General Manager, Construction Division
As General Manager of Servicemark’s Construction Division, Chris leads a team of in-house project managers, foremen and tradespeople to perform maintenance and repairs, minor renovations, touch-ups and office reconfigurations throughout the Puget Sound region. He serves as the main point of contact for all client inquiries and service requests, ensuring the success and timely turnaround of every project. Chris seeks to create new long-lasting partnerships, while also maintaining existing relationships with loyal clients. He works collaboratively with Servicemark’s sister company Unimark to ensure tenants are comfortable and well taken care of in their space after the initial build out is complete, through the entire longevity of their lease.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Chris possesses over 30 years of construction experience. As a former Superintendent and Service Manager, his expertise spans both project management and field supervision, which makes him uniquely qualified to run this business. He began his career as a union carpenter for Anning Johnson where he worked for 15 years, eventually managing multiple trades. He then moved into the general contracting side of the business and worked for Lease Crutcher Lewis before joining Howard S. Wright. During his 10-year tenure at HSW, he grew the Service division from $300,000 to over $10 million, with 10 carpenters, multiple project managers and a staff of project accountants. As a long time service leader, Chris is known for his quick mobilization to the jobsite, careful communication and noise mitigation efforts while working with clients in occupied spaces. Some of his key clients include Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, and CBRE.
Chris believes that employees feel the most empowered when they understand the thought process behind a company’s vision and are involved in bringing that vision to life. He encourages individuals to work towards their strengths and confront their weaknesses all while creating an open environment to ask questions and provide input. He sees his role as a coach and mentor while providing the freedom for employees to create their own success.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES
For fun, Chris enjoys spending time in nature, whether it be hiking, fly fishing or going on backroad adventures in his Jeep.