Riley McLaughlin 
I-KOTA 4640 Pecos St. – Unit F Denver, CO 80211
Re: Letter of Recommendation

Dear Riley,
I am pleased to have the opportunity to write this letter. I have enjoyed knowing and working with them for several years and look forward to any opportunity I have to be able to work with them.
Riley and Kevin and the I-KOTA team stand out above even some of the other good contractors in the area in terms of their approach to their work. They are very competent in their estimating work, and detail-oriented in their construction management and general contracting work, which results in great client satisfaction. They also are friendly and fun to work with, and have the highest integrity in their business relationships.
It is with great pleasure that I unreservedly recommend them for the Denver Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Business of the Year” or for any construction management or general contracting work you may be planning.
The Office of Studio NYL, Inc.
Julian J.B. Lineham, P.E. Principal
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Letter of Recommendation for I-KOTA

To Whom It May Concern,

I have had the opportunity to work with Riley McLaughlin on several private development projects and construction projects in his career. On one of these projects, Riley assisted the Development Team and the Design/Build team throughout the entitlement, design and construction phases. The team was successful, in great part, due to the insight and forethought of Riley and the I-KOTA team. The level of service and costing analysis provided by Riley is outstanding. He not only has a vast knowledge of his trade, but he presents that knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm. I’ve seen that enthusiasm inspire a collaborative problem solving process. The team does not sit back and wait for Riley to solve their problems; he incites them into a creative solution. Riley is remarkably helpful in the value-engineering phase of a project. He simply brings more ideas and options to the table at this critical time. As an architect, I greatly value a member of the team taking the lead on issues and being creative in the search for solutions. Riley is a team player, who offers valuable options to help solve the issues facing the entire team, not limiting his input only to construction related issues. There is a level of trust created when working with a person of responsible intelligence. I have that trust in Riley and look forward to working with him in the future.

Barton Harris, AIA
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To Whom It May Concern,

This letter has been prepared to serve as a letter of recommendation for I-Kota , Inc. We have engaged I-Kota to manage the construction of a multi-family apartment project that our group is developing near the University of Denver. We presented I-Kota with a highly aggressive construction schedule and budget. These project requirements were met with resistance and/or rejected by other possible general contracting teams at the outset of our project. The I-Kota team has performed against our rigorous project requirements and has exceeded expectations on all fronts. As Owners, we look for execution team members that understand the true meaning and value of a partnership. I-Kota consistently brings this understanding to our process and our project. The competency, trust, character and consistency that defines this team – from the ownership level to the field personnel – is, in our perspective, a true differentiator in the marketplace. We consider our relationship with I-Kota to be a strategic asset to our efforts, and hope to have the opportunity to work with them again on future projects.
Derek Ahrens
Managing Partner, Realty Capital Group LLC
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To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is in reference for I-KOTA Construction. Interior Specialists has had the pleasure of working with I-KOTA since 2010 on a multitude of projects including the Mulroy Opportunity Center and Mountain View/Elliot Cottages projects for the Denver Housing Authority, and the NREL Dyno Test Facility, among many others.
I-KOTA has always proven to be knowledgeable, efficient, timely, and professional with all aspects of the jobs we have been involved in. We at Interior Specialists would not hesitate to recommend I-KOTA to anyone looking for a quality General Contractor for any project of any size, scale, scope or use.
If you have any questions or would like additional information or would like to discuss in detail please call me at 760-717-7243.
Brandon Grugel
Division Manager Interior Specialists Inc. Colorado Division
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Project: Mountain View Apartments and Eliot Cottages
Address: 1212 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

To Whom It May Concern,
This letter is in reference to l-Kota, Inc. We were currently hired to replace the roof on the Mountain View Apartments project. l-Kota was very good to work with through all facets of the project. I am extremely pleased with their willingness to answer any questions in a timely manner. They were also very professional when any issues arose.
I have been impressed by the overall dedication to the project. I-Kota’s staff treated this project like it was their own living situation, and this was reflected in the project’s success.
l-Kota is a top-notch I look forward to working with them on future projects.
Brent Egger
Project Manager
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Re: I-KOTA,Inc

To Whom it May Concern,
I have had the opportunity to work with I-KOTA with my current employer once and with my former employer several times. Whether it is in the capacity as the General Contractor or subcontractor/partner on work that required small business participation, I-KOTA always brings a high level of professionalism to the project.
Riley and Kevin’s approach of being upfront and honest with their customers and their subcontractors is carried through the entire organization. I look forward to working with I-KOTA on future projects.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 30-513-0115.
William Trainor
Senior Project Manager
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Our company has enjoyed a great partnership with the team at l-Kota Construction. We have worked on several projects together and in every instance we have found them to be professional, hard-working and incredibly fair to work with. We strive to develop true partnerships with all of our customers but our partnership with l-Kota is second to none. In fact, we recently moved into a new building and I contracted I-Kota to handle all of our tenant improvement construction needs. Needless to say, they did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reputable contractor.
If you would like additional details please feel free to contact me directly.
Kevin Vogel
Regional President
Colorado/Nevada Interior Specialists, Inc.
(303) 363-3412
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This letter is in reference to I-KOTA. The I-KOTA team is currently our contractor renovating Mt. View Tower & Eliot Cottages for Denver Housing Authority. Our project is still currently ongoing and is scheduled for completion by August 2013. Our property consists of an occupied senior and disabled community. I-KOTA has proved to be professional, reliable and a VERY accommodating company. They have been extremely helpful and courteous not only to our onsite staff but to our residents that still occupy the buildings throughout this renovation process.
We are provided detailed information on what is taking place, what if any current issues we are having on an ongoing weekly basis; the I-KOTA team is very attentive to the currently housed residents needs during this renovation. It is a great work experience working with a company that took into consideration not only our onsite staff but also our currently housed senior and disabled residents needs.
If you have any questions or would like additional information please call me at 720-946-6091.
Jodi Torres,
COS, SCHM, MORS, TCS, BOS Property Manager
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To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to express my appreciation for the opportunity to work with I-KOTA. We have now completed four projects as a Subcontractor working for I-KOTA, since 2011. Our projects include Renewable Energy,Medical, Multi-family and Affordable Housing.
As a Subcontractor, we rely heavily on the General Contractor to provide us with the opportunity to be successful on a Project. Not only through scheduling and the typical flow of work, but being able to trust that we will be treated fairly as we work together through the unexpected difficulties that come along with every Project. With the high demands of a competitive market, I-KOTA’s ability to run their projects smoothly at a fair price almost goes without saying, but what really sets I-KOTA part is the high level of integrity and character that comes along with having them on your team.
Because of their beginnings as a Subcontractor, I believe the team at I-KOTA has a rare understanding of the many challenges that face Subcontractors as they strive to be successful. I am confident that their understanding of these challenges will give them a unique advantage against their competitors as they continue in their success as a General Contractor.
It’s been a privilege to work with such a fine group of people. And, I can only hope that their unique values begin to set a trend in the way General Contractors and Subcontractors are able to work together towards creating a more successful industry.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this letter in more detail, please feel free to contact me at (303) 940-3299.
Thank you for your time.
Scott A Nance
Vice President
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Re: Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:
I have had several interactions with l-Kota over the past few years, most notably I have had the pleasure of working with them on the Mountain View Apartments & Eliot Townhomes project.
This project consists of an eleven story apartment building and eighteen one and two story townhomes buildings ranging from duplexes to eight-plexes. The building(s) have remained occupied during construction but with I-KOTA’s communication and organization there have been minimal disruptions to residents and workers.
I-KOTA always brings a high level of professionalism and quality to the preconstruction and construction processes. I enjoy working with them and look forward to their growth in the Colorado market.
If you have any questions or if you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 303-934-1234.
Encore Electric, Inc.
Tim CohnPreconstruction Manager
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