-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.
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.
Dane - Superintendent
Dane is in our Arizona area and has been in a supervisory role for the last 16 years. He has a history in the trades for 25 years. Dane prides himself on being a team player, and balancing keeping a project on schedule while ensuring it meets quality control and inspection requirements.
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.
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 Manager & 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.
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. We appreciate that Glenda is both a teacher and a life-long learner; likely stemming from her earlier career in the Battle Ground School District—she fits right into the Collaborative way of sharing and receiving information though effective communication. Glenda is a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident; in 2000 she moved from the greater Seattle area to Vancouver, Washington. Glenda attended Central Washington University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in General Business.
Aletha - Project Administrator
Aletha has been in the administration side of construction since 2006 with experiences ranging from accounting, customer service and risk mitigation. Prior to that she was out in the field and even ran heavy equipment for about 10 years. She has found over the hears that she most enjoys her interaction with subcontractors and vendors and helping to coordinate with the field.
Katie - Project Engineer
Katie is a pro-multi-tasker with a track record of handling multiple projects with ease. She has been in the construction industry for over 5 years after starting her career with a subcontractor in Denver. She moved back to Arizona in 2019 to continue on her path in commercial general contracting. She is a self described Tahoe enthusiast, Oakley collector and coffee connoisseur!
Teresa - Accounts Receivable
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 - Accounts Payable
Linzy joined our team in 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 team and works hard 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.
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 Manager (AZ)
Traveling Dump Truck Driver
Interested in joining our team?
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