Skagit Valley Family YMCA Project – Construction Begins

Ground Broken: September 21, 2017
Size: 62,000sf 2 story  YMCA facility on Hoag Road just West of the Salem Lutheran Church (click here to see the location)
Cost: $24 million
Funding: $13 million Individual donations; $6 million YMCA Financing; $4 million State grants; $1 million Partner donations

Project Manager: Jeremy McNett of Underwood & Associates in Anacortes
Architect: BCRA Design
Contractor: TRICO Companies of Burlington

Grand Opening: Spring 2019

View the Construction Stormwater General Permit

View Rendering of Building & Floor Plans:

By | 2017-12-04T16:58:44+00:00 December 4th, 2017|General, News|Comments Off on Skagit Valley Family YMCA Project – Construction Begins

Email Signatures

Hello! Can you believe we are 1/2 way through the year?

I want to encourage you to add your ‘signature’ to all you emails which would include your Company Name, Address, Phone Numbers, and Email Address. Why, you ask? Not only will it help clients & customers contact you, it builds trust. There was a study done that generally says someone must see your company name at least 6 times to build name recognition. With recognition comes trust. If you are not promoting your company, who will?

So, I say, why not?

Have a wonderful month – Dawn

By | 2017-05-04T15:39:24+00:00 July 7th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Email Signatures

Addenda Hell!

Beware, Rant Coming: What the heck! Have architects & engineers gone mad? Have they quit doing their freaking homework? Seems like the farther we get in the digital age the less care they take with projects. Today I received an electronic addendum with 102 plans in it. Are you freaking kidding me?! That is irrantional. There were only 220 plans to begin with. This is just an example. In the past months I’ve seen whole plan sets re-posted as an addenda. Insane! it used to be the architects/engineers were responsible for printing and sending out the addenda and this NEVER happened. What does one tell oneself… don’t worry about getting it correct, we’ll just send out an addendum? Crazy! – Dawn

By | 2016-05-26T16:50:23+00:00 May 26th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Addenda Hell!

What a fantastic year!

Hello! i am really happy with the progress we’ve made in 2015. Our staff now consists of Elizabeth, Lindsay, Joseph, Lori Lynn & I. (Let’s not forget Sam!) Now that I have coverage, I’m going to move full-force in to creating an on-online plan room. So very exciting. I’ve been spec’ing it out for years!!! Thank you for being so awesome. We look forward to working with you in the future – Dawn

By | 2017-05-04T15:39:25+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|General|Comments Off on What a fantastic year!

A Little about Me

I spend a great deal of time volunteering for the Conservation District;?I am the Secretary of the Friday Creek Habitat Stewards;?was featured in the last Conservation Publication, Winter 2015,?on Page 4 ( and in the Skagit Valley Herald in April?for my efforts.

– Dawn Harju, President

WCR Publications Inc


By | 2015-05-19T12:48:09+00:00 May 19th, 2015|General|Comments Off on A Little about Me

Contractors Who Don’t Pay

As you know, our bill is small compared to the cost of construction.

I understand that sometimes a company falls on hard times. The difference between a good company & a bad company, in my opinion, is honesty.

If someone calls and says they can?t pay right now, I understand and we work it out. But when someone tells me to my face they?ll pay and then does not, that is just RUDE.

I’m happy to share this information so you too don’t get stuck with the bill. – Dawn


By | 2015-04-10T12:06:52+00:00 April 10th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Contractors Who Don’t Pay