In a recent survey, KPGers shared that about 40% of them attended a virtual family holiday, 30% started a new hobby, and about 20% tried baking bread from a sourdough starter. Over the next two months, we will highlight various ways our KPGers have grown, including adding members to their families, changing their carbon footprint, taking on new hobbies, and even improving their yards! How have you grown in the last year?
Many of our KPG friends and families got out this last week and collected garbage in their local communities to help celebrate Earth Day. Together we found bags of garbage at the Veterans Memorial Park in Port Orchard, used cups in Kent, and more bags of garbage in Orting – we were happy to get out and help make a difference. How did you celebrate Earth Day last week? #environmentalstewardship #earthday #teamKPG...
KPG is currently working with the City of Renton to convert Williams Ave S and Wells Ave S between S Grady Way and N 1st Street from a one-way to a two-way traffic operation, and construction is currently underway! KPG Project Manager, Jason, was recently on-site to oversee decorative raised concrete pavement pours at the intersections of S 3rd Street and Wells Avenue/Williams Avenue. Over the next several months, the contractor will construct similar raised concrete intersections at the intersections of S 2nd Street and Wells Avenue/Williams Avenue. We are excited to see how these improvements will enhance Downtown Renton!
To celebrate Earth Day, we invite you to help make our communities a little bit cleaner by picking up litter in your local community. Whether you’re going for a walk or jog, by yourself or with your fam - just grab a bag, KPG Swag, gloves and go! Please take a photo to share and be sure to tag us for a chance to be featured! We’d love to see your photos and give you a shout out for your efforts for the rest of April. Go out there, be safe, and feel good knowing you did a little something for mother nature! #earthday #teamKPG #environmentalstewardship...
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Without the support of each one of you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We want to share these virtual flowers with all of you – although they might not smell as good as the one’s in real life, they will last forever! ♥️ Thank you for all you do!
"Sustainability is important to KPG, therefore an Environmental Stewardship committee was formed to embody and garner more opportunities to educate and nurture involvement from every level!" – Environmental Stewardship Committee at KPG
We are excited to introduce our new Environmental Stewardship Committee that started earlier this year. Each month the committee will have a different post to help educate, share, and highlight the efforts made at KPG regarding environmental stewardship. Thank you to our committee members: Alexa Henry, Amber Hall, Georgeanne Smith, Elizabeth Hert, Keelie Hyppa, Tristan Fields, Mara Dean, and Maryam Mostafa!
The grass IS greener! It’s that time… time to spruce up your lawn. Giving it the care it needs now will provide you with a beautiful lawn for summer fun. Here is the care your grass needs now:
1. Seed and overseed bare spots
2. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer (more on this below!)
3. Mow regularly at 2 inches height
4. Let it lie – grass clippings that stay on the lawn serve as more fertilizer. Keeping it green!
More about fertilizers: Slow release fertilizers benefit your lawns in more ways than one! Although they are more expensive, they last longer on your lawn, reducing the risk of burning your turf, sustaining grass growth (less mowing) and reducing leaching into the groundwater. Look for a fertilizer that has low nitrogen (N), medium potassium (P), and low, to no, phosphorus (K). For example, a NPK of 4-6-0.
Legion Way is a roadway/urban design project kicking off Olympia’s Downtown Strategic Plan in an effort to revitalize their historic downtown core. KPG redeveloped one of Downtown’s main intersections into a decorative raised intersection, focusing on safe pedestrian and vehicular access, placemaking, and heritage tree preservation, by incorporating innovative technologies while celebrating the historic nature of downtown Olympia.
Happy 31st Birthday to us! It has been a great 31 years, and we are looking forward to many more. To celebrate our birthday, we are setting a goal to collect 1990 non-perishable food items to donate in our Food Frenzy event this year with @foodlifeline! We will continue to share updates on our goal over the next few months, who thinks we can do it?!
#kpg #celebrate #foodfrenzy2021...
In 2019 our Landscape Architecture team completed the Naden Park & Greenway Master Plan vision in the City of Kent. The goal was to create a “central park” where the community will be able to gather for festivals, farmers markets, or other events. One of the unique features of this project is the amphitheater space that will be able to feature both free and ticketed events in the future!
Can you Guess the KPG’er in this photo? Here are some hints: this KPGer is originally from Chicago, is a diehard Cubs fan, and loves pizza 🍕! Can you guess which KPGer this is? Drop your guess below! ⬇️ #guessthekpger...
Can you Guess the KPG’er in this photo? Here are some hints: this KPGer is originally from Spokane, loves plant based ‘meat’ and cake, and is a long-time Utah Jazz fan. Can you guess which KPGer this is? Drop your guess below! ⬇️ #guessthekpger...
Congratulations to KPGer Darek Goch for just earning his PE License! The best part about having his PE? Well, he looks forward to taking on some of the challenging projects our area has to offer and continue to expand his knowledge of the industry. But most of all, he is most excited about not having to study ever again! We hear you, Darek!
KPG Hikes recently participated in their second hike of the year. Aviation’s Service Manager, Jonathan, Senior Marketing Specialist, Drew, and fiancée Kelly enjoyed the climb to this popular viewpoint where, if it weren’t cloudy, they could have seen the Seattle skyline. Who else loves hiking, rain or shine? 🙌🏽
KPG provided preliminary engineering for improvements along N Wenatchee Avenue. This project consisted of traffic modeling and design improvements that increased traffic capacity and safety, and multi-modal connections. A unique design opportunity included branding and visioning for urban design and gateway features.
Happy National Employee Appreciation Day to all of our KPGers! Whether they are building a holiday lane design (2019), cycling the pipeline trail for a site visit (2019), drawing cats during a virtual talent show (2020), participating in the KPG golf tournament (2020), or representing KPG at an IACC event (2019) - they are always raising the bar with their hard work, humor, and dedication. Our employees are what makes KPG a special place to work and we couldn’t ask for a better group of folks! Looking forward to the day we are all back in the office to celebrate in KPG style!
KPG’s architectural and engineering teams partnered with the City of Yelm on this functional unisex restroom facility and concession stand. To minimize long-term maintenance, this project was designed to be winterized during cold months by closing four of the eight restroom stalls.
Can you Guess the KPG’er in this photo? Here are some hints: this KPGer has been a vegetarian since age 12, they once had to make an emergency landing in a 747 ✈️ at LAX and exit via the emergency slides, and they have traveled to every continent except Antarctica! Can you guess which KPGer this is? Drop your guess below! ⬇️ #guessthekpger...