“We’re in business to offer a service that provides value to our clients in the very community we’re connected to,” says Brandon Keller, Founder and Project Manager at Cogwheel Construction. “In fact, we’ve done quality remodels in most of the various neighborhoods we grew up in, including a house I hung out in when I was in high school!”
Bainbridge Island’s Cogwheel Construction is a full-service general contractor known for their collaborative teamwork approach, generating value for their clients from project concept to completion. They use a team-oriented approach, engaging staff, suppliers, trade partners, and service providers that are best suited to each project.
“We incorporate a lot of different people into our projects, and everyone has their own spin on things,” says Keller. “It works best when you’re all spinning in the same direction. This is reflected in our company slogan; ‘Working with purpose.’
Cogwheel specializes in residential remodels, commercial tenant improvements, and insurance repairs to on Bainbridge Island and throughout Kitsap County.
The team utilizes teamwork and open communication to build exceptional projects that meet or exceed their clients’ workmanship and budget expectations. Each team member contributes varied skills and knowledge, resulting in every project delivered efficiently – regardless of scale.
“To me, ‘working with purpose’ means working intentionally, with clear motives and goals in mind, and driven by values,” says Kelly Oslick, Project Engineer at Cogwheel. “No matter the scale or style, the same values apply to every project: beauty, functionality and longevity.
“With a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, we can tailor each build to the client’s needs and wishes – if you want a floor-to-ceiling tile mural in your shower, we can do that. And since many of us grew up here, we understand the unique character of the Puget Sound region and can bring that to life to our projects.”
The Cogwheel team is committed to mentoring new construction talent and building leaders.
“‘Working with purpose’ is as much about making deliberate choices for oneself as it is doing meaningful work,” says Project Engineer Samuel Johnson. “During my time with Cogwheel, they’ve treated employees with respect and made work genuinely enjoyable. Being given insight into why I do what I do, is how I know I’m ‘working with purpose,’ which to me is a reminder to strive for excellence in my job.”
They also play a positive role in their community, through events like the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Afterhours, a monthly networking opportunity for local businesses and supporting local non-profits.
They also have community projects in mind, including a long-term vision for a picnic shelter project at Fort Ward with the Bainbridge Island Parks Department, and a potential partnership with property owners and local non-profits to create community mural on a large retaining wall canvas downtown.
“This is an opportunity for local artists to create something inspired by the community – perhaps a mural of Bainbridge with historical references,” Keller says. “If you have any ideas or inspiration, or you’re interested in supporting this effort, please get in touch!”