At Ashworth Homes we know your home is much more than a place where you reside. It can give energy, breathe life and create a space for rest and peace. This is why we are committed to owner satisfaction where individuals can enjoy a safe, beautiful, and inviting home. Toward this end we only work with the best architects, engineers and designers. The result are high quality, comfortable homes that offer a contemporary yet classic feel using superior products. It is this unparalleled dedication to quality design, flow and craftsmanship that leaves our customers with a great home they can not only enjoy but be proud of.
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.
Jessica Myers - Project Design Manager
Jessica has been in the construction industry for 20 years working with clients, GCs, developers, subcontractors, and REITs. As a Superintendent, she ran 20+ member teams across multiple locations. Previous strategic repositioning includes buyout and delivery of 500+ units on east and west coasts in a single year. Her knowledge of custom residential, urban infill, and multifamily development paired with her conceptually adventurous innovative thinking facilitates profitable long-term relationships for high value outcomes. At Ashworth, she has risen from Assistant Project Manager to Project Manager, and is now our Project Design Manager, with the added role of interior design on all projects. Recent Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) certification and work on DADUs combines form with function to create built environments suiting varied needs.
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.
Lisa Surowiec – Office Administrator
Anette Tiotuico - Controller
Maechen Heitzman - Assistant Bookkeeper
Dennis Robertson - Customer Service Manager
Dennis is a second-generation general contractor, with a building history of speculative and award-winning custom homes throughout the Puget sound region. During this period, he developed the knowledge of constructing waterfront and extreme hillside homes, he also had the opportunity of managing the construction of commercial tilt up warehouses and commercial office spaces. His contracting role led him to becoming VP general manager for a natural and engineered stone company. There he met the owner of Ashworth, Erich Armbruster while looking for stone surfaces for his personal home. Upon meeting Erich and the Ashworth company he was impressed with the Integrity and quality and felt the need to bring his talents to the company and requested a position. Currently Dennis is the Ashworth Customer Service Manager where his consideration to detail and experience represents Ashworth to our new home buyers through their orientation and first year of ownership. Dennis also is involved in managing other construction projects requiring the knowledge he’s obtained through his 40-year construction career.
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.
Chadd Bailey – Superintendent
Chadd is a highly experienced finish carpenter, as well as the on-site general for crews, materials, and equipment. With over 25 years of construction experience, he has a vast amount of knowledge in both residential and commercial construction. Chadd has been consistently recognized for superior craftsmanship with an amazing eye for detail.
Don Morrell - Superintendent
Don has 17 years of experience in construction under his belt, the last 3 at Ashworth Homes. He started in high school and college, learning the basics while scrapping sites, and eventually ran the labor department. He then apprenticed under an Austrian master builder where he gained experience in high quality new and remodel construction. One unique project was a full scale commercial winery which was converted from a two car residential garage. He also had the opportunity to build one of the first modern homes in Seattle. Don started out as a Carpenter at Ashworth, and has worked his way up into the Customer Service Manager and Assistant Superintendent positions.
Joe Roberson - Lead 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.
Corey Mosey - Laborer
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.
Elliott Hull - Laborer