About Cornerstone and Our Story

About Cornerstone and Our Story

a (very) brief

HISTORY OF CORNERSTONE BUILDERS

01. Lex and Noel Meet
01. Lex and Noel Meet

In the 70s, through mutual friends, Lex and Noel meet on a memorable canoe trip. It's a good story for another time. The two didn't know later they'd start a business together.

02. CBI Begins
02. CBI Begins

After more life and big moves, both Lex and Noel found themselves on the Olympic Peninsula in WA. Lex with a oceanography degree and Noel with a green building degree start Cornerstone Builders in 1981. Both swinging hammers, with Noel doing the design and Lex running the numbers.

03. Bergen is Born
03. Bergen is Born

Both Lex and Noel begin to put down roots in Sequim with their wives and start families. Bergen is Noel's first child, she becomes a bigger part of the story later on.

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04. Cornerstone Awards
04. Cornerstone Awards

As Lex and Noel's experience grows so does their recognition. These small town builders receive multiple national awards including awards from NAHB National Commercial Builders Council. Custom home building, commercial building and remodeling is what they become known for.

05. Justin in the Military
05. Justin in the Military

This is where Justin (who comes into the story later) serves the US Army and county while learning valuable skills he uses later to help Cornerstone.

06. Boy Meets Girl
06. Boy Meets Girl

Justin and Bergen both find themselves on the Olympic Peninsula. Justin, working as a fly fishing guide and Bergen doing merchandising for a local store.The two meet at a mutual friend's birthday and the rest is history.

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07. Joining the Team
07. Joining the Team

This is where the two, Justin and Bergen, come into the scene ofCornerstone Builders. As they begin to settle into married life in Sequim, they both see a need at Cornerstone where they could help. Justin becomes a carpenter framer and Bergen starts learning book keeping.

08. Team Grows
08. Team Grows

After being in business for over 40 years, Lex and Noel have one of the best crews and office staff they have had. The path for the next generation starts to become clear as a succession plan begins to develop with training for Justin and Bergen.

09. CBI to LLC
09. CBI to LLC

Cornerstone Builders Inc. becomes Cornerstone Builders, LLC in 2022 to signal the transition of ownership from Lex and Noel to Justin and Bergen. Lex and Noel staying on as consultants and working to ease into the succession to continue a legacy of being an outstanding custom builder on the Olympic Peninsula for generations to come.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS

say about our services

Tim Richards 10/5/2022

I've known the folks at Cornerstone for many years. Always appreciate their good communication and excellent work.

jplandoni 11/11/2021

Detail orientated, meticulous, high quality, professionalism and integrity are a few words to describe Cornerstone Builders. The Cornerstone team completely dismantled and then remodeled our kitchen and completed numerous other projects throughout our 21-year-old home. The team took our vision and skillfully executed the plan to a final product that is both stunning and functional. Cornerstone Builders exceeded our expectations. The Cornerstone ... continue reading

Pam L. 10/31/2021

Detail orientated, meticulous, high quality, professionalism and integrity are a few words to describe Cornerstone Builders. The Cornerstone team completely dismantled and then remodeled our kitchen and completed numerous other projects throughout our 21-year-old home. The team took our vision and skillfully executed the plan to a final product that is both stunning and functional. Cornerstone Builders exceeded our expectations. The ... continue reading

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