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October 30, 2014

Who leads Rafn? A 'construction nerd,' a one-time elevator operator and an MBA

  • Newly minted CEO Shawn Rhode has been a carpenter, foreman, superintendent, COO and president.
    Journal Staff Reporter

    Photo by William Wright [enlarge]
    This building at Ninth Avenue and Stewart Street in Seattle has space for Gethsemane Lutheran Church functions and social services, and Dekko Place Apartments. Rafn built it.

    Shawn Rhode got hooked on construction about 35 years ago during a two-year carpentry program at Bothell High School, where he and fellow students built a house that was later sold.

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