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January 30, 2012
At its Jan. 27 annual meeting, the AGC of Washington elected its 2012 slate of officers and board members. The officers are:
Steve Isenhart is co-owner, estimator and project manager for Tiger Construction. Steve started the building division for Tiger in 1985. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Steve is an active AGC member, both as a board member and as a leader of AGC’s Northern District. He is a retired volunteer fireman and EMT who served 20 years at Kendall Fire Station; for 10 years he was a commissioner for Whatcom County Fire District 14. Steve is married to Sharon Isenhart and has two children. His interests include biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking and skiing.
First Vice President
Butch Brooks is president of Miles Resources (formerly Woodworth & Co.). Butch was hired by Woodworth as a project manager in 1986. In 1989, he became general superintendent overseeing all construction and manufacturing, and was named vice president/general manager in 1995. He has served in a variety of capacities for the AGC of Washington, including chairing the government affairs council and service on the labor committee. In 2005, he was named AGC of Washington’s Contractor of the Year. He is past president of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association. Butch is a former city of Fife councilman and Mayor pro tem. He coached a select fast-pitch team for eight years. Butch and his wife, Barb, have two daughters, Sarah and Becky.
Second Vice President
Joseph Simmons is president of Joseph S. Simmons Construction, a general contractor doing work throughout Western Washington. After graduating in 1976 from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, he worked for three AGC contractors as an estimator and project manager. Joe started Joseph S. Simmons Construction in 1985. Joe also owns C/I Properties, started in 1986, which owns and manages commercial properties throughout King County. He has been an active member in the AGC since 1976. Joe lives in north Seattle with his wife, Susan.
Mark Seaman is the CFO and secretary-treasurer of J.R. Abbott Construction, a general construction company with offices in Seattle, Arcadia, Calif., and Lake Oswego, Ore. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley in 1977, he worked in the San Francisco area for 20 years in real estate finance, construction and asset management. He moved to Seattle in 1996 and was a controller at McDonald Miller before landing at J.R. Abbott Construction in 1998 as CFO. Mark and a partnership of six other principals purchased J.R. Abbott Construction in May of 2006. He is an active member of the AGC of Washington and Construction Financial Management Association. He lives in Bellevue with his wife, Cindy.
Immediate Past President
Pat McGarry is retired vice president for Manson Construction Co. He started at Manson in 1968 working aboard the company’s tugs and crane barges. In 1984, Pat helped open Manson’s first remote office in San Francisco and in 1991 became vice president with responsibility for all of Manson’s Northwest, Alaska and international work. Pat serves on the boards of the Seattle Marine Business Coalition and the Manufacturing Industrial Council. In addition to his board service, Pat has served on the AGC’s property committee and carpenter and operators negotiating committee. Pat is spending some of his spare time in retirement working as a yacht broker for Fairhaven Yachts. Pat and his wife, Carol, live in La Conner and have raised champion Irish Setter show dogs and are competitive sailors in the Northwest.
The board members are:
• Delton Bonds, Mountain States Construction Co.
• Kyle Zender, Interwest Construction
• John Parker, Unimark Construction Group
• John Korsmo, Korsmo Construction
• Steve Barger, Northwest Cascade
• Nancy Munro, MidMountain Contractors
• Jake Jacobson, Osborne Construction Co.
• Todd Vacura, Ferguson Construction
• Brian Westerlund, Veca Electric & Technologies
• Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes
• Paul Cressman, Ahlers & Cressman
• Mike Schmidt, Berntson Porter & Co.