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Sep 18, 2018

Powell Construction Co.

K. Brehm






M. Brehm

Bellevue-based Powell Construction Co. promoted Mike Brehm to president, Jeff Lawson to vice president, Vern Turrell to general superintendent, and Jessica Warner and Casey Carson to project managers. The general contractor also hired Darren Califano as project manager and Kate Brehm as project engineer. Mike Brehm has been leading Powell for over 20 years as vice president. Lawson is a 25-year construction professional with a background in all phases of construction.

Sep 11, 2018

Lease Crutcher Lewis






General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Royse Cozzens to superintendent, and hired Francesca Perry as people services coordinator, Shanti Sanders as accounts payable specialist, Doug Klassen as VDC coordinator and Venkata Gudimetla as BIM detailer. Cozzens has been in construction since 1999 and with Lewis since 2014. He is working on a project for Washington Trust Bank. Perry has two years of human resources experience, and holds a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in human capital from Michigan State University. Sanders has a background in communications, and holds a bachelor's in public relations from Central Washington University. Klassen has a master's in architecture and has been an architect for the last 10 years. He is working on the Capitol Hill Station TOD project. Gudimetla, EIT, earned his master's in construction engineering management at the University of Texas Arlington, and his bachelor's in civil engineering at Andhra University.

Absher Construction


In Puyallup, Absher Construction Co. added Billie Otto as chief strategy and risk officer, a newly created position. Otto was a partner in a national professional services firm advising CEOs and executives in middle market companies. She also was executive vice president at TrueBlue, a Tacoma-based industrial staffing firm.

Sep 05, 2018

Lease Crutcher Lewis









Lease Crutcher Lewis has eight new project engineers: Charlie Stiens, Drew Cusack, Sterling Kane, Jordan Alcafaras, Robert Scheurman, Grant Doerr, Max Nelson and Micah Humann. Stiens holds EIT certification and a bachelor's degree in construction engineering from Purdue University. He is focusing on healthcare work for Kaiser Permanente. Cusack earned his bachelor's in construction engineering management at Oregon State University. He is working at Seattle Genetics. Kane also holds a bachelor's in construction engineering management from OSU, and has four years of construction experience. He is working at Boeing. Alcafaras has three years of industry experience and holds a bachelor's in construction management from Washington State University. He is on the Building Cure project. Scheurman, Doerr, Nelson and Humann all interned at Lewis last year while earning bachelor's degrees in construction management. Scheurman graduated from WSU and is working on the Indeed.com project. Doerr, Nelson and Humann graduated from the University of Washington. Doerr is working on the Federal Reserve Building redevelopment. Nelson is working on the Third & Lenora job. Humann is working on the UW Population Health Facility project.





In Bellevue, Foushee promoted project managers John Dolence and Olin Wick to operations managers, with Dolence leading new construction and Wick leading tenant improvements. The company also hired Matt Buchanan as business development manager. Dolence has been with the company for 20 years, starting as a carpenter. He replaces Robert Guymer, who retired after 28 years at Foushee. Wick has spent his entire career with Foushee, starting as a project engineer. He replaces Mark Stillwell, a 28-year company veteran. Buchanan previously worked at Sellen Construction, Kidder Mathews and Panattoni Development. He replaces Britt Slone, who retired after 17 years with the company.

CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded its Voluntary Protection Program Innovation Award to CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. The Hanford Site contractor was recognized for stabilizing a waste storage tunnel after its partial collapse last year.

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