Division 9 Flooring floors University of Washington’s Meany Hall Stage

Meany Hall gets makeover by Division 9 Flooring
University of Washington’s Meany Hall is considered one of the northwest’s premiere performance facilities. It was originally known as Auditorium Hall, but the name was changed in 1909 to Meany Hall to honor Edmond S Meany, a University of Washington graduate who played a huge part in getting many of the buildings on the campus. In 1958, the hall underwent a $75000.00 renovation. An earthquake in 1965 revealed the hall was unsafe. A new hall was built in 1974 at a cost of moe than seven million dollars.

The University of Washington was built in 1861 and has one of the most highly regarded medical schools in the world. Division 9 Flooring is honored to be asked to assist in the renovation of Meany Hall. The hall houses the Meany Theatre which is well known for its superior acoustics. The hall’s calendar is full of performances, lectures, and artists. The stage is in continual use so the flooring is very important. We recently completed an update on the flooring and are very proud of the results. The show must go on and the flooring must stand up.

University of Washington's Many Hall gets new stage floor

Division 9 Flooring provides many of our area schools with flooring, including Lakeside School, where Bill Gates and Paul Allen met, and Northwest School on Capitol Hill. What could be more important than education? So when the University of Washington enlisted our services, we knew their level of excellence needed to be reflected in our work. Fortunately, Division 9 Flooring has the same high standards of excellence. Studies show that flooring can have a major impact on education and the arts. Knowing the flooring we provided at UW’s Meany Hall would endure countless performances inspired us. Harry Belafonte himself will be standing on that stage as will numerous dancers, performers and lecturers. We are very happy to be a part of a project that impacts so many.

Ballard Tallman Project Blends Division 9 Flooring Finesse with Seattle History

Odin Apartments in Ballard and Division 9 Flooring Project

Ballard Tallman Project Blends Division 9 Flooring Finesse with Seattle History.

Ballard started out as a city next door to Seattle. The city of Ballard was established in 1889. ┬áThe city voted to be annexed to Seattle in 1907, but Ballard has continued to march to its own drum beat. Ballard is rich in Scandanavian history. Lumber and shingle mills along the waterfront helped establish Ballard in the early days. With the addition of Fisherman’s Terminal in 1914, the Ballard Locks and Ship Canal project followed. Ballard Avenue and Market Street became home to many businesses back in the day. A lot of the buildings along Ballard Avenue are protected by The City of Seattle as a Historic Landmark District. Continue reading…

Capitol Hill’s Cue Apartments Shine with a little help from Division 9 Flooring

Division 9 Flooring installed flooring throughout the Cue Apartment Project on Capitol Hille

Capitol Hill’s Cue Apartments Shine with a little help from Division 9 FLooring.

Seattle’s Capitol Hill is changing. What used to be edgy is now hip. Some call it gentrification – the “urban renewal” of lower class neighborhoods. Whatever you want to call it, Seattle’s Capitol Hill has it in spades and is in transition. The makeover is remarkable. You really notice it at night. What used to be a somewhat sketchy neighborhood, is now a mecca for young urbanites. New apartments and condos have been going in all over the place. There are cranes everywhere you look in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill is no exception. With the influx of young professionals in the area, Capitol Hill’s “sketchy” factor is dropping. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring and Maltby Food Bank – Neighbors in Giving

Maltby Food Bank volunteer Michelle Robbins


The Maltby Food Bank and Division 9 Flooring have history. It started with a neighborhood location and turned into a partnership of giving. Division 9 Flooring has been supportive of the Maltby Food Bank since moving to their Maltby location. But the level of involvement increased with the addition of Michelle Robbins at D9. Robbins was hired as a project accountant in May of 2014. Continue reading…