OUR TEAM

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  • Barry Baker
    Barry Baker
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • George Garber
    George Garber
    Executive Vice President
  • Reed Caudle
    Reed Caudle
    Senior VP Business Development
  • Randy Cameron
    Randy Cameron
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Heidi Stone
    Heidi Stone
    Controller
  • Brian Valliant
    Brian Valliant
    Senior VP Construction Services
  • Lucas Holmquist
    Lucas Holmquist
    VP Construction Services
  • Brandon Spackman
    Brandon Spackman
    VP Construction Services
  • Brooke Baker Spink
    Brooke Baker Spink
    Business Development Director
  • Jeannie Robinett
    Jeannie Robinett
    Business Development Administrator
  • Jon Spilker
    Jon Spilker
    Project Manager-AC, LEED AP
  • Travis Bradford
    Travis Bradford
    Project Manager
  • Zach Bull
    Zach Bull
    Project Manager
  • Kirk Ledbetter
    Kirk Ledbetter
    Project Manager
  • Joe Teschendorf
    Joe Teschendorf
    Project Engineer
  • Paul Riener
    Paul Riener
    Project Management
  • Quinn Holt
    Quinn Holt
    Project Management
  • Ed Hatcher
    Ed Hatcher
    Design Manager
  • Shar Wilson
    Shar Wilson
    Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
    Project Manager
  • Project Superintendent
    Project Superintendent
  • Project Engineer / Assistant Project Manager
    Project Engineer / Assistant Project Manager
  • Carpenters
    Carpenters
  • In-House Design Planning
    In-House Design Planning
  • College Internship
    College Internship
Barry Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer

     

    Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

    What do you enjoy most about working at Baker? I had an opportunity to take a first generation company and build/grow that business, which my parents started. I’m proud of my roots and feel honored to lead such a diverse and talented team.

    What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? Buying and redeveloping the Historic Schade Brewery Building in the University District in Downtown Spokane. I loved helping revitalize a piece of Spokane’s history. It is a project my partners and I are very proud of.

    What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?  Have respect and compassion for all people all the time. Be nice to people on your way up, because you may see them again on your way down.

    George Garber
    Executive Vice President

       

      Hometown: Fresno, CA

      What is the most rewarding part of your job? I am at a point in my career where I can mentor the “young guns”. I enjoy teaching and coaching our Project Management staff. It is extremely rewarding to watch them learn and grow into this business. I am very proud of our team.

      What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on hundreds of projects through my years at Baker. One of the most memorable projects that comes to mind, is a project that we worked on in the late 80’s for Goodyear Tire Company. It was a big project for us at the time, and it was the catalyst for bigger projects to come.

      What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? The importance of work ethics. If you want something, you need to get out there and earn it.

      Reed Caudle
      Senior VP Business Development

        Hometown: Grand Coulee Dam, WA  & Lostine , OR (I refer to both as home)

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? This is a tough one. Having been a part of many notable and exciting projects, it makes it a challenge to answer this question. Some of the most enjoyable projects that I have been a part of are: working in Helena, MT with the awesome Dr. Kevin Rencher, teaming up with the stellar group at F-5 Networks in Liberty Lake, WA; and staying on the good side of the FBI, while helping them build a location in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development, Inc.? Barry and I met at Central Washington University and managed our college dorm together. We quickly realized we made a great team. Several years later, I was invited to be part of this company. I jumped at the opportunity and have never looked back. After all, one can pull many parallels in managing a college dorm and a construction company. I am kidding. :)

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? Doing it right the first time is far better than doing it right the second (or third) time.

        Randy Cameron
        Chief Operating Officer

        Hometown: Orlando, FL

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development? The culture.  There is a positive atmosphere throughout the company, which extends to our customers.  We take great pride in our work and go to great lengths to deliver more than our customers expect. Customers genuinely appreciate our efforts, and in return, choose us to complete their next project and recommend Baker Construction & Development to others.

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? I enjoy being a part of the Management Team.  We challenge ourselves to constantly improve our systems and processes, while checking that each decision we make is central to our Mission Statement and Core Values.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?  Reaching your goals requires commitment.  You cannot achieve your goals with part time or half way efforts.

         

         

         

        Heidi Stone
        Controller

        Hometown: Marysville, WA

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development?   It’s culture and the people.  We have a group of hard working, dedicated individuals who can truly depend on each other to get the job done, and do it well. It’s a great feeling working alongside a team that looks out for one another.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?   Always do the right thing. The fact that you can do something,  doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.

         

         

        Brian Valliant
        Senior VP Construction Services

        Hometown: Lewiston, ID

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development, Inc.? Baker Construction & Development was just an excellent fit from the beginning.  The company is small enough to care for its people, but large enough to tackle high caliber and challenging projects.

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development? The people and the challenges.  It’s not just one thing. I like who I work with, and how we collectively solve problems.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? Hard work. You might not always get it right the first time, but if you’re willing to stick it out and try again with more effort; you will get there and the outcome with be worth it.

         

         

        Lucas Holmquist
        VP Construction Services

        Hometown: Pocatello, ID

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? The cultivation of building relationships through trust and respect.

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? With Baker Construction & Development, I can learn every single day in a company that shares. No two days are ever the same, and I love that.

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development?  Installing open loop ground source heat pumps. I am a nerd. :)

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? When challenges arise, face them head on with a good attitude and common sense. You will eventually find that usually the challenges are not as bad as they seem.

         

         

         

        Brandon Spackman
        VP Construction Services

        Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? The company is extremely  well rounded in personal and professional aspects. The importance of family, client relations and personal value are all taken into consideration and are important when working for Baker Construction & Development.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why?  The Weinstein Beverage project in Wenatchee, WA is my most memorable project and at the time, it was the biggest project the company had ever done. It was my first concrete tilt up and this design build project had many site and building challenges. I learned a lot working through those challenges and creating practical solutions to make it a very successful project.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?  Life is too short. You need to be well rounded, use common sense and do what you are supposed to do with a sense of humor.

         

        Brooke Baker Spink
        Business Development Director

        Hometown:  Spokane, WA

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? I left a corporate position with a Fortune 50 Company to come work for a company that truly cares about its employees and customers. We ALWAYS do the right thing for our people and for that, they become fiercely loyal. There is something incredibly rewarding about watching that unfold every day.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? Redeveloping the corner of 3rd and Division in Downtown Spokane. This intersection is the gateway into our great city, seeing 40,000 vehicles a day. It was a tremendous honor to work with the developer to bring something beautiful back to that corner, as well as help their family create a profitable, income generating property.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? “It’s hard to detect good luck- it looks so much like something you’ve earned”- Frank Howard Clark. They taught me to work insanely hard for everything I have.

        Jeannie Robinett
        Business Development Administrator

        Hometown:  Spokane, WA

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development?  I get to do something different every day.  Although, I spend a lot of time with my nose in the books or in a lease; I, also, get to work in marketing, sales, and customer service.  Working for a hometown company with family ideals makes me proud of my job.

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development? Always the people.  I enjoy working with fun, honest people, who aren’t afraid of hard work.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you?  My dad taught me to look at the world from all sides, and to try to see the story from the other person’s eyes.  My mom taught me to always be honest.  It keeps life simple.

        Jon Spilker
        Project Manager-AC, LEED AP

        Hometown: Mead, WA

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? The end result of the project. It’s a great feeling to see the client’s face and know that all the hard work, stress and tireless devotion was all worth it. It’s the best feeling.

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development?  There is no “I” in Team. The teamwork that our company possesses is the best. We incorporate that into our projects to make the client’s experience more enjoyable.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? It is better to be a hard worker than a genius.   Take risks in life, or you’ll never get anywhere.

        Travis Bradford
        Project Manager

        Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? The team atmosphere and the belief that the company can do any project, because of the knowledge, enthusiasm and work ethic of its employees.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of,and why?  Completing the first Washington Federal Building in Spokane.  The accelerated schedule allowed all the best aspects of our construction and design team to be put to the test. We passed with flying colors.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that all who believe in him will not perish, but shall have everlasting life – John 3:16

         

         

         

         

        Zach Bull
        Project Manager

        Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? Viewing the final result. The construction process is a long one, but at the end of the day, it’s very satisfying to be able to stand back and look at the end product. It is the best feeling to see how excited and happy our clients are.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? I have been a part of some amazing projects. My most memorable, to date, would have to be building Peppertree Plaza on the corner of 3rd and Division in Downtown Spokane. Having the opportunity to lead the construction process on one of the most viewed properties in Spokane, has been an incredible honor.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? Respect is earned, honesty is appreciated, trust is gained, and loyalty is returned.

         

        Kirk Ledbetter
        Project Manager

         Hometown: Otis Orchards, WA

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development? I enjoy getting the opportunity to find solutions to problems. There is something new every day and I like that challenge.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why?  Washington Federal Bank in Gallup, NM. Terry Kelly, Scott Eldridge and I moved over half a million dollars cash across the street under  the supervision of the local SWAT team. Scott dumped a whole load of coins in the middle of the street!

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? Hard work, honesty, and have ownership for your actions.

        Joe Teschendorf
        Project Engineer

        Hometown: San Diego, CA

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? Getting the chance to learn something new every day, while meeting new people from all walks of life.

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? When I first arrived to the Spokane area, I spoke to a few construction companies. The thing that stood out to me when chatting with Baker Construction, was how happy and busy their staff was. That is always a good indicator in an ever-changing construction industry.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? I learned a lot from my parents, but the biggest impact they made on me was how to treat other people.

         

         

         

         

        Paul Riener
        Project Management

        Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? Delivering a well-constructed, completed project on time to a happy client. It is a great feeling and a goal that the company strives to achieve every day.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why? Redeveloping the corner of Division and Lincoln into an awesome retail center. With a few site visits, a handful of drawings and a great team working with me (in house designer Ed Hatcher and Field Superintendent Chris Doering), we completely transformed the look and feel of this intersection and structure. It was a fun project to be a part of. We enjoyed making an awesome client and friend out of it.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? The major lesson that my parents instilled in me was how to work hard.

        Quinn Holt
        Project Management

        Hometown: Burlington, WA

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? Being able to work as a team to complete a project.  It is  a long process from site selection to Certificate of Occupancy, and I love watching the project come together.

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development? After spending a summer as an intern with Baker Construction & Development, I realized these were the type of people I wanted to surround myself with. It was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.  Also, our company Christmas Parties are a great time.

        What do you enjoy most about working at Baker Construction & Development? The owners and upper management treat you like family. We are fortunate to have people in those positions that truly care about you, and want you to be the best that you can be.

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? If you work hard and respect others, success will follow.

         

        Ed Hatcher
        Design Manager

        Hometown: Sandpoint, ID

        What is the most rewarding part of your job? The working relationships within Baker Construction & Development. I love being part of the super talented group of professionals that Baker Construction has put together. We have an unbelievable ownership group, incredible office team and talented staff in the field. It’s just a dynamic group of people, and I’m honored to be part of.

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development?  I like the idea of helping redevelop and redesign parts of the fabric that has built cities around the area. Baker Construction & Development is right in the middle of all that action!

        What is the most important lesson your parents taught you? When you and your brother both get in trouble, and your Dad tells you both to go pick out the spanking stick for the other one. It’s  going to be used on you, so pick out a nice soft one.

         

        Shar Wilson
        Project Coordinator

        Hometown:  Spokane, WA

        Why did you choose a career with Baker Construction & Development.? When I was hired on at Baker Construction & Development, I, literally, didn’t know anything about construction. I wasn’t sure where it would lead, but it didn’t take me long to realize that this is where I wanted to be for a very long time.

        What is your most memorable project being a part of, and why?  Youthful Horizons Medical Office in Spokane Valley, WA.  It was the first project I got to see from start to finish. Watching it all develop in front of me was amazing. I love how that building turned out.

        What is the most important lesson you want to teach your children? Goodness is about character, integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage and the like. It’s all about how we treat other people.

         

         

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