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Joe Schneider

Owner/Creative Director

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30YRS

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

Kim Clements

Owner / Creative Director

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30YRS

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

Greg Porter

Business Manager

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29YRS

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite hand tool:
10 key calculator

Last meal:
Hamburger Helper – Beef Stroganoff version

Kat Maruoka

Business Developer

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26YRS

Favorite hand tool:
Broom

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

Nicknames:
Kat

Steve Van Lente

General Manager

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24YRS

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”.

Nicole Abercrombie

Clerk of Works

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24YRS

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

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

Last meal:
One 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

Neal Buzzo

Apprentice

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1YRS

Hometown:
Olympia, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand planer

Last meal:
Pizza

Nickname:
Buzzo

Grace Heller

Office Manager

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1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Pruning shears

Last meal:
A Banh Mi from Saigon Deli, or Mom’s marinated lemon chicken, caprese salad, Sea Wolf bread. Either way there would be chocolate raspberry cake for dessert

Nickname:
I’m not a fan of “Gracie” so I never really had any nicknames – I’m open to suggestions though

Alec Hurt

Specialty - Service

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22YRS

Hometown:
Bainbridge Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hands

Last meal:
Tuna noodle casserole

Deb Kapteyn

Interior Design Purchaser

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3YRS

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite hand tool:
My perfectly seasoned 8″ cast iron skillet

Last meal:
My favorite meal is breakfast, so I would have to say my french toast with a side of crispy bacon, some fresh mango, and a perfect cup of coffee

Nicknames:
In chronological order, little Debbie, Mario, Paco, Deborina, or just D. Lucky for me, most of them didn’t stick

Andrew Krehbiel

Specialty - Service

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6YRS

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”

Fiona Lennard

Sales & Marketing Manager

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10YRS

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Favorite hand tool:
Stapler

Last meal:
Sushi, sushi, and more sushi

Nicknames:
Fi

Chris Manfredo

Specialty - Painter

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11YRS

Hometown:
Boise, ID

Favorite hand tool:
Heat gun

Last meal:
Lasagna my grandfather used to make

Johann Miner

Site Superintendent

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7YRS

Hometown:
Milford, CT

Favorite Hand Tool:
My grandfather’s plumb bob

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

Sabrina Porter

Administrative Assistant

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19YRS

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.

Samantha Redsell

Service Division Head

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8YRS

Hometown:
Kendal, England

Favorite hand tool:
Sledgehammer

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

Nickname:
Ducks

Michael Sendrowicz

Lead Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Detroit, MI

Favorite hand tool:
My broom! Closely followed by my lie Nielsen planes

 

Stacy Sikora

Accountant

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8YRS

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

Favorite hand tool:
Pencil

Last meal:
Pork Chops

Kelsey Smith

Special Projects Division Head

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6YRS

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.

Tim Strange

Project Manager

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26YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Lennard Szyperski

Assistant Superintendent

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3YRS

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

Favorite hand tool:
chisel

Last meal:
steak & mashed potatoes

Nicknames:
Lenn, Lenny, Glennard

Kyle Uttecht

Specialty - Service

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2YRS

Hometown:
Duval, WA

Favorite hand tool:
cordless multi-tool

Last meal:
pancakes (extra syrup), sausage, potatoes, 4 eggs with cheese, and a bloody-mary

Lluc Viladas

Driver

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1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Burke bar

Last meal:
Two cheeseburgers, medium fries and small sprite

Nickname:
Pooch

Krystal Wells

Human Resource Manager

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1YRS

Hometown:
Woodland, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Measuring tape

Last meal:
Pappardelle Bolognese, excessive shaved parmesan and fresh cracked pepper

Nickname:
Smiley

Jeannette Wilson

Interior Design Assistant

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1YRS

Hometown:
Bothell, WA

Favorite hand tool:
A tie between my Faber Castell pens and my X-Acto knife

Last meal:
Cedar Planked Salmon from Dockside Grill in Sequim Bay

Nicknames:
Jean, J, Netty, Wilson

Gina Yu

Apprentice

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1YRS

Hometown:
Taipei, Tiawan

Favorite hand tool:
Combination square

Last meal:
Anything homemade by my mom

Nicknames:
Tweety, churros, chu-chu, Bigfoot…no one really calls me by my nicknames anymore though

 

Gancy

Assistant Interior Designer

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13YRS

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

Rock

Mike Abrahamson

Supporting Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Fargo, ND

Favorite hand tool:
6″ combination square

Last meal:
Salmon (salt + pepper + lemon), green kale (crushed red pepper) and some asparagus or brussels sprouts in olive oil

Nickname:
Childhood: Abe; Adulthood: Michael-A or mka

Alex Ainley

Lead Carpenter

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5YRS

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

Gina Astesana

Interior Designer

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6YRS

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

Molly Bayer

Apprentice

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1YRS

Hometown:
Medina, OH

Favorite hand tool:
Small pry bar

Last meal:
Mom’s homemade macaroni and cheese

Josh Bear

Lead Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Bothell, WA

Favorite tool:
Cordless circular saw

Last meal:
Dominos pepperoni pizza

Nickname:
Joshy

 

Victor Bereziychuk

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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10YRS

Hometown:
Ternopil, Ukraine

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last meal:
Seafood

Nicknames:
U A Train

Riva Black

Supporting Designer

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5YRS

Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM

Favorite hand tool:
Dyson vacuum

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

Nickname:
Reeves

Larry Boucher

Superintendent

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17YRS

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.

Taylor Bovino

Project Manager

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22YRS

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.

Erik Christensen

Lead Carpenter

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2YRS

Hometown:
Bountiful, Utah

Favorite hand tool:
Stiletto titanium hammer

Last meal:
Combo pizza

Nickname:
EC

Adam Coleman

Project Manager

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2YRS

Hometown:
Laurel, MD

Favorite hand tool:
Combination square

Last meal:
Surf and turf. A nice thick rib-eye with a lobster tail, homemade macaroni and cheese and sautéed spinach. For desert I would choose a hot chocolate chip cookie.

Nickname:
I spent 10 years in the mountains of Colorado where I was given the nickname Ads. My Australian friend named me that because it seems that the Aussies abbreviate everything and two syllables are one too many.

Grace Crofoot

Project Designer

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8YRS

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….

Frank Fabens

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

Favorite hand tool:
6 inch combination square

Last meal:
Feta brined chicken roasted on the BBQ with saffron risotto and cooked greens on the side. Strawberry rhubarb pie to top it off.

Brian Gadzuk

Site Superintendent

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11YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Feintool

Last meal:
Steak and lobster

Nicknames:
B

James Guthrie

Lead Carpenter

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7YRS

Hometown:
Garden City, Kansas

Favorite hand tool:
Any sharp and/or heavy tools

Last meal:
Something light so I am ready to run away from whatever is about to happen

Maxim Hessels

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Favorite hand tool:
Metric tape measure

Last meal:
Indonesian rice table

 

Max Holden

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

Favorite hand tool:
Utility knife

Last meal:
Skyline Chilli – full menu

Nicknames:
Max (actively seeking new nicknames)

Kyle Knudson

Supporting Designer

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6YRS

Hometown:
Roanoke Rapids, NC

Favorite hand tool:
Cross Cut Saw

Last meal:
Homemade ramen

Nickname:
Newt or K-nude

Leah Kochaver

Interior Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Cambridge, WI

Favorite hand tool:
Copic pens and vine charcoal

Last meal:
Penn Cove mussels in a white wine sauce with plenty of crusty bread on the side

 

Peter Kucinski

Project Designer

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6YRS

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”

Tate Landis

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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17YRS

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

Peter Marshall

Lead Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Dover, Ohio – but my heart is in Philadelphia

Favorite hand tool:
I love a good framing hammer. I won the nail driving contest seven years running.

Last meal:
A WaWa hoagie and a Mannys

 

Celeste McDonald

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
Port Townsend, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Circular saw

Last meal:
Eggs Bennedict

Mark Medford

Lead Carpenter

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25YRS

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.

Ron Moretz

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
College Station, TX

Favorite hand tool:
Stiletto titanium hammer

Last meal:
A wood fired Neapolitan pizza with fresh basil, fresh buffalo mozzarella and roasted garlic. I’ll wash it down with a bottle of natural wine, Pinot Noir.

Mike Pedersen

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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17YRS

Hometown:
Eugene, OR

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

Last meal:
Sashimi – hamachi

Carl Petterson

Superintendent

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4YRS

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

Kelly Phillips

Project Manager

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27YRS

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.

Ephraim Richardson

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Bonney Lake, WA

Favorite hand tool:
pull saw

Last meal:
A big bowl of ceviche, spit-roasted pork with chimichurri, and a Mexican Coke

Nicknames:
E, Eph, epher, e-frame, frame, Efrain (Eh-fry-een)

 

Joe Rodrigues

Lead Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Maple Valley, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Pull saw

Last meal:
Ribeye steak, mushrooms, Pierogies and salad. Then peach pie.

Karoly Scrinzi

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Debrecen, Hungry

Favorite hand tool:
I don’t have a favorite hand tool. I love all my tools. Anyway how would my hammer feel if find out my grinder is my favorite.

Last meal:
Hungarian Goulash

Nickname:
Karesz

Dan Sundberg

Lead Carpenter

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7YRS

Hometown:
Longview, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Patented combination finger gauge

Last meal:
Pizza and cheeseburgers

Nickname:
Sunny

Rory Tripp

Journeyman

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4YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand planer

Last meal:
Salmon

Katie Walker

Project Manager

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10YRS

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

Patricia Yi Wilhelm

Project Architect

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8YRS

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

Mark Wooten

Superindendent

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23YRS

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.”

Lisa Ye

Supporting Designer

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1YRS

Hometown:
Wayland, MA

Favorite hand tool:
Spokeshave

Last meal:
Bouillabaisse with a hunk of good bread

Nicknames:
Lis

Ryan Zamora

Supporting Designer

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14YRS

Hometown:
Toppenish, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hammer

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

Nicknames:
Rizzo, Ry-ry

Paper

Saunders Allen

Supporting Designer

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1YRS

Hometown:
Fairhope, Alabama

Favorite hand tool:
Ticonderoga pencil

Last meal:
1 dozen raw gulf oysters and a cup of gin, with crushed ice

Nicknames:
Thunder, Som-Dues, Shoulders, Ned, Ders, and Colonel

Markus Arrington

Journeyman

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5YRS

Hometown:
Des Moines, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer

Last meal:
Bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes

 

Gilberto Banda-Rojas

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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11YRS

Hometown:
Guanajuanto, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Drill

Last meal:
Carne asada

Nicknames:
Beto

Sara Bone

Interior Designer

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4YRS

Hometown:
Miami, FL

Favorite hand tool:
Hammer

Last meal:
Shrimp and grits

 

Nick Bowles

Journeyman/PM Assistant

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5YRS

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

 

Josh Crossman

Lead Carpenter

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11YRS

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”.

Steve de Koch

Supporting Designer

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5YRS

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese wood block plane

Last meal:
Malena’s Carnitas tacos

Nickname:
Beav

Michael Freeman

Senior Project Designer

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15YRS

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.

Kevin Hansen

Lead Carpenter

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7YRS

Hometown:
Ballard, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Angle Grider

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

Dennis Hopkins

Project Manager

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25YRS

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.

Chuk James

Journeyman

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4YRS

Hometown:
Asheville, NC

Favorite hand tool:
Sledge hammer

Eric Kohler

Superintendent

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10YRS

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$

Randy Lazama

Journeyman

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1YRS

Hometown:
North Bend, WA

Favorite hand tool:
A toss up between a hammer and a tape measure

Last meal:
L&L Hawaiian BBQ

 

David Lipe

Supporting Designer

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9YRS

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)

Zach Moblo

Superintendent

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10YRS

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.

Jason Paeper

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

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.

Alex Richardson

Superintendent

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10YRS

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.

Maya Ripecky

Apprentice Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Favorite hand tool:
Dogyu Pry Bar

Last meal:
A traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner, my favorite meal of the year!

Tom Rockwell

Journeyman

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1YRS

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Favorite hand tool:
4″ double square

Last meal:
Nachos, but you know, the good kind

Charlie Rush

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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19YRS

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.

Ashley Salo

Interior Designer

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5YRS

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.

Danielle Schmidtbauer

Supporting Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Owensville, Ohio

Favorite hand tool:
L-type lug wrench, and strap wrench

Last meal:
When they are in season, a variety of just-picked tomatoes. Other times of the year, bhindi masala (4/6 spicy) from Adeep India

Nickname:
The second most likely thing I’ll respond to is Elle.

Jack Schweitzer

Project Manager

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1YRS

Hometown:
Gig Harbor, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Barr chisel, for timber framing

Last meal:
Steak and potatoes, with my mom’s seven layer salad and carrot cake

Nickname:
My oldest friends call me Schwei

Tom Simpson

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
2 inch slick

Last meal:
My wife’s famous homemade fish tacos

Nicknames:
My mother called me, “Bonehead”

Kirby Tebeje

Supporting Designer

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1YRS

Hometown:
Twin Cities, MN

Favorite hand tool:
Vise-grip Locking Plier

Last meal:
A mint to freshen my breath in the afterlife. Just kidding, A large family sized platter of Injera w/Wot (with meat stews, tartare, mixed vegetables in various spices), surrounded by my chatty mother and aunts. Then the mint.

Nicknames:
Kirbs, that kid over there, etc.

Gabrielle Tousignant

Journeyman

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3YRS

Hometown:
Bellingham, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My Stilleto

Last meal:
A large meat/veggie combo platter from any of my favorite tried and true Ethiopian restaurants

Nickname:
Gabs, Gabi, G-Money, it’s all good!

David Trump

Director of Project Management

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15YRS

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”

Reid Watson

Lead Carpenter

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7YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Multimaster

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

 

Colin Westbrook

Project Manager

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18YRS

Hometown:
LaConner, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Paper stone sanding blocks

Last meal:
Dungeness crab

Sharyn Wooten

Senior Project Designer

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19YRS

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!

Dynamite

Josh Brown

Cabinet Shop Project Manager

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6YRS

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

Mickey DuBois

Cabinet Shop Superintendent

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15YRS

Hometown:
Des Moines, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand plane

Last meal:
BBQ brisket and cowboy beans

Nicknames:
Spud was my nickname as a kid.

 

Rebecca Hoffman

Cabinet Maker

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2YRS

Hometown:
Twin Cities, MN

Favorite hand tool:
Combination square

Last meal:
My friend’s homemade Persian food

Nickname:
Becca

Marlee Hopkins

Cabinet Maker

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5YRS

Hometown:
Lakewood, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Shovel

Last meal:
A handful of aggressively brined nicoise olives

Nicknames:
Mars, Mar, Marl and Hopkins

Vicky Le

Shop Drafter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Favorite hand tool:
Power tools (Drills & Saws)

Last meal:
My mom’s noodle soup (Bun Bo Hue)

Nicknames:
Vick, Ms. Le

Ethan Lowe

Shop Apprentice

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1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Rabbit planer

Last meal:
Curry with fried chicken

Nicknames:
Lowey, Katie’s son

Aaron O’Neil

Cabinet Maker

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7YRS

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, CA

Favorite hand tool:
6-inch combination square

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

Nickname:
AO