I have had the pleasure of working directly with Dave since I joined Cheddar’s in August of 2008. 

To say he’s been a lifesaver, would be an understatement.  I don’t know what I would have done without him!!  Dave and I worked hand in hand to put systems and processes in place that have allowed Cheddar’s to grow significantly, more than doubling our size in the past six years.

Dave is a no nonsense, focused kind of guy who knows how to drive projects and get results.  He is extremely knowledgeable about all things construction related.  He is process driven with a can do attitude willing to tackle the most difficult projects.  He established great rapport with our Operations Team from the beginning.  He is a dedicated and loyal business partner who always acts with our best interests first.

Dave has demonstrated time and again that he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  He has sacrificed many weekends and extended road trips in order to drive projects to completion.

I would highly recommend him for your construction management needs.  Feel free to contact me directly of you have any further questions.

- Joe Mutti Executive Vice President of Development, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Inc.

I am co-founder and past President of Cheddar’s Casual Café, Inc. Dave Landis works for Cheddar’s as a consultant and owner’s representative for managing the development and construction of new restaurants. He joined Cheddar’s almost a year ago as the company was starting to ramp up development and in need of experience in building multiple restaurants at the same time. Cheddar’s had never built more than two to three restaurants per year, and his experience in helping us transition to  managing the new process has been invaluable.

Dave is a true professional and has always represented himself with Cheddar’s best interest in mind. He is respectful, hard working and continues to go above and beyond the call of duty. Dave has never backed down from a challenge. He has taken on jobs that without him, Cheddar’s would have struggled to complete, much less being close to within budget.

Dave has been trusted and accepted in our small and close knit organization as though he has been here since inception. He approaches his job objectively and always with a positive attitude. His ability to influence our construction department has been positive and extremely well received.

I would personally recommend Dave Landis for employment and do not hesitate to contact me for more references.

- Douglas H. Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Roaring Fork Restaurants, Inc., co-founder and past President of Cheddar’s Casual Café, Inc.

I would highly recommend Dave for any construction management position.

He has been working with Brinker International for over 10 years in a Owner’s Representative capacity.  As a consultant to Brinker, Dave has been responsible for over 70 multiple brand restaurants during that time period.

He received accolades from the restaurant operators for his professionalism, thoroughness and attention to detail. No matter what the issue, Dave always found ways to deliver his projects on time and within budget. He took personal responsibility for his work and did what ever needed to be done to ensure a successful turnover and a satisfied customer. He truly felt and acted as if he was a Brinker employee and conducted himself as such.

My confidence in Dave’s ability and understanding of Brinker expectations are demonstrated by the fact  I selected him for assignments typically only given to Brinker Employees. For example, he mentored three new Brinker construction managers on our most complex brand. In addition, I brought him in on Projects with severe problems to assist and get those projects back on track.

Dave would be an asset to any organization and I would be happy to answer questions about him


- Jeff Smith, Brinker International, Vice President of Restaurant development

I worked with Dave on several Brinker projects, and can attest to his thoroughness and knowledge about restaurant construction.  Dave is one of the most detail oriented people that I know.  I believe his credentials would more than meet your expectations…

- Donna W. Coen, CPCU, AFSB, President, Syrberus, Inc

At Darden Restaurants, I hired Dave on several projects when my own staff was stretched too thin to cover them. In particular, Dave stepped in on a project in New Jersey that had gotten out of hand on all fronts - budget, schedule and quality of work. He familiarized himself with the site, met with the contractors, reviewed our internal supply chain requirements, and got the restaurant open. During this process I found Dave to be extremely professional and knowledgeable not only with the unique requirements of the restaurant industry but also with program and project management in general.

I would recommend Dave's services to any developing entity (Owner, Developer, Architect, Contractor) that needs assistance in any aspect of the development cycle - from design management through facility management. Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

- Paul Batt, VP Construction Darden Restaurants, Inc.

…David’s experience is quite varied and his success is a simple matter of record.

- David M. Bush, President Adena Corporation – 1999 Associated Builders and Contractors National President

I appreciate your team’s assistance during the design phase with ideas and value engineering. In addition, your ability to adjust to changing conditions weekly was amazing. With all the problems with the project, I was shocked that you were able to bring in the project on time and under budget. You were particularly adept at adjusting the construction schedule…

– Bob Allison, V.P. Operations Dick’s Last Resort

Construction went smoothly, timely, and most importantly came in under budget.

– Rusty Loeffler, Partner TwoRows Restaurant

Mr. Landis has demonstrated that he is capable of addressing jobs labor problems in an effective manner. Having an individual with this skill should prove to be advantageous to the Company in the future.