Division 9 Flooring is committed to our environment. Our Corporate Stewardship Program was created in 2008. Our objective: To enrich the experience of Division 9’s employees, subcontractors, clients, and community by innovating and promoting sustainable outreach programs. These programs range from recycling to reducing the carbon footprint of both our corporate and industry activities.
Division 9 received an invitation recently to go on a ride along with the Union Gospel Mission’s Search & Rescue. The UGM goes out nightly with blankets, clothes, food and cocoa for those living on the streets of Seattle. A few of us took them up on the invitation. Before we headed out, we were told that the most important thing we could do for the people were were about to meet, is just talk with them. We may be the only person who talks with them that day. We went out with Richard and Travis from the Mission. Travis says that these people “just want to be acknowledged as human beings”. Continue reading…
Division 9 Flooring teamed with Lease Crutcher Lewis for an Amazon build on a historic Seattle structure. Amazon chose to build new offices in the old Supply Laundry Building. Originally built in 1906, when laundry was big business in Seattle. It was also back breaking work. The local newspaper, The Seattle Union Record, called laundry employees “the hardest working and poorest paid workers in the industrial field.” The Supply Laundry Buildings old smoke stack has been there so long, it’s hard to imagine the neighborhood without it. The building is in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The neighborhood has received a major transformation over the last decade. South Lake Unions largest developer, Vulcan Real Estate owned by Paul Allen, has been leading the effort to preserve the neighborhood’s historic features and incorporate them into new projects. The Supply Laundry Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Continue reading…
Division 9 Flooring stays true to Seattle’s Exchange Building Landmark Status. The building, located at 821 2nd Avenue, was built in 1930. It’s one of Seattle’s Art Deco skyscrapers. Art Deco was a European influence that became popular, particularly for skyscrapers in the 1920’s. At the time of it’s completion, it was the second tallest reinforced skyscraper in the United States. The building is named for its early tenants, Seattle’s commodity market exchange. The Exchange Building was awarded landmark status in 1990 and won the “Office Building of the Year” award from the Building Owners and Managers Association in 2002 for renovation of the structure. It also won the 2002 BOMA International TOBY award for Building of the Year in the the Historic category, topping 30 Rockefeller Plaza in the competition. Continue reading…
Division 9 Flooring, a specialty flooring contractor, recently donated 575 square feet of carpeting, to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. The donation put the Mission on the receiving end of giving. The Mission houses close to 300 in the Men’s Shelter and serves over 1500 meals a day to residents and those who are homeless and hungry on the streets of Seattle.
The Donation from Division 9 Flooring benefitted the Mission’s original building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The Mission opened it’s doors in 1932. The building is part of the Pioneer Square Historic District in Seattle, which protects the unique historic and architectural character of certain buildings.
Division 9 Flooring has donated four loads of flooring and adhesives to support community improvement projects in Washington and California since June 2014.
The donations benefited Habitat for Humanity partners in Lynnwood, Seattle, and Tacoma, Wash., as well as River Valley Community Outreach Center (RVCOC), a nonprofit in Gridley, Calif., that works to improve the lives of families in need in the Sacramento area.
Mountain Re-Source Center, a nonprofit that seeks donations of usable materials to support the work of other nonprofit organizations, coordinated the donation on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and RVCOC.
Heidi May of Division 9 Flooring said the company is proud to support local communities.
I suppose the best place to start a blog about a company is at the beginning. I suspect that the ole “how I started the company” story is probably just a bunch of blah, blah, blah for some people but it always reminds me of my roots so it has some value to me at least. ☺