-The Right Team for the Job -
Collaborative Construction Solutions, LLC began in March of 2013 in Washington state. In 2021 we added a second office in Arizona to expand on our local team in the area. Our founders 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 office and supervisory 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.
Jeremy - General Superintendent
Jeremy holds over 20 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. He 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 - General Superintendent
Jon has a lifelong passion for construction. With over 30 years managing and overseeing crews of over 40 staff members and multiple subcontractors on complex projects, you could say he's a seasoned vet! Jon has vast experience with building Federal and Public Works projects as well as private commercial projects. He is results oriented, skilled in time management and a proactive leader.
Tom - Superintendent
Beginning as a carpenter and working his way up the ladder, Tom has nearly 20 years of experience ranging from custom homes to large Commercial, State and Federal facilities. He has spent the last 6 years primarily on NAS Whidbey Island, renovating and constructing Naval Air facilities and hangars. During that time, he also led successful renovations for the Coast Guard, local school districts, and city park facilities.
Ray - Superintendent
Ray has been in construction for nearly his whole life. You can see from his long time in the industry that he enjoys what he does and knows what it takes to run a successful project. With over 30+ years in the industry with over 25 years spent as a field supervisor with a full range of experience from heavy civil all the way through to vertical construction.
Shane - Superintendent
Shane grew up in a small town in North Central Washington state on a cattle & horse farm where his interest in construction was sparked. He studied Sustainable Design & Drafting and steered his career into the Design Build and Disaster Recovery field where he was able to help & teach at the same time. He has dedicated the last 25 years to teaching from his extensive experience from building multi-family housing complexes to multi-acre tilt up industrial parks to expanding his students’ education to include high end commercial projects on their resumes. He has been a sitting member of the American Design & Drafting Board of Directors for over 8 years, where the standards for education and GD&T for the Board of Educations are set in all but two states.
He is most proud of being able to give back to the community by passing on his knowledge to people who may never have made it out of where they were in life and his recovery work during the complex fires of Okanogan and Pateros Washington, where everyone worked together to rebuild and restore over twenty properties.
Scott - Superintendent
After graduating from High School in Vancouver WA, Scott went into the construction industry. He has been in the construction industry for over 30 years in Washington and Oregon overseeing a variety of commercial projects throughout the Northwest. He works hard to ensure his knowledge of scheduling and job safety are a top priority on all projects.
Paul - Superintendent
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Brian - Superintendent
Brian is a construction professional with over 30 years of progressive responsibility in all phases of ground up commercial construction. He has extensive knowledge and experience in managing multi-industry (Government and private sector) initiatives and design build construction, renovation and demolition. Brian was also owner of his own construction company for 17 years and knows what it takes to ensure our projects are built with integrity and personal ownership.
Ivan - Assistant Superintendent
Ivan is a hardworking carpenter pushing his career to the next level as an assistant superintendent. Ivan was born and raised in Laredo, TX where his love for carpentry goes all the way back to about the age of 9, working in his dads shop. He found that the demands and challenges of framing a building suited his mind and physique. Ivan loves the atmosphere of the jobsite, and the process of making buildings as well as being introduced to new challenges and new opportunities. Hard work doesn't bother him! When he is not on the job, he likes to spend time with his kids, and play fetch with their Great Pyrenees!
Tae- Assistant Superintendent
Tae is as multi-faceted of an employee as they come in construction! Our work requires our folks to wear many hats and Tae is certainly well qualified for this! He is well-traveled in his career as he hails experience in the computer hardware and software industry and even worked as a security analyst monitoring and securing military networks. He owned his construction business for 8 years and prior to that worked for a residential contractor. He achieved his degree in computer science in Arizona.
Christina - Project Manager
Christina has been in construction since 2013. She started out with her AA in Business and then her BBA in Project Management and put her knowledge to work starting out as a office/ safety manager and insurance coordinator- she quickly worked up to an assistant PM and then a PM with her strong work ethic. Christina is based out of our AZ location.
Lisa - Project Manager
Lisa is is from Colorado and moved to the NW in 2017. She has worked in construction and architecture from all aspects from small residential to large commercial projects. She studied Entrepreneurship and Industrial Design at Metro State University in Denver, CO. She has an eye for detail and takes a creative approach to problem solving. During her free time she enjoys hiking, swimming and improving her previously abandoned 1970s era home. Lisa is based out of our WA location.
Baron - Project Manager
Baron has worked his way up from Assistant PM to his current role as a Project Manager since 2014. He has managing muli-million dollar projects with developers and takes pride in his communication with all stakeholders. Baron is based out of our AZ location.
Terry - Project Estimator
Terry is a multi-faceted estimator with over 30 years in the construction industry. With hands on experience that transitioned into the office as a general manager, he is well equipped to perform our take off estimates preliminary schedules and assist with our material procurement. Terry is based out of our AZ location.
Carlo - Project Engineer
Carlo has experience as a PE in construction for 3.5 years- his forte is in project document control in tracking RFIs, helping to maintain schedule, reviewing project plans and specs, and ensuring processing of submittals. We know that a successful project has just as much to do with the proper handling of the paperwork as it does with the proper construction in the field. Much of his experience comes from an array of hospitality sector projects in Arizona but also in TI commercial projects. Carlo has field experience leading a crew on high end finish work in Texas. Carlo is based out of our AZ location.
Glenda - Lead Project Administrator
Glenda is a seasoned project administrator, with nearly 20 years of experience in the construction business with many projects in all sectors (both Federal and private) of the industry under her belt. She fits right in with the Collaborative Team with her exceptional communication, organization, management, and multi-tasking skills. She prides herself in being self-motivated and detail oriented, to ensure our project documents and requirements flow seamlessly. Glenda is in our WA location.
Aletha - Project Administrator
Aletha has been in the administration side of construction since 2006 with duties ranging from accounting, customer service and risk mitigation and even ran heavy equipment for roughly ten years! She has found over the years that she most enjoys her interaction with subcontractors and vendors and the coordination with the field. We are happy to have her in this capacity to serve our clients and subcontractors alike! Aletha is in our WA office.
Andrea - Project Administrator
Andrea was born & raised in Idaho and moved to Washington State in 2018. She has worked in construction and administration for 10 yrs.
In her free time she loves to be on the water, travel, and spend time with her children, and her dog Merlin who occasionally joins the office staff. Andrea is in our WA office.
Teresa - Accounting Administrator
Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Teresa started working at her family owned business after school. There, her dad taught her the importance of work integrity with a positive attitude. She began her accounting career soon after in the banking industry and later pivoting to car dealerships. Teresa’s “need to know” attitude has turned out to be a beneficial trait in the accounting world. Both avid Dodger fans, Teresa enjoys traveling with her husband to various stadiums nationwide to root on the boys in blue. Their pride and joy Shelby (Daughter), graduated from Eastern Washington University with her bachelors degree in accounting in the spring of 2021 and they have been loving having her back home catching up on lost time while she was away at school! Teresa is in our WA office.
Linzy - Accounting Team
Linzy joined our team in May of 2021 as our front desk "run the show" gal and was eager to dip her toes in the waters of the construction industry! She is a current college student studying for a Business Management degree. With Linzy's hard work and dedication she has been promoted to our accounting assistant. Linzy works hand in hand with the accounting department to keep all things financial clicking in our office. In her free time, Linzy enjoys all things outdoors - fishing, kayaking, playing with her dogs, hiking, going to the beach and camping. Linzy is in our WA office.
Megan - Accounting Team
Pacific Northwest born & raised, she grew up and lived in Portland most of her life. Recently moving up to Battle Ground for her first home purchase. She moved from a 10-year logistics background to the construction business. She’s excited to learn more about the field and all that comes with it. She hopes that her positive attitude and willingness to learn whatever she can, will bring a great presence to the company. Outside of work she loves cooking and entertaining for friends and has found a new love for gardening. Megan is in our WA office.
Hailee - Office Administrator
Born and raised in Vancouver, WA, Hailee has grown up in a construction household with family being in the field and in office. After studying at Clark College and working in customer service for 7 years, she is excited to start her own journey in the industry! Hailee is working at our front desk while assisting wherever she can. When Hailee’s not at work she loves to spend time at home with her boyfriend and 2 cats, taking trips with friends going camping or to the beach, cooking and drawing! Hailee is in our WA office.
Cooper & Journey - Office Dogs
We try to remember to have a fun side here in the office and Cooper and Journey are just what we need to help with this. Cooper is a rescued stray that we adopted from the Clackamas dog shelter. At just four years old, he is working hard on his social skills as a greeter and notifying us when the mail or Fed-Ex arrives. Journey, the Great Dane, is also a rescue. She's a little more shy than Cooper and takes her time getting to know new folks. They are the best of friends and provide the best entertainment playing. They keep 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 they are ready to head to the park and play fetch!
CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS INCLUDE:
Project Engineer (WA)
Project Manager (AZ)
Traveling Concrete Team Members
Traveling Dump Truck Driver
Interested in joining our team?
Please send your resume and letter of interest to: