To Whom it May Concern: Re: Hawk Construction Company of Grand Rapids, Minnesota In our quest for a new Children’s Discovery Museum program space, Hawk Construction secured the winning bid to complete our building project. Doug Hanson and his team of professionals worked closely with us to meet our limited budget without sacrificing quality and program. Their work is always timely and communication is a real hallmark of the firm. Perhaps most importantly, Hawk Construction has a demonstrated and genuine interest in the greater Itasca County Area. I would very much like to recommend that you consider Hawk Construction for your building needs.

John Kelsch, Children’s Discovery Museum

As the business manager for the John L. Bonner Eye Clinic, I have been representing the Owner throughout the design and construction phase of our nearly $7 million dollar project. We solicited proposals from and interviewed several contractors before selecting HAWK to be our general contractor in early 2003. I worked closely with Doug and Matt Lien, the HAWK project manager, through months of the design and planning process. They were an invaluable part of our team working with our architects and us. Their role in the process was critical as we “value engineered” the project to stay within our budget and still get a top quality facility fully sized to meet our needs. We are currently about 75% complete with the project and have been impressed by the professionalism of the office staff as well as the field personnel. HAWK’s project supervisor, Ray Axley. has been great to work with and could not be more cooperative and helpful. Ray does a great job coordinating the workers and contractors. I am happy to give an unqualified recommendation for HAWK Construction. We placed a lot of trust in them by pre-selecting them to be our contractor. They have proven to be people of integrity and worthy of that trust.

Mark Riehle, Bonner Eye Clinic

Hawk Construction and their subs represent a truly First Class Hometown Team. They perform on time and within budget, incorporating the capability for collaborative design with superb customer Interaction and top notch field supervision. I look forward to many more successful projects.

Rick Harding, Rennix Corporation

Hawk Construction unequivocably was the most responsive, courteous, and flexible contractor with whom I have ever worked. This comment comes with the knowledge that our building has quality workmanship that will endure the elements in the future. The staff members at Hawk Construction were always willing to listen to the customer’s needs and wants and work with the college to achieve the desired result within the budget guidelines. We were also on a very tight timeline in building the Engineering Center, and Hawk Construction was able to meet ‘all of the deadlines, taking extra effort to be sure the facility was ready for the grand opening as planned. Many companies have the technical and mechanical expertise to complete construction jobs, but few, if any, can stand up to the personal and professional relationship that is created when you work with the staff of Hawk Construction. This creates a win-win environment for all and results in a building project that pleases everyone. I highly recommend the services of Hawk Construction and would welcome your call for any further information regarding Hawk Construction and their personnel.

Dr. Michael Johnson, Itasca Community College

The purpose of this letter is to express my appreciation for the outstanding service your firm continues to provide at Grand Village with the construction of the new sub acute care facility. Dean Reed and Chuck Allen have been very professional and courteous with staff, residents, and family members. They have bent over backwards to accommodate our difficult neighbors, even taking time out one evening to meet with concerned board members. I know this can be difficult with so many sub contractors and our 24/7 traffic at the site. Finally, I am pleased to see the work continue every day at a good pace. Hawk Construction ranks up with the finest in the business in my estimation!

Jake Goering, Grand Village

Lake Country Power has been asked to be a reference for Hawk Construction of Grand Rapids, MN regarding the work they have performed for us. Hawk Construction has provided excavation/site prep, concrete work and fencing involving 28 of our substation sites the last 12 years. This work varied from minor alterations to existing sites to complete new substation projects. We have used them exclusively for this type of work on our projects during this time period and have been very satisfied with the quality they have provided.

Joel Hagen, Lake Country Power

The purpose of this letter is to express our sincere thanks for the work HAWK did for MP on the Generation Operations and Information Center expansion and remodel. From the start, you were ready and willing to accept the challenge of a very aggressive schedule for these projects. Your hard work and extra effort made for a successful completion of these projects on time. Your ability to foresee potential issues and address them before they became a problem is second to none and served you very well on these projects. Your honest and up front approach to working with us as an owner has earned both our respect and admiration. We are glad to come out of this knowing we hired the right people for the job. Once again please accept our thanks and appreciation for a job well done. Please be sure to share our thanks with the rest of your staff. We hope to have an opportunity to work with you in the future.

Minnesota Power

We were very impressed with the quality of work Hawk Construction did on our building from start to finish. The architect was so helpful and friendly. We brought our ideas to her and she added hers which were great. The competent, professional crew was excellent to work with. Everything was done in a timely manner and it was evident Hawk Construction realizes the importance of customer service. We have received many compliments on our building and highly recommend Hawk Construction to anyone looking for an equally well built building.

Bruce and Linda Anderson, Grand Rapids Tire Service