WA Patriot Celebrates 10 Years!

To celebrate WA Patriot’s 10th year, we hosted an open house at our office in June. We were extremely happy to see so many friends, family, and colleagues show up to our event and are grateful for their support. We are looking forward to the next 10 years and hope you all continue the journey with us!

WA Patriot Participates in Pull for A Solider – Takes Second Place

WA Patriot participated in the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s 2019 Pull for a Solider trap shoot event at the Gig Harbor Sportsman Club. Scoring a 172 as a team, they got 2nd Place – bested by only one point in the event. Congrats to our team, pictured below L to R: Kari Hagen, Mikhail Balasyuk, Andrew Struthers, Steve Norgaard, and Phil Kvamme.

Each year the Foundation holds four events to allow the community to support their mission of enriching the lives of soldiers and their families by raising awareness and funding.  To Learn more about the event, the foundation and how you can support them, please visit their website at http://www.ptsdfoundation.org/.

Project Engineers visit MacDonald-Miller’s MLAB

Mechanical contractor MacDonald-Miller hosted WA Patriot’s PE/QC personnel at their Seattle office to visit their MLAB, a virtual reality room. In the lab, current technologies for construction are put on display with a collaborative space for those involved in the project to participate. WA Patriot PE/QC team members were able to walk through, move, and inspect current and future MacDonald-Miller projects, as well as a current WA Patriot project.

You can find out more about the MLAB on MacDonald-Millers’ News page of their website, in an article written by 425 Business Magazine at https://macmiller.com/425-business-magazine-mlab-feature/

VA Retsil Home Building Relocation

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.

2019 Safety Stand-Down a Success

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.

WA Patriot Volunteers Remove Trees at Tacoma Rescue Mission Sites

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.

Monthly Quality Control Meeting Brings Project Engineers to Orting

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 Celebrates Retirement of Sr. Project Manager

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!

2018 Holiday Party – Celebration of Success

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 Ameila Kaiser, and Magician Nicholas Byers to provide entertainment for the evening.

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!

WA Patriot’s 2018 Thanksgiving Food Drive

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.