Nov 20, 2018
Walsh Construction Co. promoted James Conway to estimator; Anthony Sherman to assistant superintendent; and Drew Mixter, Jason Wilson and Blake Flury to superintendents. It also hired Matt Elliott as project engineer. Conway is working with Walsh's self-perform earthwork crew. Sherman and Wilson are working on the Liberty Bank project. Mixter is working on the Ainsworth & Dunn project. Flury is working on the LIHI Little Saigon project. Elliott is working on a residential project in Bellevue's Spring District. Walsh has offices in Seattle, Portland and Tacoma.
In Burlington, Trico Companies hired Travis Binschus as project engineer. Binschus was an architectural designer and manager for A/E firms at a semiconductor fabrication plant in Oregon. Before that, he was a GIS analyst for Microsoft and helped build a state-wide road network database for WSDOT in Spokane.
The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington opened a training facility in Pasco off Road 90. The building has classrooms and labs for electrical and sheet metal trades. It was designed by Rhodes Architecture + Light of Seattle and built by Elite Construction & Development of Pasco. Absolute Power of Pasco was the electrical contractor and Jacob & Rhodes of Kennewick was the mechanical contractor. The new training facility joins others in Marysville, Vancouver, Spokane and Bellevue.
Marysville-based Central Welding Supply bought Axium Gases Northwest in White City, Oregon. Bruce Tozer, former owner of Axium, continues with Central's team. The new location is Central's 23rd outlet in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
Nov 14, 2018
In Seattle, Lease Crutcher Lewis hired Teresa Pepin as operations assistant; Cooper Cassell as staff accountant; Keegan Bennett and Scott O'Connor as project engineers; Jin Jin Levy as cost engineer; and Bill Holden and Alexa Manteufel as site safety coordinators. Pepin is working at the Rainier Square project. She is an experienced jobsite office manager and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Idaho. Cassell has two years of accounting experience and holds a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Washington. Bennett is working at the Capitol Hill Station residential project. He holds a bachelor's in construction management from Washington State University. O'Connor is working at the Fred Hutch project. He started in residential construction in 2001 and earned both a bachelor's and a construction management certificate from the UW. Levy is working at Building Cure. He was in accounting before joining Lewis and holds a bachelor's in business management from Oregon State University. Holden is also working at Building Cure. He has 20 years of construction experience, including four years as safety coordinator. Manteufel is on the UW Population Health project. She has a year of experience and holds a bachelor's in safety and health management from Central Washington University.
Hitt Contracting named Kris Beason vice president and leader of its Seattle office. Beason has more than 30 years of construction industry experience, including over a decade of executive leadership. She has worked for Vanir Construction Management, Sellen Construction, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Mortenson and Skanska. She founded the CREW Seattle Leadership Development Program.
Carlisle SynTec Systems honored Hytech Roofing of Lynden with its 2018 Perfection Award. To win the award, a contractor must have a seven-year track record of exceptional installation quality and warranty claim performance. Pennsylvania-based Carlisle makes single-ply roofing materials.
Nov 06, 2018
In Tukwila, The Walsh Group hired Teme Hailemelekot as assistant project manager and Patrick Gubelli as project superintendent. Hailemelekot comes from Jay Dee Contractors and has experience with scheduling, project management, document control and change management. He is working on Sound Transit's Tacoma Hilltop Link extension. Gubelli comes from Kiewit Infrastructure West. He also is working on the Hilltop project.
Pinkal Patel was promoted to cost engineer at the Seattle office of Lease Crutcher Lewis, where she is working on a Microsoft project. Patel joined Lewis in 2014 as an accountant.
Bellevue-based Rafn Co. is marking its 40th anniversary. The company was started by Jack and Marilyn Rafn after a neighbor requested they undertake the renovation of Seattle's historic Nord Building — an early negotiated renovation project when design-bid-build was the industry standard. The company now has 110 staff.