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Sep 30, 2022 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

For Special Projects Sheet Metal Foreman Tracey Henderson, it’s been fascinating to watch how the construction industry has evolved over the years. Companies have whole teams and departments that simply didn’t exist when he started in the industry back in 1997, and that’s a good thing. “I came to Hermanson because I was looking for a home. I had good friends that had been working at Hermanson and they were over the moon about how the workers were treated and the direction Hermanson was going as a company,” says Tracey. “And as odd as it sounds, I was looking for... Read More


Sep 2, 2022 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

  For Bill Wilkinson, every service call is an opportunity. The experienced Service Foreman likes the challenge of finding solutions to whatever problems our clients are facing, and there’s always something different every day.   After 37 years in the HVAC industry, Bill Wilkinson has seen just about everything. In 1985, he needed a job and found someone willing to train him in residential work. After about five years, Bill transitioned to commercial HVAC and hasn't looked back. He found his way to Hermanson in 2015, where he liked the friendly work environment. “In Service, we are constantly stressing doing things the ‘Hermy Way,’”... Read More


Apr 30, 2021 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

For Pipefitting Foreman Benji Aguilera, working in the building trades has been a family tradition. Benji’s grandfather was an electrician and his uncle a millwright, so after high school Benji enrolled in the welding program at Oregon's Linn-Benton Community College.   At Linn-Benton, Benji earned his Associates Degree in welding technology and began working as a pipe fitter/welder in 2011. He joined Local 290 in 2017 and has spent time working on industrial projects including local papermills and chemical plants before being hired by Hermanson as a Pipefitting Foreman in 2019.   Benji began his Hermanson tenure at the University of Oregon KCASI project,... Read More


Feb 26, 2021 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

After 44 years working as a pipefitter, Curtiss Corkum is retiring next month.   “It is time to pass the torch to the next generation of craftworkers” says Curtiss. “I have enjoyed mentoring upcoming apprentices and preparing them for the continuing shift from pneumatic to electronic controlled mechanical systems.”  Coming from a family of union pipefitters including his father and three brothers, Curtiss will be passing the torch on to his own son who also works for Hermanson at the Main Pipe Shop. Curtiss’ own journey began in 1977, at Todd Shipyard as a Marine Pipe Fitter Helper on frigates after signing up... Read More


Jan 29, 2021 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Like the pull of the Death Star tractor beam, Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Noel Burbridge has felt the tug of a career in plumbing all his life. Both Noel’s father and uncle were plumbers and he spent summers helping on jobsites.    Noel enjoys being a part of a construction team and says it would be difficult to think about doing anything other than construction. He particularly likes working for a full mechanical contractor like Hermanson where every craft worker is contributing to the success of a project. After 20 years in the industry, as a Foreman Noel finds himself answering more questions than... Read More