Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Builders tout Fall Festival's people's choice recipients

The Spokane Home Builders Association recently announced the people's choice award winners in its eighth annual Fall Festival of Homes.In the under $200,000 category, Lewis Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, won the people's choice for...

Air Control grows steadily after paring to core divisions

Air Control grows steadily after paring to core divisions

Air Control Heating & Electric Inc., of Spokane Valley, has grown steadily during the last 10 years after selling off noncore parts of the company, including its roofing division, says Max Johnston, the company's president and co-owner.Johnston...

Cd'A St. Vincent launches project for mentally disabled

Coeur d'Alene-based St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho is developing 14-unit apartment complex north of the Lake City's downtown area to provide housing for people who are disabled due to chronic mental illness, says the project's designer.The site...

Vandervert to start hotel project near WSU campus

Vandervert Construction Inc., of Spokane, is calling for bids from subcontractors on a $9 million Residence Inn by Marriott hotel project next to the Washington State University campus in Pullman, says Scott Gottsch, a project manager for project a...

Walker Construction keeps busy with negotiated projects

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, remains busy with work this year as it did through the recession, despite an overall industry slowdown, mainly by securing a number of projects through contracts negotiated directly with clients.While the in...

East Valley SD readies tech plans for former Army center

East Valley School District could take control of the former Walker U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at 3830 N. Sullivan, by June or earlier, based on an estimated timetable of a governmental process to transfer the surplus property. The plans...

Lakeview apartments envisioned in Cd'A - Art only

Lakeview apartments envisioned in Cd'A - Art only

One Lakeside LLC, of Aspen, Colo., wants to build a 12-story, $20 million-plus mixed-use tower, depicted above, at the northwest corner of First Street and Lakeside Avenue. As envisioned, the structure would have 90,000 square feet of multifamily...

Metro area home prices rise, sales up

Growth in metropolitan area median home prices increased in the third quarter, and more areas are showing gains, says the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors.The median existing single-family home price rose in 120 of...

Bouten Construction adopts lean construction practices

Bouten Construction adopts lean construction practices

Spokane-based Bouten Construction Co. has changed the way it approaches projects by looking at how to cut waste from the building process, while increasing productivity and efficiency, through the business practice known as lean construction.One...

Four community banks report increased earnings in Q3

Four community bank companies that have a presence in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area have reported increases in third-quarter net income.Two of those banks had posted a loss during the third quarter of 2011.While all are reporting challenges in...

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