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Nov 22, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Being courageous enough to lead and humble enough to admit mistakes is the attitude that has earned Hermanson’s Service Foreman, Jimmy Hoettel, the respect of his peers.Jimmy was introduced to the trades by an uncle who worked as a building engineer. After taking a tour of the HVAC system at a downtown Seattle high-rise, Jimmy signed up with Local 66. He began his apprenticeship in 2006 and has been involved in the service sector ever since.After being together ten years, Jimmy married his high school sweetheart, Sadie, in 2014. They have two children Tucker (2) and newborn Taryn arrived in... Read More


Nov 1, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Hermanson Fitting Foreman, Kevin Mireles, believes the most important part of his job is making sure his crew is safe and everyone makes it home safely to their families at the end of the day.After ten years in the Army and three combat deployments in Iraq, Kevin appreciates a safe working environment. He is grateful for the commitment that Hermanson makes to prepare, train and equip their workers and knows that he would be supported in stopping work if conditions were unsafe.When Kevin returned from his last deployment, a friend introduced him to the pipefitting trade. He went to the... Read More


Sep 27, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

“I have always been mechanically inclined,” recalls Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Chris Flanigan, “and early-on friends steered me toward a career in the plumbing and fitting trade. It has turned out to be great advice.” Chris works at one of Hermanson’s Oregon jobs in Beaverton and has been on the job since January 2018. Before Hermanson, Chris worked for small contractors in the Portland area and rotated between service and new commercial construction. He is a member of the Local 290 which is a sister chapter to the Seattle area’s Local 32. Married and step-dad to two teenagers, Chris and his family enjoy... Read More


Aug 30, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Vanessa Carman is not only a worthy candidate for Hermanson’s Friday Foreman Focus, but we believe she could be a serious contender for Woman of the Year.Vanesa is the Trimble/RTS foreman specializing in Trimble layout and is currently based at Google Block 25. “I think it’s amazing how far construction technology has come in such a short amount of time,” says Vanessa, “I remember being on layout crews as a new apprentice and it would take a week to complete a single floor, now using Trimble that same layout could be done in one day!”In 2003, Vanessa’s brother prompted her... Read More


Jul 26, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Kolin Kozlowski entered the trade eleven years ago at the urging of friends and has never regretted that decision.During his four years with Hermanson, Kolin has worked on a range of projects including downtown high-rise buildings, renovations, and healthcare facilities. He has specific expertise in Trimble® operations and finds the technology increases manpower efficiency and accuracy. “Before Trimble®, the task of positioning hangers involved an army of workers with tape measures,” says Kolin, ”Now technology sets the points and a tape measure does a quick check.” Kolin has spent most of his career at Hermanson working on... Read More