DJC Top Projects

Top Project of the Year (2017):
Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project

1st Place in Transportation (2017):
Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project

Excellence in Engineering Award – Over $10 million (2016):
Lake Oswego River Intake Pump Station

1st place in Public Buildings: $50 million and up (2012):
Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant Phase 1

3rd Place in Public Works/Infrastructure/Transportation: $15-50 million (2010):
Mt. Tabor/Washington Park Interim Security and Deferred Maintenance Project

1st Place in Public Works/Infrastructure/Transportation: over $15 million (2009):
OR 38 Elk Creek to Hardscrabble Creek Design-Build project

2nd Place in Public Works/Infrastructure/Transportation: $5-15 million (2009):
Row River Water Treatment Plant

Finalist in Public Works/Infrastructure/Transportation: over $15 million (2009):
Spencer Creek Bridge

Ranked #6 out of 110 (2007):
Willow Lake WPCF Headworks and Primary Treatment Improvements

Ranked #25 out of 110 projects (2007):
Savage Rapids Dam Removal and Replacement Pumping Plant

DJC Top Projects is a representation of Oregon's and SW Washington's most elite commercial constructed and designed projects of the year. The event features the most regarded and respected projects and design professionals in the entire NW region.

Oregon Business's 100 Best Companies

No. 1 medium company: Slayden Construction


When Todd Woodley and Greg Huston took over Slayden Construction in 2002, they inherited a solid family business with a strong record of placing power in the hands of employees.

"Whatever you felt you could do, the company supported you," says Woodley, who worked as an engineer and project manager for Slayden for 11 years before becoming president. "If you wanted to take on a $10 million job and you had never done anything like that before, the attitude was always, 'go for it.'"

Oregon Business's 100 Best Green Companies

Based on its widely recognized 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Companies are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices.

AGC / AON Build America Award Winner


ENVIRONMENTAL RENOVATION (2011): Savage Rapids Dam Project

BEST NEW HIGHWAY (2010): OR 38: Elk Creek to Hardscrabble Creek

The Alliant Build America awards honor AGC members who build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, municipal and utilities, and federal and heavy divisions. Alliant Build America winners excel in the areas of:

  • state-of-the-art advancement
  • project management
  • innovation in construction techniques or materials
  • safety record
  • client service
  • community relations
  • environmental sensitivity

In the words of AGC's Past President J. Doug Pruitt, these projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur literally dare to challenge, dare to change. Chosen by you, the contractors, recipients of the Build America Awards have demonstrated the very best when it comes to building a better America and improving our quality of life.

Safety Awards

AGC Outstanding Program Award


The Outstanding Program Award recipient is selected from the first place award winners represented in each division and category. This award represents the “Best of the Best” for the Recognition of Safety Excellence awards program.

AGC Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE)

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 & 2009

The Oregon-Columbia Chapter’s Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE) Award recognizes chapter leaders in safety excellence, provides an excellent way to document your achievements in safety, and offers an opportunity to receive well-deserved recognition from your peers in the industry. It is also a great tool to conduct a self-evaluation of your safety programs. ROSE Awards are presented at the chapter’s  annual business meeting each January. The ROSE award is the first step to participating in the CSEA competition.

AGC Safety Program Recognition Indicating Dedication & Excellence (PRIDE)

2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014

The AGC Safety Program Recognition Indicating Dedication & Excellence (PRIDE) is a state-wide voluntary recognition program offered for contractor members of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter. Safety PRIDE recipients are members who demonstrate safety excellence in our industry. This program is recognized by OR-OSHA under Program Directive A-264.

Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA)

2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 & 2009

The AGC of America Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) is an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC of America to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation. The CSEA Award is considered the most prestigious Safety Award in the Construction Industry.

Serious About Safety

For over 30 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to job site safety, and our track record of success speaks for itself.

Construct Your Future

Slayden is always looking for talented, experienced team players whether it be out on the field or in our corporate office. Start your future with Slayden by applying today!

Select Slayden Projects

Slayden is keeping busy! Check out our projects throughout the last 33 years.

Management Skills that Help Reduce Costs

"We have been impressed with their management skills, starting with preconstruction where they performed value engineering that reduced costs, lead procurement with detailed bid packages that brought our project qualified subcontractors and manufacturers and produced a schedule that would get our project completed on time. Slayden has continued this into the construction phase by managing the work to stay on schedule."

Randy Rosane, P.E., Project Manager with Water Environmental Services

Positive and Goal-Driven

"Slayden’s positive approach and eagerness to achieve the project goals was a tremendous benefit and a driving force to the project and its success. Slayden achieved all minority, woman, and emerging small business subcontracting goals and also met the 20% Workforce Training and Hiring Program’s apprenticeship requirements. They also held their subcontractors to these same goals and requirements."

Michelle Lostra, P.E., City of Portland, Water Bureau

Strong Communication and Community Outreach

"I feel confident in recommending Slayden for their approach to neighborhood outreach and desire to work with our community outreach and communications team to help keep neighbors informed, resolve issues and mitigate issues."

Katy Fulton, Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership

Efficient and Safe

"I enjoyed their management style, which was efficient while paying attention to cost. This was done without sacrificing safety. I would welcome the chance to work with them in the future."

Daniel G Shepard, Manager, Grants Pass Irrigation District

Positive Relationship Builders

"Slayden has met all conditions of approval and does a great job of keeping the neighborhood informed. Slayden works diligently to accommodate the neighboring citizens. In several cases, Slayden has gone above and beyond the conditions of approval in an effort to solve citizen’s issues. This has led to the development of relationships between the project team and the neighborhood, which have contributed to the project in a positive manner."

Thomas Lebo, Construction Manager, Brown and Caldwell

Respectful, Courteous, and Safe

"Slayden Construction is true to their word, without a doubt I would hire them for future projects. All of the employees that worked at the plant were respectful, courteous, and preformed the duties at hand in a safe manner. I can’t say enough good things about Slayden, as you can see in this evaluation. Surround yourself with good people and it makes you look good. And it doesn’t get any better than Slayden Construction."

William Schmittle, City of Hermiston