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Joe Schneider

Owner

25YRS

Joseph Schneider, president and co-owner, founded J.A.S. Design-Build in September of 1992 with his wife Kimberly Clements. Joe’s connection to the design-build world began as a teenager cleaning jobsites in New Jersey. That experience on the crew instilled in him a life-long love of building and those early lessons in framing, construction & craftsmanship have informed his studies in architecture and design.  Achieving a quality design-build process while maintaining constant consideration of client needs is Joe’s primary focus. This means honest presentation of budget and schedule while creating projects which are  both functional & beautiful. Integrity of the design & the design build process are of the utmost importance to Joe and his colleagues at J.A.S.

“J.A.S.-ers”  and  clients alike will tell you, Joe  has an uncanny ability to get things done. He has developed a hands-on approach which informs an intimate and unique model of design-build. The J.A.S. Design-Build approach moves a project  from an idea to a beautifully finished product  with attention to detail, budget and schedule maintained all along the way. Joe’s commitment to community, craft, texture and honesty are constants in his work while cultivating an aesthetic which continues to make a positive contribution to Seattle’s residential landscape.

This husband and wife collaboration continues to inspire their talented team of “J.A.S.-ers.”  The gallery of long time employees demonstrates the couple’s aptitude for successfully incorporating personal values into their business and work.  The creative and personal well-being of the J.A.S. team is paramount for Joe. Over the years, he has worked to provide paid time off, a 401(k) plan, and full health benefits.  As a strong leader of the J.A.S. team of talented designers, architects, carpenters, cabinet makers & project managers, Joe gives clients an unprecedented creative and innovative design-build experience.

Education:

School of architecture & design, North Carolina State, BEDA

Copenhagen, Denmark, DIS

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite hand tool: hammer
Last meal: a dozen oysters on the half shell (4 Jones family flats, 4 Jones family Pacifics and 4 selected by the chef as long as they are north of Deception Pass), 6 fried smelt that Harper caught, summer pickles , and a Big Gin martini (olives).
Nicknames: Joey, Schneids

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Kim Clements

Owner / Creative Director

25YRS

Kimberly Clements, creative director and co-owner, founded J.A.S. Design-Build in September of 1992 with her husband Joseph Schneider. Kim’s connection to the design-build world started in architecture and design school. In her role at J.A.S., Kim is able to continue developing a passion for homes and how we live in them while exploring just how beauty and creativity can live alongside reality and functionality.

Kim brings a unique blend of style and livability to the spaces she creates, looking for patterns that reflect the essence of a client’s life & interests.  This intuitive ability is visible in her balanced and innovative design approach & completed projects.  Her collaborative leadership and support throughout the design-build process ensures the forward momentum of the team & their project. Her mission as creative director is to guide the J.A.S. Design-Build community to excel beyond the ordinary and push the design-build model to a truly unique place.

Joe & Kim with their design sensibilities and experience set the tone for work at J.A.S. Design-Build by drawing on an admiration for tradition & craft but also a delight in innovation. It is her commitment to creating comfort within a space which helps define an important aesthetic value at J.A.S. Design-Build. Her understanding of the hopes, needs and intricacies of daily life allows her to guide the design team in their ability to exceed their client’s expectations. The result, that  ‘just-right’ feeling, can be felt in the homes of countless J.A.S. Design-Build clients.

As a designer who embraces a builders sensibility, Kim’s tenacity and ‘say it like it is’ nature offers a contagious enthusiasm for finding the possibilities inherent in each project.  This is a unique aspect of design-build as practiced at J.A.S.  She values a warm expressive home, a meal made from scratch, laughter, a great story, and uses the tools of design-build to celebrate just such things in her work.

Education:

School of architecture & design, North Carolina State, BEDA

Architecture & design studies, University of Washington

Hometown: Leesburg, FL
Favorite hand tool: Danish Farsroueur (dough whisk)
Last meal: Cassoulet w/ rabbit sausage, oysters & champagne
Nicknames: Bird Dog, Bones, Mom

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Greg Porter

Business Manager

24YRS

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite hand tool:
10 key calculator

Last meal:
Hamburger Helper – Beef Stroganoff version

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Kevin Price

Creative Director

21YRS

Hometown:
Boulder, CO

Favorite hand tool:
Divider Tool

Last meal:
Something healthy, such that I will have longevity and be free of disease

Nickname:
I answered to Sneb, Spook and Snalge.  A more recent nickname might be The Deeker.

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Kat Maruoka

Business Developer

21YRS

Favorite hand tool:
Broom

Last meal:
Hmm…not sure.  I just hope I never have to answer that one.

Nicknames:
Kat

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Steve Van Lente

General Manager

19YRS

Hometown:
Wilsonville, OR

Favorite hand tool:
Rali planer

Last meal:
I would demand three meals.  Traditional eggs Benedict with fresh fruit and steamed broccoli.  For lunch a NYC deli corn beef sandwich with a delicious dill pickle.  For dinner I will be having a whole steamed artichoke, a rare filet minion with a huckleberry demi-glace and asparagus.   Sometime during the day I will also be snacking on deviled eggs and bacon wrapped jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese.  Fresh blackberry pie for desert please.  If you make me pick one meal, it will include all of the above.   Drink menu?

Nickname:
Nothing exciting here.  “Stevers” when I was young and now it’s “Stevie”.  Or “Stevie pants”.

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Nicole Abercrombie

Clerk of Works

19YRS

Hometown:Dallas, TX

Favorite hand tool:Spoke shave.  Most used?  Utility knife.

Last meal:This is a tough one I waffle (ha!) between… Fried catfish, collard greens and bacon, mashed potatoes and corn bread with a cheap yellow beer finished with a warm peach cobbler OR Roasted Quail on a bed of french lentils and sauteed kale with a glass of wine finished with an Italian Amaro.

Nicknames:
The Goose – childhood nickname

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David Barton

Driver

1YRS

Hometown:
Greenville, SC

Favorite hand tool:
Stanely block plane

Last meal:
That would totally depend on what time of day and what season of the year.  The last thing I want on my last day of life is to have pigeon holed myself into one meal.

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Annabel Dessert

Project Manager

3YRS

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Favorite hand tool: lacrosse stick

Last meal: dad’s slow-cooked bbq ribs,  mom’s deviled egg potato salad and chocolate cake with vanilla butter-cream frosting

Nicknames: my sister calls me Magee,  and sometimes the Schneider boys call me Lebanna

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Alec Hurt

Specialty - Service

17YRS

Hometown:
Bainbridge Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hands

Last meal:
Tuna noodle casserole

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Fiona Lennard

Marketing

5YRS

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Favorite hand tool:
Stapler

Last meal:
Sushi, sushi, and more sushi

Nicknames:
Fi

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Chris Manfredo

Specialty - Painter

6YRS

Hometown:
Boise, ID

Favorite hand tool:
Heat gun

Last meal:
Lasagna my grandfather used to make

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Sabrina Porter

Administrative Assistant

14YRS

Hometown:
Decatur, AL

Favorite hand tool:
Quickbooks

Last meal:
Some good Southern cookin’ like chicken and dumplings, cornbread, pinto beans, and banana pudding.  With sweet tea of course.

Nicknames:
Bree was my T-Ball name.  You can call me SAB now.

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Samantha Redsell

Office Manager

3YRS

Hometown:
Kendal, England

Favorite hand tool:
Sledgehammer

Last meal:
A lovely bottle of wine with some cheese and crackers

Nickname:
Ducks

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Stacy Sikora

Accounting Assistant

3YRS

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

Favorite hand tool:
Pencil

Last meal:
Pork Chops

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Gancy

Assistant Interior Designer

8YRS

Hometown:
Spokane, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Chuck It – extra long version

Last meal:
Anything left on the counter that I am not supposed to eat.

Nicknames:
Goober

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Hattie B. LaBercrombie

R Hall Guard Dog

8YRS

Hometown:
West Seattle

Favorite hand tool:
My Brain and packing blankets.

Last meal:
Peanut butter or a squirrel or possibly a peanut butter slathered squirrel.

Nicknames:
Hat, Hattlebee, Hatley…

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Alex Ainley

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Kellogg, ID

Favorite hand tool:
My trusty cats paw because it’s helped me out of many a jams

Last meal:
Tacos with a smorgasbord of toppings and a tall cool Dos Equis to polish it off with

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Brad Ashburn

Carpenter

2YRS
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Victor Bereziychuk

Specialty - Finish

5YRS

Hometown:
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last meal:
Filet mignon with black truffles, linguine, and a bottle of wine found in a shipwreck.

Nicknames:
Victorious

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Larry Boucher

Superintendent

12YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Pry bar

Last meal:
I don’t know if I would be hungry for my last meal, but if I had to eat, corn on the cob.

Nicknames:
Larry is my nickname.

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Taylor Bovino

Project Manager

17YRS

Hometown:
Boise, ID

Favorite hand tool:
My chisels (when they are sharp)

Last meal:
Steamed artichokes and fresh Dungeness crab

Nicknames:
As a kid, I was TayTay and my Dad called me squirrel.  Work nicknames at the age I am now it is either Taylos or Bovino.

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Ian Burns

Journeyman

2YRS

Hometown:
Fox Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Squares

Last meal:
Chicken & waffles

 

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Grace Crofoot

Supporting Architect

3YRS

Hometown: Stanwood, WA

Favorite hand tool: #11 x-acto knife or impact driver

Last meal:  scallops wrapped in prosciutto with crusty bread and sauteed brussel sprouts, blackberry pie for dessert

Nicknames: Gracie, Gracie-Lou, Gracie-pie….

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Jason Fry

Lead Carpenter

6YRS

Hometown:
Woodinville, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Veritas block plane

Last meal:
Steak and potatoes from the Metropolitan Grill

Nicknames:
Fry

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Brian Gadzuk

Lead Carpenter

6YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Feintool

Last meal:
Steak and lobster

Nicknames:
B

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Gil Humphreys

Supporting Architect

1YRS

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Favorite hand tool:
My hands

Last meal:
Chattanooga Whiskey… If I’m going out , I’m going out on my own terms

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Jorge Guzman Solorzano

Supporting Architect

3YRS

Hometown:
Uruapan, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer and flat bar

Last meal:
Enchiladas Michoacanas

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Sam Helms

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Snohomish, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Broom

Last meal:|
Ribeye steak and some tiger prawns with grilled asparagus and a Rainier

Nicknames:
Helms or Shelms

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Ryan Hendrickson

Lead Carpenter

4YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My 21 oz. Douglas framing hammer. It’s the most versatile hand tool I own. I can pound or pull nails, bury in the claw in the end of a large beam to move it….scratch my back or smash a spider.

Last meal:
Steak definitely. A nice salad to start followed by a beastly ribeye or porterhouse with a side of steamed or sauteed veggies and a nice mound of garlic mashed potatoes. Pair all that with a bottomless glass of Anacortes Belgian Trippel…..oh man! Finish it all up with some Key Lime pie, and my last meal is complete.

Nicknames:
I’m not telling you my childhood nickname, but a few years back i was given “Mr. Jalapeno” by one of my crew.

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Kristin Karlinski

Project Architect

4YRS

Hometown:
Buffalo, NY

Favorite hand tool:
A lead holder and pointer…they kind of go hand in hand. The pointer is a special type of sharpener which allows you to get the smallest point possible on the tip of your lead.

Last meal:
Cheese tortellini—half of it in Vodka sauce, half in pesto sauce. With a Grand Central Bakery Baguette and Plugra brand butter on the side.

Nicknames:
My brother used to call me Swiss Miss, but now most of my friends call me Kiki or Keek.

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Kyle Knudson

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Roanoke Rapids, NC

Favorite Hand Tool:
Cross Cut Saw

Last Meal:
Homemade ramen

Nickname:
Newt or K-nude

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Eric Kohler

Lead Carpenter

5YRS

Hometown:
Charlotte, MI

Favorite hand tool:
Flat bar, this is the most versatile and widely used tool in my bag.

Last meal:
Tacos of some sort

Nicknames:
Mr. Kohler, Kohlerbear, E$

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Peter Kucinski

Supporting Architect

1YRS

Hometown:
Vestal, NY

Favorite hand tool:
Cat’s Claw or Soldering Iron

Last meal:
Zasmażana Kapusta, Keilbasa, and Pierogi. Maybe also Kotlety, rye bread, and a butter lamb – but that all seems like a lot to eat

Nickname:
A lot of people here call me “Hey Peter”

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Kristen McNeill

Project Manager

2YRS

Hometown:
Doylestown, PA

Favorite Hand Tool:
Combination Square

Last Meal:
Spicy Avocado Curry

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Johann Miner

Lead Carpenter

2YRS

Hometown:
Milford, CT

Favorite Hand Tool:
My grandfather’s plumb bob

Last Meal:
Gordito’s grand asada burrito, fajita style

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Zach Moblo

Lead Carpenter

5YRS

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last meal:
Tacos!

Nicknames:
Most of my friends just call me by my last name, Moblo.

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Mike Pedersen

Specialty - Finish

12YRS

Hometown:
Eugene, OR

Favorite hand tool:
Lee Nielsen #62 low angle jack plane

Last meal:
Sashimi – hamachi

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Kelly Phillips

Project Manager

22YRS

Hometown:
Great Falls, MT

Favorite hand tool:
Dogyu bar

Last meal:
Appetizers

Nicknames:
This one kid called me Kel-babe.   This was circa 8 years old; trying to sound cool. Other than that I never had a nickname before JAS (if you discount all the variations of words rhyming with Kelly) – started as ‘The Kid’, then ‘Chief’ apparently a reference to the quiet one on Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Nick Robertson

Project Architect

5YRS

Hometown:
Edmonds, WA

Favorite hand tool:
The torpedo level

Last meal:
Cioppino

Nicknames:
My nickname is Nick (it is also my real name).

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Miguel Soto

Journeyman

4YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
The hammer

Last meal:
A big and tasty burger

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Tim Strange

Lead Carpenter

21YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

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Dan Sundberg

Journeyman

2YRS

Hometown:
Longview, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Patented combination finger gauge

Last meal:
Pizza and cheeseburgers

Nickname:
Sunny

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Kaitlin Tripp-Addison

Interior Designer

6YRS

Hometown:
Golden, CO

Favorite hand tool:
Staple gun and sledge hammer

Last meal:
Super cheesy, home baked mac n’ cheese

Nicknames:
Kaity-d; Kait T-A

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Patricia Wilhelm

Supporting Architect

3YRS

Hometown:
all over

Favorite hand tool:
cast iron skillet

Last meal:
Mom’s kimchim, Korean soup and dumplings

Nickname:
Rumble – as known by her fellow Rat City Girls roller-derby team

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Mark Wooten

Superindendent

18YRS

Hometown:
Winston Salem, NC

Favorite hand tool:
My hand

Last meal:
A large bowl of broth and a fork

Nicknames:
My nickname was, “Go play outside.”

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Adam Bell

Apprentice Carpenter

2YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
The best one for the job

Last meal:
I can’t imagine thinking of food when that comes but a 16 oz dry aged porterhouse steak, panfried and seasoned russian potatoes with chanterelle mushrooms, buttered olive bread.

 

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James Cheshire

Lead Carpenter

3YRS

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

Favorite Hand Tool:
Hammer

Last Meal:
Gyros

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Rob Crehan

Lead Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
South Boston

Favorite hand tool:
Coping saw

Last meal:
Hanger steak and Jameson

Nickname:
Bobby

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Josh Crossman

Journeyman

6YRS

Hometown:
Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Favorite hand tool:
THE SABER SAW

Last meal:
An artichoke

Nicknames:
My middle name is Bix and my nickname has been, on occasion, “Bix-Bone”.

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Richard Feldman

Superintendent

6YRS

Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY

Favorite hand tool:
Stiletto titanium framing hammer.  So light, so powerful.

Last meal:
A Sicilian slice of pizza from L&B Spumoni Gardens.  Actually an entire pie followed by a spumoni.  Brooklyn’s finest.

Nicknames:
My dad calls me Junior, some people called me Richie Rich…now it’s either Rich, Richie, and Richard for more formal settings.

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Michael Freeman

Project Architect

10YRS

Hometown:
North of Seattle along the Salish Sea

Favorite hand tool:
As long as it’s sharp and in good working order, I celebrate all hand tools.

Last meal:
Is there a time limit?  Also depends on what exactly is happening after this meal…

Nicknames:
Muffy, Twinkie, Fremen, Freemey, Scott – take your pick.

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Jesse Gadzuk

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Kent, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese nail-set/hammer

Last meal:
ribs

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Kevin Hansen

Lead Carpenter

2YRS

Hometown:
Ballard, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Angle Grider

Last Meal:
I would request to have another meal after my last meal

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Tucker Hoffman

Journeyman

7YRS

Hometown:
Lopez Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Crowbar

Last meal:
Pad Thai from Thai Tom!

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Dennis Hopkins

Project Manager

20YRS

Hometown:
Lakewood, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Fingers and opposable thumbs

Last meal:
I already have had it and it was delicious!

Nicknames:
What was my childhood nickname.  And now it is Now.

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Michael Horwitz

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Fresno, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Occidental tool bags

Last meal:
Paella

 

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Michael Jung

Supporting Architect

3YRS

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

Favorite hand tool:
Mini Ball Peen Hammer

Last meal:
Burger, Beer, Fries

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Andrew Krehbiel

Lead Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Spokane,WA

Favorite Hand Tool:
The ax, it does it all

Last Meal:
I think I need a couple more decades to figure that one out. But it would include all the food groups and beverage groups.

Nickname:
Drew “it’s on my stocking”

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Tate Landis

Specialty - Finish

12YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
This old Cresent Wrench that belonged to my dad I used to play with when I was a kid.

Last meal:
BBQ Sockeye salmon with rice and asparagus.

Nicknames:
Potato Head or Tater Tot

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David Lipe

Supporting Architect

4YRS

Hometown:
Albion, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Brass stair gauges, by General Tool Company

Last meal:
An entire pork shoulder

Nickname:
As a kid, I was generally known as “Jessie’s brother” (I have a twin sister)

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Joe Miller

Journeyman

2YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite Hand Tool:
Spring loaded nail set

Last Meal:
Salmon and veggies

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Jason Paeper

Lead Carpenter

4YRS

Hometown:
Bonney Lake, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Speed Square

Last meal:
A medium-well T-bone, coconut shrimp and a loaded baked potato

Nickname:
Just Jay for short.

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Lon Payseno

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Everett, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand planes

Last meal:
Pizza

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Jamin Pendergraft

Supporting Architect

3YRS

Hometown:
Atlanta, GA

Favorite hand tool:
Drum Sticks

Last meal:
Fried Tofu Pad Thai…medium spice

Nickname:
Ben “Sweet Cheeks” Jones

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Alex Richardson

Superintendent

5YRS

Hometown:
Mercer Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Cordless drill

Last meal:
Flank steak with fresh corn on the cob, baked potato, and blueberry crisp with vanilla ice cream.

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Charlie Rush

Specialty - Finish

14YRS

Hometown:
The world is my hometown

Favorite hand tool:
Rali block plane

Last meal:
Cacio e pepe with a glass of white wine.

Nicknames:
My family hates nicknames and I hate people who use nicknames.

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Tom Simpson

Lead Carpenter

4YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
2 inch slick

Last meal:
My wife’s famous homemade fish tacos

Nicknames:
My mother called me, “Bonehead”

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Emiliano Soriano

Journeyman

8YRS

Hometown:
Oaxaca, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Framing gun

Last meal:
Pepperoni & sausage pizza

Nicknames:
Fidel

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Erik Strand

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last Meal:
Classic Thanksgiving meal

Nickname:
Strandpa

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David Tompkins

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Lake Carmel, NY

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer

Last meal:
NY Deli bacon, double egg, cheese, & hash brown on an everything bagel

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David Trump

Project Manager

10YRS

Hometown:
Port Jefferson, NY

Favorite hand tool:
My buddy, Jason Craig

Last meal:
Something involving cured meat, kimchi, and bourbon

Nicknames:
Tate calls me “Old Hickory”

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Reid Watson

Lead Carpenter

2YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Multimaster

Last Meal:
Ranchers’ meat pie via a dutch oven on an open fire

 

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Colin Westbrook

Project Manager

13YRS

Hometown:
LaConner, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Paper stone sanding blocks

Last meal:
Dungeness crab

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Sharyn Wooten

Project Architect

14YRS

Hometown:
Huntington, NY

Favorite hand tool:
Needle-nose pliers

Last meal:
Lox & cream cheese on an everything bagel.

Nicknames:
JASers call me Swoot, I love it!

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Ryan Zamora

Lead Carpenter

9YRS

Hometown:
Toppenish, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hammer

Last meal:
Bacon cheeseburger, no tomato, with fries and a Coke

Nicknames:
Rizzo, Ry-ry

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Dynamite

Gina Astesana

CAD Drafter

1YRS

Hometown:
Grass Valley, CA

Favorite hand tool:
An old hammer that I “borrowed” from my brother

Last meal:
A cheese plate with fresh made bread, steamed artichokes and watermelon

Nicknames:
Beans, short for Gina Beana

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Josh Atkins

Cabinetmaker

8YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Rali plane

Last meal:
Steak, sweet potato fries, and asparagus

Nicknames:
A + K, i.e. initials ATK

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Gilberto Banda-Rojas

Cabinetmaker

6YRS

Hometown:
Guanajuanto, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Drill

Last meal:
Carne asada

Nicknames:
Beto

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Josh Brown

Cabinet Maker

1YRS

Hometown:
Snoqualmie, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My Lie Nielsen No. 60 1/2 Block Plane

Last meal:
A rack of lamb, garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus spears, and a dark Belgium brew

Nickname:
Brownie

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Mickey DuBois

Cabinet Shop Lead

10YRS

Hometown:
Des Moines, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand plane

Last meal:
BBQ brisket and cowboy beans

Nicknames:
Spud was my nickname as a kid.

 

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Mark Medford

Cabinet Shop Superintendent

20YRS

Hometown:
Puyallup is my hometown.  Fair place to be raised.

Favorite hand tool:
Makita impact driver

Last meal:
Any breakfast at Voula’s Offshore Cafe.

Nicknames:
Taylor Bovino calls me Markford, I guess it has stuck.

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Aaron O’Neil

Cabinet Maker

2YRS

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, CA

Favorite hand tool:
6-inch combination square

Last meal:
My wife’s asparagus risotto with a big salad

Nickname:
AO

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Katie Walker

Cabinet Maker

5YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
I love my tape measure, my pencil, utility knife, and my Japanese pull saw, but I am really in love with my Stiletto hammer that my husband recently gave to me as a gift.

Last meal:
Something Mexican, like carne asada, but anything Mexican will do.

Nicknames:
When Kate was young: Curly Girl, but nothing currently

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