Kyle Barrett Kyle Barrett
Vice President of Field Operations
Ext. 810

Hometown: Spring Hill, KS

Kyle has performed Superintendent and Project Manager responsibilities on a wide variety of projects. His ability and experience in performing both tasks allow him to better serve the client by seeing the project through several perspectives. His projects have ranged from PM responsibilities on a $250 thousand office remodel to Assistant Superintendent on a $90 million Submarine Pier. His ability to communicate with project teams to clearly portray goals and milestones allows all teams to prioritize and work efficiently. Kyle’s goal on any project is keeping all personnel safe, working in an efficient manner to meet budget with a level of craftsmanship to impress the owner team with quality and professionalism.

“For fun (as you can see in the video below) I like to cliff dive, play golf and spend time with my 2 young beautiful kids.”

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Matt HerbertMatt Herbert
Vice President of Preconstruction
Ext. 814

Hometown: Carmel Valley, CA

Matt has worked in several roles in construction, including Project Manager, Design Manager, Superintendent, and Project Engineer.  He has been able to draw upon his experiences on design-build projects to understand a client’s vision, and strives to achieve that goal under budget and on schedule.  Matt is motivated by problem solving and is excited to develop creative options for financial or schedule-challenged projects.  He is an excellent communicator, making sure to keep clients and designers apprised of the project status.  Matt has a passion for developing highly effective teams and devotes personal time and effort to make sure the correct team is assembled and empowered to accomplish the project goals and resolve all issues on the lowest levels.

Outside of the office, Matt loves to go river rafting, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Dave McKenzie 
Chief Financial Officer 
Ext. 828

Hometown: Glens Falls,  NY

Dave is reasonably new to the Construction Industry, having joined I-Kota in November 2015, although he possesses considerable financial and operational experience from a variety of roles during his career. After growing up in upstate New York and attending college in Vermont, Dave joined Arthur Andersen & Co. (Boston, MA) where he spent nine years practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and servicing start-up and middle market companies as a member of the Enterprise Group. Following a 1-year period handling the SEC reporting and tax compliance matters of his former client Clean Harbors, Inc. (Braintree, MA), Dave relocated to Colorado and joined Seattle Fish Company (Denver, CO) where he was responsible for the financial and operating activities of this seafood distributor. In 1995, he joined GeriMed of America, Inc. (Englewood, CO), a physician practice management company specializing in geriatrics, as the Vice President of Operations. Dave returned to a financial role in 2001 when he joined Medical Simulation Corporation, a technology and life science company dedicated to using advanced technology to the training and education of healthcare professionals. Throughout his career, Dave has endeavored to advance the interests of the companies for which he has worked while upholding the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Outside of the office Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and I-Kota’s Chief Morale Office, Jesse.



Mark Teplitsky

Mark Teplitsky
Regional VP Northern Colorado

Mark has managed a large variety of project types including multi-family (affordable and market rate), mixed-use, resort, religious, industrial, recreation facilities, and education.  He has developed a passion for serving public and private clients by being a proactive problem solver and protecting owners’ interest.  Mark started as a Project Engineer working his way to Project Manager, Director of Preconstruction, Vice President of Business Operations, and into his current role.

In his work, Mark exemplifies the values of honesty, quality, innovation, and ongoing improvement.  He lives by the quote, “Success is not what you get, but who you become” Jim Rohn.

In his spare time Mark is raising an awesome family and trying to see the world one trip at a time.


Riley McLaughlin
Riley McLaughlin
Chief Executive Officer 
Ext. 817
(Call with project inquiries)

Hometown: Lankin, ND

“Riley has performed estimating and preconstruction services on more than 200 projects, specializing in ground-up construction. His focus is on helping I-Kota expand through controlled growth. Riley’s secondary goal is to provide superior customer service to each owner in the hope of turning repeat customers into loyal customers, by taking a proactive approach to problem solving, minimizing change orders, keeping the project on schedule and under budget, and understanding the needs, wants, and goals of the owner. And lastly, it is Riley’s mission to ensure that the environment is enjoyable and even fun.”

In his free time, Riley enjoys cheering on his alma mater: 6 time national champion North Dakota State Bison, mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his wife and 2 young kids.  Fishing doesn’t represent a large part of his time, but a 40lb barracuda was a darn cool fish to catch!

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Jesse - CMOJesse
Chief Morale Officer