Member Highlight: Venture General Contracting
HDC appreciates all the passion, hard work, and dedication our members devote to the affordable housing movement. No single organization could make this impact and secure this progress alone. The collaboration and connection among members is the human energy that works to ensure all people have a safe, healthy, and affordable home. We want to show our appreciation and learn more about our affordable housing community through these member highlights as each member is crucial to achieving the larger vision of this movement. This week our featured member is Venture General Contracting. Thank you for all the work that you do!
- What excites your team about the work you are doing?
One of the most exciting things about building housing in general is creating a space that someone calls home. The developers, architects, subcontractors and other partners that we work with on delivering affordable housing projects are passionate and creative, making coming to work fun and rewarding. We care about all of our community members and strive to provide impactful construction solutions that help these important developments succeed.
- What is a favorite office anecdote?
We thrive in challenging situations, and believe the impossible is only that which has yet to be achieved. As a young company, we took on one of our largest and most challenging projects to date, and many thought it would be an impossible feat. This challenge only added to the team’s dedication and drive to deliver the project according to the owner’s goals. We did it, when no one thought it was possible. You see, we like challenges. They push us all to be better, they bring us together, build comradery and make the day-to-day exciting and fulfilling. We relish the opportunity to help our clients break boundaries, achieve their goals, and develop transformative public spaces and buildings.
- What upcoming projects, partnerships, and news are you looking forward to?
Partnering with Mount Baker Housing and the greater development team to deliver the Maddux, a two-building affordable housing project near the Mount Baker light rail station. Those that are familiar with the development site know that we are dealing with highly contaminated soils. Mount Baker Housing has become the first nonprofit to work with the Washington State Department of Ecology to clean up and develop the site. We are thrilled at the opportunity to work alongside them and provide construction solutions to effectively manage the soils without affecting the budget and schedule of the development. Another bonus is building a thoughtful project that will positively impact the community while cleaning up a toxic underutilized development site.
- What have you been most proud of during your time as an HDC member?
We became a sponsor of Affordable Housing Week this year and really enjoyed seeing the event from ideation through execution. We were excited to support getting the word out about the various events that made up the week; and generally help promote the conversation about affordable housing and the benefits it brings to our community. We donated time to write the press release for the week as well as designed and managed online and print advertisements to drive more traffic to the Affordable Housing Week webpage. Multiple commercial real estate publications donated ad space, and it felt great knowing that someone might have made their way to learn more about HDC and AHW through our collective efforts.