Trailside Homes – Updates regarding Covid-19

To our valuable customers & trade partners,

First and foremost, I would like to share with you how vitally important all of our vendors, subcontractors, partners, and customers are to our Trailside home building efforts. Without all of you, there wouldn’t be an us. I thank you for your continued dedication to our team.

Many questions are being asked about how Covid19 will be affecting the home building industry in our state, and in King and Kittitas County.

The positive news is we are well aligned with national, state, and local resources so our team has confidence in implementing their jobs and schedules.  The general consensus from these resources is that homebuilding is protected as an essential service under the Essential Workers language:

Construction Workers who support the construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)

This language is on page 11 of this link:

A Building Industry Association of Washington message this morning included the following message:

Under the Order “construction workers who support … construction sites and construction projects (including housing construction)” are listed as an “essential service. Based upon this language, homebuilders and remodelers may continue with operations while the stay-at-home order is in effect.”   

Our intention is to allow the continuing operations of our business to the extent we can operate and build safely. We will follow the recommendations in the BIAW and the state recommendations for sanitary conditions at jobsites and our offices.  The Trailside team has read the full announcement from BIAW and is well versed on best jobsite practices. Our trade partners have been notified and we have encouraged them to reach out to us if they are uncomfortable in anyway. Our team is ready to talk through best practices and how we can work together to accommodate concerns regarding a safe working environment.

Final note, any of this information can change literally hourly, and if it does, I will do my best to update you immediately.

Thank you all-

Sean Northrop, Owner

p.s – The team photo was take PRE-Social Distancing!


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Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, you can catch up with Sean exploring with family and friends in the Cascade Mountains, the San Juan Islands, or discovering the many neighborhoods throughout Seattle.


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Having spent most of her life in Seattle, Sarah is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. With an extensive background in Sales and Customer Service, she is extremely accommodating and is driven by results and client satisfaction. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and celebrating milestones which makes helping those seeking to build a custom home or buying a newly completed, move-in-ready home, a perfect fit. Prior to joining Trailside, Sarah most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for a luxury King County homebuilder, responsible for land acquisition, sales, and marketing. Professionally and personally, Sarah is known to build lifelong relationships with those around her. She spends every ounce of her free time with her husband, two lovely children and likes to unwind by exploring new recipes or planning events with her friends and family. Whether traveling or working in her local community, you are sure to find Sarah with a welcoming, cheerful spirit and smile on her face.

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