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Nov 18, 2014

Lease Crutcher Lewis





The Seattle office of Lease Crutcher Lewis hired Chris Burris as senior estimator and Melissa Morrier-Turk as people services manager; and promoted Geoff Anderson to director of preconstruction services and Matt Hays to senior proposals manager. Burris spent more than 13 years in estimating and construction management with third-party estimating/CM firms. He is a Certified Cost Professional and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Washington. Morrier-Turk has 18 years of human resources experience and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Washington University. Anderson has managed the company's estimating and preconstruction team for five years, and previously was a project manager. He has 21 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the UW. Hays has been with Lewis for 18 years.

Rider Levett Bucknall


International property and construction consulting firm Rider Levett Bucknall hired Steve Kelly to lead its Seattle office as associate principal. Kelly has more than 27 years of cost management experience, working on projects such as the Seattle Central Library and University of Washington Business School.

Watts Constructors



The Gig Harbor office of Watts Constructors hired Alan Barber as proposal manager and Heather Omega as office manager. Barber is a retired Air Force officer with experience preparing business proposals for major Department of Defense installations. Omega holds a bachelor's degree in information technology from Kaplan University and has more than six years of experience in executive office management.



Kirkland-based ProDims hired Michele Terney as marketing and business development specialist. Terney has 20 years of marketing management experience with architectural, engineering and construction firms in the Seattle area. ProDims provides project and construction management services.

Nov 12, 2014

Specification Sales


Dave Anderson joined Seattle-based Specification Sales Inc. Anderson previously worked for 13 years at Mechanical Sales Inc. in Seattle and for 10 years at Familian Northwest. He is experienced in handling large commercial and industrial projects in the plumbing, piping and heating industries. Specification Sales is a 41-year-old manufacturer's representative.


Kevin Vilhauer, engineering manager of testing and certification at Milgard in Tacoma, was elected to the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors. Vilhauer joined Milgard in 2000 and has since obtained seven patents and was one of the inventors of the SmartTouch Lock. NFRC provides ratings and labeling that compare the performance of windows, doors and skylights.

RDH Building Sciences

Vancouver, B.C.-based RDH Building Sciences opened an office in Oakland and hired Joseph Pinon to run it. Pinon has many years of experience as a building enclosure consultant in the Bay Area. Colin Shane, a senior project consultant for RDH, relocated from Vancouver to help run the Oakland office. RDH also has offices in Seattle and Portland.

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker was selected as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News Group and Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession. The firm has received the designation in every publication since the inaugural 2010 edition. OMRB has offices on the West Coast, including Seattle, and practices in construction, government contracts, business law and commercial litigation.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Vancouver, B.C.-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is making several changes to its senior management team, including the addition of three regional business leaders: Randy Wall as president of Canada; Jeroen Rijk as senior vice president and managing director of Europe; and Kieran Holm as vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific. Ritchie also appointed Jim Barr as group president of emerging businesses, brand innovation and technology services; and is searching for a president of U.S. and Latin America, and a new chief human resources officer. CEO Ravi Saligram is directing the changes.

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