So excited to break ground with ROSE Community Development and Carleton Hart Architecture PC on the Woody Guthrie Place Apartments this morning! It was exciting to share in this moment with project partners including, Prosper Portland, Portland Housing Bureau, Metro, Multnomah County Health Department, Multnomah County, Oregon, and Home Forward! This community building project is designed to LEED for Homes Gold and will provide 64 units of affordable housing in the Lents community of Portland!
Last week Walsh Quality conducted in-house training on window installations for our RDF crews and Walsh employees. Technical and hands-on training provided all with an understanding of why the design, manufacturer’s instructions, and execution of window installations is so critical to every building. Thanks to all those who helped make the day a success!
The eight mockup wall sections completed by our crews will live on! They were designed so that they could be utilized as components for future Tiny Houses. The completed Tiny House buildings will soon be moved to a community site, where they will provide safe, secure and comfortable dwellings for a homeless individual, couple or family.
More than 1,000 Hood to Coast teams began passing through Portland at around 4:30 p.m. Friday. Runners entered Portland via the Springwater Corridor Trail, crossed the Hawthorne bridge and then headed north along Northwest Front Avenue towards Seaside. In addition to runners, another 400 walking teams will join from Portland.
The 199-mile race started this morning at Timberline Lodge and ends in Seaside on Saturday.
WALSH Named to ENR’s 2017 Top 100 Green General Contractors! ENR’s top ranking of the large North American construction firm was part of a survey that ranked green contractors based on revenue from projects seeking third party green certification.
The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 was expected to attract hordes of sky-watchers to such Oregon hot spots as Madras, where there’s traditionally a good chance of clear skies in August, but we had a great time in Portland and excellent visibility!
Lake City Family Housing is Underway! We celebrated in style on Aug 15 with the official groundbreaking, but our team has been hard at work since July 6 building the foundation for this exciting project. LIHI’s Lake City Family Housing is set to become a valued community resource that combines housing and education. In addition to providing 70 affordable apartments, the six-story building will be home to a 6,600 SF preschool managed by Refugee Women’s Alliance, offering early education for up to 80 children, and featuring a colorful and playful façade designed by Runberg. The project also supports the community with an accessible, walkable location close to parks and shopping centers, a library, and community resources like Literacy Source, which offers adult education classes. …Read More
A big thank you to all of our employees – you made us Washington’s Best Workplace!
Walsh/WA is honored to win Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces 2017 Gold Award, received by our General Manager Bill Reid and cheered by all!
Walsh is Number One for Large Business on Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual list of the 80 best places to work in Washington – this is a fantastic honor that comes directly from our people! Employee survey responses created the score that put us in the top spot, out of hundreds of applicants, as one of the region’s top employers.
What a great time we had at the WALSH Community Golf Tournament! Although it was a little warm it seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves. It looks like our goal to raise $50,000 was achieved and will be split between our non-profit partners in support of their missions and good works in our community! Thank you to Central City Concern, Northwest Housing Alternatives and REACH Community Development for all you do to make lives better.
WALSH Director of Innovation Mike Steffen will join a panel on small and medium multifamily passive buildings at the Annual North American Passive House Conference! Check it out. #NAPHC2017
Pre-Conference: September 27 – 28
Core-Conference: September 29 – 30
Passive Projects Tour: October 1
Congratulations to our employees! You made us one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for 2017!
WALSH is on Puget Sound Business Journal‘s annual list of the 80 best places to work in Washington – this ranking comes directly from our people! Employee survey responses created the score that put us, out of hundreds of applicants, among the region’s top employers. Final ranking will be revealed Aug. 3 at PSBJ’s Best Workplaces event in Safeco Field! Some pictures of our people Building Community.