(Kennewick, WA) O’Brien Construction has been utilizing the technology of using a drone on job sites in multiple ways. In one way, drones are being used to get an aerial view for inspections of a site before the project begins. This footage is used to show the management team the layout of the land, where to place material, the access points, etc. Drones are fitted with high definition cameras that allow the company to capture video footage and images that can be viewed by the construction team and the owner. This technology helps O’Brien be more efficient, save time and money on each project. For more information contact Mickel den Hoed
(Originally Published in Tri-Cities Business News, 9/2017)
“Construction is underway on the Vista III warehouse in Kennewick. The first 40,000-square-foot building will be completed by end of year. A second is expected to be finished in March.”
A new warehouse is under construction in the Vista Field Industrial Park in Kennewick will look similar to four others nearby. O’Brien Construction plans two warehouses, totaling 80,000-square-feet of space, called Vista III north of Quay Street, around the corner from its other warehouses that have been in place for a decade. Owner Tom O’Brien said each warehouse is worth about $2 million.
The first 40,000-square-foot warehouse in Vista III on West Hood Place is targeted for completion by the end of the year, with an identical second building next door scheduled to be completed by the end of March. O’Brien has two identical buildings in King City as well.
He said Vista III is the third phase of his vision for land originally purchased from the Port of Kennewick. “I gambled and it paid off. So I gambled again and it paid off. I have faith in the Tri-Cities and I have faith in Vista Field,” O’Brien said. He bought 15 acres from the port a decade ago, with the expectation of future success. Tenants of his current warehouses mainly deal in distribution and wholesale, but also in retail.
“I believe Vista Field is the hub of the Tri-Cities.”
Tom O’Brien, owner of O’Brien Construction
O’Brien Provides Support and Tress System for the 6th Annual Camp Patriot 4th of July Fun Run
Camp Patriot is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Micah Clark of Richland, WA. They have a mission to empower and thank wounded and disabled military veterans of all generations though outdoor programs.
“Camp Patriot is so very appreciative of the support that O’Brien Construction Co. has graciously given them this year. While preparing for the 6th annual Camp Patriot 4th of July Fun Run, we approached OCCI to see if they had any ideas on a tress system at the finish line. We had a system derived from 5 gallon buckets, cement, and 10-ft. poles, but it had zero resistance to any wind. They were so quick to enthusiastically respond, saying they will figure something out. Within a few weeks they had found a beautiful sturdy tress system that they purchased for us. It looked fabulous at the finish line. They were so supportive of our event and even took part with their families. We are very thankful of their support.” ~ Janet Wilson, Race Director, Camp Patriot Fun Run
“We’re still doing what made us such a strong construction company in the region. Our team works with our customers to find out how their business works, and we design a facility around that.”
That’s the opener for O’Brien Construction’s first video documentary. The full-feature, 5-minute version mixes a bit of biography and a bit of nostalgia, focusing on the company’s start in the construction industry in 1973, as well as project achievements throughout the past decade. The 5-minute presentation may be viewed on O’Brien Construction’s YouTube Channel.
For Media Inquiries, contact Mickel den Hoed at (509) 582-5525 or by email.
“Couple leaves corporate world to open Frichette Winery on Red Mountain.”
Six months after saying goodbye to their life in California, Greg and Shae Frichette are happy with their decision to move to the Tri-Cities and launch their new business, Frichette Winery.