Articles from December, 2019

Dec 20, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Congratulations to 2019's Foreman Focus Honorees!

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Dec 12, 2019 | Source: SMACNA Company News

In this contractor spotlight, SMACNA features Hermanson.

Based in Kent, Washington, Hermanson was started in 1979 and has 700 employees. In 2017, a team of researchers from the University of Washington evaluated the facility and helped maximize efficiencies, allowing the company to remain in its current facility for several more years.

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Dec 4, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Community Involvement

Doing laundry is a chore for most teenagers, but coupled with homelessness, having clean clothes is often a luxury for the students at Interagency Academies in Seattle.

First Chance Industries works to provide support, such as laundry services, to children who are at-risk, traumatized, marginalized, gang-involved, fostered, and either currently or formerly incarcerated attending one of the 12 Interagency Academies. So when First Chance Board Chair, Dee McQuesten, reached out to find a contractor to install a washer and dryer that had been sitting in the school’s hallway for over a year because they had neither the expertise or funds to install them, Hermanson stepped in to help.

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Dec 2, 2019 | Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce Company News

As colleges and universities jockey to attract the best and brightest students, providing an environment that emphasizes sustainability and the health and well-being of the students provides a competitive advantage.

Building trends are focused on meeting the demands of creating flexible learning spaces, improved student housing options and greater campus amenities that meet sustainability goals while still fitting within capitalization budgets. This is particularly true within the mechanical scope of work (plumbing, heating and cooling) which can account for around 20 percent of a facility’s overall budget.

Trends in higher education have created the need for a shift away from traditional construction methods and mechanical/plumbing design approaches. A movement toward design-build or progressive design-build delivery approach helps ensure the lowest total installed project costs at many of our state universities and colleges.

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