Nov 23, 2021
In Bellevue, GLY Construction promoted Steve Hoffmann to president and Tyler Tonkin to executive vice president of operations. Hoffmann succeeds Ted Herb, who continues as CEO. Hoffmann joined GLY in 1996 as a project engineer, rising to senior project manager before becoming a shareholder in 2008, and executive vice president of operations in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he was captain of the football team. Tonkin graduated from Central Washington University before joining GLY in 1998. He became a shareholder in 2010. GLY also announced its executive committee includes COO Mark Kane, CFO Joe Bonacci and Executive Vice President Bill DeJarlais.
Don Koslowsky is the new operations manager in Deacon Construction's Seattle office. Koslowsky has been in the construction industry for over 30 years, and is a graduate of Colorado State University. In addition to operations management, he has been a senior project manager and chief estimator, with expertise in preconstruction and project scheduling. Deacon also has offices in Portland and the California cities of Sacramento and Pleasanton.
Puyallup-based Ascendent Demolition hired Deanna Peters as business development officer and project manager, and Kevin Campbell as estimator and project manager. Peters began her career as a real estate agent in the early 1990s, then joined Rhine Demolition in 1993, where she stayed for 28 years. At Rhine, she was corporate safety manager, project coordinator, dispatcher, project manager and vice president. Campbell started in the demolition abatement industry in 1997 and has worked on projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Colorado. He worked his way up from laborer to field supervisor, and has been estimating demolition and abatement projects for eight years.
Two companies joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington: Intuitive Safety Solutions of Edmonds and National Traffic Safety Institute of Issaquah. Intuitive Safety Solutions is a health and safety consultant. National Traffic Safety Institute provides customizable behavior-based driver safety training.
Nov 16, 2021
Bellevue-based Rafn Co. promoted Todd Morran to senior superintendent. Morran started at Rafn in the mid-1990s, left for a few years, and then returned in 2016. He also is the company's safety committee chair and has been integral in Rafn's efforts to navigate COVID-19 compliance requirements. Morran is currently working on a renovation of the Cherry Street Garage building in Seattle.
The Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington signed up four new members: Homestreet Electric of Tacoma, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of Tacoma, National Glass Industries of Woodinville and DRSi of Bellevue. Homestreet is a family-owned commercial and residential electrical services company. Mercedes-Benz sells and services Sprinter vans. National Glass distributes flat glass and supplies fabricated glass such as tempered and insulated glass and custom fabricated edge work. DRSi is a full-service commercial digital printer.
Seattle-based Sellen Construction signed an enterprise agreement with Versatile, a tech company that optimizes the construction process through its CraneView platform, which uses an internet of things device mounted to the crane hook to collect and analyze data on each pick while delivering insights that improve budgets, schedules and crane utilization. Sellen began using CraneView in January 2020 on a 211,000-square-foot office project in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Sellen now plans to use CraneView on its other projects. Versatile is based in Los Altos, California.
Vancouver, B.C.-based equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers completed its $175 million acquisition of SmartEquip, which provides real-time service and diagnostic support for companies' equipment fleets, as well as electronic procurement of parts from original equipment manufacturers and dealers. SmartEquip is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.