Our Team

Erich Armbruster – President

Ashworth Homes was founded by the Armbruster family and is currently owned and operated by Erich Armbruster. Erich is a licensed Civil Engineer who has married his knowledge of the design and construction process to his passion and hands-on desire for building. For over 15 years he has been involved in the financial evaluation, entitlement and construction of over 200 residential and commercial projects throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Erich’s experience ranges from site feasibility and proforma evaluation to design and construction management. In addition to oversight of every Ashworth project, Erich has also served on the Board of Directors for the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, Seattle Builders Council, Alliance for Children Everywhere, Shoreline Sports Foundation, and the Seattle Public Utilities Development Services Office Advisory Panel.

David Kadinger – Construction Manager

David started construction in 1986 as a clean-up laborer. From there, he has been in construction management working as an assistant or supervisor since 1988. In his career, he has managed and built: single customs, single family plat homes, single family plat development, 100+ unit townhome projects with land development design, site excavation, utility infrastructure and road construction, and single and multi-unit residential infill construction. He was the key field manager for two construction start-up businesses before coming to Ashworth in 2011.

Lisa Surowiec - Office Administrator

Lisa earned her degree in Speech Communication, which she used for many years in a volunteer capacity for several local nonprofits. In 2014, she joined Ashworth Homes as part time office support, hoping to translate those skills from dynamic volunteer to valuable employee. Over time, she has expanded her role at the company from filing, phones, and data entry to a diverse range of tasks from Executive Support to Office Management to Project Support. She tracks permits, safety records, subcontractor contracts and employee birthdays; coordinates meetings, job postings, employee events and preconstruction activities; and manages L&I reporting, social media, and sales details. Her ultimate goal is for every department and every employee to be supported in whatever way they need to be.

Shin Han - Controller

Shin joined Ashworth Homes in 2023, taking the helm of our Accounting department. With an extensive background spanning over fifteen years across various industries, his expertise in finance and accounting has strengthened Ashworth's management team. Shin's transition into the construction sector in 2017 was a pivotal moment, enabling him to combine his financial knowledge with the unique demands of construction. He is an avid animal-lover and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and their numerous pets.

Maechen Heitzman - Assistant Bookkeeper

Maechen started her construction career as an office manager for a roofing company in Seattle. She learned she enjoyed the number side of business. Since 2018 she has worked in the bookkeeping role for many different types of construction companies. When she isn't working, she enjoys expressing her creative side through quilting.

Dave Tully - Project Manager

Dave has over 20 years of experience in supervisory roles as lead, foreman, superintendent, project manager, and owner in all phases of residential and light commercial construction. He has ten years of planning and permitting experience in all facets of land development, including public hearings before Seattle and King County Hearing Examiners, Seattle Landmarks Board, and working with Historic Seattle. Dave has been involved in the complete oversight of all phases including purchase, financing, plat application, contracts, and scheduling from the planning stage through final walk-through. He also has an additional 16 years of hands-on experience in all aspects of construction.

Fernanda Serrano - Project Manager

Fernanda is a born and raised Mexican whose earliest memories included spending time with her engineer grandfather as he taught her about construction. This influence sparked a lifelong interest in design, construction, and building science. In 2020, Fernanda received her BS in Civil Engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico, where her interest in engineering was further cultivated. She joined the Ashworth team in 2022 as a Project Manager, where she has been busy learning information about residential construction and design. She is thrilled to be a part of such an innovative team at Ashworth and is inspired by Ashworth’s commitment to excellence and integrity.

Don Morrell - Superintendent

Don is an accomplished superintendent who has had 20 years of experience in many different aspects of construction. Starting out as a laborer in his early years, he gained experience on the basics of construction methodology and grew that knowledge base as he moved up in the career ladder, spanning from different companies and project challenges. A part of a family history of builders, He has a genuine passion for construction in the Northwest and loves the diversity of our region, both in the homes and the people who live in them. He especially loves the chance to work with customers and see their dreams turn into reality. Don has enjoyed working at Ashworth for the last 8 years and finds that with each year brings new challenges and experiences in which he can learn and grow from. Ultimately he loves the integrity and family atmosphere of Ashworth. When Don isn’t working, you’ll find him out enjoying a day giving free train rides to public at Kitsap Live Steamers, or taking a drive in his vintage Landcruiser.

Robert McMurtry - Superintendent

Robert is an accomplished superintendent with 15 years of commercial and residential construction experience. He possesses a wide range of detailed knowledge of all phases of construction with an emphasis on quality control and budget management. He has an aptitude for enhancing procedures, optimizing productivity, and controlling potential safety risks.

Alfredo Ruiz- Carpenter

Alfredo has been with Ashworth since 2014. He started as our truck driver, has worked hard to obtain a position as a carpenter, and has recently started taking Residential Construction classes. With Ashworth’s support he has grown in the construction industry trying to get more experience on finish carpentry . He’s grateful for the growth opportunity Ashworth is providing for each of its employees.

Cid Chambers - Laborer

Cid began his construction career in 1972 as a apprentice structural Ironworker. Over the course of nineteen years of heavy steel construction, he earned Journeyman ranking and structural unlimited (7018 electrode & InnerShield flux-cored) welding certifications from Los Angeles, California and Washington State. He retired his Journeyman Ironworker membership in 1992 and, thereafter, founded a general contracting construction firm which was licensed and bonded to conduct to operations in the states of Washington and Oregon. Over a ten year period, his company was awarded and completed numerous public works and commercial projects. This performance exposed him to all phases of the construction processes and has enabled him to contribute to Ashworth Homes’ continuing success.

Corey Mosey - Carpenter

Corey came to Ashworth after being unemployed for awhile and struggling with a difficult and overwhelming job search. He started off as a laborer from a temp agency and immediately showed his potential to supervisor Robert who was willing to add him to his Team. After a short period of time, he was promoted to a Carpenter position and is now performing pick up framing and assisting subs and inspectors on site. He says that he is constantly learning new things and techniques to help get the job done more efficiently with better quality.

Ian Norton - Carpenter

Ian started carpentry in 2010 as an apprentice at a cabinet shop. He then worked as a laborer and carpenter for various general contractors working on residential, commercial, and marine construction projects. He has been with Ashworth since 2021. He is honing his Carpentry skills while working his way towards a degree in Construction Management.

Joe Roberson - Carpenter

Joe has been in the industry about 15 years, starting out as a laborer for about 3-4 years while working on his carpentry skills. Before landing at Ashworth, he was building decks and then working for a residential remodel company which focused primarily on kitchens and bathrooms.

Nick Anderson - Carpenter

Nick came to us in March 2022, bringing 30 years of construction experience to the team. Of that, most of it was in the residential market, and 20 years of that was in framing. He takes a lot of pride in his work and is always willing to learn new things. Outside of work, he enjoys watching all kinds of sports, especially baseball (go M's!), and likes playing golf. And, he's a southpaw!