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21 Mar 2014

Titus-Will Ford renovating its Tacoma service shop

2016-01-21T00:38:44+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started demolition and expansion of Titus-Will Ford's service shop at 3606 S. Sprague Ave. in Tacoma. The expansion will create 8,100 square feet of space for six truck repair bays, a car wash and tool storage. Crews are using masonry for the structural walls, and steel joists and decking. Sierra is expanding the site to the west by paving an additional 25 parking stalls. Construction should be finished in early July. Helix Design Group is the [...]

Titus-Will Ford renovating its Tacoma service shop 2016-01-21T00:38:44+00:00
26 Feb 2014

Crews navigate unique challenges on Ninth and Pine apartment project

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

Courtesy Runberg Architecture Group [enlarge] Teutsch Partners' 74-unit apartment project at Ninth and Pine is scheduled to open in November. At a construction site at Ninth and Pine crews are finishing up a unique job: bracing for a six-story, 74-unit apartment building on a site where the downtown transit tunnel is only five to eight feet below ground. As part of the project being developed by Teutsch Partners, the project team installed trusses — similar to those seen in bridge [...]

Crews navigate unique challenges on Ninth and Pine apartment project 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
20 Feb 2014

Henry Ground-breaking Photo Op

2016-01-21T00:37:06+00:00

After a successful ground-breaking ceremony at the Henry apartment project in Tacoma, we made sure to get a group photo with the ownership group and the Sierra project team. Pictured left to right: Kim Nakamura, Ward McLain, Tony Carino, Ernie Carino, Rick Basnaw, Bob Carrasco, Scott Carino, Jeff Murphy and Flask Robins.

Henry Ground-breaking Photo Op 2016-01-21T00:37:06+00:00
20 Feb 2014

Ground-breaking for key Tacoma apartment building

2016-01-21T00:36:21+00:00

Courtesy BCRA Construction will begin today on the first new apartment on the Tacoma waterfront in years. A group of Tacoma-area developers led by Carino & Associates are building the Henry, a seven-story, 161-unit apartment building with 10,500 square feet of retail, along the Thea Foss Waterway. BCRA is the architect and Sierra Construction is the general contractor. Scott Carino said he has known Sierra Construction President Rick Basnaw since they were 5 years old, and they were in the [...]

Ground-breaking for key Tacoma apartment building 2016-01-21T00:36:21+00:00
24 Dec 2013

Fedex opens center in Redmond

2016-01-21T00:34:46+00:00

The 210,000-square-foot FedEx Ground Distribution Center is open in Redmond, and is the largest industrial building in the city. SunCap Property Group of Charlotte, N.C., bought the 24-acre property at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in 2012 for $16.87 million and developed the property as a build-to-suit industrial center for FedEx. In October, SunCap Property Group sold the property to Franklin-Redmond Limited Liability Co. for $60.6 million. Freiheit & Ho Architects was the architect. Sierra Construction Co. was the design-build contractor. [...]

Fedex opens center in Redmond 2016-01-21T00:34:46+00:00
18 Dec 2013

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens

2016-01-21T00:34:05+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started construction of a 14,900-square-foot Walgreens store at the Four Corner Square shopping center in Maple Valley that is being redeveloped by Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group. It is at Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road Southeast and Southeast Kent-Kangley Road. When finished in May 2014, the store will have a 30-foot-tall entrance with an upper canopy supported by wood beams and a lower steel canopy above the glass storefront. It also will have a covered drive-thru pharmacy. Sierra [...]

Maple Valley shopping center getting Walgreens 2016-01-21T00:34:05+00:00
26 Nov 2013

2013 in Review

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we here at Sierra Construction would like to express our gratitude for a year of building great projects and great relationships with all of our friends, clients and subcontractors. Review some of our projects from 2013, and if you our your company were involved in any of these jobs, thank you for your contribution! We're looking forward to a busy 2014 and hope the same for you! BULLETIN 2013

2013 in Review 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
6 Nov 2013

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville. Freiheit & Ho’s website calls the distribution center the largest industrial building in Redmond. The building has 30-foot clear heights and houses offices, and sorting and distribution equipment. It is FedEx’s first LEED-certified project. SunCap is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in build-to-suit industrial and office facilities. It has developed projects, including other FedEx Ground distribution centers, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada and New York.

2016-01-21T00:32:09+00:00

Crews from Sierra Construction recently finished tilting both shells for the first phase of Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway in Kent. The 70-acre site at 59th Place South and South 212th Street is part of the former Boeing Space Center. The first building - a 120,600-square-foot concrete warehouse - was tilted in September. The job involved 68 exterior and four interior panels. Crews installed the membrane roof last month. The second building - a 318,200-square-foot concrete warehoue - was tilted [...]

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. of Woodinville. Freiheit & Ho’s website calls the distribution center the largest industrial building in Redmond. The building has 30-foot clear heights and houses offices, and sorting and distribution equipment. It is FedEx’s first LEED-certified project. SunCap is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in build-to-suit industrial and office facilities. It has developed projects, including other FedEx Ground distribution centers, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada and New York. 2016-01-21T00:32:09+00:00
26 Oct 2013

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell standards. The engineers were Shutler Consulting Engineers (structural) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil). Subcontractors were Pivetta Brothers (earth/utilities), Panelized Structures (roof structure and steel erection), Kirby Electric, R&H Mechanical (HVAC), Miles Sand and Gravel (concrete and asphalt paving), Patriot Fire Protection, Masonry Maintenance (slab sealer) and State Mechanical (plumbing). Sierra’s team was led by senior account manager Kirk MacGowan, project manager Matt DeFranco, project engineer Nolan Vella and superintendent John Dahlman. Prologis is an owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate.

2016-01-21T00:31:29+00:00

Charlotte-based SunCap Property Group sold a 212,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center in Redmond it built earlier this year for $60.63 million. Property records list the buyer as Franklin-Redmond LLC. SunCap bought the 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. in October 2012 for $16.87 million. It was previously owned by an entity related to the Taylor family of Redmond. Freiheit & Ho Architects of Bellevue designed the distribution center and the general contractor was Sierra Construction Co. [...]

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet LEED core/shell standards. The engineers were Shutler Consulting Engineers (structural) and Barghausen Consulting Engineers (civil). Subcontractors were Pivetta Brothers (earth/utilities), Panelized Structures (roof structure and steel erection), Kirby Electric, R&H Mechanical (HVAC), Miles Sand and Gravel (concrete and asphalt paving), Patriot Fire Protection, Masonry Maintenance (slab sealer) and State Mechanical (plumbing). Sierra’s team was led by senior account manager Kirk MacGowan, project manager Matt DeFranco, project engineer Nolan Vella and superintendent John Dahlman. Prologis is an owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate. 2016-01-21T00:31:29+00:00
16 Oct 2013

Prologis finishes Fife warehouse

2016-01-21T00:30:51+00:00

Prologis last month finished its 240,900-square-foot warehouse at 70th Avenue East and 43rd Street East in Fife. Sierra Construction, the general contractor, used concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and wood sheathing over a steel structure with single-ply roofing on top. Site work included mass earthwork, building pre-load, a retention pond and underground utilities. Craft Architecture designed the project with steel canopies, horizontal steel elements and concrete reveals to accent the business entries. The project also was designed to meet [...]

Prologis finishes Fife warehouse 2016-01-21T00:30:51+00:00
14 Aug 2013

Panattoni pays $23M for liquor warehouse

2016-01-21T00:30:12+00:00

The Department of Enterprise Services sold the Washington State Liquor Control Board's old distribution center to Panattoni Development Co. for $23.4 million. Panattoni plans to remodel and add space to the building at 4401 E. Marginal Way S. Craft Architects will design the expansion, and Sierra Construction is the general contractor. Kidder Mathews marketed the property for sale. The price tag translates to roughly $104 per square foot for the 224,000-square-foot building, one of the highest prices for a distribution center [...]

Panattoni pays $23M for liquor warehouse 2016-01-21T00:30:12+00:00
2 Jul 2013

Buildings come down, interest goes up at former Boeing Space Center in Kent

2016-01-21T00:29:14+00:00

PCI Democon is busy tearing down seven buildings on part of the former Boeing Space Center in Kent to make way for constructing Stryker Business Center at Pacific Gateway. Crews have demolished the 21,000-square-foot Building 18-20, where Boeing did sound testing and the 31,500-square-foot building 18-06 that housed a cafeteria. Now under the wrecking ball are 161,000- and 140,000-square-foot office buildings. After those are down, crews will demolish a 160,000-square-foot data center, 140,000-square-foot office building and 9,000-square-foot electrical building. IDS [...]

Buildings come down, interest goes up at former Boeing Space Center in Kent 2016-01-21T00:29:14+00:00
26 Jun 2013

Walgreens under construction in Edmonds

2016-01-21T00:28:35+00:00

Sierra Construction last month started building a 14,400-square-foot Walgreens store with a drive-thru pharmacy at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West in Edmonds. When finished in December, the building will have a structural steel core, structural brick exterior walls and a stucco finish at the 23-foot-high storefront entry. Additional elements will include steel canopies and aluminum composite panels on the exterior and polished concrete floors inside. The site is being improved with new asphalt, landscaping, rain gardens and sidewalks along [...]

Walgreens under construction in Edmonds 2016-01-21T00:28:35+00:00
21 Jun 2013

Panattoni buys state’s old liquor warehouse

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

Panattoni was already one of the most active industrial developers in the region, and now it plans to buy and expand the Washington State Liquor Control Board's old distribution center. The Newport Beach, California based company will remodel and add space to the office and industrial building at  4401 E. Marginal Way S., and end up with a total of 300,000 square feet on the 10-acre site. The company has signed one tenant: CleanScapes, a waste management company that focuses [...]

Panattoni buys state’s old liquor warehouse 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
1 Apr 2013

The Village at Beardslee Crossing

2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00

Using a multifaceted approach in the design of the project, the developers selected four prominent Bothell individuals to educate visitors on Bothell’s history, including George Brackett (1842-1927), Andrew Beckstrom (1852-not recorded), William R. Ross (1859-1901) and Charles Beardslee (1865-not recorded). The buildings will take on their names while revealing a story about each man’s significance and contribution to Bothell’s history. At the same time, they will highlight the progression of industry from homesteading, logging and millwork to the current biomedical [...]

The Village at Beardslee Crossing 2018-05-20T14:09:39+00:00
5 Mar 2013

University VW/Audi expansion half finished

2016-01-21T00:37:49+00:00

Lots of glass at the street level will allow passersby to see the action inside. Sierra Construction Co. has reached the half-way point for University Volkswagen/Audi's big addition to its dealership along 11th Avenue Northeast in the University District. Construction is expected to be finished in May. The project at Northeast 50th Street adds 122,700 square feet in three stories. Included are two 41,000-square-foot parking garages, a 13,000-square-foot indoor display area and three 4,700-square-foot service bays. The garages will have [...]

University VW/Audi expansion half finished 2016-01-21T00:37:49+00:00
1 Mar 2013

Tilt-up Caught on Film

2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00

Click on the link below to see Project Granite being tilted in Dupont, WA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHMNXEEs1Go

Tilt-up Caught on Film 2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00
2 Nov 2012

Nautilus moves to Columbia Tech Center

2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00

Sierra Construction recently completed the new 51,800-square-foot headquarters for exercise equipment company Nautilus at 17750 S.E. Sixth Way in Vancouver. The building is within Columbia Tech Center, a 412-acre mixed-use development north of state Route 14 and east of Interstate 205. Nautilus' single-story office building was made with concrete tilt-up panels and floor-to-ceiling windows. Its entry has a large wood beam with five bands of reclaimed timber that represent the core values of the company: collaboration, innovation, drive, focus and [...]

Nautilus moves to Columbia Tech Center 2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00
23 Oct 2012

SunCap buys land in Redmond for FedEx distribution center

2016-01-21T00:24:14+00:00

The north Carolina-based company is planning to build a ground distribution center for FedEx in Redmond. SunCap Property Group of Charlotte, N.C., acquired 24 acres of vacant land at 18795 N.E. 73rd St. for $16.87 million. Dennis Lisk, associate planner for the city of Redmond, said SunCap is planning a 212,000-square foot building for FedEx. Representatives of SunCap did not return several phone calls requesting comment. The architect is Freiheit & Ho of Bellevue and the general contractor is Sierra [...]

SunCap buys land in Redmond for FedEx distribution center 2016-01-21T00:24:14+00:00
8 Oct 2012

Woodinville Fire fills a gap

2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00

Once again, it's a full house over at the Woodinville Fire & Rescue board of commissioners. Finally... at least for now. At its October 1 meeting the WF&R board appointed Roger Collins to fill the fire commissioner seat vacated when former commissioner Gerry Vucci resigned from the post in July due to moving away from the district for professional reasons. Vucci replaced Randy Ransom, who resigned 16 months ago due to health reasons. Collins was selected unanimously over two other [...]

Woodinville Fire fills a gap 2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00
5 Oct 2012

Maple Valley retail center expanding

2016-01-21T00:22:23+00:00

Kite Realty Group is redeveloping the Four Corner Square shopping center at Southeast Kent-Kangley Road and Maple Valley Black Diamond Road Southeast in Maple Valley. A Kite news release says the Indianapolis-based company is doing the work in two phases. The first phase will add a 35,000- square-foot Johnson's Home and Garden store, and 18,200-square-foot Grocery Outlet and 11,000 square-feet of retail space in a building between them. The additions will expand the center from 44,000 to 109,000 square feet. [...]

Maple Valley retail center expanding 2016-01-21T00:22:23+00:00
2 Oct 2012

Lululemon moves at University Village

2016-01-21T00:21:36+00:00

Canadian-based Lululemon Athletica last month moved into 3,700 square feet of new space just three doors down from its old space at the University Village shopping center in Seattle. Sierra Construction Co. built out the new space, which has an exterior of 18-foot curtainwall with double glass storefront doors. Just inside the storefront, wall are covered with teak wood paneling and purple tile. The sales and fit areas have black oak wood flooring along with vibrant paint colors on each [...]

Lululemon moves at University Village 2016-01-21T00:21:36+00:00
1 Oct 2012

Sierra Participates in Boy Scout Challenge

2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00

On Friday, September 21st, Sierra Construction participated in the 2012 Great Outdoor Team Odyssey Event at Camp Pigott in Snohomish to benefit the Boy Scouts of America.  The Sierra team consisting of Sarah Wentz, Josh Boettner, Sam McVey, and Matt Enany.  The group participated in numerous competitions throughout the day including but not limited to; clay pigeon shooting, rifle shooting, a canoe/row boat/mountain bike race, a high ropes course, a survival skills competition and rock climbing.  The big surprise of the [...]

Sierra Participates in Boy Scout Challenge 2018-05-20T14:09:40+00:00
31 Aug 2012

New Lakewood warehouse for moving company

2016-01-21T00:19:48+00:00

Sierra Construction this week was expected to start work on a 47,000 square-foot tilt-up warehouse at 7010 150th St. S.W. in Lakewood for Olympic Moving and Storage. Olympic will occupy about half of the building and lease out the remaining space. About 3,000 square feet of Olympic's space will be used for offices. There will also be a storage mezzanine. James Guerrero Architects designed the building with raised parapets to emphasize each tenant's entry. The building will also have recessed [...]

New Lakewood warehouse for moving company 2016-01-21T00:19:48+00:00
31 Aug 2012

‘Spec’ projects see life

2016-01-21T00:18:49+00:00

In the clearest sign yet that the Puget Sound region's long-suffering industrial market is on the mend, the Benaroya Cos. is starting construction of a large speculative warehouse project in Sumner. Two other developers will soon follow with spec distribution centers of their own. Ted Knapp of Knapp Development said he plans to start building a project in Sumner in the next week or two, and global company ProLogis intends to start construction of another in Fife, said Scott Price, [...]

‘Spec’ projects see life 2016-01-21T00:18:49+00:00
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