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University of Washington 2019 Awards Luncheon

College of Built Environments It’s powerful to witness the support from the Real Estate industry investing in those pursuing deeper knowledge in our business. I’m blessed to have been among the recipients at the 2019 College of Built Environments Scholarship & Awards Event at the University of…Read More

UW’s Gregg Colburn discusses “from congregate shelters to hotel rooms” during the COVID crisis.

Beginning in March 2020, King County took the unprecedented step of moving over 800 people out of congregate shelters and placing them in hotel and motel rooms. Early anecdotal evidence suggests that this “unplanned experiment” has produced very positive results that offers hope, not only for public health, but…Read More

Interview with UW Real Estate Club board members about 2020 plans.

The Real Estate Club at the University of Washington provides opportunities for networking, career development, and property tours for students who have an interest in real estate.  Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the real estate industry, the membership is comprised of students from the: College of Built Environments, Foster School…Read More

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Dials, Miles and Smiles

According to the NWMLS, Brokers added the largest monthly number of new listings during July since May 2019, but pent-up demand from buyers meant inventory remained low.  An unprecedented eight counties in the NWMLS report had less than one month’s supply of homes and condos for sale at the end…Read More

Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

Whether you are getting ready to put your house on the market, or just need some advice to keep your home in tip-top shape, autumn is the perfect time to prepare for the cold months ahead. A well-cared for home not only looks good, it also can attract more…Read More

Feasibility study nightmare

During the final days of my client’s feasibility period to purchase a property, they requested that I go to Seller’s office to review some additional documents.   It seems that the Seller had located some additional material that had not previously been disclosed.  I was asked to run down…Read More

Force Majeure and your Purchase and Sales Contract

Many real estate contracts address “acts of God” type issues by including a “force majeure clause.” A force majeure clause excuses the parties from the contract due to extraordinary circumstances outside of their control. NWMLS Form 22FM defines a “Force Majeure Event” as “an occurrence that is beyond the…Read More

Was it the original World’s toughest race?

Today’s unprecedented times require us all to reflect, innovate and collaborate. The hardships on us vary, but the desire to navigate the challenges successfully is something we all share.  The confidence I have in my ability to succeed grows out of past experiences that include my participation in the…Read More

Fenwick Fishing Rods History

In 1952, a group of five Seattle businessmen who shared a passion for fly fishing used a vacant garage near Lake Fenwick to develop their early fishing rods using the new fiberglass blanks that were becoming available at the time. They decided to adopt Fenwick as the brand name for their rods as it is where their rods would be built.

The company started to change when the Clock family purchased Fenwick in the 1960s. With the emergence of competitive bass fishing as a specialized tournament sport around the country began, Phil Clock started producing rods specifically designed for this, including the legendary Fenwick “Lunkerstick.” They later on, moved the Fenwick operations to Westminster in 1967.

It was in the 1970s when a new material appeared on the scene. Graphite was not only lighter and stronger than fiberglass, but it was also stiffer as well. In 1973, Fenwick became the first rod manufacturer to introduce an all-graphite fishing rod, known as the world-famous HMG (High Modulus Graphite). Its technology was designed to revolutionize the way that most rods would be made.

Today, Fenwick continues to develop sophisticated fishing rods specifically designed for specialized rods for anglers – bass fisherman, walleye fisherman, fly fisherman, and saltwater fisherman. It is no wonder Fenwick fishing rods are known as “the most thought-out fishing rods in the world.”

Kent Historical Museum holds an exhibit of classic Fenwick fishing rods. The museum at 855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA 98030, is open from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Museum grounds. The inside of the Museum will be closed to the public as of now.

What our clients have to say

“I worked with Jeff on a recent multimillion dollar real estate transaction. The deal required a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise as the entitlement issues are significant. While Jeff represented the counter party to the transaction, he always held the highest ethical standards. I would definitely recommend his work.”

Jack Hedge

Director, Real Estate and Industrial Development

Port of Tacoma