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Nov 14, 2023

Hermanson Co.


Kent-based Hermanson Co. hired Doug Schumacher as vice president of sales. Schumacher will play a pivotal role in Hermanson's growth strategy, reporting directly to President Paul Robinett, and joining the executive team. He will support business group leaders and sales teams, driving innovation and fostering key client and partner relationships. Schumacher has expertise in sales strategy development, market research, data analytics and operational efficiencies — all while working for prominent construction and development organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Hermanson, a full-service mechanical contractor, has additional offices in Seattle, Redmond and Oregon.

ABC of Western Washington

Pat Hall Construction joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington. The excavating contractor has been serving the Tacoma area for over 40 years. In addition to excavation, the company offers demolition, drainage installation, grating services, septic system services and installation, sewer repair and maintenance, and clearing services.


Bellevue-based EagleView says it will now provide aerial imagery and enhanced property analytics for the top 50 U.S. metro areas one or more times per year, on top of its current customer-driven aerial capture service. The company states this benefits insurance carriers, governments and large-scale construction companies, as well as mortgage providers and REITs.

Nov 07, 2023


In Bellevue, Swinerton unveiled its newly appointed leadership team: Thomas Stearns, operations manager and mass timber lead; Kelly Chalmers, senior project manager and health care market lead; Bret Downing, director of special projects; Ryan Weeger, director of preconstruction; Rob Mcgarry, field operations manager; and Greg Evans, Native American market lead. The company in June announced that Nick Vovakes will lead the new team as vice president and division manager. Stearns previously was a project executive. He has over 18 years of construction experience, including project and design development management, and pioneered Swinerton's move into the local mass timber construction market. Chalmers has spent 35 years in the construction industry, with 15 years focused on health care. She is on the education committee at Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering. Downing is focusing on tenant improvements. He has a 30‐year background in construction management, and at Swinerton is responsible for risk management, safety and quality oversight, preconstruction planning and schedule assurance. Weeger has over 19 years of leadership and management experience in public and private general contracting. He also leads the estimating team. Mcgarry is backed by 43 years in the construction industry, with knowledge in the field and administrative side of the industry. He is working with the Swinerton leadership team on strategic workforce planning. Evans has a career spanning over 35 years in construction, and includes close relationships with local tribes.

General Sheet Metal

Carol Duncan, CEO and owner of Clackamas, Oregon-based General Sheet Metal, is the new board president of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association. Duncan began her career in the sheet metal industry in 1982 at General Sheet Metal, and her leadership and expertise in the industry allowed her to rise through the ranks, becoming the company's CEO in 2000. Since then, she has helped grow the company from 25 employees to more than 180. The company specializes in mechanical, architectural and HVAC fabrication, installation and repair services for commercial and industrial markets. Phoenix-based SMACNA is an international trade association that promotes excellence in the sheet metal and air-conditioning industry.

Patrick Lumber Manufacturing

Patrick Lumber Manufacturing has begun work to add a sawmill at its manufacturing facility in Philomath, Oregon. The mill is being funded in part by a $1 million Community Wood Grant provided by the USDA Forest Service. It is one of nine projects in Oregon to receive funding totaling more than $4 million during fiscal year 2023 through the Forest Service's Wood Innovations and Community Wood grants programs. Logs for the mill will come from private, tribal, state and federal lands in Oregon and northern California. It is expected to produce about 150,000 board feet of hardwood lumber per month, a fourfold increase over the smaller mill that was contemplated before the federal grant was announced. The mill will create four new full-time jobs when it reaches full capacity by June 2025.

AGC of America

Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, recently announced that he will retire at the end of March next year. Sandherr has been with the AGC for 37 years, serving 27 years as CEO. He will be replaced by Jeffrey Shoaf, the association's current COO. Shoaf began his career with the AGC in 1994 as its lobbyist on infrastructure issues. In 1997, he was promoted to manage the government relations program, and was named COO in 2017. Prior to joining the AGC, Shoaf was a staff member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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