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Nov 13, 2019

Colvos Construction




Tacoma-based Colvos Construction hired seven to help with an estimated $40 million in projects. The additions include a superintendent, project engineer, two carpenters, a laborer, an administrative assistant and the newly created director of business engagement position. New superintendent Randy Peterson has nearly 40 years of construction experience and specializes in tenant improvements in healthcare, office and education facilities. New project engineer Roman Daves recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's in construction management. He was an intern last year at Colvos. Deanna Dargan is director of business engagement. She is the former owner and marketing strategist at Tairis Group and was director of marketing at BCRA in Tacoma and The Rush Companies in Gig Harbor.

Hermanson Co.



A new year will bring change at Kent-based Hermanson Co., as Paul Robinett will step into the role as president. Current President Rick Hermanson has held the role for 21 years and will become CEO on Jan. 1. He transitioned the company from a sheet metal shop into one of the region's largest mechanical construction and service companies. Robinett has been with the company for 18 years. He led its expansion into healthcare and critical environments mechanical construction.

Nov 05, 2019

AGC/Hensel Phelps



Mandi Kime of the Associated General Contractors of Washington and Kabri Lehrman-Schmid of Hensel Phelps are finalists for Outstanding Women in Construction 2019 awards. The program by Construction Business Owner magazine honors female professionals advancing the construction industry. Kime is director of safety at AGC of Washington and Lehrman-Schmid is a Seattle-area project superintendent for Hensel Phelps.

Western Specialty Contractors

The California Preservation Foundation gave Western Specialty Contractors a 2019 Preservation Design Award for Technology and Craftsmanship for the firm's role in conserving the Saban Building in Los Angeles. Western Specialty's Los Angeles and Seattle offices worked on the 1939 building, installing new limestone and granite on a portion of the facade, making limestone Dutchman repairs, applying waterproofing, repairing window frames, patching and cleaning stone, installing granite Dutchman repairs and waterproofing parts of the facade. When the building opens next year, it will house the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western Specialty Contractors is based in St. Louis.

Oct 29, 2019

The Walsh Group


Seth J. Thompson joined The Walsh Group in Seattle as an assistant project manager. Thompson comes from Skanska USA Civil and has been in the construction industry for about six years, as a project engineer and cost engineer. At Walsh, he is working on the Hilltop Tacoma Link light rail extension.

Forma Construction Co.


In Olympia, Forma Construction Co. promoted Brian Rich to director of preconstruction and principal in the leadership group. Rich started in the company's mail room 20 years ago and has been an estimator for a number of those years. Forma says it's been in a period of strong growth, with revenues doubling over the past few years.

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