We strongly believe in helping to make our community a better place, not just for our clients and ourselves but for everyone. We support many community-based organizations and projects, and we contribute our time and construction expertise to good works. Giving back is built into our DNA.
Addressing Homelessness, Housing, and Food Insecurity
We contribute to the Northwest Harvest and Operation Nightwatch, and we regularly engage in projects that directly serve the community. We’ve refurbished the New Beginnings shelter for women affected by domestic violence, as well as the Operation Nightwatch headquarters, and we’ve served as general contractor for several shelters run by the Compass Center, including Peter’s Place and Hammond House. For more than a dozen years, we’ve been table captains at Habitat for Humanity’s annual fundraising luncheon.
Photo: Schultz Miller carpenter Perry Larsen, in the white cap, guides a volunteer crew on a service project for a transitional housing program for homeless families.
Supporting the BLOCK Project
We support the BLOCK Project, an organization founded by architect Rex Hohlbein that places small houses for formerly homeless people in the backyards of host families in Seattle neighborhoods. We proud to have served as the general contractor for the third BLOCK Home, providing oversight, coordinating subcontractors, and supplying volunteer labor.
Photos: Schultz Miller carpenters working alongside community volunteers on BLOCK Home 3 in a Crown Hill backyard.
Nurturing the Next Generation of Carpenters and Craftspeople
We make a special effort to cultivate and hire graduates of the Wood Technology Center at Seattle Central College, who bring us fresh perspectives and spirited energy along with first-rate skills. We also support Sawhorse Revolution, a local nonprofit that provides diverse youth, including young women, with carpentry and design education.
Photo: Schultz Miller carpenter Mary Anderson, a graduate of the Wood Technology Center.