Oct 19, 2021
Kirkland-based Wood Solutions joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington. The company focuses on exterior remediations and renovations, including siding replacement, decks and balconies, stairs, landings, windows and doors. It is led by David Molina and Jeff Hughes, each with over 15 years of building remediation experience.
Two members of the first class of SMART Heroes are set to graduate in November and January. The SMART Heroes program provides a bridge for those leaving the military to a civilian career in sheet metal, welding and HVAC. Joshua Buckley will graduate in November and Richard Quintana in January, both earning five-year apprenticeships in four years. Buckley works in architectural sheet metal often used on building exteriors and interiors. Quintana plans to work in HVAC service. The program was created by the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) workers; the International Training Institute, SMART's education arm; and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, the contractors' side of the unionized sheet metal industry. Using curriculum developed by the International Training Institute, the organizations then collaborated with Sheet Metal Workers Local 66, its joint apprenticeship and training committee, SMACNA Western Washington and Helmets to Hardhats.
Azusa, California-based Alliance Environmental Group acquired Lakewood-based Thermatech Northwest, which provides hazardous waste removal and demolition services in western Washington. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance is an environmental remediation and indoor air quality services contractor operating in California, Nevada and Arizona.
Redmond, Oregon-based Hayden Homes bought the home lot supply of Ryn Built Homes of Spokane Valley. The single-family lots are in multiple projects throughout the Tri-Cities and Spokane markets. Ryn Built Homes used to be Viking Builders. It said it will continue to build apartments and some smaller single-family homes, as well as continue with land development.
Oct 12, 2021
Redmond-based Sequoyah Electric and Network Services hired Connor Whitehouse and Tommy Pulido as project engineers, and Andrew Murphy as senior project engineer. Whitehouse was a part of Sequoyah's construction management internship program for two years, and is assisting with project kick-offs, ordering permits, preparing subcontracts and purchase orders, and supporting field staff. He is a graduate of Central Washington University with a bachelor's degree in construction management. Pulido has over 10 years of various electrical and construction management experience — from a CAD drafter to a licensed electrician, estimator and project manager. Murphy is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in construction management. He is assisting the new construction project team with planning, change orders, RFIs, ordering permits, and supporting field staff.
In Renton, Rock Project Management Services promoted Fred Wilhelm, PMP, to vice president of transportation and infrastructure; and Anne Reese, MPM, EIT, to senior director of project management. Wilhelm has over 25 years of experience and prior to joining Rock was a deputy project director at Sound Transit. He now leads Rock's transportation and infrastructure program. Reese has over 30 years of experience in project and construction management, working with a variety of public and private clients. She currently leads Rock's project and construction management program. Rock provides owner's representative services to public and private clients throughout Washington that have K-12, transportation, health care, energy and technology, and tribal projects.
Burlington-based Trico Companies rehired Blake Schluter as a project manager. Trico says Schluter has served on multiple projects in different capacities over the past 10 years, and has been immersed in the construction industry from a young age, fulfilling many different needs and positions. He holds an associate of applied science degree in civil engineering from Spokane Community College.
In Sumner, Wayne's Roofing promoted Jason Wiklund to senior cooperative programs specialist. Wiklund started at Wayne's in 2008 as a project manager/estimator. In his new role, he is overseeing all cooperative purchasing projects with public entities seeking to buy roofing products. Wiklund is also responsible for expanding the company's services to other territories.
The Associated General Contractors of America and Procore Technologies launched a scholarship program to assist disadvantaged minority students who are studying construction fields at historically black colleges and universities. The new scholarship is being made possible through a $250,000 challenge gift from Procore that the AGC is now fundraising to meet and exceed. AGC says the new scholarship program is part of its broader efforts to make the construction industry more diverse and inclusive. Procore is a Carpinteria, California-based provider of construction management software.