We are honored to receive the Patriot Award from Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition of extraordinary support of our WALSH employees serving in the Coast Guard Reserve. Huge thank you to Senior Project Manager John Gilson and Superintendent Sean Hamelin who were nominated by U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Adam Parga, PE. Thank you to our exceptional people of Walsh Construction Co. for being supportive of our employees who have served and continue to serve.
Congratulations to our own Kim Smith — a 2021 Women of Vision Honoree by the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon! Kim Smith is a passionate WALSH project manager and mentor who works to encourage the next generation of builders to join the construction industry. Kim has contributed to the success of many transformative projects across the Portland Metropolitan area and has also passed along many of the leadership and mentoring values that were shared with her.
In appreciation of their support, Senior Project Manager John Gilson and Superintendent Sean Hamelin were presented with an Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) #PatriotAward in recognition of extraordinary support of our Walsh and RDF employee serving in the Coast Guard Reserve. Gilson and Hamelin were nominated by U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Adam Parga, PE a superintendent at Walsh Construction.
Another great Hood to Coast for Team Walsh Built to Run! A lot of running and a little sleep on the nearly 200-mile relay from Timberline to Seaside.
Announcing Mercy Housing NW’s Rosa Franklin Place! The new senior living community has been named in honor of Tacoma community champion Rosa Franklin.
Rosa Lee Franklin, now 94, worked as a registered nurse for 42 years and was the first African American woman to be elected to a seat in the Washington State Senate. Her contributions include sponsoring the Washington Housing Policy Act and establishing the Governor’s Ineragency Council on Health Disparities.
WALSH is proud to have helped build a new Residential Construction program at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center, launching this fall. Their certificate in Residential Construction includes options for students who are brand new to the construction industry and for those who have construction experience but seek formal training to take their career to the next level.
It was a beautiful day on July 15 when the team celebrated the groundbreaking for Parkview Senior Living campus expansion for Terwilliger Plaza — the continuation of a vibrant community that is an independent, not-for-profit which was opened by retired teachers in 1962. Many were in attendance to celebrate the groundbreaking, including U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
For the second time this month, WALSH hosted Governor Jay Inslee at one of our projects. Friday morning, he visited our Cedar Crossing project, a 250-unit mixed project that represents a public-private partnership between Bellwether Housing, Mercy Housing NW and Sound Transit. The project will set aside housing for children with high medical needs and their families through a partnership with Seattle Children’s /Mary’s Place. It will also offer housing to veterans and their families as well as to senior veterans. A public plaza, child care center and ground-floor retail will provide services for transit riders and the broader neighborhood. The project is immediately adjacent to the Roosevelt Light Rail Station which is due to open in late 2021.