02. Uncompromised Integrity.
03. Proven Experience.
04. On Time Performance.
We Began When Times Were Tough
In 2008, we were working for a 30+ year old company when the owner announced he was retiring. So we decided to embark on our own venture. We came together and brought New West Development to life. Even though we were in the middle of a recession, we couldn’t wait to use our extensive knowledge and experience to provide clients with innovative, efficient solutions that fulfilled their goals.
“Contech has worked with New West Development on a number of projects. John and his team great are collaborators and a pleasure to work with. They always follow the best installation and safety practices and don't cut corners.ContechEngineered Solutions
“Suddenly it's been 20 years since I've been working with John and team. Dependable, reliable, and honest. For many development projects, New West runs the last leg of the race. Always confident to hand the baton to a strong finisher.Tom Young
“First time I’ve worked with New West; Hope it’s not the last time. They are true to their word and and get the job done as promised.”Bill CaddockDahlgren Industrial, Inc.
“All storm items have been completed. This speaks well of what a good job your crew is doing. It is also the first time in my 25 year career where I don’t have a punch list!”Kamal Mahmoud, P.E.City of Mill Creek
“I was impressed with New West Development. I would want to use them on any future projects in the Seattle area.”John Moore, LCGPENCE Construction
“From their first presence at our pre-construction meetings, and since, I have been highly impressed with the accuracy and quality of their performance, including accurately estimating, with their ability to closely track their costs to support the inevitable flurry of change orders on such work, and with their creativity and contributions in design and progress meetings to work with us and with The Civil Engineer to evolve work-arounds as we worked out utility conflicts.”Jay GarthwaiteCSG
Meet Our Operations Team
John Kennedy, President
John joined the organization in January 1997. He became Vice President of Operations in 2000. He was responsible for business development activities, estimating, contract negotiation, scheduling and direct field oversight. John became President/Owner of New West in 2008. John has nearly 40 years of senior management experience in heavy civil contracting, many years of which working for international companies. John has a degree in Civil Engineering Technology and an MBA in International Business Management.
Jaime Lewis, Vice President
Jaime joined the organization as a project manager in March of 2007; she became Vice President of Administration in 2012. She has earned everyone’s respect and trust as a highly competent professional. Jaime was born into the construction business and possesses a clear understanding of contract obligations and importance of performance. Jaime has a BS in Biochemical Engineering and a Masters of Construction Management from USC.
Marlon Barrow, Projects Coordinator
Marlon has been part of our organization since 1993. Marlon has extensive experience with managing crews and materials and services procurement for all types of projects. Marlon’s hands-on direct approach enables him to support New West’s fast tract scheduling system.
Paul Faung, Lead Mechanic
Paul has been part of our organization since 2012. Paul’s vast experience working around heavy equipment enables him to keep our fleet in prime condition. Paul, along with his team, maintains our fleet of over 50 pieces of heavy equipment and vehicles.
Ken Campbell, General Superintendent
Ken started in the ditch with the organization in 1995. He very quickly earned his way up through the ranks as first a pipe layer and then as a foreman. Ken’s drive, resourcefulness and dependability enabled him to be a top producer for many years. In 2017 Ken was promoted to the position of General Superintendent and entrusted with leading New West’s field operations.