Apr 23, 2019
General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted eight in its Seattle operations: Chris Burris to chief estimator; Kim Walters to estimator; Julianna Plant, Ashley Frederick, Joe Nielsen and Jeremy Callas to senior project managers; and Kris Dehmollayi and Herb LeBeau to project managers. Burris is a 17-year estimating professional who joined Lewis in 2014. Walters, LEED AP, has 14 years of estimating and construction management expertise, and joined Lewis in 2014. Plant joined the firm in 2015 as project manager, and has been in construction for 15 years. Frederick interned at Lewis in 2003 and became full-time in 2004. Nielsen has been in construction since 2003 and joined Lewis in 2010. Callas has been in construction since 2009 and joined Lewis in 2015. Dehmollayi is a six-year construction professional who has been with the firm since 2016. LeBeau started in structural design in 2004, moved to construction in 2006 and joined Lewis in 2015.
Equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. appointed Jeff Jeter as president of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, North America, and Kari Taylor as chief sales officer of U.S. Regions. Jeter helped integrate sales forces following Ritchie's acquisition of IronPlanet in 2017. Taylor has extensive experience in sales management in multiple industries, most recently as chief revenue officer for Benco Dental. The appointments are effective July 1.
Several Northwest firms won 2019 Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards at Associated General Contractors of America's annual convention, held earlier this month in Denver. They were: Cornerstone General Contractors of Anchorage, first place in Building (under $600,000); P&C Construction of Portland, first place in Construction Management (under $400,000); Knife River Materials of Central Point, Oregon, second place in Highway & Transportation (over $2 million); BNBuilders of Seattle, second place in Building (over $1 million); and Acme Concrete Paving of Spokane, third place in Highway & Transportation (under $600,000).
Apr 16, 2019
In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis hired Rob Brotherton as senior project manager, Aaron Wofford-Miles as people services manager, Sindhoori Sridhar as senior brand and visual communications designer, Catherine Lane as senior project engineer, Mikhail Grace as project engineer and Jeri Mar as rental coordinator. Brotherton worked at Lewis from 2007 to 2014, and holds a construction management certificate from the University of Washington. Wofford-Miles has 19 years of human resources experience and studied business administration at the UW. Sridhar has nine years of graphics design experience and holds a bachelor's in fine arts in graphic design from Rutgers University. Lane, LEED AP, holds a bachelor's in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and spent much of her career in architecture project management. Grace has eight years of industry experience and holds a bachelor's in construction management from Michigan State University. Mar has over 30 years of construction experience and works at Lewis' yard in Bothell.
The Seattle office of The Walsh Group hired Anna Thomas as project engineer. Thomas worked at Tactile Architecture in Berlin and recently earned bachelor's degrees in civil engineering and architectural studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is working on the Denny Substation project.
Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. hired Scott McGlocklin as director of preconstruction services. McGlocklin comes from Graham Construction, where he was a senior project manager for seven years. Prior to that, he was a project manager at Bouten for seven years.
Apr 09, 2019
Dale Stone was promoted to director of the Building Automation & Controls Division at University Mechanical Contractors. Stone has over 35 years of industry experience. Mukilteo-based UMC provides mechanical design and construction, energy services and facility maintenance.
In Seattle, The Walsh Group hired Ryan Kline as senior project manager. Kline has 15 years of construction experience, with a focus on high-rise, high-end interior and shell-core expansion. He comes from Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company. At Walsh, he is working on preconstruction for a private student housing project in Seattle's University District.
Inland Northwest AGC won an AGC in the Community chapter award from AGC Charities, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America. The Spokane-based chapter was cited for establishing the Head Start to the Construction Trades pre-apprenticeship program.