When you have as many years of experience as we do in the construction industry, you come to understand that no project is “one size fits all.” That’s not how we treat our customers, and it’s not how we treat our projects. As a premier, custom home building company serving Kirkland, Bellevue and the greater Seattle area, we know what it takes to impress, and we work hard to ensure that your expectations are not just met, but exceeded in everything we do. From our initial consultation to the moment we hand you the keys to your new home, you’ll find yourself wondering why all service industries don’t provide this level of commitment and quality in their services. To say we go above and beyond for our customers is an understatement
My father was a general contractor, so you can say I grew up building and remodeling houses.
Jake grew up in West Virginia where he developed an early love and respect for building while watching and later helping his father and grandfather work in their woodshops.
In 1996 he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan and joined a semi-custom building company where he met his future bride who managed their marketing department.
Later, he operated his own building company before joining a leading design/build firm in Ann Arbor specializing in sustainable building. As a Project Manager there he supervised large scale projects and custom homes that were built to LEED standards and managed the firm’s first Passive House Project.
Jake has 29 years of construction experience. A Master Level Carpenter with projects featured in The Ann Arbor News, Our House Magazine and The Washington Post, Jake is a natural leader, known for his professionalism, calm demeanor, and can-do attitude. He has conducted guest lectures on design and woodworking at several Michigan colleges and served on guest panels for Remodeler’s Advantage – a national peer-advisory service for builders.
Jake’s dream of living and working in the Pacific Northwest finally became a reality in 2016 where he first joined a Corvallis, Oregon builder as a Production Manager, before moving to Seattle to team up with Eakman Construction.
When not at work, Jake can be found tinkering in the woodshop creating live-edge furniture, and spending time with his bride or chucking tennis balls for his two Labs, Violet and Tulip.
A graduate from Bellevue College Interior Design program, Aya has more than a decade of experience and is an award-winning designer both regionally and nationally.
She is fascinated by residential design work and its distinctive uniqueness to each individual client.
“Design challenges vary significantly from project to project – never the same issue twice! This provides opportunities for my growth and achievement as a designer. My belief is in good teamwork. I really enjoy working with our team and trust that we can bring about the best success together”.
When she is not working, Aya enjoys cooking, gardening, and fishing with her family and friends.
I have done marketing, advertising and public relations since the 1990’s and founded and ran a successful business during an economical downturn back in my home state of Michigan.
Jamie L Blanchette is responsible for the corporate accounting functions at Eakman Construction Company. Her duties include all financials, cost analysis, accounting and human resource policy, external reporting, treasury and revenue control, lease accounting and tax compliance.
Before joining Eakman Construction Company, Jamie worked in the private tax and accounting sector for over 25 years. She has a wealth of industry experience from various accounting and finance positions.
Jamie has a Juris Doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University. She is also a Washington State licensed Notary Public.
Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys sports, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Morgan has been remodeling single family homes and commercial buildings since 1994.
He has completed numerous whole-house renovations with his best work receiving the 2007 Pasadena Historic Preservation Award. His commercial work includes building dance studios, recording studios and office spaces that have been featured in Interior Design and Architectural Digest magazines.
Morgan is an audio engineer, sound proofing expert, tuba player and lover of pit bulls.
Roddy has been in construction since the late 1990s and has worked his way up to Project Management. He has also worked as a residential electrician for 7 years.
He has enjoyed the privilege of being recognized by the shareholders of Seattle’s Birch Fund (which supports the production of residential homes powered by renewable energy) and has completed several of these important projects for built green and net zero companies. He is proud to be able to give back by contributing toward reducing our carbon footprint.
Roddy enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and working on various projects for his home.
Mike’s life-long interest in building started early. His mother worked for a southern California architect and brought house plans home – Mike loved trying to figure out how they became finished homes. Building things from Legos and Lincoln Logs was also a favorite pastime. In high school summers were spent hanging drywall with his basketball coach and working as a finish carpenter’s assistant.
After 2 years in Europe he started a pool and landscaping business while pre-med at UC Irvine. He met his future wife and after their first child decided that medical school was going to be a difficult choice so he decided to build their house in Carlsbad CA, then sold it before completion. After building and selling several more Mike formed his own full-service building company. He and his crew did their own foundation work, framing, electrical, tile and finish carpentry. For 20 years in California he built spec and custom homes, as well as light commercial projects.
During this time Mike and his wife raised 6 daughters and 1 son. The family moved to Idaho in 2002 when land prices became prohibitively high in San Diego County. Mike continued the same business model of custom and spec home building. Then in 2007, when the economy slowed, he went back to school and completed a degree in Construction Management from BSU.
After moving to Seattle 4 years ago Mike worked for several fine companies, building everything from a multi-million-dollar waterfront home on Mercer Island to an extensive remodel of a 1920’s home in the Broadmoor neighborhood in Madison Park to a hillside stabilization project in Medina protecting a $10 million waterfront estate.
Mike loves exceeding customer’s expectations and seeing great structures coming to light. He enjoys golf, boating, and spending time with his family and 13 (and counting) grandchildren.