Located in the central terminal of the SeaTac Airport, the Pallino Pastaria is a full-mechanical, tenant improvement project under Wilcox Construction. Our team performed the grease ducts and hoods, fire wrap, and provided standard insulation in the space. There was plenty of design assistance from our project management and field team to ensure the project was a success. The restaurant’s owner is directly involved in many aspects of the project and has required assistance in making his vision into a workable reality. The restaurant is located in a terminal area with three other restaurant tenant improvements currently under construction.
UW Kincaid Hall was a full-mechanical, progressive design-build renovation. The project benefits the Department of Psychology and the Department of Biology by updating the infrastructure, ventilation, and plumbing. As a progressive design-build project, Auburn was an early contributor to the team, by creating unique ideas to improve the quality and cost of the mechanical systems.
About every three years, Auburn undergoes a peer review from other contractors throughout the United States. A lot of hard work was put into preparing and participating in the event, but it was also a lot of fun! Thank you to everyone who came to review us and to all Auburn employees who participated.
Auburn had a memorable time at MCAA19. We participated in education and networking opportunities with mechanical industry peers from across the nation. Phoenix was terrific, and we are already looking forward to Maui in 2020!
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. The building was fully renovated to provide classroom, office, and meeting spaces.
Auburn is the plumbing contractor for over 200,000 square feet of office space for REI’s new multi-building headquarters at The Spring District. Auburn is completing 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.
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.
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.
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!
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