Mechanical Construction, Engineering & Service

Congrats to our new Safety Manager, Desirée Ropel

Posted October 10th 2017 (permalink)

Hermanson is delighted to announce the promotion of Desirée Ropel to the role of Safety Manager.

In her new role, Desirée will provide leadership & expertise to assure Hermanson Company utilizes the most effective training, equipment and work methods to plan, direct, support and inspire employees in achieving a zero-incident work environment throughout the company. She will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing job site safety activities and implementing the site safety plan, working closely with Hermanson team members and subcontractors to ensure that safety performance expectations are met.

Desirée began employment with Hermanson in November of 2015 as a Field Safety Manager and has shown herself to be an excellent Safety professional who has made a solid contribution to the Safety operations at Hermanson. Prior to her employment at Hermanson, Desirée served our country in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard both the USS Higgins and the USS Bonhomme Richard. She has a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University in San Diego, and a BA in Law, Society and Justice from the University of Washington.

Safety is a key focus and a vital facet of work and life at Hermanson. We are very pleased to have Desirée provide leadership in this important function and look forward to her contribution in working to make Hermanson the safest workplace possible. Please join us in congratulating her on this promotion!

 

About Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service/Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction, and service/maintenance for HVAC, Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, tenant improvement and specialty metals work.


Hermanson employees attend South Seattle College in sustainable building science technology program

Posted October 4th 2017 (permalink)



This past May, Hermanson Company’s founder, Jerry Hermanson, was recognized for his support of South Seattle College with the dedication of the Hermanson Sustainable Building Science Technology Center at their Georgetown campus.

Today, Hermanson has two employees enrolled in the program.

“For me, my studies are an excellent continuation of my 20+ years of experience in the built environment, to understand what our clients, as building owners and managers, seek in the realities of property budgeting, and how to interweave the opportunities with established and emerging technologies in sustainability,” says Soph Davenberry, Hermanson TABB Field Engineer.

“I’ve always had a holistic interest in sustainable building practices, as well as society’s general resistance to change regarding how we construct and occupy the built environment. For building owners, HVAC is a huge part of the larger sustainability discussion, so this program is a great way for me to grow with Hermanson in achieving the sustainability results our clients want,” says Zak Adams, Hermanson CAD Drafter.

Soph and Zak are entering their senior and junior year in the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) program at South Seattle College. The SBST program prepares students to apply expertise and systems knowledge to support highly technical building operations. The SBST degree, which builds on students’ prior education and work experience, positions its graduates to launch careers where they understand building functions and finance in order to manage structures that are healthier and more durable, efficient, economical, and sustainable. More details can be found at South Seattle College’s website: http://www.southseattle.edu/programs/bas/sustainable-building-science-technology/Default.aspx 



Women of Hermanson helping enhance the community

Posted October 2nd 2017 (permalink)

This past weekend, a group of volunteers from Hermanson Company’s newly formed women’s group, Women of Hermanson (WOH), participated in NAIOP’s Community Enhancement 2017 at Farmer Frog in Woodinville.



Farmer Frog is a sustainable, educational farm in Woodinville that turns underutilized sites into environmentally sound, food-producing farms and gardens, providing a learning environment for students and families to grow food for themselves and their community.

The Hermanson volunteer group worked at Station 11 creating “mushroom logs;” drilling holes into large logs and planting mushroom plugs. Once all the mushrooms were planted, they moved on to work in the orchard, where they spent some time digging out old blackberry bushes.


In addition to volunteering, Hermanson sponsored this year’s event and donated PVC to build nine aquaponic growing stations. Farmer Frog’s long-term goal is to become a model to help other communities replicate their methodology. This project will be the catalyst to help them become a self-sufficient organization.


Hermanson HR takes on two more!

Posted August 31st 2017 (permalink)

Hermanson Company recently expanded our Human Resource Department by hiring Renee Larsen, PHR/CP as Human Resource Manager and Ariana Poltz as Human Resource Specialist.

Renee has over 20 years of experience as a human resource professional. Ariana has been a payroll and benefits administrator for a multi-faceted real estate development company that included support for several businesses under one umbrella including a large commercial construction contractor for the last eight years.



Renee is a seasoned human resources expert with experience in developing and implementing HR processes and initiatives, recruiting, and employee development. As a skilled leader, Renee will be responsible for the HR Department, with a focus in the first six months on deploying the HRIS system and recruiting. In addition to her role at Hermanson, Renee is the Treasurer for Northwest Human Resources Management Association, an affiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

As an HR Specialist, Ariana will be instrumental in helping implement a Human Resource Information System (HRIS), a solution for the data entry, data tracking, and data information needs of the human resources, payroll, management, and accounting functions within Hermanson. Her responsibilities will also include employee database maintenance, benefit administration, onboarding, and molding Sage Payroll to support HR requirements. Hermanson is pleased to find someone with Ariana’s mix of credentials and very excited to have her join our Human Resources team.

 

Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service / Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction and maintenance for HVAC / Sheet Metal & Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, and tenant improvement work.


Congratulations to Hermanson's New Partners!

Posted August 11th 2017 (permalink)

When planning the future, Hermanson Company is continually looking for creative, dedicated leaders whose skills and knowledge will help take our company to new heights. Because of their past contributions and future potential, we are thrilled to announce the addition of two new members to the Hermanson partnership team, Beth Chandler, Marketing Director and Jacob Besagno, ODS Business Development Manager.

Ms. Chandler is a 33-year veteran of the A/E/C industry and is an integral part of the Hermanson Sales, Marketing and strategic planning team. Her experience includes working with Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Developers to implement the sales process and to continuously improve written and media presentations by professional staff. In her 19 years with Hermanson Company, Beth has been responsible for supporting the conversion from a primarily Plan & Spec bid sales process to a proposal / interview-heavy negotiated Design-Build and Design-Assist process. A graduate of Eastern Washington University (English / Humanities – 1984), Ms. Chandler began her career with Integrus Architecture in Spokane before moving to Hermanson Company in 1998.

A dynamic leader, Mr. Besagno has been instrumental in helping Hermanson build its Owner Direct Solutions (ODS) by heading departmental business development activities. ODS encompasses Preventative Maintenance/Service, Energy Services, and Owner-Direct Construction, as well as the recent additions of Test & Balance and Chiller Maintenance services. Under his direction, ODS sales have grown exponentially, and the Hermanson Owner Direct Solutions division is thriving. A graduate of Seattle University (2005, Marketing), Mr. Besagno’s innate focus on team building was driven home through his time as a professional soccer player with the Seattle Sounders. (2005-2007) – a skill that he has used to great benefit with his ODS sales and operations team.

We are very excited to welcome these outstanding individuals as Hermanson partners.  

 

About Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service/Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction, and service/maintenance for HVAC, Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, tenant improvement and specialty metals work.


Brad Sharp has joined Team Hermanson!

Posted August 4th 2017 (permalink)

Hermanson Company recently hired Brad Sharp as Test & Balance Supervisor, specializing in Commissioning and TAB services. Brad and his team will focus on the needs of Hermanson’s Owner Direct Solutions (ODS) Department and “quick hit” service needs.

With an impressive resume, Brad has earned over a dozen certifications including TAB Supervisor (ITI/ANSI Certified), Commissioning Supervisor (ITI Certified), and American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Constructor, to name a few. He also has the advanced skills necessary to work in critical environments and hospital settings.

In addition to his personal certifications, Brad brings to Hermanson the following company certifications: TAB Tech & Supervisor Certification, Commissioning Tech & Supervisor Certification, Fire Life Safety Level 1 & 2 Contractor Certification, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tech & Supervisor Certification, Sound & Vibration Tech & Supervisor Certification, and Fume Hood Tech Certification.

Brad is an invaluable asset to the Hermanson team. He brings to Hermanson over 20 years of experience in the mechanical construction industry, having worked on a variety of jobs from large, complex projects to small work with quick turnaround times. He started his career in the United State Air Force, where he completed an HVAC Apprenticeship. Since then, he has completed over 1,000 projects in his time in the industry; most notably as a TAB/Cx Foreman on the Lincoln Square I, Bellevue Square, and Bellevue Place projects in Bellevue working on over 750 different mechanical systems. Outside of work, Brad is a member of the Test / Balance & Service selection board for the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) through the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #66 of Western Washington.

 

About Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service/Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction, and service/maintenance for HVAC, Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, tenant improvement and specialty metals work.


Eric van der Veen has joined the Hermanson Team!

Posted July 14th 2017 (permalink)

Hermanson Company recently welcomed Eric van der Veen to our Critical Environments Group (CEG) as an Account Executive. Eric is a natural leader who has the ability to organize and run projects so that they result in highly efficient construction and pre-construction efforts. Eric has over two decades of project management experience and acted as a managing partner for many years for one of the largest mechanical construction firms in the area before joining Hermanson. Eric has a wide range of industry experience and offers knowledge and insight that is instrumental to the success of every project he oversees. We are confident in Eric’s abilities and excited to see what his talent will bring to Hermanson’ future. Welcome to the team, Eric!

 

About Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service/Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction, and service/maintenance for HVAC, Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, tenant improvement and specialty metals work.


Welcome to Hermanson Paul Prozinski!

Posted July 11th 2017 (permalink)


Hermanson Company is pleased to announce that Paul Prozinski recently joined our team as a Senior Project Manager. Currently leading Hermanson’s ongoing work for Boeing at their Everett facilities, Paul is an experienced industry professional with a strong track record of success.

Paul has served as a successful project manager for some of the largest firms in the local construction industry over the past 27 years, leading large-scale, complex projects for both top-performing tech and industrial companies as well as government entities. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and insight that will benefit our clients. In addition to meticulously overseeing project budgets, schedules, and daily operations of major projects, Paul will utilize his expertise to ensure that our clients clearly understand the budget, processes, and procedures every step of the way and continually confirm that we are aligning with the client’s goals. Hermanson is excited to have Paul and we know that he will play a key role in Hermanson’s future success.

 

Hermanson Company

Since 1979, Hermanson Company has provided Mechanical Construction, Design-Build Engineering, and Service / Maintenance to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Service offerings include design, construction and maintenance for HVAC / Sheet Metal & Pipe and Plumbing systems including new construction, major renovation, retrofit, and tenant improvement work.
www.hermanson.com


Tony Landru awarded Subcontractor Star Award from Mortenson

Posted June 26th 2017 (permalink)

On June 19th, Kyle Paulsen of Mortenson Construction awarded Tony Landru the 2017 Subcontractor Star Award for his work at AMLI Arc.

The Mortenson Subcontractor Star Award program recognizes subcontractors and their employees for exceptional work. While working on the AMLI Arc project, Hermanson Plumbing Foreman, Tony Landru voiced his concerns, presented solutions, and encouraged all those around him. This has facilitated a positive and productive culture on the project, which is a key contributing factor to the success of this highrise.

We couldn’t be prouder of Tony and the whole AMLI Arc team!


Ken Dyckman, P.E. elected DBIA Northwest Regional President

Posted June 9th 2016 (permalink)

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Hermanson Company is pleased to announce that on June 1st Hermanson Partner Ken Dyckman, P.E. stepped into the role of DBIA Northwest Regional President, replacing retiring President, Bill Kent, of Mortenson Construction.

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an organization that “defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build.” The DBIA NW Region, consisting of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, is one of the fastest growing and most successful regions in the country with approximately 420 members. During his two-year term as Regional President, Ken will be responsible for DBIA NW’s continued growth in the region and leadership and alignment with national initiatives and programs, as well as support of regional individual chapters.

Ken plans to continue to work with other industry leaders in DBIA to further advance the use of Design-Build by public entities in our region. As the first Subcontractor President of DBIA NW, he also hopes to continue efforts to bring major subcontractors on board as key team members at the start of Design-Build projects, with the goal of integrating valuable subcontractor input into preconstruction discussions and architectural designs, avoiding redesign costs later in the project.

As a key leader in Hermanson Company, Ken continuously promotes company growth and innovation.  We are confident that he will be as successful in his role as DBIA NW President.

Congratulations Ken!


Vice Presidents Named

Posted February 18th 2016 (permalink)

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New Partnership Announcement

Posted September 15th 2015 (permalink)

Hermanson Company, a leading, full-service mechanical construction firm, based in Kent, announces the addition of five new members to the company’s Partnership and Leadership team: Dave Gough, Chris Gourley, Troy Lowery, Jason Milliren and Monty Rogers.

 

Dave Gough - Director of Service

Mr. Gough, an industry veteran, has held several operational and executive positions in the industry over the last 30 years. In 2013, he joined Hermanson as the Director of Service and since then has created a unified vision for the Service / Maintenance Department and has built a motivated team focused on quality customer experience.

Chris Gourley - Senior Account Executive, Tenant Improvement Group

Mr. Gourley, Senior Account Executive of the Tenant Improvement Group at Hermanson, has worked diligently with property managers and large building owners in the market place during the last 18 years, to establish Hermanson’s position in the Downtown Seattle Construction Market. His hard work and dedication has led to exponential growth of the department; completing tenant improvement and retrofit work for tech, retail, and higher education clients.

Troy Lowery - Construction Executive, Critical Environment Group

Mr. Lowery, Construction Executive of Hermanson’s Critical Environment Group, joined the company two years ago and has provided invaluable knowledge and expertise for healthcare, data center, and lab projects such as construction of Swedish Edmond’s Ambulatory Care Center and Telx Project Hawk. His talent and professionalism has given the department an innovative, competitive edge to help drive it towards the future.

Jason Milliren - Director of Finance

Mr. Milliren, Director of Finance, has spent the last 10 years providing financial leadership to Hermanson Company. He has built strong relationships with the company’s banking, insurance and bonding partners. His guidance allows Hermanson to continually meet and surpass its financial goals.

Monty Rogers - Manager, Special Projects Department

Mr. Rogers worked first as Hermanson’s Special Projects Department Labor Leader, and has served as the Special Projects Department Manager for the last five years. His extensive knowledge and experience working with property managers and tenants in occupied spaces, including multiple projects for Boeing and Microsoft, has helped build the department into a significant revenue driver over the last decade.

All five gentlemen have proven themselves as assets to Hermanson’s future growth and will help push the company towards its ultimate goal of delivering high quality services that exceed customer’s expectations.


Swedish / Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center Multi-Trade Modular Assemblies

Posted May 12th 2015 (permalink)

 

Through a collaborative process, the project team for the Swedish / Edmonds Ambulatory Care Center developed an innovative approach to delivering Mechanical Systems. This time lapse video takes you through the fabrication process of 17 multi-trade racks that act as the backbone for building mechanical systems. Over a quarter of Mechanical rough-in took place in Hermanson’s shop rather than on the jobsite, and, once delivered, ironworkers installed racks as the building was erected. What a great team effort!

 

Key Team Members:

 

  • Sellen Construction – General Contractor
  • NBBJ – Architect
  • CDi / Mazzetti – Mechanical Engineer
  • Hermanson Company – Mechanical Contractor
  • Modern Construction Services – PreFab MEP Coordination

 


Hermanson Company Announces New Vice Presidents

Posted January 7th 2015 (permalink)

Hermanson Company, a leading full-service mechanical contracting and maintenance company, based in Kent, announces the promotion of Knut H. Nicolaisen, P.E. and Paul Robinett to the position of Vice President.

Mr. Nicolaisen and Mr. Robinett, both principal owners in the firm, have been instrumental in leading Hermanson Company’s continued growth and carry lead responsibility for the development and management of key Hermanson business units. Mr. Nicolaisen, a registered Mechanical Engineer and graduate of the University of Washington (BS & MS), specializes in the development of commercial office, hotel, and residential structures with particular emphasis on Design-Build construction. Mr. Robinett offers specialized expertise in mechanical systems for critical environment facilities such as hospitals, labs, and data centers. Mr. Robinett is a graduate of the University of Nebraska’s Construction Management program and has wide-ranging experience in Project Management, Preconstruction, and Estimating. Both will continue to work with key clients to achieve high quality results to all project needs.


New Partner Announcement - Jason McDonald

Posted January 7th 2014 (permalink)

We are excited and proud to announce the addition of Jason M. McDonald to the company’s Partnership and leadership team.

Jason, formerly mechanical estimating leader for both WA Botting Company (Seattle) and Sun Mechanical Contracting (Tucson), has been Hermanson’s Estimating Manager since 2011 and has been responsible for leading significant improvements in project data tracking and estimating processes. He will continue to be responsible for management and improvement of estimating and project cost information services, as well as project development, cost estimating, and value engineering for select clients. In addition to his departmental management duties, Jason was instrumental in the recent completion of build-out of SDC-42 for Sabey Data Centers and Fran’s Chocolates’ new Headquarters in Georgetown.

Jason routinely manages budgets and cost estimates for over $150 million in mechanical construction a year, working directly with Engineers, Owners and Property Developers to help lead projects from initial conceptual design through project completion.


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