WA Patriot sent a crew out to the VA Retsil Home in Port Orchard to relocate a small building to a separate part of the campus to better suit the needs of our local veteran facility. Work included the demolition of a wood building and deconstruction and reassembly of a metal structure. WA Patriot is proud to support local organizations, such as the VA Retsil Home, that do so much for our veterans.
As we wrap up another Safety Stand-Down Week, WA Patriot would like to thank all of our project teams for making it a great success!
WA Patriot project teams conducted Safety Stand-Downs at our jobsites last week in conjunction with OSHA’s Annual National Safety Stand-Down week. Each morning, our crews took extra time for a site-specific safety talk about fall hazards and fall protection. WA Patriot’s Leadership and Safety Committee Members participated by going to each project site and sharing in the conversations on the importance of safety.
Crew members contributed by sharing their perspectives on what makes a safe jobsite, as well as stories and experiences that now fuel their passion and commitment to improve WA Patriot’s safety culture. At the end of the week, we held a raffle to award individuals with Gift Cards for their contributions in these discussions, and all sites hosted Safety Lunches for their project team members.
WA Patriot is committed to our goal of ensuring that EVERYONE GOES HOME SAFE.
In keeping with the spirit of Park’s Appreciation Day and Earth Day 2019, WA Patriot volunteers contributed their time on Saturday, April 27 to remove approximately 225 damaged trees from the Tacoma Rescue Mission Main Campus and the Tyler Street Family Campus locations. The crew arrived bright and early for a 7AM start and were able to complete the mission by 1:30PM.
WA Patriot owes a huge thank-you to our employees for helping to coordinate and perform the work, as well as our generous partners Aaberg Tool & Equipment Rentals who provided chainsaw rentals, and Benchmark Recycling who dropped off and picked up 40-yard waste containers for each site.
WA Patriot is proud to support the Tacoma Rescue Mission and their continued efforts to provide much-needed service to the community.
In conjunction with WA Patriot’s monthly Quality Control training, our PEs / QCs went out to a current design-build project we are performing in Orting where they reviewed weatherproofing, mockups, and the Building Envelope QC checklist. WA Patriot holds these QC training events on a regular basis to ensure that our standard QC processes and tools are used and shared among all of our Project Engineers. WA Patriot is passionate about educating our future leaders as they continue to grow and learn with each new project opportunity.
WA Patriot celebrated the retirement of one of our most experienced Project Managers, Mark Zygmontowicz, in January. Mark’s professional journey started with Wade Perrow Construction in 1991, and eventually led him to become an integral member of the WA Patriot team. He is an invaluable team member whose dedication and commitment to getting the job done was recognized by everyone he worked with. Although his retirement is our loss, it is well deserved.
Thank you, Mark, for your many years of service and friendship. Cheers to your retirement!
The WA Patriot team celebrated another successful year on Saturday, December 8th at our annual Holiday Dinner Party, which was held at the Alma Mater Tacoma venue. Alma Mater is an artist-focused venue, so we incorporated an artist theme with live painters Lucien Vedego and
Evening festivities included recognizing this year’s PATRIOT Award winner, Mikhail Balasyuk, who was nominated by his peers for his dedication, reliability, and passion. We also recognized our craft personnel for their safety successes.
A big THANK YOU to an amazing team for all your contributions throughout the year.
Cheers to 2019!
Staying true to our core value of serving our community, WA Patriot held an annual holiday food drive and donated cash and grocery items in support of the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank. WA Patriot is grateful to all who contributed and who share our passion for helping local families in need in the community where we live and work.
To learn more about the GHP FISH Food Bank and the services they provide, visit their website www.ghpfish.com.
WA Patriot is pleased to announce the addition of two new Project Engineers: Katie Johnson and Amanda KingTalik. They are currently supporting projects for Zerah Florance (Tool Gage, Alaska Airlines), Neil Shaw (Boeing Auburn projects), and Kayla Fillion (Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Veterans Memorial Plaza and Park.) We are happy to have these two new team members on board, and look forward to their growth with our company!
WA Patriot is very pleased to announce that Kayla Fillion has moved into a new position as Project Manager. Kayla has been with WA Patriot since 2015 after graduating from WSU. To ease into her new role, she will be managing smaller projects and taking a share of responsibilities from Project Managers on other projects.
WA Patriot’s Superintendents and Shareholders took to the open ocean for a weekend of fishing off the coast of Sitka, Alaska in August. Not only did they enjoy the camaraderie and team building, but they also succeeded in catching a lot of delicious salmon and halibut that they brought back to share with the rest of us.
For more pictures visit WA Patriot’s Instagram Page.