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Recent Events & Happenings

Recent News

Company Updates & Happenings

Matt Abbas Welcomed as Survey Manager

Hatton Godat Pantier welcomed Matt Abbas as Survey Manager in February 2024. Matt is a professional land surveyor licensed in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Washington. He began his career as a chainman working on transcontinental pipeline projects. After several years of progression from instrument operator to crew chief he entered the land development sector. It was the work in land development that encouraged Matt to become licensed in Oklahoma. In pursuit of development opportunities and an attraction to mountains and the outdoors he became licensed in Colorado and Washington.

Matt began his education with studies in civil engineering at Oklahoma State University and followed his passion into land surveying with courses at OSU, University of Texas, and University of Wyoming.

With a lifetime career in surveying, Matt has been at the forefront of growth in the industry. He has contributed to the success of a diverse range of projects from large utilities, dams and water resources, highway & rail transportation, environmental remediation, commercial development, to residential development. His passion is land development, and he is very much at home with Hatton Godat Pantier.

Matt’s experience includes preparation of preliminary and final plats, ALTA / NSPS Land Title surveys, easement exhibits, boundary line adjustments, topographic surveys and small subdivision short plats.

Matt is a member of Land Surveyors of Washington, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, and National Society of Professional Surveyors.

 

Olympia Golf & Country Club – Golf, Picnic & Pool!

Our staff made their way to Olympia Golf & Country Club in September for golf, lunch, pool time and laughter! Set along Eld Inlet, OGCC is the perfect setting for a picnic! The weather was fabulous, the food delish and the company of staff & family even better!

Overnight Stay hosted by HGP at Alderbrook Resort

The beautiful Alderbrook Resort in Union, WA was the site of our annual Holiday Party. Staff were treated to a 4-course dinner and overnight stay at the historic and beautiful inn and spa located on beautiful Hood Canal in Mason County.

2nd Annual House Builders!

The beautiful Alderbrook Resort in Union, WA was the site of our annual Holiday Party. Staff were treated to a 4-course dinner and overnight stay at the historic and beautiful inn and spa located on beautiful Hood Canal in Mason County.

Patnership Expansion

Hatton Godat Pantier has welcomed two new partners to the firm! Sabrena Orr, our Business Manager, and Chloe McIntyre, PE, a Senior Project Manager, have been promoted to partnership. Sabrena came onboard in 2005 as our Project Coordinator and is now our Business Manager. Chloe was hired in 2016 as a project engineer and obtained her Professional Engineers license in January 2020. Chloe and Sabrena look forward to a long-term relationship with our clients.

Planning Department

Chris Carlson has joined Hatton Godat as Planning Manager. His primary role is to assist the firm’s clients in developing their land more efficiently.

Responsibilities include conceptual development and planning, preparation and coordination of development and land use, and helping facilitate the agency approval process.

Prior to joining Hatton Godat Pantier, Chris was employed as the Permit Manager for the City of Tumwater. Chris has extensive experience in planning, land development, agency regulations, and project coordination.

House Builders!

Our staff undertook the construction of some amazing Gingerbread Houses! The contest, sponsored by Hatton Godat Pantier, was embraced by our employees. The creative juices flowed in the making of the gingerbread houses, and we even had an entire Gingerbread Village! This was, hands down, one of the best projects yet and will become an annual tradition at HGP!

Views on 5th

The Views on 5th project is located in the 400 block of 5th Avenue SW in downtown Olympia. The project is a high-rise multifamily renovation of an existing nine-story building along with construction of a new two-story urban apartment building and a containerized automated parking system. The project also creates commercial space on the ground floor. The project is a mix of demolition and renovation of existing structures to be replace with a two-story building including a parking garage, gym, retail space and residential units. The full project includes approximately 120 residential units as well as a restaurant and bar and other retail space on the first floor.

HGP's GiveBack Program 2019

Hatton Godat Pantier’s GIVEBACK PROGAM has donated thousands of dollars to our local community, including donations to the Thurston County Food Bank, Sleep Country Coat Drive, fulfilling family wishes and needs through our local Community Youth Services. This year staff gathered together at Matchless Brewery to assemble children’s bikes that were donated to local charities. Fun was had by all and best wishes to those kids who received brand new Huffy bikes for Christmas! 

West Central Park

West Central Park began with the vision by Alicia Elliott for a neighborhood gathering area in 2015. Congratulations to Alicia for her tireless effort, vision and can-do attitude! The completed project boasts a café and bakery, food truck court, event space, and features a lush pedestrian park on the former Rowland Lumber site, located at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Division Street on the westside of Olympia. A picnic shelter, demonstration gardens, ADA accessible pathways, bike racks, and a grassy area for outdoor movie seating complement this location.

HGP's GiveBack Program 2018

Hatton Godat Pantier staff gave generously this year, adopting three families through Community Youth Services, located in downtown Olympia. Giving resulted in three families, including nine children under the age of 10, receiving all of the items on their wish lists and MUCH MORE! Thank you to our staff for all your generosity!!

Toscana Apartments

The Toscana project is located within Lacey city limits on approximately 11 acres. It was constructed in two phases totaling 11 apartment buildings, a recreational facility, parking including subterranean parking garages, pedestrian ways, and natural open space. Apartment buildings are 3 and 4 stories, containing a mix of studio, one and two bedroom units for a total of 393 units. Parking lots will consist of asphalt surfaces and containing mixture of covered and uncovered stalls. Four story buildings will have underground parking garages located below the finished floor of each building. 

HGP's GiveBack Program 2017

 

Hatton Godat Pantier staff donated warm winter clothing as part of our GiveBack Program for the annual Sleep Country Coat Drive! New and gently used winter outer wear along with warm socks, hats, gloves and scarves. Staff went way over expectations and donated more than 350 items! 

Setina Manufacturing

In January, 2016, a Special Use Permit was granted by the Thurston County Hearings Examiner to enlarge an existing 44,000 s.f. industrial building to 63,000 s.f. with onsite parking, landscape improvements and construction of a stormwater system at 6631 Rixie Road SE in Olympia. The existing manufacturing site and the adjacent single family parcel were consolidated into one lot. The project removed a portion of the existing manufacturing building existing house, garage, paving and well. The existing manufacturing building was expanded by approximately 17,252 s.f. on the west. Hatton Godat Pantier provided land use, civil design and permitting services.

New Ocosta Elementary School, Westport

With the passage of a voter approved school improvement bond, Ocosta School District 172 demolished the existing 25,000 s.f. elementary building and replaced the structure with a new 37,000 s.f. elementary school. The new school, located in the beach town of Westport, WA is primarily a single story building with a rooftop tsunami refuge – the first of its kind in the United States. The project improvements included a new service yard and associated drive aisle, construction of a fire access lane, drainage and stormwater treatment improvements, and water and sewer improvements. Hatton Godat Pantier provided all civil design and permitting services.

Silver Hawk Residential Development

Silver Hawk is a 300 lot, single family residential subdivision located on 338 acres off of Marvin Road, approximately 3.25 acres north of Interstate 5 at the Hawks Prairie interchange. Construction of the Silver Hawk Water System began in 2007 with the drilling of the well. The Group A water supply system plan includes hydraulic analysis, source and storage capacity analysis, water right analysis and a comprehensive system design analysis. The land use for the Silver Hawk water supply has two different zoning classifications. Thurston County changed the original zoning classification of Rural Residential (RR1/1) to its current classification of Rural Residential Resource (RRR1/5) during land use review of the project. According to a court ruling, the subdivision was vested under the original zoning at Rural Residential (RR1/1). Future land use will be restricted to rural densities of one unit per five (5) acres. The Group A water supply system will not expand beyond the 300 equivalent residential units (ERUs) in the development and will not affect future planning considerations. The Plat of Silver Hawk was recorded with the Thurston County Auditor’s office on April 28, 2016. This development features stunning homes on large, wooded private lots.

New Ocosta Elementary School, Westport

With the passage of a voter approved school improvement bond, Ocosta School District 172 demolished the existing 25,000 s.f. elementary building and replaced the structure with a new 37,000 s.f. elementary school. The new school, located in the beach town of Westport, WA is primarily a single story building with a rooftop tsunami refuge – the first of its kind in the United States. The project improvements included a new service yard and associated drive aisle, construction of a fire access lane, drainage and stormwater treatment improvements, and water and sewer improvements. Hatton Godat Pantier provided all civil design and permitting services.

If It Can Happen To Me…

(EXCERPT FROM VITAL SIGNS, PROVIDENCE ST. PETER HOSPITAL)
Olympia resident Steve Hatton is the picture of fitness – an extreme endurance athlete for more than 10 years, he’s a two-time Ironman World Championship triathlete. Competing at that level requires a strong will, and a strong heart. But even the most fine-tuned hearts need help sometimes.

A fateful moment – It started as the most normal day: One afternoon in December 2012, Steve left work for lunch to go for a run near his home. But something was wrong. “Fifteen minutes in, according to my GPS watch, I just stopped moving,” Steve says. “I fell off the road and into the ditch about a mile and a half from home, and no one was around to see what happened.” Steve was extremely lucky that day. A trained EMT, driving home after visiting his mother, saw Steve’s feet – the only part of him visible. He stopped, began CPR and called 9-1-1. Steve was brought to Providence St. Peter Hospital, whose cardiac program consistently beats the national benchmark for prompt heart attack treatment by more than 50 percent and rank among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide in heart attack treatment. But Steve has no recollection of any of that. He just remembers waking up in the Critical Care Unit, and the kind care and support he and his wife received there. And then, finally, going home.

Lewis County Development, Reliable Place Housing

Reliable Place Housing – Reliable Enterprises, located in Centralia, WA provides housing to single veterans, homeless, and individuals with developmental and mental health disabilities. Reliable Enterprises hired Hatton Godat Pantier to assist with the civil design and permitting for a proposed 10,686 housing unit with associated access and parking. The 2.26 acre site, located at the northwest corner of West Reynolds Avenue and North Pearl Street (SR 507) in Centralia, contains a number of buildings with paved areas, and includes a “New Life” building (11,200 sf) with associated parking, two unused greenhouses and an existing house used a Head Start Daycare.

Hatton Godat Pantier Nominated as a Top Place to Work

Hatton Godat Pantier was among the 37 companies selected out of the 81 nominated employers as a top place to work in the South Sound by the Business Examiner. At least 30% of their employees evaluated each company on categories including integrity, appreciation, equity, gratification, and solidarity. A survey was also issued where employees had objective, agree-disagree questions and open-ended short answers to stimulate real input from those who value their workplace.

Hatton Godat Pantier Hosts NPDES Seminar

Steve Hatton, PE of Hatton Godat Pantier, presented “You, Ecology and Drywells.” Topics covered included the Clean Water Act and new and existing drywall registration requirements, timelines, enforcement, and penalties.

Steve Hatton competes in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Steve Hatton, PE of Hatton Godat Pantier, participated in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, having qualified at Ironman Coeur d’Alene in June. The Ironman is a triathlon with a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon. Steve completed the course in 11 hrs 33 minutes, placing him as one of the top 100 men aged 45-49 in the world.

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