Mainland Ventures was an irreplaceable partner to the Regional Animal Protection Society in the creation of the RAPS Animal Hospital.
Mainland – and their professional trades team – executed the entire $500,000 build of the veterinary hospital – a project that would have cost closer to $900,000 had Mainland’s expertise not saved us more than $300,000 on the project. They also donated about $100,000 of in-kind value to the project.
They took a dilapidated 6,000-square-foot space that had been used for several years as little more than storage and reinvented it into a truly breath-taking, sparkling state-of-the-art hospital.
Their attention to detail throughout the project has been amazing. They confidently guided us (most of our team being largely inexperienced in such matters), implementing the most difficult technical aspects of building a hospital, including an x-ray room, surgical room, integrating unique machinery, complex piping installations and complex HVAC, including separated and confined systems to stop cross-contamination between rooms to keep them sterile.
They worked so smoothly with our team and always were communicative and collaborative. Inevitable emergencies were handled immediately. They even handled all city permits for us, which took a huge burden off our staff.
Mainland managed all outside tradespeople and have clearly built superb relationships with professionals who do exceptional work. Even after the project was complete, Mainland continues to assist us when any issues arise. Their work is guaranteed and we have every confidence in the excellent quality of absolutely everything they have done for us.
As a bonus, they even took it upon themselves to donate the time and equipment to rebuild the cat room at our City Animal Shelter.
To say Mainland went above and beyond is an understatement. They made what was a daunting process for us as straightforward and stress-free as a project of this magnitude could be. We are so grateful and have not the slightest hesitation in recommending Mainland Ventures with the highest praise.
- Company Response
I am so honored, grateful, humbled, and appreciative to have been a part of this extremely rewarding project that is so personally meaningful. We are long-time supporters of RAPS and I have always had rescue pets run the household. I can easily say, this was the most meaningful project of my 25 year career. Animal welfare is a principle that I hold near and dear to my heart. So being a part of a project that will help so many animals into the future is something I will always be proud of. It was a challenging and highly technical project and I gained so much knowledge from being a part of it. How often can you say you were a part of something so special?
I would like to personally acknowledge and thank Eyal Lichtmann , the CEO who had an ingenious idea and brought it to life. Eyal is utterly brilliant for bringing a self- sustaining medical care system to the rescue organization model. It is going to be hugely successful and they'll be able to help a great many more animals decades into the future. I would also like to thank the incredible generosity of the Applewood group, the Auto-mall board, the hardworking, animal loving members of RAPS, and the veterinarian college for providing my company this once in a lifetime community legacy project.
If you haven’t yet seen this incredible, state- of-the- art, animal hospital, I can’t give it enough praise through words. You just have to see it for yourself.
Also, when considering adding a loving companion animal to your family please save a life and choose adoption!