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Jul 27, 2021

Walsh Construction Co.





In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. promoted Joe Grim to senior project manager, and hired Sam Slothower, Ian Kurle and Keenan Souve as project engineers. Grim joined the company in early 2007 as an assistant superintendent and transitioned to project engineer soon afterward. He was promoted to superintendent in 2010 and project manager in 2018. Grim is managing the Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing NW Cedar Crossing project, the El Centro Childcare TI project, and the Pacific Housing NW Colina East & West project. Slothower interned with Walsh at the Community Roots Housing Station House project in summer 2019 and Chief Seattle Club Together project in summer 2020. He recently graduated from Washington State University with a degree in construction engineering, and is supporting the estimating department. Kurle interned with Walsh over the past two summers at the Wesley Homes and DES Capitol Campus Child Care Center projects. He recently graduated from Boise State University with a degree in construction management and will be working with the Elisio project team. Souve interned on the DESC Hobson Place project last summer 2020, and is a recent WSU civil engineering graduate. He is working on-site at Hobson Place.



Skanska hired Dana Kimble as senior director of business development in Seattle. Kimble is an Associate Design-Build Professional with over six years in regional and local business development roles at Coffman Engineers. She has 20 years of experience working in marketing and business development roles across health care, higher education, commercial office, life sciences, museums and athletic venues. She also has served on the board of the Design-Build Institute of America's Northwest Region for the past three years, and chairs the regional membership committee for the organization.

Hermanson Co.


Matt Thibeau was promoted to group leader of Hermanson Co.'s Tech Major Projects team. With over 25 years of industry experience, Thibeau oversees a group providing mechanical design and construction services to technology companies across the Puget Sound region. He joined Hermanson in 2013 and has worked with tech clients including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. He previously spent over 12 years working with Vulcan in South Lake Union.

Jul 20, 2021

American Construction Source

Specialty building materials distributor US LBM completed its acquisition of American Construction Source from Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group. The move adds more than 70 locations in nine states, including Washington. US LBM says it's now the nation's largest privately owned full-line building materials distributor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. US LBM distributes windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components and cabinetry.

Habitat for Humanity

Weyerhaeuser alumni made a commitment to sponsor 10 home builds over five years in King and Pierce counties for Habitat for Humanity. The alumni group is comprised of eight retired company executives that came together late last year to lead an effort that has resulted in pledges from 94 of their former colleagues totaling $1.18 million. The Seattle — King County chapter will share the donation with the Tacoma — Pierce County chapter. Former Weyerhaeuser executives and Habitat SKC board members Steve Hill and Bob Moore spearheaded the campaign. The first build is at Habitat's La Fortuna development in Renton for the Clay family.

Jul 13, 2021

JTM Construction




Wes Kennard, Ryan Mara and Michael Orme are the newest shareholders of JTM Construction in Seattle. Kennard holds superintendent training certificates from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and has 20 years of industry experience. He began working in residential construction before moving to the commercial field, most recently as a superintendent at JTM. Both Mara and Orme hold bachelor's degrees in construction management from the University of Washington and are project managers at JTM. Mara has 10 years of construction experience in the greater Seattle area. Orme has over 10 years of experience in all facets of construction. JTM says it hires young talented workers, mentors them on company values and then promotes them.

Compass Construction




Kirkland-based Compass Construction promoted Tom Toomey to chief estimator, Bridget Elliott to senior project engineer and Josh Hagen to assistant superintendent. Toomey has been with Compass for three years, producing consistent bids. Elliott started at the company in 2018 as a project engineer intern and has become a mentor to other new project engineers. Hagen started at Compass in 2016 as a carpenter and then became a labor foreman.

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