Growing up on a farm in North Dakota is not the usual route to a career in construction. But when Ken Kinzle’s dad concluded that farming was not a route to prosperity, he became a carpenter, and introduced his son, Ken, to the trade. Since those days in the 60’s, Ken has accumulated a wealth of experience, and brings a broad range of knowledge to WSA.

By the time he was thirty, Ken was managing the build-out of several big residential developments in Spokane, as well as a wide range of commercial projects. Geographically, Ken has covered the map, from Alaska to Hawaii in his career. He’s overseen the construction of big multi-family complexes, the complete infrastructure for entire planned communities and high-end custom homes.

Perhaps the most realistic assessment of Ken comes from his clients:"Ken is the consummate craftsman, combining years of experience with a gift for making things exactly the way we wanted them. There was never ‘it can't be done.’ When there were options, he made samples so that we could actually see the finished work, which gave great peace of mind and took away any guesswork. Many in the building trades from other areas have commented on the quality of the finish work in our home. Ken is a perfectionist, a gentleman, and after working with him on our home, has become a dear friend.

After all these years in construction, Ken is still a farmer at heart. In the summer months, he spends his weekends and evenings cutting and bailing hay for dozens of people in the Methow Valley. But life is not all work. In the winter, he and his wife Hannah hook up their draft horses for sleigh rides. When it’s time to relax, there’s nothing he’d rather do than spend time with his family.