News & Announcements
Developmental Disability Services Groundbreaking
Essex participated in the groundbreaking for Lane County’s new 26,000-SF Developmental Disabilities Services Facility.
The new building will be a welcoming and easy to navigate facility which will serve some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Five new full-sized camps to support the un-housed
Essex General Construction really came through for us, knocking out wall segments faster than we could have possibly done on our own, and going out of their way to help with all kinds of extras along the way. They’ve been instrumental in the pursuit of a plan for replacing the shower trailer at the Reboot Station (a challenge that we continue to wrestle with—April showers would be so welcome, but that may be faster than even we can move).
Birth Center Finds New Home
Our Community Birth Center Finds a New Home in Springfield a Year and a Half after PeaceHealth Closure. Essex will help Our Community Birth Center move into their new space.
2021 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award
The Oregon Department of Forestry and the non-profit organization Oregon Community Trees (OCT) have announced this year's Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Award honorees. They are:
Essex General Construction, with offices in Eugene and Lake Oswego Grants Pass Urban Forester Tony Mecum Wilsonville City Councilor Charlotte Lehan Eugene Urban Forestry Management Analyst Scott Altenhoff nominated Essex because, "Their company's commitment to doing the right thing and going the extra-mile for trees and green infrastructure is truly exceptional."
Jeffrey Commons awarded Overall Winner for Building Excellence
Jeffrey Commons was awarded the Overall Winner for SIPA Magazine's Building Excellence Awards for the Affordable Housing Classic Winner.
A Unique Building Within A Building
When visitors, students, and performers walk through the doors of the new Midtown Arts Center for the first time next month, they’ll see big bright studios, convenient dressing rooms, large video screens, and a host of other amenities. Yet it’s what they won’t see that makes the seven-story building at 16th Avenue and Pearl streets in Eugene unique.
Long-awaited Mixed-use Midtown is Coming to Life
Building plans and floor plans are one thing — and to the credit of The Midtown mixed-used project development team in Eugene, there are a lot of these plans, both for the builders and contractors working on its arts-focused commercial arm and for those working on its 40 luxury residential condominiums.
Essex works with Community Supported Shelters
When it's not safe for homeless people to gather in shelters to escape the cold, other solutions are needed.
Culture of Care
The recent tragedy in Minneapolis reminds us that our communities are scarred and in need of healing. The construction industry has a responsibility to respond in a productive way by demonstrating that it provides opportunities for everyone to advance, prosper and succeed. Now more than ever it is important that construction sites and offices across the country be welcoming and inclusive places to work. In that light, we urge our construction industry partners to take the Culture of CARE pledge and work with us to continue building an industry that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all.
Bernard, Mattheisen and Ramirez promoted
Josh Bernard, Jon Mattheisen and David Ramirez have recently been promoted.
Six-Story Building Approved for Tigard Triangle
The Overland will feature 219 apartments, 6,000 square feet of office space for tallest structure in the Tigard Triangle.
Proud Sponsor of Play Your Part Auction
Essex is a proud sponsor of the Play Your Part Auction to be held on August 21st from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
FOOD for Lane County during COVID-19
Learn more about how FOOD for Lane County is managing during COVID-19
Feed your radio Feed your neighbor
Do two good things at once on GivingTuesdayNow!
Essex General Construction Capabilities Statement
Jon Mattheisen Joins Builders Exchange Board
Essex's own Jon Mattheisen, who leads our concrete division, has been elected to the board of the Eugene Builders Exchange.
The New Midtown Arts Center is coming!
A new building is rising in the skyline of Midtown Eugene, and it will bring a home for a number of local arts organizations, as well as other residents.
Jeffrey Commons Opens in Eugene.
Essex partners with Sponsors Inc. once again to provide more housing solutions to support people striving to be contributing members of our community. Learn more about the new Jeffrey Commons.
Abby's Newberg Renovation
Abby's Legendary Pizza in Newberg undergoing renovation.
2019 People's Choice Award Winners
We've got so many talented design professionals in our community. Here's some of the great work they've submitted this year.
Rhonda Tiger celebrates 20 years at Essex
As I look to the future, I have no immediate plans to retire. I enjoy the work I do and the people I work with. Construction is a great industry, and I’m very happy that I found Essex and my family here! Let’s continue to build stuff together!!
Happy Anniversary Bette!
Tell me about your history working for Essex General Construction.
My career at Essex began 19 years ago when I was hired as a receptionist/administrative assistant. I was the first-person people saw when they visited our office and the first person they spoke to when they called. There were no direct dial numbers back then.
Happy Anniversary Tim!
I’ve worked at Essex for 18 years but have worked with Essex’s President Jon Texter on and off since 1976.
Do two good things at once!
Let's do two good things at once.
BESTie awards go to Amazon Corner, PeaceHealth Rides and Mill Race Path project
A local public transit advocacy group passed out awards this week for transportation improvements in Eugene and Springfield.
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST) gave the inaugural “BESTies” awards to PeaceHealth Rides, Springfield’s Mill Race Path project, and Eugene’s Amazon Corner.
Essex partners with local agency to provide arts education
In Oregon’s education budget, school arts programs get the short shrift. To make this up—districts must rely on community-based support to ensure students receive at least some arts education.
The Gilded Age
Oro apartment building opening in May with a golden theme, small rooms and lots of space for work from homers to rub elbows.
Elmer's Opens second location in Eugene Springfield
Essex recently completed the conversion of a McGrath's restaurant into an Elmer's restaurant near Valley River Center.
Sponsors breaks ground on new homes
On Friday, April 5th, Sponsors Inc. broke ground on ten new tiny homes designed to help people returning from prison to successfully transition back into our community.
Corbett Stewart Celebrates Four Years at Essex
We were curious about how Corbett decided to be an Estimator and why he decided to join Essex four years ago. Here's what we learned.