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About Dickson 

For over 85 years, we have been a committed partner in community building—striving to be on the front-end of innovations in safety, machinery, and conservation.

Demolition is a vital process for any thriving city, allowing for the development and growth of populations and industries. Unless buildings hold significant historical or architectural value, they must be removed eventually to make way for new structures. Even buildings that remain will require selective demolition as part of renovation or restoration projects. Demolition and the removal of hazardous materials are also essential for promoting sustainable and eco-friendly practices in modern society.



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our history 

Four generations of family have grown Dickson from a one-man shop to the longest continually operating demolition contractor in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Dickson milestones

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1937 - 1948

1937: Lige Dickson starts Dickson Welding Company in Tacoma. 

1940: Lige Dickson starts a new construction company. 

1948: Acquired surplus WW-II military cranes at auction and begins demolishing buildings.

1952 - 1971

1952: Acquired Waller Road gravel pit.

1957-1963: Awarded several contracts with WSDOT.  

1971: William Dickson becomes President of Lige Dickson Company.

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1984 - 1989

1984: Company name changed to Lige & Wm. Dickson Company.

1986-1988: Company performs first implosion and opens subsidiary to provide asbestos abatement.

1990 - 1997

1990: Company name changed to Wm. Dickson Company.


1990s: Abates and demolishes over 1,100 buildings at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM).


2000 - 2008

2001: Acquired first hi-reach demolition excavator.


2005: Starts recycling concrete at Waller Road Pit.

2008 - 2014

Dickson completes 105 & 109N Reactor Demolition and Safe Storage Enclosure project at Hanford Nuclear Plant for over $38 million.

2015: Company name changed to Dickson Company.

Richard Dickson becomes president.

2019: David Dickson becomes president. 

2020: Demolition of a 10-story structure in Bellevue, WA. The project is part of B-600 Phase 2 for over $6 million.

2015 - 2020s



We are always looking for exceptional teammates to join our team. 

At Dickson, we value hiring talented individuals for their long-term potential, giving them the authority to be effective team players. Trustworthiness, responsibility, adaptability, and responsiveness are key traits we seek.

We produce top-quality work that surpasses client objectives, leading to future construction opportunities. We strive to maintain a small company feel while expanding.


Join our team 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on age, sex, race or color, religion, marital status, national origin, genetics, disability, or veteran status. 

We participate in Operators, Laborers and Teamsters unions, and adhere to the collective bargaining agreements with each of these unions.

Interested in joining our team? Send an email with your resume and your career objectives to:

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