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Nick Trullinger, Project Accountant, Essex General Construction, Inc, is now among the most highly qualified construction financial professionals in the industry, having recently earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) designation.

Our people are our most important asset.  Bill Jaques is a great example of that.

Our employees are our greatest asset. Wayne Wheeler is a perfect example.

Our employees are our greatest asset. Corbett Stewart is a great example of that.

On February 22nd, when you donate to KLCC, Essex will contribute $50 to FOOD for Lane County - that's enough for 100 meals!

Our people are our best asset. Chris Thomas is a great example of that. Chris was hired in 2020 as an IT Support Specialist. He was promoted in 2022 to Senior Network Administrator. At the end of January 2023 he passed two incredibly challenging exams to enhance the skillset he brings to Essex. 

According to Arie Rolfe, our Accounting and IT Manager “Chris is the ultimate team player. He always put in 110% to get the job done. Whether it be learning something completely new or hitting that midnight grind you can count on him. He brings a knowledge and experience from the IT and cyber security world that continue to push us forward and will make us better. He is a valuable member of the Essex family, and we are lucky to have him. Not to mention he brings cute corgi puppies into the office.”

So we asked Chris a few questions.

Essex was recently notified that we meet or exceed the qualifications for participation in the AGC Safety PRIDE Achievement Program! 

In January 2023 Jodi Sommers our Marketing Manager was given SMPS Oregon's MVP Award and a round of applause for her work on the Programs Committee.

Our people are our best asset. Nate Vosika is a great example of that. Nate joined Essex as a carpenter in 2019. Since that time, he has risen through the ranks as a Project Engineer and now a Project Superintendent.

According to Dave Ramirez, our General Superintendent “Nate is a high performer. He’s smart, intelligent and wise beyond his years. Nate uses those skills to manage difficult situations while making accurate decisions.” 

So we asked Nate a few questions.

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ScanlanKemperBard ('SKB') has announced the completion of construction at The Overland, a six-story apartment community with top of market finishes.

Our people are our best asset. Eliot Adams is a great example of that. Eliot was hired in 2020 as a Project Engineer. He was recently promoted to Project Manager.

According to our David Ramirez, our General Superintendent "Eliot is an amazing team player. He’s always willing to put forth the extra effort to make the next step easier for all involved."

So we asked Eliot a few questions. 

Essex worked in partnership with MWA Architects to create The Keystone in Eugene, Oregon. The Keystone is providing permanent supportive housing for families experiencing chronic homelessness. The property became a reality through the partnership of Homes for Good, the public housing authority for Lane County; the county; and ShelterCare, a nonprofit that provides supportive services to low-income populations.

Delivered one month ahead of schedule, The Nel, a new downtown Eugene apartment building from Homes for Good, was named to invoke a personal feel. It purposefully sounds like the name of a person, but it’s not based on a real person. Its origins can be found within the name of the street it sits on, Charnelton.

Our people are our best asset. Nishant Vadlamudi is a great example of that. Nishant joined Essex in 2016 as a Project Engineer. He’s learned a lot and taken on many new challenges over the years. He is currently an Estimator/Project Manager. 

“Nishant manages the unique dual role of Estimator / Project Manager very well, taking his projects from start to finish. His attention to detail, team leadership and flexibility have enabled him to be successful working on projects in challenging environments. He is a solid part of the Essex team and one more reason for our continued success.” – according to Chuck Conditt, Estimating Manager. 

So we asked Nishant:

Our people are our best asset. Nick Humbert is a great example of that. Nick joined us as a Carpenter Journeyman in March of 2021. He always brings a humble and positive attitude. Nick never shies away from any tasks and is always willing to step up. Whatever he takes on, he gives it his all.

According to our General Superintendent, David Ramirez - “Nick has been the rock in our foundation at The Overland.” For those that don’t already know, Nick is a self-described, unapologetic, rock hound. If you ask him what’s in his pocket, more than likely he’ll pull out a rock.

Our people are our best asset. Joe Dunson is a great example. Joe joined Essex as a Project Manager in November 2018. He's managed projects for Homes for Good, Sponsors Inc., FOOD for Lane County and North Eugene High School.... 

Bette Crittenden has been a valued member of the Essex team since 2000. With her 20 plus years of experience, we wanted to check in and learn more about her history. She has worn many hats, and continues to learn and grow and take on new challenges. So we asked her...

Don has been with Essex-owned companies for well over 20 years. Whenever we've asked him to step up and take on new responsibilities, his response is always "yes."...

The city of Eugene and private developers are working on a series of significant projects near the banks of the Willamette River in a bid to revitalize the long-neglected waterfront.

This mixed-use project is expected to spur redevelopment within the Tigard Triangle Urban Renewal Area. The Overland will feature two six-story buildings with 219 apartments, a shared parking structure and voluminous retail and commercial spaces.

That's right. When you donate $20 or more to KLCC between now and December 9th, Essex will donate 60 meals to your neighbors in need.

John is the longest tenured employee at Essex and we love having him as a part of the team! Because of that, we wanted to learn more about his time at Essex, in addition to all the great projects he has built in our community.

We've been constructing some great projects and building strong relationships in Eugene since 1987. 

As supporters of Our Community Birth Center gathered to cut a rainbow cord — better suited than the traditional ribbon used in opening ceremonies — the light drizzle overhead turned to a steady pour.

Essex General Construction has named Bo Oswald president. He joined the company in 2015 as vice president in charge of Portland operations.

The Midtown Arts Center, at 16th Avenue and Pearl Street, is open and functional.

The seven-story mixed-use structure, called The Midtown, opened at the beginning of the year. The 128,000-square-foot development is an unusual marriage of private luxury housing development with 40 residences rising from the second through seventh floors, and nine Eugene performing arts organizations on the first floor.

Essex General Construction founder Jon Texter has stepped down as president and from day-to-day operations.

Billy Phillips has joined Essex General Construction as business development manager. He formerly was president and chief executive officer of Reynolds Electric, and before that a senior leader at Andersen Construction.

Dan Skotte has been named Essex General Construction Vice President of Operations. He will manage the firm’s project management staff and coordinate overall operations, preconstruction and project staffing plans and schedules.

Andy Patton has joined Essex General Construction as a senior project manager. He leads the firm’s special projects division in Portland; it includes sustaining work for a number of clients – high-tech and communications firms, USDA food-grade facilities, and health care and retail companies.


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