The Team at Rainier Asphalt & Concrete Seattle, WA
Director of Sales
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Our teamwork environment is one where people are treated with dignity and always have the opportunity to be heard. We strive to be a destination for employees by offering a rewarding place to work with opportunities for career advancement.
We have completed over 10,000 WA asphalt and concrete Seattle and Seattle area projects since the inception of the company in 2000. Even amid steady growth, we have maintained our commitment to providing quality workmanship and top-notch customer service on every single job. We believe that empowering our employees and providing them stakeholdership will ultimately maximize value for our customers. Our management team has over 100 years of combined asphalt and concrete industry-specific experience.
Joe was born into the asphalt business. His grandfather and father started an asphalt paving company in 1972. If you have driven a mountain road through Northern California, there is a good chance that his family paved it. He has worked in all aspects of the business, including performing the work, estimating, project management, and even owned his own pavement company for three years.
Joe considers that he got a real world business education while navigating his business through The Great Recession. Shortly thereafter, he and his family moved north to Washington to pursue new opportunities. He and his family live in Tacoma, WA.
Mike Bushmaker joined Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in 2011 and serves as Director of Business Development. He loves learning, and this opportunity has been a great fit for him. He has previously held sales and management positions for over 30 years and has served as a Salesman, Sales Manager, Vice President and President. From 1986 to 2010, Mike ran a large contracting firm which averaged 250 employees. Counting many of Puget Sound’s largest Developers, Builders, General Contractors and Property Management firms as his customers, Mike honed his sales and management skills. During his spare time, Mike is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing and volunteering at his church. He counts himself as a blessed man with a lovely wife and beautiful children.
Rob joined Rainier in 2016 to provide sales and estimating support to address the company’s growing workload. A British native, Rob has Civil Engineering estimating experience both in Europe and the Caribbean since graduating in 2000. Having recently relocated to Washington (his wife’s original homeland) Rob is enjoying his free time cycling new roads, golfing new courses, and trying to stay young playing soccer in the local league, all of which help him build up a healthy appetite for sampling the region’s IPAs.
Mark join the Rainier Team in spring 2017. After graduating from Central Washington University, he was an educator for eight years and an asphalt seal coating foreman for two years at another company. Mark focuses primarily on projects in the South Puget Sound. He and his wife have two children. They enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and watching their kids play sports.
A casual conversation between friends led to Mark becoming the first full-time employee of Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in May, 2002. In the beginning, Mark ran mostly seal coating and striping crews, but as the company expanded into new disciplines and became a year-round business, he now mostly manages projects and other operational aspects of the business. At heart Mark enjoys performing the work, and the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment associated and can occasionally be found working on crews when his schedule allows. Mark lives in Carnation, WA with his wife and three children. He enjoys being a husband and father, home projects, sports, and traveling to warm destinations in the winter.
Ron West has over 15 years of experience in the asphalt and concrete business, having owned his own company from 1998-2007. He then sold his company, RS West enterprises, to Rainier and has stayed on board as a project manager ever since. He specializes in hard surface restoration for underground utility companies. Ron is a race car enthusiast and a fixture on the weekends at Pacific Raceways where he volunteers. He also enjoys rebuilding car engines and was recently recognized for his 25 years of service with the Automotive Technical Program at Enumclaw High School. Ron has nine children and lives in Enumclaw.
Mike joined Rainier in 2007 and has served on both the Seal Coating and Paving crews, becoming foreman of each. He was promoted to Superintendent in February 2017 and is involved in production of all of Rainier’s various crews at both the North Bend and Tacoma locations. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Dan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps out of High School and served 20 years, including 6 overseas tours and 3 combat tours with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons. Upon retirement, Dan transitioned to the construction industry working for a small pavement markings company. Dan joined Rainier in October, 2017. He enjoys fishing, camping and caravanning his daughters to soccer tournaments throughout the region.
Jaysen began his journey in the sealcoating/striping industry in 2015 and joined Rainier in 2016. Originally hired for the seal coat crew, he was quickly promoted to striping foremen, then Inside Estimator. Jaysen grew up in the Puget sound area (Orting/Sumner) and is finishing his degree at St. Martin’s University this year. His ultimate desire is to become a police officer.
Tanja began her traffic control career in 2003 and became certified as a Traffic Control Supervisor in 2011 after fulfilling the 2,000 flagging hour prerequisite and passing a state certification exam. She has since become certified as a Traffic Control Planner and has worked with some of the largest companies in Western Washington. Since joining Rainier, Tanja has attained certifications as a Flagging Instructor, CPR/First Aid instructor and is working toward getting her OSHA certification. She wears many hats for the company related to safety and loss prevention. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and children and is active in working to help abused dogs and horses.
Kelly is our resident “kiwi” (translation: New Zealander) and soon-to-be a US citizen. She thrives on keeping an office running smoothly and likes to wears many hats. She enjoys customer service and being the first point of contact for clients. Kelly is a HUGE Seahawks fan and spends her free time baking, creating recipes, and working on her own recipe website. She is the proud mum of a son who joined the workforce and wife to a retired Marine.
Saulo Chonay joined Rainier in 2007 as an entry-level laborer, later becoming foreman. His hard work and commitment to the company eventually earned him a promotion to an office position. He traded his asphalt loot and shovel for a pen and a calculator and became part of the accounting team. In 1999, he graduated from ‘Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Comerciales’ and from 2000 to 2004 he attended Universidad de San Carlos in his native Guatemala. Saulo is always smiling and tries to see the positive side of life. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and guitar and spending time with his family. He is grateful for being part of Rainier Asphalt & Concrete saying, “this company has given me the best opportunity of my life for myself and my family.”
Adrian Merry joined Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in 2007 to address the growing company’s accounting, IT and HR needs. He graduated from The College of William & Mary in 1998 with a degree in business finance and launched his career with a global accounting firm. Adrian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, bicycling and mountaineering.
Tom founded Rainier Asphalt & Concrete in August, 2000 while a student at the University of Washington. He graduated with a business finance degree in 2002 and decided to be an entrepreneur. After dabbling in a few unsuccessful side businesses, he made the decision in 2006 that Rainier would be his primary pursuit, and the company has grown from a one-man operation to upwards of 40 employees today during the seasonal summer months. Tom’s personal interests include playing acoustic guitar, gardening and watching and playing baseball. He is also an avid Husky fan. He and his family live in North Bend, WA.