shut down schedule.

Mike Jhaveri, Sr. Consulting Engineer for Mead Corporation

Tony delivers what he promises!


Tony delivers what he promises! He provided Project Control services to the module yard at Cianbro when I was PCM of the Hydrocracker unit on the CEP project. He was through and dedicated to timeliness and accuracy in his reports and analysis. We trusted Tony's input.  (I worked with Charles 2008 to 2010.)

Charles Wight, Sr. Planner Operations, Maintenance, Reliability, Start Up on Wheatstone LNG at Chevron

Tony is a very good communicator and makes sure that everyone understands what he needs. He is detailed orientated in the task he is performing as well and every step that he makes in his work.

Tony has very strong family values that I admire and it shows in the work that he does as well.  Working with Tony was a pleasure for me, he made my job a lot easier and he always had a good attitude about his work. I would enjoy working with Tony again on another project in the future.  (I worked with Steve 2008 to 2010)

Steven Gray, Site Manager at Jacobs Field Services North America

Tony has a great knowledge of how to help build a project and then see it to completion. I would work with Tony anytime.

I have worked with Tony many times over the years and have always found it to be a pleasure. Tony is very respected and has always shown a willingness to be flexible and make adjustments in order for the project team to be successful. Tony has a great knowledge of how to help build a project and then see it to completion. I would work with Tony anytime.

Mike Hayden, Sr Project Estimator at Cianbro Corporation

Tony has gone out of his way to study my work and provide extremely useful suggestions.

Tony is an accomplished and articulate Project Manager, an idea guy with a lot of knowledge and experience. Tony has gone out of his way to study my work and provide extremely useful suggestions. A true professional.

Jim Milliken, Project Management Consultant and Trainer

 

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