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May 2, 2023
Rachele Turnbull will retire in June from Clark Construction, which she founded in 2006. Clark Construction is an employee-owned general contracting firm, with a team made up of nearly 50% women, minority and under-represented groups. It has offices in Sequim and on Bainbridge Island, and a projected annual volume of over $50 million that includes commercial and multifamily projects in addition to custom waterfront homes. Turnbull earned a bachelor's degree in construction engineering management from Oregon State University in 1996, then spent eight years as a project manager at Baugh Construction Oregon (now a part of Skanska) before starting her company.
“When I decided to start Clark, it was for a very different reason than to build a business and grow to where we are today,” she said in a news release. “Yes, I always knew that if I was to continue my career in construction that I wanted to do it as an owner, not just an employee, but I started Clark because my dad was beginning to suffer from early onset dementia and Alzheimer's at a very young age and his doctors did not want him working alone anymore. Dad (Fred Clark) worked the last five years of his career with me at Clark. This is where I found purpose and not just a job. As Clark began to grow, more and more people chose to join because it was different, we were different. An entire company of leaders in the industry working together, as owners, stakeholders, and as mentors building careers for themselves and others.”
Turnbull is leaving the company in the hands of the board of directors and 40 company shareholders, with Casey French as CEO, Kellen Bond as president and Chris Dykeman as vice president of construction at the helm. Turnbull will remain on the board as a consultant.