Oct 21, 2014
The Seattle office of Abbott Construction hired Stefan Altberg as project engineer, and promoted Tim Beecher to superintendent, Sean Doull to project manager, Lynell Reineccius to senior project engineer and Joel Hagemeyer to IT manager. Altberg interned at the company last summer and recently earned a bachelor's degree in construction management from the University of Washington. Beecher has been with Abbott for 20 years and oversees work at various MultiCare projects. Doull joined the Abbott California office in 2008 and is managing renovations at CHCSC Lynnwood. Reineccius has been with the company for eight years and is working on projects at Tacoma General Hospital. Hagemeyer joined the IT department in 2008 and has moved from the help desk to managing computer systems.
The Seattle office of Andersen Construction hired George Cannon as superintendent in the Special Projects Division, Melissa Teichman as project manager and Adam Heffner as project engineer. Cannon has more than 30 years of construction experience. Teichman has more than 10 years of construction experience, and is LEED AP BD+C and Living Future Accredited. Heffner has been working in construction for three years and holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from Washington State University.
The Seattle office of Andersen Structures hired Dylan DePaulo as concrete operations manager and Chris Hong as project engineer. DePaulo is a LEED Accredited Professional and is experienced in structural concrete projects. Hong recently earned a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California.
Peter Zastko was promoted to superintendent in the Seattle office of Walsh Construction Co. Zastko joined the company in 2001 as a laborer, and became laborer foreman in 2007 and assistant superintendent in 2012. His responsibilities include safety, quality, project schedule, budget, and jobsite administration and logistics.
Ned Owens was named chief financial officer at Forma Construction in Olympia. Owens succeeds Harvey Hanson, who will retire in December after 27 years with the company. Owens, a CPA, worked for 13 years as a tax and audit associate and manager at McGladrey LLP. He holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College, an MBA from Seattle University and a master's degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.
Gregory Heinz assumed management of Hill International's Spokane operations. Heinz is the operations and business development manager for Hill in Seattle, and will oversee the consolidation of the two offices. He has 20 years of experience with public and private infrastructure projects, and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Bigfoot Crane Co. acquired the self-erecting crane and equipment division of Eagle West Cranes & Equipment. Bigfoot is based in Abbotsford, B.C., and operates its U.S. division out of Bellingham. Eagle is also based in Abbotsford, with five branches in British Columbia.
Oct 14, 2014
Portland-based Electrical Construction Co. bought the Seattle-area operations of WPCS, a provider of wireless communication, specialty construction and electrical power services. EC Company also promoted Roy Hella to vice president of construction and Seattle operations manager. Hella has more than 30 years of industry experience and has managed EC Company's Seattle operations since 2011. A press release from Exton, Pennsylvania-based WPCS says the deal was valued at about $2.1 million.
Bill Roberts joined Merit Construction Northwest in Lakewood as senior project manager. Roberts has more than 40 years of experience in engineering and managing projects such as hotels, shopping centers, higher education buildings and military facilities.
PSF Mechanical expanded its commercial HVAC service and maintenance operations to Tacoma with a new office at 5009 Pacific Highway E. Jose Diaz was hired as business development leader for the new office. Diaz is on the board for the state Society of Healthcare Engineers and the group named him 2013 Associate Member of the Year. He is also a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association's South Puget Sound chapter.
The Portland Daily Journal of Commerce named Sarah Thorson of Howard S. Wright as one of its 2014 Women of Vision. Thorson manages the Oregon Division Special Projects Group of Howard S. Wright, which is a Balfour Beatty company. The award honors women who contribute to the construction industry through leadership, mentoring, community involvement and diversity promotion.
The Seattle office of Walsh Construction Co. promoted Dan Mathews to document control coordinator and Peter Zastko to superintendent. Mathews began his career at Walsh in 2003 as a laborer, and transitioned to a driver and laborer at the Washington region equipment yard. Zastko joined Walsh in 2001 as a laborer, and later became labor foreman and assistant superintendent.
Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries hired Cal Beyer as risk management director in the Safety Department. Beyer has more than 25 years of experience in safety and risk management, including strategic risk improvement and best management practices for the construction industry.
Attorney Melia A. Preedy joined Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker's Seattle office as a member of the Government Contracts and Construction Law practice groups. Preedy represents clients on a broad range of government contracts and related litigation matters.