Enterprise Services Engineering and Architectural Services is open and providing full level services for funded projects

Member Information and Bios

Contact information

Member Name Representing ​Term Ending Phone Email Comments
Andrew Thompson
(Vice Chair)
General Contractors ​7/28/2019 (425) 508-3001 andrew.thompson@gcinc.com Senior Project Manager, Granite Construction Company
Brent LeVander General Contractors ​6/30/2019 (253) 926-0870 blevander@cce-inc.com Senior VP of Operations, Centennial Contractors
Walter Schacht Architects ​6/30/2019 (206) 443-3448 walter@saarch.com Schacht Aslani Architects, Partner
Santosh Kuruvilla Engineers ​6/30/2019 (253) 357-8289 santosh@xltech.com Exeltech Consulting, Inc.
Greg Fuller Specialty Contractors ​7/28/2017 (206) 423-8393 greg@fullerelec.com Fuller Electric, Inc.
Mike Shinn Specialty Contractors ​6/30/2019 (425) 203-9800 mikes@shinnmech.com Shinn Mechanical, Inc. Owner
Lee Newgent Construction Trades Labor ​7/28/2016 (360) 357-6778 lee@wabuildingtrades.org Washington State Building Trades
Mark Riker Construction Trades Labor ​6/30/2019 (425) 493-5922 markr@smw66.org Business Representative/Political Director, Sheet Metal Workers' Local 66
Teresa Berntsen OMWBE ​6/30/2016 (360) 664-9760 teresab@omwbe.wa.gov OMWBE
Joaquin Hernandez Private Industry ​6/30/2019 (425) 881-6648  jhernandez@bemeyers.com B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc
Irene Reyes Private Industry ​6/30/2019 (253) 896-1195 glovelady@excelsupplycompany.com Excel Supply Company, Owner
Alan Nygaard Higher Education ​6/30/2017 (206) 221-4217 anygaard@uw.edu Director of Business Services
Bill Frare
Enterprise Services ​6/30/2019 (360) 407-8239 bill.frare@des.wa.gov Public Works Administrator, DES
Charles Horn Insurance/Surety/Industry ​7/28/2017 (206) 713-7532 charleshorn@msn.com Private Business Owner/Insurance
Gary Rowe Counties ​  (360) 753-1886 Growe@wacounties.org Managing Director WSACE, Washington State Assn of Counties
Rebecca Keith Cities ​6/30/2017 (206) 684-8239 rebecca.keith@seattle.gov Assistant City Attorney, Contracts and Utilities Section of the Seattle City Attorney's Office
Bob Maruska (Chair) Ports ​  (206) 787-3146 maruska.b@portseattle.org Assistant Director, Engineering Design Services, Port of Seattle
Ty Heim Hospital Districts  ​ (425) 899-3742 TMHeim@evergreenhealthcare.org Director of Construction, Evergreen Health
Steven Crawford School Districts  ​ (425) 837-7039 crawfords@issaquah.wednet.edu Director of Capital Facilities, Issaquah School District
Steve Tharinger House of Representatives (D)  ​ (360)786-7904 steven.tharinger@leg.wa.gov 24th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Rep. Vincent Buys House of Representatives (R)  ​ (360) 786-7854
buys.vincent@leg.wa.gov 42nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Sen. Bob Hasegawa Senate (D)  ​ (360) 786-7616
bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov 11th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Vacant Senate (R)  ​      


Member Matrix - December 2015



Member Bios


The Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) will review alternative public works contracting procedures and provide guidance to state policymakers on ways to further enhance the quality, efficiency, and accountability of public works contacting methods.

General Contractor Representative:

Brent LeVander of Seattle, has been appointed to a term effective September 2015 ending June 30, 2019. Brent is currently a Senior VP of Operations at Centennial Contractors and is responsible for their Western Region. His experience with project delivery methods include DBB, JOC and GCCM. Centennial is a nationwide contractor that specializes in managing framework contracts for both public and private clients.

Andrew Thompson of Seattle has been appointed to term effective May 29, 2014 for a term ending July 28, 2017. He is currently serving as the vice-chair for CPARB until May 2016. .

Andrew is a civil engineer and Senior Project Manager working for Granite Construction Company in Everett for the last 24 years. He has served on the Heavy Civil Committee (appointed by CPARB), is on the Board of Directors for the Snohomish County Initiative for Improved Transportation (SCIIT), and has participated in the WSDOT/AGC Roadway and Administrative Task Forces.

Architects Representative:

Walter Schacht of Seattle has been appointed to represent Architects to a term effective July 29, 2011 ending June 30, 2015. Walter has been a licensed and practicing architect since 1995 in Washington. He is currently the Principal Architect at Schacht Aslani Architects, established in 1996.

Engineers Representative:

Santosh Kuruvilla of Olympia was appointed to represent Engineers for a term effective February 2015 ending June 30, 2019. Santosh's company, Exeltech Consulting, is a multidisciplinary consulting company providing: planning, permitting, design, and construction management. His experience with project delivery methods includes, design bid build, design build and GCCM methods. He received, in 2008, the Small Business Administration's National Businessman of the Year Award for NW Region.

Specialty Contractor Representatives:

Mike Shinn of Kent, representing Specialty Contractors, has been appointed to a term effective September 2015 ending June 30, 2019. The owner of Shinn Mechanical, Inc, his firm does 65% of its business on public work in Washington. He is a previous member of the Project Review Committee.

Greg Fuller of Federal Way, representing Specialty Contractors, has been appointed to a term effective May 29, 2014 ending July 29, 2017.

Construction Trades Labor Representative:

Mark “Dut” Riker was appointed to represent Construction Trades Labor to a term effective July 1, 2011 ending June 30, 2015. Business Representative for Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 66, studied and graduated a 5 year Sheet Metal Apprenticeship through Local 66, worked for Hermanson Company of Kent, WA for over 11 years as an apprentice, journeyman, Foreman, and Superintendent before being elected to Local Union office by his peers in the sheet metal industry. Mark is very active in the Mukilteo, WA community where his son lives and goes to school, Mark lives near Lake Ki southwest of Arlington.

Lee Newgent  has been appointed to represent Construction Trades labor to a term effective January 1, 2015 ending July 28, 2016. He is the Executive Secretary of WA State Building & Construction Trades Council.

Office of Minority Women’s Business Enterprises Representative (OMWBE):

Teresa Berntsen has been appointed to represent OMWBE to a term effective November 2, 2015 and expires June 30, 2016. Teresa is the Director of the Office of Minority Women's Business Enterprises.

Private Industry Representative:

Joaquin Hernandez of Seattle was appointed to represent Private Industry to a term effective September 2015 ending June 30, 2019. He is employed as general council for B. E. meyers & Co. Inc. He counsels clients in managing the risks inherent in complex laws and regulations affecting domestic and international government contracts. Joaquin works with clients in the construction, health, technology, aerospace and maritime industries. He has represented clients before various agencies and has worked with policymakers on behalf of clients.

Irene Reyes of Fife was appointed to represent Private Industry to a term effective September 2015 ending June 30, 2019. Irene is the CEO and Founder of Excel Supply Company since 1993. Excel is a WA State DBE Certified Woman and Minority company which provides safety, medical, janitorial and office supplies to government, industries and service providers in construction, food, science and medicine. She brings to CPARB her extensive experience in safety products, safety regulations and government procurement and contracting with small, women-owned, and minority business.

Counties Representative:

Gary Rowe of Olympia represents the Counties interest in CPARB. Gary is the Managing Director of the Washington State Association of Counties. His term is indefinite.

Higher Education Representative:

Alan Nygaard, representing Higher Education, was appointed on March 5, 2014 for a term ending June 30, 2017. Alan is currently the Director of Business Services for the University of Washington’s Capital Projects Office.  He manages the offices of Contracts, Planning, Project Controls, Estimating, Accounting and Information Services.  Since starting at the Capital Projects Office in 2000, Alan’s committee involvement has included historical preservation, environmental and sustainable design and operations. Prior to coming to the University, he served as City Manager or City Administrator for three different Washington Cities.  Also, Alan has served as the Assistant Executive Director for a local housing authority.

Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Representative:

William (Bill) Frare of Enterprise Services has been appointed to represent DES to a term effective December 16, 2013 ending July 28, 2016. He is the program manager of Engineering & Architecture Services at DES. His responsibilities include capitol project oversight for most state agencies and community colleges. Bill has over twenty years of public works experience as a professional engineer, serving in state and county government in transportation, natural resources and facilities.

Insurance/Surety Industry Representative:

Charles Horn of Bremerton, representing the Insurance/Surety Industry, was appointed on May 29, 2014 for a term ending July 28, 2017. Charles is the owner of Charles R Horn, LLC.

Hospital Districts:

Ty Heim has been appointed to represent the Hospitals to a term effective July 19, 2013 and is indefinite. Ty is the Director of Construction at Evergreen Health/King County Public Hospital District No. 2 in Kirkland, WA. Ty also has over thirty years of experience as an architect and construction manager for public agencies including hospitals, schools, universities and municipal governments.

Cities Representative:

Rebecca Keith has been appointment to represent Cities to a term effective May 11, 2015 to June 30, 2017. She is Seattle's Assistant City Attorney, Contracts and Utilities Section. Advises and works with City Departments on all phases and aspects of public works since 2006.  

School Districts Representative:

Steven Crawford of Issaquah is the Director of Capital Projects for the Issaquah School District, has been appointed for an indefinite term. He has held this position since 1997 and has managed over $370,000,000 in construction projects for the school district. He is also has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Arizona State University.

Ports Representative

Robert Maruska of Seattle has been appointed to represent Washington ports for undetermined amount of time. Robert is the Assistant Director, Engineering, Design Services for the Port of Seattle Engineering Department. His responsibilities include oversight of capital project scope of services, budgets and schedules. Robert promotes efficiency and promotes quality of constructed facilities. He will the representative for the Ports on the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board. Robert has many years experience with public works contracts and has been the Chair of the CPARB since July 2008.

House of Representatives (D):

Representative Steve Tharinger has been appointed to represent the Democratic caucus of the House of Representatives. Rep. Tharinger, from the 24th Legislative District - encompassing most of the Olympic Pennisula, is a member of the following committees: Chair of Capital Budget, Appropriations and Health Care and Wellness.   

House of Representatives (R):

Representative Vincent Buys has been appointed to represent the Republican caucus of the House of Representatives. Rep. Buys, from the 42nd Legislative District - Whatcom County, is a member of the following committees: Agriculture & Natural Resources (ranking member), Appropriations, Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology.

Senate (D):

Senator Bob Hasagawa was appointed to represent Democrats in the Senate. Senator Hasagawa is from the 11th District and is a member of the following committees: Governmental Operations (ranking member) and Commerce & Labor Ways & Means.

Senate (R): 


Back to top