IMCO Recognized by AGC of WA, Given 4 Honors, Including The Grand Award for Construction Excellence for Work at Oso

Event Date:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

IMCO Wins AGC Community Service Award, Two Construction Excellence Awards, and The Grand Award

As a team, IMCO is incredibly proud of the four awards the company was honored with on Thursday, May 14 at the AGC of Washington’s annual awards celebration. The event took place at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

IMCO won the AGC/Moss Adams Service to the Community Award. This is a huge honor to be recognized for the many ways IMCO works to strengthen their communities. Over the past 10 years IMCO has donated over $1 Million dollars to charities. IMCO employees participated this past year in the company’s first-ever employee matching donation program, which benefited the victims of the Oso landslide. IMCO employees and owners give many hours of time, energy, and expertise to charities, helping strengthen their communities. Frank and Patti Imhof founded the company on the principles of hard work, strong families, and supporting community. The company does much that the Imhof’s are proud of. But Patti Imhof says, “Nothing makes me prouder of IMCO than when the company is able to give back to our communities.”

IMCO was also awarded Construction Excellence awards in two different categories for work at the Oso landslide site. IMCO won the Highway & Transportation category for their contract with WSDOT and Heavy/Industrial category for their contract with Snohomish County. The surprise at the end of the evening was the additional honor of receiving AGC’s Grand Award for IMCO’s SR 530 contract with WSDOT. The evening included a very powerful video presentation about the IMCO’s team’s experience working at Oso.

“The IMCO team is humbled and incredibly proud to have been able to come alongside the grieving community of Oso with compassion, respect, and sensitivity. IMCO's relationships with WSDOT and Snohomish County were strengthened over the course of a logistically and emotionally very complex project; We are proud of the teamwork, execution and courage exemplified by our employees and our partners on the project.” –Tyler Kimberley

IMCO started on-site at Oso with the search and recovery efforts immediately following the tragedy. Then IMCO worked for WSDOT to open the road back up to the public under a very demanding schedule. IMCO contracted with Snohomish County to complete cleanup of the housing and wood debris left in the wake of the slide.

IMCO crews worked around the clock for three weeks to remove roughly 70,000 cubic yards of mud and material that covered the highway immediately following the slide. WSDOT was able to reopen SR 530 a week earlier than planned. IMCO General Construction completed the project for $1.5 million under the original bid of $4.9 million.

After over a month of supporting the search and recovery efforts following the Oso Landslide, IMCO received Notice to Proceed on the WSDOT SR530 Roadway Clearing project on May 6th, 2014. This contract transitioned IMCO’s effort to cleaning up the mud and debris from Highway 530. Crews worked around the clock, seven days a week to complete this contract a week ahead of schedule.

“What made this project so successful — and what helped us finish our work so quickly — was the partnership between IMCO Construction and community members working as spotters,” said Snohomish County Executive Director Gary Haakenson in a news release last year.

For the Snohomish County contract, IMCO crews processed more than 200,000 cubic yards of material from the one-square-mile debris field. They recovered nearly 1,000 personal items, many of which were returned to family members. Most of the slide material stayed on site. It was smoothed and graded to improve stability and drainage, then hydro-seeded.

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