Tod’s Buckhead Atlanta 2014

Thank you for getting us through the permit process in Atlanta quickly. If we don’t have the chance to work directly together soon I look forward to recommending you to others that will be working there.
Ian Scott Gordon
Representing Tod’s Group


Kipp Metro Atlanta, Inc.

Michele Ritsch of Accelerated Commercial Projects has been instrumental to the success of our projects! Her knowledge of the permitting process assures us our permits are being professionally handled. She continues to amaze when she gets the seemingly impossible done!  We look forward to continuing our association with Michele and Accelerated Commercial Projects.

Bryan Brownlow
Kipp Metro Atlanta

Barberitos – The Peach – 2012

Thank you for your help with getting our construction permit. You made a difficult task seem really simple.

Jim Purcell

Medical Practice Projects – 2012

Diane expedited a recent job for us in the City of Atlanta and I plan to ask her to run another project through very soon. The process was super smooth and I heartily recommend any design professional or contractor to utilize her services.

Terrence Knight
Vice President of Facility Planning Services
Medical Management Associates, Inc.


Supervalu – 2012

Thanks again for your help in getting this one through.  We were dead in the water till y’all saved the day.

HUGE thanks to ACP for getting our permits APPROVED!

Building & pylon are approved and ready to be picked up.

Mike Murphy

Sr. Project Manager
Metro Atlanta & North Florida

 General Permitting (long term client)

They are great expeditors. They give us weekly updates (at a minimum) without prompting throughout the process.

Zach Hubbert
Baker, Dennard & Goetz 

Nicolas House – Corenet Project – 2011

I really appreciate the effort David gave us on getting the permit for the Community Reinvestment, Nicholas House Project. He worked diligently with the permit department and kept me updated through the entire process. He even “camped out” with me for two days at the permit office to make sure we secured it. I most certainly will give you guys a call for future help acquiring permits.

Kelly O’Neal
Duffey Southeast

Parkway Place – Retail Center – 2011

Michele (Ritsch), You were a champ in fighting thru to get that permit. Thanks for all of your help.

John Baker
Baker, Dennnard & Goetz

Mattress Firm – Dekalb – 2011

Thank you for making it easy.

Glenn Cartledge

Buckhead Village 2011

Just a quick note on what an outstanding job Michele Ritsch has done for us in getting our building permit application through the City of Atlanta for our Buckhead project.  Michele has become our “go to” person for permitting any project in Atlanta.  She is professional, personable and the one person that we can depend on at getting our project’s permits through Atlanta’s permitting process in an expedited manner.  The city is notorious for losing submittals and we experienced that problem again with this project.  Michele was able to track down the submittal in the city’s catacombs and get the reviewers back on track.
Anybody that is dealing with the City of Atlanta on permitting issues that isn’t using Michele or one of her partners at ACP as their agent would be wise to reconsider!

Thank you Michele for all of your hard work and follow-up on our

 Scott Schlosser
Vice President
JLB Partners LP

McCormick & Schmick – CNN Center 2011

Thank you Diane. It’s been a pleasure working with you. When another project comes along we will definitely contact you. Thank you,

 Lillian Reyes-Brahar 
Project Coordinator
Aria Group Architects, Inc.

McCarthy Construction – Emory Midtown ICU 2011

Thanks Diane!  I got your invoice and will pay it right away. Great job and I will use you again.

 Steve Karp
McCarthy Construction

Talbot’s 2011 Tampa International Mall

Message from our client to David Ritsch of our office upon hearing his permit in Tampa was ready:

That’s great news. I’m very happy with your service; you kept on top of things and constantly kept us in the loop. Thank you.

 Rick Phillips 
Talbots Store Planning 

Payless ShoeSource 2010-2011

Thanks Diane. It was great working with you too. Your expertise on getting these approved (Atlanta and Cobb County) so quickly was amazing.

Phyllis Caesar

Metro Atlanta Interior Finish Permits 2005-2010

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the great job you have done for us at Welch-Tarkington, Inc., in procuring building permits under the conditions presented by the various building departments in the Atlanta area.  Without your inside knowledge and tenacity, we would not be able to get the permits in a timely fashion and fulfill our clients’ need for the quick delivery of office space.

We look forward to using your firm whenever we have permitting needs in the future.

Rick Tarkington, President
Welch-Tarkington, Inc.

Mattress Firms throughout Georgia 2010

It has been a pleasure working with Diane, very organized, thorough and prompt. Much appreciation goes to you and your team!  Thanks.

Michelle Lyles
Camargo Copeland Architects

Residential High Rise Interiors 2008-2010

We have worked with Diane and her team over at ACP on several projects over the course of the last few years.  ACP has helped guide us through the ever-changing permitting process.  It is wonderful to have someone who can focus their complete attention on expediting our permit while we are able to continue doing business.

Brandy Howell
Vice President
Clark Interiors, Inc.

Interior Finish Projects 2009-2010

Diane is a pleasure to work with and has been an important member of our tenant construction team.   She is knowledgeable of the permitting process, diligent with her follow up, and very easy to work with.   I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve the efficiency of their permit process.

Mitchell Taylor
Childress Klein Properties

Atlanta Interior Finish Projects 1995-2010

I have been working with Diane and her staff for about 12 years.  They have been very valuable in obtaining the permits for many commercial projects of all sizes in many different juristictions.  Having the project submitted the first time with the proper number of copies and the correct forms can save a lot of time.

Peter Snyder, Partner
Beakon Construction

Davio’s – 2010

Davio’s is very pleased with the expedited permit services provided by ACP. In a difficult environment in which to obtain a building permit, ACP kept their projected schedule and the restaurant was able to open early.

David Middleton

DBM Consultants

Sheraton Atlanta – 2009

[Michele}, I wanted to thank you again for your tenaciousness in securing the permit for our expanded rooms. ACP has been our agent for 11 years and you have never disappointed despite the continuous turmoil within the City of Atlanta.

Steve Eckley, Owner
Sheraton Atlanta

Interior Finish Projects 2008-2009-2010

It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff for our permitting needs. Your people are always knowledgeable and professional and your service is great . Keep up the good work!

Mike Humphrey, President
Craftsmen Business Interiors

Brasserie Baton Rouge – 2009

Thanks for all the effort! It has been a pleasure putting this together with you!

Don Davidson, President
McCarty Construction

Zoe’s Kitchen – 2009

My feeling for ACP is nothing but positive. We knew going into our project in Atlanta that we would encounter resistance and set-backs. I can honestly say that Diane and her team were spontaneous and had a sense of urgency to “run” my project through the correct permitting offices and officials. Thanks Diane and crew, y’all are the best and will definitely hire for any future units we build in the Greater Atlanta area!

Archie Andrews, Director of Construction
Zoe’s Kitchen

Moreland Station Development 2007-8

Mimms Enterprises acquired a piece of land in the City of Atlanta to develop for retail use. As we started the due diligence process, we realized we needed outside help from a company with experience in working with the city’s complicated review process. We heard great things about ACP and hired them to oversee the permitting and review process.

As this project evolved, numerous issues were encountered involving site layout, subdivisions, ordinance restrictions and design issues that looked as if each and every one could severely impact the project. ACP was able to help us successfully navigate the mine fields and come out with a project that we are proud of and didn’t break the bank.
This has been a particularly complex project because of numerous changes of point of view regarding how the city wanted us to proceed with the project including design changes and subdivisions. Michele Ritsch of ACP has been our staunch advocate throughout this project. She has navigated the process and helped us come up with solutions that kept the project moving forward, time after time. I would highly recommend their services and would use them again in the future.

David Fischer, PE, Vice President of Construction
Mimms Enterprises

Gwinnett and Dekalb Interiors

Thanks for making our permitting and construction process easier and faster. Despite tight deadlines, our customers have occupied their spaces on time, in large part, because of your much appreciated services.

Bill Mealor
Parkway Properties

Gwinnett Projects 2007-8

ACP has assisted us in permitting a number of projects in a number of counties.
We have found his assistance to be especially helpful in Gwinnett County, which can be very difficult county to pull a permit in a timely fashion. I appreciate that he helps us by telling us what will be required by each jurisdiction ahead of time, so that we will have fewer comments and delays during the permitting process. Because he is accustomed to working with the permitting officials on a daily basis, and has created relationships with these individuals he is up to date on the latest requirements, and can expedite the entire process. David has been a pleasure to work with, and is always responsive and helpful. We will definitely continue to hire him for his permitting services.

Kristen Ware
Ware + Associates

CDH Architectural Projects 2007-82008-2009-2010

Thanks for providing this service at a price we can utilize. It makes life better for all of us.

Ken Bass, Architect
Troy Dokken, Architect
DeVaughn Grizzle, Architect
CDH Partners

New Century School 2008

Thank you so much for all your wonderful efforts on the New Century school exterior issues.

Angela Edmonds
New Century School

Gwinnett Interiors 2008

David (Ritsch) has assisted my office in permit submittal reviews and approvals relating to interior construction in Gwinnett County. He not only has helped my office solve resubmittal issues, but his suggestions of proper procedures to satisfy Gwinnett County requirements have allowed several projects to be approved without county comment and resubmittal.
In addition, several of David’s phone calls have come directly from county offices with the benefit being solutions and approvals almost immediately.

As we anticipate future work, I expect to continue needing his assistance.

Ellis Myers
Ellis Myers Architect

New Century School and Paideia 2007-2008

You rock!!!

Katie Pederson
Perkins & Will

Atlanta Sport and Spine 2008

I enjoyed working with your company on this interior finish, it was very fast work.

Richard Sosebee
Hardline Construction

Cresa Partners 2007

We recently used Accelerated Commercial Projects to permit two projects for two of our national clients. One job was in Montgomery, AL and the other was in Dekalb County, Georgia. ACP provided us with upfront information regarding codes and requirements, then managed the submittal and monitored the followup. Our projects were completed in record time, thanks to the folks at ACP.

Dennis Compton, Vice President, Director of Project Management

CBRE – Atlanta Plaza Cafe 2007

You are all GREAT. Thanks for all you have done to push this job through.

Nancy Krocza | Senior Real Estate Manager
CB Richard Ellis | Asset Services

Host Marriott 2007

I have been working with ACP in Atlanta for almost 10 years on complicated projects ranging from $ 500K to $ 70M. Their ability to get the projects through the permit system is a significant asset to any Owner. Prior to working with them I would spend 10 fold the amount of time it takes ACP to secure a permit. Due to their early success with expediting the process I now use them on 100 % of my projects.

D. Kerry Nickerson
Senior Director, Development
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Design Within Reach 2007

ACP was recommended to my company through our Landlord, and I am so grateful that we found them. We had an unusually short construction schedule for a retail project and had no time to spare getting our permit. ACP was able to answer all my questions and had our permit in less than one week. I have worked with many permit expeditors
all over the country and working with ACP has been one of the best experiences by far.

Sara Hildebrandt
Senior Manager of Real Estate and Construction
Design Within Reach

Journeys Projects 2006-7

Diane and ACP Team, Thank you so much for the excellent job that you do for me on the Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Lids, and Shi by Journeys projects. You provide an excellent service and without you I would probably still be trying to get permits on a lot of my projects in your area. You all are a joy to work with and I look forward to working with you on many more projects to come.

Michele Sprain | Permitting Manager
RESOURCE DESIGN | redefining retail

Americas Mart 2006-2007

We have worked with ACP on a number of high-rise projects in the City of Atlanta and appreciate your professional and honest approach to expediting permits in the City of Atlanta. Your team understands the many complexities involved to help us all be successful. We look forward to continuing to work with you.

Emmy Montanye, PE
Kimley-Horn and Associates

True Religion Jeans – 2007

Even though ACP has only performed on one project for my company to date, they have demonstrated precisely what I would expect from a permit expediting firm. They provided detail and precise info needed to walk my plans through the City of Atlanta in one day.
I look forward to working with ACP on many more projects in the future.

Hyron Warren
Dir. of Store Development/Visual Merchandising
True Religion Jeans

O’Reilly Auto Parts 2006 – 2007

ACP has been a great asset to our team. hey have helped out in many areas and are very thorough.

Getting permits fast is what we are looking for. Keep up the good job!

Steve Peterie, Director of Construction Design
O’Reilly Auto Parts

Tweeter/HiFi Buys 2007

We’ll be doing a lot more projects in the Atlanta market and you folks have done a good job for us so far. I’d like to maintain the relationship and use you folks for this Roswell design review/renovation project and future projects.

Roy Bertalotto, VP New Store Development/Real Estate
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group

Marriott Century Center Renovation – 2007

Diane, thank you and as always, it was a pleasure working with you. If you should find yourself moving into another market before our next job together then I wish you the very best for all the great things yet to come. I’m sure your Atlanta staff will continue to provide the same excellent service as always. And have some fun – you’ve earned it! Take care.

Clint Exley
Commercial Renovation Services

Lola – 1st Generation – 2007

Diane, I just wanted to let you know that we greatly appreciated your team’s efforts in securing the permit for Here To Serve’s newest restaurant concept, LOLA. We were impressed with both the lines of communication that kept us informed of your progress and the fact that you secured the permit in just under six weeks. We will definitely utilize your Company on our next project.

Mike Mitcham,
MTM Associates

Chuckee Cheese Addition, Mall of Georgia 2007

While I had time I just wanted to drop a line to let you know how great a job David is doing for us! he’s exceeded my expectations and has been very communicative in letting me know what’s been happening at every step.I really appreciate his diligence and thoroughness!! I look forward to working with him more.

Gordon Meehl, Restaurant Group

Ruth’s Chris – 2007

I just received the building permit for the Ruth’s Chris at Buckhead. Many thanks go to Accelerated Commercial Projects for expediting the permit through the City of Atlanta in a record time of only two weeks-WOW. Great job done by your staff from ACP.

Brian Larson
Geyer Construction

Gwinnett and Atlanta projects – 2006

Michele handled the FSNB – Chastain project for us in Atlanta. There is no amount of money that could get me to deal with the people she does. I really appreciate her continued follow-up as well. David has straightened out dozens of issues in Gwinnett for us. He also has my vote.

Keith Hawthorne
Fall Creek Construction Company

Mountain Festival SC expansion – 2006

Thank you for all the hard work and effort you and ACP put forth in assisting us with the permitting and delivery of our most recent commercial development in Dekalb County. Your knowledge of the various procedures and the relationships you have within the various municipalities have proved to be incredibly valuable assets. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who needs assistance in pre-development consulting, permitting and any other
development related activities.

I am looking forward to working with you on our next project!

Richard W. Clark
Triton Realty Group

Buckhead Hyatt Select conversion in city of Atlanta, GA – 2006

Thank you for all your work on this project, It has really been difficult and I know that if we had not used your company to work these permits we would be in serious trouble and way behind.

Tim Wargo
Hyatt Select

New freestanding Walgreen’s in city of Atlanta, GA – 2006

Michele (Ritsch), I just wanted to drop you and the whole office at ACP, a note to thank you for the outstanding job you did permitting our project at Blackland and Roswell Roads. The project was as complicated as I have been involved with over the last 10 years of development in the southeast and without ACP’s help, I would still be waiting for my permits. This has been my first experience with ACP and will be the first of many, as I now know who to call when the time frames are short and the project is complicated.

Once again thanks for doing what you do so well.

Gerard Gunthert
The Gunthert Company, Inc.

New freestanding iHOP (site and building) in Gwinnett County, GA – 2006

ACP helped us navigate a treacherous permitting process with relative ease. Thanks for your help!

Steen Spove,CCIM,
Triad Commercial, Greensboro, NC

Tribute Lofts – 2006

I want to commend the team at APC for their hard work and determination in facilitating our site and building permit so quickly. In an era when time is so crucial to the success of a project, ACP accomplished the goal given to them in a very professional yet efficient manner. I would highly recommend their services to any developer who does not feel qualified internally to handle this challenging assignment.

Brian Wohl
The InVision Group

Office Interiors – 2006

Thanks for sending the link to your great new website. I have taken the liberty to forward this to each of our architects and designers and asked that they ‘Save as Favorite’ for readily available access in the future….

Let me end by thanking you for the service you provide to our industry. Although often transparent to you since we are most often not your ‘direct’ customer, we frequently recommend your service to those we work with. In 2004 we issued 380 sets of construction documents for permit and are on track to exceed that number this year so I know your folks must run quite a few of our plans around. You may always feel confident in using us as a professional reference; keep up the great job you do.

Edward Cave, President
VeenendaalCave, Inc.

Washington Mutual Bank Projects – 2005 and 2006

My experience with ACP is that the entire staff performs with excellence every aspect of their work. I have only utilized their services in the recent past, but I will certainly not be using any other expediter service in the future. ACP has gone above and beyond the norm on several occasions. The professional staff is well equipped to handle any unforeseen problem or obstacle and can neutralize the situation at hand with expertise and diligence. I highly recommend ACP for any permitting job no matter how difficult or complex the job may be.

John Hightower
Choate Construction

Atlanta Decorative Arts Seminar Room – 2006

Diane, I want to thank you and your staff at ACP for your service in helping us permit our project. Our project was very time sensitive and you helped push our project through the city in less than two weeks. Because of your help, we will be able to complete our project on time. I was very impressed with how you facilitated the flow of our project through the city permitting process and how you kept us informed along the way. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again,

Larry Tallent, Building Operations Manager

Fox Sports Grill, Atlantic Station – 2005

I would highly recommend Diane Cox and ACP for my next project. Working with her on the Fox Sports Grill project at Atlantic Station was essential in helping us aquire the various permits required for construction. In conjunction with local Architect Wakefield Beasley, the time it would have normally taken for permitting was significatly reduced due to her experience. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. Thank You!

Kevin Sherbrooke
Design Development Group

Rare Hospitality – Longhorn’s at City Center, Raleigh, NC – 2005

Diane, ACP has proven themselves as a valuable asset to our development program. We have been very pleased with the results your firm has been able to deliver. Your ability to expedite the review process and obtain construction permits is nothing short of excellent. We’re looking forward to a long relationship with your firm. Please accept this note as a sincere “Thank You” Sincerely,

Jerry Johnson, Manager Site Engineering
RARE Hospitality International, Inc.

Pizza Hut/WingStreet – Atlanta Remodel (42 stores) 2004-2005

You and your team have done a great job getting permits for this program! All of us appreciate all your hard work.

Kim Barnes
The McIntosh Group

SouthTrust Banks – Atlanta Region – (6 freestanding banks) – 2004

ACP is wonderful to work with – very well organized, and their follow-through is exceptional.

Claire Lyons, Asset Manager
SouthTrust Bank

Freestanding site permits in the metro Atlanta – Ongoing

ACP has been assisting Prime Engineering with permitting projects in metro Atlanta for the past four years. Prior to ACP, permitting was performed using in-house staff. By utilizing ACP, the amount of time required to permit the projects has drastically reduced. Utilizing ACP has resulted in cost savings to our clients as well as accelerated permitting phase schedules. Our clients recognize that by permitting their projects faster, their facilities are on-line quicker. Both Prime and our clients benefit from using ACP. We highly recommend their services.

Rob MacPherson, Vice President
Prime Engineering

Drs. Vision Works

When our San Antonio based national eye care chain did a multi-store rollout in the metro Atlanta area, ACP handled all 18 of our new stores. The permitting process was handled very professionally and in a timely and very cost effective manner.

Manuel Espinoza, Director of Construction
Eye Care Centers of America

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