Alf Christianson Seed (Sakata Seed) Office Building

Chad Fisher Construction is pleased to announce the completion of the new 14,000 sq. ft. office building for Alf Christianson Seed Co. in Burlington, Washington. Alf Christianson Seed, a division of Sakata Seed Corporation of Yokohama, Japan, relocated its operations from south Mount Vernon to Burlington.

Alf Christianson Seed (ACS) was founded in 1926 in Mount Vernon by Alf Christianson. Alf had previously worked from Charles H. Lily Seed Company in Seattle and City Grain and Seed in Mount Vernon before starting his own company. ACS produces cabbage, hybrid and open-pollinated spinach, carrot, radish, beet, and turnip seed, as well as other vegetable and herb seed. The company celebrated 75 years in business last year. Sakata Seed Corporation of Yokohama Japan acquired full ownership interest in ACS in 2002.

Chad Fisher Construction was selected as the contractor in January of 2010 and worked closely with Carletti Architects in designing and permitting of the facility. Construction was started on June 21, 2010 and was completed in January 2011. The new office includes a full seed certification laboratory with climate controlled germination rooms and houses ACS corporate and sales force.

The project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.