We like to think of ourselves as a “people” company, that transforms homeowners’ backyards. If you woke up this morning with the burning desire to make the people’s lives better that are around you… you should probably read on.
Homeowners all around us are having negative experiences with contractors. Lack of communication, messy job sites, plumbers’ cracks hanging out.. You get the point. We are here to provide customers with the best experience they have EVER had.
At Cascade Fence and Deck you’ll work with humble, hardworking people to give customers an amazing contractor experience. If you’re into drama, and worried about working “too hard” you might not be able to hang. No hard feelings, but we want people who are up for the mission.
It was 2009, and the Great Recession was in full swing. The year before I had been running a company with over a dozen employees. Then the housing market tanked. We laid off all but two employees, and I was in the field helping them install fences. I was working in the rain, covered in mud… and I was having more fun than ever before.
That’s when I realized that my team was the most important part of my day.
Today, we have distilled those elusive qualities into our Core Values. We don’t care about your skill set; that can be taught. We’re looking for people who are Team Players, Problem Solvers, and Go Getters. If you live out those core values, you belong here.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re always looking for great talent. Apply through “General Application” above.
Our hiring process is very casual and laid back.
Step 1: You reach out to us via text, Instagram etc or apply on the website.
Step 2: We will jump on the phone and have an introductory phone call.
Step 3: If we both feel like we should get to know each other more we will set up a 30-60 minute meeting. This meeting is more of a conversation than an interview. We don’t like reading questions off a script and making you feel uncomfortable.
Step 4: After our first in-person interview there are a few things that might happen..
After you send in your online application, it gets sent to Andy who coordinates all of our hiring. Usually he will review applications within 1-2 business days. If we are interested in your application, He will reach out via text or phone call with 5 days of you sending your application.
We’re looking for humans that we would love to be in challenging situations with. Picture if we got in a plane crash in the middle of the mountains… We want people that can scrap their way out of that situation as a team. 3 of the core values that our team share are:
Our mission is simple, but hard. Provide the best contractor experience our customers have ever had. We want to do this, all while adding more Cascade locations across the PNW and growing in size. This won’t be easy to do, but we know that if we align ourselves with the right people who are excited with the mission it will be FUN.
Yes, for sure! Even though many of our hires come from employee referrals, we still review every application! We have made excellent hires that were not referrals!
Really, this depends. For the most part, you should hear back from us within 5 business days from submitting your application. If you haven’t heard from us after 5 days, feel free to give us a call and check in on your application.
Check out our Instagram, Social Media, Website, Online Reviews, Youtube etc. Let us know what you learned at the interview from any or all of those places!
It just depends. During an interview process, we usually are looking at multiple candidates and depending on when other interviews are scheduled, it could take anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks for us to make a decision. After your in-person interview, we will let you know how what to expect for next steps along with our expected timelines. You won’t be in the dark during the process.
We get it. Switching jobs can be a big deal, and we don’t take it lightly. Maybe you don’t want your current employer to know you are thinking about leaving and you just want to learn more. Or you think we would be a company that you want to work for but just are not sure. You can always reach out and have an introductory call or tour with Leif or Louie with zero strings attached.
Brian Kaski has owned CFD since 1997 and works as our Finance Manager. He oversees all of our finance and I.T. functions of our company. He makes sure all the money coming in and out of CFD is accounted for and manages our accounting staff. It’s awesome to have the owner working inside the company and see him every day!
Brian Kaski – Finance Manager
Leif Wirtanen – Visionary and Sales/Marketing Manager
Louis Lipka – Integrator and Operations Manager
Cascade is a People company, that builds fences and decks. We are mission-driven individuals with a passion for making sure people love their jobs and customers are being treated like royalty. We are open and honest with each other, and drama drives us crazy. We work a huge chunk of our life, so let’s make it fun and challenging. There is no room for big egos, and people that subtly prop themselves up or brag.
We seriously don’t consider it “just a job!” It’s a career that you will care about! Check out our “It’s not Just a Job video”
Our strong culture is what is growing our company, and we will not let that fade. We know that if we lose focus of our employees, we will lose the culture. We are not perfect, and likely never will be. However, if we have a constant line of communication with all employees we will see where our areas of improvements are. Things we do to make sure that communication is high:
Although we like our size now, we know that if we are not growing as a company, the growth opportunity for employees is limited. In the short term (next 3-5 years) we plan to triple our revenue so we can provide uncapped opportunities for our employees! If our employees are growing in their personal and professional lives, they will be happy. A few tangible goals on our radar include building out our new headquarters, add more service locations, implement a fully functional in-house training program among a lot of other awesome things! If you’re interested in more details, reach out to us and let’s chat about it!
EOS stands for Entrepreneurial Operating System and we use it here at CFD to run our business. EOS is simply a system that was created to help business owners organize and operate their company. The six areas that this system focuses on are:
If you want to learn more about EOS, we encourage you to read “What the Heck is EOS?” by Gino Wickman. We provide this book to all of our new hires and it explains everything you need to know about EOS.
There are many books and programs that you can run your business on. We have found EOS to be an easy program to follow, and it has worked well for us. We look at it the same way we do a weight watcher program… It really doesn’t matter what weight watcher program you follow. If you follow ONE of them 100% you will probably lose weight. Same goes for a business program. If you apply the principles and tools from any business program into your business, it will likely help your company.
We love, and prefer the in-office connection. We would never say NEVER to remote, and we have had employees that have worked remote for periods of time. We would consider this on a case by case basis, and just reach out if you want to learn more.
Right now, we have around 35 employees!
Our goal with hiring installers, is to give each of them the opportunity to grow with CFD! With our aggressive growth plans, these are just a few of the different areas of growth we’ll see:
We do not offer a 401k match right now. We do offer a 401k plan to our employees, but offering a match just isn’t part of our compensation package. Who knows, this might change someday?
We will provide you with all the tools and CFD merch you will need to work! You just need to show up on-time with sturdy pants, a CFD t-shirt, work boots, a fired-up attitude, and be ready to learn! If you can do this, we will take good care of you as you join the team!
Yes, we absolutely do! We want everyone on the team to be reliable and safe so it’s important to us that everyone is drug tested! If you can’t pass a drug test, you might just want to pass on CFD.