2022 Archives

Building Community with our WALSH Cranes!

You might have seen our green letters flying high in several places around the city of Portland, Oregon. As experts in high-rise construction, we own and operate our own cranes. Currently, three of those cranes are at the following projects in downtown Portland:

– Parkview at Terwilliger Plaza, an 11-story, 370,000 SF high rise building set to hold 127 independent living apartments

– Waterleaf, a six-story affordable housing project in RiverPlace waterfront for Bridge Housing

– Holden of Pearl, a 16-story senior living tower in the Pearl District

You can learn more about these projects on our website. Kudos to the fabulous drone skills of Goodwick Creative Services!


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Celebrating our Women In Construction!

Celebrating our Women In Construction! We want to raise awareness about the incredible and rewarding career opportunities available in our industry and share the important influence and contributions of women in all levels of construction.

Capturing a moment of hard work on our Parkview project for Terwilliger Plaza. We celebrate the women in our workforce and their success in the construction industry!

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Our Teams Win the AGC ROSE Award for Safety!

We are honored to announce that we are the recipient of the AGC ROSE Award for Safety! We are incredibly proud of our safety program and all the dedicated employees at WALSH, and our self-performed crews at RDF Builders, that keep themselves and their teammates safe on and off the jobsite.

The OREGON-COLUMBIA CHAPTER OF THE AGC OF AMERICA, INC Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE) Award recognizes chapter leaders in safety excellence and is presented to contractors who demonstrate a cultural commitment to safety, have innovative safety programs and have achieved zero work site fatalities and work site hazard identification and control. The top safety programs also feature active employee participation, safety training, and work site hazard identification and control.

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An Incredible Team Effort at OMSI’s Camp Hancock

An incredible team effort at OMSI‘s Camp Hancock campus improvements with our WALSH teams, self-perform RDF BUILDERS CO and Dangermond Keane Architecture ! Located within the world-famous fossil beds of John Day National Monument and the juniper sage grasslands and desert valleys of Central Oregon, Hancock Field Station hosts OMSI’s overnight summer camps and outdoor education programs. The project included full demolition of the existing structure in order to expand the capacity of the facility to meet OMSI current and future needs. The 1745 SF bathhouse will serve the staff and visitors of the camp efficiently and improve the ADA access to allow more people to enjoy Camp Hancock in the years to come.

Thanks to our WALSH team of Bennett Barnwell, Natali Kotova, Spencer Daily and Caitlin Kelley for their teamwork and true dedication to create quality!

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Brandon Fassiotto Promoted to Project Manager!

Please join us in congratulating Brandon Fassiotto on his promotion to Project Manager!

Brandon started his career with WALSH as an intern and upon graduation in 2012 he joined us a Project Engineer. He was promoted to the Assistant Superintendent role in January of 2015, and in November of the same year, the Superintendent role. As a Superintendent, he has worked on Meriwether Place, Redd East, NHA Hermiston, and most recently, Tenny Creek Assisted Living for Vancouver Housing Authority. His new role as Project Manager has him training with Portland’s estimating team.

Please join us in congratulating Brandon on his growth and continued successes!

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Remembering Tom Walsh, a great visionary and WALSH co-founder

By Bob Walsh, Chairman of the board and beloved brother to Tom

In 1961, two young brothers, Tom and Bob Walsh, had an idea for a business. They were students with limited funds, with a shoebox serving as their filing cabinet and a Chevy van as their transportation. They had no idea what was in store for them and the lives they would touch. Tom was the calm and collected leader that kept a keen eye on his vision to improve the lives of others. The legacy he leaves behind is extraordinary. …Read More

John Hardesty Promoted to Superintendent!

Please join us in congratulating John Hardesty on his promotion to Superintendent!

John started with us as a carpenter in May of 2007. During his time as a carpenter, he worked on projects like Musolf Manor, Berglund Hall at Pacific University, Orenco Station, Chaucer Court and our work at The Standard. He transitioned into an Onsite Quality Manager at our Old Town Recovery Center project for Central City Concern and was promoted into the Assistant Superintendent role in July of 2017.  Currently, he is onsite at our Riverplace Parcel 3 for Bridge Housing – 187,448 SF, 178-unit high-quality affordable homes for seniors and families at a variety of income levels.

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Reaching Higher for Higher Education

Did you know our WALSH teams have been building on university campuses since the 1970s? Our first project was for Washington State University in 1975, followed closely by a family housing project for University of Washington in 1980. From there, we have built up (pun intended) a solid portfolio of Higher Education work in the Pacific Northwest, completing projects for Portland State University, Portland Community College, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and even a renovation of the iconic Kibbie Dome for Idaho State University. We know how to build spaces in which students can unlock their full learning potential. …Read More

W.M. Keck Science Center for Linfield University

Construction is progressing beautifully on the Linfield University Campus for the W.M. Keck Science Center to create a state-of-the-art center impacting all Linfield science departments. Designed by SRG Partnership, this project is critical to Linfield’s distinctive science education, fostering new levels of student engagement and empowering cross-disciplinary, research-oriented STEM programs!

The new W.M. Keck Science Center will create a comprehensive “complex” of science spaces that is truly interdisciplinary and promotes collaboration between academic disciplines, as well as between faculty and students. Many thanks to the SRG team and the WALSH team of Aaron ElliottRichard StephensenNolan Knox and Sara Schubert for their diligent efforts managing the work.

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