Lance Cayko is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of wildly successful architecture and construction firms in Northern Colorado. His career in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry spans over two decades and includes several design awards including the international Architizer A+ Award for Architecture + Living Small in 2016.
He co-founded F9 Productions, his architecture firm, in 2009 with his business partner Alex Gore after being laid off from a boutique firm in Boulder during the Great Recession. Since its inception, the partners have grown F9 from two employees grossing less than six figures to a team of 11. They operate out of their brand new custom-built office that they designed, built and developed in Longmont. This year they earned the #1 spot in tier three of BizWest's Mercury 100 Fastest-Growing Private Firms blowing out the competition with a 386% growth rate.
Throughout his now seasoned career, Lance has also served his community by managing a community garden in Longmont which he is now turning into a formal non-profit. He also teaches part-time at the University of Colorado Boulder and co-hosts one of the top five architecture and business podcasts in the world, Inside the Firm.
When he is not doing any of the above Lance is usually spending time with his family fishing. He is currently a skipper for Mcintosh lake and spends a lot of time at Pella Crossing, Carter Lake, Pinewood Reservoir, and back in North Dakota chasing Walleye and giant Paddlefish with his brother Lucas.