Our Team

Curtis Banta President Yonkman Construction
Curtis Banta
President

Curtis has been a member of the Yonkman team since 1999, and has been in the construction industry since 1997. Curtis is a Whidbey Island native. He grew up with a fondness for building and put that to use as he began to work on the Yonkman team. Starting as a general laborer, Curtis’ passion for building led him to work from that laborer position all the way up to Yonkman Construction’s General Manager. In 2021, the opportunity arose to purchase Yonkman Construction, and it seemed like the next natural step for Curtis. His favorite part of the job is leading the team in continuing the tradition of building high quality custom homes. 

Inspired to showcase the skills, knowledge and services truly needed to build a better home, Curtis attained the Certified Builder designation from the Building Industry Association of Washington. Additionally, Curtis has earned his Certified Graduate Builder designation (CGB) from the National Association of Home Builders, he is a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), trained in erosion control measures, he is also certified in First Aid and CPR.

 

Curtis is involved with the local Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association (SICBA) He was named the 2017 SICBA Builder of the Year, and 2017 SICBA Chairperson of the Year. He currently serves as an executive board member, and serves as the Chair for the Home Tour Committee.

Scott Yonkman Yonkman Construction Project Development
Scott Yonkman
Project Development

Scott founded Yonkman Construction, Inc. in Oak Harbor, Washington in 1979. Prior to founding the company, he had 5 years of experience in the construction industry. Scott has lived on Whidbey Island for over 50 years.

Scott works cooperatively with customers to understand their project goals, and then facilitates the development of job drawings, specifications, estimates, and contracts.

Scott is a Certified Built Green Builder and a Certified Aging-in-place Specialist. He was the 2008 SICBA President and is a former SICBA Board Member. Scott has served as an Island County Planning Commissioner, a BIAW State Director, and a NAHB National Director.

Scott likes the people and the team developed here at Yonkman. Yonkman’s culture is centered on creativity and integrity both in business practices, building, and customer care processes. Yonkman Construction desires to be cutting edge – not to boast, but to serve.

Greg Yonkman Yonkman Construction Estimator
Greg Yonkman
Estimator

Greg has lived on Whidbey Island, and worked for Yonkman Construction for over 40 years, starting in the business just a year after his brother Scott started the company. He has nearly 50 years of experience building homes. He has worked as a lead carpenter, designer, and project manager with Yonkman Construction.

Greg is now semi-retired, but still enjoys working for the company part-time as an estimator. 

Jay Londo Yonkman Construction Senior Project Manager
Jay Londo
Senior Project Manager

Since 1988, Jay has been building residential and commercial properties in Washington State. Born and raised in the Puget Sound area, he spent much of his childhood on job sites, tagging along with his father, a local general contractor. Growing up in the industry, Jay started as a laborer and worked his way up to Job Superintendent. Over the course of eleven years he constructed more than 400 spec homes on Seattle’s Eastside. In addition, he spent time focusing on commercial construction and was responsible for projects with local restaurants and department stores. In 2016, Jay relocated to Whidbey Island and joined the team at Yonkman Construction. We value his extensive background and experience in the industry. He has enjoyed the opportunity to return to his passion of building custom homes and remodeling. In 2018, Jay and his wife, Erin, completed a custom home of their own in Oak Harbor.

David Hicks Yonkman Construction Project Manager
David Hicks
Project Manager

Dave was born in Colorado, moved to North Carolina at an early age, and eventually found his way back to Colorado. He lived in Leadville, where he met and married his wife, Tami. He enlisted in the Navy and served at NAS Whidbey Island. After his discharge, they returned to Leadville where they raised 3 boys. Dave has worked in the construction industry for nearly 30 years, the majority of it being in Colorado. Starting out as a laborer, he worked his way up through multiple trades to project manager. He has experience as a mason, heavy equipment operator, construction estimator, and project manager. In 2020, Dave returned to Whidbey Island after joining the Yonkman Construction team to continue in the trade he enjoys in the place he loves.

Bobby O'Neal Yonkman Construction Estimator
Bobby O'Neal
Estimator

Bobby has been working with Yonkman Construction since the Spring of 2019. He brings more than 35 years of construction experience. He learned carpentry and eventually managed small crews while working in his father’s construction business in the Silicon Valley of California, served as superintendent for national home builders in Bakersfield, California, and was a licensed general building contractor for 18 years. Bobby is a member of our estimating team.

Vaughn Foura Yonkman Construction Accountant
Vaughn Foura
Accountant

Vaughn grew up in the residential construction industry.  His experience runs from working in the field to becoming president of a $35 million dollar home building company. He earned his Business Administration degree in Real Estate at Clarion University and further refined is knowledge in accounting at Shenandoah University.  He has worked in nearly every position ----from laborer, customer service rep, salesperson, estimator, accounting manager, controller, V.P. of Accounting, and eventually President of Oakcrest Builders, Inc. for 12 years.  He has been a past board member and Treasurer of his local Habitat for Humanity, a member of his local Economic Development Commission, Past President of the Top of Virginia Building Assoc., and Past President of his Builder 20 Club of NAHB in 2006. Today he is proud to work for an outstanding custom building company as a Senior Accountant where he can use his experience and foster new relationships to strengthen Yonkman’s reputation and values.

Chris Ceci Yonkman Construction Lead Carpenter
Chris Ceci
Lead Carpenter
Aaron Gudmunson Yonkman Construction Lead Carpenter
Aaron Gudmunson
Lead Carpenter
Robby Warder Yonkman Construction Lead Carpenter
Robby Warder
Lead Carpenter
Ian Merrill Yonkman Construction Lead Carpenter
Ian Merrill
Lead Carpenter
Jacob Zettle Yonkman Construction Carpenter Laborer
Jacob Zettle
Carpenter/Laborer
Mike Terpening Yonkman Construction Carpenter Laborer
Mike Terpening
Carpenter/Laborer
Rylan Yonkman Yonkman Construction Laborer
Rylan Yonkman
Laborer
Chris Hicks Yonkman Construction Laborer
Chris Hicks
Laborer
"After working with other contractors in the area, we were hesitant to hire another contractor. However, we heard Yonkman Construction was the company to go through with any and all building/renovation needs. We're so happy we contacted and hired them to update our house. They exceeded our expectations in professionalism, project time, adeptness, quality control, and cost. They ensured we stayed on budget, were very friendly, and allowed us to complete certain projects to keep costs down. If you want a job done correctly the first time, go with Yonkman Construction! I cannot speak more highly of our experience. We wish we had more projects to hire them for. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and we love everything about their work on our house. If you have a big or small job, call them up- you won't regret it!"