Historic Liberty Bank Building Grand Opening!

A historic site in Seattle made history again as Liberty Bank Building kicked off its Grand Opening on Saturday! The community-led project is a partnership of Capitol Hill Housing, Africatown-Central District, Byrd Barr Place and the Black Community Impact Alliance. LBB celebrates African-American history and commemorates the legacy of Liberty Bank. Opening in 1968 as the first Black-owned PNW bank, Liberty Bank served the community for 20 years providing essential financial services in response to redlining and disinvestment. LBB is filled with and embraced by artwork inspired by the history of Central Seattle, created by a collaboration of community organizations and local artists. It includes historic pieces reclaimed from the building’s namesake and a radiant mural reaching five stories above the courtyard entrance. Liberty Bank Building has 115 affordable units and will make 2,700 sf of affordable retail space available to neighborhood small businesses. Congratulations to our construction partners Capitol Hill Housing, Mithun, and our subcontractors for their great efforts and teamwork! Local WMBE firms contributed more than 30% of the subcontracting work on the project. The WALSH team includes Sandi Tovias, Matthew Forsythe, Jason Wilson, Anthony Sherman, Karen Moon, Joe Geise and Sharon Libby; the fantastic RDF crews (layout, earthwork, concrete, WRB, metals, finishes, and labor), were led by Ryan Mertes, Jeremy Winter, Justin Nieto, Tommy Koviak, Jeromy Wood and Shannon Morey. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication on this beautiful residential building! Liberty Bank Building has 115 affordable units and will make 2,700 sf of affordable retail space available to neighborhood small businesses. Congratulations to our construction partners Capitol Hill Housing, Mithun, and our subcontractors for their great efforts and teamwork! Local WMBE firms contributed more than 30% of the subcontracting work on the project.The WALSH team includes Sandi Tovias, Matthew Forsythe, Jason Wilson, Anthony Sherman, Karen Moon, Joe Geise and Sharon Libby; the fantastic RDF crews (layout, earthwork, concrete, WRB, metals, finishes, and labor), were led by Ryan Mertes, Jeremy Winter, Justin Nieto, Tommy Koviak, Jeromy Wood and Shannon Morey. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication on this beautiful residential building! #libertybankbuilding #walshbuildscommunity #walshaffordable #letsbuildsomethinglasting #buildingvalue

Excellent Work at Golden Pines!

Work continues smoothly on this busy renovation project. The Golden Pines team completed seismic upgrades last week and siding has begun. The RDF Envelope crew has installed 95% of the windows, and continues to detail and document the liquid applied WRB installation (blue material visible in photo). Finishes are being installed in the new elevator addition on the building’s north side, including newly framed elevator lobbies and storefront entrance. A new concrete walkway at the north entrance will be poured this week. Interior unit and common area renovations are complete on Levels 3 and 4, and we are actively working on unit and common area renovations on the first half of Level 2. New aluminum decks will be delivered and installed this month. Look for big changes at the south entry in the coming weeks, with a newly framed entrance, elevator modernization, and common area improvements to resident community gathering spaces! Many thanks for the great team effort by our RDF trades: metals, WRB/envelope, earthwork, concrete, carpenters and laborers. Fantastic work by our many subcontractor partners, and the Renton Housing Authority ownership team – we love working with you! Thanks to Allan Gamet for the photo of Desirae Hobbs and Juanita McLaughlin on site! Our wonderful WALSH team working out at the Golden Cedars renovations includes Ron Ward, Greg Gagnon, BJ Kuester, Tom Spicer, Tom Anderton, Matt Offe, Barbara Fearon, Cindie Banta, and Sharon Libby. #walshbuildscommunity #walshrestore #womeninconstructionweek #walshaffordable #letsbuildsomethinglasting #buildingvalue

Hard at Work at Blackburn Medical Center

Superintendent Duane Stearns (over 19+ years with WALSH) and Assistant Superintendent Osmani Gonzalez (over 22+ years at WALSH) hard at work at the Blackburn Center project for Central City Concern. The two-story health care facility will serve 3,000 people each year with recovery and mental health services, as well as targeted primary care services. The building’s residential portion will offer: 80 transitional, single-room units for low-income individuals; 51 transitional, “respite care” units; 34 permanent studios and 10 “palliative care” units. Blackburn Building is the third of three buildings in the “Housing is Health” initiative, a pioneering commitment from local hospitals and health organizations to supportive, affordable housing. Thanks to the WALSH and RDF teams for all their hard work on this innovative health and housing project! #walshhealthcare #walshbuildscommunity #letsbuildsomethinglasting #walshaffordable #buildingvalue #walshcofamily #walshhealthandhousing

Welcome Courtney Mitchell as a Project Engineer!

WALSH Portland is excited to announce the newest addition to our #walshcofamily – Courtney Mitchell is joining us as a Project Engineer! She is coming to us from the Windy City, and has been in the construction industry for ten years. Starting as an apprentice carpenter, she diligently worked her way into the responsibilities of Project Manager for a small construction firm in Chicago. She gained a passion for construction through working side by side with her brother and the community. Courtney is looking forward to exploring Portland more with her wife and their dog as they continue to get settled in the Pacific Northwest. We are so excited they both made the move to begin their next chapter in Oregon and at WALSH. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome! #walshbuildscareers #teamwalshconstruction #letsbuildsomethinglasting #buildingvalue

Women Who Build Luncheon

Thanks to all who could attend our first Women Who Build luncheon in honor of Women in Construction week! It was so great to spend a few hours connecting and celebrating our contributions to this exciting industry and ways to encourage other women and girls to consider construction as an excellent career path. #walshcofamily #womeninconstruction #womeninconstructionweek #walshbuildscommunity #thanksnawic #nawic #nawicpdx jackattack2090 #internationalwomensday

Congratulations to Andy Morris on Superintendent of the Year Award.

Congratulations to our own Andy Morris for winning Superintendent of the Year from the Daily Journal of Commerce Newsmakers awards! We have been fortunate to have Andy carefully managing our projects, and successfully building community, for over 20 years! Over the years, Andy has worked with our non-profit partners on the beautiful historic renovations of Bronaugh Apartments with REACH Community Development and Musolf Manor with Innovative Housing, Inc., providing affordable housing for our Portland community. He also worked with Central City Concern on their Old Town Recovery Center, a state licensed outpatient mental health and addiction treatment program for adults that works with people with mental illness to experience full recovery and healing, to get their lives back. He recently finished the Asian Health and Service Center for Asian Health Services, which features clinic space, administrative headquarters and multipurpose community rooms. We want to thank Andy for his years of service building community and congratulate him on his much deserved award! #walshbuildscareers #walshbuildscommunity #letsbuildsomethinglasting #buildingvalue #soy #superintendentoftheyear #djcnewsmakers

Mercy Housing Northwest’s Mt. Baker Family Housing!

Thanks to GeoEngineers for this aerial view of Mercy Housing Northwest’s Mt. Baker Family Housing! The 8-story mixed-use project will include 95 residential units and a 8,200 SF family resource and education center Around 50 percent of the units in the development will be allocated to families with a history of homelessness. Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty and housing insecurity by building affordable housing. It has been great working with Runberg Architecture Group and so many of our trade partners! Thanks to the WALSH team Nathan Connaway, BJ Graham, Alex Kilcup, Dennis Maples, Susan Hori, Joe Geise, Matt Elliott, Savanna Anderson and Brian Lenz! #walshbuildscommunity #letsbuildsomethinglasting #walshaffordable #endhomelessness #walshcofamily

Please join us in welcoming Laura Voss

WALSH Portland is proud to announce the newest addition to our team – Laura Voss is joining us as a Project Engineer! Most recently, Laura worked for Our 42nd Avenue, as a Land and Development Manager. She is eager to get in and learn about building from the ground up, and she is excited be “hands on” as she learns. Laura is grateful to be working with an organization like WALSH for many reasons, and we are grateful that she is joining us! Please join us in giving her a warm welcome! #teamwalshconstruction #walshcofamily #letsbuildsomethinglasting #walshbuildscareers

Willamette View North Pointe Homes Senior Campus project!

Beautiful work and snowy sights out at our Willamette View North Pointe Homes project! Quality work is moving along smoothly on these 47 new apartment-style, planet-friendly residences on the Willamette View senior-thriving campus, a 27-acre park-like setting that overlooks the Willamette River. HUGE thanks to Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. and our WALSH project team of Brian Johnson, Mike Steffen, Jeff Copus, Linda Woolery, Lyle Rinearson, Sam Sullivan, Justin Anderson and Charlie Booth! For more information on availability for this wonderful community opportunity please see the link below. https://www.willametteview.org/find-you…/north-pointe-homes/ #walshbuildscommunity #seniorthriving #willametteview #northpointehomes #letsbuildsomethinglasting

Congratulations to Eric Brandon on His Promotion!

We are pleased to announce that Eric Brandon has been promoted into the role of Superintendent. Eric originally joined our team as a Summer Intern from Washington State University in 2013, working on the 12th Ave Arts project. He rejoined our team as a Project Engineer in 2014, working on the Spring District I project. In early 2018, Eric moved into an Assistant Superintendent role, and is currently wrapping up the Spring District II project. Please join us in congratulating Eric on this latest accomplishment and wishing him future success! #walshbuildscareers #teamwalshconstruction #walshcofamily #letsbuildingsomethinglasting #walshbuildsvalues #buildingvalue