O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is honored by the City of Portland for their efforts in supporting equity in the workforce.

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) was honored by the City of Portland “for their efforts in supporting equity in workforce and contracting on City, Portland Housing Bureau and PDC projects”. OWCB was among eight contractors recognized during the City Council meeting, with awards presented by Mayor Charlie Hales and the City Council.

OWCB, created in August 2011, is a formal partnership between O’Neill, Inc., a registered MWESB firm, and Walsh Construction Co. The partnership co-exists with its parent companies, builds on both companies’ strengths, facilitates opportunities to connect more deeply with MWESB firms, and provides O’Neill more exposure to processes and procedures for success on larger projects. Since its inception, OWCB has completed five projects, and has three in preconstruction.

OWCB earned the recognition for their efforts on the Beech Street Apartments/Center for Hope & Recovery project, which includes Lifeworks NW’s 36-bed Project Network and the 32-unit Home Forward Beech Street Apartments. OWCB served as general contractor on the two buildings, which were designed by Holst Architecture.