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Press Release: Be Aware of Apprenticeship Scam

Chambers Construction has become aware of a scam in which attempts to recruit applicants for an apprenticeship at Chambers Construction are being used

Over the last several days, Chambers Construction has received phone calls from concerned parents regarding their child’s pursuit of Chambers Construction’s apprenticeship program. These calls originated out of Portland, Oregon. The recruiting tactics included asking for bank account information for direct deposit or offering a $20,000 signing bonus.

While Chambers Construction does offer an apprenticeship program, it’s based out of Eugene and is operated solely face-to-face, not targeting perspective applicants online.

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  • June 14, 2018
River Road El Camino Elementary School

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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’s newest building started with a parking garage design and developed into a beautiful mixed-use project. The final result 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

Eugene 4J’s light-filled and colorful new River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary 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

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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
Holiday Giving at Womenspace

Holiday Giving Program at Womenspace

"We filled both wish lists and added a few goodies as well."

Chambers Construction was excited to participate in the 2017 Holiday Giving Program at Womenspace. Project Engineer Cassandra Dare worked with the team at Womenspace to identify two families we could sponsor.

Women’s Space is a local nonprofit that serves victims and survivors of domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. They provide emergency crisis intervention to help victims and their children escape the immediate danger of abusive relationships, but also provide support services that help them transform from victims into survivors who have reclaimed their lives and live without violence and fear of further abuse.

The wish lists from our chosen families were short, however, with the help of Chambers employees and a generous donation from Chambers Construction, we filled both wish lists and added a few goodies as well.

  • December 23, 2017
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Education Grants for Technical Careers

"That’s a win-win for our community and our businesses."

The Bethel and Junction City School districts will receive grants for career technician education courses. As a strong supporter of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, we think this is a great investment in our local middle and high schools.

In an article from the Register Guard, Alisha Roemeling reported, “Examples of CTE classes — ¬once known as vocational courses — include construction technology, engineering, business management, early childhood development, computer sciences, robotics, engineering, culinary arts and more.”

These kinds of courses help students pursue careers in that are in high demand and pay a living wage right out of high school. That’s a win-win for our community and our businesses.

  • December 12, 2017
Turkey Stuffer

Turkey Stuffer

"This community tradition raises money to benefit Willamalane’s free summer playground program for kids."

Eighteen Chambers employees, family and friends walked and jogged in the Willamalane Park and Recreation District Turkey Stuffer this year. The Thanksgiving morning started out sunny and warm and ended with a group of soggy finishers, all glowing from their accomplishments!

This community tradition raises money to benefit Willamalane’s free summer playground program for kids. Participants can run or walk a flat 5K course through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. The event is open to all ages and families and friends are encouraged to participate together.

After the race, participants can spend some time enjoying the waves at Splash! at Lively Park at no charge.

  • November 30, 2017
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Red Cross Veterans’ Comfort Kits

"Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of services in Oregon."

Chambers Construction is proud to be a drop off site for the Red Cross Veterans’ Comfort Kit campaign. Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of services in Oregon and Southwest Washington, bringing support to those who have valiantly served our country by assembling comfort kits for local Veterans. To participate, bring by toiletry items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner and any others before November 8. For more info: http://rdcrss.org/2yWMerw

  • October 30, 2017
Civic Park

Eugene Civic Alliance

"Chambers Construction supports Eugene Civic Alliance."

Do you remember the first time you played on a “nice” field? It’s a pretty special feeling and one we hope all kids in our community experience. That’s why Chambers Construction supports Eugene Civic Alliance. Civic Park’s field will carry on the legacy that Civic Stadium left behind as a place where local athletes can experience the joy of playing the sports they love on their home turf. The field at Civic Park will be located on the west side of the site, between Willamette Street and the KIDSPORTS Fieldhouse. To ensure that the field is durable and available for use in the winter months, it will be constructed out of synthetic turf. https://eugenecivicalliance.org/inside-civic-the-field/

  • October 18, 2017
Bras for a Cause

Bras for a Cause!

" People could vote for one of our brawesome entries."

This year Chambers Construction had two entries in Bras For Cause! People could vote for one of our brawesome entries – Hammer out Cancer and Bra-Lesque Marquee with a $1 donation that benefits the Oregon Cancer Foundation.

“Hammer out Cancer” features: ** Blue prints of a mammogram machine. ** Little miniature hammer tools ** Yellow caution tape lacing/edging ** Miniature Chambers Construction hard hats on the straps. ** Miniature rolled up construction plans. ** Miniature tool box.

‘Bra-Lesque Marquee’ features: ** Light up lettering spelling the word ‘CURE’ ** Miniature construction crane with lights ** Chain with pink symbol of breast cancer awareness. ** As well as sparkly beading and blue feathers.

  • October 16, 2017
Northwest University Golf Tourney

Golfing for a Cause

"This was our 13th year and as always we were happy to participate in a great event for a great cause. "

Two Chambers Construction teams participated in the Northwest Christian University golf tournament at Shadow Hills Country Club. We were also presenting sponsors of the event. This was our 13th year and as always we were happy to participate in a great event for a great cause.

NCU is a University that fosters wisdom, faith and service through excellent academic programs within a Christ-centered community. It has 766 enrolled students with an average class size of 16 students. Studies offered include accounting, business administration, exercise science, psychology and teacher education. The university is a complement to our faith filled community.

  • September 22, 2017
LTD Maintenance Building

New LTD Maintenance Building

"The new building will bring some of LTD’s maintenance staff and equipment to the district headquarters."

The new Lane Transit District (LTD) maintenance building is taking shape in Glenwood. The new maintenance office and larger bus lot will help to accommodate LTD’s first all-electric buses.

Currently maintenance staff for LTD’s downtown Eugene, University of Oregon, Springfield, Gateway and other stations are spread across the 10 LTD stations. The new building will bring some of LTD’s maintenance staff and equipment to the district headquarters.

The bus lot re-striping is already adding to the efficiency of LTD’s operations as well. We are happy to be part of this excellent project with Lane Transit District and PIVOT Architecture.

  • September 12, 2017
Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place Eugene at Oakway Center

"Sneak Peek!"

Sneak peek! We are pretty excited for the opening of the Hyatt Place Eugene/Oakway Center and, quite frankly, to enjoy a beverage on that patio. The Hyatt Place is occupies the top three floors of the seven-story mixed-use building, which includes an upscale shopping center. There are 130 rooms along with beautiful open spaces, including a patio that is sure to be filled with patrons during the warm summer months.

  • August 11, 2017
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School - Eugene 4J

El Camino del Río Elementary School

"This is an exciting time for neighborhood families."

One month from today the new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School - Eugene 4J will be full of kiddos ready to start the new school year. This is an exciting time for neighborhood families and a Chambers Construction project that we are very proud of.

River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School is a neighborhood elementary school with a dual language immersion program, and one of four schools that has been replaced with 2013 bond funds. The new building is the fourth in the school’s history. The original River Road school was built in 1914, burned down in 1926 and was replaced with a new building, all at its original site at 1000 River Road. River Road School District merged into the Eugene School District in 1945. The third school building opened in 1953 near the previous building.

  • August 6, 2017
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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
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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

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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

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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
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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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