Energy-efficient lighting updates save many thousands on renovation

The Mercantile worked with The Salcido Connection to transform a sprawling, outdated retail building in downtown Wenatchee into an inviting blend of open workspaces, private office suites, conference rooms and a comfy-couch lounge. Chelan PUD rebates helped pay for the energy-efficient lighting, lighting controls, windows and web-enabled thermostats at the historic Mercantile, 14 N. Wenatchee Ave.

2019 Chamber of Commerce Annual Award finalists announced.

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber’s 2019 Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 21st at the Wenatchee Valley Convention Center. The events presenting sponsor is North Cascades Bank, joined by additional sponsors, Jake Davison American Family Insurance and Horan Estates Winery. Café Columbia sponsored the Best decorated table award. The evening will be highlighted by announcing the 2018 annual award winners including:

Business of the Year for 2018 finalists:

  • Salcido Connection

  • Cashmere Valley Bank

  • 501 Consultants

Non-profit of the Year for 2018 finalists:

  • Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission

  • Chelan Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services

  • Music Theatre of Wenatchee

Make plans to attend the annual banquet and get a front row seat when the winners are announced. Discounted tickets are available through March 6th. Table sponsorships are currently available as well as the Dinner Sponsor slot and the Auction Sponsor. If you are interested please contact

Wenatchee Valley College annual foundation awards to be announced at gala May 19

Wenatchee Valley College annual Foundation Awards nominate Malachi Salcido as "Distinguished Alumni."

Malachi has successfully launched and is running a number of companies, including the Salcido Connection and Salcido Enterprises. The Salcido Connection is the recognized regional leader in designing and installing reliable, efficient building systems. … Salcido Enterprises is the national leader in blockchain technology development and is at the forefront on an international level. The work of this company is revolutionizing technology, how business operates, and is poised to have a positive impact on a global level.
— Wenatchee Valley College Foundation

The materials also praise Malachi for “giving back” and for encouraging the growth of his employees. 

The official awards will be announced at the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Gala on May 19.

The Salcido Connection is pleased to announce the addition of Tad DeLancy as an Apprentice Electrician.

DeLancy is completing his Electrical Technology Certificate from Perry Technical Institute, where he has earned President’s List Honors, and has spent the last two years learning the foundations for electrical work and building knowledge of electrical codes. Previously, he spent eight years with Alcoa as a Head Tapper and Furnace Operator until the facility’s curtailment in January of 2016.

“Tad’s former employment in a large industrial facility as well as his formal education make him a highly-qualified addition to our team,” explained COO Rob Fritz.

Founded in 2001, The Salcido Connection designs and installs reliable, efficient building systems, excelling in mechanical, electrical and facilities development work.

The Salcido Connection announces promotions

The Salcido Connection is pleased to announce the promotion of two key team members. Rob Fritz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Michelle Hoffman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the mechanical, electrical, and facilities development company.


A 20-year electrical industry veteran, Rob Fritz handles the daily operations of The Salcido Connection, including management oversight and production coordination with all areas of the company. Fritz joined The Salcido Connection four years ago, and in his new role develops growth strategies that align with company goals and values and ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Fritz holds a Washington State Electrical Administrator license.


A 10-year member of The Salcido Connection team, Michelle Hoffman oversees and manages all accounting and financial operations, implements operational best practices, manages budgets and employee benefits for The Salcido Connection. She holds degrees in accounting and computer applications and has training in employment law. “I’m thrilled to announce these two key promotions. Both members of The Salcido Connection team have proven themselves to be invaluable to our growth,” explained Founder and CEO Malachi Salcido.

Founded in 2006, The Salcido Connection designs and installs reliable, efficient building systems, excelling in Mechanical, Electrical and Facilities Development work.

Chelan Fruit Packing Facility Project

Comprehensive HVAC, Mechanical, and Building Controls scopes of work, including custom design/build air quality systems and food-grade compliance measures

Riverfront Rock Gym

Complete Mechanical and Electrical scopes of work, including building controls, engineering, and custom airflow solutions.

McGlinn's Public House Upgrades

Complete kitchen systems & mechanical systems upgrades, refrigeration replacements, electrical upgrades, and - even - a new roof!

Index School District

Comprehensive Mechanical and Electrical Renovations Project