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.
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Dave Seals, master carpenter, officially retired this summer after 41 years as Union Carpenter where he put in over 77,000 hours of high-quality work. Dave was one of WA Patriot’s most trusted finish carpenters and his body of work speaks to that. Thank you, Dave, for a great career and for the years spent being part of the WA Patriot family! We wish you the best!
Brews, Food, and Fun! The WA Patriot team gathered to celebrate each other and a successful year at our annual summer party on Saturday, August 11th. In addition to the delicious burgers provided by the award-winning STACKS Food truck, one of the highlights of this year’s party was a 16-team, double-elimination Corn Hole Tournament. Congratulations Troy and Nikki McLaughlin—2018 Corn Hole Champs! Although the weather tried to dampen our spirits, we rallied through some downpours and managed to have a great time, thanks to the hospitability of Mickey and Steph!
WA Patriot had a great time at the Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament held on July 9, 2018 at Canterwood Golf Club. The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation hosts this annual event, which is supported by organizations and individuals who not only want to enjoy a day on the links, but who also have a passion for bringing awareness and hope to our military members, veterans and their families who deal with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma. For photos from the event, a list of sponsors, and to get ready for next year’s “Swing for a Soldier”, please check out www.swingforasoldier.org
WA Patriot is extremely proud to announce that Troy McLaughlin was named the AGC of Washington’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year. As WA Patriot’s General Superintendent, Troy has been an inspirational building block for our teams, our company’s success, and client satisfaction. His has the innate ability to lead and motivate those around him, and we couldn’t be more proud of Troy’s well-deserved recognition!
You can read more about Troy’s award here.
WA Patriot Project Manager, Zerah Florance and Project Engineer, Kayla Fillion, participated in this year’s Career and Pathways Expo (CAPE) at Harbor Ridge Middle School in Gig Harbor. CAPE is an event that seeks to engage and promote 6th through 8th grade girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) pathways.
They played a communications game where each girl was given a role in the building process — owner, architect, engineer, subcontractor, etc. The owner got to see a ‘vision’ of what they wanted to build — a pre-assembled Lego model — and had to describe what they wanted to the designers who passed that info on to the builders who built their own version with another set of Legos. They focused on all the different professions involved in construction and the importance of communications in the design and construction process.
Zerah and Kayla took time out of their Saturday to share their passion with the young ladies in attendance. We are grateful for their service to our community of future leaders.
WA Patriot is pleased to announce the addition of Project Engineer Igor Sicotorschi. Igor started as an intern at WA Patriot and has accepted a full time position with. Igor has been supporting Boeing projects in Seattle, and will continue on a part time basis until he graduates from the University of Washington this spring.
Welcome, Igor! We’re happy to have you on our team!
The WA Patriot team celebrated another successful year by hosting a Holiday Dinner Party at the Tacoma Art Museum on Saturday, December 9. The night’s festivities included the announcement of the 2017 PATRIOT Award winners Frank Cross and Alex Powell. These two team members were nominated for displaying great leadership qualities and for their ability to earn the trust and respect from their project teams. We also announced Safety Award winners, which included all craft personnel who remained accident-free all year.
Congratulations to our PATRIOT and SAFETY award winners, and thanks to all for making 2017 another great year!