2023 Year in Review Week 4

12/19/2023

As we come to the end of our final week of 2023 project reviews, we have enjoyed showcasing a wide range of our completed work, from beautiful theaters and unique retail spaces to high-end remodels. This week, we’re bringing our bread and butter to the front: new industrial tilt-up buildings. This is what we do; we take pride in bringing major square-footage projects to life and love to get creative with challenging builds.

Well known in the area as the ‘Tilt Kings’, we love to see those concrete panels standing up.


Burnt Creek Logistics

A new, 682,000 SF speculative warehouse with 36’ of clear height, four drive-through doors and two full sides of dock-height door openings. This project features unique exterior sunshades, custom planters, and shadow boxes. The sitework includes detention ponds, landscaping, paving, truck docks, right-of-way improvements, and several new streets. Completed in October, the project is now the 15th biggest industrial property in the Portland-Metro area.

Additional features include:

  • The project used more than 23,000 cubic yards of concrete
  • 128 roll-up doors
  • 180,000 SF of tilt-up concrete exterior walls

“One of the interesting things about this build was the land itself. It was part of an oak tree preservation site, which meant we had to replant any trees felled during the initial clearing of the area. Once we started excavating, we also discovered boulders the size of cars riddled throughout the area. In the end though, we were able to crush and use about half the rock for the site, and the trees add a unique landscaping touch that most warehouses don’t get.” – Jacob Klein, Project Manager

Perlo Team

Thomas Quesenberry | Project Executive

Jacob Klein | Project Manager

Ray Vigue | Superintendent

Tim Dorey | Foreman

Crystal Bentley | Lead APM

Mars Gracida | Field Safety Coordinator

Alli Strand | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Rinchem Cornelius

This new concrete tilt-up project serves Rinchem’s expanding presence in the advanced-tech market. The chemical warehouse is a type H2, H3, and H4- occupancy and includes a detached isolation tank and trailer parking pad, storm detention pond, site parking, as well as preparation for future expansion. This project included several technical aspects including a unique fire suppression system for flammable liquid storage, chemical resistant epoxy flooring, super flat slabs for wire-guided forklift aisles and a fully fireproofed roof structure.

Additionally, the building is fully temperature controlled and includes a backup generator for 24/7 operations. Challenging the project teams, the local jurisdictions was new to chemical storage. This required our teams to spend time providing education and guidance to keep the work moving forward while simultaneously maximizing the building’s ability to protect the occupants and public from the possibility of spills.

Additional features include:

  • Fully fireproofed roof structure
  • 6,400 SF specialty, outdoor gas pad for loading and storage
  • Site prep for future building

Perlo Team

Stephen Alger | Senior Project Manager

John Tompkins | Superintendent

Moses Ibrahim | Foreman

McKayla Marshall | APM

Brandon Brooks | Field Safety Coordinator

Torry Worthey | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Bauer Cases

The Bauer Cases project is an 89,000 SF new warehouse and office space for a supplier specializing in durable shipping and carrying cases. Constructed utilizing concrete tilt-up panels, this new single-story facility includes a floor-to-ceiling racking system, a product assembly and packaging area, and a 4,000 SF mezzanine with multiple office spaces.

Features include:

  • 8 drive-up loading docks
  • Specialty production workshop

Perlo Team

Devin Koopman | Project Executive

Lainee Perala | Project Manager

Tylor Kofstad | Superintendent

Joel Slayton | Foreman

Crystal Bentley | Senior APM

Mars Gracida | Field Safety Coordinator

Alli Strand | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Moraga Road Storage

This project was a complete ground-up build featuring four separate buildings housing nearly 1,000 individual storage units in San Pablo, California. The site presented several unique challenges, such as a fault line running diagonally through it that contributed to the one-of-a-kind building design.

The team also worked closely with engineers and local experts to incorporate seismic reinforcements throughout the entire site.  Additionally, the crew discovered sensitive native artifacts that had to be carefully excavated while under the supervision of an archaeologist.

“This was a great learning experience for our teams. We got to learn so much about Native American remains, archeological processes, common ADA issues, and even local art. I want to give a huge shout out to our on-site team, Superintendent Jarred Hakala and Foreman Matt Aleksich, for doing such a great job and being troopers for staying out of town to get the project complete. A fun experience all the way around.” – Stephen Alger, Senior Project Manager

Features include:

  • Seismic-lead design to work around a major fault line
  • Spray-paint mural done by local artist
  • Highly accessible entrances and storage units for clients with mobility requirements

Perlo Team

Stephen Alger | Senior Project Manager

Jarrad Hakala | Superintendent

McKayla Marshall | APM

Mia Doyle | Admin Assistant

Jacki Williams | Payroll Manager

Torry Worthey | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Final Thoughts

It’s been an exceptional year for all our teams and their projects. We’ve worked with some fantastic partners in both new and old markets, learned so much along the way, and brought some ground-breaking projects to life. All this wouldn’t be possible without the incredibly hard-working labor teams, superintendents, foremen, operators, project managers, and, of course, our clients who trust us to better their businesses.

We look forward to continuing to grow and build next year with a list of projects already lined up. If you’re interested in constructing a new facility, please get in touch with our team today. We’re eager to build for you!