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WE’VE GOT HISTORY

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MacKay Sposito has had quite a journey since our inception in 1974. We've grown from a small, local civil engineering and land surveying shop to a regional player offering five primary services to the Energy, Public Works, and Land Development markets. Although we look a lot different now than in the early days, our core values remain unchanged: honesty, dedication, and relationship with a commitment to lead by doing right. Scroll through the timeline to the right for a brief look at our story.

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MacKay Sposito was born in 1974 when Don MacKay and Richard Sposito purchased the Vancouver, WA branch of MacKay & Somps. We focused on land development work, including the early stages of the Cascade Park master planned development that eventually reshaped the Vancouver area. Our primary service areas were civil engineering, land surveying, and planning.

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The recession of the early 1980's took its toll, but MacKay Sposito weathered the storm. We designed increasing amounts of public infrastructure as our presence in the Public Works market grew. Richard Sposito became our company's second President when Don MacKay retired.

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MacKay Sposito experienced growth in Land Development and Public Works. Major projects that began during the 90's include the Fisher's Landing master planned development in east Vancouver and Columbia Tech Center, one of Vancouver's largest employment centers.

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MacKay Sposito rode the wave of the construction boom. We opened our first branch office, located in Kennewick, WA. Al Schauer became MacKay Sposito's third President when Richard Sposito retired. Our construction management service area took root, and in 2006 we added landscape architecture. The Great Recession hit, but we survived and thrived by being adaptable and finding new ways to utilize our skills within the Energy market.

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Tim Schauer became MacKay Sposito's fourth President when Al Schauer retired. We opened a branch office in Federal Way, WA and began working on Tehaleh, a 4,300-acre community in Pierce County. MacKay Sposito rebranded in order to better reflect the company we have become.

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Today, MacKay Sposito is a thriving professional services consulting firm serving the Energy, Public Works, and Land Development markets. Our project footprint has expanded beyond Washington and Oregon to include Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and California. Yet despite decades of change, we still hold true to our core values of honesty, dedication, and relationship.

our leadership

TIM SCHAUER

President / CEO

DERRICK SMITH

Senior Vice President - Business Delivery

ROB PALENA

Vice President - Construction Management

DAMON WEBSTER

Senior Engineer Principal

BRYAN COLE

Director of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Tri-Cities Office Manager

ERIC ABBOTT

Design Manager, Federal Way Office Manager

CARLA MERITT

Survey Director

PAUL HARMSEN

Director of Engineering

Jason Irving

Senior Project Manager

Zack Martin

Senior Project Manager

OUR VALUES

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HONESTY

No big project takes a straight track from design to completion. We see the curves before we reach them, and we’ll tell you frankly what’s ahead. We’ll speak up even if you don’t want to hear it, it’s a matter of integrity.

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DEDICATION

Our technical expertise speaks for itself, but what you will trust most is our personal commitment to you. We’re the friend who believes in you, stands by you, and passionately wants you to succeed.

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RELATIONSHIP

People matter more than projects. Helping you succeed. Encouraging your team to excel. Bridging the divide between you and the community, between public and private sector. We never forget that projects are essentially about humans working together to meet human needs.

WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY

"For me, my coworkers are the best part of working here. The camaraderie is amazing. We are not just here cranking out work 8 hours a day, we are friends who socialize after hours."

Employee-Quotes---Rich-Martin.jpg Rich Martin, Design Technician IV

"The relationships we build, both within the company and with the outside community, are what make MacKay Sposito such a great company to work for."

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"I have worked at MacKay Sposito for over 14 years and I still love coming to work because of the positive environment. MacKay Sposito stands for something beyond increasing profits. The work we do adds value to where we live and that allows me to have a sense of meaning for the job I'm doing."

Employee-Quotes---Jeanie-Vaughn.jpg Jeanie Vaughn, Senior Administrative Assistant

"I enjoy working at MacKay Sposito because every day brings new challenges that grow my skills and increase my knowledge in my field. It is always a positive environment - family truly is the feel here."

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CULTURE

At MacKay Sposito, we're serious about our work, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We have a unique and diverse mix of employees who enjoy each other’s company. In addition to having first-rate technical skills, we search out people who are friendly, honest and dedicated to their work.

We believe firmly in the principle of constructive candor – always telling the client everything they need to know to make fully informed decisions. By creating a positive, committed and supportive environment, we’re able to challenge our people to be the best that they can be, and to celebrate every success.

 

To learn more about all of the things that make MacKay Sposito unique, read our Culture Blog:

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