Seattle Business magazine honored its 100 Best Companies to Work For at an awards dinner on June 17, 2014, at The Westin Seattle. The winners, hailing from 18 cities across the state of Washington, were chosen based on extensive surveys completed by nearly 10,000 employees. Each of the 100 Best Companies to Work For was recognized at the event and awards were presented to 14 finalists in five categories. WALSH was honored to have been named #2 in the Companies Headquartered Outside Washington state category.
The Puget Sound Regional Council has honored 12th Avenue Arts, as well as five other projects and programs from around the region, with the VISION 2040 Awards.
The VISION 2040 Awards showcase the amazing work that is being done to implement VISION 2040, the region’s long-range growth, economic development and transportation strategy, the region’s vision for the future.
On May 8th, 2014, Bob Walsh, Managing Partner of Walsh Construction Co. and Thidwick Partners was named as the 2014 recipient of the Bridge Meadows Bridge Builder Award endowed by Boly:Welch.
REACH Community Development continues its affordable home-building program with the launch of its Orchards at Orenco project this month at Hillsboro’s Orenco Station.
REACH, a nonprofit with nearly 1,900 units of affordable housing, is beginning construction of the 57-unit first phase of Orchards at Orenco, a three-building complex that will eventually provide about 150 units affordable housing.]
Walsh Construction Co. was honored to work with Seattle nonprofit developer Solid Ground on the successful completion of their new housing at the Sand Point Housing Campus. On Wednesday, May 21st, community leaders and supporters gathered at Solid Ground’s Sand Point campus to dedicate their two newest buildings of 175 units of housing for formerly homeless people and to celebrate 40+ years of action, innovation, and partnership in King County.
We are pleased to announce that WALSH received the AGC 2014 Build Washington Award for Safety Excellence at the annual awards banquet last Thursday. Through training and education, WALSH continues to make commitments to its most important asset: its employees.
WALSH Quality proactively seeks out new technologies and materials to learn more about material chemistry and physical properties, expected performance, compatibilities and installation parameters. The more WALSH can understand about new and developing technologies and materials before they are integrated into specifications, the better our people can respond to, and provide, these advances to our clients and our projects.
Julie (left) and Eduardo (right) worked on the Easton Ridge Redevelopment Project in Happy Valley. Walsh Construction Co., in partnership with the Clackamas County Housing Authority and Community Solutions for Clackamas County, hired 13 low-income residents for this job training program. Participants were referred to the program and are receiving valuable on-the-job training in the construction industry that will lead to regular long-term employment. Five of the participants have already been hired in the industry full-time.
Greenbridge Master Plan, King County, Washington
“From the outset Greenbridge sought the input of its community with early design meetings conducted in six different languages to reflect its diverse residents. This inclusive process has resulted in a vibrant, art-filled neighborhood that connects its residents through play, gardening, walkable and bikable streets. This project will change lives,” said Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design.