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.
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.
Ally Buchholz - Assistant Bookkeeper
Lisa Surowiec - Office Administrator
Lisa joined Ashworth Homes in 2014 as part time office support. Over time, she has expanded her role at the company, handling a diverse range of tasks from company social opportunities and insurance to permit tracking and sales support.
Laurie Rogers - Administrative Assistant
Laurie has a broad range of administrative experience starting with two years in the parts department at a crane company in Ontario, California, then thirteen years as an inventory planner at Boeing here in the Puget Sound area, followed by twenty years as an administrator/bookkeeper at a non-profit in North Seattle overseeing all facets of the building and administration needs. Laurie has worked at Ashworth Homes since January 2022, continuing to utilize her wide skill set in the administration of the company and supporting all departments as needs arise.
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 joined our PM department in March 2022. She has a civil engineering background, and moved to the Seattle area from Mexico.
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 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.
Nick came to us in March 2022, lending his carpenter skills to Robert's team.
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.
Alfredo Ruiz- Carpenter
Alfredo has been with Ashworth since 2014. He started as our truck driver, and worked his way into a Carpenter position on Chadd's team.
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 has been with Ashworth since 2021. He lends his Carpenter skills to Robert's team.
Lynden joined Ashworth in 2021. He is a beginning Carpenter, working on Chadd's team.
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.