Lee Hoffman started the Hoffman tradition in the late 19th century with projects that included the original Morrison Bridge in 1887 and Bull Run Pipeline in 1893. In 1922 Lee Hawley Hoffman started his own business with an apartment house on East Hoyt Street in Portland. By 1929 Hoffman had expanded to Seattle, where he built the Spring Street Apartments, still standing today. Through the 1930s and ‘40s Hoffman’s business continued to grow, building key parts of the Northwest’s infrastructure and projects essential to the war effort.

How did a small family company in Oregon and Washington grow into a company that builds some of the most challenging projects in the world? Hoffman succeeded by providing the same high level of commitment to each and every client and by taking a leadership role in the growth and development of the Northwest construction industry.

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