IMCO Wins AGC Community Service Award
SEATTLE, WA IMCO was honored four awards at the AGC of Washington's annual Build Washington Awards celebration.
IMCO won the AGC/Moss Adams Service to the Community Award. Throughout the past 10 years IMCO has donated more than $1 million to local charities in Whatcom County, where IMCO is based, and in the communities where IMCO works. This past year included the company's first-ever employee matching donation program, which benefited the victims of the Oso landslide.
Frank and Patti Imhof founded the company on the principles of hard work, strong families, and supporting community.
IMCO was also awarded Construction Excellence awards in two different categories for work at the Oso landslide site. IMCO won the Highway and Transportation category for their contract with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Heavy/Industrial category for their contract with Snohomish County.
IMCO received The Grand Award for construction for the SR 530 contract with WSDOT.
"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," said Tyler Kimberley, IMCO President. "IMCO's relationships with WSDOT and Snohomish County were strengthened over the course of a logistically and emotionally complex project; we are proud of the teamwork, execution and courage exemplified by our employees and our partners on the project."
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.
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.