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Dec 05, 2023

Lakeside Industries

Mike Lee

Jaime Lee

Jaime Lee is the new president of Issaquah-based Lakeside Industries. He takes over for Mike Lee, who stepped into the role of CEO and board chair. Jaime previously was vice president. He started his career at Lakeside by working over summer breaks and gained experience working with the equipment shop, crusher, asphalt plant and road crew. After receiving a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he spent two years working for a bridge and civil contractor in the Denver area. He rejoined Lakeside in 2008. A Lakeside news release says Jamie has robust knowledge in the fields of bidding, construction, sales, permitting, environmental and quality control. Mike Lee began his career at Lakeside in the 1980s as a laborer. After graduating from Boston College with a degree in business management, he returned to Lakeside as an estimator and has held various leadership positions since. In 2006, he became president. Lakeside bills itself as the region's largest private asphalt paving and construction company, with 11 regional divisions spanning western Washington and northwest Oregon. It also produces asphalt mixes from 15 asphalt plants.



Global construction and development firm Skanska USA promoted Margot vanSwearingen to project executive for the Seattle region. Prior to joining Skanska in 2012, vanSwearingen earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Washington, and spent six years at an integrated design firm working on K-12 design. She focused on the impact of design and how environments contribute to student and teacher success. Skanska says vanSwearingen has become known for her operational excellence, acumen and passion for winning work, and ability to build and develop high-performing teams. Some of her projects with Skanska included the UW Magnuson Health Sciences T-Wing renovation, Fairview Middle School, Bryant Montessori School and the recently completed Highline High School.

Hensel Phelps


In Bellevue, Hensel Phelps promoted Carlos Cardenas to VDC manager. Cardenas joined Hensel Phelps in 2018. The company says he has been training field staff on how to use VDC tools on their own so that they can increase their virtual design and construction (VDC) capabilities.

Nov 28, 2023

Sequoyah Electric

In Redmond, Sequoyah Electric promoted Kyle Curre to executive vice president of preconstruction, Roy Hella to executive vice president of the Electrical Group, and Tim Ostlie to general superintendent. Sequoyah says the trio was promoted as a result of their outstanding performance, expertise and contribution to the growth of the company. Curre, previously director of preconstruction, has “consistently exhibited exceptional leadership skills, a remarkable work ethic, and a strong capacity for strategic thinking.” Hella, previously project executive, has “demonstrated remarkable competence, innovation, and a deep understanding of our customers.” Ostlie, previously a field supervisor, has “consistently exhibited exceptional skill, dedication, and a strong commitment to achieving Sequoyah's company goals.”

ABC of Western Washington

Port Townsend-based Frederickson Electric joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington. The company is a licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractor working primarily in Jefferson, Clallam, Kitsap and Mason counties since 1974. Hans Fredrickson is president.


Building products distributor Beacon is replacing roofs on 10 veteran homes or veteran community buildings across the country for free under its Beacon of Hope program. Included in this year's recipients is the American Legion Post 72 in Cheney, Spokane County. Beacon is working with local roofing companies on the replacements. Beacon operates over 500 branches throughout all 50 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.

Nov 21, 2023

Colvos Construction


In Tacoma, Colvos Construction hired Mike Davis as preconstruction manager. Davis comes off a recent nine-year stint at Swinerton Management and Consulting, where he focused on equity capital for multifamily housing, independent-living, assisted-living, memory care and workforce housing projects. His responsibilities encompassed due diligence, feasibility studies, site analysis and construction schedule analysis. His role also involved business development, building client relationships and establishing strategic partnerships. Prior to that, Davis spent a decade at Swinerton Builders, working on commercial tenant improvements, high-tech design-builds, high-rise offices, multifamily high-rises and tribal construction. He is a Design-Build Institute of America Professional.

ABC of Western Washington

Kuhn Coaching of Lynnwood and Safety Site Solutions of Arlington joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington. Kuhn Coaching is a certified EOS implementer led by Cheri Kuhn. Safety Site Solutions provides construction safety consulting and training.

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