Sussman Shank Client Spotlight: Fortis Construction

February 13, 2017
Contact: Denise George
Marketing Director, 503.227.1111

We are excited to announce another Sussman Shank LLP client spotlight – Fortis Construction. 

We assist Fortis with a variety of business and legal services, including corporate and business-related legal work, and serving as general counsel when issues arise.   

It is because of our clients like Fortis that we continue to love doing what we do, and why we are dedicated to always doing our best for such clients.    

"Fortis has built an enviable reputation with their clients and the industry as a whole - they are a state-of-the-art, highly motivated, trustworthy, and respected company," says Darin Honn, a Sussman Shank Partner that works closely with Fortis.

Fortis started in 2003 from the garage of Executive Vice President David Aaroe. The employee-owned company has now grown from an Emerging Small Business to be the #1 Commercial Contractor in Oregon and SW Washington (Daily Journal of Commerce).

The company is driven by its four Core Values of relationships, pioneering, winning, and pride. The commitment to these Core Values, and the company culture built around them, have led to a client retention rate of 83 percent and an Oregon Business ranking as the #3 "Best Large Company to Work for in Oregon."  Fortis has also been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the "Top 10 Most Admired Companies" in Oregon and SW Washington for Commercial Real Estate.  For eight years Fortis has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies.  Please visit Fortis at

Our clients, our priority.
Throughout the firm's history, we've been fortunate to represent clients who exemplify success in their sectors of the business community, both here in Portland, Oregon, and in many other locations.  They include private and public entities, for profit and not-for-profit enterprises, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, larger corporations with international reach, and businesses with a local or regional focus.  The backgrounds, business objectives, successes, and future goals of our clients are varied.  One common thread is that they have all chosen Sussman Shank LLP to represent their interests and help drive their success. We value that trust and those relationships, and are pleased to turn the spotlight on a small sampling of our many successful clients.

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