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    PSF Mechanical, Inc. Hires 350th Employee
    Largest workforce since the 1940’s


     SEATTLE, Wash. (1/15/18) In a tight job market when so many firms are struggling to find qualified talent, PSF Mechanical, Inc. has been on a hiring streak.  On January 9, the company welcomed its 350th employee in a push to gear up for a busy spring.  PSF has not had such a large increase in personnel since World War II when it was involved in fabricating fuselage sections as part of the war effort.

    “PSF has a number of projects in the pipeline in addition to our current projects, so we are ramping up our hiring efforts to meet demand, “ stated LeAnn Affholter, PSF’s VP of Human Resources. “We’re still recruiting heavily for some crucial engineering, account executive and field positions.”

    Along with the milestone of its 350th hire, PSF celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.  As one of Seattle’s oldest companies, PSF has helped erect some of the city’s most iconic buildings.  Founded in 1898 by DW Bowen, PSF (then Puget Sound Roofing and Refining Company) once made portable tin stoves and pans for gold rush prospectors heading to Alaska.

    In the next century, the company would undergo many iterations and name changes as it evolved from a gilded age tin, copper and sheet metal manufacturer into one of the region’s top mechanical providers.  Today the company specializes in the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing and piping systems for laboratory, biotech, healthcare, hi-tech, industrial, educational (public and private), office and retail facilities. It also optimizes existing facilities through energy audits, retro-commissioning and building certification. Notable PSF projects have included the Husky Stadium renovation, the Danforth at 1001 Broadway, the headquarters of Juno Therapeutics, the Bullitt Center, and most recently the Lake Union life science building, among others.

    PSF attributes its longevity to having a company culture that values nimble, entrepreneurial thinking a safety-first mindset and placing personal relationships ahead of short-term gain.  This philosophy of doing business has enabled the company to continuously provide their clients with the best service and support possible.


  • After a thorough and deliberate selection process, PSF is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Hale as Chief Executive Officer. Hale’s focus is to improve upon the company’s operational excellence, optimize profitability, and guide it through its strategic growth and diversification plans. “Wayne is an engaging and dynamic leader. We welcome his experience and passion as we navigate the evolving Puget Sound construction landscape,” said Warren Beardsley, Chairman of the Board.

    Hale brings more than 15 years of senior corporate executive experience to his new role at PSF having lead multiple national and international organizations to record levels of productivity, safety, and organizational excellence. Hale most recently served as President and CEO of Gopher Resource, the second largest recycler of lead in the US. “My interests in PSF include the opportunity to lead a company with a compelling vision and solid values, being able to capitalize on great capabilities and opportunities, and working with great people,” said Hale, “and success begins with the expectation of excellence, planning for excellence, and then celebrating excellence.”

    A Puget Sound native, Mr. Hale earned a Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, from Western Washington University, Cum Laude, and a MBA from Ohio University with an emphasis on business analysis, operations, and organization redesign. 

  • PSF Mechanical is proud to announce the addition of Quint Sabatka to their management team as Chief Financial Officer. Quint brings a wide range of experience and education to the financial operations of PSF. Most recently, he served as Director of Finance at Lighthouse eDiscovery, an electronic discovery provider to Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 100 law firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Guelph in Canada; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary. Quint also holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant from CMA Alberta.

    Quint has held many different positions in finance and accounting throughout his career, and in various industries including hospitality, pharmaceuticals, high tech, transportation and logistics. Other positions most relevant to his current role are Director of Finance and Strategy (Trimac US), and CFO (Trimac Dry Bulk Group).

    Quint’s focus at PSF is to produce better insight and information using exceptional financial tools and providing strategic consulting. He feels inspired by opportunities to create value for all members of a company. “I see the potential rewards coming from the sense of achievement that comes with contributing to the success of one’s team and the company as a whole. I believe our responsibility as a finance/accounting department is to provide the company with the analytical insight needed to make decisions that will drive future success. When companies consistently achieve profitable growth, they provide their employees with opportunities to grow in their existing roles or advance to new ones, ultimately expanding their level of contribution to the organization. As employees are able to grow within the company, it allows them to fulfill some of their personal career goals.”

    “His energy is focused and contagious,” said Kevin Beardsley, Vice President of PSF. “Quint has provided great feedback already. He thinks ‘big picture,’ grasping the idea of interconnectedness of all parts of the business. While the financial health of the PSF will be a major focus, I believe his holistic view of the company is going to be a tremendous benefit.”

    “We are very excited to welcome Quint to our management team,” states Andy Read, President of PSF. “We’re looking forward to him developing relationships with our clients that will enhance our project delivery. Our goal, always, is to be an advocate on our clients’ behalf by creating better solutions.”

    New CFO, Quint Sabatka, contributing to ‘Flannel Friday’ at PSF

  • For the second year in a row, PSF has ranked amongst the 100 largest private companies in the Puget Sound area. This list is one of the oldest lists that the Puget Sound Business Journal publishes and includes 100 privately-owned companies that are globally headquartered in Washington, and ranked by the previous year’s revenue. Congratulations also to our partners and friends for making this list:

    Absher Construction
    Bayley Construction
    Central Welding Supply
    Cochran Inc.
    Foushee & Associates Co., Inc.
    GeoEngineers, Inc.
    GLY Construction
    J.R. Abbott Construction, Inc.
    Keller Supply Co.
    Kidder Mathews
    Lease Crutcher Lewis
    Lydig Construction
    Parker, Smith & Feek Inc.
    Prime Electric
    Rafn Co.
    Sellen Construction

  • Catherine Gundlach staff photoPSF Mechanical welcomes Catherine Gundlach as Sales Support Specialist. Catherine holds an Associate of Arts degree from Highline Community College and has more than twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, and management, including seven years in the construction industry.