Sep 01, 2020
Kirkland-based Compass Construction promoted Taylor Turay to superintendent and Jeff Seeb to project manager, and hired Isaiah Rennes as project engineer. Turay started with Compass in 2009 as a laborer, returned in 2011 as a labor foreman and worked his way up to assistant superintendent in 2014. Seeb joined the company in 2016 as a project engineer and was promoted in 2018 to senior project engineer. Rennes interned with Compass in his junior and senior years at the University of Washington. He graduated earlier this year with bachelor's degrees in construction management and architectural design.
In Seattle, Todd Karr joined Lease Crutcher Lewis as healthcare director for Washington. Karr has 24 years of construction management experience, with a focus on health care projects. He previously was a project executive with Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Co., and worked at GLY Construction for nearly two decades. At Lewis, he is serving clients such as SCCA, Seattle Children's, EvergreenHealth and Kaiser Permanente.
Builders FirstSource and BMC Stock Holdings, both national building material suppliers with operations in the Pacific Northwest, will merge to create a company with over $11 billion in sales and about 26,000 employees in 42 states. Builders FirstSource is based in Dallas. Locally, it has lumber stores in Arlington, Bainbridge Island, Fife, Gig Harbor, Spanaway, Graham, Shelton and Olympia. BMC is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has local operations in Issaquah, Everett, Auburn, Kingston and Lakewood. The new company will operate as Builders FirstSource and will be based in Dallas, with corporate centers of excellence in Raleigh and Denver. The all-stock deal is expected to close later this year or in early 2021.
Aug 25, 2020
For its Seattle office, Lease Crutcher Lewis hired four and promoted one. New staff are Rie Levinzon, intranet administrator; Ian Somerville, desktop systems analyst; Julie Ly, IT specialist; and Renata Popov, project engineer. Robert Nixon was promoted to senior project manager. Levinzon has over eight years of website management and graphic design experience. Somerville is a seven-year professional in desktop systems and IT support. Ly previously worked with Lewis in accounting in 2012-2013, and returned as an IT and accounting consultant in 2017. Popov joined Lewis full time after interning with the company in 2018 and 2019. She recently earned her bachelor's degree in construction management at the University of Washington. Nixon joined the company in 2013 and has 21 years of construction experience. He is working on the Washington State Convention Center Summit addition.
Three companies joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington: Integrity Surety, a nationwide surety bond producer; T's Pro Painting, an interior and exterior painting specialist; and Marwood General Construction, which does excavation, grading, erosion control, wetland restoration and concrete work.
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and Oregon Building Codes Division signed a reciprocal agreement allowing general, journey-level electricians who have obtained a license in one state to apply for a license in the other state without having to take an examination for the reciprocal license under certain conditions. The agreement went into effect Aug. 17 and continues until the states terminate it.