Dec 12, 2017
David Schmidt is the new COO for Skanska USA Commercial Development, which self-finances, develops, leases and divests commercial and multifamily projects. Schmidt has more than 35 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor's degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University. He is based in the Seattle office. Jim Link is taking Schmidt's old position of COO overseeing building operations in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Arizona. Link has 33 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Portland and a master's degree in construction engineering and management from Stanford University. He is based in Portland. Tim Johnson is taking Link's old position of executive vice president and general manager for Oregon operations. Johnson has been with Skanska for 23 years and holds a bachelor's degree from Boise State University. He is based in Portland.
The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties installed Erich Armbruster of Ashworth Homes as 2018 president and board chair. Here are the rest of the officers: Sunshine Kapus of Gamut360 Holdings, first vice president; Bonnie Geers of Quadrant Homes, second vice president; Jayson Buechler of Housing Capital Co., secretary; and Mike Walsh of Terrene Homes, immediate past president. The board includes: Todd Levitt of Murray Franklyn, Mark Villwock of LDC Inc., Keith Hammer of Northwest Investment Group, Aaron Fairchild of Green Canopy Homes, August Bergdahl of Crescent Builds, Paul Bogel of HomeStreet Bank, Steve Cory of Fidelity National Title, Luellen Smith of Rhino Wine Cellars & Cooling Systems, Kevin Ballard of Village Life, and Kelley Moldstad of Toll Brothers Seattle.
Dec 05, 2017
Scott Bursell joined Hermanson Co. as senior project manager in the Corporate Group. Bursell has nearly 40 years of experience in mechanical construction, where he managed plumbing, mechanical, hydronic and HVAC contracts for large private and public projects. He began as a welder and boiler installer for a small company in Wyoming.
Nov 28, 2017
Construction for Change, Hermanson Co. and Lease Crutcher Lewis volunteered to build a community garden in Kent for World Relief Seattle. The garden provides food for immigrants and refugees. Twenty-two volunteers built six raised ADA-accessible planter beds and three composting areas. Pacific Construction Supply donated materials and tools, as did Hermanson and Lewis. Construction for Change is a nonprofit that partners with community organizations on infrastructure projects, recruits professional volunteers, and manages the work.
The local office of PCL Construction Services donated $5,000 to Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest. The donation was expected to result in about 20,000 meals. It's the ninth consecutive year that PCL has helped out with holiday meals.