WA Patriot’s 2017 Safety Award and Patriot Award Recipients

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!

Gig Harbor’s Holiday Heroes:

WA Patriot is happy to support the Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund this holiday season by donating to their worthy cause. The non-profit organization assists members of the community in need, especially youth and volunteer programs. Each year, the organization conducts a Holiday Heroes event that allows local children in need the opportunity to get to know and go shopping with Gig Harbor Police Officers. In addition, the children are provided a tour of the police department, have breakfast with the officers, and return to school in a police vehicle. This year the program expects to have at least twelve children participate, and the event will take place on Tuesday, December 12.

Click here to find out more information about the Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund.

WA Patriot’s 2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive

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.

Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation: Pull For A Soldier and Race For A Soldier

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.

For photos and additional information on these events, please visit their respective webpages www.pullforasoldier.org and www.raceforasoldier.org.

WA Patriot Completes Barker Creek Community School for Central Kitsap School District

WA Patriot was proud to work with Central Kitsap School District and Rice Fergus Miller Architects on the much anticipated Barker Creek Community School project. The school offers an alternative/community learning environment, consolidating CKSD’s alternative schools into one location. The project transformed a business center into an educational facility which involved improvements of approximately 30,000 SF of a 60,000 SF building. The new space provides classroom, workstations, and administrative space for the Central Kitsap School District.

Safety and Claims Management Excellence Award

WA Patriot is proud to have received a Safety and Claims Management Excellence award for being a Top Performer in the AGC Retro Group for 2017. We are also among a small number of firms in the “2017 Top EMRs at .60.” WA Patriot promotes a safety culture that has enabled us to keep accidents to a minimum, and manage our claims to help injured workers return to work as quickly as possible. Congrats to our safety team!

WA Patriot Proudly Supports Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament

WA Patriot was proud to support the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation’s 2017 Swing for a Soldier Golf Tournament held on July 10, 2017. The event was graciously supported by local and regional organizations and golfers who share in our passion to ensure all our returning veterans have the support they need to continue to serve outside of the military.  Combat related Post Traumatic Stress and Injuries are greatly impacting our veterans, and the foundation is partnering with proven programs to be part of the solution

For photos from the event, a list of sponsors, and to get energized for next year’s “Swing for a Soldier”, please check out www.swingforasoldier.org.

WA Patriot Receives Two AGC Build Washington Awards

WA Patriot is proud to announce that we are the recipient of two AGC Build Washington Awards for leading our projects safely and serving our clients with excellence in 2016.

We received a Construction Excellence award for our work on the 777X Systems Integration Labs for Boeing at their Plant 2 location. Click on this link to read more about our Construction Excellence award.

We also received a Safety Excellence award for successfully implementing our corporate Safety Program. Click on this link to read more about our Safety Excellence award.

A great big thank you to the AGC of Washington for honoring us with this recognition, and to all team members who contributed our successes in 2016.



Construction to Begin in May on Design-Build NRB Garage Repairs

WA Patriot and design team members Trinity ERD, Western States Fire Protection, AHBL, and BOE architects pllc, are in the final phase of design on the Design-Build NRB Parking Garage Fire Suppression System Replacement project for the Department of Enterprise Services. The NRB (Natural Resources Building) parking garage project replaces the overhead fire suppression system and the failing sealant product on surfaces that are exposed to the weather. Construction activities are scheduled to begin mid-May, with project completion by November 1, 2017.  Read more…

Behind the Fence Construction: CAPE 2017

WA Patriot participated this year in the CAPE (Career and Pathway Expo) Program, which serves approximately 250 girls in 6th – 8th grades from Peninsula School District. The program is aimed at getting middle school girls excited about and involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). WA Patriot Project Manager Zerah Florance, along with Architect Jessica Archer, walked three groups of 8-10 girls through a WA Patriot project under construction in Gig Harbor where they were able to see a concrete stem wall, concrete placement, and rebar embeds. Zerah and Jessica explained to them about all the different professionals involved in a construction project and the large number of career paths you can take and be involved in with construction. They also touched on general materials, methods, and basics of construction plans. Many thanks to Zerah and Jessica for taking their personal time to help expose these young girls to STEM!