2018 Archives

Spring District Residential is Moving Right Along

Spring District – take two! A bird’s eye on the great progress underway at the second phase of this project. The exterior of Building C is complete with scaffold down, and interiors finishing out – we’ll be completing the final details in a few weeks. Building B is starting to turn white with drywall hung on the top few floors; siding work continues outside with painting getting started. We’re finishing up the exterior sheathing and installing windows at Building A, and have begun siding work; inside, we’re busy with mechanical/electrical/plumbing at the top floors. Site concrete and exterior finishes will be starting in April, as well. We have a little bit of everything going on!

Thanks for the aerial, skypix.com!

Congrats to our Walsh, RDF and subcontractor teams on their impressive accomplishments and ongoing great work! Our
team includes: Project Managers Afton Walsh, Angella Hould and Elizabeth Rinehart; Supts. Matt Holcom, Randy Cossette, Fred Berschauer, Ryan Voight, Ryan McBarron, Mark Olson, Clay Livingston and James Weaver; Project Engineers Eric Brandon, Erin Reilly, Eric Storhaug, Adam Parga and Eric Brandon; Proj. Admin. Lee Kellogg; Marty Houston and Sharon Libby, QAQC; Labor Foremen, James Weaver & Ryan McBarron; Ryan Gidley, Hoisting; Brian Penn, Punch; Tom Speed, Skin Dr.; Elliot Brown, Misc. Scopes; and Greg Graham and Shannon Feiteira, WRB.

#thespringdistrict #walshbuildscommunity #letsbuildsomethinglasting #teamwalshconstruction

So excited to be a part of the Asian Health & Service Center in the Lents neighborhood of Portland!

So excited to be a part of the Asian Health & Service Center in the Lents neighborhood of Portland. The 28,000 SF building consists of three stories of structural steel and will contain physical and mental health care space, offices, and community and event space. The ground floor will house a commercial space to be occupied by Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic! Its second floor will contain office space and conference rooms which will be made available for community use and the top floor will feature a 6,000-SF multipurpose hall for community events as well as consulting rooms, a resource library, a commercial kitchen and an outdoor terrace with a movable storefront for all-season use.

General Contractor is O’Neill/WALSH Community Builders, LLC (OWCB). OWCB, created in August 2011, is a formal partnership between O’Neill Construction Group, a registered MWESB firm, and Walsh Construction Co. Thanks to the WALSH Team of Matt Godt, Andy Morris and Sara Schubert! Thank you to our project partners Holst, Abht Structual Engineers, MFIA Inc. Consulting Engineers, KPFF Portland.

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Compass Broadview Affordable Housing in Seattle!

Beautiful work at the Compass Broadview affordable housing project, designed by NK Architects for Compass Housing Alliance and Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Seattle! The three-story apartment building will provide 59 units for low-income individuals and families with children. Thanks to all of our people at RDF Builders and our dedicated subcontractors for their diligent efforts. Excellent work by the WALSH team of Maria Llobet, Clay Livingston, Jonathan Chase, Mark Smith, Karen Moon, Mike Bang and Brian Lenz!

#endhomelessness #walshbuildscommunity #walshaffordable #letsbuildsomethinglasting #teamwalshconstruction

Celebrating Thea Zander for Women in Construction Week! 29+ year veteran of WALSH!

We are honored to highlight some of the amazing contributions by our Women in Construction. Thea Zander started with WALSH back in 1989, and the first position she mastered was framer. Because of her grit and determination, her talent for mastering her trade and her leadership, she soon moved into the project superintendent ranks. Her experience in the field taught her how each trade interfaced and how best to approach the task at hand. She was an integral part of our teams at New Columbia, the Home Forward Scattered Sites, Standard Insurance, and many other projects. To sum up who Thea is: she is a builder! Something the industry is short of, and a distinction that sets her above the rest. We wish Thea all the best in her retirement and thank her for her 29+ years of hard work and dedication!

#womeninconstructionweek #womeninconstruction #wic #teamwalshconstruction #walshbuildscareers #letsbuildsomethinglasting

Celebrating Women in Construction Week: March 4-10, 2018

So happy to celebrate our 12th year working with ANEW! The organization, which stands for Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Employment for Women, has been empowering women to enter the construction field since 1980. WALSH sponsored a jobsite tour for several of these amazing ladies in September at our Estelle project, kicked off by RDF carpenter apprentice Erica Cunningham, a graduate of the program.

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WALSH is thrilled and honored to have been chosen #2 Best Places to Work Large Companies!

WALSH is thrilled and honored to have been chosen #2 Best Places to Work Large Companies (#1 in the Construction Industry!) at Oregon Business‘ 25th Anniversary celebration last night! Nearly 9,000 employees from over 230 companies participated in this year’s 100 Best Companies survey. We congratulate our fellow winners and nominees for their commitment to best workplace practices. CFO John Wied accepted the award with Ryan Wilde, Helen Littrell Smith, Sarah Eubanks, Craig Leonnig, Kim Krippaehne, Ben Bechdolt and BJ Lowe in attendance. Thanks to all of our employees who make us great!

#letsbuildsomethinglasting #walshbuildscareers #teamwalshconstruction #walshbuildscommunity #100best #Bestcompanies #oregonbusiness

National Wear Red Day!

Wearing RED to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives! @wearredday #goredforwomen #walshbuildcommunity #wearred #wearredday #nationalwearredday


National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids Building Contest!

We had fun volunteering at NAWIC Chapter #54 Portland, Oregon 2018 Block Kids Building Contest! A national building competition for girls and boys using interlocking plastic blocks to promote careers in construction.

There was a great turnout and a lot of fun had by both the kids and volunteers. Thank you to our own Meghan Gross Herteg and Erika O’Callaghan for sharing your passion for construction with our next generation of builders!

#nawic #blockkidsbuildingcontest #blockkids #walshbuildscommunity #constructionlife #walshbuildscareers

OWCB Breaks Ground on the Largest Affordable Housing Project in Portland!

Very excited to break ground on the largest affordable housing property developed in Multnomah County in the last 50 years! The property at Block 45 will provide homes for 240 Portland households living on low incomes. It was a great turnout for Home Forward with Ted Wheeler, Deborah Kafoury, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Portland Housing Bureau, LEVER Architecture, LRS Architects, KPFF Portland, Glumac, and so many others from the community.

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) is the general contractor on this project in partnership with Northwest Infrastructure, LLC. OWCB is a joint venture with O’Neill Construction Group and Walsh Construction Co, our SEVENTH successful community project since our inception in August of 2011. We Build Projects With Purpose.

#endhomelessness #owcb #affordablehousing #ourpeoplemakeusgreat