Katrina began her apprenticeship with Alliant in 2008 and has been here ever since. Prior to that she was studying to be a nurse and had entered the DEP for the Marine Corps as Fire, Crash & Rescue.
What do you like most about your job?
Working on a roof overlooking the city on a sunny day, the constantly changing technology is an opportunity to learn, the thanks from a customer, and the feeling I get after a tough service call or repair when it’s finally completed.
I am a foodie and will try anything once but prefer extremely spicy food to the point it would melt most people’s face off.
I enjoy running and am in the 2nd year as Team Captain of our Hood to Coast team. I enjoy giving back and helping others and recently started a nonprofit specific to help Oregon military families.
Huge sports fan. Besides my daughter’s softball tournaments, we have season tickets to the Ducks and the Portland Timbers. Favorite teams include NY Yankees, NY Rangers, Green Bay Packers, Syracuse Orange Basketball and the Blazers.
We went to Orlando over Christmas and took the kids to Disney World and Universal Studios.
Rebecca started her apprenticeship at Alliant in 2013, working various projects at Salem Hospital.
What did you do before coming to Alliant?
I lived in a van down by the river.
What’s your favorite food?
What do you like to do on the weekend?
Swim, mountain bike, kayak, chill.
What do you like most about your job?
Lots of things: The Alliant culture; I have the knowledge and experience to really change people’s standard of living; no job is the same; the power, efficiency, and stimulation of collaborating with people from all trades and perspectives allows for creativity far beyond the self.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A marine biologist
Where did you go on your last vacation?
The liquor store.
What book are you reading?
Focusing by Eugene Gendlin
It has been our pleasure this year to focus our community donations to the Raphael House of Portland. In addition to monetary donations, we installed new toilets (thank you to Consolidated for the equipment) and did pro bono HVAC and plumbing work. We raised money and brought awareness to this non-profit through our annual golf tournament, poker parties, an ice cream social, sponsoring Cold Brew Coffee (thank you Percasso for the first keg) during the summer, and jobsite BBQ’s. If you are interested in learning more about Raphael House, their website address is: www.raphaelhouse.com
Alliant Systems worked with Portland Public Schools on a very fast track project during the summer of 2018. The project involved a complete HVAC retrofit of an existing 103,000 SF elementary school in preparation for its conversion into a middle school. Alliant performed all engineering in-house and this project was designed AND constructed within 5 months in preparation for the school re-opening in the fall of 2018.
The Clackamas Fire Department is building two new fire stations. Fire stations #16 and #19 are both ground up builds. These are 12,000 square feet each and will house eight firefighters and a battalion chief. Through the Energy Trust of Oregon’s “Path to Net Zero” program, the project is incorporating energy-efficient envelope design, passive cooling, daylight harvesting, and rooftop solar panels.
Alliant Systems landed at No. 6 in the mid-size company category. This is a tremendous honor for all of us as the results are based solely on an independent employee feedback survey. We have an outstanding group of people; many of us have worked together for more than 20 years!
Alliant’s CAD and BIM group has committed to the use of SysQue software for drafting and detailing. This industry leading software allows us to build precisely detailed models which accurately reflect the final built condition of our designs. With software training completed earlier this year, we are now using these tools to enhance coordination, improve accuracy of designs, and accelerate project timelines.
Alliant was the second place winner in the 2016 SMACNA Safety Excellence Award Program for having an outstanding safety and health record in the 200,001 to 300,000 man-hour category. With a mod rate of 0.57 this year, we demonstrate every day that safety comes first!
After months of dust, remodeling, and moving we finally settled in enough to invite some company over for a little open house. Our new space turned out amazing and we enjoyed sharing it with some of our great clients and vendors. If you missed it, come by our office and we’ll show you around. We’re on the corner of NW 12th and Flanders.
We are excited to announce that our headquarters office has moved to a new location in the Pearl District. We spent the previous 13 years in Beaverton, where we added space and remodeled twice. But, finally, we needed even more space and we also wanted to be in the thick of it downtown. We’re excited to be here!
Originally built in 1927, our building gives us 20,000 sq. ft. right in the heart of the Pearl. Our location has a walking score of 99, a bike score of 97, and a whole lot of restaurants and other places nearby to go for hazelnut lattes.
Our shop is now located at 12378 NW Amberwood in Hillsboro.
Our Eugene/Springfield office remains at the same address.
Alliant Systems is pleased to announce we have expanded to open a new office in the Eugene / Springfield area. The addition of this location follows months of planning and aligns with our goals of supporting current clients and establishing new relationships. Our commitment to excellence, as well as our mission to deliver outstanding customer service, has earned Alliant the excellent reputation we enjoy today.
In August 2010, Alliant Systems became the 33rd contractor in the country and the only contractor in the Pacific Northwest to gain entry into the MSCA GreenStar Program.
MSCA STAR qualified contractors are more than just committed to excellence. They’re continually devoted to environmental stewardship. MSCA GreenStar is an exclusive designation available only to contractors who have clearly demonstrated environmental responsibility by meeting specific and arduous criteria.
Recognized by the HVAC industry’s top green building resource, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), MSCA GreenStar was developed to advocate MSCA STAR leadership in sustainable mechanical service.
This makes Alliant the NUMBER ONE Mechanical Engineering / Construction / Service firm to work for in the region!
“Receiving this award is especially gratifying because we were chosen by people I greatly respect; our employees,” said John Rozell, Managing Partner. “Having great people tell us this is where they want to work is a real honor, and only strengthens my resolve to be the employer they all deserve.”