City of Sierra Vista
Castle and Cooke, lnc.
10000 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 300
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Dear Mr. Freeman:
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter regarding my experience working
with Rick Darling, Project Manager for casfle and cooke, tnc.
ln my position with the City of Sierra Vista, I have worked professionally with Mr.
Darling since 1985 when he was a Project Superintendent for Estes Homes and I was a Building lnspector.
Rick strives for perfection and is very successful because he is professional, fair,
and he understands the intricate relationships that need to exist between a
developer/builder and city staff. I have always had an excellent working
relationship with Rick, and his philosophy was to do his job much bette-r than the
minimum standards required by code, without additionaiexpense.
Rick has the character to stand up for what is correct and satisfy everyone's
needs, but not just go-with-the-flow. And he has the personality to deal with the
wide variety of clients encountered in his everyday dealings.
I see Rick Darling as a very valuable asset to Castle and Cooke, lnc. and would
recommend him for the position of Vice President of Sierra Vista Operations.