-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 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 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. 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 joined our team in the spring of 2019 with 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 comes to us with 15 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. He has 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.
Frank - Superintendent
Frank started his own construction company after obtaining his General Contractor’s license in California in 1986. He then moved to Nevada, & obtained his Nevada Contractor’s license. In December of 2020 he made the move to Arizona where he currently resides.
He has handled projects ranging from small commercial tenant improvements to full restaurants, bakeries, a church, hospitality and financial institutions and a 29,000 square foot casino working as a superintendent, managing a crew of 60+ including subcontractors.
He has extensive residential construction experience in high-end custom homes with guesthouse’s, wet and dry sauna’s and a couple of pools with spas.
Shane - Superintendent
Shane grew up in a small town in North Central Washington state on a cattle & horse farm where he learned to build and Sustainable Design while learning to work with nature & blend their build environment into the natural environment. 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 some of the neediest groups and is immensely proud to say his students have gone on to obtain degrees in drafting & engineering, hold jobs in both city & state positions, and some have even opened their own companies.
His extensive resume ranges 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 teaching a trade 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 back to the original condition including all trees and built environments.
Scott - Superintendent
Drew - Superintendent
Andrew (Drew) was born and raised in California, but now resides in Arizona with his wife, kids and their two Rottweiler dogs. He has a background in heavy civil concrete and construction that dates back to the late 90's. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and trucks and spending time with family. He is an avid sports fan, particularly baseball and football.
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!
Sean - Project Manager
Sean has enjoyed his career in construction since 2008--working his way up through safety, estimating and project management. He is a strong collaborator in his communication with the architects and the engineering from the project design phase project completion. Sean is based out of our Mesa, AZ office.
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 Mesa, AZ location.
Bethany - Associate Project Manager
Bethany brings a love of mathematics, physics, and creative problem-solving to the Collaborative team. While pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bethany became captivated by the technical and creative aspects of the construction industry. Since then, she has spent the last 2+ years working in commercial construction with a focus on design-built alongside her classes. Bethany has obtained an Associates of Science and is currently a senior in the bachelor’s program at PSU.
Though Bethany was born in Seattle, she moved to Southern California when she was just a week old. However, she has spent the last 20 years back in Washington state where she spends her time outside of work and class raising her two children.
Janette - Associate Project Manager
Janette comes to us from Soldotna, Alaska, where she started working in her family owned and operated civil construction and oilfield company. She did a little of everything thing; dispatching trucks for snowplowing and then roadbuilding and at age 13. She moving to Portland in 1998, and began working towards project management with an emphasis on civil construction and ecology. She brings solid experience, certifications in many areas, and knowledge to each and every project, is CECSL certified, completed her OSHA 30 & has spent a substantial amount of time in the field, performing storm-water inspections, monitoring trench safety, supervising traffic control and operating equipment. She has her Residential and Commercial Building Inspectors Certs that she obtained while serving the public at Clark County Building Safety. Her reputation & report with the excavating community is what she is most proud of and continues to make communication and a problem-solving attitude an utmost priority on all the projects she is tasked with. When not discussing all things dirt, Janette enjoys shooting & preparedness.
She currently resides in Battle Ground and works out of our Washington office.
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.
Zach - Project Administrator
Zach started out his career in construction as a low voltage tech but was quickly recognized for his ability to help on the project coordination side with his knack for working with subcontractors and vendors for managing the project budgets and timely completion. He is excited to continue to build on this knowledge by pursuing additional education with the end goal being a construction project manager.
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 excited to have her in this capacity to serve our clients and subcontracts alike!
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 of course….hang out with her dog Merlin. (Our newest "Office Greeter"
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!
Linzy - Accounting Assistant
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.
She lives on a farm so she stays very busy - tending to the horses, donkeys, goats, and chickens. In her free time, Linzy enjoys all things outdoors - fishing, kayaking, playing with her dogs, hiking, going to the beach and camping.
Megan - Office Administrator / Front Desk
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.
Tammy - HR & Safety Specialist
Tammy joined the Collaborative team with over 15 years of Office Manager and HR experience. Her most recent experience was with an airline contractor which gave her the opportunity to become well-versed with Federal compliance requirements as it pertains to HR. She loves sports and along with her husband, she is working to hit as many ball parks across the US as possible. Tammy takes any excuse she can to go to the beach but also in her free time she likes to take in a movie or 2, sew, hike and spend time with her husband, kids and grandkids.
Cooper & Journey - Official "Office Greeters"
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. 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:
Concrete Team Superintendent
Interested in Joining our team?
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