The Housing Oregon Annual Conference starts today — the affordable housing industry’s opportunity to recognize leadership, share best practices, and highlight current issues! They are holding the annual conference virtually again this year and rejoining partners in collaboration as part of Resilient Communities: The National Forum.
Please join us in welcoming Haki Woods Jr to the Walsh Construction Co. Team! Haki graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business and Applied Economics while also playing cornerback for the Ducks! Originally from the great city of Chicago, Haki is excited to pursue a career in construction and is currently onsite with our Mercy Housing Northwest team in Vancouver building affordable housing for the community. Please join us in welcoming Haki to WALSH!
After many years of community visioning by the Ethiopian Community of Seattle (ECS) and long-time Walsh client HumanGood, we are excited to break ground on the Ethiopian Village project in southeast Seattle! This project will provide 90 affordable senior apartments and a renovated community gathering space to ECS and HumanGood, who are co-owners of the project. Expected completion in December 2022.
Please join us in congratulating Matt Elliott on his promotion to Assistant Superintendent!
Matt graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Construction Management in 2017 and joined our team in 2018 as a Project Engineer, working on the Spring District II project. He is currently working on the Northhaven III project. Matt’s additional notable projects include Mount Baker Family Housing and Pioneer Belmont.
Read the article in IIBEC’s Interface magazine by our Walsh Quality Manager Brian Lenz to learn more about the importance of weather-resistive barriers and the steps to ensure durable and energy-efficient buildings!
The team is on the home stretch for The Mary Ann — beautiful, affordable, family housing designed by Scott | Edwards Architecture for REACH CDC. The Mary Ann is the first project to start construction with funding from the Metro regional affordable housing bond and despite the challenges of the past year with supply-chain complications, forest fires and ice-storms, the project is on schedule and on budget! What a team.
We’re excited to announce that SIX Walsh/OWCB projects have been nominated for DJC 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 the greater community.
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.