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Gaspar’s Construction is a member of the Washington Business Alliance (WBA).  With a strong desire to ensure a quality, affordable education for her grandchildren, Cathy Gaspar has joined the WBA education committee. 

The WBA is an alliance of businesses that brings an entrepreneurial approach to solving our states greatest challenges in education, healthcare, transportation, the environment and fiscal governance.  We promote understanding, collaboration, and advocacy of solutions that foster long-term business growth and community prosperity.

The business values that drive us:

  1. Understand the viewpoints of key constituents, research facts and best practices, and communicate our findings.
  2. Collaborate with others involved in solution generation, and facilitate open forums to build consensus on goals and strategies.
  3. Advocate strategic policies that foster long-term results, and assist with shorter-term opportunities that support our vision.
  4. Accomplish what we set out to do.

We envision:

  1. A quality education system that graduates students ready to fill the jobs of the 21st century.
  2. Innovative research and development that attracts talent and creates compelling technologies to generate new, high-paying jobs.
  3. An integrated, sustainable transportation system that efficiently moves people and freight with reduced environmental impact.
  4. High quality of life that results from a strong economy, environmental stewardship and enhancement of our natural resources.
  5. An affordable healthcare system focused on preventing illness and promoting active, healthy lifestyles and individual accountability.
  6. Economic growth and state fiscal management that enhance the business climate and enable communities to thrive.

Visit the Washinton Business Alliance at http://www.wabusinessalliance.org/

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One thing is for sure – When women and girls are doing well, the whole community benefits.

The Women’s Funding Alliance is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to promoting justice, health and opportunity by investing the future of women and girls.  Every year they have a fund-raising auction and Gaspar’s is building a playhouse for this year’s line-up.

The Gaspar’s team worked hard on the weekends to get it ready for the auction on May 6th – check out the pics below.


In the above photo, from left to right:  Mark Hughes – Production Manager, Heather Laird – Lead Carpenter, Rich Gaspar – Founder, Paul Houfek – Field Expeditor.

We owe a special thanks to our vendors who graciously donated materials for this cause: Dunn Lumber, Excel Coatings, Last Leak, Interbay Doors and TAP Plastics.

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Congratulations to Jen and Isaac Gaspar for the birth of their new baby,

William Thomas, on September 3rd, 2009.

Although three weeks early, he weighed in at 7lbs. 6 ounces.

We at Gaspars can’t be more excited!The cutest father and son

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On Saturday, June 20th, Gaspar’s was presented with two beautiful crystal awards for their entries into the Master Builder’s Association Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards.  In the categories, Bath from $75,000 to $125,000 and Kitchen from $125,000 to $175,000 the Gaspar’s design and crew were honored with their entries.  Great job to the team.Better start making more more shevles for our collection!

Back Row Left to Right: Mark Hughes, Back Row Left to Right: Mark Hughes, Mike Cuadra, Rich Gaspar  Front Row: Cathy Gaspar, Sarah HenryMike Cuadra, Rich Gaspar Front Row: Cathy Gaspar, Sarah Henry

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This year Cathy Gaspar was on the procurement committee for the Women’s Funding Alliance auction.  We knew that we wanted to donate something that would be fun and get years of use, so when our lead carpenter Heather Laird suggested that this year we build a playhouse for the auction, the team jumped on the idea.

The challenge was to build it in a way that would allow for easy dis assembly and reassembly for it’s travel to the auction house and then to the home of the winning bidder.

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Once they put the last coat of paint on, it really came together.

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The auction was a huge success and now the only thing left was to transport the playhouse to its new home on Orcas Island.  We put it on our truck bed and set on our journey across the water to the island!

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Lauren Smith

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