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!
WA Patriot’s 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive was a great success! WA Patriot and our employees donated $1500 in cash and over 1,000 pounds of food and grocery items to the Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. To find out more about GHP FISH and the services that they provide visit their website www.ghpfish.com. WA Patriot is thankful for all who contributed to helping feed the community in which we live and work.
WA Patriot employees participated in two Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation events in September: The Race For A Soldier 5k and Half Marathon and the Pull For A Soldier annual events.
Mac Stanton, Mikhail Balasyuk, Jeff Elseth and Larry Oathout were excited to show off their skills at the 2nd Annual Pull For A Soldier trap shoot tournament, which was hosted on September 8, 2017 at the Gig Harbor Sportsmen’s Club.
Kyle Sturrock, Mac Stanton, Mickey Traugutt, Kari Beck, Kayla Fillion and Zerah Florance all ran in either the Race For A Soldier 5K or the Half Marathon that took place September 24, 2017 in Gig Harbor. We would like to congratulate those team members and their families who ran in the marathons, and we thank the WA Patriot volunteers who organized cone and signage placement along the race route.
WA Patriot had a great time celebrating another successful year and the holiday season at Cheney Stadium. We would like to congratulate Kayla Fillion and Joe KingTalik for being this year’s PATRIOT Award winners. Kayla was nominated by the team for always having a positive attitude and doing what it takes to get the job done while keeping the team motivated. Joe was recognized by his peers for taking 100% accountability for job site actions at all times and for always doing what it takes to get the job done. We would also like to congratulate all of our Safety Award recipients for working safely all year long without an accident or injury.
WA Patriot is pleased to announce the addition of Superintendent Larry Oathout to our team. Larry brings over 35 years of construction experience, with the last 18 years as a superintendent. He has extensive experience with structural steel, concrete tilt panels, post tension decks with wood frames, and structural CMU.
Larry will be joining the Boeing 777x project team in Seattle.