-The Right Team for the Job -
Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC began in March of 2013 in Washington state. The adventurers started the company with a vision of a construction company that is based on core values. CCS was formed with the passionate drive to create a company that can deliver superior quality and exceptional relationships through the collaboration of the entire project team. CCS has grown exponentially since its inception and has held true to their roots of why and how Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC came about.
Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC draws its experience from the seasoned professionals that it employs. With their nearly 100 years of combined career experience and nearly $1.5 billion in combined career contracts completed, the CCS team offers proven results and provides effective solutions to your needs. The strength of the CCS Team lies in the ethics and quality of their professional and technical staff. CCS has built an exceptional team of qualified and dedicated individuals, who are highly experienced in all aspects of the design, construction and management processes. Because of the broad range of professional needs associated with project and construction management, the CCS team is prepared to meet and exceed each client’s expectations.
The following is a brief introduction to the key personnel at Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC.
Lauren A. Hale - President
Lauren Hale grew up in a small neighborhood in the North West tip of Seattle. While observing her father establish a reputable landscape company, Lauren developed her drive to be an entrepreneur. Her father's landscaping business started out with a single truck and a small amount of equipment. His company quickly grew through word of mouth as a result of the quality of work completed as well as a reputation for doing the right thing for his customers. Her father demonstrated the importance of the relationship not only with the client but with employees as well. Ms. Hale was determined that the construction industry should be no different; our core values are in line with many of our personal values.
Ms. Hale is a graduate of Clark College and draws from her experience in working with larger clinics and hospitals in account management as well as her leadership roles as a clinician to manage the day to day business requirements of CCS. Lauren has combined her prior work experience and her personal approach to building strong relationships to manage the business. She manages all HR, all financial aspects of the business as well as project contracts. Ms. Hale has a particular interest in projects that will serve our communities such as churches and non-profits, schools and childcare facilities, police and fire, healthcare and government entities from local city and state to federal projects throughout the US.
Lauren works daily to maintain the focus of Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC on our mission of doing construction different by adhering to our core values of Safety, Relationships, Collaboration, Integrity and Time Management no matter what challenges arise.
Vernon H. Nielsen - Vice President / Project Manager
Vernon grew up on a small farm in Eastern Oregon and began his career as a welders helper at the age of 17. Vernon worked primarly in the industrial sector for the first portion of his carreer building projects such as powerplants, mine expansions, industrial processing plants and food production facilities. Vernon then moved on to working strictly in government and commercial construction with an emphasis on Design-Build. Mr. Nielsen is a responsible and highly motivated professional with 23 years of solid and diverse experience managing overall operations and optimizing organizational processes. Vernon has completed construction projects in excess of $24 million and has provided Construction Management on projects up to $500+ million in value.
Mr. Nielsen possesses extensive commercial and government construction experience, having provided leadership to numerous projects from initial conception to completion. He is a goal-oriented manger with outstanding technical knowledge of engineering concepts and designs and has an advanced knowledge in building systems and business operations. Mr. Nielsen’s management style is focused on communication with customers throughout project execution and he has developed an excellent rapport with customers on his projects. Mr. Nielsen’s knowledge of and experience in sustainable design and construction led to the achievement of LEED Gold and Silver on four buildings that he recently managed.
David Paddack - Superintendent
David Paddack has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, including 28 years as an owner operator of a successful Idaho based general construction company. He is an experienced industry professional providing innovative, comprehensive, and team-centric management services; driven to bring expertise in all aspects of construction projects from the ground up. Mr. Paddack is a consummate professional who brings integrity to all dealings, and promotes ethical business practices and long-term customer relationships.
David has delivered proven results bringing in jobs on time and under budget. David has managed projects across multiple states ranging from complex developments and build outs, to large commercial structures, apartments and Government buildings. David has a proven history of safely completing projects without injuries or incidents.
Jeremy Nielsen - Superintendent
Jeremy Nielsen brings our office over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He grew up on a farm and learned at a very young age what hard work was and the personal satisfaction of completing a job well. In his construction career he has experience in ground up construction, tenant improvements and remediation work. Jeremy is a true team player on every project who brings a great deal of that "can-do" positive attitude with every challenge.
Jeremy has spent the last few years successfully completing very "time sensitive" Federal projects- many of which have been in very remote areas from Washington state to Maine. Jeremy strives to ensure that the needs of our clients are met for time of completion and budget all while mitigating unforeseen challenges with ease.
Jon Levan - Superintendent
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Amanda Reill- Project Administrator
Amanda fell into the construction industry somewhat accidentally, and since beginning her career in project administration, has truly enjoyed the way the industry touches on so many areas of daily life. She thrives on the diversity of smaller & medium-sized projects and the opportunity to serve diverse groups of people and develop strong relationships with new teams. Amanda serves as a liaison between Collaborative, design teams, subcontractors, and all other parties necessary to make a project successful. Proactive communication is one of her highest values, and she strives to kindle that strength within the company, seeking to embody its “collaborative” nature!
Amanda wears many hats outside the office, including serving as a pastor in her local church congregation and a mother to two small children. She enjoys investing in the rich relationships she has been blessed with in this life, learning new things, and exploring the outdoors with her family. In the summertime, this includes spending many weekends in Maupin with her family’s whitewater rafting company!
Cooper - Official "Office Greeter"
We try to remember to have a fun side here in the office and Cooper is just the guy to help with this. Cooper is a rescued stray that we adoped from the Clackamas dog shelter. At just two years old, he is working hard on his social skills as a greeter and notifying us when the mail or Fed-Ex arrives. He keeps a close eye on the time clock too and reminds everyone to take a break now and then. As soon as work time is over he is ready to head to the park and play fetch!