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  • August 06, 2012 10:22 AM | Cheryl Stewart (Administrator)

    23 Lydig Construction employees climbed a Mountain to save a life – and 18 summited; 1 a breast cancer survivor.  Lydig is setting the new standard in corporate philanthropy as they are the largest corporate team in Fred Hutch’s history to participate. Mt Adams is Washington’s 2nd highest peak, standing majestically at 12,276 feet (equivalent to 6 Space Needles stacked one on top of the other).  It’s where it all began 15 years ago, when a group of friends decided to climb a mountain to save lives. The Climb to Fight Breast Cancer was born. This year, teams raised over $641k and Lydig Construction contributed over $100k of that!


    The idea to climb Mt Adams grew out of a Lydig Wellness Challenge and the team included two of their owners- Larry Swartz, CEO, and Gus Gottschalk, President of Western Operations.  Safety was a paramount concern and the CLIMB was led by Portland Parks and Recreation which has a safety record almost as impressive as Lydig’s itself; which is one of the finest safety records in the country.


    “Lydig Construction has got to be the fittest company in America!” says Lisa Carlson, Climb to Fight Breast Cancer Event Manager. “Lydig is making a difference and funding life-saving research. They are setting an example for the rest of the corporate community.”


    Lydig Construction, Inc.

    Incorporated in 1956, Lydig provides General Contracting, Construction Management, Design Build, Preconstruction and Special Project services for clients throughout the Western United States.  With offices in Spokane, Bellevue and the Tri-cities, typical project types include detention, education, medical/hospital/biotech, office, manufacturing/warehouse, retail, hospitality, commercial, food processing/storage and civil infrastructure projects.  You may visit for more information.

  • August 06, 2012 10:19 AM | Cheryl Stewart (Administrator)

    Tony Dazzio, Senior Vice President of Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce and welcome Jason Cook, LEED® AP BD+C as Assistant Estimator / Project Manager with Burke's Pacific Northwest Region Office in Cheney, Washington. 


    Mr. Cook has estimated and managed award winning projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Colorado.  "Jason is a tremendous asset to our Pacific Northwest Division and we are thrilled to have him as a part of our team,” said Vice President and Division Manager, Matt Boyd.  “As a LEED accredited professional, he is an expert in providing cost effective and sustainable solutions to our clients”. 

    Mr. Cook is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Business in Construction Management degree.  Mr. Cook is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

    "Burke Construction Group has a long standing reputation of meeting the ever changing demands within the commercial construction community," said President & CEO Kevin Burke.  "Utilizing Jason’s unique skill set with both estimating and project management for our clients, is another example of Burke's proud tradition of responding to the needs of the diverse community we serve.”

    About Burke Construction Group, Inc. - Winner of the 2011 AGC / SIR J.A. Tiberti Pioneer Spirit Award, Burke Construction Group provides clients with award-winning construction and construction management based on a wealth of experience; building throughout the Western United States in diverse markets for over 28 years.  We are committed to utilizing advanced technologies in green building, pre-construction services, estimating, CMAR, value engineering, scheduling, project management, document control and cost control.  For more information, please visit



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