Humble Roots & Hard-Working Values
Our story began in a little café, outside of Paris just after World War I. The three Goodfellow Brothers, Jack, Bert and Jim, Sr. were sharing war stories and talking about the things that mattered to them: their country, their families, their love for building, and their future. It didn’t take long for them to agree to start a construction company based on the values they were raised with, focused on people. They went home, put their GI bills to work, and after several degrees and on-the-job training, founded Goodfellow Bros. in Wenatchee, Washington in 1921.
From the very beginning, the brothers’ value drove everything they did as a company. They weren’t just doing a job, they were building their country: roads so farmers could take their product to market; irrigation for watering crops; dams so people could have power. More than anything, people always came first; it didn’t matter if you were an employee, client or inspector, great relationships were the number one priority.
Today, nearly a century later, we are proud to carry on our forefathers’ enduring legacy firmly rooted in the values of trust, professionalism and high-quality work.