Thanks to the 174 Industry Partners Who Joined our Quality Department Webinar!

Thanks to all who joined us in conversation at our December 9 webinar, MEETING & EXCEEDING AIRTIGHTNESS REQUIREMENTS. The panelists discussed lessons learned through executing and air testing buildings and what common processes, locations, and details have the most effect on whole building airtightness of multifamily and mid-rise buildings.


  • Link to the presentation file for download.
The panelists also shared tools that have proven to be effective with meeting and exceeding airtightness goals on recent projects. Thank you to our panelists!

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Congratulations Afton Walsh on PBJ 40 Under 40 Award!

Please join us in congratulating Afton Walsh as a recipient for the Portland Business Journal 40 UNDER 40 award!

Each year the PBJ receives nearly 300 nominations for their Forty Under 40 program and each application is thoroughly reviewed. Forty of the region’s most influential professionals are selected to represent our region. These are game-changers, move-makers and forces of the future. To make this list is a high accomplishment and we are excited to celebrate Afton and her commitment to all in our community.

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Thank You For 15 Years of Service!

We want to celebrate our dedicated #walshcofamily for their FIFTEEN YEARS of service. Each one of these individuals exemplifies WALSH’s commitment to community, exceptional service, innovation, quality and safety.

Thank you to Aaron Elliott, Andy Morris, BJ Graham, Elizabeth Rinehart and Nathan Connaway for your unwavering dedication as we continue to build community throughout the Northwest!

#thankyou #teamwork #wearebuilders
#walshbuildscareers #letsbuildsomethinglasting
#walshbuildscommunity #northwestoriginalwalsh

WALSH & RDF Builders Tiny Homes for Low Income Housing Institute

We are excited to celebrate the commitment of Walsh and RDF Builders to BUILD COMMUNITY in our ongoing partnership with Low Income Housing Institute
Tiny Home Village program. We stand with LIHI as they continue to tackle the challenge of housing the homeless safely during the COVID-19 crisis. WALSH will continue to support these builds throughout 2021 through the on-going donations of expertise and materials from our job sites. We are thrilled to see these Tiny Houses pictured in production as the team prepares them to be sent off to a new village in Skyway, WA!

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Hobson Place Team Wins Most Inclusive Jobsite Award from ANEW

Congratulations to our DESC Hobson Place North and South team for being awarded the Most Inclusive Jobsite Award at ANEW’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! ⁠This award recognizes WALSH’s commitment to supporting equity and representation at all levels of project management as well as the diversity of our trade partners, ownership and design team. We are thrilled to be a part of a diverse team working together for DESC to provide much-needed housing and supportive services to the most vulnerable our community.

#multifamilyhousing #walshbuilds #letsbuildsomethinglasting #walshbuildscommunity #seattlehousing #affordablehousing

Six WALSH / OWCB Projects Win DJC Top Projects

We are thrilled to share that six of our projects have been recognized by the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon TopProjects Awards!

Huge thanks to our WALSH and OWCB teams for their exceptional efforts on these community building projects! And a profound thanks to our project partners and the mission-driven organizations who spearhead these much-needed projects in support of stable, affordable, health and housing opportunities for all.

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Congratulations for Five Years at WALSH. Thank you!

We want to celebrate and thank our dedicated and hard working #walshcofamily for their five years of service! We thank each and every one of you for being such a valuable member of our team in support of building community. Thank you to Brian Layman, Drew Anderson, Erik Wahrgren P.E., Jake LaManna, Kim Smith, Mario Hernandez, Nolan Knox, Patrick Dengsot, Renee Moore, Roger Williams and Steffen Schulz! Congratulations and thank you all for your above-and-beyond work this year!

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PAE Living Building Moving Forward Beautifully !

Gorgeous mass timber beautifully executed on the PAE Living Building —on course to be the first, and the largest, privately developed office building to be fully certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge sustainability program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI)! Designed by ZGF Architects, the rectilinear hybrid structure consists of a shear wall concrete core to resist lateral loads and a mass timber frame for gravity loads. The frame is made of Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, which ensures sustainable timber growing and harvesting practices. The 58,000 SF building started construction on April 1 in Portland’s Old Town historic district. When it opens in Fall of 2021, the five-story PAE Living Building, named after its prime tenant, will also be one of very few developer buildings designed to survive a magnitude-7.5 quake with barely a scratch! Congratulations to the team of PAE, Gerding Edlen, ZGF Architects and DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. Huge thanks to the WALSH team of Ed Sloop, Kent Usher, Kyle Heckaman, Adam Klauba, Linda Woolery, Sam Sullivan and Sean Geddes on the diligent and thorough work for this innovative project!

WALSH Commits to Safe From Hate Pledge

“Now more than ever, our industry needs to understand how damaging and dangerous a hostile culture is and that we can do better,” said Afton Walsh of Walsh Construction. “A diverse and inclusive workforce starts with a job site where everyone feels safe. WALSH is fully committed to the Safe from Hate Jobsite Culture initiative. We will work with our industry peers to implement real change across the region.” Thank you to our industry partners who share in this commitment and have signed the pledge! And thank you to the Portland Tribune for highlighting this necessary work. Additional information in the article below.