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Joe Schneider

Owner/Creative Director

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32YRS

Joseph Schneider, president and co-owner, founded JAS 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 JAS

“JAS-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 JAS 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 “JAS-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 JAS 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 JAS 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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32YRS

Kimberly Clements, creative director and co-owner, founded JAS 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 JAS, 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 JAS 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 JAS 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 JAS 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 JAS 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 JAS  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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31YRS

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite hand tool:
10 key calculator

Last meal:
Hamburger Helper – Beef Stroganoff version

Kat Maruoka

Business Developer

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28YRS

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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26YRS

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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26YRS

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

Molly Bayer

Sales & Marketing Associate

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2YRS

Hometown:
Medina, OH

Favorite hand tool:
Small pry bar

Last meal:
Mom’s homemade macaroni and cheese

Neal Buzzo

Driver

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3YRS

Hometown:
Olympia, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand planer

Last meal:
Pizza

Nickname:
Buzzo

Lauren Cavanaugh

Interior Design Studio Assistant

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1YRS

Hometown:
Eatonville, WA

Favorite hand too:
Exacto  Blade

Last meal:
Dungeness Crab, Crusty bread, Arugula salad with shaved parm and pine nuts, and a warm chocolate chip cookie with sea salt for dessert, eaten outside by the seaside somewhere.

Nicknames:
No current nick names. In high school I was Little Saint. Saint is my maiden name and I am the youngest sibling

Kelsey Corning

Special Projects Division Head

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8YRS

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.

Grace Heller

Office Manager

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3YRS

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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24YRS

Hometown:
Bainbridge Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hands

Last meal:
Tuna noodle casserole

Chuk James

Specialty - Service

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6YRS

Hometown:
Asheville, NC

Favorite hand tool:
Sledge hammer

Deb Kapteyn

Interiors Project Manager

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5YRS

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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8YRS

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 Director

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12YRS

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Favorite hand tool:
Stapler

Last meal:
Sushi, sushi, and more sushi

Nicknames:
Fi

Johann Miner

Site Superintendent

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9YRS

Hometown:
Milford, CT

Favorite Hand Tool:
My grandfather’s plumb bob

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

Becky Philippi

Accountant

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2YRS

Hometown:
Redmond, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Mouse and keyboard

Last meal:
An entire loaf of Sea Wolf sourdough bread and salted butter, salmon sashimi, and one or two bottles of prosecco

Nickname:
Everyone outside of work calls me Boo or Booboo

Sabrina Porter

Administrative Assistant

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21YRS

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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10YRS

Hometown:
Kendal, England

Favorite hand tool:
Sledgehammer

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

Nickname:
Ducks

Alex Richardson

Safety Officer/Superintendent Assistant

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12YRS

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.

Stacy Sikora

Accountant

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10YRS

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

Favorite hand tool:
Pencil

Last meal:
Pork Chops

David Trump

Director of Project Management

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17YRS

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”

Kyle Uttecht

Specialty - Service

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4YRS

Hometown:
Duval, WA

Favorite hand tool:
cordless multi-tool

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

Jesica Waite

Design Division Head

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2YRS

Hometown:
Billings, MT

Favorite hand tool:
A 1.7 fluid oz atomizer bottle of Le Labo Santal 33

Last meal:
My wife’s homemade pumpkin Bolognese and a bottle of Pursued by Bear – Bear Cub Cabernet while watching Twin Peaks

Nickname:
Per Joe my nickname is still being “work shopped”.

Rock

Rock

Basalt

Riva Black

Supporting Designer

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7YRS

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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19YRS

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.

Erik Christensen

Lead Carpenter

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4YRS

Hometown:
Bountiful, Utah

Favorite hand tool:
Stiletto titanium hammer

Last meal:
Combo pizza

Nickname:
EC

Louis Crews

Apprentice

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2YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Lie Nielsen block plane

Last meal:
A tray of oysters or a double cheese burger from Loretta’s

Daniel Griffin

Journeyman

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1YRS

Hometown:
Cape Cod, MA

Favorite hand tool:
Oscillating multi-tool

Last meal:
Chicken Marsala

 

James Guthrie

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

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

Tate Landis

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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19YRS

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

Celeste McDonald

Journeyman

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4YRS

Hometown:
Port Townsend, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Circular saw

Last meal:
Eggs Bennedict

Michele Piazza

Interior Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Trowel

Last meal:
Greek salad with extra olives and a “pizza pot pie” from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co

Nickname:
Mimi

 

Jack Schweitzer

Project Manager

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3YRS

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

Dan Sundberg

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

Hometown:
Longview, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Patented combination finger gauge

Last meal:
Pizza and cheeseburgers

Nickname:
Sunny

Ben Tamarkin

Supporting Designer

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2YRS

Home town:
Cleveland, Ohio

Favorite hand tool:
Round 8 Paintbrush

Last meal:
A truffle gouda, a blue, some feta, olives, hummus, pita and focaccia. Baklava to see things out

Nickname:
Benji is most used

 

Katie Walker

Project Manager

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12YRS

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

Rock

Granite

Gina Astesana

Interior Designer

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8YRS

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

Victor Bereziychuk

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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12YRS

Hometown:
Ternopil, Ukraine

Favorite hand tool:
Block plane

Last meal:
Seafood

Nicknames:
U A Train

Taylor Bovino

Project Manager

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24YRS

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.

Steve de Koch

Supporting Designer

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7YRS

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Japanese wood block plane

Last meal:
Malena’s Carnitas tacos

Nickname:
Beav

Xan Hammar

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite hand tool:
Speed square

Last meal:
The Santa Barbara Mesa Cafe’s homemade corned beef hash and eggs, with Pepper Plant salsa and sourdough

Peter Marshall

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

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

 

Mark Medford

Lead Carpenter

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27YRS

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.

Jason Paeper

Lead Carpenter

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11YRS

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.

Joe Rodrigues

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Maple Valley, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Pull saw

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

Jack Schweitzer

Project Manager

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3YRS

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

Patricia Yi Wilhelm

Project Architect

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10YRS

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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25YRS

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.”

Paper

Paper

Book

Rachel Adams

Supporting Architect

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1YRS

Hometown:
Harrisburg, Oregon

Favorite hand tool:
Sledge hammer – I am a big fan of demo

Last meal:
This is a hard one. I’m going to have to go with pie: apple or pumpkin cheesecake

Nicknames:
Rach. Rachel. Hey you. I’m not overly particular

Alex Ainley

Lead Carpenter

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7YRS

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

Adam Coleman

Project Manager

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4YRS

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.

Brian Gadzuk

Superintendent

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13YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Feintool

Last meal:
Steak and lobster

Nicknames:
B

Maxim Hessels

Lead Carpenter

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5YRS

Hometown:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Favorite hand tool:
Metric tape measure

Last meal:
Indonesian rice table

 

Kyle Knudson

Supporting Designer

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8YRS

Hometown:
Roanoke Rapids, NC

Favorite hand tool:
Cross Cut Saw

Last meal:
Homemade ramen

Nickname:
Newt or K-nude

Maya Ripecky

Journeyman

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3YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Favorite hand tool:
Dogyu Pry Bar

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

Charlie Rush

Specialty Finish Carpenter

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21YRS

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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7YRS

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.

Jared Santiago

Journeyman

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4YRS

Hometown:
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Favorite hand tool: 
I’d have to say my hammer

Last meal:
My mother’s homemade chili along side some bread

Nicknames:
My friends call me Jay or Santiago.

Colin Westbrook

Project Manager

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20YRS

Hometown:
LaConner, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Paper stone sanding blocks

Last meal:
Dungeness crab

Sharyn Wooten

Creative Director

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21YRS

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!

Ryan Zamora

Lead Carpenter

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16YRS

Hometown:
Toppenish, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My hammer

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

Nicknames:
Rizzo, Ry-ry

Paper

Bond

Lesley Allison

Interior Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Verona, WI

Favorite hand tool:
Impact driver or axe

Last meal:
Al Pastor tacos

 

Markus Arrington

Journeyman

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7YRS

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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13YRS

Hometown:
Guanajuanto, Mexico

Favorite hand tool:
Drill

Last meal:
Carne asada

Nicknames:
Beto

Adam Coleman

Project Manager

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4YRS

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.

Kevin Hansen

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

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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27YRS

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.

Frank Fabens

Lead Carpenter

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5YRS

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.

Eric Kohler

Superintendent

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12YRS

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$

Peter Kucinski

Project Designer

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8YRS

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”

David Lipe

Supporting Designer

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11YRS

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)

Aaron O’Neil

Journeyman

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9YRS

Hometown:
Walnut Creek, CA

Favorite hand tool:
6-inch combination square

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

Nickname:
AO

Tom Simpson

Lead Carpenter

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11YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
2 inch slick

Last meal:
My wife’s famous homemade fish tacos

Nicknames:
My mother called me, “Bonehead”

Gina Yu

Journeyman

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3YRS

Hometown:
Taipei, Taiwan

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

 

Scissors

Scissors

Clippers

Saunders Allen

Supporting Designer

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3YRS

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

Michael Freeman

Creative Director

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17YRS

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.

Zach Moblo

Superintendent

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12YRS

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.

Brett Rice

Lead Carpenter

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1YRS

Hometown:
Camas, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Multi-tool

Last meal:
Porterhouse steak, baked potato and a house salad

Nickname:
The Great Brettzky

Ephraim Richardson

Lead Carpenter

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5YRS

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)

 

Christopher Rinker

Supporting Designer

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2YRS

Hometown:
Edmonds, WA

Favorite hand tool:
HB pencil & Impact Drill

Last meal:
Authentic Japanese chicken katsu curry with a refreshing beer

Nickname:
My Dad calls me Shorty

Brian Schumacher

Supporting Designer

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1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Swiss Army knife with a wood handle that my daughter gave me as a birthday present… surprisingly useful for a surprising range of tasks, and always a good conversation starter.

Last meal:
A fresh Batard with Manchego cheese, and a large glass of cold well water

Nicknames:
Schu, shoe, fish, B

Tim Strange

Project Manager

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28YRS

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Ben Timpe

Journeyman

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1YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Utility knife

Last meal:
A 12oz hanger steak from Red Cow in Madrona, their fries, a side of green beans, and a Rachel’s ginger beer to wash it down

 

Reid Watson

Lead Carpenter

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9YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Multimaster

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

 

Jeannette Wilson

Interior Designer

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3YRS

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

Scissors

Snippers

Josh Bear

Lead Carpenter

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2YRS

Hometown:
Bothell, WA

Favorite tool:
Cordless circular saw

Last meal:
Dominos pepperoni pizza

Nickname:
Joshy

 

Nick Bowles

Project Manager

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7YRS

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

 

Monico Mackinnon

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
Santa Fe, NW, but my home has been on Lopez Island for 25 years

Favorite hand tool:
My titanium Boss Hammer. But I sure do love my Dewalt impact driver too.

Last meal:
A medium rare rib eye steak with my home-made Fettuccine Alfredo topped with cherry tomatoes and green onions. A garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette, fresh French bread, and a tall glass of iced soda water with some fresh Meyer lemon.

Nickname:
My nickname has been Fenris Bloodbane since high school. I’m proud to note that I was a D&D nerd.

Zack MacKinnon

Journeyman

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2YRS

Hometown:
Lopez Island, WA

Favorite hand tool:
My new Stiletto TB3SC 15 oz Ti-Bone III Titanium Hammer with smooth face and 18-in. curved handle

Last meal:
A very large serving of chicken and beef Gyoza balls that one of our local restaurants serve

Nickname:
Mcboolin

Karl Mielke Jr

Journeyman

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1YRS

Hometown:
Boulder, CO

Favorite hand tool:
Kizer Sheepdog Pocket Cleaver Knife

Last meal:
Irish Death Ale from Iron Horse Brewery, Masala Dosa with Coconut Chutney and a Mango Lassi

Carl Petterson

Superintendent

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6YRS

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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29YRS

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.

Tom Rockwell

Journeyman

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3YRS

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Favorite hand tool:
4″ double square

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

Michael Sendrowicz

Lead Carpenter

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3YRS

Hometown:
Detroit, MI

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

 

Dynamite

Elby Brosch

Cabinet Maker

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1YRS

Hometown:
Gulf Breeze, FL

Favorite hand tool:
Dozuki saw

Last meal:
Steak and masked potatoes

Nicknames:
Elbs and Elbo

Mick DuBois

Cabinet Shop Division Head

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17YRS

Hometown:
Des Moines, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Hand plane

Last meal:
BBQ brisket and cowboy beans

Nicknames:
Spud was my nickname as a kid.

 

Jacob Hatch

Cabinet Maker

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1YRS

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, UT

Favorite hand tool:
Putty knife

Last meal:
French toast

Rebecca Hoffman

Cabinet Maker

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4YRS

Hometown:
Twin Cities, MN

Favorite hand tool:
Combination square

Last meal:
My friend’s homemade Persian food

Nickname:
Becca

Vicky Le

Shop Drafter

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3YRS

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

Cabinet Maker

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3YRS

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Favorite hand tool:
Rabbit planer

Last meal:
Curry with fried chicken

Nicknames:
Lowey, Katie’s son