Jan 29, 2019
Auburn Mechanical hired Rick Chastain as senior project manager in the Special Projects Group. In the industry since 1993, Chastain has overseen facility maintenance, new construction and tenant improvement projects for public and private-sector clients. Auburn Mechanical specializes in mechanical design, HVAC, plumbing, fitting, refrigeration and maintenance.
In Bellevue, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties hired Rob Harrison as senior manager of the Built Green program. Harrison has 28 years of experience as a green architect in Seattle, and has spent the last decade advocating for walkable urbanism and climate-friendly civic policies. In 1992, he co-founded the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.
In Mukilteo, University Mechanical Contractors promoted Lloyd Lagutang to virtual construction operations manager. Lagutang has more than 15 years of experience in MEP coordination, CAD design and virtual construction. He has been at UMC for nine years.
Jan 23, 2019
In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis hired Richard Reynolds as senior project manager, Tina Sealey as site safety coordinator, Benjamin Copstead as risk manager, Celina Yee as project engineer, Bob Cobb as concrete superintendent and Josh Southard as field superintendent. Reynolds has 25 years of construction project management experience and is a LEED GA. Sealey has over five years of experience as a site safety manager covering structural steel erection, claims management and client relations. Copstead has focused on construction finance and corporate banking for 12 years, and is a CPA. Yee earned a certificate in construction management last year from the University of Washington. She worked in architecture for 10 years and holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Toronto. Cobb has 37 years of concrete construction experience and is a graduate of the concrete program at Bates Technical College. Southard has been in construction for 25 years.
In Seattle, The Walsh Group hired Brandon Hill-Rogers as project engineer in the Estimating Department for the Heavy Civil Division. Hill-Rogers comes from the Navy, where he flew in the backseat of EA-18G Growler jets in Oak Harbor.
Crews at University Mechanical Contractors have racked up 1 million hours without a recordable safety incident. Mukilteo-based UMC also is approaching 600 consecutive days of no recordable incidents company-wide. Kirk Baisch is the firm's safety director.