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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.

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.

When it's not safe for homeless people to gather in shelters to escape the cold, other solutions are needed. 

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. 

Josh Bernard, Jon Mattheisen and David Ramirez have recently been promoted.

The Overland will feature 219 apartments, 6,000 square feet of office space for tallest structure in the Tigard Triangle.

Essex is a proud sponsor of the Play Your Part Auction to be held on August 21st from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Learn more about how FOOD for Lane County is managing during COVID-19

Do two good things at once on GivingTuesdayNow!

Essex General Construction Capabilities Statement

Essex's own Jon Mattheisen, who leads our concrete division, has been elected to the board of the Eugene Builders Exchange.

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.

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 Legendary Pizza in Newberg undergoing  renovation.

We've got so many talented design professionals in our community. Here's some of the great work they've submitted this year.

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!!

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.

I’ve worked at Essex for 18 years but have worked with Essex’s President Jon Texter on and off since 1976. 

Let's do two good things at once.

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.

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.

Oro apartment building opening in May with a golden theme, small rooms and lots of space for work from homers to rub elbows.

Essex recently completed the conversion of a McGrath's restaurant into an Elmer's restaurant near Valley River Center.

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.

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.

Essex: Ingenious ideas lead to innovative solutions. Featured in Open for Business Magazine.

Aaron Lacey is celebrating his two-year anniversary with Essex. Aaron is a Project Manager and has led projects such as Pear Valley Senior Living, Mahonia, and The Cottages at Greer Gardens. He is also breaking ground on a new Senior Living Community in Roseburg, Oregon.

Community Applause Award presented to Essex General Construction by Oregon Bankers Association and Oregon Business Magazine.

An interview with Dan Skotte Essex's New Senior Project Manager

What first got you interested in construction?

My interest in construction started in high school when I spent a summer working for a family friend who owned a custom home construction company. I was intrigued by the process and the challenges.

The February edition of ORA™ Power Rankings highlights the Top 100 Student Housing Properties in the nation by online reputation for 2018. The Top 100 properties made the cut from more than 1,500 student housing properties across 19+ review sites and ILSs. our project The Patterson was a strong contender.


Essex helps build Conestoga huts to house the homeless
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