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Joe Schneider

Owner

26YRS

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

26YRS

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

25YRS

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite hand tool:
10 key calculator

Last meal:
Hamburger Helper – Beef Stroganoff version

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Kevin Price

Creative Director

22YRS

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

22YRS

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

20YRS

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

20YRS

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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Cameron Daubenspeck

Administrative Assistant

1YRS

Hometown:
Sherman, TX

Favorite hand tool:
The Handbook of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Last meal:
Chicken & Waffles

Nicknames:
Cocomo Andrews or Coco

 

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Annabel Dessert

Project Manager

4YRS

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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Marlee Hopkins

Facilities Support

1YRS

Hometown:
Lakewood, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Shovel

Last meal:
A handful of aggressively brined nicoise olives

Nicknames:
Mars, Mar, Marl and Hopkins

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Alec Hurt

Specialty - Service

18YRS

Hometown:
Bainbridge Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hands

Last meal:
Tuna noodle casserole

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Fiona Lennard

Marketing

6YRS

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

7YRS

Hometown:
Boise, ID

Favorite hand tool:
Heat gun

Last meal:
Lasagna my grandfather used to make

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Sabrina Porter

Administrative Assistant

15YRS

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

4YRS

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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Ashley Salo

Interior Design Intern

1YRS

Hometown:
Lake Stevens, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Electric hedge trimmer

Last meal:
Sushi smorgasboard

Nicknames:
Salad, Ensalada, Chicken Salad, Chica Salad, Sally Tomato, Tomato, Sally or any combination of all that.

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Stacy Sikora

Accounting Assistant

4YRS

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

Favorite hand tool:
Pencil

Last meal:
Pork Chops

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Kelsey Smith

Service Designer

2YRS

Hometown:
Longview, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Impact driver

Last meal:
Roasted veggies and elk steak, preferably made by my mom.

Nicknames:
Crashley Catelyn (accident prone), Smelsey, Smelso. Family and some friends still call me Kelsey Cate.

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Alex Vondrak

Driver

1YRS

Hometown:
Siox City, IA

Favorite hand tool:
Folding hand saw

Last meal:
White chicken chilli and my wife’s home-made cinnamon rolls, a local IPA, with chocolate cheesecake/coffee ice cream and a latte for dessert

Nicknames:
Zander, Big-Al, A-VO, and Vondrak in the Air Force

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Gancy

Assistant Interior Designer

9YRS

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

9YRS

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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Victor Bereziychuk

Lead Carpenter

6YRS

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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Riva Black

Supporting Architect

1YRS

Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM

Favorite hand tool:
Dyson vacuum

Last meal:
Something smothered in green chili and a giant margarita of course

Nickname:
Reeves

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Larry Boucher

Superintendent

13YRS

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

18YRS

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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Nick Bowles

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Screwdriver. Its the only tool I need for my wife to think I’m handy.

Last meal:
Steak Oscar, dry toast and 5 gallons of horchata

 

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Grace Crofoot

Supporting Architect

4YRS

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

7YRS

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

7YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Feintool

Last meal:
Steak and lobster

Nicknames:
B

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Gil Humphreys

Supporting Architect

2YRS

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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Kyler Hayes

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer

Last meal:
King crab legs, ribeye steak, lobster tail, a bowl of pho, and sushi

Nicknames:
Cheddaslice, Big Bird

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Sam Helms

Apprentice Carpenter

2YRS

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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Kristin Karlinski

Project Architect

5YRS

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

2YRS

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

6YRS

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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Blaz Krtalic

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Durham, NC

Favorite hand tool:
String line

Last meal:
Ribeye with linguine and a prosciutto pizza

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Johann Miner

Lead Carpenter

3YRS

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

6YRS

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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Elliott Mofidi

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Dust pan

Last meal:
Elk burger with green beans

Nickname:
Elmo

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Mike Pedersen

Specialty - Finish

13YRS

Hometown:
Eugene, OR

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

Last meal:
Sashimi – hamachi

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Carl Petterson

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Hudson, OH

Favorite hand tool:
Pencil

Last meal:
Never ending pasta bowl from Olive Garden….that oughta buy me some time.

Nickname:
Carl seems unique enough that I haven’t really had any nicknames

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Kelly Phillips

Project Manager

23YRS

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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Ryan Rosemond

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Durham, NC

Favorite hand tool:
Sandpaper

Last meal:
Eggplant parmesan, collards, fried flounder and a cannoli

Nickname:
Rosie Red

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Jeff Seaman

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle

Favorite hand tool:
Kreg jig pocket hole cutter

Last meal:
A big Denver omelette

Nickname:
El Hefe

 

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Tim Strange

Lead Carpenter

22YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

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Dan Sundberg

Journeyman

3YRS

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

7YRS

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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Katie Walker

Project Manager

6YRS

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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Patricia Wilhelm

Supporting Architect

4YRS

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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Don Willson

Lead Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Washington, DC

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese pull saw

Last meal:
Pesto gnocchi with caprese salad

Nickname:
D

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Mark Wooten

Superindendent

19YRS

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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Melissa Yutuc

Interior Designer

1YRS

Hometown:
Lancaste, PA

Favorite hand tool:
A really good vacuum. It can be so satisfying

Last meal:
Sushi by Jiro Ono or possibly freshly made Paella

Nickname:
I still have a lot of friends that call me by my maiden name Zabala

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Markus Arrington

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Des Moines, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer

Last meal:
Bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes

 

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John Bambick

Interior Designer

3YRS

Hometown:
Kansas City, KS

Favorite hand tool:
Clamp

Last meal:
New York Strip medium rare

Nicknames:
JB, John-O

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Adam Bell

Apprentice Carpenter

3YRS

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

4YRS

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

7YRS

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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Steve de Koch

Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese wood block plane

Last meal:
Malena’s Carnitas tacos

Nickname:
Beav

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Simon Ewing

Journeyman

1YRS

Hometown:
Snohomish, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Any tool with a nice clean sharp blade

Last meal:
Lots of mashed potatoes

 

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Richard Feldman

Superintendent

7YRS

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

11YRS

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

2YRS

Hometown:
Kent, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese nail-set/hammer

Last meal:
ribs

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Jorge Guzman Solorzano

Supporting Architect

4YRS

Hometown:
Uruapan, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer and flat bar

Last meal:
Enchiladas Michoacanas

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Kevin Hansen

Lead Carpenter

3YRS

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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Dennis Hopkins

Project Manager

21YRS

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

2YRS

Hometown:
Fresno, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Occidental tool bags

Last meal:
Paella

 

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Andrew Krehbiel

Lead Carpenter

2YRS

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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Peter Kucinski

Supporting Architect

2YRS

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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Tate Landis

Specialty - Finish

13YRS

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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Matt Lewis

Apprentice Carpenter

1YRS

Hometown:
Overland Park, KS

Favorite hand tool:
Rali block plane

Last meal:
Steak, buttered broccoli and mashed potatoes with gravy

Nickname:
Don Luis

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David Lipe

Supporting Architect

5YRS

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

3YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite Hand Tool:
Spring loaded nail set

Last Meal:
Salmon and veggies

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Jason Paeper

Lead Carpenter

5YRS

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

2YRS

Hometown:
Everett, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand planes

Last meal:
Pizza

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Alex Richardson

Superintendent

6YRS

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

15YRS

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

5YRS

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

9YRS

Hometown:
Oaxaca, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Framing gun

Last meal:
Pepperoni & sausage pizza

Nicknames:
Fidel

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Erik Strand

Journeyman

2YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last Meal:
Classic Thanksgiving meal

Nickname:
Strandpa

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David Tompkins

Carpenter

2YRS

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

11YRS

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

3YRS

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

14YRS

Hometown:
LaConner, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Paper stone sanding blocks

Last meal:
Dungeness crab

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Sharyn Wooten

Project Architect

15YRS

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

10YRS

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

2YRS

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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Gilberto Banda-Rojas

Cabinetmaker

7YRS

Hometown:
Guanajuanto, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Drill

Last meal:
Carne asada

Nicknames:
Beto

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Josh Brown

Cabinet Maker

2YRS

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 Superintendent

11YRS

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 Project Manager

21YRS

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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Jesse Niemer

Apprentice Cabinet Maker

1YRS

Hometown:
Ballard, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Nail gun

Last meal:
This great lentil recipe my friend and coworker Aaron sent me. Delectable!

Nickname:
Shelley

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Aaron O’Neil

Cabinet Maker

3YRS

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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