Our Story

Kendall Homes was founded by Kevin Murray and Peter DelMissier who offer decades of combined experience in creating new homes and new home communities.

Our commitment to you, the homebuyer is this:

We will offer you a unique and unparalleled customer experience from start to finish. You will see these ideals expressed in every detail of a Kendall Home, and with every satisfied homebuyer.

Peter DelMissier

Peter DelMissier

Co-Founder

Thanks for your interest in Kendall Homes!

We started this company because we knew there was a better way to design and build homes for Northwest customers.

Kevin Murray and I started our careers working for Harbour Homes, a regional homebuilding company in the greater Puget Sound. Between us, we served in nearly every roll in the company. We worked closely together in those early years and found we made an effective team by improving the home building process and home buying process.

My career path took me out of state to start up a homebuilding division for Harbour Homes in Utah and then on serve as the Division President for Centex Homes in Utah. During a trip back to Washington while skiing at Alpental with Kevin, we started talking about a mutual dream: a home building company built around the tastes, needs, and demands of the Northwest homebuyer. We envisioned a company big enough to add value, yet small enough to maintain a personal touch with our employees, trades people, and customers. Fast forward several years, one significant real estate cycle and the fine tuning of our shared vision, we created Kendall Homes – named after a Cascade peak near Alpental where the first ideas of this company were formed.

We invite you to get to know our company and our people, and we want you to know that should you ever have questions, an issue, or a suggestion, my door is open. And so is Kevin’s.

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray

Co-Founder

Both my partner Peter and I gravitated toward construction in our later years at the University of Washington. After finishing college we were very fortunate to land jobs with Harbour Homes and worked there together for seven years.

My career in housing has focused primarily in the Northwest. With a combined 23 years at Harbour Homes and Chaffey Homes I have been exposed to all facets of the industry including land acquisition, entitlement, land development, construction management, and customer service. I have also had a strong emphasis in sales and marketing throughout my career.

After working with two great companies I learned there could be a very personal, high quality approach to homebuilding that focused on integrity and the customer. You didn’t have to be the biggest; you just had to be the best.

It turns out a former colleague and friend was thinking the same things. So it was only natural that we’d team up to form Kendall Homes. Here we can bring big builder experience and resources to a company of human scale. A company where we can know and nurture our co-workers, and actually get to know our customers.

Our collective experience, values, and competence as owners is your assurance of a respectful, quality, and rewarding experience with Kendall Homes.

We’re a company where you can know your builders. We sincerely hope you will give us the opportunity to show you our experience!

Happy Customers

Good Morning Kevin,

I wanted to take a minute and thank you for working with Shaunna and myself towards the purchase of our new home. It is perfect. You build a beautiful home with great fit and finish. Working with Mike and Matt was a great experience. They are true professionals! You should be proud of your product and people. From my experience with contractors and builders, Kendall Homes stands out as one of the best I have seen.

Thank you, again, for making our home purchase a reality. Have a great day and keep doing a great job!

Kenneth G. Rice

We just want to thank you all for helping us in getting our nice new house. We moved in yesterday and are already enjoying the view, the birds, the extra space, and a cold beer on the balcony! Stop by and see for yourself 🙂

Lena and Bent

Giving Back

Mary Taggart 2012

New Home Council – Kendall Homes

KENDALL HOMES served as the lead builder for a team of volunteers who raised funds, recruited partners and completely updated the Capitol Hill home of Mary Taggart to make access easier and her surrounding more pleasing.

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Tent City 3 2013-14

New Home Council – Kendall Homes

KENDALL HOMES is serving as the lead builder as the New Home Council members help raise materials, funds, and volunteer support for the move and set-up for one of Seattle’s original “Tent Cities”.

Awards

2013 Builder of Integrity Award

Kendall Homes, LLC, a residential builder headquartered locally, has received the “2013 Builder of Integrity” award from Quality Builders Warranty Corporation (QBW). Recipients of this exclusive award demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service and quality construction.

As a member of the QBW Program, Kendall Homes, LLC has undergone a strict screening process to ensure their commitment to technical excellence, professional dealing, ethical practice, and financial stability. All members of the program are screened thoroughly on a regular basis, to ensure their continued dedication to quality. From that group, only a small number of homebuilders nationwide receive the “Builder of Integrity” award. As a member of the QBW Program, Kendall Homes, LLC has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in customer service that has gone above and beyond the industry norm.

Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, a national ten-year new home warranty program, has been enrolling builders of the highest skill and integrity into its premier program since 1985. QBW members provide a 10-year warranty insured by Liberty Mutual on all their homes. Visit www.qbwc.com for more information.

Tribute Hero Award – Kendall Homes

Tribute-TrophyIn 2012, Kendall Homes was awarded the “Hero Award” by The New Home Council as part of the annual Tribute Awards. Kendall Homes was pleased to be the lead company of a large team of home industry volunteers and suppliers. Through their efforts, our volunteer team was able to complete a stunning renovation of an inner city home for its elderly owner. Needless to say, the owner was deeply gratified, but perhaps not quite as much as was the team who performed the work! It’s a special thing when an industry comes together to use their skills and resources for good work! Kendall Homes was humbled to be a part of this effort.

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