• John Barnosky, Director of Planning & Construction, Colorado State University, Pueblo

    I am writing this letter of reference on behalf of Colorado State University Pueblo in recognition of the outstanding services that Don Johnson and Greg Collier have provided to our campus on multiple projects. They both are very proactive, team oriented and solution driven.

    Our first experience with Don and Greg was a few years ago on the construction of the Culebra and Greenhorn Student Housing projects, with a contract value of $27 million. Both buildings were constructed concurrently and were placed on a campus site that required a large amount of import fill. Through their “out of the box” thinking, we were able to move fill from an adjacent parcel to our construction site and it resulted in significant project savings…. Don, as the Superintendent, was able to proactively manage these two buildings efficiently through his preplanning efforts and by managing his schedule effectively. Greg, as the Senior Project Manager, was able to keep the project on track from the design phase, through preconstruction and construction. I was impressed throughout the project at how well Don and Greg were able to partner with the Design Team to resolve issues early enough in the process to maintain our project budget and schedule requirements.

    Our second experience was primarily working with Don as the Superintendent on our General Classroom Building, with a contract value of $12 million. It was really nice to work with an experienced leader in the field once again. Don worked very well with the design team in resolving constructability issues early on so that when our bid packages were issued subcontractor questions were minimized. I would also like to mention that Don was proactive in working with subcontractors of all skill levels and through his mentoring, everyone was able to meet their schedule requirements while providing a quality finished product.

    We have the opportunity to work with several project teams from very qualified firms and Don and Greg rise to the top. They know how to manage complex projects, maintain the project budget, and keep the project on schedule. Colorado State University Pueblo would highly recommend Don and Greg and as they start their own firm. When you hire iiCON Construction Group, you are not getting a new company, you are getting an experienced team capable of managing complex projects.