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.  The 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…

Expedia and Division 9 Flooring – Partners in Sustainability

Division 9 Flooring and Expedia Headquarters

Expedia and Division 9 Flooring – Partners in Sustainability.

Division 9 Flooring prides itself on sustainability. As a matter of fact, we are so passionate about the environment, we take it into consideration with every decision we make. Expedia shares our passion for sustainability. The Expedia building in Bellevue was the first newly constructed office building in Bellevue to receive LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the Green Building Certification Institute. The building was completed in 2008 and Expedia occupies 16 of the 20 floors with 3000 employees. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Teams With Amazon to Modernize South Lake Union

Division 9 Flooring and Amazon Seattle

Division 9 Flooring Teams With Amazon to Modernize South Lake Union-

Division 9 Flooring and Amazon have history. D9 has provided several Seattle Amazon facilities with high quality, commercial flooring. The latest Amazon building going up in Seattle is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood at 400 9th Avenue North. The streets in this neighborhood used to be quiet. What was once an old warehouse district is now booming. Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. You can see it. Cranes dot the Seattle skyline all over the place. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring teams up with The Laurel Group to create new look

The Laurel Building Seattle

Division 9 Flooring teams up with The Laurel Group to create new look.

Division 9 Flooring recently completed a project with The Laurel Group. The Laurel Group Building is located at 911 North 145th Street in Shoreline. The building was built 12 years ago and at one point used as retail space for Laurel Gifts. The building now rents out office space and houses a banquet hall with a commercial kitchen. The hall is used for special occasions for non-profit groups and private parties. It’s a great alternative to downtown Seattle with easy access off I-5 and 99. And of course parking. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Renovates Historic Seattle Church

Division 9 Flooring was asked to help renovate historic Seattle church, Epiphany

Division 9 Flooring Renovates Historic Seattle Church, Epiphany.

Epiphany Church has been a place of worship in Seattle for over 100 years. It opened in 1907 and moved from a storefront in Madrona, to the Denny Blaine neighborhood, where it stands today.  The women of the parish chose the name Epiphany. The church continued to grow and the chapel was built in 1911. It was designed by noted architect and parish member, Elsworth Storey. The chapel is considered an important part of Seattle history. In 1971, The Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Seattle Post Intelligencer named the chapel the most significant architecture in Seattle. It was named a Seattle Landmark in 1978. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Honored With “Re-Innovator Award” For Waste Prevention and Recycling

Re-Innovator Award 2015 goes to Division 9 Flooring

Division 9 Flooring Honored with “Re-Innovator” Award for Waste Prevention and Recycling Practices.

King County Solid Waste Division has announced their list of 2015 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling. Division 9 Flooring is being honored with the Re-Innovator Award.

In a press release dated July 17th, 2015, King County Solid Waste  says Division 9 Flooring and the other companies on the list deserve to be singled out for their commitment to the environment. “These companies deserve special recognition for demonstrating their ingenuity and commitment in preventing waste. From composting in lunchrooms to reusing packing materials, they’re showing that sustainability can be simple and rewarding.” Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Helps Puts Yesler Terrace Redevopment On The Map

Anthem on 12th and Division 9 Flooring

Division 9 Flooring helps puts Yesler Terrace Redevelopment on the map.

Yesler Terrace in Seattle is getting some long overdue attention. According to Spectrum Development Solutions, the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace is the most ambitious neighborhood revitalization in Seattle history. The community was developed by the Seattle Housing Authority in the 1940’s as Seattle’s first publicly subsidized housing. It became evident that 580 housing units were beyond repair and needed replacing. A 290 million dollar renovation is under way that will add parks, renovated thoroughfares, pedestrian walking paths and energy efficient housing for all incomes. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Spruces Up Ivar’s Acres of Clams

Division 9 Flooring spruces up Ivar’s Acres of Clams.

After a 9 month closure, Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Elliott Bay opened it’s doors, appropriately enough, just before the 4th of July weekend.

Ivar’s is a Seattle institution. In 1938, Ivar Haglund opened an aquarium on the Seattle Waterfront. Ivar thought he’d try selling red clam chowder and fish and chips to the folks coming out to see the aquarium, and the rest is Seattle history. The restaurant and Ivar became well known to Seattleites over the years. Continue reading…