"Sugar" was one if the shelter animals that benefited from the KXLY 4 Extreme Team remodel of the Spokane Humane Society. Sugar was featured on a live early morning segment with KXLY 4's Mark Peterson on Feb. 22, 2016. Sugar was adopted later that day. Holding Sugar is Adam Hergert, a Spokane Humane Society volunteer.
"Miya" sits patiently during a Feb. 22, 2016, live segment with KXLY 4's Mark Peterson. Miya is one of two Spokane Humane Society shelter dogs featured during the segment. Here, Mel Neil, a Spokane Humane Society volunteer, is Miya's handler. Beside Mel and Miya is Dave Richardson, the Spokane Humane Society executive director. Next to him are Mark Peterson, Adam Hergert (Spokane Humane Society volunteer), and "Sugar."
Miya with Dave and Mel. Miya is 10 years old.
The view of the new open lobby are as seen through the exterior window opening on the north side of the lobby after the old window was removed, and before the new window was installed. From left to right, the workers in this photo are Darrell Wilcox and Brad DePew of Performance Contractors, Inc.; Galen Hagen, an independent contractor, and Pedro Garibaldi of PCI.
Pedro Garibaldi of Performance Contractors, Inc., uses a long drill extension to locate and secure one of many screw anchors and supporting wires from which the suspended ceiling grid will eventually hang.
Brad DePew of Performance Contracting, Inc., removes an old ceiling grid staple from the wall above the lobby main entrance.
Darrell Wilcox of Performance Contractors, Inc., (orange shirt) installs a section of ceiling grid above the lobby main entrance. In the foreground is Galen Hagen, and independent contractor, who is applying drywall compound and tape to a drywall seam. Besides being a construction contractor, Galen also owns El Sombrero restaurant at 10117 N Newport Highway in Spokane.
Brando Beachy of Performance Contractors, Inc., measures a ceiling-tile opening above the lobby.
Clint Helvy of Performance Contractors, Inc. cuts a ceiling tile to size before handing it to another worker to install in the lobby ceiling.
Brando Beachy of Performance Contractors, Inc, installs a new ceiling tile.
Matt Erickson (left) of Performance Contractors, Inc., hands a portion of ceiling tile to his co-worker Matt Anderson for trimming.
Ian Peterson of Mountain States Electrical installs an electrical outlet on a lobby wall. Ian is the treasurer of the Inland Northwest Peace Corps Association, an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association. Ian recently returned from a Peace Corps assignment in Paraguay, South America, where he was a community health volunteer.
Adam Judge of Mountain States Electrical installs the exit sign above the lobby main entrance.
Galen Hagen adjusts some window trim in the lobby sitting area.
Rick Patrick nails trim on to one of the bathroom doors.
Galen Hagen applies a skim coat of drywall compound on the wall outside one of the cat rooms.
Galen Hagen applies drywall tape and mud to newly hung drywall in the lobby's new sitting area.
Jess Faulk of Q Ball's Construction applies drywall compound to a wall in the lobby.
Josh Tanner with Carpenters In Action Local 59 sands a lobby wall in preparation for painting.
Jess Faulk applies putty to nail holes to prepare some door trim for painting.
Steve Curow of Everhart painting applies paint to interior window trim. Everhart Painting was the painting contractor for this project.
Colby Scott of Everhart Painting paints the interior window trim in one of the cat rooms.
Chris Swanson of Everhart Painting brushes on some brown paint on window trim in the lobby.
Steve Curow of Everhart Painting removes masking tape from some wall trim in the hallway that leads to Kennel 2.
Kristen Piscopo, the community relations officer for Spokane Teachers Credit Union, rolls paint on to a wall near the lobby main entrance. Kristen was part of a group of STCU volunteers who helped with the remodel project on Feb. 24.
Brandon Wilhelm, manager of STCU's Indian Trail branch, rolls paint on to a wall in the lobby. Behind him is Steve Curow of Everhart Painting.
Colby Scott of Everhart Painting rolls paint on to a hallway section.
Erik Puthoff, community development officer with Spokane Teachers Credit Union, paints a portion of exterior siding.
Katie Farmer, a Spokane Humane Society volunteer and dog foster parent, smiles as she takes a short break from cutting in paint in one of the facility's bathrooms.
Avista journeyman linemen Taylor Jacobs and Willy Harris secure a new LED lamp over the Spokane Humane Society Parking lot Feb. 22, 2016.
Avista equipment operator Jason Muller watches as journeyman linemen Taylor Jacobs and Willy Harris remove an old parking lot lamp as they prepare to install a new one on Feb. 22, 2016.
Avista journeymen linemen Willy Harris (left) and Taylor Jacobs work on securing the electrical line that serves a new LED lamp above the Spokane Humane Society parking light.
Willy Harris (right) and Taylor Jacobs secure a lamp to a new lamppost that they'll install over one of the outdoor fenced dog play area enclosures. In the background is Shak Katzer, Avista line foreman.
Shak Katzer, Avista line foreman, checks the depth of the hole equipment operator Jason Muller has dug for a new lamp post.
The Avista crew prepares a hole for a new lamp post beside the outdoor fenced dog pay areas.
Avista equipment operator Jason Muller scoops dirt to fill in the lamp-post hole, while lineman Willy Harris uses a pneumatic tamper to compact the fill.
Avista lineman foreman Shak Katzer uses a plumb bob to check the vertical placement of the new lamp post.
Willy Harris (left) and Taylor Jacobs secure the electrical service to the new lamp post.
Taylor Jacobs descends the new lamp post after completing the job of securing the electrical service to the post.
The two new lamp posts above the outdoor fenced dog play areas.
A new window from VPI Quality Windows sits on the c ground below the window opening in which it will be installed.
Tony Mazhan (left) and Roland Trzmiel of VPI Quality Windows place a new window into position in the Spokane Humane Society's new customer sitting area.
Roland Trzmiel of VPI Quality Windows drives a screw to secure a window into position. At left is Roland's co-worker, Tony Mazhan.
Tony Mazhan of VPI Quality Windows stretches adhesive flashing that he will place on one edge of a newly installed window. The flashing will prevent water and air penetrating into the facility interior. At left is Tony's co-worker Roland Trzmiel.
Tony Mazhan of VPI Quality Windows places adhesive flashing along a window he and his co-worker Roland Trzmiel (left) just installed.
Johnny Ward, owner of JW Masonry, Inc. (509-599-1135), places bricks in position as he and his crew prepares to install brick facing on the exterior east wall. In the background to the left is Derek Hyatt; on the right is Dave Richardson and Mark Peterson. Dave is the Spokane Humane Society executive director. Mark is the KXLY 4 Extreme Team Host and anchor of the KXLY 4 News morning show, Good Morning Northwest.
Johnny Ward places mortar in a row of bricks.
Derek Hyatt uses a level to align the first row of bricks.
Joe Hamilton of JW Masonry, Inc., loads mortar onto a plank. On the left, Johnny Ward places bricks.
Joe Hamilton retrieves mortar from a wheel barrow.
Johnny Ward removes excess mortar.
Derek Hyatt places a brick to begin a new row.
The newly completed brick facing awaits siding to be placed above the bricks.
Johnny Ward places bricks around an existing wood awning post on the facility's exterior north side. Johnny and his crew built brick columns around the three posts on that side of the building.
Derek Hyatt uses a level to ensure the brick column is plumb and the brick faces properly aligned.
Derek Hyatt scoops away excess mortar at the top of a brick column.
A line of the completed brick columns.
Scot Schlatter and Wayne Sterling of Garco Construction prepare a piece of manufactured wood product to be installed as part of a four-sided column that will surround an existing wood post that helps support the facility's north-side awning.
Scot Schlatter of Garco Construction cuts a long bevel on a piece of manufactured wood siding while Wayne Sterling of Garco Construction watches.
Wayne Sterling and Scot Schlatter of Garco Construction install a tapered box around a post that sits in a newly installed brick column on the north side of the main facility.
Lance Pounder (left), Mark Peterson (center), and Rick Gosselin (right), adjust the cabinets in the Spokane Humane Society lobby. Lance owns and operates Lance Pounder Excavation and is a regular member of the KXLY 4 Extreme Team. Rick Gosselin, also a regular member of the Extreme Team, is with Northridge Development.
Mark Peterson (left) chats with Ryan Phimmasone (yellow vest), Lance Pounder and Galen Hagen by the newly placed cabinets. The cabinets were once part of a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership.
Mark Peterson (center left) prepares to secure a cabinet to the pony wall that separates the reception area from the customer sitting area. Helping Mark is Lance Pounder. Ryan Phimmasone (right), a template technician with Mario & Son cabinets and counter tops, awaits his opportunity to begin taking measurements for the counter tops Mario & Son provided for the project.
Ryan Phimmasone of Mario & Son uses a laser to plot the cabinet shapes. Ryan took measurements off several points along the inside and outside cabinet faces to create a precise computer template that the company later used to program the computer-numerical control cutter that fabricated the counter tops.
These are the markers Ryan Phimmasone used to determine the exact dimensions of the outer faces of the cabinets.
A new counter top goes on. From left: Gary Carson, Ryan Phimmasone and Phil Chen of Mario & Son place the main semi-circle counter top.
Ryan Phimmasone (center left), Gary Carson (center right) and Phil Chen of MArio & Son place a counter top. KXLY 4's Zach Wirchak (far left) video-records the placement.
The counter tops from Mario & Son are made of a composite of synthetic and natural materials.
Phil Chen of Mario & Son applies adhesive caulk to the underside of a newly installed counter top. Phil's tattoo reads "Pray for Peace" (published with his permission).
Gary Carson dispenses some coloring for some epoxy that he's mixing to join two counter-top pieces together.
The Mario & Son crew aligns a pair of counter tops before gluing them into position.
Ryan Phimmasone checks a joint between two counter-top pieces.
Josh Tanner of Carpenters In Action Local 59 adjusts the doors on the new cabinets in one of the cat rooms.
Rick Gosselin places new floor tiles in one of the Humane Society's remodeled rooms.
Rick Gosselin cuts a floor tile in one of the Humane Society's remodeled rooms.
Hunter Gotchy of Zerorez uses a tile tool to clean the floor of one of the facility's animal enclosure areas.
Stan Kowalewski of Zerorez uses an agitator to clean the floor in a facility wash room.
Dennis Fanara of Gold Seal Plumbing installs a drain fitting on a new sink to be installed in one of the lobby's bathrooms.
Scott Broesel of Gold Seal Plumbing checks the level of a sink he installed in one of the lobby bathrooms.
Richard Moore of Gold Seal Plumbing places a new toilet in one of the lobby bathrooms.
Spokane Humane Society staff member Justin Lelbach removes an old sink valve in one of the lobby bathrooms.
Dan Fischer and Kenneth Adams of All Star Glass Company prepare to mount a marble plaque in the main entrance.
Dan Fischer and Kenneth Adams of All Start Glass Company move the marble plaque toward its final position in the window of the facility's main entrance.
Dan Fischer and Kenneth Adams secure the marble plaque in the facility's main entrance. The plaque was originally positioned on the facility's exterior northeast corner. No one knew until the plaque was removed that it had inscriptions on both sides. Humane Society officials decided to remount the plaque in a window so both sides were visible to the public.
KXLY 4's Mark Peterson (center), chats with Lance Pounder during a live television broadcast on Feb. 24, 2016. The cameraman is KXLY 4's Zach Wirchak. The dog is Hagrid, a purebred St. Bernard who belongs to Lance.
Brad Bonnett of Concrete Cutters cuts through the blacktop in front of the Spokane Humane Society. The blacktop was eventually removed and replaced by large molded, decorative concrete slabs and a planting area.
This is the blade that cut through the blacktop.
An employee of Lance Pounder Excavation removes the last small bits of asphalt from the area that will become the new garden area in front of the main entrance.
Joe Wright (left) and lance Pounder prepare the frozen ground to receive the new molded concrete slabs for the facility's exterior entry area. Behind them on the delivery truck is Brad Gilmore of Wilbert Precast, the supplier of the slabs. Brad will operate the crane that lifts and places the slabs.
KXLY 4 videographer Zach Wirchak records while Lance Pounder (left) and Rick Lindberg (right) position a newly laid molded concrete slab. In the Bobcat is Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation.
Brad Gilmore, a crane operator with Wilbert Precast, slides a sling over the corner of one of the molded concrete slabs that he will transfer from his delivery truck to their awaiting spots in the newly designed exterior entry area.
Brad Gilmore with Wilbert Precast lifts a molded concrete slab from the delivery truck and guides it over the area in which it will be set.
Rick Lindberg (left) with Wilbert Precast, and Lance Pounder (center) and Joe Wright (right) of Lance Pounder Excavation guide a molded concrete slab into position. Brad Gilmore of Wilbert Precast operates the crane from which the slab is suspended.
Rick Gosselin uses a belt sander to prepare the surface of a large fir plank that will become a bench seat.
Rick Gosselin sands the face of a long fir plank he'll turn into an outdoor bench for the exterior front of the Spokane Humane Society.
Rick Gosselin (right) and Chris Peterson turn over one of the wood planks Rick is preparing as an outdoor bench. Chris is the president of Curlew, Wash., Job Corps student court.
Rick Gosselin uses a chain saw to radius a corner of a wood plank that will become a bench in front of the Humane Society facility.
Ryan Thomsen of Garco Construction sets an anchor bolt into a concrete block that will eventually support a wood plank bench.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction drills a mounting hole into a molded concrete block that will eventually support a wood plank bench.
Several Garco Construction workers secure a plank bench to its concrete support blocks.
Rodney Gunther (right) of Garco Construction works with Rick Gosselin to place a concrete support block for a wood bench near the facility's main entrance.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction and Rick Gosselin place a wood bench in position near the facility main entrance.
Joe Wright (left) of Lance Pounder Excavation works with carpenter Josh Tanner to position a large concrete block that will be part of a wall at one corner of the Spokane Humane Society exterior property.
Joe Wright of Lance Pounder Construction prepares to remove the lift chain from a concrete block he and Lance Pounder (driving forklift) just set into place as they build up a wall along the Humane Society property line.
Joe Wright and Josh Tanner direct the placement of a concrete block along a wall they're building on the Humane Society property line.
Faron Limberhand (left), Miles Horn (center), and C.J., all of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping, form a continuous concrete curb in front of the Humane Society facility.
Miles Horn of Dundee Concrete and Landscaping shapes the end of a continuous concrete curb his co-workers C.J. and Faron Limberhand are forming behind him.
Matt Westermann of Marlin Windows in Spokane Valley checks the level of the aluminum exterior door frame he installed at the Humane Society's main entrance.
Matt Westermann of Marlin Windows in Spokane Valley as he installs an aluminum exterior door frame in the Humane Society's main entrance.
Dave Richardson (left), Spokane Humane Society executive director, chats with Matt Westermann of Marlin Windows as the two stand just outside the new door that Matt installed in the facility's main entry.
Wayne Sterling (left) of Garco Construction works with Lance Pounder of Lance Pounder Excavation to lower the new flagpole base into the flagpole's newly poured concrete footing.
Scot Schlatter (center) secures a cleat on the facility's new flagpole while Wayne Sterling holds the cleat in position. Watching them is Karl Hoyt. All three men are with Garco Construction. Karl is Garco's general superintendent.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction levels the mounting washers of the new flagpole base before the pole is placed into position.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction uses a level to determine whether the new flagpole is plumb.
Members of the Garco Construction crew place the new flagpole into position atop its footing.
A member of the Garco Construction crew secures the nuts on the mounting bolts that hold the new flagpole in position.
Rodney Gunther of Garco COnstruction checks the plumb of the newly placed flagpole while he tightens a nut on its mounting bolt.
The Spokane Humane Society's new flagpole and flag stand in the newly renovated planting area in front of the main facility.
The new flag and flagpole in front of the Spokane Humane Society.
Wayne Sterling of Garco Construction snaps a line to guide the placement of the next course of siding on the exterior wall of the new customer sitting area.
The new molded concrete slabs are in position in front of the main entrance. The open area will contain plantings and mulch.
Some of the plantings destined for the new garden area in front of the main facility. Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation shovels some dirt behind the plants.
Scott Metz, nursery manager at Ritters Garden & Gift, prepares a hole in which he'll plant a Japanese Maple.
Scott Metz of Ritters Garden & Gift in North Spokane places a Japanese Maple tree into a hole he prepared.
Scott Metz of Ritters Garden & Gift fills in dirt around a newly planted Japanese Maple tree.
Scott Metz (left) of Ritters Garden & Gift spreads mulch delivered by Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation. Lance Pounder watches behind the cascade of mulch.
Jim Hazelton (left) and Keith Osso set up a sliding camera to record part of the remodel project. Jim is a KXLY 4 News photographer, and Keith is KXLY 4's sports director.
KXLY 4's Derek Smith records some of the activities during the remodel.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction places some metal window trim in place on one of the new window openings above Kennel 2.
Rodney Gunther (left) and Duke Birchall, both ironworkers with Garco Construction, prepare a new window opening above the K2 kennel area.
TahKeim Pymaubi (left) of he Curlew, Wash., Job Corps, watches while carpenter instructor Dan Dobson drills a hole in a piece of fiberglass-reinforced plastic destined to be glued to a wall in one of the facility's bathrooms. In the white hard hat is Douglas Adams.
TahKeim Pymaubi of teh Curlew, Wash., Job Corps drills a hole in a piece of fiberglass-reinforced plastic that will be installed on a wall in one of the facility's bathrooms.
John Alsdorf of the Curlew, Wash., Job Corps applies glue to the back of a piece of fiberglass-reinforced plastic that will be installed on a wall in one of the facility's bathrooms.
Vaugez Velasco of the Curlew, Wash., Job Corps tightens a nut that holds a rail in place above the entry to one of the newly remodeled kennels.
Jessie Vialon (right) and Carlos Cervantes (center) of the Curlew, Wash., Job Corps spread out some landscaping fabric in a newly cleared area between the kennels and the outdoor fenced dog runs while Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Construction waits with gravel to be placed on the fabric.
Morgan Loveness of the Curlew, Wash., Job Corps spreads gravel over some landscaping fabric on a strip between the kennel facility and the outdoor fenced dog play areas.
From left: Morgan Loveness, Carlos Cervantes and Devan Bouchie of the Curlew, Wash., Jobs Corps manipulate landscaping fabric while Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation dumps gravel onto the fabric.
Olivia Irvine (left) of the Curlew, Wash., Job Corps, and C.J. of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping, refine the planting area in front of the Spokane Humane Society veterinarian clinic.
KXLY 4's Mark peterson chats with Spokane Humane Society Executive Director Dave Richardson during a live television segment on Feb. 22, 2016.
Morgan Mays places retail items on racks in the newly opened lobby area.
Morgan Mays (left) and Jessica Hogue, Spokane Humane Society staff members, replace retail stock following renovation of the main lobby area.
Rodney Gunther of Garco Construction cuts metal siding that will be placed in the new main entrance foyer area.
Wayne Sterling (left) and Scot Schlatter of Garco Construction frame up the new main entry foyer.
Scot Schlatter of Garco Construction secures a metal framing stud.
Ryan Thomsen of Garco Construction secures some metal siding outside the new main entry foyer. Behind him is Martin Fowler, also of Garco Construction.
Cindy Fogle (left), her son Tristin (right) and Chris Overfield, all Spokane Humane Society volunteers, load a wheelbarrow with mulch before spreading it in the area of the new flagpole.
Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation (left) places a boulder in front of the facility main entrance, while Lance Pounder directs.
Joe Wright (left) and Lance Pounder remove dirt from a hole made by the corkscrew device (left) attached to the Bobcat (not shown) operated by Nick Cooper. The hole is for the sum pump that will recirculate water for water-feature statue that will eventually be placed on a concrete pad beside the sump pump.
Nick Cooper of Lance Pounder Excavation releases dirt from the corkscrew device that he's using to dig a hole for a sump pump.
C.J. of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping (foreground) adjusts the positioning of a drain, while other workers position a molded concrete slab.
C.J. of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping positions a paper template of the outline of a statue so he can determine the proper positioning of the drain in the foreground. The statue will also be a water fountain, and the drain will funnel water to a sump pump that will recirculate the water.
Faron Limberhand (left) and Miles Horn of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping dump concrete into a form to create the base on which a statue will sit in front of the main facility.
C.J. of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping pounds a piece if reinforcing bar into the ground to help secure a wood concrete form. Faron Limberhand, C.J.'s co-worker, holds the rebar. In the background is Trish Matthews of Mountain States Electrical Contractors.
Kari Kaloi of Mountain States Electrical Contractors installs a flood light at the base of a footing that will hold a small statue in front of the Humane Society main entrance. Behind her are Faron Limberhand (right) and Miles Horn of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping.
C.J. (left) and Faron Limberhand of Dundee Concrete & Landscaping smooth the surface of newly placed concrete on which a statue will eventually sit.
Lance Pounder (left) and Joe Wright of Lance Pounder Excavation position a molded concrete block at the parking lot entrance.
Jerry Bret and "Tattoo" stand beside a trench that Nick Cooper of lance Pounder Excavation dug for a water line that will extend from the barn behind the Humane Society's veterinarian clinic up to the gazebo shown in this photo. Jerry is a Spokane Humane Society volunteer. Tattoo belongs to a Spokane Humane Society veterinarian.
Lunch on Feb. 24, 2016, courtesy of Washington Trust Bank.
Mike Johnson of Washington Trust Bank grills burgers and hot dogs for lunch on Feb. 24, 2016.
Adeline Nelson, a Spokane Humane Society volunteer, stands beside a banner in front of the Humane Society veterinary clinic.
Members of the Garco Construction crew lift the new Spokane Humane Society sign into place above the new exterior main entry.
The newly remodeled exterior around the Spokane Humane Society's main entrance.