The Dirt - Part and Parcel

posted on Friday, July 1, 2022 in The Dirt

PThe unique bustle of Eugene,Oregon, suggests a city calmly on the move: a subdued skyline slowly sneaking into the mountains beyond, and a relaxed Pacific Northwest energy to every interaction. Over the past several decades, the city has experienced steady growth and the development that comes with it.

For Seth Brown, owner and manager of Kipco Construction, it’s a point of pride that his small company is a big part of those expanding city limits.

“At 30 employees, being able to bid on, secure, and complete this job was unimaginable. Our competition was the biggest of contractors in the area,” says Brown of this series of large, interconnected projects. The current phase of that job is the start of a 430-lot subdivision on a 100-acre site. In addition to an apartment complex that will occupy a sizable portion of the space, a church and a school are planned to be built as well.

“I’ve been here most of my life,” says Brown. “I just think there’s something special about the little hometown crew being a part of this place that’s getting bigger and better.”