Superintendent John Dahlman has been in the industry for over 30 years. He began his career as a residential construction carpentry apprentice in 1978, doing rough and finish carpentry. He also spent time managing a restaurant in Mukilteo before his time in the construction field. So why construction all these years? “I’d rather build them, than work in them – and there is no ‘typical day’!” Here at Sierra, John’s portfolio is filled with office, public works, retail, mixed use and the occasional industrial project. Most recently, his projects included Blue Origin, Carmax Lynnwood, and Sierra’s own new headquarters.
Why the construction industry?
I’d rather build them then work in them.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I’d like to fly to work to avoid the traffic!
If you weren’t in construction, what would you be doing?
Painting coconuts on the beach in Hawaii!