About

E. James Long
Managing Director

  • Electrical Engineering & Design – 14 years
    • Joseph M. Doyle & Associates – Spokane, Washington
    • Bovay Engineers – Spokane, Washington
    • Wanless & Cook Engineering – Spokane, Washington
    • E. James Long & Associates – Spokane, Washington
    • Wood / Harbinger Engineering – Bellevue, Washington
  • General Construction Management – 11 years
    • Morrison Knudsen Construction – Saratoga Springs, NY
    • Olympic Engineering – Richland, Washington
    • Turner Construction Company – Seattle Business Unit
  • Electrical Construction management & Design/Build – 20 years
    • Fischbach & Moore – Richland, Washington
    • North Pacific & Seaport Electrical Constructors – Bellevue, Washington
    • Valley Electric Company – Bothell, Washington
    • D.W. Close Company – Seattle, Washington
    • SASCO Pacific Northwest – Woodinville, Washington
    • Seahurst Electric – Everett, Washington
    • Burke Electric, LLC
  • Proprietary Patented Plastics Corporate Ownership – 7 years
    • Western Poly Corporation – Bellevue, Washington
    • Western Poly Corporation 1991 thru 1998
    • Safety Barrier Systems 2011 thru 2015
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation – 4 years
    • Specializing in Electrical Construction Claims as professional witness
    • Negotiating with General Contractor and Subcontractor claims settlements
    • Coordination with Legal Counsel for claim settlements

Salish Group was formed to provide specialized construction services to Owners, Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Manufacturers and Distributors. We offer comprehensive management of a wide-range of construction activities. We offer Design support, construction support, facilities support and third party commissioning. Our knowledge of commercial facilities, data centers, hospitals and other critical construction needs can assist you as needed.

We can provide Building Information Modeling (BIM) to process real-time, dynamic building modeling by employing professional modeling personnel. This process will increase productivity in building design and construction coordination between architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems. BIM encompasses building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components. The BIM process provides 5-D modeling concepts. Establishing coordination meetings with all construction disciplines on a monthly basis offers the owner and general contractor the knowledge that system component clashes will be eliminated prior to the construction process starting. Thus, a major cost savings is realized by all participants in a project.

On larger projects we have recognized that construction management tires over time. We have taken projects from “Construction Done” where the General Contractor perceives completion yet, the Owner perceives the project as "Occupant Ready", even though Occupancy Acceptance is acknowledged by inspection authorities.

Being a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation provides the participants in construction projects the ability to resolve claims without litigation and court costs. Our knowledge of construction processes and understanding of typical construction impacts can be mitigated if we are employed early in the project for third party construction site reviews. Again, cost savings to all parties is realized through this process.

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Contact Us
644 Plaza Way, Suite 205
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
Phone: 206.396.3735
Fax: 509-526-5778
  • Member - Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Corp of Engineers - CQM
  • OSHA30
  • C Stop - Cert. #208685
  • Fall Protection - Cert #45124
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Tagout/Lockout
  • First Aid/CPR - AED