Mechanical Construction, Engineering & Service

Foreman Focus Friday: Mike Stedman

Posted May 25th 2018 (permalink)

For Fitting Foreman Mike Stedman, mechanical construction runs in the family! He is third-generation – both his father and grandfather were pipefitters. His brother is also in the trade and two of his family members work for Hermanson – Detailer, Gary Stedman (uncle) and Estimator, Brent Rahm (brother-in-law). Mike has spent the majority of his time recently working at Boeing Everett on the 40-56 IRC upgrade. The project calls for long shifts and lots of overtime, but Mike finds his job to be very rewarding. He enjoys the comradery of working as a team and the challenging nature of his work. Plus,... Read More


GoPro For A Day: Tina Dannewitz

Posted May 7th 2018 (permalink)

In the second installment of Hermanson’s “GoPro for a Day” series, cameras follow Sheet Metal Journeyman Tina Dannewitz through the fabrication of air duct sections in the Hermanson metal shop in Kent. Tina operates a coil line ductwork manufacturing machine, which uses large spools of galvanized sheet metal to fabricate “L” shaped duct pieces. Each “L” piece is one-half of a pair, which combined together will create a complete section of rectangular ductwork. The process starts by pulling the required flat sheet metal from a spool and feeding it into the machine. According to the settings entered by Tina, the machine will... Read More


Huge welcome to Scott Leinenwever our newest Sr Mechanical Engineer!

Posted April 30th 2018 (permalink)

Hermanson Company is pleased to announce that Scott Leinenwever, P.E. recently joined the team as Senior Mechanical Engineer. In his new role, Scott will be responsible for the oversight of mechanical design, researching, detailing, and documenting mechanical systems and equipment on Hermanson projects. Scott has been working in the mechanical construction industry for 43 years. He obtained an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Glendale College, originally thinking he’d like to be an architect, but quickly gravitated to HVAC design and engineering. “I found that the physical environment that people work is in many ways the most important aspect of successful... Read More


Foreman Focus Friday: Sam Chedester

Posted April 27th 2018 (permalink)

When Sam Chedester was 20 years old, he bought a 1949 Harley Davidson motorcycle, but quickly realized he needed a better paying job to restore it. A coworker suggested he go to work for her husband who was a sheet metal foreman. Sam worked as a material handler for a year until his foreman referred him to Jeff Hermanson and he went to work at AccuDuct to start his apprenticeship. Three years into it, he asked to be transferred to gain field experience. Sam started at Hermanson in October 1996 and he’s been with us ever since! Now as a veteran Sheet... Read More


Hermanson serves lunch at the Seattle Union Gospel Mission

Posted April 19th 2018 (permalink)

Hermanson’s Tenant Improvement Group (TIG) does a lot of work within the City of Seattle. You could throw a stone and be guaranteed to hit a Hermanson project! With the City’s recent economic boom, we have been very fortunate to grow our workforce and presence as a company along with it. Seattle is a city full of opportunity and advancement but also has a large population of less fortunate individuals. Hermanson’s core values center around earning trust, building relationships, and creating a sense of community: we pick each other up! So why not apply those same principles to the community... Read More