We are honored to highlight some of the amazing contributions by our Women in Construction. Thea Zander started with WALSH back in 1989, and the first position she mastered was framer. Because of her grit and determination, her talent for mastering her trade and her leadership, she soon moved into the project superintendent ranks. Her experience in the field taught her how each trade interfaced and how best to approach the task at hand. She was an integral part of our teams at New Columbia, the Home Forward Scattered Sites, Standard Insurance, and many other projects. To sum up who Thea is: she is a builder! Something the industry is short of, and a distinction that sets her above the rest. We wish Thea all the best in her retirement and thank her for her 29+ years of hard work and dedication!
So happy to celebrate our 12th year working with ANEW! The organization, which stands for Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Employment for Women, has been empowering women to enter the construction field since 1980. WALSH sponsored a jobsite tour for several of these amazing ladies in September at our Estelle project, kicked off by RDF carpenter apprentice Erica Cunningham, a graduate of the program.
WALSH is thrilled and honored to have been chosen #2 Best Places to Work Large Companies (#1 in the Construction Industry!) at Oregon Business‘ 25th Anniversary celebration last night! Nearly 9,000 employees from over 230 companies participated in this year’s 100 Best Companies survey. We congratulate our fellow winners and nominees for their commitment to best workplace practices. CFO John Wied accepted the award with Ryan Wilde, Helen Littrell Smith, Sarah Eubanks, Craig Leonnig, Kim Krippaehne, Ben Bechdolt and BJ Lowe in attendance. Thanks to all of our employees who make us great!
Congratulations to our own Pete Bruns for winning the Superintendent of the Year award from the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon Newsmakers awards. We have been fortunate to have Pete carefully managing our projects, and successfully building community, for over 26 years!
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We had fun volunteering at NAWIC Chapter #54 Portland, Oregon 2018 Block Kids Building Contest! A national building competition for girls and boys using interlocking plastic blocks to promote careers in construction.
There was a great turnout and a lot of fun had by both the kids and volunteers. Thank you to our own Meghan Gross Herteg and Erika O’Callaghan for sharing your passion for construction with our next generation of builders!
Very excited to break ground on the largest affordable housing property developed in Multnomah County in the last 50 years! The property at Block 45 will provide homes for 240 Portland households living on low incomes. It was a great turnout for Home Forward with Ted Wheeler, Deborah Kafoury, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Portland Housing Bureau, LEVER Architecture, LRS Architects, KPFF Portland, Glumac, and so many others from the community.
O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is the general contractor on this project in partnership with Northwest Infrastructure, LLC. OWCB is a joint venture with O’Neill Construction Group and Walsh Construction Co, our SEVENTH successful community project since our inception in August of 2011. We Build Projects With Purpose.
Ryan McBarron – Assistant Superintendent, currently working at the Spring District II project.
Elliott Brown – Assistant Superintendent, currently closing out the DESC Estelle Supportive Housing project. …
Marie Delano – Project Manager, currently working at the Arbora Court Apartments project.
Jeromy Wood – Metals Trade Superintendent, currently working at the Sunset Court project.
Juanita McLaughlin – Assistant Superintendent, currently closing out the DESC Estelle Supportive Housing project.
Sandi Tovias – Sr. Project Manager, currently working at the Liberty Bank Building project.
Please join us in congratulating Ryan, Elliott, Marie, Jeromy, Juanita and Sandi on their latest accomplishments and wishing them much success!
Our hardworking WALSH and RDF crews are led by Greg Linnell, Nathan Connaway, Tanner Romo, BJ Graham and Wendy Kato at the helm; and trade superintendents Jeremy Winter, Ryan Mertes, Justin Nieto, Tom Koviak, Jeromy Wood and Shannon Morey.
Many thanks to Tanner for the progress photo!
Congratulations to Bob and congratulations to all of our fellow icons out there doing good works! Below is a link to the video of our President Matt Leeding accepting the award on Bob’s behalf.