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Foreman Focus Friday: Mike Stedman

May 25th 2018

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, his overtime helped him to purchase his pride and joy – a cherry red 1965 Chevelle!

In addition to his work out at Boeing, Mike is working on a confidential data center, as well as the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center. His favorite project to-date was the Air Liquide project in Kent. This job required the use of many FDA protocols, as the project included liquids around -300 degrees. “There was a lot of x-ray and stainless steel work out at Air Liquide. We got to work with a lot of very smart people on that job. I learned a lot and found it very interesting!” he remarks.

When Mike isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Angel and his three daughters – 17-year-old Madison, 16-year-old twins, Hailee and Rilee, and their two ragdoll cats, Fat Bastard and Mini Me. They are a family of sports fans. Mike is a die-hard Mariners fan, and his daughter Madison is an accomplished soccer player. His twin daughters are also very talented in drama and sign language.

Thanks Mike!