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  People & Companies

Dec 11, 2018

The Walsh Group



The Walsh Group in Tukwila hired Oliver Paap and Ben Mitchell as assistant project managers. Paap previously worked on heavy-civil construction projects in Hawaii and Northern California for Shimmick Construction. Mitchell comes from Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. with 10 years of experience as a field engineer and superintendent on marine, demolition and deep foundation projects. At Walsh, both men are working on the Tacoma Hilltop light rail extension project.

Global Diving & Salvage



In Seattle, Global Diving & Salvage promoted Renee Gowdy to construction group manager and Lee Brockmoller to chief estimator. Gowdy has been with Global since 2010 and in the construction industry for more than 30 years, with a focus on estimating and preconstruction. Brockmoller has been with Global since 2016 and has more than 15 years of experience as a project manager and estimator.

Graham Construction & Management

Graham Construction & Management relocated its Seattle office to 568 First Ave. S., Suite 400 in Pioneer Square. It added project manager Ben Conner; quality management systems manager Ryan Lee; marketing director Jennice Hyden; senior buyer Alina McGraw; project coordinator Cody Sarisky; and accountants Sarah Malloy, Breanne Stoller and Cheryl Mareno. Graham also relocated the following from other offices to Seattle: superintendents Nazz Russo, Jon Graham and Todd Ray; project managers Josh Colborne and Jared Boguski; and project coordinator Dillion Gretchen.

Colvos Construction

Tacoma-based Colvos Construction hired Eric Miller as carpenter foreman. Miller performs rough carpentry, clean up and subcontractor field coordination.

Dec 04, 2018

Colvos Construction










Tacoma-based Colvos Construction hired Brian Neal, Scott Fletcher, Mark Tellez and Gabrielle Marshall as project engineers; Bill Lepola as superintendent; Leonard Maack, Michael Drawdy and Andrew Manteufel as assistant superintendents; and Lynnae Wilson as administrative assistant. Neal has a bachelor's degree in business management from Washington State University and is working on a tenant improvement for Ivar's in Issaquah. Fletcher is working on the Vue 25 multifamily project and the third phase of the Infoblox TI, both in Tacoma. Tellez holds a bachelor's in political science from the University of Memphis and is working on an office buildout at 111 Fawcett in Tacoma. Marshall has a bachelor's in project management from City University and is working on the Asadero restaurant in Tacoma. Lepola has nearly 40 years of construction experience and is working on a TI at Spud's Fish & Chips in Alki. Maack has more than 20 years of experience and is working on Vue 25. Drawdy has expertise in TIs and industrial projects and is working on the Stor-house Renton project. Manteufel has five years of industry experience and is working on Stor-house projects in Renton and Puyallup. Wilson has experience in merchandising and hospitality.

Trico Companies




Burlington-based Trico Companies hired Kelly Gieser, Mark Knudson and Kolby Doerge as superintendents. Gieser has 40 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, and is a certified commercial building inspector. Knudson has over 40 years of construction experience and spent 20 years training apprentices and future superintendents. Doerge has over 20 years of construction experience as a grade setter, grade engineer and operator for site and heavy highway development.

AGC of Washington


The Associated General Contractors of Washington hired Lance Calloway as Northern District manager. Calloway has 24 years of experience leading nonprofit organizations in the Whatcom County area, including a nearly 20-year stint as executive director of Whatcom Sports & Recreation. He holds a bachelor's in economics from Western Washington University.

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