Kurt Harjo

Owner, General Contractor

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Since the age of 19, Kurt has dreamt of starting a business to build beautiful things. Growing up in construction, Kurt had a lot of preparation before founding Harjo Construction, including building tree houses, growing up with a home workshop, working in commercial construction during college, and later working in the field and project management. If he had to choose the single most important thing to do in a day, Kurt believes it’s understanding priorities. He enjoys solving problems with clients, putting together strategies, and helping them visualize a new reality for their home. Inspired by Coach John Wooden, Kurt motivates others by helping people see new or bigger realities for themselves — discovering a capacity within them they weren’t aware was there. Evident in his management style, Kurt encourages his employees to grow by offering them new challenges. If he wasn’t improving homes, Kurt could see himself sailing around the world or designing and building furniture. In his spare time, he likes competitive mountain biking, playing volleyball, cooking and conversing with his wife Meghan and young son Koen.

Favorite Summertime Activity: Mountain Biking

Listening to: Khruangbin & Bears Den

Meg Harjo

Business Manager

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Meg grew up in New Mexico and spent time in St. Louis and Chicago before moving to Seattle in 2012 to work at Starbucks. After eight years at Starbucks, Meg left to join Harjo Construction as the business manager, overseeing financials, pipeline management, human resources and a variety of special projects. She enjoys learning and is embracing the opportunity to learn the construction industry. When she’s not working, Meg is spending time with her toddler Koen and hiking along the trails of Carkeek Park.

Matt Brown

Director of Operations

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Matt oversees and supports production daily to ensure the Harjo Team is completing jobs on budget and on schedule. Matt has 14 years of commercial construction and project experience working on commercial projects from Seattle to Alaska. Off the clock he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and kids hiking, biking, and skiing. He’s originally from Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packer fan in the land of the 12’s. He has lived in Washington and Alaska for the last 20 years and really enjoys the natural beauty of the Northwest.

Favorite Summertime Activity: Fishing in Alaska

Listening to: Podcasts!

Victoria Jones

Accountant

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Graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with her MBA and BA, Victoria found herself moving to Washington shortly after. She loves working in the construction industry and seeing artistic and beautiful work come to life. Working at Harjo with so many creative and committed individuals inspires her to always do her best. Her other job includes chasing a toddler around and working on home renovations with her husband. They love the beautiful summers and long autumns (no more negative temperatures and endless snow).

Favorite summertime activity: Playing on the beach with her family

Listening to: Justin Beiber, Dua Lipaaa, with some Classic Country thrown in there

Alexi Brown-Schmidt

Project Manager

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Starting his construction career in the field after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute, Alexi stayed in New York for 10 years, then came home to Seattle to get out of big city life and earn project management certification. You’ll now find Alexi back in the role of Project Manager & Design Manager. A natural at thinking about the sequencing of building, Alexi inspires others by providing opportunities for professional growth, inspired himself by Dutch Architectural Theorist Rem Koolhaas. When away from work Alexi is managing the remodel of his own home, and taking occasional breaks outside to garden, paint nature, or go cycling.

Favorite Summertime Activity: Cycling

Listening to: Black Sabbath

Kaylee Dorsey

Office, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

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Kaylee is almost always the first person people talk to when they contact Harjo Construction with a new project. With a BA from University of Washington and over 10 years of administrative experience, Kaylee excels in organization, management & visual design and is happiest when efficiently contributing to a team. Working in residential construction has been a dream come true for Kaylee as she has always loved designing homes and seeing project through from start to finish! Kaylee recently returned to administrative work after years of being a bench jeweler in the engagement ring industry. In her spare time, Kaylee designs, manufactures and sells jewelry, is an avid gardener, and is currently remodeling her mid-century Seattle home.

Favorite Summertime Activity: Gardening & Boating on Lake Washington

Listening to: Kings of Leon

Luis Charles

Superintendent

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Luis enjoys the home building process and helping his fellow carpenters, especially with framing. A self-professed “professional learner,” he’s always looking out for the client, from cleaning the job site to securing a property before he leaves. Luis likes the ample opportunity at Harjo Construction and isn’t deterred by complicated projects. Away from work, you might find Luis hiking a trail or relaxing at Ocean Shores.