LOVETT’s History

LOVETT was born from humble beginnings. In 1997, family and neighbors loaned founder Dale Lovett the funds to buy a single excavator and a dump truck, a purchase that would launch a successful, multi-faceted company of over 100 employees and innovators committed to exceptional service in the construction industry.

Our company’s evolution is marked by both gradual and decisive change. LOVETT has shown tactical growth, adding departments and different services as they are complementary to create a valuable one-stop-shop for customers. Today our services include: Drill, Plumbing, Drain, Excavation, Restoration, and Construction, Mitigation, and Vacuum Truck Services. And while we’ve broadened services, we’ve retained a commitment to expertise and innovation.

We do things differently in the field, as early adopters of cutting edge tooling, techniques, and technology. We go against the grain in our approach to company culture, too. Our employees work in an environment founded on kindness, respect, and humility, as we believe LOVETT’s uniqueness begins and ends with how we treat each other. Above all else, we promote trust. Together, we use trust behaviors to maintain accountability and drive organizational performance.

These progressive, developmental shifts in LOVETT’s story are punctuated with big moments too. When the economy turned in 2008, LOVETT stayed committed to serving the community, stepping in to serve new clients and finding ways to hire employees with invaluable expertise who continue to be part of the LOVETT family.

And in 2018, LOVETT welcomed Gary Cosmer as a partner, President, and COO. As an expert in operations, Gary provides a set of skills that are complementary to our founder’s. Paired together, these two are ready to usher LOVETT into its next era of growth. And what defines the years to come? A vision founded on delighting the customer and demonstrating excellence in our craft.

While our organization has grown and shifted in its 23 years, LOVETT remains committed to providing our broader Pacific Northwest community with comprehensive and prescriptive construction services. Operating in both commercial and residential markets, we will nurture existing relationships with industry giants like Nike, Tillamook, and leading healthcare providers, while staying ready to help neighbors in need.

Whether the task at hand is small or large, LOVETT is poised and ready to continue providing unparalleled customer experience and innovative talent. We set the bar high for our team, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We welcome growth, and we can’t wait for the next 23 years.