West Branch Engineering & Consulting PLLC
Saratoga Springs, NY
  Testimonials


TAP's work focuses on rehabilitation of existing buildings. We have called Darren in on some tricky projects. He has respect for existing buildings and empathy for Contractors. His background in construction leads to field oriented solutions that are easily implemented. Darren has been responsive and timely as well. We look forward to working with him more in the future.

Liza Rodriguez, RA
TAP Inc.
Troy, NY
April 2015

Dear Mr. Tracy,
I want to express my thanks to you for your professional and timely work to assist us in evaluating the Rainbow Park playground structures in the City of Albany. It is often challenging to find firms that can submit proposals and complete work in a timely manner. The abbreviated timeframe in which we needed the work completed made this an especially challenging project. You not only submitted your proposal promptly, but then completed the inspection and provided your detailed written report and photographs within 48 hours of receiving the purchase requisition. The detailed photographs in your report and recommendations for improving the structure will make it easier for the community groups to implement the necessary improvements. Thank you for your assistance in helping us preserve this beloved playground for our community's children.

Sincerely, Catherine Bullwinkle
New York State Department of Health Brownfields/Land-Reuse Project Coordinator April 2015


West Branch has done quality general contracting work for us during each of my seven years at the Adirondack Trust Company. The added value of working with Darren Tracy is that you get the experience and knowledge of a Professional Engineer as part of the package to analyze the problem and develop a cost effective solution.

George T. Hathaway Vice President of Facilities Management
The Adirondack Trust Company
September 2013 - Click here to read the full testimonial


I have been involved with West Branch Inc. on various projects. I appreciate the thoroughness and attentiveness of Darren and his crew to the details. They have never disappointed. They shine on historically significant projects and unique problems and I value their contractor's input into improving the design and construction. It is great to work with Darren, a fellow PE. He provides a level of professionalism not often found in many construction firms. I recommend West Branch to clients who want quality!

David Biggs, PE, SE, Dist M
ASCE Biggs Consulting Engineering, Troy, NY
December 2012


Mr. Tracy provided invaluable consulting services to 47 Phila, Inc. I quickly began to understand that Mr. Tracy has deep experience renovating old buildings and that he is able to quickly evaluate such situations and propose possible corrective actions that meet building code while being safe and cost effective. I have the utmost respect for Mr. Tracy's knowledge and experience.

Stanley McGaughey, Chariman, Board of Directors
47 Phila, Inc. and Caffe Lena, Inc.
June 2013 - Click here to read the full testimonial.


Many thanks for your fine work on the structural repair to The Sanctuary for Independent Media. It was a real pleasure interacting with you and your crew!

Steve Pierce, Executive Director
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
September 2010 - Click here to read the full testimonial.


West Branch has worked for us on a variety of projects over the years, from stone masonry restoration at the Hall of Springs, to structural repairs at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, to slate roof rehabilitations on several buildings. Their workmanship has always been of the highest quality, and their staff are clearly dedicated to delivering a finished product which they can take pride in. They are consistently timely and reliable. I would not hesitate to give West Branch my full recommendation. They have done fine work for us in the past, and I would welcome them back anytime.

Kurt A. Kress, PE, Capital Facilities Regional Manager
Saratoga/Capital Region New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation January 2009


This letter is to serve as an endorsement for the West Branch firm. I have had the pleasure of utilizing their service for four years on many different capital projects concerning Skidmore College. The service has gone well beyond the firm's very capable ability to perform quality work. On many occasions West Branch has researched and redefined cost savings approaches that have resulted in the success of projects being completed on time and within budget.

Paul Lundberg Assistant Director of Construction Services
Skidmore College