Bringing Joy to Children in the Make-A-Wish Program

WA Patriot adopted the wish of 6-year-old Avery through the Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington program where she will experience her dream vacation with a trip to Disney World. While we await the finalization of the details of her trip, WA Patriot put together a “wish enhancement” gift basket full of toys from her favorite movies and Disney characters, along with fun items she can bring on her trip. We are so pleased that Avery enjoyed her wish enhancements and we are excited for her upcoming trip to Disney World.


Safety Week

As part of our safety culture and to reaffirm our safety commitment, WA Patriot participated in Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s National Stand Down during the week of May 1 – May 5 with demonstrations, safety training, and safety stand downs. Project teams demonstrated their commitment to maintaining high safety standards and shared heartfelt stories about past safety incidents. There was involvement from apprentices, foremen and subcontractors who reminded us all how quickly a normal day can turn unsafe, and it really contributed to a great week of safety talks and meetings.

Career and Pathways Expo (C.A.P.E.)

WA Patriot once again participated in Peninsula School District’s Career and Pathways Expo (CAPE) at Harbor Ridge Middle School. CAPE is an event that engages and promotes 6th through 8th-grade females in STEM pathways. The event includes a motivational keynote speaker and an Expo with teachers showcasing Science and Math core classes, CTE electives, and club opportunities. The final portion of the day features a community outreach event with breakout workshops led by female industry leaders in non-traditional fields. This year, WA Patriot’s Zerah Florance, Kristin Bonney, Lauren Lusk, Katie Johnson and Lauren Garrett created demonstrations on what a career in construction is like by having students participate in a mock Jeopardy game and in a design-build workshop.

Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank & Community Services Has a New Home

Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank & Community Services moved into their new location at 4303 Burnham Drive in Gig Harbor. The 11,600 square foot facility provides FISH with plenty of space for  grocery shopping, a separate area for clothing and household items, space for private client meetings and ample warehouse space for food storage and other items. GHP FISH Food Bank & Community Services serves 11 zip codes across the Key Peninsula. In addition to food and clothing, they provide educational support and access to many other community resources.

Click the link below to download a video that captures the construction of the building from start to finish.

FINAL VIDEO Bldg Completion

Click the link below to watch the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony :

WA Patriot would like to thank Katherine Cummings for creating and sharing both the Ribbon Cutting and the Building Creation videos.

PCG: WA Patriot’s 2021 Subcontractor of the Year

WA Patriot is proud to name Performance Contracting Group (PCG) and its family of companies as our 2021 Subcontractor of the Year. It is their combined efforts (abatement, demo, framing, GWB and paint) that sets this team apart. We greatly appreciate the professionalism, responsiveness and solution-oriented mindset their team members bring to each project. To celebrate, WA Patriot and PCG got together for lunch and kart racing at Sykart in Tukwila, where good, competitive fun was had by all. Thank you to PCG and all of your great employees for your support project after project. We truly value the relationship we have built and look forward to our continued partnership!

Making Wishes Come True

WA Patriot has partnered with Make-A-Wish, Alaska & Washington to adopt the wish of 7-year-old SiddaLee to swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove in Florida. SiddaLee was diagnosed at 6 months old with stage 4 kidney disease. Despite having to endure hundreds of therapies, maintaining a special diet and undergoing dialysis, she remains an all-around happy, rainbow loving girl! She received a kidney in 2019 and is now able to enjoy a wide variety of foods.

WA Patriot is grateful for organizations like Make-A-Wish whose sole purpose is to serve children who are battling a critical illness. Making wishes come true can give children like SiddaLee and their families the chance to believe anything is possible!

Serving Those Who Serve Others

The WA Patriot team rallied again in support of the Tacoma Rescue Mission by helping them on December 8, 2021 with their lunch prep and service at the Main Campus on So. Tacoma Way. WA Patriot is proud to support such an amazing organization that focuses on the homeless crisis we are facing in our community and our country – and that includes Veterans. They have a Veterans Resource Center located at the Downtown Campus, which provides direct service, assistance and guidance to our community’s homeless veterans who are in need of shelter and food. TRM links them with needed services while offering support and encouragement, and has a 10-bed dorm reserved just for them that has been full since the day it opened. TRM partners with the US Veteran’s Affairs Administration to make these services available to our Veterans.

WA Patriot Supports Peace of Love Cookie Company

WA Patriot enjoyed some delicious custom cookies featuring our logo icon, compliments of Peace of Love Cookie Co. in Virginia. Its owner, Ella, is a remarkably talented and inspiring young lady who is making a difference with every cookie she sells. Her business donates 10% of the profits to SPARC, a performing arts school in Richmond, VA for children with or without disabilities. We are grateful and proud to help Ella serve her community by supporting her business. We encourage you to watch the video linked below about what Ella does and why. This girl is truly amazing, and so are her cookies!

WA Patriot Celebrates Our Partnership with Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

WA Patriot is honored to have been part of granting seven-year-old Penny’s wish to have an accessible sport court. With this wish, Penny and her twin have a chance to play wheelchair basketball—one of their favorite hobbies—together in their backyard. This is the fourth wish that WA Patriot has granted together with @MakeAWishAKWA, who has been granting local wishes for 35 years. We look forward to many more years of wish-granting with this amazing organization!


WA Patriot’s Continuing Support of the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation: Swing For A Soldier, Prayer Breakfast, Race For A Soldier, Pull For A Soldier

This year, as part of our ongoing support of the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation, WA Patriot teams participated in various foundation events to raise awareness and funding, and to come together as a community and support our veterans and first responders. We played in the Swing For A Soldier golf tournament in July, attended the Prayer Breakfast in September, participated in the Race For A Soldier event with some team members running the race and others setting up traffic control throughout the race course, and we competed in the Pull For A Soldier event in October. As a veteran-owned company with several veteran employees, WA Patriot holds the mission of the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation near and dear to our hearts.