March 16, 2020

These are challenging times for all of us. And man, did it happen fast. We want to share with all of you our current plan for helping our crew stay healthy and making our job sites as safe as possible while also working to keep folks employed. I realize that everything might change the minute I hit publish on this post – that seems to be the name of the game right now.

Current clients

We’ve already been in touch with all of you via email, but we want to reiterate that our goal is to run safe job sites and to keep our crew and trade contractors healthy. We are taking extensive measures to ensure that that is happening.

Our plan is to use technology to shift as many meetings as possible to calls and video conferences. We are doing this to ensure the safety of everyone involved. If it is unavoidable to meet in person, we will be following current social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Future clients

Planning a project right now sounds challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream about one! With social distancing in full swing, as it should be, maybe you have some time on your hands… Houzz is one of our favorite resources for project planning. Once you’ve created a profile you can add Ideabooks, find favorite images and identify local building professionals to contact once this has passed.

Trade contractors

We’re doing our best to keep our current job sites safe and running relatively normally. Your Site Leads will be in touch regularly with details on how we’re planning to do this, because as I said above, we are remaining flexible in this rapidly changing landscape. Know that our number one priority is the safety of our clients, our crew and trade contractors who work on our projects, while also doing everything we can to keep folks employed. Please reach out to Forest or Ian with any questions you may have.


In closing, this morning during a press conference Governor Inslee said, “If we are living our normal lives right now, we’re not doing our jobs as Washingtonians.” With planning, diligence and a heavy dose of compassion we’ll get through this. But, the days of “business as usual” have ended. Our hearts are with the medical professionals caring for the sick, with families who have sick loved ones, with business owners impacted by this crisis, and with employees who have been laid off because of closures. More than ever I’m grateful to live in Bellingham, a community that is living out its values even in challenging times.