Andrew Repass came to Sierra in 2014, bringing with him years of experience in the industrial field; and warehouses are his favorite project type. "I like building warehouses. I find them interesting; there is a lot of mechanical and electrical coordination." His resume includes work from cold storage warehouses to complex distribution centers. Some of Andy's project highlights at Sierra include Building 1 at Hogum Bay Logistics and Phase 1 and 2 of the Powdermill Business Center. But Andy's time on a construction site began long before his career. "I grew up in a construction family; my dad was an architect and builder. I have two younger brothers; as kids, we spent a lot of time after school and weekends on jobsites. Mainly doing clean up; sweeping, stacking lumber and digging ditches. I remember one summer when I was about 10 years old, my dad would drop me off in the morning at a jobsite in Bellevue and I would clean up and sweep for the framers. My mom would pick me up in the afternoon. I did this type of work all the way through high school and college. After college I worked for a contractor building foundations and framing for a couple years. So when I was ready to settle into a full time career, it was an easy transition back to the construction industry.
Where is your dream project location? Anywhere where the soil is good; well drained gravely soils. Makes a huge difference in the winter. It can be a real character builder for sure.
Where is your dream project location? Powdermill in Everett (Phase 1 & 2); Bob Graff was the Superintendent for Phase 1 and Steve Neisinger for Phase 2. Both great guys! Most of the time we were working, but once and a rare while Steve and I would share hunting and fishing stories.
Where is your favorite place to be? Boating with my wife. On a nice summer morning we get up early and put our boat in the water; we bring our coffee and a snack and enjoy the morning sun.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you. After college I worked as a forester for about 4 years. Most days I was out in the woods setting up timber sales. I worked for Longview Fibre and the Washington DNR in several locations; Leavenworth, Sedro Woolley, Arlington and Darrington. Also, I can do a cartwheel.
What food can't you resist? My wife is an awesome cook, so I like everything she makes. She has a new cook book by Joanna Gaines (you know, Fixer Upper); Shes been making the enchiladas and biscuits and gravy. Both delicious; I totally pig out on both dishes.
What is your ideal/dream vacation? Wine tasting in Walla Walla with my wife; we have been going each spring for the past few years, we always have great time. I also love boating and crabbing with my two sons, Alex and Ethan. We crab in the Anacortes area and explore the San Juan Islan