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UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

UW Tacoma McDonald Smith Renovation

The UW Tacoma McDonald-Smith project was completed while occupied by a tenant on level one. The historic 1890 building was renovated, which added office and meeting spaces as well as a new mechanical system. Auburn was responsible for the HVAC and plumbing on the project.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Mortenson
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

REI Spring District Headquarters

REI Spring District Headquarters

Auburn is the plumbing contractor for the REI Spring District Headquarters. The new construction project consists of over 200,000 SF of office space for REI’s multi-building headquarters at The Spring District. Work will be done on the shell and core, a two-level garage, and conference space. The project features green features, is aiming for LEED certification, and will emphasize energy efficiency.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Howard S. Wright
  • Plumbing

2018 Employees of the Year

2018 Employees of the Year

Years ago, we established an award system to acknowledge individuals that exemplify Auburn’s culture. Each year we recognize one recipient from the office, one from the field, and one rookie of the year. For 2018, we are proud to announce that David Halseth, Brett Kilekas, and Mark Templeton are our 2018 winners.


David Halseth, Project Manager, Employee of the Year – Office
During the past year, David has managed four major projects. These projects are all at unique stages of the construction cycle which has given David the opportunity to grow his skill set in preconstruction and project management. David is a strong supporter of his co-workers and the company, being involved in campus recruiting and by chairing the Project Engineer Committee


Brett Kilekas, Foreman, Employee of the Year – Field
Brett uses precise drawings, his even demeanor, and a sheer amount of knowledge to make projects successful. He is not only a skilled sheet metal worker but a person to imitate because of his character. His professionalism in the way he conducts himself daily is unmatched, and he is a mentor to everyone in our company.

Mark Templeton, Project Manager, Rookie of the Year
Mark has been prominent in managing projects for Auburn’s Special Projects Division. He is exceptional because of his hard work, focus to details, and willingness to help the Auburn team in any way he can.

CDPT Certified

CDPT Certified

Joe Schumacher and Austin Hanks recently passed the Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT) examination. This certification demonstrates Auburn Mechanical’s qualifications and capabilities in plumbing engineering and design. The CPDT certification was created by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) to further expertise as part of their educational programs and professional development.

MCA MSP Certifications

MCA MSP Certifications

Three members of our Service Department completed the MCA MSP (Mechanical Service Professional) class. The class is a year-long, monthly training program that covers subjects related to the mechanical-service industry. Topics covered included customer service, estimating, financials, and safety.

Congratulations Kim, Kevin, and Kurt!

citizenM Seattle Hotel

citizenM Seattle Hotel

Auburn Mechanical is currently roughing in mechanical and plumbing systems for the first hotel in Seattle with fully modular hotel rooms. The lobby, offices, and building infrastructure are being built traditionally, and the modular guest rooms risers are being installed by our skilled tradespeople. We are excited to be a part of this unique and innovative project.

Facts:

  • General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

Media Day at citizenM Hotel!

Media Day at citizenM Hotel!

Auburn Mechanical is currently roughing in mechanical and plumbing systems for the first hotel in Seattle with fully modular hotel rooms. The lobby, offices, and building infrastructure are being built traditionally, and the modular guest rooms risers are being installed by our skilled tradespeople. We are excited to be a part of this unique and innovative project.

Auburn Host Annual Harvest Party at Westland Distillery

Auburn Host Annual Harvest Party at Westland Distillery

We were excited to see everyone at Auburn Mechanical’s Annual Harvest Party, where we had drinks, appetizers, and whiskey tasting with industry friends. This year, we hosted the event at Westland Distillery where we recently completed a process cooling system retrofit. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!.

JT Wilcox Visits Auburn Mechanical

JT Wilcox Visits Auburn Mechanical

On October 16, Auburn Mechanical and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington hosted Representative JT Wilcox at our office and fabrication facility. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Heart Walk 2018

Heart Walk 2018

On October 13, Auburn Mechanical completed the Heart Walk, which is a 5K walk through Seattle. Every year money is raised, and awareness created for the American Heart Association. Thank you to all who participated!