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Mar 26, 2019










The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association elected its 2019 officers: Martin Holberg of Expert Drywall, president; Rick Mueller of Western Partitions, vice president; Cory Yalowicki of Superior Stucco Services, secretary-treasurer; and James Kahler of Northwest Partitions, immediate past-president. Directors are Doug Bagnell of Olympic Interiors, Josh Brown of Gordon Brown Associates and Ryan Till of Anning-Johnson. NWCCA also hired Jason W. Jones to manage the Carpenter Training Program. Jones has experience in business-to-business sales and sports-training group instruction. NWCCA members are signatory wall and ceiling contractors.

University Mechanical Contractors


Lou Zonta joined University Mechanical Contractors as a business development leader focusing on major construction, building performance and technology projects in the Seattle commercial market. Zonta has 30 years of experience in business development consulting and business ownership, and was a managing broker. Mukilteo-based UMC provides mechanical design and construction, energy services and facility maintenance.

Korsmo Construction

Tacoma-based Korsmo Construction hired Dan Mundle as director of business development. Mundle has over 30 years of local commercial construction experience. Korsmo has been a general contractor since 1948.

Mar 19, 2019

Lease Crutcher Lewis







In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis hired Owen Mayfield as accounting manager; Rayann Su as accounting specialist; Eric Pate as senior project engineer; and Matt Trout, Jay Wyrick and Clayton Clark as project engineers. Mayfield, a CPA, has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. Su has 11 years of accounting expertise and recently earned a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Washington Bothell. Pate has seven years of industry experience and is working on a residential project at Capitol Hill Station. Trout interned at Lewis in 2016 before earning a bachelor's in construction management from Central Washington University. Wyrick recently completed a bachelor's in civil engineering at Washington State University. Clark has been working locally for about 18 months and holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut.

The Walsh Group



In Seattle, The Walsh Group hired Doug Whitted as senior superintendent and Melissa Peck as project accountant. Whitted comes from JTM Construction in Seattle. He joined the carpenters' union apprenticeship in 1987 and worked as a journeyman, construction surveyor, part-time apprenticeship instructor and superintendent. Peck comes from Flatiron, where she worked with project controls. She is on the Tacoma Link extension project.

Mar 12, 2019

Pennon Construction




Seattle-based general contractor Pennon Construction named project managers Eric Dormaier, Spencer Franks and Mac Sele as future leaders of the company. The three have a collective tenure at Pennon of over 45 years, with key roles in client services and company operations over the past decade. Pennon works in the industrial, low- to mid-rise office, tenant improvement and retail markets in the Puget Sound region.

U.S. Department of Energy

Doug Shoop retired as manager of the Richland Operations Office after 20 years with the U.S. Department of Energy. Brian Vance is the temporary acting field manager for the office, as well as for the Office of River Protection. Vance will coordinate the two offices and their contractors as Hanford gears up for low-level tank waste treatment by 2023.

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