…Congratulations on the success of your new business. I enjoyed reading the article about you and your new business that the chamber had sent out. It takes a very dedicated person to not only meet but also exceed the demands of their job. If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call me direct. With warm personal regards…
Clemons Rutherford & Associates
…This letter is in reference to the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program application of Leslie Hope of Hydra Engineering, LLC. Hydra Engineering, LLC, is an outstanding engineering firm providing quality service with the highest of integrity. Hydra Engineering, LLC is known for their state-of-the-art equipment and extensive knowledge of water resources and environmental engineering.
I can also say that Mrs. Hope is very proud of her Hispanic American heritage and is known throughout the State of Florida and Southeastern United States as an outstanding minority business leader. It is with great pleasure for Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc. to recommend Mrs. Leslie Hope, P.E., Managing Member of Hydra Engineering, LLC for her recent submission to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Program.
City of Sopchoppy
…The purpose of this letter is to serve as a reference for Hydra Engineering, LLC. As City Manager for the City of Sopchoppy, I am responsible for all development projects within the city limits. Hydra has worked with the City on several projects including:
- New City Hall requiring permitting, stormwater design, site design, construction administration & construction observation
- New City of Sopchoppy public tennis courts requiring stormwater design and permitting.
Hydra’s thoroughness and willingness to work with both my office and the Northwest Florida Water Management District contributed to the successful permitting and future completion of the projects. During my working with Hydra on these projects, they exhibited a high level of customer service and professionalism, and they strived for best solutions on a project.
County Administrator Crawfordville, FL
…The purpose of this letter is to serve as a reference for Hydra Engineering, LLC. As County Administrator for Wakulla County, I am responsible for the operation and administration of a growing and dynamic Florida local government. These duties include the full management and implementation of numerous county capital improvement projects identified and budgeted by our County Commission each year. Hydra has worked with Wakulla County on several projects including:
- Hickory Park Development requiring stormwater permitting, site planning and construction observation;
- Rock Landing Commercial Fishing Pier requiring stormwater permitting, site planning and construction observation;
- Mashes Sands Park Fishing Pier Extension and Bathroom Facility requiring permitting and construction administration;
- Wooley Park Fishing Pier Extension requiring permitting and construction administration
Hydra’s thoroughness, initiative and willingness to work with my office and staff, local contractors, regional civic and elected leaders and the numerous regulatory agencies that provide oversight to these varied and diverse projects has contributed immensely to their success. During my working with Hydra on these projects, they have consistently exhibited the highest level of customer service and professionalism, they have negotiated best-practice solutions for each project under significant time constraints and political attention and they have championed excellence in word and deed. In sum, Hydra has proven to become, very quickly, an invaluable resource to this community. It is a privilege and a pleasure for me to author this sincere letter of recommendation.
…I am very pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Leslie Hope, P.E. I have worked closely with Mrs. Hope over the past few years on several different projects for the Florida Department of Transportation. She has assisted our firm with Bridge Hydraulics Reports utilizing the HEC-RAS software for the JS Jones Road and Hurricane Creek Road bridge projects.
I volunteered to write this recommendation for Ms. Hope because I am very grateful for her contributions on our projects and very confident that she has the intelligence, work ethic and communications skills to add value to any team. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this outstanding engineer.