Food & Beverage Testimonials
The challenges facing today’s food & beverage industry call for a comprehensive, integrated approach to creating facilities that are energy efficient and designed with the very highest concern for food safety. We focus on engineering and construction solutions for our clients’ ever-changing business needs and strive to be a long-term strategic business partner with every client. We passionately pursue these goals each and every day.
H.J. Heinz Company
Stellar has been a solid fit for Heinz. They have well-grounded people who work hard and understand our business. Their knowledge of the food and beverage industry continues to grow, specifically within their process and packaging engineering group. While they offer the typical A/E/C skillsets, they also understand and are gaining valuable real-world experiences of what happens inside the box, which adds considerable value for an owner.
I’ve worked with Stellar since the 1990s, and they have been very consistent in their project approach. They are careful in their planning, management and organization of the project. And while the process is structured, they are also flexible and responsive to project change.
I’ve also found Stellar’s people to be highly focused on value. They produce the right amount of deliverables, without adding drawings or specifications that aren’t needed. They are cognizant of budgets and pride themselves on delivering against budget.
Senior Project Manager
Sara Lee Foods
During the past seven years we have partnered on multiple facility renovation projects with Stellar. The Zeeland facility project was one of the more enjoyable projects. The project was located in the middle of the facility and presented many logistical opportunities. The project was completed three weeks early and under budget. As we continue our relationship moving forward it would be my pleasure to work with Stellar.
Thomas M Ciolek II
I am proud of the thoughtfulness, commitment and quality of work Stellar has demonstrated through the design, construction and commissioning of our production facility. Teamwork is critical to any project; the Starbucks and Stellar teams worked well together to achieve a first-class production facility.
VP of Manufacturing, Engineering and Quality
Nestle has had an ongoing business relationship with Stellar for approximately 10 years, and they have successfully completed several major industrial design-build construction projects in various locations ranging from $1 million to $140 million in value. The projects were executed in a professional manner and were delivered within the established schedule and budget. Stellar’s professionals have the experience, knowledge and skill sets necessary to properly design and execute large projects effectively
Sr. Project Manager
We selected Stellar to be our design-build partner in this innovative poultry processing facility because of their reputation in the food industry with significant experience in food safety. We wanted to challenge Stellar to live up to its tagline, “Taking Solutions Further,” and we could not have been more satisfied with their innovative design, execution and the professionalism of their employees. Any challenges that arose during the project were met with innovative solutions. The backbone of this project’s success was Stellar’s and Keystone Foods’ commitment to open dialogue and collaboration. Stellar certainly lived up to their tagline.
VP of Global Engineering & Corp. Social Responsibility