Chief Executive Officer
Rick, company founder, began his career in the wall and ceiling industry in 1976 and quickly worked his way up the ranks of a local drywall company prior to establishing Northwest Partitions. To this day, Rick focuses on estimating and project management duties as well as implementing long term corporate vision and strategies. He is deeply committed to building a culture that embraces safety, integrity, quality and elevating the client experience.
As a steward of the industry, Rick previously held board position’s on the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau and Northwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association and was a Trustee of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Industry Fund and Wall and Ceiling Promotions Fund.
Rick has lead projects for clients such Boeing, Disney, Macy’s, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Port of Seattle, Starbucks, University of Washington and Washington State University.
When Rick is not working he enjoys traveling, golf and spending time with his grandchildren.
As a second generation leader and only the second president of Northwest Partitions, James brings a fresh passion for collaboration, technology and team building in an effort to drive the business to the next level while providing clients with world-class service. James is known for being meticulously detailed and thoughtful in all his pursuits and constantly works to enhance the company’s people, processes and products. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from University of Washington.
James currently serves as Board president of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association, Trustee of the Western Washington Painters Defined Contribution Pension Trust and was Trust vice-chairman of the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Industry Trust Fund.
James’ client list reads like a “who’s who” and has included Amazon, Boeing, Google, Kemper Development, Microsoft, Tableau and University of Washington as well as numerous public entities and billionaires.
Outside of work James enjoys running, wine tasting, golf and spending time with his family.