Testimonials

Mike has been an “honest broker” providing unvarnished opinions that move ITD and our contracting community to workable solutions. Mike does a remarkable job of looking at the larger picture, asking uncomfortable questions and building trust between parties. We’ve been very pleased with Mr. Robinson’s services and I highly recommend he continue to provide services to the Department. John Arambarri, PE,Pavements Engineer, Idaho Transportation Department

Best value from any sub I work with! – Marcus Byers, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Kleinfelder

Thanks, Mike. As always, your expertise (and honest opinion) is much appreciated. – Tod Fukutomi, Senior Project Manager, Mulvanny G2 Architecture

Again, thank you for your wisdom, professionalism, and concise arbitration presentation. – Jesse Bishop, Construction General Manager, CalPortland

Your performance is great; I really appreciate what you are bringing to the conversations and your insight. – John Bilderback, State Construction and Materials Engineer, Idaho Transportation Department

Mike, this is amazing. I’d like to pick your brain at some point and learn how you did your analysis. – Mike Copeland, Quality Program Manager, Idaho Transportation Department

Again, excellent work. Your exhibits were impressive. – Bill Ingalsbe, Monteleone & McCrory, LLP.

Thanks, Mike. This is precisely what I was hoping for. – Mark Quinn, Pacificorp Naughton Power Plant

As always we greatly appreciate your detailed review, insight, and candor. – Skyler Helffrich, Y2 Consultants, Jackson

Thank you for this and your work on making this operation successful. – Michael Moore, P.E., City Engineer, City  of Newcastle

Mike, we appreciate your help and expertise in making this a successful project. Thanks again! – Shawn Arnoldi, P.E., Principal / Vice President, William H. Smith and Associates

Mike, always good to have someone with your expertise on the job. Hope we have many more projects that we can collaborate on. – Gene Legerski, Director of Public Works, Sweetwater County 

I want to thank you again for all your help and look forward to hopefully working together soon.  – Shawn Arnoldi, P.E., Principal / Vice President, William H. Smith and Associates

I enjoyed working with you on the case and thought that your testimony and support were critical pieces of the case. – Stephen Pessagno, Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP.

I highly recommend any opportunity to hear a presentation from Mike. His ideas and experiences always bring a solid solution to the myriad of pavement lifecycle challenges.  – Jeremy Mason, VP, Construction Services Market Manager, Kleinfelder.

Thanks for your technical support; you’re invaluable. – Adam Larson, The Wallace Group, Inc.

Always great to attend your classes. – Gene Legerski, Director of Public Works, Sweetwater County

Thank you, Mike, I highly recommend this course. You do a great job presenting and teaching! – Ben McDonald, Park County Public Works

I know if I had an issue, I would want Mike on the case!  He has helped us out in many situations.  – Marc Markwell, CFO/General Counsel, Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc.

You did a great job! Thank you! Comments I heard were that you exceeded their expectations. – Gary Grigsby, PE & PLS, Executive Director, ACEC of Wyoming

Great job in the research. – Theron Roschen, PE, Municipal Services Manager, Interwest Consulting Group

Whatever they’re paying you, it’s not enough! – Jack Van Kirk, Director, Asphalt Technology, Basic Resources, Inc.

Thanks again for all your help on this. – Craig Evans, Director of Operations, Hardy & Harper, Inc.

Thank you Mike, I appreciate your sharp eye and professional experience.  – Adam Larson, Staff Geotechnical Engineer, The Wallace Group, Inc.

I really like your no-nonsense attitude/approach. – Scot Schwandt, Senior Pavement Engineer, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.

I definitely appreciate your help and expertise. – Dave Shultz, President, Sage Civil Engineering, Cody

I appreciate the legwork and your patience with me on this. I look forward to working with you more in the future and always appreciate your insight. – Kyle Jarmicki, Senior Estimator, Walsh Construction

I didn’t get a chance to thank you for the Asphalt Pavement Smoothness Class you put on in Sacramento on April 13, 2017.  It was very helpful for me, and it gave me a lot of good information that will help me do my job better.  Again the class was very beneficial, and I got a lot out of it. – Dave Ernaga, Associate Engineer, Lassen County Public Works

I’d like to thank you for your very helpful input and expertise.  It’s been great getting to know you and I look forward to working with you on more matters in the future.  – Robert A. Weissman, Weissman & Weissman  

Once again, super job presenting at our conference in Sacramento! You have provided a great service to our industry!  – Russell Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

You were an incredible help to us. – John  H. Atkinson, Principal, Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and  Geologists

I’m going to get another asphalt case just so I can hire you as an expert again! – William “Skip” Martin,  Partner, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP 

This is super. Your presentation has the best construction training photography and illustrations I have ever seen in one class. Congratulations. –  Russel Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) 

Super-duper job!   Very comprehensive. As always, a pleasure to work with you!  – Rita Leahy, PhD, PE, Technical Consultant, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

I always liked working with you in the past, and appreciate knowing that you are a resource for those of us in the HMA business. I will definitely call or refer you, should myself and/or my acquaintances need some assistance down the road.   Rich Yahn, Materials Engineer, City of Santa Rosa, CA

Thanks so much for presenting at the ASU Pavement Conference.  Your presentation was exactly what I was hoping for when the session was organized and I received many good comments about it after you left.  – Mark Belshe, P.E., Executive Director Rubber Pavements Association

Thank you for coming to our office to make the presentation on asphalt paving to our Costco Team this week. The talk was thorough and complete, and just the kind of information we were hoping to communicate with our group. – Mostafa Ahanchi, Mulvanny G2 Architecture, Bellevue, WA

I wanted to take a moment to inform you of some outstanding service I received from several of your consultants during the bid preparation phase.  Mr. Theron Roschen and Mr. Michael Robinson have been very helpful to me when I was preparing my project specifications, and especially during preparation of two addendums.  Mr. Robinson quickly responded to my inquiries, and we were able to go through several iterations of the provisions in the addendum very rapidly.  His reviews were in-depth and detailed, and his proposed provisions very clear and thorough. – Tim Shell, Principal Engineer, City of Vista Engineering Department

Thank you so much for your help, time and support. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and helping us serve our clients more efficiently. –  Hamid “Saeed” Parsa, P.E., Kleinfelder Stockton

Great feedback!  We will use all of it. Thanks for your support. You’re a class act. – Brad Steen, PE, GE Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Kleinfelder Pleasanton

Michael Robinson is critical to our support for this project.- Cory Hazlewood, Department Manager – Western Region at C&S Engineers, Inc.

Mike –  That is extremely helpful and sound advice. – Troy B. Daniel, PE, Kleinfelder Canton

Mike Robinson gave a very insightful review of the plans. Please incorporate his comments below to all remaining plans that have not been submitted. – Scott Sounart, Kleinfelder Denver

Naturally, we don’t intentionally plan for last‑minute submittal reviews, but it is reassuring to know we can count on you when an urgent need arises. I have passed along the submittal approval to our contractor. I expect the contractor will be paving early Wednesday morning. With a little luck, the gas station will be open for business later tomorrow. Thanks again for delivering excellent service on an urgent request. – Rod Willson, MulvannyG2 Architecture

Michael’s technical and mentoring leadership in his profession is well known. I have found that, in addition to being a strong technical leader, he is also a gifted communicator with the rare ability to translate engineering concepts to a wide and varied audience. I have appreciated Michaels’s timely responses and technical support on several pavement and transportation design projects.  – Scott Ward, Senior Geotechnical Project Manager, URS Corporation

Mike was always a pleasure to work with and his knowledge of materials in the the industry is truly impressive. He was always available and provided invaluable input to the City of Tulsa Inspectors regarding asphalt and proper placement procedures. Mike is a True Professional and Pleasure to work with. – Matt Ragina, Business Readiness Analyst at Direct Energy

Thanks for everything that you have done to contribute to SNC’s success! We look forward to working with you in the future. – Kevin Robertson, President, Sierra Nevada Construction, Inc.

I was impressed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge that you demonstrated yesterday. You’re the real deal. – Russel Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

Mike obviously has many years of practical experience that he bases his presentation on, plus he has a flair for conveying the information in manner that keeps the listener attentive. – Steve Lyon, County of Merced, California

You did a great job and have set the bar high for whoever presents next! – Abe Izen, Kleinfelder Merced

SUPER job presenting at our Fall asphalt conference. I received many favorable comments! –  Russel Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) 

From attendees at CalAPA Pavement Smoothness Essentials class I developed and presented in response to the question, “What did you like best about the class?” “Knowledge of trainer.” “Great info about proper paving practices and good real world examples.” “Knowledge of instructor.” “Well presented.” “Qualified instructor with field experience vs. book.” “Mike’s knowledge and teaching ability.” “Excellent experience.” “Touching on all aspects of smoothness not just placement.” “Excellent trainer.” “Mike is highly knowledgeable and gave a great presentation.”