Meet the Next Shareholders: Tygh Colton

May 29, 2018

Tygh Colton, Senior Project Manager

Where are you from and what brought you to Portland?
I am born and raised in Lake Oswego. My whole family is from Portland, and they have been here a long time.

What is your favorite thing about Portland?
Portland is big enough to where there is a lot of variety, but yet it still feels small enough where you see a lot of familiar faces.

You’ve been at Bremik for over 10 years—what has kept you here?
The people. You have to enjoy who you work with. I could go build buildings with any general contractor.

What makes you most excited for Bremik’s future?
We have a very strong foundation right now: work product, people…. I’m excited to see over the next ten years what we can build on this foundation and how I can be a part of that.

What is your favorite Bremik project and why?
That’s hard to choose just one. What we pulled off at White Stag was a minor miracle, so I would have to say that project. It has a little bit of everything. Challenging, iconic, high-visibility, launched more projects in that area, forward-thinking client, and now with U of O in the whole building. In general, I think our historic renovation projects are the coolest.

Tell us about someone or something that has helped advance you as a professional.
Choosing to answer an unknown number that called me in 2007, which was Brent Parry. Huge decision for me to come to Bremik. Who knows where I would be now. I was running my own project management business at the time.

What is the coolest place you have ever visited?
Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. We went there for our honeymoom. It’s a tiny island, items are imported everyday. You arrive on a loading dock that was built during World War II.

What’s your idea of the perfect weekend?
[laughing because he has three kids] I would love to just be left alone and unwind from the week. We live a very busy life.

Which sports team would you like to have season tickets to?
Green Bay Packers. That would be a kick in the pants! And I’m not even that big of a fan. Lambo Field, the experience, and it’s impossible to get season tickets!

What else should people know about you?
My six-year-old daughter was conceived 4 years before Brittany and I met. She was frozen for 10 years. All three of our kids are not genetically related to each other.