WA Patriot Receives a 2018 AGC Group Retro Award

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 Superintendent Troy McLaughlin Named AGC’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year

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 Receives 2018 Safety Excellence Award from the AGC of WA

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.

Cafe Refresh Project Wins 2018 AGC Construction Excellence Award

WA Patriot was awarded a 2018 Construction Excellence award from the AGC of Washington for our work on the Café Refresh project for a private client in Seattle. This project included renovations to an occupied café to increase the size, modernize equipment, and upgrade finishes. WA Patriot’s team was led by Project Manager Zerah Florance and Superintendents Greg Gran and Mike Vose, with support from Project Engineer Kayla Fillion. Helix Design Group, Designer of Record, worked in close partnership with WA Patriot and our client to ensure this multi-phased project progressed smoothly and efficiently.

You can read more about this project award here.

WA Patriot Participates in 2018 CAPE

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 Welcomes New Project Engineer to the Team

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!

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.