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Jun 06, 2023





Global construction and development firm Skanska is making leadership shifts in its USA Civil operations' West Coast executive team. Mike Aparicio will step aside as executive vice president of the West Coast region and take on the role of senior vice president of operations as he transitions toward future retirement; James Bailey will move into Aparicio's old role; and Ryan Clayton will be promoted to senior vice president and general manager. These changes will be effective Aug. 7, and Aparicio will continuing working into 2024 to help with the transition. Clayton is currently senior vice president of operations for the Northwest region, working on the Lynnwood Link Extension L300 project. In his new role, he will oversee daily operations, build client and community partnerships, and plan for the region's strategic growth.

Compass Construction







Compass Construction hired Scott Paul as senior project manager and Isac Lazaro as field superintendent; and promoted Justin Anderson to senior project manager, Nate Heppenstall and David Ottolino to field superintendents, and Will Fenton to senior superintendent. Paul has 27 years of experience in field management and oversight, and has been assigned to the Simon Northgate project, scheduled to start this year. Lazaro previously worked for Compass as a carpenter and an assistant superintendent before rejoining the firm. He is on the Roy Street project. Anderson started at Compass in 2011 as a project engineer, and is currently at the 21 Boston project. Heppenstall was hired in 2016 as a labor foreman, and is currently on the Redmond Grand project. He has played a vital role in Compass' safety culture program. Ottolino was originally hired in 2015 as a project engineer, then briefly left the company and returned as an assistant superintendent. He is also working on the Redmond Grand project. Fenton started at Compass in 2011 as a crane operator and has made his way up the ranks, recently completing Compass' largest project to date — Yesler Terrace phases I and II.

APA — The Engineered Wood Association

Beers III

John Beers III is the newest member of the board of trustees for APA — The Engineered Wood Association. Beers is president of the structural panels business at Georgia-Pacific. He began his career in sales with Grant Forest Products in 2002, joining Georgia-Pacific in 2010 as part of its acquisition of Grant. He then moved up within the company, rising to president after 13 years. Beers fills the APA board position vacated by Andy Konieczka, who resigned and moved to a new role within Georgia-Pacific.


Mukilteo-based roofing contractor SQI Inc. is now a WBE certified company. SQI specializes in commercial, industrial and multifamily roofing, including new installations, re-roofing, retrofits, coatings, roofing system designs and metal roofing systems. It has been in business since 1972 and is led by President Amber Hamilton.



Kirkland-based construction management services firm ProDims is celebrating 15 years in business under the leadership of President Duane Mask. ProDims says it has a reputation for its collaborative approach, attention to detail and innovative solutions. It focuses on education, government, municipal, transportation, tribal and water quality projects.

May 31, 2023

Graham Construction





Graham Construction promoted four superintendents within its Buildings Northwest Group: Jason Schmidt to superintendent 1, Buck Loshbaugh to superintendent 2, Rowel Caribo to superintendent 3 and Nile Underwood to superintendent 4. Schmidt leads Graham's team at the Alexan Bothell project for Trammel Crow Residential. Graham says he has a detailed approach to maintaining schedule while keeping an eye on the budget. Loshbaugh has a wealth of experience in high-rise construction, and has been preparing to play a leading role in the company's new multi-key projects. Caribo is a leader of Graham's quality management system at the Nelson Legacy Group P1 project. Graham says he can deep dive and vividly comprehend drawing details and specifications. Underwood has been with Graham for over a decade, serving as general foreman for the Spokane branch's largest projects. Currently, he is helping lead the WSU University Crossings project.

Trico Companies



Burlington-based Trico Companies hired Randy Espinoza as BIM assistant manager and Steve Garka as project manager. Espinoza has over 15 years of experience in 3D design in the oil and gas industry. He is supporting and driving BIM/VDC services for project team members. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems from Western Washington University. Trico says Garka is a passionate leader that believes in delivering high-quality projects to clients by communicating clear expectations and delivering on commitments. He has over 10 years of experience in construction management in residential, mixed-use and commercial projects.

Environmental Containment

Vancouver-based Environmental Containment acquired Marks Metal Technology, a metal fabricator based in Clackamas, Oregon. Marks Metals was established in 1946 by John Marks in a barn on his family's farm. Renamed Marks Metal Technology in 1997, the family-owned company has grown to be a leader in metal fabrication, processing and precast concrete forming. Marks Metal Technology continues to operate in the company's 49,000-square-foot facility with the same staff. Environmental Containment makes and installs cast-in-place detention vaults, precast ponds and precast vaults.

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