Interview with Jerry Wiant, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
How long has your company been in business? What is its history or a fun fact?
Bassett Construction was founded in 2011. Rodney Bassett, our president, has been in the commercial metal siding industry for several decades, working on architecturally interesting projects such as Frank Gerhy’s Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, WA.
How many employees does your company have?
We have more than fifty employees.
What services does your company provide?
Bassett Construction is an architectural sheet metal contractor that specializes in exterior design and construction of commercial buildings throughout western North America. We are very much motivated in seeking out unique commercial building projects, such as the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
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What makes your business stand out among others like it?
Although we specialize in metal siding construction, we don’t shy away from working with exotic materials, such as carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). We recently assembled and installed a CFRP roof in Cupertino, California, which we believe is the largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof ever made.
What do you like most about your job or company?
Like most companies that I’ve enjoyed working for, it begins with working with a great team of craftsmen and business professionals that love what they do and take great pride in the results of their efforts. Same is true with Bassett Construction.
Tell us about a recent or upcoming project/opportunity your company is excited about:
We’re currently involved in exciting projects from Washington State to San Diego, and from Hawaii to Georgia – it’s hard to pick any favorites.
How did you first get involved with SWCA? How long has your company been a member?
We joined this year and we are just getting started meeting the members and staff at SWCA.
Why did the company decide to join SWCA?
Because we purposefully seek out interesting projects, a great deal of our work tends to come from outside of the Vancouver, WA area. We felt by joining the SWCA, it would help us with networking locally and off us a chance to participate more in local construction industry related events, such as job fairs, etc.
Any other information about your company you would like to provide:
Thank you Bassett Construction for recognizing the value of the SWCA and joining our network of professionals/experts!
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