Team Member Highlight: Chuck Waldal

photo of Chuck Waldal of Kingston HomesChuck began his career in the building industry in 1974, working through various trade disciplines, and eventually landed in the custom home building industry. Chuck’s vast experience in all aspects of the building offers a wealth of knowledge and guidance to the Kingston team and our customers. As our general manager, he oversees our entire building process. His expertise and leadership ensure each home we build is on schedule, with quality workmanship and attention to detail.


What has been your journey in the home building or construction industry?

“My typical day is spent solving issues that arise and the back-end work of building.”

Chuck has over 50 years of construction experience encompassing all aspects of building, including commercial construction. You’ll typically find Chuck behind the scenes, proactively navigating the new home builds and creating solutions for potential roadblocks to a project’s success.


What has been your journey in the home building or construction industry?

“The journey has been a great experience. I don’t think I would change anything. I have gained many friends and acquaintances through the industry. Home building is becoming more technical.”


Can you describe a recent custom home project you worked on and your role in it?

“Parade of Homes was the last project that was interesting.”

 During the 2023 Parade of Homes, Chuck was behind the scenes, ensuring everything was managed effectively for the project to be completed on a tight timeline. For Chuck, meeting the demands of building a home for the parade made it an interesting experience.


What is the most challenging aspect of building a custom home?

Keeping customers on a budget they have set and accomplishing their goals.”

When new clients come in to build a custom home, it can be an exciting experience. With every build, there are budgets to take into consideration. When building their dream home, sometimes clients must make concessions. Chuck works with clients to ensure they meet their goals and stay on budget. When asked about his greatest challenge in homebuilding, he mentioned this was tough.


What do you find most rewarding about working with our team on custom home projects?

“Working with a team with the end goal of satisfying the customer. Knowing that we are there to give the customer the best quality we can achieve.”

Teamwork is at the heart of everything Kingston Homes achieves. Behind the scenes, bringing a home build to life takes a lot of collaboration. Chuck says one of the most rewarding things about being part of the Kingston team is their dedication to customer satisfaction. Because of that dedication, they can provide the customers with the best quality they can achieve.


How do you think the industry is evolving, especially with sustainability and technology?

The landscape of home building is ever-evolving, and with that, we are seeing not only exciting design trends but an increased desire for efficiency. Consumers are becoming more aware of individual consumption and are choosing to incorporate energy-saving choices into their custom home builds. Chuck believes this trend is great but is concerned that energy-efficient options are becoming “less affordable for the average customer.” 


Reflection on Company Culture:

As a leader at Kingston Homes, Chuck reflects on how “tight-knit” and of singular focus the team is, stating that they have “one goal in mind, and that is to provide the best service possible and meet their client’s needs.”


Advice for Aspiring Builders:

For those considering a career in custom home building, Chuck says it’s an enriching experience. It’s a great feeling to meet or exceed a customer’s expectations.”

When asked about building-related hobbies outside of work, he said, “I used to do woodworking a little and may pick it up again someday.”   Outside work, he loves to travel and expects to do more soon.

Fun Fact About Chuck.

Chuck grew up in Lake Havasu, Arizona, during the building of the London Bridge. You can read more about the Lake Havasu’s famous bridge here.

At Kingston, we know we could not accomplish what we do without the strength and commitment of our dedicated team. Thank you, Chuck, for being an integral part and at the core of everything we build. We are grateful for everything you bring to this team and our clients.

Kingston Homes LLC is an award-winning Southwest Washington builder, the 2023 BIA Builder of the Year. If you’d like to learn more about their custom homebuilding process or locations, feel free to contact us here.