Company Structure

Mētis Construction is a community of highly skilled and motivated craftspeople who have come together to form a worker-owned and controlled company.  It is our goal to create and maintain a structure that will remain in place for future generations of craftspeople – a structure that promotes the practice and teaching of the trades and the fostering of craft – a structure that facilitates worker ownership and hence promotes the financial viability of the trades as a career choice.  

To this end, we have converted Mētis to a worker-owned and controlled company – a company guided by the idea of the Triple Bottom Line (People Planet Profit) in both its operations and governance.  Mētis is held by a worker ownership trust that ensures ongoing adherence to the values on which Mētis was founded.  The Mētis Trust Agreement provides for a path to ownership for any employee who pursues a career with Mētis.  It is structured to prevent any individual or group from profiting from the sale of the company thus ensuring worker ownership of the company in perpetuity.  Hourly wages at Mētis are based on skill level, productivity and experience and annual profits are distributed solely based on hours worked.

Statement on Equity and Social Justice

Mētis is committed to exploring the ways in which racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and other forms of discrimination operate consciously and unconsciously to shape and limit the social and economic worlds we inhabit.  We believe that implicit bias plays an even more profound role than explicit bias when it comes to discriminatory behavior – we believe that structural bias underwrites inequality.

In light of this, we believe that it is not enough to passively condemn racism, sexism, classism and other forms of bias – we believe that it is incumbent upon all of us to take an active stance against discrimination in its many forms.  We will be anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, anti-ageist and anti-discriminatory in the broadest possible sense.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer

Mētis is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment.  All employment decisions at Mētis are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Mētis will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR WORK

 

Nils Christian

General Manager

Cheng Cooper

Carpenter

Greg Miller

Project Manager

Erica Aeby

Project Development

Sebastian Kimura

Operations Manager

Marley Tomic Beard

Operations

Ezra Ducay

Carpenter

Rebecca Sherr Christian

Consultant

Amos West

Carpenter

Rob Hinds

Carpenter

Marcus Masterson

Apprentice

Grant Eckman

Construction Operations

Jeff Taipale

Project Manager

Bailey White

Accounts

Jacob White

Apprentice

Jen Cousineau

Carpenter

Cullen Robertson

Carpenter

Andrew Madden

Project Manager

Jose Tomas Rodriguez

Apprentice

Joe Mckay

Lead Carpenter

Josh Anderson

Project Manager

Elliot Palmer

Apprentice

Ludo Secretant

Project Manager

Grant Glover

Project Manager

Ben Frey-Booth

Carpenter

Elliot Bays

Carpenter

Mikel Palmer

Project Manager

Keenan Collins

Carpenter

Sarah Kautz

Project Manager

Tom Hall

Project Manager

Ian Dugas

Carpenter

Gabe Stern

Estimator

Careers

  • Carpenters / Site Leaders

    Mētis Construction is looking for well rounded carpenters/site leaders with a minimum of eight years of experience that take great pride in their craft, and are seeking full-time employment in the greater Seattle area.

    Our wages are based on experience, daily performance, accountability, and attitude. Tolerance and empathy towards others drive our company culture.  We are employee owned and looking for long-term commitment.

    Please send your cover letter, resume and references to nils@metisconstructioninc.com. We will respond to every inquiry. Thanks for your interest and stay safe!

    Mētis is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

     

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Who We Work With

  • Andrea Dobihal - Brass Tacks Northwest
  • Best Practice Architects
  • Bike Works
  • Bjarko Sera Architects
  • Bosworth Hoedemaker Architects
  • Brandon Pettit - Dino's Tomato Pie
  • Burke Gilman Brewing
  • Cardinal Architecture
  • Carillon Properties - Lake Como
  • Cloudburst Brewing
  • Derschang Group - Little Oddfellows
  • Earl Lancaster - Earl's Cuts & Styles
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Ericka Burke - Chop Shop, Canal Market
  • Evolution Projects
  • goCstudio Architecture & Design
  • Graham Baba Architects
  • Greyhound Lines
  • Heather & Scott Staples - Feed Co. Burgers
  • Heliotrope Architects
  • Hello Robin Cookies
  • Hoedemaker Pfeiffer Architects
  • Huxley Wallace Collective - Great State Burgers, St Helen's Cafe
  • JJ Proville & Zac Overmann - L'Oursin
  • Jackie Roberts - Pink Door
  • Jack's BBQ
  • James Weimann & Deming Maclise - Bastille, Rhein Haus, Poquitos, MacLeod's
  • Jason Stoneburner - Stoneburner, Seaplane Kitchen
  • Jennifer Dixon - Artist
  • Joe Bisaca
  • John & Denise Schack - Revolve Development
  • Julian Hagood - Harry's Fine Foods
  • Kateesha Atterbury
  • Kelly Gaddis
  • Kit & Jesse Schumann - Sea Wolf Bakery
  • Lora Hammersmith Design
  • Makini Howell - Sugar Plum
  • Molly Moon Neitzel - Molly Moon's Ice Cream
  • Olson Kundig Architects
  • Optimism Brewing Co.
  • Richard Glasman Architects
  • Roberto Salmerón - Tacos Chukis
  • Ron Waldbaum
  • Rudy's Barbershop
  • Scott & Heather Staples - Feed Co.
  • Shannon Loew - Fix Impact Development
  • Sher Partners Developers
  • Stockbox Grocery
  • Strata Architects
  • Thomas Soukakos - Omega Ouzeri
  • Tracy Cornel
  • Urban Visions
  • Verde & Co.