|"I have been absolutely 100% pleased with every project that April and Darren have created at the Sedgwick County Zoo. With their artistic talent and professional time management, all projects have been completed on time and within budget and at a level of quality that I feel has only been matched by few and never exceeded."
Mark C. Reed
Director of The Sedgwick County Zoo
President - American Zoo & Aquarium Association
"Dodson Studios and their team of artists have proven to be a key assets and an extension to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's design and construction group. Dodson Studios is able to provide accurate budgets based on minimum documents and have a proven track record of sticking to these budgets while exceeding the zoo's expectations on quality and originality. Dodson Studios is a full service theming construction firm that without their services Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo would not have been able to achieve such a high quality product."
Director of Construction and Facilities
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Working with Dodson Studios was indeed a pleasure! In our recently opened Islands of Life building, they createdsome of the most artistic and realistic trees, rocks, and mud banks we have seen anywhere. Eaach of the nine exhibits had it's own theme-mangroves, volcanic outcroppings, kopje, and even a unique African Quiver tree. They did a great job on every one of them."
Director of The Pueblo Zoo and Staff
"During the last year the Birmingham Zoo began to revitalize an old zoo and build it's first new exhibit in over twenty years. The importance of making this first new exhibit great cannot be overly stressed. The Board and Zoo staff chose a Children's Zoo themed around the wildlife of the state of Alabama. Within the exhibit was a replica of a particular rock formation anyone from the Birmingham area would certainly recognize. Dodson Studios accepted the challenge to build such a specific mountain exhibit but exceeded the expectations of our guests. The project also incorporated an Alabama Stream exhibit and a playground with a slide feature, spider web and an enormous tree trunk connected to the playground by a rope bridge. Dodson Studios completed the project under a difficult time table that was shortened due to other construction issues.
I recommend Dodson Studios as a creative and talented partner in any of the Birmingham future projects and construction."
Director of The Birmingham Zoo
"The Caldwell Zoo first had the opportunity to work with Dodson Studios during the renovation of our entry and adjoining exhibits. The scope of their work ran from constructing mud bank walls and rock formations, painting existing rockwork, to creating a theme and constructing the façade for our new squirrel monkey holding building. Another example of their unique talent was designing and carving animal faces as part of the contact yard hand washing station.
I would recommend Dodson Studios to anyone contemplating the construction of a new exhibit. The quality of their work, responsiveness to schedule, and adherence to budgetary demands are most impressive, not to mention the fact that they are a pleasure to work with!"
Director of the Caldwell Zoo