Jan 24, 2023
Graham Construction & Management hired John Baker, DBIA, as district manager for its Seattle operations. Baker has 20 years of experience in executive leadership and project development. He previously worked at GenCap Construction and Mortenson Construction, where he delivered over $1 billion worth of projects across the Puget Sound region. The company says Baker has become an expert in GC/CM and design-build contracting, and has extensive experience with alternative delivery projects ranging from $50 million to $500 million in all market sectors.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington elected its new board members for 2023-2025. They include: Jeff White of Holmberg Mechanical, president; Frank Leonard of Key Mechanical, vice president; Matt Campbell of General Mechanical, secretary/treasurer; and Stacy Johnson of Auburn Mechanical, immediate past president. Also, new directors are Geno Timmons of Enviromech and Maria Boyer of MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. MCAWW membership consists of union-signatory plumbing, piping and HVAC contractors throughout Western Washington.
Dallas-based Invitation Homes said it has signed new partnership agreements with four trade schools in select markets, including Renton Technical College. Associates with Invitation Homes will work with these schools to raise awareness of the value an education in skilled trades can provide, and highlight potential career pathways. These partnerships are part of the company's skilled trades initiative called Invitation to SkillUp, which launched in 2021. In addition to raising awareness of a skilled trades education, the initiative seeks to expand access to these schools through need-based and minority scholarships. The other trade schools are in North Carolina, Florida and California. Invitation Homes leases single-family homes in 16 markets across the U.S.
Jan 18, 2023
Bellevue-based Rafn Co. hired Rodney Campbell as a senior superintendent and Darcy Tsujikawa as a project manager. Campbell has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry in various trades, advancing through the carpenter and superintendent ranks. He was worked as a superintendent on large apartment buildings, hotels, schools, bank branches and Class A office complexes. Tsujikawa has over 30 years of construction experience, the last 15 as a project manager, in commercial and retail tenant improvement projects in Washington and California. Past projects have included high-end fashion boutiques, salons, restaurants, offices and retail.
Graham Construction & Management promoted Brian Polis to senior director of health, safety and environment (HSE) for U.S. operations. Polis joined Graham in 2017 as the regional HSE manager, and has over 20 years of experience in HSE and risk management with large general contractors. Graham says his leadership has continuously improved the performance of the business units he has supported. Polis is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Instructional Trainer, Construction Health and Safety Technician, and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist.
Renton-based Rock Project Management Services hired Erika Barry as an office accountant. Barry was previously with Pacific Propeller International as an accounts payable administrator. RPM provides owner's representative services to public and private clients throughout Washington that have education, technology, health care, transportation and municipal projects.