Steve Kunkel Master Builders
We began business in 1975 when Steve started building homes. Today, SKMB is one of the most highly respected remodeling firms in Newport Hills and surrounding communities. We hire the best people and give them the opportunity to grow. We invest in the best tools, use the best techniques, and continuously research our field to remain up to date with new trends in home design, building materials, and energy saving technology.
What is our mission? To design and build beautiful, functional, efficient and durable home updates, remodels and new homes that reflect our client’s lifestyle.
- By working with and supporting our employees and subcontractors to be organized neat, reliable, timely, honest, positive, supportive, skillful and productive.
- By working openly and honestly with our clients.
Meet Our Team
Steve – Owner
Steve is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started Steve Kunkel Master Builders, Inc. in 1975 and began building homes. In 1984 he began remodeling homes as well, and since 1990 most of his work has been design/build/remodeling projects. Steve works with every client in the beginning phases of the project to help establish objectives, the scope of work and develop design ideas that are functional, beautiful and cost effective. After hours and on weekends Steve likes to attend classical music concerts, take day hikes in the area and cook pancake breakfasts for his grandchildren.
“I get excited when we can find ways to modify existing interior spaces to function better which in turn makes the home easier to live in and more enjoyable too.”
Anna – Interior Design
Anna graduated from Bellevue Community College in 1998 with a degree in Interior Design. She worked in the commercial design industry for many years but returned to residential, and has worked for Steve Kunkel Master Builders since 2008. As an interior designer at SKMB Anna meets with clients, and will be part of the planning and design process. She helps clients visualize their project through drawings, material and color selections. When the space planning and design is well under way, Anna will work with our subs and distributors to finalize specifications. Even though most of the planning and design work happens in the beginning of a project Anna will be there throughout the whole process from initial meetings to the punchlist. When not designing for SKMB, Anna enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing soccer. Anna moved to the United States from Sweden in 1991, and always a “Swede” at heart she also stays active in the Swedish community here in Seattle.
“My goal as a designer is to help clients realize their dreams, to help improve their quality of living and expand their aesthetic views.”
Wade has been working creatively with his hands and mind from an early age repairing bikesand building things. He has worked in residential remodeling since 2001. Wade began working for SKMB in 2012 as framing subcontractor and has since become an employee. He now fills several important roles: production, jobsite supervision and customer service. We can always count on Wade to keep jobs on schedule. Needless to say, he is a valued member of our team. After work and on weekends he spends time with his wife and two daughters.
Felicia Johnson – Office Manager
Felicia joined the team in 2014 to manage the office operations. Her keen sense of organization and positive attitude keep things running smoothly. When not at work, Felicia enjoys Yoga, travel, and romantic comedies. Reach out to her with any questions, or to setup an appointment.