Wenatchee, WA – Goodfellow Bros., (GBI) a heavy-civil construction company founded in Wenatchee, WA, announced it moved from its location on Walla Walla Avenue, to a new home in downtown Wenatchee at 135 N. Wenatchee Avenue.
The 12,000-SF space is located in the Metropolitan building, formerly known as the Dore building and boarding house that sat vacant for 20+ years. The contractor, Eider Construction, reused the original vertical-grain fir flooring and two-by-fourteens to help honor the historic building against more modern materials.
GBI, whose roots were established in the area in 1921, had a desire to relocate closer to downtown businesses and the vibrancy of the area.
“We take a lot of pride in the fact that our company was founded in Wenatchee,” said fourth-generation leader and CEO, Chad Goodfellow. “We jumped at the opportunity to do something to benefit the community in a positive way; investing in the downtown corridor is a win/win for both our employees and the community.”
During its humble beginnings in Wenatchee Washington, Jim Goodfellow, Sr. and his brothers had a vision: to help build our country. Now, nearly 100 years later, GBI has grown its operations to include ten offices in Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii, but still calls Wenatchee home.
“Our culture and values were formed by my great grandfather and the area he loved: Wenatchee and the mountains and valleys of central Washington,” said Goodfellow. “The values you find here: hard work, trust, integrity and doing what’s best for people, are integral to how we operate today. I am tremendously proud to carry on his legacy with roots in this great town and in a new downtown location.”
Photography courtesy of Mary Rauzi, Embr Creative.