Jul 20, 2021
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.
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
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.
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.
Jul 07, 2021
Tacoma-based Wenaha Group hired Anthony Bonifer and Shandiin Yessilth as project managers; Nathan Ware as assistant manager of logistics and business operations; Kailee Simmons as assistant manager of client relations and logistics; and Katy Byers as marketing coordinator. Bonifer has nearly 10 years of hands-on experience in the construction trades and is working in the Pendleton, Oregon, office. He is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation, Walla Walla Tribe. Yessilth, a member of the Navajo Nation, holds a bachelor's degree in construction management and technology from Arizona State University. Ware recently graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and is an experienced carpenter specializing in steel framing and drywall. Simmons has experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. Byers, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, has five years of marketing experience and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Portland State University. Wenaha Group is a Native-owned construction management consultant with five offices in Washington, Oregon and Arizona.
In Redmond, Deacon Construction hired Kurth Connell as senior project manager; Tony Clay and Tim Hart as superintendents; and Taylor Kennedy and Akanksha Srivastava as project engineers. Connell is a University of Washington graduate, with a bachelor's degree in construction management, and has about 20 years of industry experience. Clay is working on a project in South Seattle and Hart is on an Eastside job. Kennedy joins Deacon permanently after completing an internship with the company and graduating from Central Washington University earlier this year. Srivastava is a graduate of the VKA School of Architecture (bachelor's in architecture), the National University of Singapore (master's in urban design) and the University of Washington (master's in construction management).
PCL Construction Services promoted Peter Losh to operations manager in Seattle, overseeing projects in the Pacific Northwest. Losh earned a bachelor's degree in construction management from the University of Washington and joined PCL in 2005 as an intern. He was hired as a field engineer and was later promoted to project engineer, project manager and senior project manager. His projects include the Spire condominium tower, which has the first automated parking system in Seattle, and the Arrive mixed-use tower.
Skanska USA Building is celebrating its 75th anniversary in Seattle this year in several ways, including committing $75,000 to support the cardiac health of those in the AEC community through the American Heart Association's Hard Hats with Heart campaign. The donation will aid AHA's effort to address key risk factors that industrial workers encounter and help motivate them to live healthier and longer lives. According to the AHA, construction workers are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and stroke.