It is my pleasure to write a reference letter for North Georgia Grading & Septic, Inc. (company) and Anthony Powell, the president. I have had a great pleasure of working with this company on the Woodstock City Homes Development on Arnold Mill Road. We are nearing completion of this project, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The work has been done ahead of schedule and without significant problems or delays, and has met the rigid “City of Woodstock” high standards. The company “hit the job” running with over a dozen major pieces of equipment on site at the start, and provided quality work from both their workforce and their sub-contractors.

North Georgia’s superintendent kept the site clean and organized in a manner that well represented the professionalism of the company. The quality of the sub-contractor workmanship was well controlled by North Georgia. Communication from the project manager and the superintendent was both timely and efficient.

I highly recommend North Georgia Grading & Septic for any of your site development needs.

John H. Wagener, Manager/Member
The Greenstone Group, LLC

To Whom it May Concern:

Over the past several years, North Georgia Grading has provided site work for John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and Pulte Homes. They are currently working on the final phase of a very high profile development called Alstead in Roswell next to Centennial High School. This project is extremely environmentally sensitive with a neighborhood near by with a 15 acre lake that has threaten Pulte Homes and affiliates. The city of Roswell is the toughest jurisdiction for erosion and the only municipality that has successfully fined me in 18 years of developing residential and commercial properties. Likewise, the Pulte building team will be out of lots to build in the next two months. This project is a pressure cooker of deadlines and liability for me and Pulte Homes.

Therefore when selecting a contractor, I needed someone who could expedite my site to limit my exposure by completing the site faster than anyone else in the industry. I needed a contractor that would be able to hit schedules and be flexible to manage additional components of the site if my typical specialty contractor are unable to perform. I had to find a site contractor that I trusted to keep me and Pulte Homes out of court by managing the erosion control in a manner that requires daily monitoring and preparation. Out of all of the contractors I use from Plateau, Strack, Brent Scarbrough, I selected North Georgia Grading only for this site. Not only have they completed the site per the schedule, they worked with me to finish my project a month early.

As someone who grew up working in a family site work company before getting my civil engineer degree, I have never seen a company that works so seamless and willing to go the extra mile for their client. When we found problems with the civil design, Anthony and his team found affordable solutions which kept us on schedule. Furthermore, their ability to self perform the majority of the items themselves is exactly what is needed in this market as subcontractors are constantly missing deadlines for completion.

When I hired North Georgia Grading, I didn’t hire a contractor. I hired a partner on my team that is more concerned about my schedules and deadlines, than how much it will cost them to pay overtime or the additional cost to entice a subcontractor to mobilize sooner to keep his crews on schedule. No matter the size of the project, North Georgia Grading has the resources, talent, and passion to complete it before anyone else can.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Carl Hawthorne
H4 Development - 404-403-1789

This afternoon we had a somewhat surprise inspection by one of the upper managers for Georgia stormwater management. The gentleman was somewhat disappointed when he left the site unable to find any items out of compliance. The inspector was not spurred by an complaints and it was more of an inspection on the city to make sure they are doing their part to enforce the requirements. It ends up he lives in the general area and travels past the site on a regular basis.

With this in mind we need to keep diligent when it comes to erosion control and overall site appearance. As we move forward with development please keep an eye on future weather events and the need for any drainage swales per the phase 2 erosion plan. If there is an issue with silt fence or any items outside of your scope go ahead and bring it to my attention and I will have it promptly addressed.

FYI, the hard work and speed of execution has not gone un-noticed by my boss and our Division President. You’re setting a pretty high bar for yourselves especially with how quickly you were able to address the dirt issue this week and sourced a new supplier.

Steven Gresham, Land Development Manager
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

To whom it may concern:

North Georgia Grading on the Canton Cove Assisted Living has done a very good job with the difficult task of grading and installing the utilities on this site, they have all the right equipment and the competent manpower to do any job. They are by far one of the best site contractors I have had on my sites. I would use them again if given the opportunity as such. They have all the state of the art latest GPS and technology to do any site or any job.

Scott Hirschlein
WDG Construction

Dear Anthony Powell,

After working for 38 years in the construction business, I have found your company to be second to none in Metro Atlanta.

Your pricing is reasonable and be assured that your figures are right on.

I have found that your company and your employees are focused on the job at hand and a willingness to assist in getting the job done.

Your contract of lock and key job far outweighs the individual sub for grading, pipe, storm and water. The curbing sub and asphalt as well as erosion control were absolutely superb in execution of lock and key contract.

Thank you for being our all around contractor that I look forward to doing business with in the future.

I will be contacting you shortly about phase II of Birmingham Estates.

Carl E. Jones, Project Manager

To Whom It May Concern,

This letter is to recommend North Georgia Grading, owned by Anthony Powell, as a site development contractor. Anthony’s company has been doing site development work for us for over 5 years. This includes clearing and grading and installing storm and sanitary sewer systems. He has done this for us on numerous projects, ranging from a single lot for a single-family detached house to over 5 acres for a 29 townhome project. Many of our projects are challenging because of the adverse terrain, local restrictions, and tight timetables. However, Anthony has always been very responsive to our needs and produces excellent results.

David McLaughlin, Lead Development Manager
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia, Inc.

To Whom It May Concern

North Georgia Grading has worked in Cherokee County & has complied with all rules & regulations. CCWSA would recommend the above person (contractor) for water & sewer projects. If you have any questions please feel free to contact a CCWSA representative @ 770-479-9107.

Keith Allen, Inspector

Keith Allen, Inspector
CCWSA Inspection Dept.

To Whom It May Concern:

It has been my pleasure to work with Mr. Powell and his company N. Ga. Grading for several years now. I am a building contractor and developer and am in frequent need of the services Mr. Powell offers with his Co.

In my 30 plus years of experience I have never found anyone more competent and capable of doing “what he says he’ll do”… and at the price he says he’ll do it for. In today’s business this is indeed a rare quality!

Mr. Powell is honest, very competitively priced, and timely in his execution. This, too, is a valuable trait, because “time is money”.

I strongly recommend his Co. to anyone in need of grading, site, or pipe work on their project.
Chandlee & Sons Construction Co.
13540 Bethany Rd.
Alpharetta, Ga.
Tel. 770-826-8284

Jim Chandlee, Pres.
Chandlee & Sons Construction Co.

Anthony, just a note to say thank you for the rewarding experiences of the last few years we’ve had together on our Habitat sites. You and your team have always been the ones I could depend on to get the job done. We’ve tackled many difficult sites and brought them in on time and within budget, mostly unheard of in this day of extra work and change orders. Most of all, I appreciate the positive attitude and friendliness of your crews no matter what the task or timetable. I also know this kind of attitude comes from the top; workers reflect the outlook and work ethic of their boss.

Thanks again, and even though I’m retiring from Habitat, feel free to ask for my endorsement at any time. Keep up the good work.

Chester Johnson, Manager of Site Development, Chester & Reid Johnson
Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia