Personnel

Pat DixPat Dix

Executive Management Board

Pat has been in the construction industry since 1966, when he joined Dix Corporation. From 1975 until 2013, he served in the position of President.

General management has been Pat’s focus and he will continue as an advisor to management through his position on the Executive Management Board.

Pat's favorite aspect of the business is being part of the interesting projects Dix Corporation does, such as the world-famous Floating Golf Green on Lake Coeur d’Alene, the US Pavilion at the World’s Fair, and top secret US Navy submarine projects.

Pat studied Civil Engineering at Cornell University and Washington State University and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Pat obtained his Professional Engineer’s license in 1971.

Pat enjoys skiing in the winter, golf and biking in the summer, and Cougar football and hunting in the fall. Most of all, he enjoys acivities and sports with his family, which includes seven grandchildren.

patd@dixcorp.com

Dave SchaferDave Schafer

Chief Financial Manager

Dave has been with Dix since 1989. He has 18 years experience in both public and private accounting with most of the experience in construction accounting. Dave manages the day to day accounting and administrative functions as well as the Dix safety program. He is also responsible for corporate banking, cash management, insurance and bonding.

Dave has a B.S. in Professional Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Dave is an active member of the Construction Financial Management Association and Washington Society of CPA's.

daves@dixcorp.com

Mike FergusonMike Ferguson

Marketing & Sales Manager

Mike has been involved in the construction industry since 1964 as a project manager, company owner and marketing & sales manager. He has spent 16 years with Dix from 1978-1981  and then again starting again in 2000. During those years he has worked as a project manager and currently is the marketing & sales manager.

Mike specialized in managing medium and large industrial projects in the areas of  pulp & paper, manufacturing, mining and food processing.

His favorite part of the business has been working with the customers and their representatives, promoting all types of projects and building long term relationships that span over numerous projects and years.

Mike served a tour of duty with the US Navy and has attended Central Washington University, the University of Washington and has also taken continued education courses over the years.

Mike enjoys the out of doors, spending time with his family and grandchildren. During the summer months he and his wife Cheryl enjoy driving around in their Corvette convertible and attending car shows in and around the Spokane area.

mikef@dixcorp.com

Mike DixMike Dix

Principal/Operations Manager

Mike grew up in family owned construction company. He has studied and worked in construction industry since 1996 and has been Principal since 2012 and Operations Manager since 2008. Mike's construction specialty is operations and insuring Dix Corporation is performing the work well for the customer. His favorite aspect of the business is working with good people in various conditions from the office to the field.  Each day is different with new challenges.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University. He completed Associated General Contractors' (AGC) Project Manager Course, Leadership in Construction, and Advanced Management Program. He is also certified by the US Army Corps of Engineers in Construction Quality Management for Contractors

Mike is a big sports fan enjoying both watching and participating.  He loves to spend time with his family. He has four boys and likes to camp, hunt, ski, golf etc.... he especially enjoys time outdoors.

miked@dixcorp.com

Kevin DixKevin Dix

Business Development Manager

Kevin has been in the construction industry since 2001 and became a Principal/Owner of Dix Corporation in 2011.

He has a broad range of construction experience, including commercial, residential and industrial. His focus is on marketing, sales, estimating and general management.

Kevin has a B.S. in Construction Management and a minor in Business Administration from Washington State University. He has also gone through the Associated General Contractor’s Leadership, Project Management and Advanced Management courses.

Kevin was born and raised in Spokane and has spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys traveling, music, sports, working in his yard and spending time with family.

kevind@dixcorp.com

Sharlynn WalkerSharlyn Walker

Contract Administrator

Sharlyn Walker joined Dix Corporation in 2008. Sharlyn started in the construction industry in 1983 as co-owner of a plumbing company when living in California. With a strong desire to expand and stay diversified it wasn’t long before the Fire Protection and General Contracting services were added to their specialties. To further her career in construction, in 1993 Sharlyn decided to venture into large government contracting work, such as highway projects, water treatment plants and has since joining Dix Corporation taken on USACE Marine Projects, Crane Rehabilitations and Heavy Industrial Projects. 

Sharlyn’s primary focus is to ‘Keep the Field Crews Moving Forward’ by complying with the project specification’s and requirements. A lot of pre-planning with the Project Managers and Superintendents is necessary to build strong ground work and client relations. With this aspect in mind it allows Sharlyn to participate in months of planning, meetings and building something from ‘a visual’ to a completed project.  A lot of satisfaction comes from standing on top of a Dam feeling the power it produces, knowing you took part in refurbishing or constructing it. 

When not involved in a construction project’s at Dix Sharlyn enjoys writing the Dix Newsletter for the company.

In 1974-76 Sharlyn received her degree in Business Administration from Victor Valley Community College. She furthered her education by obtaining her General Contractors License, Pipefitter’s Certificate, Real Estate License, Management Action Plan Certificate and US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management Certificate for Contractors. She also serves as a Washington Notary Public.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, bike riding, motorcycle riding, walking her dogs, boating, fishing and camping with husband Al. Her most enjoyable time comes from the summer months when her grandson comes for his vacation.

Mary LoveMary Love

Accounting

Mary has worked in the construction accounting industry since 1973. She has been responsible for payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable for Dix Corporation for the last 31 years.

Through the years Mary has seen many changes in the accounting industry from old posting machines to modern computers, and the ease of new software compared to the old program systems.

When away from the office, Mary enjoys gardening, her family and friends, and her many loyal pets.

Wanda CoxWanda Cox

Receptionist

Wanda became involved in the construction industry when she was hired as Receptionist at Dix Corporation in 2008.

Wanda’s favorite aspect of working at Dix Corporation is the family-oriented atmosphere. She also marvels at some of the unique projects that Dix Corporation does.

Wanda attended Interface College, where she received a Certificate in Office Administration and Computer Applications, as well as Spokane Community College, where she obtained a certificate as a Medical Office Specialist. Wanda recently graduated in March 2013 from Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach.

Wanda is currently working on starting her own side-business as a health coach, helping others find happiness through living a healthier lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new and interesting places, and likes camping and boating in the summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.