Office: (253) 848-8400

Fax: (253) 847-0410

Husband and wife team, Dennis & Gayle Folden and their family run Great NW Homes. Dennis started in construction framing homes in 1976 after school when he was 16 years old. He started his own business in 1978, framing around 85 homes a year with up to 15 employees. In 1988, Dennis became a general contractor and they started building custom Homes as D&G Construction. Wanting to expand their business into Custom Homes and spec homes they became Great Northwest Homes in 1997. Through the years they have built many beautiful quality homes; prices ranging from one hundred thousand dollars to million dollar lake front homes.


In January of 1998, 2001 and again in 2003 Dennis won the Stanley National Nail Driving Championship in Dallas Texas at the International Home builders Show. Dennis has also been accepted as a Lifetime Member in the National Registry of Who's Who for his accomplishments in business.

Devon (Dennis & Gayle’s son) has worked over the summer during school framing and helping with other construction needs. He started working full time after graduating from Bethel High School in 2005. Devon works hand in hand with our subcontractors making sure each home exceeds your expectation for quality..

Candice (Dennis & Gayle’s daughter) graduated from Bethel High School in 2002 and received three certificates in Business; Sales and Marketing; Business Technology, and General Business. She also received the Award for Business Student of the Year 2002. She will work with you during the construction of your home, helping you with your selections and optional upgrades. She meets with each client prior to building their dream home.

Drew (Dennis & Gayle’s son in law) has been in the construction business for almost 10 years. He owned his own framing & siding company in Oregon before moving up to Washington. His attention to detail shows in our many arches, coffered ceilings and other details that help set Great NW Homes apart.

Becka has been working with Great NW Homes since July 2011. She works full time in the office helping the agents, the framers, Dennis & Candice! Her kindness and love of people has been a wonderful addition to our company. She has become like family so quickly!

Zebb has been a family friend for over 20 years! He is a hard worker and fast learner. Although he isn't family he treats Great NW Homes and their homeowners with the same care & respect he would if he were.

All the employees at Great Northwest Homes love what they do and build each home as if they were going to live in it. They view the purchase of a home as the most important purchase you'll make in your life. We believe in three things; quality work, response, and follow-up which would include your expectations, questions, and requests. 

From Left: Jon Folden with daughter Ryder, Becka Lesh, Devon Folden, Gayle Folden, Dennis Folden with Grandson Hudson, Candice Rathke, Drew Rathke, Ethan Martin & Zebb Herbrand.



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