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.
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 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 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.