Congratulations to Matt Offe on his promotion!

We are pleased to announce that Matt Offe has been promoted into the role of Assistant Project Manager in our Seattle office. Matt originally joined our team as a Summer Intern from Central Washington University in 2015, working on the Scattered Sites and 8th Ave Apartments projects. He rejoined our team as a Project Engineer in June of 2016 after earning his Construction Management Degree from CWU. Matt transitioned into an Assistant Superintendent role in June of 2018, and is currently working on the Golden Cedars projects and Grays Harbor projects. Please join us in congratulating Matt on his efforts and continued success!

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Great Story About the Rebirth of Thornton Creek!

A great story via The Capitol Hill Times about the rebirth of Thornton Creek: After Eight Years, Chinook Salmon Return to Seattle Public Utilities Restoration Site to Spawn.

Seattle Public Utilities created the Thornton Creek Confluence project to restore the habitat of the endangered Puget Sound Chinook salmon and it’s doing just that. SPU has observed “the Chinook salmon pair travelled almost one and a half miles to select this site for spawning. That’s a vote of confidence!” WALSH completed our work at Thornton Creek in 2008 and the adjacent Thornton Place in 2009. Within the six-acre site developed for Thornton Place, the Thornton Water Quality Channel project daylighted the long-buried channel and added a park area around the restored stream. To create the channel, scope involved excavation of 75,000 cubic yards of old fill on the 2.7-acre site. Both sides of the channel are lined with mechanically stabilized earth walls. Surface swales landscaped with special soils and native plants diverted stormwater from a drainage pipe beneath the site. By slowing down the water and allowing it to soak into the soil, the swales helped remove pollution before the water reaches the creek.

We’re excited to see the great results for this unique development and grateful for the opportunity to serve the community along with team members Active Engineering, Merlino Construction, Cerna Landscape; and our WALSH team including John Gilson, John Leduc and Joe Grim – thank you for your dedication on this project that preserves the resources of our Northwest community!…/news-release-after-eigh…/…/@drainsew/documents/…/01_029734.pdf

Contact SPU to learn more about the Thornton Creek Confluence project: (206) 233-7029.

Thanks to Eugene Shibayama for capturing an iconic panorama of the Thornton Place and Thornton Creek development and Les Baker for the wonderful overhead and creek views!

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Work is progressing beautifully on the Willow Creek Crossing Affordable Apartments

Work is progressing beautifully on the Willow Creek Crossing apartments for the Housing Authority of Washington County, together with DGB Properties! The 120-unit project, designed by TVA Architects, will provide affordable, multi-family housing to serve Washington County families in need. Thank you to the WALSH team of Dean Lindstrom, Brandi Pine, Erik Holte and Jill Mathews!

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Bring on the happy! The Oregon Humane Society brought kittens and puppies to the office yesterday, and our WALSH family soaked up the snuggles!

Bring on the happy! The Oregon Humane Society brought kittens and puppies to the office yesterday, and our WALSH family soaked up the snuggles! These sweet babies are currently at the Oregon Humane Society and need their forever home.

Huge thanks to the Oregon Humane Society for all you do to keep our animals safe, not just in Oregon, but throughout the country.

Make sure to check out OHS’s Snuggle Express…/snuggle-express/

And to help this organization continue to help animals donate here

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Third Year Sponsoring Providence O’ Christmas Trees!

Walsh Construction Co. participated for the third time in the Providence O’Christmas Trees, an annual, three-day event that raises money for the ministries of Providence Senior and Community Services. Every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, designers and their elves decorate trees at The Westin Seattle, which are put on display the following Monday for the Christmas Carnival, Tuesday for the Silver Bells Luncheon, and Wednesday for the Gala Dinner & Auction. The trees are auctioned off alongside other high-end items and experiences generously donated by sponsors. $1.5 million was raised at this year’s event! The money raised by the Providence O’Christmas Trees event will help provide services such as hospice, home care, assisted living, nursing homes, skilled nursing, supportive housing, and other types of care to seniors and those in need in our community.


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Crane Going up on Wesley Homes New Gardens Senior Living in Des Moines

Thank you to Wesley Homes for sharing their video of the crane going up on their exciting senior housing project in Des Moines! We are excited to be partnering with them on their New Gardens building.
The spacious apartments of the New Gardens will feature scenic views of the Puget Sound and downtown Des Moines. For more information on this senior living community please visit their website.

Northwest Housing Alternatives’ Headquarters Building to Net Zero Certification!

We are so excited to be working with MWA Architects and Northwest Housing Alternatives on their new headquarters and affordable housing campus! Josh Kulla from the Daily Journal of Commerce took some great pictures and wrote an article about this exciting project! Northwest Housing Alternatives’ standard practice is to adhere to Earth Advantage standards for all of its new projects. The development and management of their new headquarters is actually being built to achieve net zero certification!
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Thank you so much to all the WALSH and RDF employees who participated in Movember!

Thank you so much to all the WALSH and RDF employees who participated in Movember! Sport a Mo, Save a Bro! Significant thanks to our own Wendy Kato for her dedication and commitment to such a worthy cause! And thanks to The Night Owl Bakery Seattle for the wonderful mustache cookies!

WALSH supports Movember, an annual event involving the growing of facial hair and moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

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Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center – On Time and Under Budget!

Excellent article in the Herald and News – Klamath Falls, Ore. about The Sky Lakes Collaborative Health Center, the second largest construction project ever in Klamath Falls, Oregon!

Work is wrapping up on the building’s main four-story steel structure. Watch the steel structure take shape!

The center’s construction is a partnership between Sky Lakes Medical Center, a non-profit, community-owned hospital that serves Klamath and Lake counties and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon’s only academic health center. The nearly $50m, 100,000 SF medical office and educational building will improve clinical care, provide an ideal venue for training for OHSU medical students and ultimately enhance the health of the community overall.

The four-story medical building will bring several providers together under the same roof and will also support the OHSU Campus for Rural Health. By consolidating several Sky Lakes primary care clinics, the building will bring more than three-fourths of the primary care physicians in Klamath Falls under one roof to better serve patients and foster a culture of collaboration among all health care providers.

Right now, crews are gearing up to lay out concrete for the first few floors, in addition to mechanical and electrical work inside the building. A huge thank you to our WALSH team of Beverly Culp, Chuck Moore, John Hardesty, Mark Barrows, Mike Sloop, Pete Bruns and Sara Schubert!

Thanks to the local subs and vendors:
Winema Electric, Bell Hardware, Bob’s Excavating, Modoc Contracting, Morello Construction, Henris Roofing, J.B. Steel, Patterson Plumbing, Metal Masters, S & S Sheetmetal, Straight Up Elevator, Wet-N-Wild Sprinklers & Landscaping, Bullet Rentals

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