Our Staff

owner kirk gronvoldKirk Gronvold – Owner

Third generation builder Kirk Gronvold began his career early, working side-by-side with his father. After graduating from Seattle University in 1985, Kirk chose to continue the family tradition of providing quality craftsmanship. For 22 years, he worked in the family-owned business, expanding the services offered and gaining extensive experience and knowledge.

In 2007, he launched Blue Water Design Build LLC to focus on design build services. The company provides homeowners, builders and developers with quality craftsmanship for new construction and remodeling. A home services division provides home repair and maintenance with the same commitment to quality.

As the owner of Blue Water Design Build, Kirk continually strives to exceed customer expectations. He believes that making homeowners dreams come true is a magical task that can be accomplished through hard work, attention to detail and establishing clear communication with the customer and the professionals working on the project.

Kirk and his wife Donna are raising their three children in the Seattle area. The family shares a passion for boating. Together, Kirk and Donna ensure that a work/life balance includes plenty of time on the water.

Designer Dana RowleyDana Rowley – Designer

Dana brings over 10 years of design experience to Blue Water Design Build LLC. ranging from remodels to full renovations. With a background in a technical environment she’s managed over 250 employees and responsible for overall project management on multiple projects that interfaced across all company disciplines.

Dana’s specialty of spatial planning, color consulting and overall design makes her a valuable asset and team member. She efficiently and effectively keeps projects on time and on budget. Dana begins each project with listening to the client and really understanding their ideas and concerns. Addressing each one Dana always completes every project with a happy client and their dream fulfilled.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Washington and a MBA degree from University of Southern California.

Duane Schwab – Manager

Duane has worked for Kirk for over 9 years. When Blue Water Design Build LLC launched in 2007, we were happy to secure Duane as our Maintenance manager. With a background in electronics repair and maintenance there simply isn’t anything that Duane can’t fix! Duane has extensive skills in appliance repair, drywall install and patching, flooring install and repair and everything in between.

Duane is known to always have a smile, positive outlook and a can do attitude. Clients are consistently impressed by his work and ability to exceed their expectations.

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