An interview with Lancy Cayko, an award-winner architect and entrepreneur, about his custom-built home in Colorado.
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 Regional Editor for the Indian Peaks Wilderness, James Peak Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. When he's not fishing in Colorado he's back in North Dakota chasing Walleye and giant Paddlefish with his brother Lucas.
Lance’s expertise struck me. Architecture and entrepreneurship expertise, while also leading an intentional home & family life. One of my favorite insights involves his special emphasis on the ritual of preparing dinner for mental wellness and care for his family. Listen to the whole interview for this and many other valuable insights!
Thanks for the interview, Lance!
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