Marvin L. Wetzel

gcmlw@qwest.net
(206) 271-4418 (cell)

Licensed General Contractor
License No. MLWGEC*128R9
State of Washington

Marvin has over thirty years of experience in construction and construction-related fields. His experience spans the gamut from furniture, vehicular, and marine projects to residential, office, and retail spaces. His understanding of construction processes, materials, and technology are matched by his careful study of construction law, contracts, and financial documents, and are a unique asset to his clients.
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Early Influence

The function of Japanese joinery and the rigors of the Bauhaus approach to design were introduced to Marvin by one of his early clients and mentor, Gideon Kramer, graduate of the Institute of Design at Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology and designer of the Ion Chair, an icon of modern furniture design, the original chair used in the Space Needle.

Gideon's holistic approach as an artist, scientist, designer, and inventor influenced Marvin's life-long interest in the relationship between materials, technology, design, and function.
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Professional Influences

Early in his career as a contractor, Marvin understood the importance of Construction and Contract Law, and their implementation in both AIA contract documents and related forms.

Familiarity with not just how to perform the construction of a project, but the paperwork and processes required to make the work go smoothly, facilities the client's ability in financing and monitoring the project and are an important part of the complete package that Marvin is able to offer his clients.
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Professional Skills

As a General Contractor and as a Developer of some of his own projects, Marvin has been called upon to participate in many different aspects of the overall process, starting with design, pro-forma financial analysis, and permitting. He has obtained numerous over the counter permits for himself and his clients in several different jurisdictions.

Marvin has worked with numerous Architects, Structural and Geotechnical Engineers, and related construction professionals, and has an understanding an appreciation for the logistics and requirements of the complexities involved.
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Subcontractors

Marvin has long standing relationships with a core group of subcontractors. Ever the student of both construction technology and management, he has learned by working with these individuals the best ways to provide them with information, take advantage of their expertise, and to coordinate the work between the various disciplines.
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Contracts and Relationships

Marvin has performed under numerous contractual arrangements, including acting as the approved contractor under owner-acquired loans, under contract with Building Management Companies to do tenant improvement work, and as an the Developer/Owner/Builder of his own projects. His familiarity with these roles, as well as his ability and experience in producing the different paperwork required in various situations makes him an asset to many different types of clients.

Marvin’s respect for the designer allows for a close working relationship. He considers meeting and exceeding the expectations of his clients to be of the utmost importance in all of his working relationships.
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Ray C. Freeman III
Ray C. Freeman III
Registered Architect
rayiii@workshop3d.com
(206) 349-3147

Residential
Residential

Commercial
Retail

Office
Office

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Marvin L. Wetzel
Licensed Contractor
mlwgc1@gmail.com
(206) 271-4418
Marvin Wetzel