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 – Operations 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 Manager
Jessica has over ten years experience in various construction roles for Owners, Subcontractors, GCs and REITs. She has excellent negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to facilitate client/contractor relationships. From project management in multifamily, high-end residential and TIs with both public and private funding sources to managing field operations as a Superintendent, she has coordinated and supervised 20+ member teams and resources across multiple projects.
Candy Hamel – Accounting
Candy comes to Ashworth with over 30 years of bookkeeping experience and related administrative skills. She has worked for companies both in construction and property management, making her uniquely suited to supporting Ashworth. Candy handles the general bookkeeping and accounting, as well as many human resources responsibilities.
Maechen Heitzman - Assistant Bookkeeper
Lisa Surowiec – Office Administrator
Lisa came to Ashworth Homes in 2014 with decades of communications and office experience. After getting a degree in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, she moved to the Seattle area to manage a children’s gym. From there, she worked in Environmental Engineering firms and as a volunteer for several community nonprofits. At Ashworth, Lisa handles a wide variety of administrative tasks, supporting everyone from the President through the Project Management team.
Dave Tully – Superintendent
Dave has over 20 years of experience in supervisory roles at 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.
Jim Nakamoto – Superintendent
Jim has more than 23 years of construction experience, all of it gained in the Seattle market. He came to Ashworth Homes in 2011, starting as a Carpenter, and moved into the Superintendent role within 2 years. During his construction career, Jim worked in framing from 1995-2000, and owned a siding company from 2000-2011.
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.
Don Morrell – Assistant Superintendent/Customer Service Manager
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.
Chadd Bailey - Lead Carpenter
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.
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.
Dennis Robertson - Lead Carpenter
Alfredo Ruiz - Carpenter