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Oct 15, 2019

Walsh Construction Co.







In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. promoted Marwa Zahid to project engineer and Tanner Romo to assistant superintendent. It also hired Kyle Coit, Spencer Dailey and Lee Burkhart as project engineers, and Becky Bicknell as business development manager. Zahid joined Walsh as a project administrator in 2015. Romo joined Walsh in 2015 as a summer intern from Central Washington University and rejoined the company in 2017 as a project engineer after earning a bachelor's in construction management. Coit interned with Walsh last year and recently graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's in civil engineering. Dailey has over five years of experience as a lead mechanical engineer and holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. Burkhart has many years of experience as a carpenter and lead foreman. Bicknell has over 18 years of experience developing affordable multifamily housing.

Abbott Construction




The Seattle office of Abbott Construction hired Howard Snow as controller and Jeremiah Brown and Aaron Anderson as field superintendents. Snow has over 20 years of construction accounting experience. Brown has over 29 years of construction experience as an owner of two businesses and as a framer, with experience working in hospitals and renovating historic buildings. Anderson has been in the construction industry for over 20 years, as an owner of a residential remodel business and working for several general contractors.

Washington Women in Trades

In Seattle, Washington Women in Trades announced the winners of the 2019 Tradeswoman Awards: Ebonee Heller, machinist at Pioneer Industries, Tradeswoman of the Year; Elenora Northington, senior inspector at Jacobs Engineering, Lifetime Achievement; Megan Cornish, outage dispatcher with Seattle City Light, Lifetime Achievement; Stephanie Colbert, journey-level carpenter with Low Income Housing Institute, Lifetime Achievement; Tawny Sayers, apprentice coordinator at Laborers Training, Lifetime Achievement; Angela Hoffman, owner of Best Finish Concrete, Women Owned Business of the Year; PJ Moss, training coordinator with the Seattle Area Pipe Trades Apprenticeship, Active Advocate; Kabri Lehrman-Schmid, project superintendent at Hensel Phelps, Workplace Leader; Rachel Montoy, tool mechanic at PSNS & IMF Bremerton, Union Activist; Andrea Ornelas, laborer with The Walsh Group, Josie Dunn Apprentice Award; and Julie Jensen, cement mason apprentice at Conco Companies, Peggy Cook Apprentice Award. Nominees included Elise Solima, Elizabeth Waggoner-Sotack, Kimberly Hirning, Mandy Richardson, Penny Scott, Taryn Papillon and Valeria Jiles. An awards dinner will be held Nov. 2 at the Aerospace Machinists Hall in Seattle.

Oct 08, 2019

Lease Crutcher Lewis







In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Ryan Scarff to project manager; and hired Brenda Cooper as director of information technology, Katie Christensen and Robby Treadwell as project engineers, and Joan Nieman and Debbie Granston as operations assistants. Scarff has been with Lewis since 2012 on projects such as Troy Block and Building Cure, and is now working on preconstruction for multiple projects. Cooper has over 25 years of IT innovation and management experience. Christensen and Treadwell recently graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor's degrees in construction management. Nieman has a background in construction management, facility management and design; and holds a construction management certificate from the UW. Granston has a background in construction and shipbuilding.



Seattle-based McKinstry named 25-year employee James Miller to the newly created position of vice president of operations for construction. In this new role, Miller is focusing on safety, understanding and mitigating project risk, and enhancing project performance/client satisfaction. He previously was director of risk management.

Jackson Contractor Group

Missoula, Montana-based Jackson Contractor Group opened an office at 5421 E. Desmet Ave. in Spokane Valley. The new office is headed by Brian Beck, division manager. Jackson has 250 employees and works in seven states, mostly in the West. It builds civil, K-12 and higher education, health care, laboratories, residential, municipal and government projects.

Northwest Demolition & Dismantling

Concord, California-based ASRC Industrial Services acquired Northwest Demolition & Dismantling of Tigard, Oregon. Terms of the deal were not provided. Founded in 1954, NWDD works in the industrial, government and military, health care and commercial sectors. It has other offices in Kapolei, Hawaii, and Vancouver, B.C. ASRC provides industrial and environmental services throughout the U.S. and is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corp.

Oct 01, 2019

NAWIC Spokane Chapter








Spokane Chapter No. 143 of the National Association of Women in Construction installed its 2019-20 officers and board. Officers are: Dotty Johnson of Bouten Construction Co., president; Kathryn Piraino of Associated Construction, vice president; Brea LaRue of Garco Construction, secretary; and Chris Wigginton of Oldcastle, treasurer. Directors are Donni Gabbert of Kilgore Tec Products, Jennifer Goe of Paint Crafters, Erika O'Callaghan of Bouten Construction Co. and Matina Whitney of PayneWest Insurance.

Trico Companies


Lisa Yandrich, administrative manager of Trico Companies, joined the board of the Association of Washington Business. Yandrich has been with Burlington-based Trico since 2014. Prior to that, she provided executive, business and administrative support at the Washington State Employment Security Department.


Mukilteo-based University Mechanical Contractors is rebranding itself as UMC. The company says it shortened its name so that it's inclusive of all its expertise and offerings. UMC provides mechanical design and construction, energy services and facility maintenance.

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