Tremmel Design Group
Studio: 1430 North Franklin Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

719 310-6437

August 26, 2010

Letter of Recommendation for Westward Machine and Tool, Inc.

To whom it may concern:
I have known Mike Armstrong and used Westward Machine and Tool for almost two decades. Mike
has always shown exceptional quality, ethics and great care as a metal and steel contractor and as a
person. He collaborates with all related trades on a job and effectively works through all phases of
estimating, planning, organizing and constructing the metal and steel work on projects which exceed
building code and safety standards while balancing our construction budget and aesthetic issues.  He
has worked with us and our clients on various sized building projects which include commercial and
residential projects.

Mr. Armstrong, with his exceptional staff, brings a constructive, creative perspective that I rely upon to
make our work beautiful and budget oriented.  From structural steel to delicate custom handrails,
Westward Machine and Tool gets it done.  His approachable attitude and thoughtful personality
makes working together a pleasure.  I call Mike during project design for advice on steel and metal
work techniques to help make our projects beautiful and buildable.

I recommend, without reservation, Westward Machine and Tool as an experienced and qualified steel
and custom metal contractor of the highest standards.  I look forward to working with them again on
future projects for many more years.

Sincerely,
Mark W. Tremmel, AIA, LEED AP
CO License #201959




"We have enjoyed working collaboratively with Westward Machine and Tool on specialty
metal pieces for a residence currently under construction.  Their attention to detail and
sensitivity to design intent and budget has been critical to the success of this project."
-Carol Sundstrom, formerly Associate, AIA Colorado Architecture Partnership, Associate Director,
South Chapter AIA Colorado
, presently owner of rom architecture, Seattle, WA

"Finding someone like Westward who can manipulate metal to fit our designs has been a
real asset to Wigand.  We can always depend on them to get the job done right the first
time and give us the quality service and craftsmanship that so many times are lost.  
Westward has always come through for us."
-Barbara Eahehart, Wigand Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado

"It was refreshing to work with Westward on a custom project for our home.  They seemed
to know exactly what we were wanting, and their finished product was even more beautiful
than I had imagined it would be.  I will definitely do business with them again."
-Stephanie Kelly, Homeowner, South Riding, Virginia

"When Westward commits to my jobs, I know I can relax.  I can rely on them to locate and
find solutions for potential problems and make sure each job goes smoothly."
-Don Moore, Owner, Eagle Springs Construction, Florence, Colorado


"Doing business with Westward over the years continues to be a pleasure.  It's nice to have
found a toolmaker and fabricator who understands the complexities of our designs that keeps
our production lines running smoothly. They are able to make design recommendations that
helps me keep costs down while preserving the intent of the design. Their response time is
quick and their product always exceeds expectations. I always recommend Westward to co-
workers, suppliers, and friends."
-Randy Sasaoka, Design Engineer and Project Manager, OEM Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Manufacturer, Pueblo, CO

"I have worked with Westward on numerous projects, and their service is exceptional. They
consistently keep me informed of each job's status, and I have confidence that when each job
is finished, it will be done right."
-Mike McGuire, Construction Supervisor, Richardson Housing, Lawrenceville, Georgia

"Westward's one-on-one consulting has enabled us to incorporate steel into our building
projects worry-free.  It is a relief to find someone who can be trusted to get the job done right
the first time with the quality service and craftsmanship that so many times are lost."
-Jason Simmons, Project Manager, Cornerstone Associates, Inc.,  Marietta, Georgia

"Working with Westward has been a great experience.  They provide excellent
communication, and prompt and quality workmanship that not only meets but exceeds our
standards in the high-demand waste industry.  Thanks again."
-Brandon Cruz, Operations Manager, Waste Connections, Canon City, Colorado


"When building race cars, issues often arise requiring the attention of a machinist.   
Westward's machining capabilities and willingness to offer creative solutions to some of our
challenges is invaluable to the success of my company."
-Rod Harper, R & D Chassis, Canon City, Colorado

"Westwards attention to detail is 2nd to none. We have employed all their services from metal
fabrication, CNC programming and machining, CAD drawing, welding, and technical advising
and would recommend Westward to anybody in the industry. Westward's dedication to their
customers is unmatched."
-Cliff Moore, Project Manager, Jon Kaase Racing, Inc.

                                           
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