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May 17, 2022

Deacon Construction







In Redmond, Deacon Construction hired Alex Bozhko and Steven Pearce as superintendents; Josh Boyd, Kyle Montzheimer and Austin Shope as project engineers; and Brandon Jason as project assistant. Bozhko has over 15 years of industry experience and hands-on skills from his own company in project management. Pearce has over 17 years of industry experience, including demolition and safety management. Along with his work as superintendent, he is also warehouse manager. Boyd recently graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in construction management, and has worked as a carpenter and labor. Montzheimer comes from DCI Engineers. He has over five years of experience and a hold's a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Washington State University. Shope comes from OMA Construction and Graham Contracting. He has over eight years of industry experience and a background in architecture. Jason joined Deacon as a temp to help with administrative tasks and is now a permanent employee.

Auburn Mechanical


Mark Southern is the new chief financial officer at Auburn Mechanical. Southern has a wide-ranging background, with experience in construction, technology and manufacturing. The company says he will apply his knowledge, guidance and resources to make informed decisions that support front-line employees, owners and clients. Auburn Mechanical specializes in mechanical design, HVAC, plumbing, fitting, refrigeration and maintenance.

Alston Construction


Alston Construction hired Patrick Miller as a project manager in the company's Tacoma office. Miller oversees planning and budgeting of projects, working with the management team to ensure that projects are on schedule. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Trident University International. Alston, a general contractor, operates 22 offices across the country.

Garco Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America appointed Hollis Barnett, vice president of Garco Construction in Spokane, to its national board of directors. Barnett has served on the board of the Inland Northwest AGC for 12 years, and was chapter president in 2020. As local president, he spearheaded a drive that more than doubled the chapter's PAC contributions, making it the sixth highest AGC PAC contributing chapter. Barnett has been at Garco for over 30 years and is a shareholder in the company.

May 10, 2022

Walsh Construction Co.









In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. promoted Aaron Voshell to project engineer; Adam Dempsey to RDF operations manager; Alex Kilcup to superintendent; Brad Lucas to assistant superintendent; Eric Brandon and Whitney Lake to project managers; Paige Paulston to project administrator; and Paul Nelson to senior project manager. Voshell is also supporting the layout department. He has over 30 years of industry experience, starting as a carpenter. Dempsey has over 22 years of industry experience, and has worked as a lead foreman, equipment operator, operations manager, superintendent and project manager. Kilcup has over a decade of experience in the industry, and joined Walsh in 2013 as a laborer. He was assistant superintendent of the concrete division. Lucas joined Walsh in 2015 as a carpenter and transitioned into the role of project engineer in 2017. He has over a decade of experience. Brandon interned with Walsh in 2013 and rejoined in 2014 as a project engineer after earning a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Washington State University, along with a master's in engineering and technology management, and an MBA. Lake interned with Walsh in 2008. After graduating from the University of Nevada with a degree in business administration and completing the University of Washington's Construction Management Certification Program, she rejoined the company in 2012 as a project engineer. Paulston joined Walsh in early 2020 as an administrative assistant. Nelson started at the company in 1979 as a carpenter. He left in 1982 to start Nelson Construction, a custom residential and multifamily builder, and rejoined Walsh in 2000 as a project manager and superintendent.



In Mukilteo, UMC hired Camilla Yamada as health care market lead. Yamada began her career as manager of plant operations for Providence Health and Services hospital in Polson, Montana. Later, she came to the Puget Sound region as construction project manager for Providence Health and Services in Seattle, and then took a position at Seattle Children's Hospital as director of building and engineering. At UMC, she is responsible for management and oversight of health care clients, projects and strategic opportunities.




In Richland, Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration announced that laboratory manager Don Hardy will retire on Thursday after 37 years at the Hanford Site. Hardy began his career at the 222-S Laboratory and is ending it at the same facility. He also spent time at the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant, the Plutonium Finishing Plant, the Waste Sampling and Characterization Facility, and the Tank Farms. Ray Geimer will take over for Hardy. Geimer most recently was a project manager for the 100K Closure Operations with Central Plateau Cleanup Co. He has nearly 40 years of nuclear operations experience working within the Department of Energy Environmental Management complex, including management of nuclear facility operations, management of large-scale projects and programs, deactivation and demolition activities, and nuclear facility construction.

Skanska USA

Skanska USA promoted Brian Urban to vice president for the company's building operations in the Seattle region. In this new role, Urban is leading Skanska's K-12 practice, which represents more than $750 million of community-focused projects in the Puget Sound area. He first joined Skanska in 2000 as a project engineer, then moved up to project manager, senior project manager and project executive. Urban has over 25 years of experience in both design and construction, and is skilled in integrated project delivery.

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