I'm a genuine Seattle local, born and raised in the city where I attended grade school (Wallingford neighborhood) and high school up on Capitol Hill.
I’ve always had a knack for building—my dad had a tool belt strapped on me at a very young age. Undoubtedly, I was always into the “fixer” projects around the house—it was a natural fit for me.
I broke into the industry young, starting as a Lumber salesman at Olson Lumber, then moving up to a custom millwork/lumber sales position at Blackstock Lumber. I stayed with Blackstock for several years, learning the ins and outs of the carpentry world.
A client of mine (at Blackstock) brought me on as lead carpenter and project manager for Bantam Builders. For three years I worked side by side with him as we tackled a range of large-scale, custom, full-remodel Seattle homes.
In 2009 I decided to start my own gig—Red Hammer Construction was born.
Six years later now—and still going strong.