Congratulations to ROSE Community Development and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon – APANO on the ground-breaking of The Jade Affordable Apartments designed by SERA Architects! The Jade will combine transit-oriented affordable housing and a multi-cultural community center in a walkable and accessible location for housing and community residents. O’Neill/WALSH Community Builders, LLC (OWCB) will manage the construction portion. OWCB, created in August 2011, is a formal partnership between O’Neill Construction Group, a registered MWESB firm, and Walsh Construction Co. It was a great turn-out for the event!
WALSH celebrated at the 24th annual Food for Thought luncheon benefiting tuition assistance for students of St Mary’s Academy. Food for Thought is St. Mary’s largest fundraiser in support of tuition assistance. For the 2017-18 school year, over 40% of St. Mary’s Academy families will receive over $1.8 million in tuition assistance. Raising money for tuition assistance is at the core of St. Mary’s mission to provide an outstanding, all-female, Catholic, college-preparatory education to young women of many backgrounds.
A huge THANK YOU to our generous employees on a successful Week 2 of our Annual WALSH Giving Campaign! Prizes are given out weekly to the lucky winners who have contributed to the campaign. Our Oregon and Washington teams have raised over $122,500 for local non-profits and have attained 69% participation. We are shooting for 100% participation by November 8. Let’s keep up the great work!
WALSH was grateful to have been a part of Central City Concern‘s Compassion in Action luncheon and honored to have worked with Ed Blackburn, Central City Concern’s Executive Director, who is retiring after 25 years of service. A big thank you to Ed and Central City Concern for all the good works they do in our community!
We are pleased to welcome Lee Jent to the WALSH Team! Lee joins us as the Site Specific Safety Coordinator for Grand Avenue Apartments. Lee comes to us from Iso Quip Corp and was previously a Safety Supervisor for Nooter Construction Company. Please join us in welcoming Lee to the WALSH family!
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.