This week, Sabey Construction will begin work to restore the Georgetown Playfield picnic shelter that was destroyed by arson last August. Sabey, which has offices in the Georgetown neighborhood, has donated all the materials and labor for the project.
“We are so grateful to corporate citizens like Sabey,” said Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “Seattle Parks and Recreation relies on the generosity of businesses and individuals to bolster our programs and services. Sabey’s donation of time, energy and services will bring a community asset back to its full operating capacity.”
The Associated Recreation Council (ARC) was instrumental in bringing the need for a newly constructed picnic to the attention of the leadership at Sabey Construction. Working in partnership with ARC, Sabey put together a proposal for the new shelter that included enlisting the help of its suppliers and subcontractors to provide the goods and services needed to complete the project – which would have cost taxpayers more than $40,000 to replace.
Other generous donations of goods and services come from:
• United Rentals NW Inc., which will provide forklift services
• Lloyds Enterprises, which will provide Dumpster services
• B & B Fabricators, providing beams, trusses and metal trim
• Northwest Joist & Deck, LLC , donating metal decking
• Alliance Steel Erectors, which will erect the steel for the structure
• Pacific Rainier Roofing, Inc., which will provide thermal and moisture protection for the steel seams and roofing
• C & P Paint LLC, painting the structure
• Engineers NW, structural engineering services
• Mayes Testing, special inspections
The picnic shelter is adjacent to the water spray feature, which opened just last summer. When it re-opens this year at the Memorial Day Weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch under the newly re-constructed shelter.
Sabey Corporation was founded in 1971 by David Sabey and has remained a family-owned business for more than 40 years. Sabey has constructed over 27,000,000 square feet of properties in the Pacific Northwest and currently owns and manages over 5,000,000 square feet of commercial properties in the region with a core principal of providing value and innovation to customers.
Parks works in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to bring high-quality, accessible and affordable recreation opportunities to the people of Seattle. For more information on ARC, please see http://www.arcseattle.org/.