The Who's Who Seattle Article Archive

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Giving Customers a Lift
Spring/Summer 2020

When John Crivello started his career, he was “just a regular old parts guy.” In 1967, he was a young man working at a Seattle-based dealership called Hyster, which specialized in forklifts and material-handling equipment.

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Concrete Results for Clients
Spring/Summer 2020

Team Nelson Earthwork, Utilities & Concrete (Team Nelson) literally moves the earth to get the job done. Digging in the dirt has been a booming business for this company since its inception in 1996 by Owner Don Nelson. Located northeast of Seattle…

Building for Wolves
Spring/Summer 2020

RealCraft Founder and Owner Don Rees of Gig Harbor, Washington, began his career as a timber framer and custom homebuilder, putting a special touch on each of his homes: a signature real-wood door. When that special touch evolved into carriage…

Local Roots, Regional Reach
Spring/Summer 2020

“We are best at problem-solving,” says Dave Sharp, Vice President of Display Manufacturing, LLC in Marysville, Washington. “We like figuring out how to make a product that stands out, is high quality and stands the test of time.”

Collaborating for Success
Spring/Summer 2020

When it comes to providing quality services, The BJC Group, Inc. (BJC Group) encourages employees to shoot for the moon. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re sweeping the floor or doing something in a rocket silo, you do it to your best ability,”…

A Focused Thread Runs Through It
Spring/Summer 2020

Janice Benner grew up visiting her grandparents’ farm in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her grandfather was a potato farmer, and Benner spent summers with him in the fields digging dirt with his tractor. “I don’t know how to explain the passion…

A Clear Reflection on Quality
Spring/Summer 2020

From custom homes and commercial towers to multiple city block storefront projects, USI Courtesy Glass has created a niche in custom glass solutions. The company, a division of TopBuild Corp., maintains a team of about 75 glass experts to serve…

A Price, Value & Service Delivery Model
Spring/Summer 2020

Eric Cavanaugh fondly recounts the story—which happens to also be his family’s history—of the James Company’s (James Co.’s) creation and evolution. “My dad (James Cavanaugh) started his career in the construction industry in the late 1960s in…

The Art of Recycling the Unrecyclable
Fall/Winter 2019

DTG Recycle (DTG) is on a mission: to achieve zero landfill for its clients, today and every day. The company recycles construction and demolition debris and industrial and manufacturing waste for customers in the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan…

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Exacting Standards
Fall/Winter 2019

After starting Exact Electric LLC as a one-man operation in 2008, Zach Euse’s firm has grown to more than 40 employees and routinely works on million-dollar projects throughout Seattle and the surrounding region. “For over a decade we have…

Community Builders in Seattle
Fall/Winter 2019

Coast Salish Constructors (Coast Salish) is a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) certified and Native American-owned Small Business general and electrical contractor serving commercial and residential projects through Washington state.…

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A True Family Company
Fall/Winter 2019

Pacific Concrete Construction, Inc. (PCCI) was founded in 1978 by Carl Corbaley. Based in Bonney Lake, Washington, the firm serves the greater Puget Sound area with a wide range of concrete construction services for both the public and private…

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An Eye For Detail
Fall/Winter 2019

When it comes to construction, no one likes surprises. “Unforeseen risks—like a delayed permit or an environmental or site accessibility issue—can financially impact a project with schedule delays and change orders. Kirtley-Cole Associates LLC…

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Flying High
Spring/Summer 2019

For more than 160 years, individuals worldwide have honed their skills in the art of aerial imagery. Dan Bigelow has been part of this creative collective for the last 15 years as the current owner-operator of SkyShots Aerial Photography (SkyShots),…

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Dream Big. Work Hard.
Spring/Summer 2019

Burk Mechanical (Burk) is a commercial plumbing contractor built on extensive knowledge and experience. “We start jobs on time. We work hard to build our customers’ businesses and dreams. And we help them bring their vision to life,” explains…

Sign of the Times
Spring/Summer 2019

We see them every day; they tell us where we’re going and where we are. Though we rely on signs, most of us don’t think much about who created them or put them up for us. Brian Stoddard, President of Northwest Sign & Design, thinks about them…

Guardians of the (Seattle) Galaxy
Spring/Summer 2019

Seattle is the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. This home to big tech, grunge and craft beer is rapidly growing as 57 new residents arrive every day, or as many as a thousand a week, depending on who you ask.

Building the Integrity of a City
Spring/Summer 2019

Seattle, built on the isthmus between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, has long been one of the nation’s largest metropolitan and cultural hubs for good reason. The city has evolved through a bounty of industries: from logging and shipbuilding…

Standing on Higher Ground
Fall/Winter 2018

Ken Marquardt, owner of Ram Jack West in Eugene, Oregon, is as solid about his commitment to his business as the product he represents. His company is the exclusive Ram Jack dealer for Oregon and Washington and serves customers from its office…

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Pest Detectives
Fall/Winter 2018

In just over 10 years, United Pest Solutions’ owner and President, Sean Bergmann, took the family business in Kenmore, Washington, from annual revenues of $300,000 to more than $2 million largely by adding new services—including the introduction…

Making a Way
Fall/Winter 2018

Successfully navigating through unseen territory is both a business mantra and a real-life quest for brothers Sergey and Oleg Chaban.

Fiercely Local
Fall/Winter 2018

Most design-build companies will say they are in the construction business. CPM | Tenant Improvement Solutions (CPM) sees things differently. They’re in the people business.

A Big-Hearted Business
Spring/Summer 2018

While Northwest Barricade & Signs, LLC and Northwest Flagging, LLC may have humble origins, their growth has been nothing short of spectacular. The President and sole proprietor of both companies, Dave Michaels, attributes the firms’ success…

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No Joking Matter
Spring/Summer 2018

Working in sanitation services, Ron and J.R. Inman of Northwest Cascade Inc. have heard countless jokes about their profession over the decades—good jokes, bad jokes and some that just plain stink.

A Ferry Ride Makes All the Difference
Spring/Summer 2018

Since taking over Dahl Glass almost three years ago, company President Gabe Rees has seen gross revenues for the already thriving glass and window business double. He attributes much of that success to 
increasing services in the local market…

Forging a New Path to Success
Fall/Winter 2017

Rogue. Jerad and Stephanie Rains chose this daring word for their company’s name to suggest doing things differently to get similar, indeed better, results.

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NEED A LIFT?
Fall/Winter 2017

How do you determine the success of a company? Key indicators could include profitability, expansion and internal growth opportunities. Well, Leavitt Machinery is experiencing all three. Despite being one of North America’s fastest-growing materials…

Mission Accomplished
Fall/Winter 2017

The Houghton brothers—Alex (31), Matt (29) and Jordan (26)—have leveraged their military experience and logistics training to create what they affectionately call a team of “passionate painting perfectionists.”

Seattle-based Ennco Display Group’s Vision for the Future
Fall/Winter 2017

When given a challenge, Seattle-based Ennco Display Group President and CEO, Jan Ennis, steps up and delivers. Looking at optical store displays, he saw a need for a better way to display eyewear. Not only did he design a solution, but he developed…

Strong Teams Create Smart Solutions
Fall/Winter 2017

It’s safe to say that many students dread the annual school science fair. But Cliff Moon thrived on the challenge. Instead of a homemade battery or volcano, as a high schooler he built a two-person submarine.

To Serve AND Protect
Spring/Summer 2017

As a military veteran with a decade of military service, Dan Keenan has gained a lifetime of experience in protection and security. Now, he’s putting that experience, plus another 20 years in the public sector, to work through Champion Security…

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Life in the Safe Lane
Fall/Winter 2016

Streets today are safer, more visible and resilient thanks to a new liquid lane coating product that merges sustainability with simplicity. The inspiration for this product began with one man’s observation—which turned into a desire to improve…

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Wrecking Ball 2.0
Spring/Summer 2017

Sam Newland acquired the Everett-based Wrecking Ball Demolition LLC in 2005. About five years later, he fell into a rut. The small demolition company was only bringing in around $2.5 million annually. “We were doing ok; not getting rich,” Newland…



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