The real secret to our success.
But enough about our company’s capabilities, here’s what makes our company so capable: Our people.
They’re quick, competent, and accountable. They listen extremely well. They’re technologically savvy. And they all have the strength to wrestle a 20 foot Glulam beam into place. (We’d say they’re all brains and brawn, but we need them to get in your front door.)
Here are four of our front line leaders:
Rob Carlisle, Founder, President
Rob started Carlisle Classic Homes nine years ago. As a graduate of the University of Washington with dual degrees in Speech Communication and Economics you can surmise why the company is so good at communicating and staying on budget.
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He met his wife Darby on a trip to Mexico where both were volunteering their time and talents to build homes for deserving families. They live in Queen Anne and consider their daughter Cadence to be their most impressive project to date.
Don’t expect Rob to simply sit at the office running the business. More likely you’ll find him crafting details on-site like a fireplace mantel or hidden laundry chute.
According to Rob, the greatest home improvement invention of all time: 22-ounce framing hammer. Even when the power is out, the construction continues. This from a guy who can wire a whole house for music, video, lighting controls, remotely viewable security and 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
Alex Adolfi, Principal, Project Manager
Alex joined the company eight years ago. He too is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a degree in Construction Management.
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A SCUBA instructor who dives once a week locally, Alex lives on Beacon Hill and also has volunteered to build homes; in Brazil with Habitat for Humanity.
He and his girlfriend Becky are avid travelers and have on their bucket list a plan to visit all seven continents.
According to Alex, the greatest home improvement invention of all time: The digital shower valve, combining water, sound, light and steam in one electronic control. Needless to say, Alex is a very clean Project Manager.
Peter Butler, Project Manager
Peter has been with the company for eight years as well and yes, graduated from the University of Washington in Communications. If you like Huskies, you’ll love this team.
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A resident of the Olympic View neighborhood, Peter is an avid golfer and pickup basketball player. But you’re just as likely to find him on a Saturday in his garage finishing his latest woodworking project as you are on the course or court.
Peter has also spent time in Mexico building residences through Homes Without Boundaries.
According to Peter, the greatest home improvement invention of all time: Radiant floor heating, which warms the objects in the house to a constant temperature and not just the air, temporarily. He says his feet like this and so does his cat, Jackson.
Jeremy Culver, Project Manager
Five years with the company, Jeremy proudly breaks the tradition of University of Washington matriculation with two degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana: Architecture and Environmental Science.
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Married to wife Carlie, the Culver family recently increased to five, so Jeremy continues to build additions to their home, for the little additions. Jeremy volunteers through his church doing local service projects.
As the family hails from the Midwest, weekends are spent anywhere in the Pacific Northwest that doesn’t include cornfields or flat terrain. Pug “Mochi” typically stays home during these excursions, protecting the house with his pronounced under-bite.
According to Jeremy, the greatest home improvement invention of all time: The dimmer switch. Apparently Jeremy, like most people, wants more flexibility than just “on” and “off”. And, with a dimmer switch set halfway, energy savings are 40% and the bulb life is 20 times longer.