May 21, 2019
In Bellevue, general contractor Hensel Phelps promoted Jason Coyne to general superintendent. Coyne has built over $1.2 billion worth of aviation, healthcare and civic facilities, with expertise in construction within operational facilities and integrated project delivery. He is working on the North Satellite modernization at Sea-Tac Airport.
Steve Russo is the newest shareholder of University Mechanical Contractors. Russo is major projects manager and has worked at UMC since 2000. He has extensive experience with wastewater treatment plants and is licensed as a professional civil engineer. Mukilteo-based UMC provides mechanical design and construction, energy services and facility maintenance.
In April, the Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Federal Training Center in Richland achieved 2 million work hours without a lost workday injury. The center is managed by DOE Richland Operations Office contractor Mission Support Alliance. It provides high-hazard training for Hanford Site workers.
May 14, 2019
Trevor Graafstra is the new district manager of the Buildings Northwest sector of Graham Construction & Management. Graafstra has brought financial, operational and strategic guidance to Graham for over a decade. Graham builds residential, retail, healthcare, life science, education and office buildings throughout the state.
In Seattle, Toth Construction hired Emily Giaquinta as CFO. Giaquinta was CEO and CFO at Grindline Skateparks for over 15 years. She has experience in the government contracting, action sport and construction industries.
Jason Garrood will lead Neil Kelly Co.'s Seattle operations as its new general manager. Garrood has over 20 years of experience in new construction, home remodeling and design. Garrood was vice president of operations at Jacob Alexander Homes and Kendall Homes. Neil Kelly is a Portland-based design-build remodel and home improvement company.
In Richland, Mission Support Alliance won the Facility Management Contractor Small Business Achievement of the Year award from the U.S. Department of Energy. MSA was recognized for a number of its small business initiatives. Amber Bush is MSA's small business program manager and contract specialist. MSA, the team of Leidos and Centerra Group, is responsible for the mission support contract at the Hanford Site.
May 07, 2019
In its Seattle office, JTM Construction added Jeff Griffin as laborer superintendent, Henry Corrado as project engineer intern, Drew Ralston as project engineer, Justin Egge as project manager, Jacob Pearce as assistant survey superintendent, Lucas Giess as laborer foreman and Martin Sanchez as superintendent.
Burlington-based Trico Companies hired Jesse Ellenz as project manager. Ellenz has over 15 years of design-build contracting experience and has worked on projects throughout the U.S. and overseas. He holds a bachelor's in construction management from Central Washington University.