Real Estate & Construction

Musser Bros. Inc. CEO Scott Musser stands at the construction site of Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. affiliate. The company is building a new 8,000-square-foot facility just off Argent Road near Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Vehicle auctions will be open to the public.

New public car, truck auction business to open this fall in Pasco

Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. affiliate, plans 8,000-square-foot facility Tri-City car and truck buyers can kick back in theater-style seats to bid on vehicles at a new Pasco auction business this fall. Trucks & Auto Auctions, a Musser Bros. Inc. affiliate, is building a new 8,000-square-foot facility just off Argent Road near Columbia […]

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Three new aircraft hangars, valued at several million dollars, are planned at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco this year. (Courtesy Google Earth 2018)

New aircraft hangars coming to Tri-Cities airport

The Tri-Cities Airport expects to see several million dollars in new hangar construction this year in Pasco. Airport Director Buck Taft said three new planned hangars will help to create a good mix of general and commercial aviation offerings at the airport. The airport is home to more than 120 fixed-wing aircraft, which include jets, […]

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Construction on a new 10,000-square-foot office space at 8200 W. Grandridge Blvd. is set to begin this spring. (Courtesy Pondera Architecture)

Developers plan new Kennewick office space

RE/MAX at 8200 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick soon will be welcoming new neighbors. Prime Development Group, based out of Tumwater, Washington, is seeking tenants for a 10,000-square-foot professional building. Construction is expected to begin this spring. “It’s a little more modern than the existing (Re/Max) building. It’s going to look pretty cool,” said Jeff […]

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Jason Zook, owner of Kennewick’s Smile-A-Mile Painting, expects to break ground in early April on a new 13,200-square-foot commercial building at 8804 W. Victoria Ave. in Kennewick. (Courtesy Steve Varner)

Painting company owner to build new commercial building in Kennewick

Construction of a 13,200-square-foot commercial building is expected to begin in early April on one of the last buildable lots near Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard. Jason Zook, owner of Smile-A-Mile Painting of Kennewick, will be moving his growing business into the new $1.2 million building at 8804 W. Victoria Ave., next door to Garland’s […]

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Work was at a standstill in mid-February at the College Avenue Apartments project at 1318 W. College just north of the Kendall Yards neighborhood, in Spokane. Vandervert Construction Inc. had been the general contractor on the $3.4 million project.  (Courtesy Spokane Journal of Business)

Vandervert Construction’s financial crisis sends ripples through construction industry

By Kevin Blocker, Spokane Journal of Business A Coeur d’Alene-based company recently laid off four employees as a direct consequence of Vandervert Construction Inc. entering into receivership. Aaron Kayser, owner of Innovative Electrical Solutions LLC, said the workers were dedicated exclusively to working on projects for the now-shuttered Spokane-based general contractor. “I don’t think I’ll […]

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The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin, 878 Tulip Lane, Richland

The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin completes remodel

The Kitchen at Barnard Griffin recently completed a major kitchen remodeling project and rolled out a new menu. The kitchen, adjacent to the Richland winery at 878 Tulip Lane, was expanded and the existing wine bar kitchen received an upgrade. The full-service restaurant focuses on fresh, local cuisine with options ranging from small bites and salads to […]

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Finley School District’s CTE Center, 37012 S. Finley Road

Finley School District’s new Career and Technical Education Center

STEM education got a $3.5 million boost in the Finley School District. The recently completed new construction and remodeling project aims to bolster the district’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, and agriculture focus at Finley’s River View High School. Called the CTE Center, which is short for Career and Technical Education, the project […]

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Traffic backups are common on Queensgate Drive in south Richland as drivers wait to merge onto Interstate 182 or Columbia Park Trail. Drivers can expect more delays as the city and state begin to build two roundabouts in the area next month as part of a $3.9 million construction project.

Richland roundabouts expected to alleviate Queensgate jams

More roundabouts are coming to the Tri-Cities. Construction begins next month on two Queensgate Drive traffic circles in Richland. Though delays, backups and detours will come with construction of the $3.9 million road project, the end result is expected to improve traffic flow in the congested south Richland area. It’s common for rush hour traffic […]

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Fairchild Cinemas expects to break ground at the end of February on the new 10-screen theater in south Kennewick, anticipating a December opening. (Courtesy Paradigm Design Group of Michigan)

Fairchild kicks off Pasco remodel, new Kennewick cinema

Ever since Fairchild Cinemas posted a “Coming Soon” sign last year in a vacant field across the street from the Kennewick Walmart, moviegoers in the south Kennewick area have been anticipating the first shovel turn of dirt. That time could happen by month’s end. “Plans have just gone to the engineers,” said Mamie Gale, general […]

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