Aug 28, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

It has been twenty years since Van Staten first joined Hermanson as a Plumber’s Helper, but he has since worked on many complex projects as Lead Plumber and now Foreman and has become a vital part of the Hermanson team.

“I enjoy most the feeling of accomplishment from having been involved in complex mechanical system project—from design, construction, to close out,” says Van, “I am fascinated by all the tools, materials, and machinery involved in making a project come together.”

Van experienced firsthand many of Hermanson’s recent fabrication shop upgrades during the early days of the COVID crisis.  He was on the team that worked to fabricate commissioned hand washing stations for use at jobsites, healthcare facilities, office buildings, retail and manufacturing sites, and temporary quarantine shelters across the Puget Sound area and Oregon.  

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Aug 20, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Melissa Tatro Community Involvement

Responding to an increase in area gun violence, the United Black Christian Clergy started a four-week long construction skills program at Seattle Vocational Institute to provide opportunity for youth in the Central District. 

After hearing their story featured on King5, Hermanson reached out to offer guest speakers and content for the program. 

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Jul 31, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

It was an electrician’s end of life musings that led Jake Herron to start his pipefitter apprenticeship in 2002. 

“I was working as a pipelayer when my ex-father-in-law mentioned that if he had a do over, he would join the Local 32”, recalls Jake, “I didn’t even know what a pipefitter was.” 

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Jul 24, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Mechanical Construction Cost Index

Many of Hermanson’s clients – both owners and general contractors – continuously seek to understand the trends impacting Mechanical Construction Cost.

Hermanson’s Estimating team has long tracked key construction cost indicators as part of our continuous effort to provide accurate costing information. Now, every quarter, we are publishing a basic Mechanical Construction Cost Index to help our clients understand mechanical market conditions and to plan their projects.

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Jul 1, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Recently, Hermanson’s crew at the North Satellite Modernization Project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport set five large air handling units (AHUs).

Detailed planning was required to transport the AHUs across an active tarmac, set a 110-ton crane to lift the 27 sections into the side of a building, and maneuver the sections to their final destination using a winch and rollers before assembling.

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