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Two Chambers Constructions Projects Make the 2018 Top Projects Finalist List

The Daily Journal of Commerce honors excellence in the region's built environment

Two Chambers Construction projects are among the finalists in this year’s Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Top Projects list. DJC named River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School and the Oakway Center mixed-use building that includes the new Hyatt hotel to the 2018 finalist list. We’re proud of these projects and what they’ve added to our community.

According to the DJC:

“Since its creation more than two decades ago, TopProjects has become an industry tradition as a way to measure excellence in the region’s built environment. In order to qualify for this year’s competition, projects were required to be substantially completed by Dec. 31, 2017.

The finalists now move to the competition’s judging phase. Projects in several categories – including public buildings, private buildings, infrastructure, transportation and renovation – will be evaluated by a panel of professionals from the local building industry.”

Oakway Center

Oakway Center What started as a simple parking garage project developed into a beautiful mixed-use project that includes a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, restaurants, retail and a luxury hotel (with a rooftop bar that has, arguably, the best view in the city).

River Road El Camino Elementary School

River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School Light-filled and colorful, this new school offers a modern learning environment that will help students reach their potential. This technologically integrated school is a bilingual learning center that is energy-efficient, has larger classrooms for interactive education and ample common spaces for students and teachers to learn together.

Read at http://djcoregon.com/news/2018/03/05/djc-announces-2018-topprojects-finalists/

  • March 5, 2018
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Nancy Thornton Small Projects Division


Big Experience for Small Projects

No Commercial Project is Too Small

Our new Small Projects Division brings the big expertise and resources of Chambers Construction to work for owners and clients with small commercial and industrial projects.

Nancy Thornton, a project manager with big experience leads the Small Projects Division team.

“I love the construction process,” Nancy says. “Every project is different and brings new challenges. I enjoy navigating those challenges alongside clients.”

Nancy starts the project by meeting onsite to understand the client’s needs. She wants to see and hear first hand how a client envisions their unique project. By serving as a thoughtful and considerate partner early, Nancy can create an intentional construction process for the job with clear guidelines and expectations.

Once the project’s scope is clear, Nancy sees it to completion – from working with sub-contractors to managing the daily schedule, being proactive and advocating for clients and owners all along the way.

“I always want to give owners the best info to make decisions,” she adds. “Whether the owner comes to us with a clear vision or needs help figuring out what’s possible, I’m here to help.”

Do you have a project that might be a fit for our Small Projects Division? Give Nancy a call! 541-743-8650.

Nancy has been in the construction industry for 20 years. She’s married and has two kids. She and her husband are avid Duck fans, they enjoy camping, hiking and all things outdoors.

  • February 26, 2018
Tony Rodriguez Website Graphic

Chambers Welcomes Tony Rodriguez

Chambers Construction announces the hire of Tony Rodriguez as Pre-Engineered Steel Building Project Manager.

Tony has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He will serve as a Butler Steel representative, project manager and salesperson for Chambers Construction.

“Tony’s experience, drive and personality make him the perfect fit for his new position and he will make a great contribution to our team,” says Chambers Construction President Dave Bakke.

Tony’s experience and relationships in the regional building community will deepen Chambers Construction’s capacity and expertise, providing design solutions for a variety of project types to meet budget and schedule requirements.

“I’m excited to join the Chambers Construction team,” Tony adds. “Chambers has always been a leader in the community and I look forward to contributing to that mission.”

When not managing construction projects, Tony loves Oregon Duck Football and spending time golfing. He’s been married for 22 years. He has one son and a 9-month-old granddaughter.

  • July 28, 2017
Travelers Plaque Blue


Chambers Construction and Travelers Celebrate 50-Year Relationship

#1-rated Travelers Insurance recently recognized Chambers Construction for its 50-year commitment to excellence.

Long-term relationships like the one that Chambers has with Travelers are indicative of our commitment and longevity in the construction industry. Chambers has qualified for a healthy bonding capacity for 50 years with Travelers because of our reliability, our long list of successfully completed projects, our record of managing risk and our history of producing high-quality work. Travelers recently presented the company with a commemorative plaque celebrating 50 years together. Chambers is one of 56 accounts with Travelers for 50 years or more, of their more than 4,000 active accounts countrywide.

Travelers has been a leader in the surety industry for more than 100 years, with an A++ rating from A.M. Best and has provided surety credit for our company since 1967 – 50 years! A bonding relationship that old is very rare, even more so with a company like Travelers.

  • July 18, 2017
Yogi Tea Drone

Yogi Tea’s New Manufacturing Facility Takes Shape

The first LEED-certified tea production facility in the country is right here in Lane County

Chambers Construction is nearing completion on the new Yogi Tea manufacturing facility in Eugene. The CEO of Yogi shared that “the 180,000 square-foot facility will reunite the 114 employees in the Eugene-Springfield area under one roof.” The finished project will be 187,000 square feet and aims to become the first LEED-certified tea production facility in the nation.

  • April 12, 2017
Caddock Electronics campus

Caddock Electronics

High-tech R&D in Douglas County

Chambers recently completed construction of the latest expansion of the Glide, Oregon campus for Caddock Electronics, a R & D leader in performance resistors. The 30,000 square foot, single-story structure was designed to match the first two buildings built for Caddock. Due to the manufacturing and prototyping work conducted a Caddock, a sizeable electrical service was brought to the site in Glide. Through weekly job meetings with the design team, the project schedule, critical path dates for owner supplied equipment and quality control on building systems were kept in the forefront of everyone involved the project. The opening of the facility marks the latest return of high-wage jobs to Douglas County. Caddock is a family owned and operated business in a competitive industry. Their commitment to their staff and standards for this project’s expansion are evident throughout the completed building.

  • April 3, 2017
Serenity Lane Port Cochere

Chambers Construction has Two Daily Journal of Commerce TopProject Awards Finalists

Chambers Construction was honored to have two finalists in the Daily Journal of Commerce TopProject Awards for the work with Cascade Health Solutions’

Pete Moore Hospice House

For the Pete Moore Hospice House our team created a beautiful Northwest craftsman-style 17,000 square foot facility resembles a family home. This project was crafted to provide a peaceful and serene environment for patients and loved ones. The house has 14 individual patient rooms, a stunning great room, light-filled chapel, family room, dining room and family kitchen.

Serenity Lane Coburg Campus

At the Serenity Lane Coburg Campus, patients reside in one of four 3,200-square foot homes that occupy the perimeter. Other campus highlights include an expansive kitchen-dining area, a clinical training area, and a lecture hall that seats 250 people.

  • March 13, 2017
Chambers Construction Women in Construction group


Women in Construction 2017

Women in Construction at Chambers Construction Co.

From lower left and running counterclockwise: Kim H, Debi, Kim C, Pam, Stacy, Janelle, Tana, Tammy and Lila.

  • March 10, 2017
Civic Park architectural drawing


Civic Park Phase 2 Complete

Chambers Construction client, Eugene Civic Alliance, recently completed Phase 2 of the Civic Park Project.

This phase included a series of architectural renderings, providing a sense of the scale and scope of the new facilities and what it will mean for Eugene/Springfield.

The Civic Project fills an important need for field, court and gym space for kids in our community.

Our involvement on projects like Civic Park is meaningful for all of us at Chambers Construction. Many of our staff are deeply rooted in this community and our children have participated in Kidsports leagues for many years.

We understand the need for facilities that deliver quality and long-term value and we look forward to helping Eugene Civic Alliance realize its vision.

  • February 7, 2017
Eugene YMCA tennis complex

YMCA Eugene

Eugene YMCA prepares for upgrade of tennis complex

The process of replacing the roof and building siding has begun at the Eugene YMCA tennis complex. Crews are enjoying clear weather as they prepare the south gable end of the building for new panels.

Read at The Register-Guard

  • August 8, 2016
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Cash and Carry ribbon cutting

Cash & Carry (Springfield)

Chambers Construction of Eugene is constructing a storage building and renovating the former Brattain International Trucks building.

A second Cash&Carry is coming to Eugene-Springfield. The grocer’s Portland-based owner announced Tuesday that it will open a Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice in late August at 3585 Gateway Street, near Interstate 5 and Randy Papé Beltline. The company already has a Cash&Carry in Eugene at 4214 W. Fifth Ave.

Geared to restaurants, the stores offer large quantities of produce, meats, deli and dairy products, frozen foods, beverages, catering and janitorial supplies, and tableware, according to the company. The retailer sells to other customers, including church groups, caterers and anyone else looking to purchase in bulk.

“We buy in volume at the best possible prices and pass those savings along to our customers,” John Mathews, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a press release.

The 23,000-square-foot Springfield store will be the 19th Cash&Carry in Oregon, according to its owner, Smart Foodservice. The company has more than 50 stores in Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada and Washington.

Chambers Construction of Eugene is building the store by constructing a storage building and renovating the former Brattain International Trucks building near Gateway Street and International Way. The cost of the project is $3.2 million, according to City of Springfield building permits.

Construction workers were busy Tuesday at the new Cash&Carry, which faces Gateway Street.

Near the construction site a “coming soon” sign included the company’s slogan, “Where Restaurants Buy Better.”

Brattain International Trucks, which sells and services International big rigs, had leased the Gateway property but moved in 2014 to West First Avenue and South Bertelsen Road, said general manager Dave Mecheler.

Brattain owns the property in west Eugene, where it constructed a new building. The company also has dealerships in Bend, Albany, Salem and Portland.

  • June 30, 2016
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Hyatt Place Hotel

Oakway Hyatt Place taking shape

Eugene's first Hyatt hotel will occupy the top three levels of a new building on the west side of the shopping center

Structural framing going up on Oakway Hyatt Place (Eugene OR) as the hotel begins to take shape above the 300+ space parking garage. Crews have reopened the main access drive near Oakway Center’s newest building, increasing convenience to all the great shopping at Eugene’s premier retail spot.

  • June 23, 2016
Yogi Tea's new factory coming soon

Chambers to build Yogi Tea’s new factory in west Eugene

Chambers to build Yogi Tea's new factory in west Eugene

The building will dwarf just about every industrial building constructed in Eugene during the past 10 years. The last industrial project to eclipse it in size was a 187,000-square-foot warehouse built in 2007 for Tualatin-based Lumber Products, according to Eugene permit and Lane County property records.

Read at The Register-Guard

  • June 22, 2016
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Eugene Civic Stadium architectural drawing

Nonprofit alliance hires Chambers Construction for new facility at old Civic Stadium

Chambers Construction selected as contractor for Civic replacement

The Eugene Civic Alliance has hired a local contractor to build a sports and enter­tainment venue on the property once home to Civic Stadium. The alliance announced Monday the selection of Eugene-based Chambers Construction to build the proposed Civic Park project.

“We are excited to bring Chambers Construction onto the team,” Jon Anderson, the alliance’s board president, said in a statement. “They have deep experience working in the community on important projects that deliver quality and longstanding value.”

Read at The Register-Guard

  • June 7, 2016
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