“Congratulations on a great job!”

-State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management

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“Cycle Oregon is a rigorous seven-day bike ride covering 400 to 500 miles.  To feed 2,000 serious riders in remote settings, Cycle Oregon calls on OK’S Cascade exclusively.  They earned this distinction because of their high quality menus, reliability, and focus on customer service.”

-Cycle Oregon

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“The Florida Green Team/State Division of Forestry was assigned the job…. Logistical Staging Area, Fl. to parts south after Hurricane Wilma. Your company, OK’S Cascade Co. responded… The team of professionals were a morale booster to our team, the truckers and others involved… It is my understanding that you are contracted with the State of Florida. In the future, I as a retired Logistics Chief and Food unit Leader on may an incident would be proud to have your team serving with us, they were great.”

-Myakka River Forestry District

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“They were initially ordered to provide for a 400 person camp. At arrival I advised them to plan on the first meal for 1000. During the course of the incident the population of the camp increased between one meal and the next; the last meal served was for more than 2100 people!! Whether it was an order for 3000 lunches, or a breakfast for 2100, your crew was ready for the challenge. I was never told no, regardless of the meal request.”

-State of California, Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection

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“It’s hard to believe the 2002 Olympic Winter Games have come and gone.  The Games were a big success for SportsMark and that is largely due to your efforts!  I want to thank you for all your hard work and commitment.  General Motors was extremely please with the execution and outcome of their Olympic program.”

-SportsMark

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“The assistance of OK’S Cascade in providing mobile kitchen service, your flexibility and the excellent quality of the food provided was appreciated by our warehouse personnel, guests, and other exercise participants. Your company has shown to be an asset to MSRC as a designated necessary subcontractor in future exercises as well as in the event of an oil spill.”

-Marine Spill Response Corporation, Northwest Regional Office (MSRC)

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“I want to personally than you for your professionalism and dedicated work in support of the Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002. The fire was the biggest in Arizona history. Without your diligent efforts, this job would not have been accomplished.”

-Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

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“Your service was excellent, as was the food. What can I say about the sanitary facilities except that it was a great relief after they were set up. I look forward to our future meetings.”

-United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Olympic National Forest

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“All of the members of my team were impressed with the efficiency, courtesy and positive attitude displayed continually by your employees. It was a genuine pleasure for us to be affiliated with your firm during the fires.”

-Interagency Incident Team, Cornet Fire

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“Not only was the food tasty and nutritious, it was ready on time, despite the need for early breakfasts and late dinners. We take pride in being professionals at our job, and it gives us great pleasure to associate with other professionals.”

-U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

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“Your quality service enhanced the effectiveness of those on the line battling the fire.”

-Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources

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“I am writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation for the great support you provided my soldiers over the past month. You may not realize the impact you have had on maintaining the soldiers morale, but believe me it was significant.”

-Department of the Army, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery

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Thank you so much for your time and efforts coordinating Ride the Rockies’ shower this year.  We are so appreciative of the time you take to answer our many questions throughout the year, as well as your attention to detail. A big thank you to Richard and Burt as well, who did an outstanding job setting up our showers each day!  Their problem-solving sills in the face of a few logistical problems were awesome!  We couldn’t have asked for harder workers.  Thank you for getting the job done!  Again, our sincere thanks for your efforts. WE are truly in your debt.

-Paul Balaguer, Christina Climaco and Andrea Tuttle – Ride the Rockies

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On behalf of The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, and co-beneficiaries the Canary Foundation and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, we thank you for your support.  We are happy to let you know that this year more than 1701 participants raised over 6.9 million dollars.  The success of our event depends on the fundraising efforts of our participants, the support of the community and the organizations like OK’S Cascade Company.  Thank you for your continued service and commitment to helping us reach our goals.

-Ashley Kroening – Regional Logistics Manager – The Ride to Conquer Cancer

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To the OK’S Cascade Crew.  Thank you for your generous support of the Breast Cancer 3-Day – both the donation and the great way everyone takes care of us at camp!!  Thanks again!

-Kim Thiel – Susan G. Komen 3-Day Participant

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On Saturday, August 24, 1985, the largest fire in the Olympic National Park History started in the Staircase area.  The effort and cooperation necessary to suppress and control this fire involved many individuals and organizations to take quick action to support our control strategy.  The efforts of your personnel in providing meals for our firefighters was always friendly and helpful. The meals were always timely, tasteful, and the variety was appreciated.  We wish to especially thank you for rushing meals to the spike camp when the weather was not cooperating.  Those crews appreciated the hot meals and so did the three line scouts who spent an evening on the ridge with no provisions appreciate your special consideration.  We wish to extend our gratitude to you personally for the extra effort you exhibited.  Your timely cooperation allowed the logistical and suppression effort to become established early in the control period.

-Robert Chandler – National Park Service Superintendent, Patrick McDonald – Incident Commander – Beaver Fire – 1985

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I would like to express the Department of Natural Resources’ appreciation for your business’s willingness to deal with us during the recent fire fighting efforts on the Rock Creek Fire near Naches.  Your always courteous staff exhibited an eagerness to be of assistance.  This greately relieved the stress inherent in the organized chaos of purchasing for forest fire fighting efforts.  Your quality service enhanced the effectiveness of those on the line battling the fire.  Please extend, on our behalf, the department’s appreciation to your staff.

-Terry Graham – Procurement Unit Leader, Fire Team #4 – Rock Creek Fire – 1991

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I had two recent opportunities to work with your K-7 unit.  The first was at the Logan fire in the Los Padres National Forest; the second was at the Narrows fire in the Angeles National Forest.  I came into the Logan fire as a replacement Food Unit Leader, thus the kitchen was already up and running and the fire was downsizing.  I am specifically writing about the extraordinary performance of your staff, headed up by Job Manager Darla Stolte, on the Narrows fire.  From the tire of arrival until their ultimate release the performance of your staff was spectacular.  They were initially ordered to provide for a 400 person camp.  At arrival I advised them to plan on the first meal for 1000.  Darla stated that this would not be a problem.  During the course of the incident the population of the camp increased between one meal and the next, the last meal served was for more than 2100 people!!  Every meal was served on time, with the majority actually starting early.  Whether it was on order for 3000 lunches, or a breakfast for 2100, your crew was ready for the challenge.  I was never told no, regardless of the meal request.  I must add that the meal serving times were extended due to the long travel time to and from the fire by the incident personnel.  It was not unusual for breakfast to start at 5:30AM And end at noon, or later; and dinner to start at 5:30PM and run past midnight.  Throughout the ordeal your staff was always friendly and cooperative.  How they managed to smile and remain cheerful, while exhausted, is beyond me.  I know that than you does not really define my appreciation of their efforts – but please pass along my thanks for a job far above and beyond the call of duty.  I hope that I have the opportunity to work with Darla and her outstanding crew in the future; they are truly the best.

-Ralph Swier – California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

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It is a pleasure to work with the staff of OK’S.  When severe weather or unexpected conditions occur, they always remain calm and solution oriented.  They routinely solve problems that arise through no fault of their own.  Their crew is well regarded by participants and volunteers alike.  At some point during each event, we ask the customers to show their appreciaton for OK’S Cascades’ efforts and they receive a rousing, sustained cheer.  However, few of the recipients actually hear it.  They are in the background busily getting ready for the next meal.

-Michael Murphy – Vice President, Event 360, Inc.

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The Southwest Area Incident Management Team and the Coronado National Forest want to thank you for your support during the Nuttall Fire Complex.  The both the school children and Boy Scouts really enjoyed the snacks you provided while they toured the Nuttall Complex Incident Command Post.  This was just one more example of your organization contributing so significantly to the quality of our accommodations here.  Again, your contribution has made our jobs easier and helped with our success.  Please accept our sincere thanks for your efforts.

– Dan Oltrogge – Incident Commander, Jeanine Derby – Forest Supervisor – Southwest Area Incident Management Team, Nuttall Fire Complex – 2004

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Please accept this letter as special thanks from the members of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines.  Your contributions and assistance to us during the Clear Creek Fire, from 17 August 2000 to 1 September 2000 were especially noteworthy.  Your logistical support during Clear Creek Fire was superior.  Additionally, your insight and advice allowed the Marines and sailors of this command to continue to adapt their warfighting skills to wildland firefighting.  Most notable was that yoru assistance was afforded wihout concern for the many long hours and days of diligent planning that you would have to expend on our behalf.  Yoru consistently superior support to Task Force Wildfire is a notable example of professionalism that positively reflects on the superior reputation of the California Incident Management Team – 4.  Again, you have my personal gratitude and the thanks of the many members of 3d Battalion, 5th Marines and its attachments.

-M. Callihan – Colonel – US Marine Corps

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On behalf of the Northwest Region of Marine Spill Response Corporation, I want to thank you for your participation in our Field Training Exercise of July 27th and 28th.  Without the cooperation and support of the many different participants, this exercise would not have been possible, nor would it have served as a productive and meaningful exercise.  The assistance of OK’S Cascade in providing mobile kitchen service, your flexibility and the excellent quality of the food provided was appreciated by our warehouse personnel, guests, and other exercise participants. Your company has shown to be an asset to MSRC as a designated necessary subcontractor in future exercises as well as in the event of an oil spill.  Again, I extend our sincere appreciation for your time and cooperation for our recent FTX.  Marine Spill Resonse Corporation’s only purpose is to be prepared to mount an effective “best effort” response to major spills of persistent oil.  A highly skilled unit of people and state-of-the art equipment is necessary for this objective to be fulfilled.  We look forward to a continued positive working relationship with you in achieving this goal.

– William C. Park – General Manager, Marine Spill Response Corporation

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We have used OK’S Cascades shower trucks for many years on our week long Cycling tour called GOBA.  With over 2,000 cyclist, the riders marvel there is always hot water and the showers always extremely clean. In fact in many towns the riders prefer the shower truck over the local facilities.

– Bill Gordon – Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

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The combination and quality of OK’S Cascade’s administrative staff, equipment, and deployment, make them an exceptional events partner.

– Merritt Millsap, Logistics Coordinator – Country Fan Fest

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In the first years of doing our event, we relied on schools for our showers and camping. We saved a lot of money, but we lost a lot of revenue due to lower registration numbers. We had many issues with regards to cold showers, broken equipment, no lights, and limited access due to newly refinished gym floors. When we made the decision to contract with OK’S Cascade, our event improved its appeal in many ways. The consistency of service along with the ability to locate our camps to city parks which are more convenient to downtown services and more aesthetically pleasing. We eliminated the issues with not being able to have our beer garden and entertainment at camp because of school regulations.

Each year after the ride, we send out a survey to our riders asking about the pros and cons of the event. One of the top compliments each year is they love the shower service, the cleanliness, and the courteous attendants that maintain the equipment. Our decision to choose OK’S Cascade was easy, we needed the guarantee that no matter what disaster is going on around us, that our contract would be honored.

– Earl Grief – Ride Idaho

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I have had the pleasure of working with OK’S Cascade for the past few years, but their history with our event far surpasses mine.. Whenever we have a logistical curveball thrown at us,  they are always able to help us troubleshoot any situations that might occur. This includes during both the planning stages and on the event. They’re a great group of people to work with – professional, fair, knowledgeable and flexible.

-Rupa Blackwell, Logistics Manager – AIDS/LifeCycle

It is a pleasure to work with the staff of OK’S.  When severe weather or unexpected conditions occur, they always remain calm and solution oriented.  At some point during each event, we ask the customers to show their appreciation for OK’S Cascades’ efforts and they receive a rousing, sustained cheer.  However, few of the recipients actually hear it.  They are in the background busily getting ready for the next meal.

Michael Murphy
Event 360

The assistance of OK’S Cascade in providing mobile kitchen service, your flexibility and the excellent quality of the food provided was appreciated by our warehouse personnel, guests, and other exercise participants. Your company has shown to be an asset to MSRC as a designated necessary subcontractor in future exercises as well as in the event of an oil spill.

Marine Spill Response Corporation

I have had the pleasure of working with OK’S Cascade for the past few years, but their history with our event far surpasses mine. Whenever we have a logistical curve ball thrown at us,  they are always able to help us troubleshoot any situations that might occur. This includes during both the planning stages and on the event. They’re a great group of people to work with – professional, fair, knowledgeable and flexible.

Rupa Blackwell
AIDS/LifeCycle

The combination and quality of OK’S Cascade’s administrative staff, equipment, and deployment, make them an exceptional events partner.

Merritt Millsap
Country Fan Fest

We have used OK’S Cascade Company shower trucks for many years on our week long cycling tour called GOBA (Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure).  With over 2,000 cyclist, the riders marvel that there is always hot water, and that the showers always extremely clean. In fact, in many towns, the riders prefer the shower truck over the local facilities.

Bill Gordon
Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Cycle Oregon is a rigorous seven-day bike ride covering 400 to 500 miles. To feed 2,000 serious riders in remote settings, Cycle Oregon calls on OK’S Cascade exclusively. They earned this distinction because of their high quality menus, reliability, and focus on customer service.

Cycle Oregon