40 years and counting!

October 15, 2020

40 years is a big accomplishment. It’s 40 years of dedication, hard work and perseverance going through the same daily routine. Today, we celebrate Sean for achieving 40 years with Art Anderson.

“Four decades of service, dedication, and loyalty to one firm is something to surely celebrate. This type of tenure creates a sense of family and creates the company culture that Art Anderson strives for. Sean started out as an intern while attending the University of Washington. Over the years he worked his way up and through the organization, working every type of project, reaching the position of Vice President of the Facility Division and now the company’s Chief Engineer. Today we honor and thank Sean for all his achievements along the way!” says Ben Anderson, CEO/President of Art Anderson.

Sean is a great engineer, strong leader, and a fun person to work with. He has been a vital team member and oversees the quality on many projects. Significant projects include: Multiple tasks, large and small with Lockheed Martin Space Company, the Repair of the Saltwater Distribution System at PSNS, and the Renovation of the BEQ 2302/2102 at Bangor Naval Base Kitsap.

All of us at Art Anderson look forward to working with Sean for years to come!

National Entrepreneurship Day

November 17, 2020

In honor of National Entrepreneurship Day, we would like to applaud all who took the chance to go out on their own and made it through all the challenges. It takes a special kind of person to take that risk. The risk of starting over, of hard times, and the ultimate risk of potential success.

Art Anderson Associates wouldn’t be who we are today if Art himself hadn’t taken that risk back in 1957. Art saw the need for better service and with the help of his wife (Bea) and a designer, set out to do just that. Three generations later, we are still here and growing. The entrepreneurial spirit has been passed from father to son, and with each generation, Art Anderson becomes stronger. We have grown from a firm providing just Marine Engineering to a multidisciplinary engineering and design firm that offers Facility and Marine Engineering. What shall we take on next?

 

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ~John A. Shedd

Women in Design & Construction Conference 2020

Our COO Melissa Anderson did a presentation at the WIDC back on December 8 & 9, 2020. Melissa, along with Ivi Gabales from Rice Fergus Miller (architecture) and Sheryl Van Anne from Mortenson (construction), did a presentation on Architects, Engineers, and Contractors and what drives them crazy about each other. A survey went out to the 3 sectors to capture the opinion of others on what they like about working with each other and the challenges that are faced. The results showed a great amount of things each sector liked about another but some of those likes were also the biggest dislikes, for example the top like for engineers is their attention to detail but the biggest dislike is too much attention to detail. Overall, between the three sectors, the biggest complication is communication. Just like any relationship, communication is key! Melissa, Ivi and Sheryl did a great job putting this presentation together. If you would like more info, please reach out to Melissa Anderson at manderson@artanderson.com.