03.27.20
Stay Home, Stay Healthy | Washington Executive Order
We want to let you know how Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation (NO. 20-25) issued on March 23, 2020, and his follow up Construction Guidance Memorandum issued on March 25 is currently impacting our construction services in Washington.
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03.24.20
Stay Home, Save Lives | Oregon Executive Oregon
As many of you know by now, Governor Kate Brown enacted a “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order (NO.20-12), which officially took effect as of 12:01am on March 24, 2020.  This order requires individuals to remain at their home or place of residence as much as possible, to maintain social distancing and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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03.18.20
COVID-19 Response and Protocols
The impacts of COVID-19 coronavirus continue to compound in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  We are extremely sensitive to the concerns this new virus is generating and want to share the actions we have taken to keep our employees, our clients, and our business partners safe and healthy while completing client projects in a productive and yet responsible way.  Below is a summary of these actions:
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10.21.19
Take care of your gutters, and they’ll take care of you
When it comes to our home, there are many domestics foes that we all try to keep at bay. One of the most insidious is water. Ok, insidious is a strong word, obviously water isn’t out to get us like in a horror film (Happy Halloween), but that doesn’t negate the harmful effects of clogged gutters and downspouts. 
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09.22.19
17 Ways to Winterize Your Home
It’s that time of year again, as both warm weather and summer fun start to leave us, and mother nature begins changing the first few leaves into autumn.
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07.09.19
Fungus is excellent on pizza, but not in your attic.
When you think of Portland or Seattle, what comes to mind? Blazers, Seahawks, great wine, great food - sure. However, clouds and rain are most likely at the top of that list.
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06.25.19
Your building is hit by a car, what do you do next?
Fleeing from the police through the streets of West Seattle, the stolen airport shuttle sped,
uncontrollably towards the West Seattle Health Club. The impact could be heard blocks away,
but the worst was yet to come….

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05.28.19
Don’t Get Burned with Fire Code Violations
Our modern-day fire codes are built on vast historical records of national fire disasters. It seems that we learn our lessons when major tragedy strikes. Flipping through history books, we find “Great Fires” have touched many of our nation’s towns and cities: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871; the Great Seattle Fire of 1898; and in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire of 1942 - the list and the learnings go on.
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05.07.19
Heat Stress
The effects of heat stress range from simple discomfort to dehydration, heat exhaustion and life-threatening heat stroke. Too much heat can cause fatigue, hurt job performance and increase the chance of injury. Heat stress also makes it difficult to concentrate on the job, which can be hazardous.  
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04.23.19
Charter Construction: Past, Present, and Future
The Pacific Northwest has grown by leaps and bounds. Thirty-six years ago, before the tech industry took hold of Seattle and before Portlandia told us Portland was the hippest place in the United States, Charter Construction set out to be honest, do good work, and instill that ethos into all who came and worked here.
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