A History of Excellence
Schuchart is a family company with decades of experience and a lifetime of passion. We are proud to stand side-by-side as we build your dream. We celebrate each other’s successes and each other. Once you get to know us, you will understand why project excellence comes so naturally.
Founder & President
Since he began his career as a carpenter’s apprentice, George understands the realities of day-to-day operations as well as issues involved in managing a large business. Before starting Schuchart in 1988, George was Director of Wright Schuchart, a large commercial and industrial contractor located in Seattle. As company president for Schuchart, he oversees sales, contracts, establishment of policies, employee training and business systems. His emphasis on safety has proven to be a valuable cost benefit to the company and its clients, resulting in a lower L&I rate and a safer, more efficient work environment.
Jennifer Rosado, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Partner & Vice President, Administration
With Schuchart for over 25 years, Jennifer started out as a receptionist then transitioned into an administrative position supporting accounts and project managers. She quickly became the company’s resident computer expert, learning applications and then teaching them to staff. In recent years she has expanded her expertise into human resources, as well as oversight of all administrative staff, IT coordination, and more.
Partner & Vice President of Strategy
Casey’s has the responsibility of leading the Strategic Development of Schuchart. He began working as a laborer for the company and assumed more challenging roles including Sr. Project Engineer, Project Manager and Account Executive for work performed at Microsoft. He was instrumental in the delivery of the Bullitt Center; a six story office building deemed the most energy efficient commercial building in the world. Casey possesses the expertise in managing large teams executing complex project requirements. Casey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and developed his business sensibility further while completing his MBA at Seattle University.
Partner & Vice President, Operations
Jeff has more than two decades of experience in the commercial construction industry. His experience ranges from hands-on field work to facility management, business operations and construction management for a wide range of project types. Jeff contributes his project expertise, client knowledge and team leadership skills towards the development of a robust, high-performance team. Jeff holds a BS from Central Washington University and a Certificate in Construction/Facilities Management from the University of Washington.
Partner & Division Manager, Industrial
Dan Rutkowski joined Schuchart Corporation in the spring of 2001. He holds a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. His prior experience included work as a laborer on major construction projects, a designer for a large national design/build firm, and as project manager for a large national general contractor. Dan is Schuchart’s primary account manager for Boeing and has managed hundreds of Boeing projects throughout the Puget Sound region. Other project management experience has included high-end restaurant/kitchen projects, manufacturing facilities, hotels, hazardous material management facilities and retail.
Division Manager, Tenant Improvement
With over 25 years of experience in all phases of construction, Mike has deep industry knowledge, coupled with a positive team building approach, an entrepreneurial spirit, and high achievement standards that have proven to be a successful formula for project success. As the lead for the Tenant Improvement division, Mike is heavily involved in estimating, buyout, scheduling and project tracking, working to deliver successful projects both internally and externally.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer for Schuchart, Christian is a CPA and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional with more than 10 years of accounting experience in the US and the UK. With degrees in Economics and Accounting from Western Washington University, he has experience with private and public accounting, auditing, and sustainability services. He envisions how Schuchart can do things smarter and more productively and then implements them.
As General Superintendent, Joe is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, placing and mentoring Schuchart’s superintendents, foremen, carpenters, and laborers. Over three decades of experience in the commercial construction industry uniquely qualifies him to share his expertise and provide support for Schuchart’s field operations. He is an accomplished professional with a passion for disciplined competency, planning, communication, and execution.
Darrell Thomson, CHST, CSHS
As Schuchart’s Safety Director, Darrell has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry. He is an approved OSHA trainer through the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and is Certified Health and Safety Technician from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He recently achieved his Construction Safety and Health Specialist Certificate through the University of Washington.
Director of Preconstruction
David has over 20 years of design-build as well as competitively-bid construction experience uniquely specialized in preconstruction and development services as well as fast track construction. He brings not only theory to these endeavors but a vast knowledge of field experience coupled with a can-do attitude that has led to the successful completions of high-profile projects that include high-rise offices, sports arenas, commercial hospitality and military projects.
With more than 20 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, Aaron enjoys the daily challenges that accompany his role as Superintendent. Through true team collaboration, he believes the best solutions are derived. Prior to working in the construction industry, Aaron was a professional rodeo cowboy and professional snowboarder.
A valued Project Manager on Schuchart’s dedicated Microsoft team, Ashlee is skilled in developing relationships with her clients, consultants, and construction team. She believes the best projects arise from a team that supports each other through the design and construction process, and celebrates the completion of each effort. When not at work, Ashlee spends her time cooking and sharing pictures of her creations.
Bill is a skilled Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. With a focus on relationship development, he looks to assemble the best possible team for every project. Immersed in construction from a young age, Bill is a skilled project manager that enjoys working shoulder to shoulder with each client to provide optimum service. Having grown up in a construction family, Bill and his three siblings all currently work in construction or real estate.
Brandon Biller, SHCS
Brandon is a Safety Professional and a certified Construction Health and Safety Technician with a long history in the construction industry that began by working with his father as a youth. With an enduring love for LEGOS, he is committed to passing his passion on to his children.
Brian is a Facilities Manager for the Schuchart Industrial Division in Everett, WA. Beginning his career working as an electrician for the US Navy Seabees, he transitioned into facilities management more than 10 years ago and enjoys helping people solve problems in creative and timely ways.
Brook Nelson, LEED® GA
Brook is a Project Manager for Schuchart’s Tenant Improvement Division. With more than 13 years of experience, she has provided preconstruction and construction activities for a variety of project types including commercial, workplace, government, and residential. She also sits on the Board of Directors for CREW Seattle & Sound.
As Schuchart’s Controller, Carla has more than 10 years of experience with all disciplines of construction accounting. She enjoys developing strong relationships with clients and consultants, working closely with the Schuchart team to deliver exceptional service and accountability.
As Lead Estimator for the Schuchart Buildings Division, Chris has more than 23 years providing construction services and design development. He likes applying his knowledge in a holistic manner as he develops realistic project estimates. He has worked both in the US and abroad and is currently working toward a Construction Management certificate from the University of Washington.
As Schuchart’s Warehouse Manager, Curtis has more than 43 years of experience in various construction disciplines including concrete cutting, underground utilities, demolition, excavation, as well as running his own company. A long-time adventurer, he flew in the world hang gliding championship in 1975.
Dan is Superintendent in Schuchart’s Building Division. With more than 21 years’ experience in the construction industry, his career path began with a carpentry apprenticeship, carpenter, lead foreman, culminating in his Superintendent role. He is skilled at coordinating the work of trades in the most efficient way for all involved parties.
Dave Hathaway joined Schuchart as a carpenter in 2006 and has risen through the ranks to his current position as Assistant Superintendent for the Industrial Division. He is an action-oriented skilled professional with solid supervisory skills with a proven history of delivering on-time and on-budget projects.
Standards & Operations Strategist
As Schuchart’s Standards & Operations Specialist, Deborah has more than 16 years of experience in various aspects of the construction industry, she has a proven record of managing and streamlining large-scale construction project processes as well as advancing and tracking initiatives for commercial, residential and transportation projects.
Dirk is a Superintendent for Schuchart in our Industrial Division. For much of his career, he has worked closely with The Boeing Corporation working in complex, occupied environments. He is a lead member of this on-site team and has the reputation of providing reliable, consistent, and high quality service to this key client.
With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Elmer is a Schuchart Superintendent for the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. A lifelong learner, Elmer has training in safety, equipment operation and hazardous waste management and handling. Elmer has also completed the AGC Superintendent 12 Step program. In his youth, Elmer played professional softball.
Hank Jacky, LEED® AP
Hank is a Project Manager in Schuchart’s Tenant Improvement division. With more than 20 years of experience on commercial, residential and transportation projects. Hank enjoys building spaces that stand the test of time and he enjoys working with each client to deliver a project within budget constraints.
Jeff is a Project Manager in Schuchart’s Tenant Improvement division. With 25 years of experience, he has worked as a laborer, estimator, and superintendent, before assuming his current role. Jeff enjoys the variety and speed of the tenant improvement projects. He considers each project as a separate entity that brings with it its own unique qualities.
Jeff is a Superintendent with more than 20 years of experience. Beginning as a journeyman carpenter, he went on to complete the journeyman apprenticeship program at Renton Technical College. From his years spent working on and leading projects on the Microsoft campus, he has established strong relationships based upon mutual respect and hard work.
Senior Project Manager
Jeff is a Senior Project Manager for the Tenant Improvement Division of Schuchart. He is responsible for providing a high level of service and communication for Microsoft, a key account for Schuchart. Jeff’s attention to detail and professional communication style allows him to collaborate effectively with diverse ownership and design teams. He is currently taking courses at the University of Washington in pursuit of a Certificate in Construction Management.
Jennifer Willcox, LEED® AP, BD+C
As Schuchart’s Marketing Manager, Jennifer brings nearly 20 years of experience connecting individuals to deliver successful projects in the built environment. Having worked with architects, engineers, and contractors, she understands the synergies need to create effective project teams. When not at work, she can be found at various playgrounds and parks with her two kids.
Jimmy is a Superintendent for Schuchart’s Industrial Division with more than 19 years of construction industry experience. His understanding of how to self-perform various tasks combined with his experience with site management, safety oversight, drawing review and building schedules, allows him to expertly oversee some of our most notable projects in the Industrial Division.
Joe is a Superintendent with the Tenant Division at Schuchart. With more than 9 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, he is a skilled supervisor who works side-by-side with owners, project managers and subcontractors. He is adept in managing efforts with fast-paced schedules and challenging components.
Ken is a Superintendent with Schuchart’s Industrial Division. With more than 25 years of experience, he began his career as a laborer, eventually earning his Master Electrician license. As a Superintendent for our work at Boeing, he enjoys working on site with a crew of individuals focused on delivering successful projects to this valued client.
Kent is a Superintendent for Schuchart’s Industrial Division with more than 25 years of construction experience. He enjoys developing relationships with his Boeing clients, and has extensive knowledge in scheduling, safety, supervision and coordination of subcontractors, crews, equipment, and material.
Kevin is a Superintendent with Schuchart’s Building Division. With more than 30 years of construction experience, beginning as a journeyman carpenter. Kevin has successfully completed the Superintendent, Supervisory and Loss Prevention and Control programs through Associated General Contractors. When not working, you can find Kevin on the golf course.
Kristin is a Project Manager in Schuchart’s Industrial Division. With nearly 32 years of construction industry experience, she helps oversee the Boeing account. She has successfully managed projects up to $6.5 million and has a wide range of project experience for commercial, public, and private construction.
A Project Manager for our Industrial Division, Marsha joined Schuchart with over 25 years of construction experience working on a variety of projects ranging from tenant improvements to large, complicated, commercial projects over $100 million. She holds a BA Degree in Finance and Business Management and a Construction Management Certificate from the University of Washington.
Senior Project Manager
Ross is a Senior Project Manager in our Industrial Division. With more than 30 years of experience, the last 22 years have been spent working closely with Boeing to deliver exceptional projects. During his career, he has been a laborer, carpenter as millwright, pipe fitter, iron worker and laborer. In his free time, Ross is a member of the “Johnny-be-Good” racing team.
Sean Belford is a Superintendent in our Tenant Improvement Division. Sean started his 13-year career in construction as a laborer and mechanic. He then moved to a carpenter position and soon started running work as a foreman and superintendent, travelling across the US building large retail stores.
Tim is a Superintendent for the Tenant Improvement Division at Schuchart. He is responsible for the direct oversight of all aspects of ﬁeld operations including safety, quality control, schedule, budget tracking and subcontractor management. He analyzes projects from multiple viewpoint to confirm that critical items are delivered effectively.
TJ Modica, LEED® AP
Senior Project Manager
TJ is a Senior Project Manager in Schuchart’s Tenant Improvement Division with nearly 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from small service work to large ground up corporate campuses. TJ holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington.
Tony is a Superintendent in the Tenant Improvement Division for Schuchart. Drawing upon more than 22 years of experience of ground-up and tenant improvement experience, he enjoys delivering complex projects within and adjacent to occupied environments. Tony prides himself on managing both daily and overall construction efforts, while managing schedule and budget constraints.
Travis Harth, LEED® AP
Senior Project Manager
Travis is a Senior Project Manager with the Tenant Improvement Division at Schuchart. With 15 years of experience in various aspects of the industry, he enjoys the variety of working with different people and on different projects. With a passion for philanthropy, Travis leads the Schuchart Movember efforts, an organization devoted to improving men’s health.
Tradition and Legacy
We have one tradition: to create lasting relationships and beautiful buildings. This tradition has enabled Schuchart to remain one of the most revered builders in the Northwest. When we look at our imprint on Seattle and the region, we are proud to have made this community a richer and more vibrant place to live, work and play.
What We Stand For
Our vision is to build and maintain relationships through trust, a culture driven by teamwork, and the uncompromising pursuit of the best interests of our clients, our partners and each other.
At Schuchart, our mission is to use our five generations of diverse experience, our deep knowledge-base, and our unrelenting customer focus to create lasting projects and relationships in our community and beyond. We work at the leading edge of problem-solving and sustainable thinking, balancing innovation with the relevant needs of every project and every client. And we foster a thriving culture that is as demanding as it is empowering, because we believe the integrity of our team sets us apart as much as their expertise.
- As a company, and as individuals, we value relationships that are based on respect, loyalty, trust, and a shared sense of creativity and passion.
- We exceed client expectations through effective communication and collaboration.
- We are committed to sharing our collective knowledge base to produce the best possible outcome for every Schuchart project.
- We take on challenges together and thrive on tackling diverse and complex projects.
- We extend our family-oriented, values-driven business approach to our clients, partners, peers, and the community.
- We take pride in what we do. We own each step of a project – from preconstruction to closeout – staying on schedule and within budget.
- We deliver progressive ideas from start to finish, staying ahead of the curve on sustainable construction strategies and concepts.
Schuchart/Dow was founded in 2004 by George Schuchart and Jim Dow. Working together, the two created a company that would go on to build many of the finest homes in the Northwest. Their complementary approaches to home building and their rich histories in design, contracting and construction were second to none. Schuchart/Dow continues to produce remarkable homes by employing top talent who demonstrate the highest degree of design sensibility and a mastery of carpentry and construction management. Learn more about Schuchart/Dow here.