Our company contacted with Gary Ulias at GUPM Construction Management to build 2 Holiday Inn Express and Suites at the same time in 2019. It was a true pleasure to work with Gary and his team. As an experienced builder myself, but not in the hotel space, I felt that Gary took care of my interests from the start of the project right through to opening day. Gary was firm but fair in his management style and built a solid working relationship each trade. Through Gary’s leadership GUPM was able to build both hotels on time and on budget. This was an incredible feat considering the builds were during the worst global pandemic in many years. I would not hesitate to hire GUPM again and would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional construction manager.

-Larry Dunn, President Dunn Capital

GUPM did an excellent job with the construction of our 100 Room Hampton Inn Hotel in Peterborough Ontario. The building was delivered on time and with respect to the Budget. The GUPM team did an excellent job collaborating with us, with communicating issues, schedule changes and providing value with alternatives to help solve issues as they came about. It truly was a partnership approach. Overall, the professionalism and spirit of teamwork made the experience enjoyable.

This is our second successful hotel development with Gary Ulias and his team and I would recommend GUPM to do future work for me and others.
-Jordan Struk, Director of Development Roshan Holdings Inc.
 It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Gary Ulias at GUPM Construction Management.

We have been working with Gary and his team since 2015 and I cannot say enough about them. It is very rare to find people in this industry that you can fully trust and depend on. It was an immediate trust that was built through a “gentleman’s hand shake” and a few initial meetings. GUPM takes pride in their work and goes above and beyond their “scope”.

We have completed 2 IHG new builds with GUPM. Our Holiday Inn Express Formula Blue was built in 12 months and our Staybridge Suites was built in 13 months, both setting records for built times within the brand and within our company. These fast builds did not comprise on product, service, or standard for the brand.

We continue to work with GUPM on our future projects because of the relationship we have built, how they are organized in their delivery and their full dedication on our projects from start to finish. 
-Shazma Charania, President ZS Holdings
 We are Gabriele and Hans Feldtanzer and are on our second hotel project. This is our first experience with construction management and Gary Ulias from GUPM as we bring our new Holiday Inn Express property from vision to reality.

My husband and I like to be organized and plan in advance to be prepared for all eventualities. We are delighted that Gary shares our commitment to being prepared as well as to anticipating next steps.

Despite the fact that he is a busy man with many projects on the go, Gary is always available to take our calls and stays on top of our project. No question seems too small for him to address.

Working with Gary we especially appreciate how diligent he is about attending site meetings, holding site meetings regularly and dealing with the trades in a fair but firm manner. Gary thinks like an owner, keeping an eye on the bottom line but not skimping on safety, all the while anticipating possible liability situations and developing solutions. Subtrades comment how clean the site is and that it is a pleasure to work in such an environment. On a recent site visit from IHG the project was evaluated the “poster child for perfection”. This is the way a construction should be run – clean, organized, on budget and on time.

We are amazed at how much we’ve learned from Gary. We can highly recommend him as a top-notch construction manager. We’d definitely hire him for any additional projects we undertake. 

-Gabriele Feldtanzer, President Quality Inn and Suites


 We, ZS Holdings, opened our sixth hotel in February 17, 2017. We are pleased to have had someone such as Gary Ulias, along with his extensive knowledge, be part of the process. Gary and his GUPM Construction Managers came to us highly recommended, with a great deal of preparation and plans before moving forward on the project. Gary and his team were very professional and informed of any issues that arose during construction. We appreciate his forwardness about the construction plans, timeline and budget.

We would recommend Gary and his team to anyone looking for a trustworthy, straight-forward and diligent construction company to get their project done. They were the right choice for the construction of our newest hotel, and we look forward to working with them in the future. 

-Shazma Charania, President ZS Holdings