It is the mission of Chinook Contractors to provide our customers with the highest-quality construction-related services with integrity and professionalism. The foundations of our business are our customers, our employees, and our dedication to providing a superior-quality project. We believe fostering quality relationships and encouraging employee growth are the fundamentals of our success. These are the ideals that have made Chinook Contractors a recognized leader in the construction industry.
Chinook Properties (now Chinook Contractors) was founded in 1990. Our first project out of the gate was a land development and speculative home project in Snohomish County, WA. In 1995, we moved the company to the Olympic Peninsula, where we have added to our portfolio of projects with extensive government, residential and commercial work. The diverse nature of these projects has helped Chinook expand our expertise beyond what a typical general contracting firm has experience with.
The depth of our work is made possible by a truly outstanding community of trades people. We believe our workers to be among the finest available, and work hard to ensure they are trained and safe at all worksites.
As we approach our third decade in business, we continue to embrace change and innovation, knowing that our relationships with our customers and our community are the core of everything we do.
Kelly Clark, President
The Founder of Chinook Contractors, Kelly has over 30 years’ hands-on experience in the construction industry, in addition to being a well-respected business owner. His first endeavor, right out of high school, was creating a successful custom cabinet shop, Future Design Custom Cabinets. Kelly oversees all facets of Chinook and maintains clear communication daily with his diverse crew. Kelly is seen as a close friend and mentor to his team, and takes pride in their achievements and professional quality of work. He has an outstanding reputation with Chinook’s government contacts, vendors, prime and sub-contractors alike.
Kyle Clark, Vice President
The first official employee of Chinook Contractors, Kyle has over 30 years’ experience in all phases of commercial and residential construction. He manages many of Chinook’s fast-paced federal projects, while continuing to maintain daily interactions and support to the various crews in the field. We think he can cover so many bases, because he runs a 7 minute mile! Kyle holds a Business Degree from Washington State University, as well as holding “Number 1 Brother” status with President Kelly.
Marnie has been by Kelly’s side since Future Design Custom Cabinets was developed in the ‘80s, followed by the inception of Chinook in 1990. She was employed full time elsewhere, while managing the books for Chinook and raising their fine family. She is a master multitasker! Twenty years ago, she signed on full time, making Chinook a true family operation by character, quality and design. In addition to managing payroll, human resources, and accounts payable and receivable, Marnie oversees all financial aspects of our growing company as Corporate Secretary, Treasurer, and Administrator.
Charley has been an integral part of Chinook Contractors since 2004. With 33 years of construction experience, 30 in government contracting, and 24 years of project management, Charley is an invaluable member of the Chinook team. His friendly demeanor motivates team members and subcontractors alike. Fun fact: Charley attended Dixie State University in southern Utah on a baseball scholarship.
Ray Barnhill, Senior Estimator
Ray’s career includes more than 35 years of working with government contracts at all the Naval Base Kitsap installations. His diverse background includes field work, scheduling, supervising, estimating, mentoring and more. He is a lifelong Kitsap resident and has been with Chinook since 2013. Ray’s stellar reputation with government contacts and other general contractors has greatly benefited Chinook, as has his estimating expertise.
The newest member to the Chinook team, Brian has over 20 years of construction experience. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a project manager for a large civil construction company. Additionally, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California State University, Chico. His hands-on approach and willingness to work with owners and developers are just some of his great assets. His organizational skills and attention to detail are a valuable addition to this already strong team.