The Kashas Crew

Brian Kashas

Brian Kashas

Owner / Flow Chart Maker

His mantra; create solid processes, hire talented people and get out of the way.  Well, not entirely out of the way.  Brian is quite hands-on within the day to day operations of the company.  He loves making the remodeling process the best it can be and surrounds himself with employees who share that vision.  His belief; when you put talented designers and craftsmen in a great system you get awesome results.  When he’s not working on the business, he likes to travel, play guitar and grow delicious veggies in his garden.

Brian lives in Washougal with his wife and four sons (actually two are grown, but they drop in from time to time)

Stephanie Tottingham

Stephanie Tottingham

Interior Designer / Architect

Stephanie comes to us by way of Boise, Idaho via University of Oregon.  She’s unique in that she’s an architect who loves interior design.  She grew up with an interior designer mother who taught her to think about how spaces are used, what materials will go into them and how to make them comfortable – rather than just designing a shell.  As a former caterer and avid cook she has hands on experience that’s valuable in kitchen design.  She chose to become an architect to work exclusively in residential design.  She’s passionate about homes and family and loves the close relationship that develops between designer and client and making homes more functional and beautiful.

Stephanie lives in Washougal with her husband, son and two beloved pooches.

Cliff Ham

Cliff Ham

Cabinet Shop Manager / Woodworking genius

Cliff is an amazing carpenter with a wonderful eye for design.  Throw a challenge at him and he’ll make it happen.  Starting with us in 2001 (with a brief detour during the bleak times), he’s been our go-to guy to take some crazy design idea and turn them into reality.  Don’t take our word for it, follow him along with his 5000+ other followers on Instagram @hambuilt and watch the magic in real time.

Cliff lives in Vancouver and loves spending time with his sons and extended family

 

Jason Hughes

Jason Hughes

Lead Carpenter / Mentor

Jason comes to us from Colorado by way of Bend, OR.  He entered the trade the right way, learning carpentry from the ground up.  There’s nothing he can’t do and everything he does is at a very high level.  He loves taking on our large projects and seeing them through from start to finish.  His organizational skills are greatly appreciated and regularly utilized on our most technical and demanding projects.  Perhaps most valuable, he is an excellent mentor to our young apprentice carpenters – teaching them the trade the right way.

Jason lives in Washougal with his wife and son and can often be find biking the trails around the area

Drew McCullough

Drew McCullough

Carpenter / Shop Assistant

Drew grew up around construction and has acquired a ton of skill for a guy in his 20’s.  He is detail oriented which is a great asset when taking care of end of job tasks.  His interest in woodworking has lead him to work at developing his skills in our shop under the tutelage of master woodworking sensei Cliff.

He enjoys spending time at the beach with his fiance Keyra and his trusty sidekick and shop dog Akeena

Andy Williams

Andy Williams

Draftsman / Project Coordinator

Andy is a graduate of the PCC architectural drafting program and worked as a structural draftsman for an engineering firm in Portland out of school.  He wanted the opportunity to apply his love of design to his drafting work as well as an opportunity to be part of the whole process of designing and building.  He joined our team in March 2017.  It’s great to have a drafter with structural experience who can also design.

Andy lives in Vancouver with his wife and two young sons and often spends his weekends on home improvement projects.

Cody Henderson

Cody Henderson

Apprentice Carpenter

Cody joined us in early 2016 and is steadily gaining skill and experience.  We appreciate his organizational abilities around the shop and on job sites as well as his wry sense of humor.  He’s well on his way to journeyman status.

Cody grew up outside of Washougal and can often be found enjoying the outdoors or raising pigs at the fledgling Henderson Farm.

Josh Viar

Josh Viar

Apprentice Carpenter / Worker extraordinaire

Josh joined us in early 2017.  Originally from the Newport, OR area he is a recent transplant to Vancouver.  He has taken classes in Architecture, enjoys building and learns quickly.  He’s a hard worker, quiet and efficient and always gives 100% effort.  We look forward to seeing him develop into a journeyman level carpenter.

Josh lives in Vancouver with his grandparents and enjoys bicycling, sailing and spending time with friends and family.

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