David LaMont Joins Cornerstone as Cost Estimator/Project Manager
Cornerstone General Contractors is proud to announce and welcome David LaMont as a Cost Estimator/Project Manager.
In this position, LaMont will be responsible for pursuing opportunities and managing projects.
LaMont brings more than thirty-seven years of experience in Alaska federal, municipal, and oil field construction. His estimating and project management experience encompasses a wide range of military, industrial, and commercial building projects including water treatment plants, military hangers, multi-family housing, and higher-education facilities.
Before joining Cornerstone, LaMont served as a pipefitter, welder, and heavy equipment operator before transitioning to cost estimation at several Alaska construction companies. He is looking forward to working as Cornerstone’s industrial construction specialist.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.