Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Arena seat addition, upgrade set to begin in late summer

The Spokane Public Facilities District plans to start work late this summer on a project to replace all of the seating in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and to add a few hundred seats, which will bring the facility's capacity to just over Seating...

Halme is low bidder for water project

Davenport, Wash.-based Halme Construction Inc. is the apparent low bidder on a $1.8 million city of Spokane water project that involves replacing the Lincoln Heights booster station, says city spokeswoman Marlene Feist. Construction is slated to...

Garco, Richland contractor win jobs worth $38 million

Prominent Spokane contractor Garco Construction Inc. and Total Site Services LLC, a small Richland-based general contractor, have formed a joint venture and together have landed contracts totaling more than $38 million.Most recently, the joint a...

Valley city picks Inland Asphalt for $1.1 million Sullivan project

The city of Spokane Valley awarded a contract in mid-March valued at $1.1 million to Inland Asphalt Co., of Spokane, for a Sullivan Road rehabilitation project, says city spokeswoman Carolbelle Branch.That project, which will involve about a 1...

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Hospice set to start work on North Side care center

Hospice of Spokane plans to break ground next month on a $5 million Hospice House on the North Side, says Gina Drummond, the nonprofit's CEO.The planned 13,000-square-foot facility will be located on 2 acres of land Hospice of Spokane owns at W....

Shamrock bids lowest on Rockwood job

Shamrock Paving Co., of Spokane, is the apparent low bidder on a $2.2 million project to repave Rockwood Boulevard and a portion of South Upper Terrace Road, says city spokeswoman Marlene Feist. Work will entail resurfacing about a two-mile of a...

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Walker lands Gonzaga job to build tennis-golf facility

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, has been awarded a contract to construct Gonzaga University's new $6 million tennis and golf center on vacant property south of Mission Park, a few blocks east of campus.The complex will be constructed on a...

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Builders here win school projects throughout state

Three Spokane-based contractors have landed contracts for school construction projects throughout Washington state that are worth more than $100 million combined.Lydig Construction Inc. began work in February on an $80.3 million contract to do a...

Construction employment keeps rising

"In contrast to the broad gains in most construction segments, employment in public works construction has been flat or falling," Simonson says. These counts, which lag the overall industry totals by one month, show a drop of 3,500 employees in...

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Competition intensifies in sales for distressed Spokane-area homes

Competition is heating up here for distressed sales of single-family homes, especially those priced at under $100,000, some market observers here say.Distressed homes include foreclosed, bank-owned, and short-sale properties, which are sold and...

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