About Us

Our Vision

Shaffer, Inc. was constructed from the belief that unique family homes could be created with quality craftsmanship, custom features and built by some of the finest craftspeople in Southwest Washington.

The lush, natural beauty of Southwest Washington offers us a large range of adventures. To us here at Shaffer, Inc. the greatest of those adventures is working with the families who have chosen to create their homes with us.

We are deeply rooted in the community, as demonstrated by the long partnerships to subcontractors, realtors and a trusted, tested community of people to create your home.

Creating positive living environments that improve the lives of our customers and the entire community.

  • Bill Shaffer –  Our Company Owner, CEO
    Bill Shaffer – Our Company Owner, CEO Owner, CEO

It was one of Bill’s earliest childhood memories in Clearwater, Kansas that shaped his love for home construction. At age 3, he was handed a hammer and taught  to pull nails from salvaged lumber which would become part of the family home.

The memory laid the foundation for an interest that progressed towards skill while he worked for a remodeler and general contractor in Puyallup, Washington every summer during high school and college. After graduating from college with a business degree, he worked as a job foreman in Gresham, Oregon before starting his own construction company in 1980. Bill has been building homes and doing other construction work in Southwest Washington with Shaffer, Inc. since 1986.

In his spare moments, Bill enjoys gardening, photography, hiking and church & family activities. Each summer, he contributes his leadership, muscle and encouragement to Club Quest, a house building effort to the under-served in El Zorillo, Mexico.

  • Bill Shaffer –  Our Company Owner, CEO
    Bill Shaffer – Our Company Owner, CEO Owner, CEO

It was one of Bill’s earliest childhood memories in Clearwater, Kansas that shaped his love for home construction. At age 3, he was handed a hammer and taught  to pull nails from salvaged lumber which would become part of the family home.

The memory laid the foundation for an interest that progressed towards skill while he worked for a remodeler and general contractor in Puyallup, Washington every summer during high school and college. After graduating from college with a business degree, he worked as a job foreman in Gresham, Oregon before starting his own construction company in 1980. Bill has been building homes and doing other construction work in Southwest Washington with Shaffer, Inc. since 1986.

Like father, like son, Jeff continues his family legacy of early connection to the building trades. By age 5, he was fascinated by job site equipment, noticing exactly what kind of tracks each machine left in the dirt. He re-created his observations with his toy tractors, excavators and backhoes in ground cornmeal spread out on a baking sheet.

After graduation from college, he joined the family construction business. Today, Jeff heads up our excavation department which he successfully developed to serve Southwest Washington builder’s and homeowner’s excavation needs.

For spare time activities, Jeff pursues hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and theater. He always looks forward to joining Bill and the rest of the Shaffer family building houses in Mexico each summer.

  • Jeffrey Shaffer – Excavation Director
    Jeffrey Shaffer – Excavation Director Project Supervisor & Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Jeffrey Shaffer – Excavation Director
    Jeffrey Shaffer – Excavation Director Project Supervisor & Heavy Equipment Operator

Like father, like son, Jeff continues his family legacy of early connection to the building trades. By age 5, he was fascinated by job site equipment, noticing exactly what kind of tracks each machine left in the dirt. He re-created his observations with his toy tractors, excavators and backhoes in ground cornmeal spread out on a baking sheet.

After graduation from college, he joined the family construction business. Today, Jeff heads up our excavation department which he successfully developed to serve Southwest Washington builder’s and homeowner’s excavation needs.

For spare time activities, Jeff pursues hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and theater. He always looks forward to joining Bill and the rest of the Shaffer family building houses in Mexico each summer.

  • Caitlin Drachen – Office Manager
    Caitlin Drachen – Office Manager Office Manager

As soon as she could toddle, Caitlin Drachen escaped her dad’s watchful eye to climb all over construction job sites across the San Francisco Bay Area every time he turned his back. She is now the third generation to continue her family’s legacy in the construction industry.

Educated in English writing through Boise State University’s bachelor degree program before relocating to Washington State, Caitlin manages all things office and marketing at Shaffer, Inc. She serves the community by wrangling kids and horses for a local stable during their summer camps and provides ongoing event support for another local nonprofit children’s day camp organization.

  • Caitlin Drachen – Office Manager
    Caitlin Drachen – Office Manager Office Manager

As soon as she could toddle, Caitlin Drachen escaped her dad’s watchful eye to climb all over construction job sites across the San Francisco Bay Area every time he turned his back. She is now the third generation to continue her family’s legacy in the construction industry.

Educated in English writing through Boise State University’s bachelor degree program before relocating to Washington State, Caitlin manages all things office and marketing at Shaffer, Inc. She serves the community by wrangling kids and horses for a local stable during their summer camps and provides ongoing event support for another local nonprofit children’s day camp organization.

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