Sep 16, 2014
The Commercial Division of The Rush Companies hired Michele Cartwright as operations coordinator, Darin Parker as safety manager, Brooks Strelinger and Jeff Wieser as project engineers, Philip Wucinich as project manager, Jeff Brain and Jim Williams as superintendents, and Cory Ferencik as assistant superintendent. Rush is based in Gig Harbor. It provides design, development, construction and property management for commercial and residential projects.
Renton-based High Country Contractors & Developers added Mac DiCenzo as superintendent and Cody Hinkle as project engineer. DiCenzo has 17 years of local commercial construction experience on new and tenant improvement projects. Hinkle this year earned a bachelor's degree in construction management from Washington State University. He is working on the company's Jefferson Square project. High Country has been in business for 20 years.
Abbott Construction hired Darian Charboneau as project manager in the Seattle office. Charboneau has 20 years of project management and estimating experience across a wide range of markets. He holds bachelor's degrees in construction management and business administration from Oregon State University.
The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since the school's inception, more than 1,400 craft workers have graduated from the Bellevue-based apprenticeship program. CITC operates nine apprenticeship programs and offers 108 continuing education courses in the electrical, HVAC and plumbing fields. About 7,000 construction professionals enroll in the continuing education classes each year.
Sep 09, 2014
Swinerton Builders Northwest hired Les Martin as senior project manager, Scott Kubiszewski as regional safety manager, Michael Sheppard and Travis Porto as superintendents, and Charles Gibson as assistant superintendent. Martin has 24 years of construction experience and is working on tribal and healthcare projects. Kubiszewski joined Swinerton in 2007 and previously worked for the company's Los Angeles division before transferring to the Northwest division. Sheppard has 25 years of construction experience and is working on tenant improvement projects. Porto has 16 years of construction experience and is also working on tenant improvements. Gibson has 25 years of construction experience and is working on new construction projects. Swinerton said 2014 revenues for its Northwest division will exceed $100 million.
The Seattle office of Walsh Construction Co. promoted Mariah Grife to project manager and Tyler Katzen to superintendent. Grife joined the company in 2009 as a project engineer and was promoted to assistant project manager in 2013. Katzen joined Walsh in 2008 as a project engineer and was promoted to field operations coordinator in 2010. The company also moved the Seattle office to 315 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 600.
Bellevue-based general contractor Express Construction added Scott Nitzel as project manager, Dave Anderson and David Lee as superintendents, and Gina Guschin as project engineer. Nitzel is working in the Special Projects division, where he specializes in financial institution, retrofit and tenant improvement projects. Anderson and Lee are both experienced in shell-and-core construction, as well as special projects and tenant improvements.
Alix K. Schroeder joined Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker in Seattle as attorney in its Government Contracts and Construction Law groups. Schroeder is focusing on government contracts and related litigation matters such as bid protests, claims, contract disputes, ethics and compliance issues. She holds a law degree from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Connecticut.