2017 Archives

Eclipse Watching at WALSH !

The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 was expected to attract hordes of sky-watchers to such Oregon hot spots as Madras, where there’s traditionally a good chance of clear skies in August, but we had a great time in Portland and excellent visibility!

Lake City Family Housing is Underway!

Lake City Family Housing is Underway! We celebrated in style on Aug 15 with the official groundbreaking, but our team has been hard at work since July 6 building the foundation for this exciting project. LIHI’s Lake City Family Housing is set to become a valued community resource that combines housing and education. In addition to providing 70 affordable apartments, the six-story building will be home to a 6,600 SF preschool managed by Refugee Women’s Alliance, offering early education for up to 80 children, and featuring a colorful and playful façade designed by Runberg. The project also supports the community with an accessible, walkable location close to parks and shopping centers, a library, and community resources like Literacy Source, which offers adult education classes. …Read More

WALSH is Number One for Washington’s Best Workplace Large Business!

A big thank you to all of our employees – you made us Washington’s Best Workplace!

Walsh/WA is honored to win Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces 2017 Gold Award, received by our General Manager Bill Reid and cheered by all!

Walsh is Number One for Large Business on Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual list of the 80 best places to work in Washington – this is a fantastic honor that comes directly from our people! Employee survey responses created the score that put us in the top spot, out of hundreds of applicants, as one of the region’s top employers.

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Success at the 4th Bi-Annual WALSH Community Golf Tournament for our Non-Profit Partners

What a great time we had at the WALSH Community Golf Tournament! Although it was a little warm it seemed like everyone was enjoying themselves. It looks like our goal to raise $50,000 was achieved and will be split between our non-profit partners in support of their missions and good works in our community! Thank you to Central City Concern, Northwest Housing Alternatives and REACH Community Development for all you do to make lives better.

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WALSH Best Workplaces in Washington!

Congratulations to our employees! You made us one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for 2017!

WALSH is on Puget Sound Business Journal‘s annual list of the 80 best places to work in Washington – this ranking comes directly from our people! Employee survey responses created the score that put us, out of hundreds of applicants, among the region’s top employers. Final ranking will be revealed Aug. 3 at PSBJ’s Best Workplaces event in Safeco Field! Some pictures of our people Building Community.

#teamwalsh #walshbuildscommunity #bestworkplaces #walshwashington

Cross Laminated Timber at WALSH

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to have an impact! Two WALSH jobs, Framework and the new CLT Classrooms in five Washington School Districts, are highlighted in the Forterra NW Quarterly Newsletter provided in the link below. Take a closer look at these two compelling projects! Link to the articles.

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WALSH Quality Manager Presenting at Innotech Innovation Conference

On September 21st, our own Brian Lenz, Quality Manager Seattle, will be presenting a seminar entitled ‘Designing & Constructing an Airtight Building’ where he’ll be discussing how WALSH ensures our multi-family projects are highly energy efficient – both on paper and on site.

Learn more about Brian and register to attend the conference here: https://goo.gl/NKA68f

#airtight #design #construction #walshquality #aibc

Framework Receives Building Permit, First CLT High Rise in the US!

“It’s a first for the United States: the State of Oregon and City of Portland have granted a building permit for the first Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) high rise over 85 feet. The building is called Framework, an under development 12-story (148 feet tall), 90,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon designed by LEVER Architecture (for project and Home Forward) that will make use of a wood core structure”


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28 year veteran of WALSH, Ryan Wilde is our new VP/General Manager in Oregon and Mike Steffen made Director of Innovation

Walsh Construction Co. has named Ryan Wilde as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Oregon operation.  Ryan has 28 years of experience in building and construction management, all gained while working at WALSH. In recent years, Ryan has led some of the company’s largest and most complex projects in the higher education and multifamily housing sectors.

After serving as WALSH Oregon General Manager for 9 years, Mike Steffen will undertake a new role in the company as Director of Innovation.  Mike will focus on expanding the company’s push into emerging innovative processes and technologies, while providing strategic project leadership.