Our Washington office has been delivering construction services across the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade. We leverage decades of sector specific industry experience within the Multi-Family, Office, Hospitality, Higher Education, Aviation, Transportation, Water, Energy, Healthcare and Federal markets.
We are a proud employer of experienced local construction professionals. Our Seattle leadership team is dedicated to The Walsh Group’s mission of: Leading the Construction Services Industry by offering clients the highest level of Internal Expertise, Safety, a Fully Integrated Suite of Services and a Family Approach to Business.
Seattle Building Team Members
Doug Benjamin, Program Manager
Doug is responsible for managing the Seattle Office for the Building Group. Doug brings 20 years’ experience delivering successful and award-winning projects. He has had a part in all of Walsh’s PNW projects and is currently overseeing all building projects. Doug is a major advocate for all of Walsh’s volunteer efforts, including being on the Rebuilding Together South Sound Board of Directors.
Warren Johnson, Director of Business Development
Warren is responsible for pursuing new business and expanding the company's brand across the public and private markets in Seattle. He brings over 33 years of commercial construction and real estate experience to Walsh. From project management to executive leadership, he has overseen large scale negotiated projects. Warren is on the PNW CMAA Board and very active in NAIOP, ULI and DBIA.
Mike Sheeran, Senior Project Manager
Mike is responsible for overseeing the project management staff on multiple multi-family and residential projects. Mike brings 20 years’ and a diverse portfolio of experience working on high-rise, multi-family and office projects in Seattle and Chicago, along with the award-winning Denny Substation project in Seattle.
Keith Dyer, Regional Safety Manager
Keith oversees all safety aspects of Walsh’s building group projects in the Western Region. He brings over 32 years of safety and health experience in the construction industry. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with extensive experience in the development and implementation of comprehensive Loss Control Programs.
Jackie Corley, Marketing and Proposal Manager
Jackie is responsible for the proposal and marketing initiatives for the Seattle Office. Along with directing the proposal process, she participates in strategy development, manages the proposal schedule as well as writes and edits proposal sections. Jackie also leads the region’s community outreach initiatives, planning regular philanthropy outings and events to support numerous organizations.
Gayane Aghazarian, Senior Construction Technology Manager
Gayane leads the Seattle region in integrating technology advancements throughout construction operations by promoting, educating, and implementing process improvements. She leads the BIM coordination process on all West Coast projects. Gayane brings extensive experience executing BIM planning, MEP shop model coordination, pre-fabrication, and quality control using BIM.
Seattle Heavy Civil Team Members
Barry Pihowich, Business Group Leader
Barry leads Walsh’s Washington and Northern California heavy civil operations. He has more than 34 years of experience and is responsible for the executive management of operations and pursuits for P3, design-build, and design-bid-build projects. His career has been spent on multi-million-dollar heavy civil, earthworks, and transportation infrastructure projects in the tri-state area and western Canada.
Ray Riojas, Area Manager
Ray has 35 years of experience and has managed Walsh’s Seattle Civil division for seven years, executing more than $300 million in projects for clients such as King County, Sound Transit, Seattle City Light, and the cities of Bellingham and Seattle. Ray is responsible for more than 60 full-time professionals providing project and construction management, estimating, accounting, and operational services.
Kenn Hallquist, Senior Project Manager
Kenn has 22 years of experience coordinating with public project owners, stakeholders, and subcontractors. Kenn is currently Walsh’s Project Manager on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension project for Sound Transit, managing Walsh’s self-performed scopes of work and more than 50 subcontractors in addition to ensuring the safety and access of Tacoma’s businesses and pedestrians.
Neil Hunt, Senior Project Manager
Neil has 22 years of experience on more than $6.5B of civil engineering construction projects, including six design-build projects totaling $740M. Most recently, Neil was project manager on WSDOT’s $120M I-5/SR 16 Interchange – Construct HOV Connections design-build project, responsible for realizing WSDOT’s project goals and the “Project First” culture. At Walsh Neil focuses on design-build project pursuits.
Tim Rule, Senior Project Manager
Tim has 23 years of design and construction experience with various delivery methods and all phases of work. He understands what is important to clients and ensures it is applied throughout project execution. Tim focuses on project pursuits and estimating, with a focus on light rail, and develops unique safety programs with industry leading results.
Mike Bragg, Project Manager
Mike has 15 years of experience on heavy civil construction projects, with particular proficiency in scheduling complex projects such as the U-District Station concrete package project for Sound Transit and the South Magnolia CSO Control project for King County. Mike is the Project Manager on the Middle Fork Nooksack River Fish Passage project.
The Walsh Group offers seamlessly integrated services to plan, finance, build, operate and maintain the full life-cycle of a project. Each of our projects demand unique, client-focused solutions, built on the solid knowledge-base we’ve developed from our diverse portfolio. The result is a broad range of multi-faceted services – executed via a proven, highly disciplined process.