2017 Company Picnic

SUnny days and fun memories


We love taking advantage of beautiful Pacific Northwest weekends, especially when we can get together and celebrate our wonderful employees!

Darlene teaches design to the next generation

Kindergarteners learn their Design ABC's


Darlene Jandecka, Interior Designer and Furniture Operations Manager, spent the afternoon at Boze Elementary School (Tacoma, WA) teaching the kids about Interior Design. The kindergarten classes were learning about architecture and design this year as part of their STEM program.  They will be moving into a new school that is currently being designed and built.

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View from the event

"We have seen the impact when unlikely partners collaborate."


At a time when so many are concerned about homelessness, Building Changes remains focused on solutions and the belief that everyone in Washington can be stably housed. Legacy Group was proud to sponsor Perspectives on Homelessness: A Benefit for Building Changes, a uniquely engaging and inspiring event where we learned about cutting-edge work strengthening our community's response to family and youth homelessness.


Frontline nonprofits working to address homelessness have a tough job.  They are overwhelmed with the essential work of caring for people who need immediate help, their staff are in need of additional training and support, and they have little time to seek out best practices.  Building Changes fills this gap by 'helping the helpers' through seeding and nurturing promising ideas and model programs in other communities. By working together with nonprofits, government and philanthropy, Building Changes is forging new cross-sector collaborations to build a more effective response system. 


Thanks to support from Legacy Group and other sponsors, every dollar raised from this event (more than $32,000) will be put towards advancing real solutions and positive strategies for impacting family and youth homelessness in our state. That's something we can all get behind.


Learn more at BuildingChanges.org.




With sleeves rolled up, tools in hand and smiles on faces, a group of volunteers from the Seattle office, joined by family and friends, recently dedicated two consecutive Saturdays to tackling a long list of overdue repairs and improvements on a local resident’s home.


The Seattle office has been involved with Rebuilding Together Seattle, which is a local chapter of a national network that has been focused on improving living conditions for disadvantaged people, since 1990. On this project in April, an elderly woman living alone needed a number of repairs made to her family home. Her son, a Vietnam War veteran, had kept her house in good condition until his death from multiple sclerosis a few years ago.


The Seattle volunteers working with partners Howard S. Wright Construction, Amento Group, Alliance Contract Flooring, Guckenheimer and The Legacy Group (all of whom volunteered time and/or materials) tackled the backlog of deferred maintenance and repairs needed to transform the home. The floors in the bathroom and the kitchen were redone and new vinyl flooring installed; the living room was repainted; the gutters were cleaned out; the lawn was mowed and trimmed and brush removed from the yard; flowering plants were added to brighten things up; the sidewalks and deck were pressure washed; handrails were added to the front porch and the steps into the garage; and rotted deck boards were replaced and new deck stairs built. A number of other smaller tasks were also done at the same time.


This significant improvement in the home’s safety and comfort was made possible by the firm’s continued support for Rebuilding Together and the volunteer efforts of a number of people. The homeowner was deeply appreciative that so many people would volunteer time and money to make it possible for her to continue to live independently.


Thank you to John Edwards, Jane Louie, Lisa Miner and Aaron Poledna for helping organize the firm’s involvement in the project.


As we approach the anniversary of the tragic passing of our friend and colleague Arthur Sawe, we wanted to do something to remind ourselves and others of the impact that he had on us all. Arthur had a thirst for knowledge, was always interested in learning about others and he genuinely cared for those less fortunate. He was charismatic and his infectious smile was contagious. We all miss Arthur dearly and we’ll always carry his spirit with us. To honor Arthur’s legacy, we ...have created the Arthur Sawe Memorial Scholarship. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 with the hope of creating an endowment. This scholarship will be at Arthur’s alma mater, Washington State University and will go to a prospective or current student who:


• Is in good academic standing

• Is actively involved in civic and/or charitable causes

• Has demonstrated a financial need


Our hope is that this scholarship allows a young person to begin or complete their college education who otherwise might not due to the financial hardship To fund this wonderful memorial, Legacy Group has pledged to match up to $50,000. Your tax deductible contribution can be made to the Washington State University Foundation and can be done online at the link below:





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