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Book of ListS An annual report of Whatcom County business statistics useful for prospecting and fact-finding in key industies: real estate, manufacturing, financial and professional services, technology, health care, hospitality, recreation, automotive and marine services, and public and private sectors.

Published as a supplement to the Bellingham Business Journal

BOOk OF LiSTS 2013 • Book of Lists 2013 • BOOk OF LiSTS 2013 • Book of Lists 2013 • BOOk OF LiSTS 2013 • Book of Lists 2013


FEBRUARY 2013 | THE BELLINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL 

Welcome & Enjoy Our Book

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ews today can be found almost instantly. And with the Internet and social media, an article that is relevant one week can be worn out by the next. Yet at the Bellingham Business Journal, there is one resource with a sustained shelf-life that our readers refer to again and again throughout the year: the Book of Lists.

This latest compendium of Bellingham and Whatcom County’s topperforming companies builds upon the same formula as our previous editions. For the past several months, researchers have contacted hundreds of companies in the region to update our information banks and compile new rankings based on a variety of industries and variables.

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360-319-7119 jdecook@primelending.com Jeremey Beck, Loan Officer MLO/NMLS 609796

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Carol Harris, Loan Officer MLO/NMLS 518858

360-588-5431 charris@primelending.com Stefani Young Loan Officer Support 360-739-3084 skyoung@primelending.com Megan Patterson Mortgage Loan Processor 360-305-3139 mpatterson@primelending.com Janet Webster Mortgage Loan Processor 360-305-3149 jwebster@primelending.com

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The lists are not necessarily comprehensive. Due to space limits, only the highest-ranking firms are listed. Of course, many other companies were contacted, but either didn’t rank high enough or did not respond to requests for information. All efforts were made to provide precise and relevant data, in order for the Book of Lists to be the trustworthy resource business people in our area can use to help them find success in 2013. Last year was one of change at the Bellingham Business Journal. After celebrating our 20th year in publication, we moved to a new office on Cornwall Avenue, just outside the city’s downtown commercial center. Now entering our third decade serving the local business community, we have some exciting new features with the Book of Lists this year. For the first time, we are releasing a “green edition” of the listings on our website at www.bbjtoday.com. The green edition allows you to view the full contents of the Book of Lists right on your computer screen or mobile device. As another first, we are featuring selected lists in each monthly edition of the Bellingham Business Journal for the rest of 2013. Each month, readers will now have access to in-depth information related to the wide array of business issues and industry topics covered by the BBJ. We hope you enjoy these new components of the Book of Lists. As always, if you have questions, suggestions or notice something that needs correction, contact us at 360-647-8805 or publisher@bbjtoday.com.


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Contents Auto & Boat

Financial & Professional Services

Auto Repair Companies 6, 7 Auto Sales and Service 6 Boat Sales and Service 10

Accountants 4, 5 Banks 8 Credit Unions 14 Financial Advisors 17 Law Offices 21 Insurance Agencies 19

Real Estate

Real Estate Companies 27

The Book of Lists is a special, annual publication of The Bellingham Business Journal. 1909 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone 360-647-8805 Fax 360-647-0502 publisher@bbjtoday.com www.bbjtoday.com

Construction, Manufacturing & The Trades

Caterers 13 Banquet/Meeting Facilities 9 Public Relations/Graphic Design 25 Large Retailers 20 Sign Companies 28 Software Developers 28

The Bellingham Business Journal is published monthly. Subscriptions cost $12 per year. Business owners in Bellingham and Whatcom County are eligible for a one-time free, annual subscription. Call us at 360-647-8805 to sign up today.

The Bellingham Business Journal is owned by Sound Publishing Inc. Due to space limitations, we can not provide a complete list for every category. Some companies did not rank high enough to be included on a list. Other companies were contacted for these lists, but either declined to respond, provided inadequate information, or did not respond by press time. Companies tied for ranking are listed alphabetically. There is no charge to be included in The Bellingham Business Journal’s lists. We assume information provided by company representatives is accurate and every attempt is made to provide accurate information.

Public & Private Employers

Business Resources

Graphic Designer Ginny Tomasko

Entire contents are copyrighted by The Bellingham Business Journal. Material published in The Bellingham Business Journal may not be republished, resold, recorded or used in any manner, in whole or in part, without the publisher’s written consent.

Bookstores 11 Medical Suppliers 23

Building Supply 12 Engineering Firms 16 Electrical Contractors 14, 15 General Contractors 19 Manufacturers 22

Advertising Sales Manager Tony Bouchard Production Manager Michelle Wolfensparger

Health, Hospitality & Recreation

Nonprofit Organizations 23, 24 Top Private Employers 30 Top Public-Sector Employers 26

Alphabetical Subject Listings A

Accountants 4, 5 Auto Sales & Service 6 Auto-Repair 6, 7

B

Banks 8 Banquet & Meeting Facilities 9 Boat Sales & Service 10 Book Stores 11 Building Supply 12

C

Caterers 13 Credit Unions 14

E

Electrical Contractors 14, 15 Engineering Firms 16

F

N

G

P

Financial Advisors 17 General Contractors 18

I

Insurance Agencies 19

L

Large Retailers 20 Law Offices 21

M

Manufacturers 22 Medical Suppliers 23

Nonprofit Organizations 23, 24 Public Relations/ Graphic Design 25

R

Real Estate Companies 27

S

Sign Companies 28 Software Developers 28

T

Top Private Employers 30 Top Public-Sector Employers 26


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|  Accountants  | Ranked by number of local employees Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

676-1920/671-5411 mossadams.com

80

Mark Thoma

1976

Manufacturing, construction, ownership transition, casinos, tribal government, international and wealth advisors

734-4280/734-4893 larsongross.com

70

1949

Tax planning & preparation; estate planning; business valuation & consulting; audits & financial statements; accounting; U.S./ Canada cross border issues; accounting & bookkeeping

734-8715/738-1176 vshcpa.com

32

Robert Sytsma, Kathy Varner, Kathy Herndon, Chris Sullivan, Adam Hill, Wendy Wixon,

1984

Tax returns, financial statements, business valuations and international

733-1010/671-9756 metcalfhodges.com

12

Hartwell Bressler, Julie Johansen, Stephanie Artino

1964

Small to medium-sized business growth, management and exit strategies, tax strategy & preparation, financial statements accounting services

The Archer Halliday 1621 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

756-1010/756-1011 archergroup.com

12

G. Dennis Archer, Bernadette Halliday

1964

Accounting services, estate planning, 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, business valuations, pensions, quarterlies, audits, tax returns and planning

Multop & Associates 2710 Rimland Dr., Suite 101, Bellingham

671-7891/671-4963 multop.com

10

1976

Income tax and investment planning, small business accounting

Groeneweg Vree & Co. CPAs 1922 James St., Bellingham

354-2228/354-2229 N/A

8

1964

1040 income tax, partnerships, corporations, estate taxes, bookkeeping and quarterlies

671-1845/671-2247 genebellassociates.com

6

1998

Tax and accounting, financial services

Rank

Company, address

1

Moss Adams 2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 300, Bellingham

2

Larson Gross 1616 Cornwall Ave., Suite 205, Bellingham

3 4 5 6 7 8

Varner Sytsma & Herndon 2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 205, Bellingham

Metcalf Hodges 770 E. Holly St., Bellingham

Gene Bell & Associates 1700 Iowa St., Bellingham

Marv Tjoelker

Phil Multop Mark Groeneweg, John Vree

Services/Specialties

Gene Bell

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|  Accountants  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

647-8992/647-5834 thewiseaccountant.com

5

733-0956/715-3250 jbaaccounting.com

4

647-9361/612-5890 mcmasteraccounting.com

4

647-1739/647-5421 steelefs.com

3

671-8181/671-3604 N/A

3

671-6961/671-1482 vaughnhagencpa.com

3

Curnow & Curnow, PLLC 1720 Iowa St., Bellingham

676-6655/676-7158 curnowcpa.com

2

Beverly Rae CPA Inc. PS 1414 F St., Bellingham

738-3030/738-4040 N/A

1

Company, address Wyandt Accounting Services, Inc. 4200 Meridian Street, Ste. 100, Bellingham Jan Bowman & Associates 519 E. Magnolia St., Bellingham McMaster & Associates 3636 Kansas St., Bellingham Steele Financial Services, Inc. 1303 Commercial St., Suite 4, Bellingham Orphalee Smith CPA 1408 Commercial St., Bellingham Vaughn Hagen CPA 1015 Dupont St., Bellingham

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Services/Specialties

1998

Enrolled Agent Tax Services; Quickbooks Pro Advisor; Payroll Services, Corporate Record Book Services

1984

Payroll, taxes and QuickBooks

2003

Accounting, business taxes, personal taxes, back tax issues, payroll, bookkeeping services, business management services

1989

Financial planning and investment, tax planning and preparation, family and community focused, member of social investment forum

N/A

Tax and accounting, financial services

1990

Accounting and tax service

N/A

Tax and accounting, financial services

1993

Tax and accounting, financial services

Yon Wyandt

Employee Owned Betty and Mac McMaster

Rick Steele

Orphalee Smith

Vaughn Hagen

Jack W. Curnow

Beverly Rae


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Ranked by total number of vehicles sold Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Vehicles Sold in 2011

Owner/CEO Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Wilson Motors 1100 Iowa St., Bellingham

676-0600/733-5744 wilsonmotors.com

1829

Rick Wilson

1960

Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Scion

Rairdon's Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Bellingham 1615 Iowa St., Bellingham

734-8810/255-2018 rairdon.com

1331

Greg Rairdon

2007

Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai

Northwest Honda 2010 Iowa St., Bellingham

676-2277/676-4720 northwesthonda.com

1284

Tony Carter

1970

Honda

Diehl Ford Inc. 1820 James St., Bellingham

734-2640/671-0570 diehlford.com

480

Bob Diehl

1908

Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Isuzu trucks

King Nissan Volvo 1601 Iowa St., Bellingham

733-7300/733-2559 kingnissanvolvo.com

307

Frank King

1973

Nissan, Volvo

Roger Jobs Motors, Inc. 2200 Iowa St., Bellingham

734-5230/734-4835 rogerjobs.com

DNR

Roger Jobs

1985

Porsche, Audi, Volkswagon

Dewey Griffin Pontiac Buick GMC and Subaru 1800 Iowa St., Bellingham

734-8700/733-4787 deweygriffin.com

DNR

Dick Meyer

1967

Pontiac, Buick, GMC, Subaru

Company, address

Brands Sold

|  Auto Repair  | Ranked by total number of employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/CEO Top Executive

Year Established Locally

733-0463/734-0552 olsenautobody.com

20

Daniel Schindler

1980

Auto body repair and paint shop

676-5200/738-0144 bellinghamautomotive.com

18

John Beebe

1994

General automotive and light truck, hybrids

Unlimited Service 2325 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham 1515 N. Forest St., Bellingham

734-2828, 734-4610/734-4448 unlimitedservice.us

16

Todd and Janel Black

1994

Light truck and automotive repair, diesel pickups and biodiesel hybrids, European

Midas Auto Service Experts 4043 Guide Meridian St., Bellingham

647-1111/647-8737 midas.com

11

Patrick Birnbaum

1970s

Brakes, exhaust, tires and full-service auto repair

Final Touch Auto Spa 1916 Iowa St., Bellingham

392-8676/393-3846 finaltouchautospa.com

10

Ari Adelstein

2009

Provides vehicle detailing, window tinting, dent& chip repair, vinyl and leather repair

Harmony Motorworks 1922 Grant St., Bellingham

671-2420/734-8039 harmonymotorworks.com

10

Mark Bender

1979

Repairs on most European and Asian cars

966-4440/966-4441 jimsautoexperts.com

8

James Tjoelker

1981

Complete automotive service and maintenance, including rebuilds

Company, address Olsen Autobody 1919 Humboldt St., Bellingham Bellingham Automotive 4116 Hannegan Road, Bellingham

Jim's Automotive Experts Inc. 102 East Main St., Everson

Services/Specialties


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|  Auto Repair  | Ranked by total number of employees Rank

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/CEO Top Executive

Year Established Locally

393-3638/393-3672 maaco.com

8

Vin Pham

2009

Collision repair and auto painting

738-1911/738-7578 soundtruckandautorepair.com

8

Dick Karuza

1992

Full auto and truck repair

354-7698/354-8236 lyndenlube.com

7

Rob Heerspink

1997

Quick lube and auto repair

Northland Diesel Service 4141 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham

676-1970/671-6572 northlanddiesel.com

6

Stan Larson, Roger Larson, Tracy Dawson

1973

Diesel performance specialists, diesel engine component rebuilding

Rising Sun Motors 2126 Pacific St., Bellingham

733-9032/594-4274 N/A

6

Rising Sun Motors Inc.

1980s

Japanese auto repair

733-1527/714-0466 chucksmidtownmotors.com

5

1994

General auto repair and maintenance on domestic and Asian autos

733-5646/676-4633 djautoclinic.com

5

Brian Kelly

1982

Full service auto repair

Rod's Japanese Auto Care 5292 Guide Meridian Road, Bellingham

398-2944/306-5337 japaneseautocare.com

5

Family Owned

2001

Japanese vehicles, Subaru specialist

Marin's Automotive 5214 Guide Meridian Road, Bellingham

398-8000/398-9300 martinsautomotive.com

5

Robert Coty

2067

Full service auto repair, transmission, exhaust, radiator

Trottner's Auto Repair Service Inc. 2005 Kentucky St., Bellingham

733-3280/647-7824 trottnersauto.com

4

David Trottner

1979

Full auto repair

Davis Automotive 2134 Queen St., Bellingham

733-4841/296-7005 N/A

3

William Davis

1994

Full automotive repair

Hi Tech Auto 2696 Roeder Ave., Bellingham

733-3922/715-1993 www.automd.com

3

Robert Aswegan

1992

General auto repair

Rude's Auto Repair 1918 Iowa St., Suite 101, Bellingham

671-2181/671-1087 N/A

3

Bob Rude

1990

All phases of auto and light truck repair

Smitty's Auto Repair 2208 Valencia St., Bellingham

676-9220/676-2202 N/A

3

Larry Keen

1996

General auto repair

Dan's Automotive 705 Sunset Pond Lane Suite 5, Bellingham

656-6103/441-3923 dansautomotive bellingham.com

3

Dan Thorndike

DNR

Foreign and domestic automotive diagnostics, repair 0and maintenance

733-5220/676-9376 joesautomotiverepair.net

3

Joe Cardinale

2004

All automotive repair

Wheel Alignment Shop Inc. 1918 Iowa St., Bellingham

733-6727/733-6297 alignshop.com

2

Susan Bradley

2002

Full service repair and suspension

Alignment & Brakes Plus 508 Carolina St., Bellingham

738-0659/N/A alignmentandbrakes.com

2

Patrick O'Connell

2005

Brake and suspension work

Company, address Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting 1515 Iowa St., Bellingham Sound Truck & Auto Repair 4009 Irongate Road, Bellingham Lynden Lube & Auto 8181 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden

Chuck's Midtown Motors Automotive Repair 1058 N. State St., Bellingham Dr. John's Auto Clinic 1420 Kentucky St., Bellingham

Joe's Automotive Repair 605 Iowa St., Bellingham

Charles F. Legoe

Services/Specialties

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|  BANKS  | Ranked by value of local deposits

Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Top Local Executive Corp. HQ Location

Number of Local Brances

354-4044/354-7263 peoplesbank-wa.com

350

Charles LeCocq Lynden, WA

10

$658,640,000

733-3050/733-7019 washingtonfederal.com

63

Tom Kenney Seattle, WA

7

$373,331,000

Bank of America 112 E. Holly St., Bellingham US Bank 121 W. Holly St., Bellingham

676-2816/325-0918 bankofamerica.com 738-2600/738-2604 usbank.com

DNR

DNR Charlotte, NC Ann Caldwell Cincinnati, OH

6

$356,626,000

6

$279,281,000

Banner Bank 1600 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham Wells Fargo 3101 Woburn St., Bellingham

738-8090/738-8095 bannerbank.com 738-2331/738-2332 wellsfargo.com

30

Cheryl Fischer Walla Walla, WA Rakhi Samant South Dakota

7

$227,405,000

5

$197,717,000

KeyBank 1221 N. State St., Bellingham

676-6317/527-4444 key.com

47

Heather Vaughn Cleveland, OH

5

$195,240,000

Chase Bank 1336 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

676-8900/671-3809 chase.com

45

DNR Chicago, IL

5

$194,773,000

734-7306/240-4977 wibank.com 714-8805/714-8815 bankofthepacific.com

54

Jorge Alverez Burlington, WA Drew Wilkens Aberdeen, WA

4

$165,406,000

4

$124,442,000

354-7500/354-0816 sterlingsavingsbank.com

17

John Paradis Spokane, WA

3

$96,223,000

Skagit State Bank 15011 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

647-6919/676-0681 skagitbank.com

17

Cheryl Bishop Burlington, WA

3

$63,659,000

Union Bank 3410 Woburn St, Bellingham

671-8225/ 671-1596 unionbank.com

11

Mike Sebring San Francisco, CA

3

$43,500,000

Business Bank 2417 Meridian St., #104, Bellingham

685-0080/685-0087 businessbankwa.com

4

John Cruikshank Burlington, WA

1

$18,230,00

671-2929/671-3685 columbiabank.com

9

Nancy Abbott Tacoma, WA

9

$ 1,943,000

Company, address Peoples Bank 418 Grover St., Lynden Washington Federal Savings Bank 1599 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

Whidbey Island Bank 265 York St., Bellingham Bank of the Pacific 2124 Hannegan Road, Bellingham Sterling Savings Bank 1784 Front St., Lynden

Columbia State Bank 211 E. Holly Street, Bellingham

56

74

60

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|  Banquet/Meeting Facilities  | Ranked by total meeting space Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Events 2012

General Manager Year Estd. Locally

Total Meeting Sq. Ft/Number of Rooms

Northwest Washington Fair 1775 Front St., Lynden

354-4111/354-1315 nwwafair.org

470

Jim Baron 1910

71,200 s.f. / 4

Northwest Washington Fair, craft show, railroad, car, dog shows, rodeo, private parties, weddings

Semiahmoo Resort 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine

318-2000/318-2034 semiahmoo.com

450

Jeff Kline 1987

35,000 s.f. / 13

Versatile banquet and meeting space, AAA Four Diamond, two award-winning golf coarses

Mount Baker Theatre 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

733-5793/671-0114 mountbakertheatre.com

300

Kim Laskey, Brad Burdick 1927

23,800 s.f. / 3

Theatrical and dance presentations, concerts, film, lectures, meetings, receptions, parties

Western Washington University 516 High St., Bellingham

650-4777/650-7736 wwu.edu

2,000

Kate Stevenson 1898

18,000+ s.f. / 7

Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County 1715 Kentucky St., Bellingham

527-9777/733-8078 whatcomclubs.org

50

Kim Gramms 2001

17,000 s.f. / 1

Best Western Lakeway Inn 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham

671-1011/676-8519 thelakewayinn.com

400

Steve Brenk 1979

11,000 s.f. / 10

Catering on and off site, state-of-the-art audio/video equipment

Bellingham Cruise Terminal 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham

676-2500/594-4409 portofbellingham.com

90

Ally Vincent 1989

9,650 s.f. / 3

Tables and chairs for 250 people, sound system, full kitchen, waterfront, Internet

Hotel Bellwether 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham

392-3100/392-3101 hotelbellwether.com

DNR

Britton Braswell 2000

7,000 s.f. / 6

Waterfront hotel, 66 guest rooms with fireplaces, waterside, weddings, corp retreats

The Majestic on North Forest 1027 N. Forest St., Bellingham

676-0292/N/A bellinghammajestic.com

60

Alborz Monjazeb 2002

7,000 s.f. / 4

Can accommodate up to 400 people, dance studio/classes

Broadway Hall 1300 Broadway St., Bellingham

733-1560/738-9938 broadwayhall.com

45

Rob Westford 1905

5,600 s.f. / 2

Historical hall offers unique ambiance for weddings, meetings, kitchen

Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale

312-2370/383-0929 silverreefcasino.com

1100

Harlan Oppenheim 2002

5,500 s/f / 4

Pavilion accommodates 50-450 people, high-speed Internet, sound system, dining, gmaing, open 24-hours

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant 21 Bellweather Way, Suite 112, Bellingham

714-8412/714-9055 giuseppesitalian.com

50

Giuseppe Mauro 2005

5,500 s.f. / 3

Authentic Italian food, beer/wine, full bar, intimate gatherings, weddings, up to 210 people

Depot Market Square 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham

778-7780/778-7781 www.cob.org

40

Richard Henrie 2006

5,220 s.f. / 1

15,000 s.f. courtyard, 8,200 s.f. of covered shelters for event space

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn Bellingham 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham

676-7700/671-7557 hamptoninn.com

532

Trey Campbell 2002

5,126 s.f. / 3

In-house catering, audio/visual equipment, guest rooms

Bloedel Multipurpose Room 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham

778-7000/778-7001 www.cob.org/parks

45

James King 1948

4,256 s.f. / 1

Gymnasium, kitchen, tables and chairs, capacity 280, no alcohol, at park

Northwood Hall 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham

671-8311/671-6924 northwoodhall.com

DNR

Shannon Rohrbacher 1995

4,000 s.f. / 1

Full catering with liquor license, tables and chairs max capacity 300

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention 1312 Bay St., Bellinghamm

738-3886/733-2532 amre.us

50

Tana Granack 2005

4,000 s.f. / 2

Capacity of up to 250 people, banquets, weddings, concerts.

Windows on the Bay 2625 Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham

220-0731/398-2933 windowsonthebay.us

125

Tom Kilpatrick 2009

3,200 s.f. / 1

Waterfront banquet facility, in-house catering for 150+ guests

Mt. Baker Lodging Inc. 7463 Mt. Baker Hwy., Glacier

599-1000/(800) 709SNOW (7669) mtbakerlodging.com

DNR

Dan Graham 1989

3,000 s.f. / 2

Private vacation home rentals and adjacent meeting room space, copr retreats, family reunions, weddings

Lairmont Manor 405 Fieldston Rd., Bellingham

647-1444/647-9223 lairmontmanor.com

180

Susan Bjorklund 1964

The Leopold 1224 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

733-3500/641-5444 leopoldretirement.com

250

Ginger Oppenheimer 1996

2,000 s.f. / 3

Elegant historical bldg, suitable for weddings, dances, meetings, celebrations, seminars, 2 breakout rooms

Squalicum Boathouse 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham

676-2500/594-4409 portofbellingham.com

200

Ally Vincent 2000

1,577 s.f. / 2

Capacity for 130 people, internet connectivity, fireplace, bayside view, kitchen

Company, address

Services/Specialties

Multiple venues available, from 18,000 s/f gym, multiple renues available Large double gymnasium, health/ed room, multiple renues available

2,000 s.f. / DNR Weddings, receptions, dinner parties, recitals, business meetings, concerts


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|  BOAT Sales & ServiceS  |

|  10

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/CEO/ Manager

Year Established Locally

647-0080/647-8886 pugliaengineering.com

125

Neil Turney

2002

New 400' submersible barge, 3,200-ton drydock, 800' pier

733-0250/733-7180 reddenmarine.com

52

Allen Chiabai

1959

Retailer and wholesaler for commercial fishing industry

676-8282/676-8285 seaviewboatyard.com

20

Phil Riise

2002

All types of boat repair, 165-ton and 35-ton lift

715-1000/715-1097 landingscolonywharf.com

8

Rieker Sternhagen

1982

Boat storage and repair, 25-ton lift

Top to Bottom Inc. 2620 N. Harbor Lp Dr, # 16, Bellingham

671-7022/738-4977 toptobottominc.com

7

Roger Schjelderup

1986

Boat cleaning and repair, wood work and haulouts

West Coast Marine Services Inc. 1200 C St., Bellingham

676-8020/738-6002 wcmarine.us

7

Jamie and Pete Foti

1986

Engine parts and repair

Lake Union Searay 2121 Roeder Ave., Bellingham

671-5560/255-2964 lakeunionsearay.com

7

Kevin Roggenbuck

2008

Retail sales/service

Bellhaven Charter Yacht Sales 714 Coho Way, Bellingham

733-6636/647-9664 Bellhaven.net

6

Garry Brock, Sandy Brock, Curt Bagley, Sandy Bagley

1982

Used boats and charters

Walsh Marine Inc. 218 McMillan Ave., Blaine

332-5051/332-5506 N/A

5

Normal Walsh

1990

Marine repairs and construction

647-5117/647-5220 clearwatermarine.com

5

Richard Clark

1997

Retail sales and service

West Marine Products 3560 Meridian St., Bellingham

650-1100/650-0911 westmarine.com

4

Russ Goforth

1996

Recreational boating products

Leeper's Marine Inc. 1627 Valencia St., Bellingham

671-3103/671-3231 N/A

3

Larry Leeper

1985

Service and cleaning, parts, storage for trailerable boats

734-6326/738-9616 bellinghammarinerepair.com

3

Gordon Lavigueure

1979

All types of boat and engine repair

Precision Machine & Manufacturing 733 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham

734-1081/734-1081 N/A

3

Myrna Peters

1986

Machining and welding

B&J Fiberglass 4905 Guide Meridian Road, Bellingham

398-9342/398-9342 bjfiberglass.com

2

Keith and Donna Olsen

1975

Fiberglass repair and supplies, paint

Sterling's Kayaks and Fiberglass 310 Kline Road, Bellingham

398-2410/DNR sterlingskayaks.com

2

Sterling Donalson

1998

Fiberglass repair for kayaks and recreational boats

Bayview Marine 3275 Bennett Drive, Bellingham

738-8460/734-0459 bayviewmarinerepair .com

1

Russ Osborn

2005

Outboard repair and service

Company, address Fairhaven Shipyard 201 Harris Ave., Bellingham Redden Marine Supply 1411 Roeder Ave., Bellingham Seaview North 2652 N. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham The Landings at Colony Wharf 1001 C St., Bellingham

Clearwater Marine 4041 Home Road, Suite C, Bellingham

Bellingham Marine Repair Inc. 907 W. Holly St., Bellingham

Services/Specialties

Bellingham’s Friendliest Marine Facility — When you need us ... We’ll be there • Self & Full service Boatyard

• Storage & Repair Facility • Pressure Washing • Inside Repair Space

• Over 20 Marine Professionals • Load/Offload Barges • Haul Out to 25 Tons

• Propeller Repair

• Land/Building Rent

(360) 715-1000 (800) 742-4262 1001 C Street — On the Whatcom Creek Waterway

www.landingscolonywharf.com • amber@landingscolonywharf.com


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| FEBRUARY 2013

|  Bookstores  | Ranked by number of books Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees/ Books

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

647-7018/647-7974 bn.com

35 350,000

Lori Guccione

995

New and out-of-print books, gifts and games

Henderson Books 116 Grand Ave., Bellingham

734-6855/N/A N/A

3 300,000

Robert Henderson, Barbara Myers

1986

Used books, out-of-print, rare and collectible books, antiques, buyer of used books

Michael's Books 109 Grand Ave., Bellingham

733-6272/351-2711 michaelsbooks.com

3 250,000

Michael Elmer

1983

Buy, sell, trade used, rare and out-of-print books on almost all subjects

Village Books 1200 11th St., Bellingham

671-2626/734-2573 villagebooks.com

28 110,000

Chuck and Dee Robinson

1980

New and used books, author events, special orders, print-on-demand books

Katz! Coffee and Used Books 515 Front St., Lynden

354-2471/N/A katzlynden.com

4 80,000

Ken and Sherri Stap

1947

Used bookstore and coffeehouse, roast own coffee in-house

Cozy Corner Books & Coffee 3094 Northwest Ave., Bellingham

647-1747/N/A cozycornerbooksandcoffee.com

3 60,000

Chris and Cindy Callow

2004

Coffee, books, wireless Internet

Eclipse Books 1104 11th St., Bellingham

647-8165/N/A N/A

3 60,000

David Carlsen

1989

Used books

Family Christian Stores 1712 W. Front St., Lynden

354-5960/354-8741 familychristian.com

8 47,000

Irma Johnson

1994

Christian products including books, music, Bibles, toys and cards

College Store 320 36th St., Bellingham

647-1000/714-0631 thecollegestore .com/wwu

10 DNR

Dalynn Liptic

1997

University textbooks

Rank

Company, address

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Barnes & Noble 4099 Meridian St., Bellingham

Services/Specialties

Looking for a business loan?

Visit Dwight Jeppson at our new Bellingham Lending Center 1313 E Maple St. Suite 230

Dwight Jeppson Commercial Relationship Manager, VP c/360.461.7881 dwight.jeppson@ourfirstfed.com

Commercial Equipment  Commercial Lines of Credit • Commercial Real Estate Local Lenders • Local Decisions • Competitive Rates

Learn more > ourfirstfed.com 800.800.1577

Member FDIC


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|  Building Supply  |

|  12

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/Manager Corporate Headquarters

Year Established Locally

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Inc. 1050 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham

734-2659/671-1835 lowes.com

142

George Guevara North Wilkesboro, NC

2002

Home and commercial sales

Hardware Sales Inc. 2034 James St., Bellingham

734-6140/734-0069 hardwaresales.net

125

Jerry McClellan, Ty McClellan, Ladonna George Bellingham

1962

The Home Depot 420 Telegraph Road, Bellingham

715-0090/752-4416 homedepot.com

114

Deanne Clawson Atlanta, GA

1998

Commercial and residential hardware, office furniture, rental equipment, cabinets, bath Home improvement center, specialty services including financing, installations

RE Store 2309 Meridian St., Bellingham

647-5921/715-8434 re-store.org

50

Kurt Gisclair Bellingham

1993

Salvage and deconstruction crews, two retail stores, pick-up, resale used materials

Western Forest Products 2192 Division St., Bellingham

733-5474/733-5494 N/A

30

Terry Dawn Bellingham

1981

Commercial, contractor and retail sales, wholesale appliances and cabinets

354-5617/354-4427 westsidebuildingsupply .com

25

Jayson and Bernie Bovenkamp Lynden

1959

Retail and contractor supplies, install services, cabinetry, insulation, overhead doors

Windsor Plywood 1208 Iowa St., Bellingham

676-1025/676-4357 windsorplywood.com

15

Ken Asp Bellingham

1970

Retail moblings, trim, doors, hardwoods, plywoods, decking, flooring

Vander Griend Lumber Company Inc. 8461 Depot Road, Lynden

354-2155/354-6664 N/A

14

Gary and Tad Vander Griend Lynden

1939

Retail and commercial sales, complete line of doors, garage doors, insulation and windows, free delivery in Whatcom County

CB Wholesale 1991 Division St., Bellingham

738-8404/647-9589 cbwholesale.com

14

Mike Madan Bellingham

1991

Drywall and roofing wholesale supply

734-5700/734-0847 bellinghammillwork.com

13

Dick Campbell Bellingham

1993

Construction Supply Inc. 201 York St., Bellingham

733-1621/733-1634 cscbellingham.com

7

Bill Eiford

1957

Industrial and contractor sales and rentals

Pacific Trim & Floor Supply Inc. 2208 Queen St., Bellingham

671-0880/738-6923 pactrimfloor.com

2

Russ Westhaver

1976

Retail and wholesale floor supplies

Company, address

Westside Building Supply 8353 Guide Meridian Road, Lynden

Bellingham Millwork Supply 3879 Hannegan Road, Bellingham

Services/Specialties

Retail sales for contractors and home owners, specialty orders for windows, cabinets, doors, flooring

Year-Round Corion Landscape Offers the Highest Possible Value for Your Investment Professional Full Service Landscape • Maintenance and Installation

• Commercial and Residential Landscape Maintenance • Landscape Installation • Snow Removal • Patios/Walkways • Water Features • Irrigation Installation • Irrigation Maintenance Serving Whatcom, Skagit & Island Counties. Licensed • Bonded • Insured P.O. Box 3188, Ferndale, WA 98248 Contractor’s License No. CORIOLM891QM corionlandscape.com

Contact Us Today for More Information!

www.corionlandscape.com CORBJ-BOL

(360) 312-8052 Lesley Zimmer


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| FEBRUARY 2013

|  Caterers  | Ranked by number of events catered in 2012 Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/Manager Year Estd. Locally

Number of Events Catered in 2012

647-4325/647-4326 marketstreetcatering.com

39

Steve Hanft 2001

3,366

Full-service, on-the-go catering, online ordering, wedding cakes, floral décor

384-1702/312-9087 kellysodelicatering.com

8

Dianne and Ron Blakesley/1985

1,619

Full-service caterer, special events

Cafe Akroteri 1219 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

676-5554/676-1143 N/A

22

John Kotsogeanis 1989

425

Full-service meals and setup, Greek dishes, lunches to weddings

Hilltop Restaurant 5645 Guide Meridian, Bellingham

920-1372/398-2933 hilltopcooking.com

37

Tom Kilpatrick 1959

410

All occasion catering for social and business affairs

Northwood Hall 3240 Northwest Ave., Bellingham

671-8311/671-6924 northwoodhall.com

10

Steve, Shannon Rohrbacher DNR

260

Catering, personal chef services, meeting hall, banquet facility

Old World Deli 1228 N. State St., Bellingham

738-2090/DNR oldworlddeli1.com

12

Anna and Christos Adams/2007

200

Box lunches, large selection of party platters, full-service private parties, delivery

Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant 501 W. Holly St., Bellingham

671-3099/671-4289 bellinghamjalapenos.com

40

Jesse Cantu 1999

125

Mexican food catering

920-1372/398-2933 windowsonthebay.com

18

Tom Kilpatrick 2008

125

All occasion catering for social and business affairs

Giuseppe's 21 Bellwether Way, Suite 112, Bellingham

714-8412/DNR giuseppesitalian.com

25

Giuseppe Mauro 2002

50

Full-service caterer, events planning, banquet facilities

India Grill 1215 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

714-0314/714-0313 indiagrill.us

4

Santok Tumber 1996

10

Full-service caterer, Indian cuisine

715-2195/DNR mountbakery.com

20

Vince Lalonde DNR

11

Full café, dessert catering and special events

Fool's Onion Restaurant and Catering 5305 Northwest Drive, Bellingham

815-7380/647-2800 foolsonion.com

15

Kristine Kager and Lance Bailey 2002

DNR

Full-service caterer, fresh, local, seasonal Northwest cuisine

Milano's 9990 Mount Baker Highway, Glacier

599-2863/DNR milanorestaurant.us

10

Tom, Jeannie DeBari 1990

DNR

Italian catering services, homemade pastas and bread

Double Barrel BBQ 6819 State Route 9, Sedro-Woolley

770-7427/DNR www.doublebarrelbbq.com

2

Jim Lee DNR

DNR

Southern Style Pit BBQ Catering

714-1886/714-1772 www.portofsubs.com

DNR

Gurpreet Dhillon DNR

DNR

Catering, personal chef services, restaurants, clubs

Company, address Haggen Market Street Catering 210 36th St., Bellingham Kelly's O'Deli 5506 Nielsen Ave. Unit C, Ferndale

Windows on the Bay 2625 S Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham

Mount Bakery 308 C W. Champion St., Bellingham

Port of Subs-Lakeway 1068 Lakeway Dr., Bellingham

Services/Specialties

Enjoying our 10th year in this community. Thank you to all of our loyal customers. Quality Matters! “We’ve been recognized by Costco’s staff, members, and its headquarters for providing consistent high quality food, and continually staying focused on healthy food for the past nine years. We are very proud to be one of only two businesses nationwide chosen to be featured in the nationally distributed “My Costco Magazine” in Fall 2012/Winter 2013. Quality matters! Please visit Asian1.us, Costco.com (click “SERVICES” then “MyCostco”, page 38) or pick up a magazine at any Costco Warehouse for more details.” -Owner, Rick Phan

HEALTHY ASIAN CUISINE Sushi • Chinese • Thai • Full Bar

4285 Meridian St. #101 Bellingham (360) 752-2422 www.asian1.us


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|  14

|  Credit Unions  | Ranked by value of assets Phone/Fax Web

Local Assets

Number of Local Branches

Owner/ Top Executive

Number of Employees

Number of Members

Whatcom Educational Credit Union 600 E. Holly St.

676-1168/733-5443 wecu.com

$855 million

11

Wayne Langei

294

68,854

GaPac Community Federal Credit Union 2501 James St.

734-5790/734-9249 gapaccfcu.org

$53 million

1

Katie Zowada

15

4,300

Pacific Northwest Credit Union 3250 Northwest Ave.

647-0560/647-0713 pacificnwcu.com

$19.8 million

1

Karin E. Pelan

8

2,200

North Coast Credit Union 1100 Dupont St.

671-8235/733-3982 northcoastcu.com

$16.8 million

2

Terry Belcoe

39

9,583

Industrial Credit Union P.O. Box 1767, Bellingham 98227

734-2043/671-0975 industrialcu.org

$15.3 million

7

Terri Salstrom

80

22,000

Rank

Company, address

1 2 4 3 5

Discover a credit union...with a personal touch • Lending the way you want it • Every-day services that are all about you • Your partners in the community “We have a BIG change in store for summer 2013—don’t miss it!” 2501 James St., Bellingham, WA 98225-3597 www.gapaccfcu.org

Serving generations since 1952

|  Electrical Contractors  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Manager

Year Established Locally

734-0730/734-0194 millselectric.com

125

John Huntley

1911

Electrical contractors for commercial and industrial

671-0113/671-0221 expresselectrical.com

36

Dan Altman, Roger Anderson

1992

Residential, commercial, industrial and home theater systems

Dale's Electric 8645 Berthusen Road, Lynden

354-2130/354-2255 daleselectric.com

12

Dale Vander Giessen

1963

Industrial, commercial and residential

Elite Electrical Contractors 2122 Queen St., Bellingham

647-8050/647-0050 eliteelectrical.net

12

Don Cummins

1996

Electrical, telecommunications and marine wiring

Lightning Electric 1262 E. Smith Road, Bellingham

354-4811/(866) 432-8804 lightningelectricllc.com

11

Rob VanDiest

2001

Commercial, residential and agricultural

Bode's Electric & Plumbing 7666 Woodland Road, Ferndale

384-4087/384-0524 bodes.biz

9

Terry Bode

1961

Plumbing, electrical and septic work

Sail Electric 911 Slater Road, Bellingham

383-0911/383-9911 sailelectricinc.com

8

Reid and Shawn Barton

1994

Traffic signals and street lighting

Company, address

Mills Electric Co. 4430 Pacific Highway, Bellingham Express Electric 1354 Pacific Place, Suite 101, Ferndale

Services/Specialties


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|  Electrical Contractors  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Manager

Year Established Locally

Services/Specialties

734-7710/714-9577 N/A

5

Dave and Sharon Wendling

1948

Residential, commercial, industrial, remodels and solar

734-6530/734-6575 macandmacelectric.com

5

Eddie Goodsir

1948

Industrial motors, electric car conversions, solar and wind generators

Excel Electric 8727 Weidkamp Road, Lynden

354-6873/354-2232 N/A

4

Greg Van Dyken

1993

Residential, commercial and remodels

F & V Able Electric 2422 Jess Road, Custer

366-4777/366-9133 N/A

3

John Ficken

1987

Residential, commercial and industrial

Local Electric 510 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham

734-3465/734-3221 localelectric1.com

3

Aaron Williams

2001

Electrical contracting

Solutions Electrical Contracting, Inc. 8010 W Orchard, Bellingham

738-7833/527-9622 solutionselectrical contracting.com

2

Susie Betts

2007

General electrical contractor

733-9007/738-1190 dundaselectricinc.com

DNR

Rob Kruzich, Mark Bolinski

2006

Commercial, residential and industrial

Company, address

AA Anderson Co. 1409 N. Forest St., Bellingham Mac & Mac Electric 1410 Iowa St., Bellingham

Dundas Electric & Mechanical 1125 14th St., Bellingham

Overhead you can’t afford to cut

• Residential • Commercial • Industrial

Quality Intergrity, Stabilty: Since 1967 • Specializing in all types of commercial and residential roofing • Commercial repair and maintenance programs • Roof evaluations • Sustainable roof options • Sheet metal • Waterproofing • Design build Our goal is a COMPLETELY satisfied customer, therefore we stand behind our work 100%.

420 Pease Rd, Burlington • 800-735-7183 ESARYRS175KE www.esary.com • Facebook/Twitter • info@esary.com


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|  Engineering Firms  |

|  16

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Anvil Corp. 1675 W. Bakerview Road., Bellingham

671-1450/671-1697 anvilcorp.com

350

Jim Wakefield

1971

Engineering consulting for oil refineries and heavy industry

Fiberglass Structural Engineering 316 E. Mcleod Road, Bellingham

734-7040/733-7905 fse.com

30

Chris Renoud

1970

Engineering consulting for composite materials

Geotest Services 741 Marine Drive, Bellingham

733-7318/733-7418 geotest-inc.com

30

Julie Richardson

1993

Geotechnical, environmental services, construction, inspection, testing, lab services

733-6100/647-9061 wilsonengineering.com

23

Margaret Curtis, Andrew Law

1967

Waste water treatment, roads, parkways, parks, trails, stormwater management, surveying and site planning and structural engineering

GeoEngineers 600 Dupont St., Bellingham

647-1510/647-5044 geoengineers.com

13

J. Robert Gordon

1993

Geotechnical engineering, ecological site assessment and remediation, permitting and planning

Bayside Engineering Group 6982 Hannegan Road, Bellingham

354-7980/354-8246 baysideeng.com

10

Guy Maakad

1997

Engineering, procurement, construction management, and total project management

HDR Inc. 1111 N. Forest St., Bellingham

671-1150/671-1152 hdrinc.com

10

Gabriel Copp

2003

Environmental consulting and engineering specializing in hydropower and renewable energy

733-8888/DNR jonesengineers.us

7

Darcy Jones

1964

Land development, civil engineering, land surveys, structural engineering, hydrology services

671-2020/671-0322 2020engineering.com

6

Mark Buehrer

1995

Sustainable and LID site designs, civil engineering, water treatment design

733-5760/647-8939 jepsonengineering.com

6

Ronald Jepson

1968

Engineering consulting, land surveying, project management and development

Associated Project Consultants 1401 Astor St., Bellingham

671-1146/671-1169 apcengineers.com

5

Douglas N. Campbell

1978

Land-use feasibility, street and utility infrastructure, municipal projects, water and sewer system design, environmental permitting

Freeland & Associates 220 W. Champion St., Suite 290, Bellingham

650-1408/650-1401 freelandengineering.com

5

Tony Freeland

2002

Civil engineering, landscape architectue

Bennett Engineering 2000 Franklin St., Suite 101, Bellingham

671-2600/671-0122 N/A

1

Tom Bennett

2003

Civil engineering and environmental monitoring

Marlin Engineering Inc. PO Box 29768, Bellingham

305-0139/671-7543 marlinengineer.com

1

Martin Spencer

DNR

Civil, environmental, mechanical and consulting, manufacturing-manufacturers representatives

CH2M HILL 21 Bellwether Way Unit 111, Bellingham

676-1500/734-7022 ch2mhill.com

DNR

David Boyer

1975

Engineering, procurement and construction management

Company, address

Wilson Engineering 805 Dupont St., Suite. 7, Bellingham

Jones Engineers 4164 Meridian St., Suite 200, Bellingham 2020 Engineering 814 Dupont St., Bellingham Ronald T. Jepson & Associates 222 Grand Ave., Suite c, Bellingham

Data-Link West Inc |

Services/Specialties

Complete Computer System Services

10 OFF C O M P U T E R S E RV I C E $

360-734-8911 • 360-306-8175

www.datalinkwest.com


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|  Financial Advisors  | Ranked by number of advisors Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Advisors/ Employees

Owner/Manager Top Local Executive

Year Established Locally

Merrill Lynch 2950 Newmarket St., Suite 104, Bellingham

676-7800/676-7610 ml.com

15 19

Hilary Baumstarck

DNR

Banking and investment planning

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 105, Bellingham

734-8500/788-7070 branches.smithbarney. com/bellingham

12 6

Mike Bartlett

1972

Wealth management

Waddell & Reed 4164 Meridian St., Suite 104, Bellingham

734-4728/671-0518 waddell.com

5 11

Timothy Goering

1987

Mutual funds, life insurance, retirement funds

Ludeman Capital Management 2115 Barkley Blvd., Suite 101, Bellingham

738-9600/738-1144 ludemancapital.com

6 2

Ben Scellick

1995

Retirement planning, investment services

Moss Adams 2200 Rimland Drive, Suite 300, Bellingham

676-1920/671-5411 mossadams.com

5 60

Mark Thoma

1976

Taxes, audits and consulting

UBS Financial Services 104 Unity St., Bellingham

715-8939/715-9096 ubs.com

5 2

Chris Hemingson

1996

Financial planning, brokerage services

Saturna Capital 1300 N. State St., Bellingham

734-9900/734-0755 saturna.com

4 52

Jane Carten

1989

Mutual funds, retierment plans, investment counseling, trust services, brokerage.

N/A/N/A edwardjones.com

4

John Meno

N/A

Retirement, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life and long-term care insurance, CDs.

Archer Halliday 1621 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

756-1010/756-1011 archergroup.com

2 12

Dennis Archer & Bernadette Halliday

1998

Estate planning, taxes, pension funds

RBC Wealth Management 3101 Newmarket St., Suite 101, Bellingham

671-5900/738-0528 rbc.com

DNR

Scott Hume

DNR

Retirement investments, wealth management

Company, address

Edward Jones Bellingham, Ferndale and Lynden

Services/Specialties

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|  General Contractors  |

|  18

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Matrix Service Inc. 3810 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham

685-2000/671-2973 matrixservice.com

391

Jim Ryan

1984

Industrial construction

Diamond B Constructors, Inc. 3436 Airport Drive, Bellingham

734-3600/733-2849 dbnw.com

250

Paul Johansen

1909

Mechanical, plumbing, oil-refinery work. Providence Everett Medical Center, WWU Miller Hall

Haskell Corp. 1001 Meador Ave., Bellingham

734-1200/734-5538 haskellcorp.com

200

Fred Haskell

1890

Industrial/heavy commercial construction

IMCO General Construction 2116 Buchanan Loop, Ferndale

671-3936/671-8808 imco-inc.com

150

Frank Imhof

1970

Wastewater treatment plants, utilities/ Truck crossing improvements.

Dawson Construction Inc. 405 32nd St., Suite 110, Bellingham

756-1000/756-1001 dawson.com

125

Peter C. Dawson

1967

Full-service general contractor/ KeyBank rebuild, Walton Place One, 1835 Barkley Blvd.

Andgar Corporation 6920 Salashan Parkway, A-102, Ferndale

366-9900/366-5800 andgar.com

115

Todd Kunzman

1935

Heating, ventilating and air conditioning, plumbing, metal fabrication

354-7602/354-8160 moncrieffconstruction.com

100

Sam Moncrieff, III

1990

Concrete construction, flatwork/ Peace Arch Border Crossing expansion, Fountain Bistro flooring

Exxel Pacific 323 Telegraph Road, Bellingham

734-2872/671-7616 exxelpacific.com

90

1989

Mixed-use, hotels, elderly housing, churches, schools, 523 Broadway St., Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood

Boss Construction 4945 Guide Meridian, Bellingham

398-2300/398-2302 bossconstruction.biz

75

Tim Hart

1992

Heavy civil construction

Razz Construction 4055 Hammer Drive, Bellingham

752-0011/752-0099 razzconstruction.com

70

Don Rasmussen

2005

General Contractor/ Heavy civil construction, Monte Cristo Bridge, Brightwater substation

Strider Construction 4721 Northwest Drive, Bellingham

384-8097/380-3456 N/A

65

Jim Gebhardt

1988

Heavy civil underground, environmental

Tiger Construction 6280 Everson Goshen Road, Everson

966-7252/966-2506 tigerconstruction.us

50

Ken Isenhart

1974

Heavy construction, site work, road work, utilities, subdivisions, grading

Faber Brothers Construction 131 E. Grover St., Lynden

354-3500/354-0335 faberconstruction.com

50

Rick Faber

1987

Colacurcio Brothers Construction 3287 H St., Blaine

332-4044/332-5079 colacurciobrothers.com

46

Dan Colacurcio

1984

Commercial construction, retail & multi-family residential, pre-engineered steel buildings/ Fraser Street Trail & Boardwalk, Coupeville Library, Star Rentals Ferndale Commercial building and commercial dirt work/ Shuksan Middle School, Sunnycrest Elementary

Ram Construction General Contractors 4290 Pacific Highway, Bellingham

715-8643/715-0203 ramconstruction-wa.com

40

Mike Hammes

1992

Heavy-civil contractor, underground utilities, commercial/ Sunset Drive improvements, Boblett Street improvements

318-8982/318-8983 hbhansenconstruction.com

25

Bernie and Kristen Hansen

1991

General Contractor/ New & Remodel residental construction. Light commercial side work

733-2160/733-6102 pearsonconst.com

25

1927

676-1904/734-8525 credoconstruction.com

21

Clarence Kobes & Todd Lapinsky

2004

General contractor and home builder/ Community Food Co-op in Cordata, Bellingham Food Bank, Camp Firwood dining hall Commercial office buildings, industrial warehouses, steel buildings/ Cargill Building, Jimmy Johns Sandwiches

398-2800/398-2830 N/A

20

Roger Roosendahl, and Gary Hancoop

1979

Company, address

Moncrieff Construction 8510 Guide Meridian, Lynden

HBHansen Construction Inc. 8759 Guide Meridian, Lynden 4 mail: PO Box 266,Lynden

Pearson Construction Corp. 2034 Franklin St., Bellingham Credo Construction 4174 Pacific Highway, Bellingham Roosendaal-Honcoop Construction Inc. 5977 Guide Meridian, Bellingham

Kevin DeVries, Bruce Eskeberg, Geoff Stodola

Larry Pederson, Phil Hageman, Bob Griffiths

Services/Notable Projects

Commercial and residential

RESIDENTIAL & INDUSTRIAL BUILDING-SUPPLY & RENTAL CENTER New & Used Office Furniture

Over 120,000 Items At Your LOCAL Hardware Store.

Family Owned And Operated Since 1962 New Arrivals Weekly!!

360-734-6140 . 2034 James St . Bellingham, Wa .

• Huge Power Tool Selection • Huge Hand Tool Selection • Work Wear & Safety Supplies • Huge Fastener Selection • Hardware & Building Supplies • All Kinds Of Paint & Finishes • Plumbing & Electrical Supplies • HVAC & Wood/Gas Stove Pipe • Lawn & Garden • Rope, Cable & Rigging • Office Furniture - New & Used • Rental Department • Closeout Center • Delivery Available

We Rent What We Sell And Sell What we Rent

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|  Insurance Agencies  | Ranked by value of 2012 premiums Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Phone/Fax Web

2012 Premium Value/ Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Brown & Brown of WA Inc., dba Snapper,Schuler, Kenner and Balcos Insurance. Bellingham/PO Box 551 Lynden

354-4488/354-1946 sskinsurance.com

$300 Million 43

Paul Kenner

Rice Insurance 1400 Broadway St., Bellingham

734-1161/734-1173 riceinsurance.com

$28.5 million 41

Bob Wallin Insurance 1844 Iron St., Bellingham

734-5204/734-5207 bobwallin.com

Magas Insurance Agency 2615 Meridian St., Bellingham Erik Dyrland Insurance (Farmers) 2105 Park St., Bellingham

Company, address

Year Established Locally

Services/Specialties

1925

Commercial, personal, home, auto, boat, medical, life and long-term care

Greg Gudbranson

1946

Insurance sales and service

$7.1 million 7

Von Smith

1976

Personal and commercial insurance

734-0416/734-4051 magasinsurance.com

$4.7 million 4

William Magas

1979

All lines of insurance

734-5072/733-3023 dyrlandinsurance.com

$4.5 million 6

Erik Dyrland

1987

All lines of insurance, personal, and small business financial services

Rollo Van Slyke Insurance (Farmers) 518 E. Magnolia St., Bellingham

676-7418/733-7238 farmersagent.com rvanslyke.com

$3.6 million 5

Rollo Van Slyke

1987

All lines of insurance

AAA Insurance 4280 Meridian St., #106, Bellingham Oltman Insurance Agency 2417 Meridian St., Suite 102, Bellingham

733-2740/ 647-0694 aaa.com

$3.1 million 13

Kent Ackerman

1960

Travel, home, life and car insurance

734-3960/671-4590 oltmaninsurance.com

$3.1 million 10

Ann Medina

1932

Insurance sales and service

Jim Harber Insurance (Farmers) 3219 Meridian St., Bellingham

676-9343/738-8408 jimharber.com

$3.1 million 8

Jim Harber

1976

Financial and insurance services

Duane Sammons Insurance Agency 1414 Broadway St., Bellingham

647-0090 / 738-0193 duanesammons.com

$3.1 million 6

Liz Carson

1965

All lines of insurance

Country Financial 123 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham

527-0205/527-0209 countryfinancial.com

$3.1 million 5

Chris Cichanski

1925

Auto, home, life, disability, commercial and financial services

Insurance Now 1414 Broadway Ste A, Bellingham

676-4749 / 715-0390 insurancenow.com

$3.1 million 3

Bart Sproule

1985

High risk auto insurance

676-1822/671-2875 statestreetinsurance.com

$3.1 million DNR

Scott Richardson

1978

Multi-line insurance

Whitfields Insurance Agency 108 Ohio St., Bellingham

676-1006/733-2140 whitfields.com

$3.1 million 3

Jeff Olsen

2000

All lines except health and life insurance

The Unity Group 110 Unity St., Bellingham

647-9000/734-8496 theunitygroup.com

DNR 49

Rob Dale

1929

Commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance

Employee Benefits Planning 2400 Meridian St., Bellingham

733-9354/424-5351 www.ebpllc.com

DNR 10

Rod Bring

DNR

Medical, dental, vision, life, disaster, property & casulty

Blaine Isnurance 838 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine

332-7300/332-7293 blaineinsurance.com

DNR 4

Rod Bring

1969

All lines of insurance

Aflac 589 E. Badger Road, Lynden

354-7733/354-5374 www.aflac.com

DNR 2

Larry & Candie Vanderpol

2000

Financial and insurance services

Nancy Leavitt Agency (American Family Insurance)

733-3626/527-1104 nancyleavittagency.com

DNR 2

Nancy Leavitt

2008

Auto, home, life and business insurance

Brunhaver & Brunhaver Insurance

733-7790/NA brunhaverinsurance.com

DNR 2

Kurt Brunhaver

1911

All lines

752-3253/733-1246 mutualofomaha.com

DNR 1

Bill Tetreault

2003

Life and disability insurance

State Street Insurance (Allstate) 1901 N. State St., Suite A, Bellingham

424 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 110, Bellingham 1738 Iowa St.,, Bellingham

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company 1200 Old Fairhaven Pkwy., Suite 302, Bellingham


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Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Phone Web

Number of Employees

Owner/Manager

Year Established Locally

360-788-2900/ 360-676-1102 fredmeyer.com

650

Bill Pelan

1973

Retail, Shopping Center

360-671-6947 costco.com

470

Andrea Lowden

DNR

Grocery stores, retail

360-676-9450 themarketsllc.com

463

Kevin Weatherill

2008

21 Grocery locations throughout the Northwest and Eastern Washington

Haggen Inc. P.O. Box 9704, Bellingham

360-733-8720 haggen.com

460

Clarence Gabriel

DNR

Florist, grocery stores, pharmacies

Wal-Mart 4420 Meridian St., Bellingham

360-647-1400 walmart.com

300

Kevin Breen

DNR

Retail, shopping center

Target 30 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham

360-734-0220 target.com

250

Tracy Long

DNR

Retail shopping center

Safeway (Lynden) 8071 Guide Meridian Road, Suite 101

360-318-0688 safeway.com

145

Derry Blankers

DNR

Grocery, pharmacies, etc.

360-715-0090 homedepot.com

114

Deanne Clawson

DNR

Home improvement retailer

360-738-3260 thewoodscoffee.com

DNR

Wes Herman

DNR

coffee, gifts, bakery/deli

360-734-7412 jcpenny.com

DNR

Annemarie Vinson

DNR

Retail Department Store

Company, address Fred Meyer 800 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 1225 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham Costco Wholesale Inc. 4299 Guide Meridian St., Bellingham The Markets, LLC 1323 Commercial St., Bellingham

Home Depot 420 Telegraph Road, Bellingham Woods Coffee 191 18th St., Lynden J.C. Penny 10 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham

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|  Law Offices  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 8 9 10 11 12

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees/Year Estd. Locally

Belcher Swanson Law Firm, PLLC 900 Dupont St., Bellingham

734-6390/671-0753 belcherswanson.com

21 1994

Chet Lackey

Barron Smith Daugert PLLC 300 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

733-0212/738-2341 barronsmithlaw.com

19 1972

Kirsten Barron

Estate planning, business and employment law, commercial litigation, and real estate

Zender Thurston PS 1700 D St., Bellingham

647-1500/647-1501 zenderthurston.com

19 1914

Laughlan Clark

Land use and development real estate, entities/transactions, creditor representation, business litigation/arbitration

714-0900/437-0623 washingtoninjury.com

16 2006

Dean Brett,John Murphy

671-1796/671-3781 chmelik.com

16 1984

Frank Chmelik, Jonathan Sitkin, Richard Davis

671-8112/671-1971 robinsonandkole.com

16 1979

David Robinson, Dennis Kole

Workers' comp, Social Security disability, personal injury

Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP 400 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

671-6565/647-8148 adelstein.com

13 1974

Steve Adelstein, Phil Sharpe, Phil Serka, Jeff Fairchild, Mitchell Saber, Ivan Stoner

Corporate business, personal injury/property damage, environmental/land use, employment law, wills and probate

Tario & Associates 119 N. Commercial St., Suite 1000, Bellingham

671-8500/733-7092 tariolaw.com

17 1980

Michael Tario

Personal injury, family law, criminal defense, general civil litigation

Buri Funston Mumford, PLLC 1601 F Street, Bellingham

752-1500/752-1502 burifunston.com

11 2004

Philip Buri, Karen Funston, Tom Mumford

Employment, Business Law, Nonprofit, Personal Injury, Appeals, Litigation, Homeowner/ Condominium Association, Land Use

Shepherd Abbott Alexander 1616 Cornwall Ave., Ste 100, Bellingham

733-3773/647-9060 saalawoffice.com

10 1981

Douglas Shepherd, Joe Abbott, Edward Alexander

Personal injury, contract and commercial and property disputes, wills, wrongful death

Brownlie Evans Wolf & Lee 230 E. Champion St., Bellingham

676-0306/676-8058 browlieevans.com

6 2000

Simon Brownlie, Murphy Evans, Heather Wolf, Mark Lee

Company, address

Brett & Murphy 1310 10th St., Suite 104, Bellingham Chmelik Sitkin & Davis 1500 Railroad Ave., Bellingham Robinson & Kole PS 911 Dupont St., Bellingham

Attorneys

Services/Specialties Private law firm

Personal injury and wrongful death Municipal governments, business & corporate law, construction law, litigation, real estate and land use, employment and labor law

Real estate, business, employment law and litigation

U.S. Immigration law specialists 671-5945/ 676-5459 4 Greg Boos cascadiaimmigration1979 law.com Cascadia Cross-Border Law 1305 11th St., Ste: 301, Bellingham

James R. Doran • Attorney at Law Serving Bellingham, Whatcom Country and surrounding areas.

Areas of Expertise • Essential Estate Planning: Wills, Wills with Trusts, Revocable Living Trusts, Family Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Community Property Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Directive to Physicians, Pre-Nuptial Agreements. Avoid Costly Legal Complications & Prevent Family Acrimony!

(360) 393-9506 jim@doranlegal.com doranlegal.com

• Probate Process and the Distribution of Estates. • Foreclosure Defense for Homeowners: Reduce the principal, lower the interest rate, extend the term and get a practical payoff schedule. Save your home and fight back! • Personal Injury-Insurance Claims: Auto Accidents, Premises Liability, Personal Injury insurance claims. Compensation for injuries, lost wages and expenses.

100 E. Pine St., Ste. 205 • Real Estate: Real Estate Transactions & Closings, Easements, Deeds of Trust, Bellingham Promissory Notes, Mortgages, Contracts, Adverse Possession & Quiet Title. “At the Bottom of Cornwall” WSBA #: 15107 – Admitted 1985


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|  Manufacturers  | Ranked by number of local employees

Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Top Local Executive

Year Established Locally

BP Cherry Point Refinery 4519 Grandview Road, Blaine

371-1500/371-1450 bp.com

860

Jeff Pitzer

1971

Oil refinery

Alcoa Intalco Works 4050 Mountain View Road, Ferndale

384-7061/384-6185 alcoa.com

558

Mike Rousseau, plant manager

1966

Aluminum smelter

Cascade Dafo Inc. 1360 Sunset Ave., Ferndale

384-1858/384-1927 cascadedafo.com

275

Don Buethorn

1980

Dynamic ankle, foot orthoses durable medical equipment

Trans-Ocean Products Inc. 350 W. Orchard Drive, Bellingham

671-6886/671-0354 trans-ocean.com

195

Yasuaki Kawakita

1985

Seafood processing

Samson Rope 2090 Thornton St., Ferndale

384-4669/384-0572 samsonrope.com

150

Steve Swiackey

1878

Rope, cordage and twine mills

Nature's Path Foods 2220 Natures Pathway, Blaine

603-7200/603-7201 naturespath.com

150

Ratana Stevens, Arron Stevens

1999

Organic foods and cereals

Mt. Baker Products 2929 Roeder Ave., Bellingham

733-3960/733-0803 mtbakerproducts.com

140

Rod Remington

1993

Softwood veneer and plywood

North American ATK Corp. dba/Yamato Engine Specialists 2020 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham

733-1916/733-5299 yamatoengines.com

125

Asiff Dhanani

1990

Gasoline engines, transmissions, and engine parts

South Everson Lumber Co. Inc. (Selco) 1615 Mission Road, Everson

966-2188/966-5024 terminalforestproducts.com

120

Asa Johal

1972

Custom sawmill

Andgar Corporation 6920 Salashan Parkway, A-102, Ferndale

366-9900/366-5800 andgar.com

115

Todd Kunzman

1935

Commercial industrial contracting, food and industrial processing equipment

Ershigs, Inc. 742 Marine Drive, Bellingham

733-2620/733-2628 ershigs.com

110

Steve Hettick

DNR

Fiberglass reinforced plastics

Grizzly Industrial 1821 Valencia St., Bellingham

647-0801/ 800-225-0021 grizzly.com

100

Shiraz Balolia

1983

Woodwork and metalwork machinery

Ryzex Group 4600 Ryzex Way, Bellingham

715-2000/676-1842 ryzex.com

83

Dave Howard

1989

Technology solutions provider

Specified Fittings, Inc. 164 W. Smith Road, Bellingham

398-7700/398-7051 specfit.com

DNR

Greg Gundel

1997

Metal valves and pipe fittings

738-2005/N/A heath.com

DNR

Richard Ballantyne

1989

Airplane interiors

384-1011/384-8344 conocophillips.com

DNR

Marjorie Hatter

1954

Oil refinery

Company, address

Heath Tecna 3225 Woburn St., Bellingham ConocoPhillips 3901 Unick Road, Ferndale

Services/Specialties


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|  Medical Suppliers  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Company, address Cascade DAFO, Inc. 1360 Sunset Ave., Ferndale Hoagland Pharmacy 2330 Yew St., Bellingham Custom Prescription Shoppe 1313 E. Maple, #101, Bellingham Bellevue Healthcare of Whatcom County 1025 N. State St., Bellingham Lincare Inc. 809 W. Orchard Drive, #7, Bellingham Magnaflux/Sonotech 774 Marine Drive., Bellingham HealthMart Supply P.O. Box 1067, Ferndale Cornerstone Prosthetics & Orthotics 800 E. Chestnut St, #3C, Bellingham Stanford Dosimetry 1204 Raymond St., Bellingham

CPAP Blowouts

PO Box 2067, Bellingham

Apria Health Care 709 W. Orchard Drive, #7, Bellingham

Phone/Fax Web

Number of employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Services/Specialties

384-1858 / 384-1927 dafo.com

275

Don & Candace Buethorn

1982

Domestic and international manufacturer of pediatric custom and prefabricated braces for the foot & ankle

734-5413/734-1454 hoaglandpharmacy.com

50

Mike Hoagland

1981

Compounding, durable medical equipment, supplies

685-4242/685-4243 crxshoppe.com

30

Kevin Faris

2003

Retail, long-term care, compounding & free delivery

527-0475/527-0477 bellevuehealthcare.com

8

Zeb Donlan

2008

Home medical equipment

671-3813/671-6685 lincare.com

7

Erin York

DNR

Respiratory care, oxygen services, CPAP supplies

671-9121/671-9024 magnaflux.com & sonotech.com

6

Julia Jacobson

1987

Manufacture and sell ultrasound gel

DNR / 384-4254 health-mart.com

5

Diane Gascon

1992

Manufacturer of syringes and scientific glass supplies

734-0298/734-9679 cornerstonepo.com

4

Tom Broselle

DNR

Prosthetics and orthotics

733-7367/933-1794 stanforddosimetry.com

3

Neill Stanford

1988

X-ray badges

224-3131 / 425-460-8488 cpapblowouts.com

1

Rob Meredith

2008

Durable medical equipment (pme) purchase and sales. CPAP, BIPAP Machiines, oxygen concentrators, etc.

738-8300/647-7045 apria.com

DNR

Mel Lamphiear

DNR

Medical supplies, oxygen, CPAP supplies

|  NONPROFIT Organizations  | Listed alphabetically Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Phone/Fax Web

Director/Manager

Year Established Locally

671-3316/715-9940 www.alzsociety.org

Kathy Sitker

1984

To reach people and families affected by Alxheimer's and other dementing illnesses with support, knowledge and resources

733-3290/DNR www.mtbredcross.org

Maureen Enegren

1917

Humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies

738-2803/647-3695 assistanceleaguebellingham.5 0webs.org

Sahron Enegren

1982

It is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to community enrichment through community service

Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center 2600 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

676-0950/DNR bellinghamchildcare.com

Karen Ekdahl

1968

In partnership with the community, BCLC provides the highest standard and most affordable childcare

Bellingham Food Bank 1824 Ellis St., Bellingham

676-0392/DNR bellinghamfoodbank.org

1972

Bellingham Food Bank, Whatcom County’s largest emergency food provider, provides free groceries to Bellinhgam's hungry families and distributes food to small, rural food banks throughout the county

Bellingham Goodwill 1115 E. Sunset Dr., Bellingham

752-2080/752-2178 www.seattlegoodwill.org

1997

To help low-income and disadvantaged people in our community prepare for and secure jobs so they may achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their families We have a BIG dream of transforming our communities, our state, and eventually our nation through a mentoring movement that brings a caring, supportive adult mentor into the life of every child who needs and wants one To raise hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties

Company, address Alzheimer Society 1308 Meador Ave. #C-1, Bellingham American Red Cross 2111 King Street, Bellingham Assistance League of Bellingham 1322 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW WA 4204 Meridian St., Suite 101, Bellingham Blue Skies for Children 2505 Cedarwood Ave, Suite 2, Bellingham Boys & Girls Clubs Whatcom County 1715 Kentucky St., Bellingham

Mike Cohen Michelle Tomasch

Colleen Haggerty 671-6400/671-3832 www.bbbs-nw.org

1987

756-6710/DNR www.blueskiesforchildren.org

Julie Guay

1997

738-3808/733-8078 www.whatcomclubs.org

Linda Tyler

1946

Focus/Mission

"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”


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|  NONPROFIT Organizations  | Listed alphabetically Rank

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Company, address Brigid Collins Family Support Center 1231 N. Garden St., Suite 200, Bellingham Brigadoon Service Dogs 4759 Mission Road, Bellingham Communities in Schools of Whatcom County 1323 Lincoln Street, Suite 203 Bellingham Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services 1407 Commercial St., Bellingham

Phone/Fax Web

Director/Manager

Year Established Locally

734-4616/734-1763 www.brigidcollins.org

Byron Manering, Executive Director

1990

733-5388/DNR www.brigadoondogs.org

Denise CoStanten

2004

778-3759 / 738-2750 www.ciswhatcom.org

Dennis D'Amelio

2008

Focus/Mission Brigid Collins' mission is to break the cycle of child abuse in Whatcom County With the help of the Youth of the community, we train dogs to provide assistance to veterans, adults and children with physical and developmental disabilities Communities In Schools is a non-profit that helps kids graduate high school. We do this primarily by brokering existing resources into schools The mission of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS) is to support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power

671-5714/647-6015 www.dvsas.org

Karen Burke

1979

Interfaith Community Health Center 220 Unity St., Bellingham

676-6177/671-3574 www.interfaithchc.org

DNR

1984

Junior Achievement 119 N. Commercial, #110, Bellingham

715-1132 / 676-3308 www.jawashington.org

Gretchen Pflueger

-

685-4201 / www.bellinghamkiwanis.com

Jim Carney

-

671-1562/733-7158 www.thelighthousemission.org

Ron Buchinski

1923

We are dedicated to helping those who have not been able to help themselves. Our emphasis is on helping people come to know the difference that God can make in their lives

671-7663/DNR www.lydiaplace.org

1989 Emily O'Conner

Lydia Place provides a multifaceted program that supports women and their children in transition from homelessness to independence

1969

Primary and reproductive health care; health and sexuality advocacy

1965

To act as a catalyst for positive change, both in the community and in the lives of the people we serve

Kiwanis Club PO Box 902, Bellingham Lighthouse Mission 910 West Holly St., Bellingham Lydia Place P.O. Box 28487, Bellingham Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood 1509 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham

734-9007 / 714-1128 www.plannedparenthood.org

Linda McCarthy

We believe in the benefits of prevention, early detection and treatment, health education, and the value of helping our patients make informed health care decisions Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization providing a series of business, economics and life skills programs to enhance the education of young prople Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization whose main focus is serving children ages prenatal to l8 years

734-5121/DNR www.oppco.org

Dave Finet

671-8848/671-0479 www.psbc.org

Jason Hess, Supervisor

1996

Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood and tissue services in partnership with our community

North Cascades Institute 8810 SR 20, Sedro Woolley

206-526-2565 www.ncascades.org/rentals

Saul Weisberg

1986

At Diablo Lake in the North Cascades National Park, the NCI Learning Center is a one-of-kind sustainable venue for your next conference, retreat, wedding, reunion or special event

St. Luke's Foundation 800 E. Chestnut, Bellingham

671-3349 / 715-6496 www.stlukesfoundation.org

Sue Sharpe

1983

We provide grants for educational programs and capital projects to health-related non profit organizations in Whatcom County

United Way 1511 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

733-8670/733-8674 www.unitedwaywhatcom.org Find us on Facebook

Peter Theisen

1956

To increase the organized capacity of people in Whatcom County to care for one another

Visiting Nurse Home Care 600 Birchwood Ave., Suite 100, Bellingham

734-9662 / 752-1092 vnhomecare.org

Mary Baldwin

1984

Provider of health care and home care services

788-6594 / DNR www.whatcomalliance.org

Larry Thompson

-

676-2220/DNR whatcomcounseling.org

Dean Wight

1959

Serves those with severe and persistent mental illness with emphasis on under-served populations

733-8630 / DNR whatcomymca.org

Dave Harding

1890

Building the foundations of community through programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility

733-4030/DNR wccoa.org

Joy Keenan

1964

Provides nutritional, social, educational, and recreational programs that promote wellness of mind for community members as they age

312-1103/647-7952 whatcomday.org

Susan Donnelly

1988

Pre-school through middle school programs

671.6463/DNR whatcomcf.org

Mauri Ingram

1996

Community foundations (CFs) provide convenient bridges between donors and charities. They act as catalysts for community improvement by working with a wide variety of partners

734-3055 / DNR www.whatcomvolunteer.org

Sue Ellen Hefflin

1971

One-stop center linking people of all ages who want to contribute their talent and time to directly assist 175 organizations in meeting community needs

Opportunity Council 1111 Cornwall Ave., Suite C, Bellingham Puget Sound Blood Bank 1125 E. Sunset #105, Bellingham

Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access 800 E. Chestnut, Lower Level, Bellingham Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic 3645 E. McLeod Road, Bellingham Whatcom Family YMCA 1256 N. State St., Bellingham Whatcom County Council on Aging 315 Halleck St., Bellingham Whatcom Day Academy 5217 Northwest Road, Bellingham Whatcom Community Foundation 119 Grand Ave., Suite A, Bellingham Whatcom Volunteer Center 725 N. State St., Bellingham

WAHA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect community members to health care services, promote system improvements and foster public engagement to develop sound health care policies


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|  Public Relations/Graphic Design  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Big Fresh Media 1344 King St., Suite 202, Bellingham

752-3304/N/A bigfresh.com

20

Mark Lee and Doug DeVries

2002

Web development, custom programming, web and print design

Toolhouse Inc. 11 Bellwether Way, Suite 207, Bellingham

676-9275/N/A toolhouse.com

18

Rand and Elizabeth Lien, Chance Martenson

1995

Digital marketing agency: websites, Web tools and Web campaigns

Net Solutions North America 2801 Meridian St., Suite 201, Bellingham

738-8188/(888) 220-5124 netsolutionsna.com

9

2003

Graphic design, Web application development, search engine and internet marketing, hosting

Blu Sky Creative Services 1200 Harris Ave., Suite 104, Bellingham

527-9111/(800) 867-0473 bluscs.com

8

1999

Advertising, web site and graphic design, search engine optimization, online and direct marketing

738-4931/734-6264 printcopyfactory.com

8

Becky and Larry Raney

1992

Graphic design, website development, direct marketing, offset and commercial printing, digital copies,sign & banners

671-8708/647-5351 baronandcompany.com

6

Gerald R. Baron, Jason Glover, Chris Bothel

1982

Advertising, Web development, PR, branding, graphic design, video production and research

384-4640/384-4650 iocreative.com

6

Seth Murphy and Tim Cathersal

2000

Advertising, website design, public relations, branding, graphic design, direct marketing, custom signage and radio

733-9377/N/A peterjamescreative.com

6

2003

Web design and development, commercial photography, landscape and local stock photography

Mindfly 114 W Magnolia Street, #504, Bellingham

647-7470/(707) 221-0553 mindfly.com

6

1999

Advertising, website design, branding, graphic design, search engine marketing

Affordable Business Systems Copy Shop 1410 Girard St., Bellingham

650-0775/650-9716 N/A

4

1992

Home of the 5 cent copy, color printing, business flyers, business cards, graphic design

CCg, Inc. 114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 443, Bellingham

671-9359/671-7678 ccg-marketing.com

3

1994

Advertising, website and graphic design, public relations, branding, marketing strategy

800-354-8326/354-3013 mikefrench.com

3

1982

Advertising, Web site design, public relations, branding, graphic design, direct marketing, promotional products

961-3547/N/A flircreative.com

3

Jason Lee and Scott Friesen

2007

Branding, website and graphic design, direct marketing, advertising

650-9110/650-9112 threesixtyproductions.com

3

Michael and Whitney Pearce

1993

Advertising, website and graphic design, branding, direct marketing, film/video production, packaging, media planning

Tom Hovde Inc. 1814 Broadway, Bellingham

676-0667/676-0667 hovdegraphics.com

2

Tom and Miki Hovde

1977

Advertising, website design, logo design, graphic design, mapping and brochures, makers of natural wood originals

Webefx 114 W. Magnolia St., #400, Bellingham

527-0400/407-3408 webefx.com

2

Daniel Satake, Zi Krostag

2007

Web site design and web site application development

Graphics Northwest 230 W. Holly ST, Suite 220, Bellingham

671-7221/NA randyklee@aol.com

1

1981

Commercial graphic design and digital printing

Studiohatch 203 W Holly St., Suite 330, Bellingham

756-7929/937-6985 studiohatch.com

1

2001

Green marketing, brand development, print/website design, specializes in identities, capital campaigns

756-0868/N/A gbadesign.com

1

1970s

Branding, website and graphic design, advertising, public relations and marketing

671-0156/N/A rcburton.com

1

738-1280/738-0864 copysource.com

DNR

Company, address

Print & Copy Factory 4055 Irongate Road, Bellingham Baron & Company 1319 Cornwall Ave., Suite 200, Bellingham

ioCreative 2013 Main St., Ferndale

The Peter James Creative Studios 314 E. Holly St. Suite 208, Bellingham

Mike French & Co. 1619 Front St., Lynden FLIRCreative 3111 Newmarket St., #105, Bellingham

Three Sixty Productions 2006 Iron St., Bellingham

GBA Design Group 1440 10 Street, #313 Bellingham Roderick C. Burton - Art & Design 238 N. Forest St., Bellingham Copy Source 1122 N. State St., Bellingham

Patrice Valentine

Rick O'Connor

Peter James

Rusty Swayne

Michael Battaglia

Yvonne Cartwright

Mike French

Randy Kemann

Jessica Renner

Rodney Zeiler

Graphic design, illustration and marketing consultation

Rod Burton 1990 Nadeem Israr

Services/Specialties

Websites, branding, graphic design, complete offset printing, full color, black & white digital printing, bulk mailing


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|  Public-Sector Employers  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 9 10 11 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Phone/Fax Web

Operating Budget

Number of Employees

Year Established Locally

650-3000/DNR wwu.edu

$111.7 million

2,196

1893

Education

Bellingham School District 1306 Dupont St., Bellingham

676-6400/676-2793 bellinghamschools.com

$104 million

1,700

late 1800s

Education

Whatcom County 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham

676-6700/676-7727 whatcomcounty.us

$180 million

792

1854

Government

City of Bellingham 210 Lottie St., Bellingham

778-8000/778-8001 cob.org

$218.7 million (citywide)

779

1903

Government

Ferndale School District 6041 Vista Drive, Ferndale

383-9200/383-9201 ferndale.wednet.edu

$50 million

660

1941

Education

Whatcom Community College 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham

383-3000/383-4000 whatcom.ctc.edu

$19.7 million

418

1967

Education

Mount Baker School District 4956 Deming Road, Deming

383-2000/383-2009 mtbaker.wednet.edu

$23.6 million

280

1941

Education

Bellingham Technical College 3028 Lindbergh Ave., Bellingham

752-7000/676-2798 btc.ctc.edu

$17.2 million

279

1957

Education

Lynden School District 1203 Bradley Road, Lynden

354-4443/354-7662 lynden.wednet.edu

$25 million

265

1911

Education

Blaine School District 765 H St., Blaine

332-5881/332-7568 blainesd.org

$21 million

255

1905

Education

Nooksack Valley School District 3326 E. Badger Road, Everson

988-4754/988-8983 nooksackschools.org

$16 million

220

1941

Education

Whatcom Transportation Authority 4111 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham

676-7433/715-4518 ridewta.com

$24 million

220

1983

Government

Meridian School District 214 W. Laurel Road, Bellingham

398-7111/398-8966 merdian.wednet.edu

$17.4 million

217

1924

Education

676-2500/676-6411 portofbellingham.com

$23.8 million

100

1920

Government

City of Lynden 300 4th St., Lynden

354-4270/354-5749 lyndenwa.org

$69 million

52

1891

Government

City of Ferndale 2095 Main St., Ferndale

384-4302/384-1163 cityofferndale.org

$34.7million

59

1907

Government

City of Blaine 344 H St., Blaine

332-8311/332-8330 cityofblaine.com

$34.7 million

59

1890

Government

City of Sumas 433 Cherry St., Sumas

988-5711/988-8855 cityofsumas.com

$6.3 million

15

1891

Government

Lummi Indian Business Council 2616 Kwina Road, Bellingham

384-1489/380-1850 lummi-nsn.org

DNR

DNR

1942

Tribal government

Nooksack Indian Tribe 5016 Deming Road, Deming

592-5176/592-2125 nooksack-tribe.org

DNR

DNR

1973

Tribal government

676-2772/N/A nwic.edu

DNR

DNR

1979

Education

Company, address

Western Washington University 516 High St., Bellingham

Port of Bellingham 1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham

Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham

Sector


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|  Real Estate Companies  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

Company, address

Phone/Fax Web

Owner/ Number of Agents/Brokers Top Executive

Year Established Locally

Services/Specialties

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Reach your homebuying goals 17 Whether you’re you’re buying buying your your first first home, home, aa second second home home or or refinancing refinancing your your current current home, home, Wells Wells Fargo Fargo Home Home Mortgage Mortgage has has Whether 738-7070/738-9321 kw.bellinghamcom

203

Marsha Lockhart

2000

Residential, land, commercial and business real estate

Windermere-Whatcom Realty 515 W. Bakerview, Bellingham

734-7500/676-4694 windermerewhatcom.com

130

Danand Ross Washburn

2000

Residential, land, commercial, business and rental real estate

RE/MAX of Whatcom County 913 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham

647-1313/671-8022 nwhomes.net

90

Lori Reece

1991

Full-services residential and commercial, in-house mortgage company

Muljat Group 510 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham

733-3030/671-4124 muljatgroup.com

60

Frank Muljat

1988

Residential and commercial sales and appraisals

Coldwell Banker 3610 Meridian St., Bellingham

734-3420/734-6879 coldwellbankerbain.com

55

Gregg Miller

1907

Sales and appraisals

John L Scott Real Estate 315 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham

734-6050/671-9647 johnlscott.com

43

Micheal X. Ford

1995

Residential resale and new construction

738-7070/738-9321 home4investment.com

30

Ben Kinney

2005

Residential, luxury properties, condominiums, business sales, land developement and commercial real estate

756-6500/738-0828 exitrealtybellingham.com

25

Mike Hays

1993

Residential, land, lots, commercial, condos, property management

354-4242/354-6033 muljatgroupnorth.com

22

Jerry Blankers

1926

Residential, relocation, commercial, farms, condos

Sterling Real Estate Group 2011 Young Street, #101, Bellingham

756-0021/756-2475 sterlingrealestate.biz

20

Phil Dyer

2001

Eco-brokers, green real estate, healthy and energy-effcient homes

Fairhaven Realty (Branch of Lakeway Realty) 1100 11th St., Bellingham

676-8990/734-5109 fairhavenrealty.com

17

Dave Hansen and Gloria Calderhead

1972

Residential, commercial, waterfront, view homes, multifamily

Century 21 Bay Properties 8045 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine

676-0210/371-3522 century21bayproperties.com

15

Carl and Diane Dufton

1986

Real estate brokerage, resort/planned communities, commercial

671-7677/671-0168 rjrre@aol.com

12

Julie Carney

1995

Real estate brokerage, resort services

Pacific Continental Realty 114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 302, Bellingham

671-4200/647-0894 pacificcontinentalrealty.com

10

Jim Bjerke

1992

Commercial sales, leasing management of office, retail and industrial properties, business opportunities

Misty Mountiains Realty 8193 Kendall Road, Maple Falls

778-3823/599-2200 mistymtsrealty.com

8

Tyrel Jackson, Bret VanLant

1990

Commercial and residential property management

Sun-Mark Properties 1200 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham

650-1010/650-1020 sunmarkproperties.com

4

Azam Nader

1973

Whatcom County residential homes sales, Sudden Valley location

756-6600/756-6634 premierpropertiesnw.com

4

Larry Humes

2005

Residential, multi-family, land, commercial property, sales, representing sellers and buyers

Keller Williams Realty 3800 Byron Ave. #148, Bellingham

Home4Investment (Keller Williams branch) 3800 Byron Ave., Suite 148, Bellingham Exit Realty Associates 1419 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham Muljat Group North 505 Front St., Lynden

RJR Real Estate 2500 Elm St., Suite 15, Bellingham

Premier Properties NW 1135 Ellis St., Bellingham

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|  Sign Companies  |

|  28

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

CDI Custom Design Inc. 423 Kentucky St., Bellingham

650-1150/650-0599 signawn.com

25

Loren DeMuth

1989

Design theming, fabrication, installation and service work, business ID signs, casino signs, mill work

Applied Digital Imaging 1803 N. State St., Bellingham

671-9465/647-5498 applieddi.com

20

Steve, Donna Edquist

1987

Specializes in full color, photographic banners and signs

Sign Design & Fabrication 1330 N. Forest St., Bellingham

671-7165/671-0144 signsplusnw.com

20

Dale Gravning

DNR

Sign designs and fabrications, custom electric and LED signage, banners, vehicle lettering and awnings

The Sign Post 2019 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham

671-1343/671-1900 the-signpost.com

18

Ray & Glorene George

1979

Design, manufacture and installation, service and repair

Special T Signs & Graphics 2206 Pacific St., Bellingham

734-7617/734-9416 specialt.com

8

Tim Donnelly

1979

Signs, graphics, window tinting, safety film for commercial and residential, 3M paint protection

Bay Trophies & Engraving Inc. 1833 Humboldt St., Bellingham

676-0868/676-8598 bayengraving.com

7

Kurt Den Adel

1972

Custom awards, ADA and architectural signage, sand carving and laser engraving, industrial engraving

Signs By Tomorrow 2001 Iowa St., Suite B, Bellingham

676-7117/676-8771 sbtbellingham.com

6

Marc & Anna Youngberg

2003

Eco-friendly sign options,digital graphics, large format, banners, logo design, vehicle wraps, real estate, construction signs

Company, address

Services/Specialties

|  Software Developers  | Ranked by number of local employees Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established

Logos Bible Software 1313 Commercial St., Bellingham

527-1700/527-1707 logos.com

280

Bob Pritchett

1992

Makes software and digital libraries for scriptural research

Emergency Reporting 851 Coho Way, #301, Bellingham

647-6003/676-7128 emergencyreporting.com

25

Dave Adams

2003

Record management systems for fire departments and EMS agencies

MGM Solutions 2125 Humboldt St., Bellingham

738-6940/738-3048 mgmsolutions.net

25

Shad Malone

2001

Value-added resale of point-of-sale products

Attachmate 455 Stuart Road, Bellingham

715-1170/715-1270 attachmate.com

20

Jeff Hawn

1982

Host connectivity solutions including terminal emulation, application integration, and secure communications

Toolhouse Design 11 Bellwether Way, Suite 207, Bellingham

676-9275/676-8976 toolhouse.com

18

Rand and Elizabeth Lien, Chance Martenson

1995

All things mobile, digital marketing agency, interactive tools and Websites for fortune 500 companies

Vitech Business Group 1776 Iowa St., Bellingham

647-1622/647-1684 vitechgroup.com

17

Heath Batt

1992

Software for warehouse distribution centers

AIS Software 901 Harris Ave., Bellingham

676-0866/676-1551 softwareais.com

9

Brad Rose

1997

Custom business application development, process facility software

Cadalog Inc. 1448 King St., Bellingham

647-2426/647-2890 cadalog-inc.com

6

David Wayne

2001

software development, plug-in software programs

Engineering Design Automation 5747 Hannegan Road, Bellingham

398-1319/398-1320 edainc.net

5

Hiroshi Takaki

1992

Custom software, website development

LumenIQ Inc. 300 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

312-5200/738-2341 lumeniq.com

11

Steve Brinn

1997

Communications

Dealer Information Systems 1315 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

733-7010/647-6921 dis-corp.com

134

Bob Brim

1980

Provides software and systems to the agricultural, construction and truck equipment dealership industries

Company, address

Services/Specialties


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|  Top Private Employers  | Ranked by number of local employees

Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

734-5400/DNR peacehealth.org/whatcom

2,751

Nancy Steiger

1891

Medical center

BP Cherry Point Refinery 4519 Grandview Road, Blaine

371-1500/371-1450 bp.com

800

Jeff Pitzer

1971

Oil refinery

Heath Tecna 3225 Woburn St., Bellingham

738-2005/N/A heath.com

750

Richard Ballantyne

1989

Airplane interiors

Aramark Higher Edu. 516 High St., Edens Hall Suite 109, Bellingham

650-2970/650-7743 aramark.com

746

Stephan Wadsworth

DNR

Catering and food services at WWU and WCC

Alcoa Intalco Works 4050 Mountain View Road, Ferndale

384-7061/384-6185 alcoa.com

605

Mike Rousseau

1966

Aluminum smelter

676-1102, 788-2900/DNR fredmeyer.com

578

Bill Pelan and Dan Miller

1973

Grocery stores, retail

733-8720/DNR haggen.com

628

GaDNR

DNR

Florist, grocery stores, pharmacies

Sterling Life Insurance 2219 Rimland Drive, Bellingham

647-9080/392-9074 sterlingplans.com

500

Michael Muchnicki

1989

Medicare-related products and services

Alpha Technologies Inc. 3767 Alpha Way Bellingham, WA 98226

647-2360/671-4936 alpha.com

500

Fred Kaiser

1976

676-9450/DNR themarketsllc.com

460

Kevin Weatherill

2008

Anvil Corp. 1675 W. Bakerview Road., Bellingham

671-1450/671-1697 anvilcorp.com

375

Jim Wakefield

1971

Engineering consulting

Matrix Service Inc. 3810 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham

685-2000/671-2973 matrixservice.com

350

Jim Ryan

1984

Industrial construction

671-6947/DNR costco.com

300

Andrea Lowden

DNR

Grocery stores, retail

Company, address PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

Fred Meyer Lakeway Drive and W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham Haggen PO Box 9704, Bellingham

The Markets 1323 Commercial, Bellingham

Costco Wholesale Inc. 4299 Guide Meridian St., Bellingham

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Alpha designs and manufacturers power solutions for the cable/broadband, telecommunication, renewable energy and industrial power industries. Grocery Stores, Retail


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|  Top Private Employers  |

|  30

Ranked by number of local employees Rank

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Phone/Fax Web

Number of Employees

Owner/ Top Executive

Year Established Locally

ConocoPhillips 3901 Unick Road, Ferndale

384-1011/384-8344 conocophillips.com

300

Marjorie Hatter

1954

Oil refinery

Whatcom Educational Credit Union 600 E. Holly St., Bellingham

676-1168/733-5443 wecu.com

266

Wayne Langei

1936

Credit union

733-3050/733-7019 washingtonfederal.com

258

Tom Kenney

2010

Bank

734-3600/733-2849 dbnw.com

250

Paul Johansen

1909

Mechanical, plumbing and oil refinery work

Target 30 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham

734-0220/DNR target.com

250

Tracy Long

Retail shopping center

Wal-Mart 4420 Meridian St., Bellingham

647-1400/DNR walmart.com

246

Chris Perez

Retail shopping center

Cascade Dafo 1360 Sunset Ave., Ferndale

384-1858/384-1927 cascadedafo.com

225

Don Buethorn

1980

Dynamic ankle, foot orthoses and durable medical equipment

Premier Graphics 2000 Kentucky St., Bellingham

733-1212/756-5515 premiergraphics.biz

225

Robert Lynch

1994

Commercial printing, student agendas

354-4044/354-7263 peoplesbank-wa.com

223

Charles LeCocq

1921

Bank

Logos Bible Software 1313 Commercial St., Bellingham

527-1700/527-1707 logos.com

240

Bob Pritchett

1992

Makes software and digital libraries for scriptual research

CH2M HILL 21 Bellwether way Unit 111 Bellingham

676-1500/734-7022 ch2mhill.com

200

Ken Marzocco

1974

Engineering consulting

Haskell Corp. 1001 Meador Ave., Bellingham

734-1200/734-5538 haskellcorp.com

200

Fred Haskell

1890

Industrial/heavy commercial construction

Trans-Ocean Products Inc. 350 W. Orchard Drive, Bellingham

671-6886/671-0354 trans-ocean.com

195

Yasuaki Kawakita

1985

Seafood processing

Company, address

Washington Federal Savings Bank 1500 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham Diamond B Constructors 3436 Airport Drive, Bellingham

Peoples Bank 418 Grover St., Lynden

Type of Business


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FOR QUESTIONS, RATES AND SCHEDULING, CALL (206) 526-2565 OR EMAIL RENTALS@NCASCADES.ORG TODAY!

NCASCADES.ORG/RENTALS Past participants include: Western Washington University • Sustainable Connections • Remote Medical International • Sierra Club Mountaineers • World Affairs Council • National Outdoor Leadership School • Road Scholars Leadership Skagit • Seattle City Light • Woodland Park Zoo


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