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!
WA Patriot completed tenant improvements to the Point Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar early in September 2018. The hangar is a type of living museum that features a collection of antique airplanes, motorcycles, and cars. It will offer guided tours or free walking tours, community events, public speakers and aviation movies. The Hangar will also be available to rent for wedding receptions and other private events.
The owners of the museum hope to inspire young people to become pilots and mechanics, and their vision is that the community will come to the hangar to watch the planes fly and learn more about the history of aviation.
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 was recognized by the AGC Group Retro for being a top performer for safety and claims management. This award is given to the firms that carry the lowest possible EMR (Experience Modification Rate) and achieving the last three years without a time loss or impairment injury.
WA Patriot takes pride in our efforts to maintain a safe working environment and our employees’ commitment to safety. Awards such as this and AGC’s Safety Excellence award exemplify WA Patriot’s commitment to safety.
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 received its 4th award from the AGC of Washington for Safety Excellence at their annual Build Washington awards banquet on May 30, 2018. WA Patriot is extremely proud of all of our employees for being leaders in safety, and for helping us achieve our safety goals year after year. This award is a tribute to our team’s continued commitment to making safety a top priority.
Read more about this year’s safety award in the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce here.