Mar 02, 2021
General contractor Hensel Phelps promoted Ragen Garrison to project manager within the Pacific Northwest region. Over the course of his 8-year career with the company, Garrison has built aviation and design-build projects in Washington and Northern California. He most recently worked on Sound Transit's Operations and Maintenance Facility East and is now on Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's Baggage Optimization Phase 2 project. He holds a bachelor's degree in construction engineering from Oregon State University.
Burlington-based Trico Companies hired Tom Stephenson as superintendent. Stephenson has over 30 years of industry experience, beginning his career with new commercial building construction, and then expanding into new and renovation projects in both the public and private sectors.
Auburn Mechanical hired Ralph Schaeffer as project executive. In the industry since 1998, Schaeffer has extensive project management and business development experience. Auburn Mechanical specializes in mechanical design, HVAC, plumbing, fitting, refrigeration and maintenance. It is a woman-owned firm based in Auburn.
Pete Brown joined Mott MacDonald as its U.S. Rail Systems Practice lead based in the company's Seattle office. Brown previously was a senior member of Sound Transit's Design, Engineering and Construction Management team for eight years. For the last four years, he was Sound Transit's director of systems engineering and integration, leading a team of 45 engineers. Brown has worked on several large transportation projects in places such as Sydney, London and Washington, D.C.
Wenatchee-based Goodfellow Bros. is 100 years old and is celebrating by offering a $50,000 grant to charities. The heavy-civil contractor was founded by three Goodfellow brothers — Jack, Bert and Jim Sr. — and is now in its fourth-generation of family owners. Over the years, it has completed a wide range of complex projects ranging from high-tech campuses in Silicon Valley to wind farms, entertainment arenas and environmental restorations. It has over 1,000 employees and 12 offices in Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Goodfellow is accepting grant applications until Sept. 20 from charities where it has offices. More information is at https://goodfellowbros.com/grant-application.
Feb 23, 2021
Matt Hays started a new consulting firm — Matt Hays, Consultant — specializing in market research and analysis for construction, design and development firms. His services include tracking project leads, following market trends and helping with specific work pursuits. He is a 28-year industry professional who spent 24 years with Lease Crutcher Lewis in research and marketing. He also was part of the DJC SeattleScape blog team. His website is http://www.matthaysconsultant.com.
Hunter McInelly of Auburn Riverside High School won the first We Build Washington! construction video contest sponsored by the Construction Center of Excellence. McInelly's video profiles how he built himself a desk to use while learning from home. His effort resulted in a $2,000 scholarship. The contest is open to high school students in the state.