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Sep 19, 2017



KBA hired Mark R. Fuglevand as senior construction manager in the Bellevue office. Fuglevand previously was vice president at Marshbank Construction, and has 33 years of experience as a heavy highway contractor, project manager and engineer. He also is chairperson-elect of the National Utility Contractors Association. KBA provides construction management.

Stoneway Electric Supply

Spokane-based Stoneway Electric Supply bought H.D. Campbell Co., a Kent industrial distributor in business since 1950. Stoneway is expanding its market share in the Pacific Northwest, according to the company. It distributes electrical, industrial, energy and data communications products to contractors and institutional and industrial customers. Stoneway operates 15 branches in Washington and two in north Idaho. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crescent Electric Supply, a national electrical distributor with 160 branches.

Sep 12, 2017

Osborne Construction Co.





In Kirkland, Osborne Construction Co. added Jaime Becker as compliance counsel, Sean Quinn as project engineer, Eric Coulter as engineer, Janice Nelson as controller and Dean Capps as project superintendent. Becker has 11 years of experience as an attorney and four years in the construction industry. She is helping Osborne comply with government regulations and internal policies, as well as reviewing and writing contracts. Quinn holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Central Washington University. He previously led a team of engineers and drafters at Synsor Corp. that worked on stores for Starbucks. Coulter is a recent graduate of the construction management program at Colorado State University, and previously was an office engineer. Nelson has more than 20 years of experience in construction accounting. Capps has over 25 years of construction experience, including roles as project manager and project engineer.

Rider Levett Bucknall

Le Roux

Emile Le Roux joined the Seattle office of Rider Levett Bucknall as a principal. Le Roux has over 25 years of construction cost management experience, and has been with RLB for 16 years. He specializes in pre-bid cost management, preparation of bid documents, contract administration and cost control during construction.

MBA of King and Snohomish Counties

Shannon Affholter is resigning as executive director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, where he has served in that role since 2013. His last day will be Oct. 6. Affholter will then become COO at Oakpointe Communities, a local land and commercial development company. Incoming 2018 MBA President Erich Armbruster will help search for a new executive director when he takes office in January.

Erickson Inc.

Portland-based Erickson Inc. appointed Doug Kitani as CEO and director. Kitani previously was CEO of IAP Worldwide Services, and holds an MBA in finance and strategy from Emory University. Erickson provides helicopters for infrastructure construction, among other aviation services.

Cairncross & Hempelmann


Lindsey M. Pflugrath, an attorney at Cairncross & Hempelmann in Seattle, was named a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Pflugrath is a member of the firm's construction litigation practice. Her clients include owners, owner's representatives, contractors and multi-disciplinary design firms. CLSA limits membership to 1,200 practicing fellows around the world.

Sep 06, 2017

University Mechanical Contractors


Dale Stone joined University Mechanical Contractors as senior account executive. Stone previously worked in a similar role with Siemens in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to that he worked for Delta Controls PortlandSeattle, McKinstry in Portland and Holaday-Parks in Seattle. He has more than 35 years of industry experience.

Hermanson Co.


Kent-based Hermanson Co. hired Renee Larsen as human resource manager and Ariana Poltz as human resource specialist. Larsen has over 20 years of experience in human resources, and is treasurer for Northwest Human Resources Management Association. Poltz previously was a payroll and benefits administrator for a multi-faceted real estate development company. Both are working on a new human resource information system at Hermanson.

The Walsh Group


Elizabeth Crawford joined The Walsh Group in Seattle as project engineer II. Crawford previously worked at Michels Corp., and has experience as an assistant project manager on projects within the power, wind, civil, communication and pipeline industries. She is working on three apartment renovation projects at Walsh.

Howard S. Wright


The University Child Development School appointed Tony Stewart to its board of trustees, where he serves on the capital assets committee that is tasked with expanding the physical reach of the campus. Stewart is vice president of business acquisition for Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company. UCDS is an independent elementary school.

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