Oct 12, 2021
Redmond-based Sequoyah Electric and Network Services hired Connor Whitehouse and Tommy Pulido as project engineers, and Andrew Murphy as senior project engineer. Whitehouse was a part of Sequoyah's construction management internship program for two years, and is assisting with project kick-offs, ordering permits, preparing subcontracts and purchase orders, and supporting field staff. He is a graduate of Central Washington University with a bachelor's degree in construction management. Pulido has over 10 years of various electrical and construction management experience — from a CAD drafter to a licensed electrician, estimator and project manager. Murphy is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in construction management. He is assisting the new construction project team with planning, change orders, RFIs, ordering permits, and supporting field staff.
In Renton, Rock Project Management Services promoted Fred Wilhelm, PMP, to vice president of transportation and infrastructure; and Anne Reese, MPM, EIT, to senior director of project management. Wilhelm has over 25 years of experience and prior to joining Rock was a deputy project director at Sound Transit. He now leads Rock's transportation and infrastructure program. Reese has over 30 years of experience in project and construction management, working with a variety of public and private clients. She currently leads Rock's project and construction management program. Rock provides owner's representative services to public and private clients throughout Washington that have K-12, transportation, health care, energy and technology, and tribal projects.
Burlington-based Trico Companies rehired Blake Schluter as a project manager. Trico says Schluter has served on multiple projects in different capacities over the past 10 years, and has been immersed in the construction industry from a young age, fulfilling many different needs and positions. He holds an associate of applied science degree in civil engineering from Spokane Community College.
In Sumner, Wayne's Roofing promoted Jason Wiklund to senior cooperative programs specialist. Wiklund started at Wayne's in 2008 as a project manager/estimator. In his new role, he is overseeing all cooperative purchasing projects with public entities seeking to buy roofing products. Wiklund is also responsible for expanding the company's services to other territories.
The Associated General Contractors of America and Procore Technologies launched a scholarship program to assist disadvantaged minority students who are studying construction fields at historically black colleges and universities. The new scholarship is being made possible through a $250,000 challenge gift from Procore that the AGC is now fundraising to meet and exceed. AGC says the new scholarship program is part of its broader efforts to make the construction industry more diverse and inclusive. Procore is a Carpinteria, California-based provider of construction management software.
Oct 05, 2021
General contractor Hensel Phelps promoted Kristi May to director of safety and health of its Pacific Northwest Region. Over the course of May's 15-year career with Hensel Phelps, she has managed the company's safety and health accident prevention program on health care, aviation, ground transportation, higher education, K-12 and civic projects in California and Washington. She oversees all projects within the Pacific Northwest region, including the recently completed $480 million North Satellite modernization at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Sound Transit's $235 million Operations and Maintenance Facility East. Hensel Phelps says May fosters an empowered safety culture through education, encouragement and proactive safety oversight.
Vancouver, B.C.-based equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is buying SmartEquip for $175 million. SmartEquip provides real-time service and diagnostic support for companies' equipment fleets, as well as electronic procurement of parts from original equipment manufacturers and dealers. SmartEquip supports fleets across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. It has 60 employees and will continue to operate as a standalone business based in Norwalk, Connecticut, for the foreseeable future, according to Ritchie.
In Seattle, Charter Construction will be the presenting partner at Saturday's Big Gala online fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound. The event is a major source of funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters, drawing hundreds of community and business leaders to celebrate and invest in the impact of youth mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters connects kids with positive adult mentors and life-changing programs, inspiring them to achieve their potential. Tickets to the gala are available at InspireBIG.org/gala. Charter Construction Chairman Peter Saladino is a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound.