The Lindal staff are a distinguished team of dedicated home building specialists. All Lindal staff share a passion for quality, design, and outstanding customer service. This ethos is reflected in the beauty, stability and endurance of every Lindal home.
Sir Walter Lindal (1919-2011) Founder, Lindal Cedar Homes
In 1945, Sir Walter founded the company, which is still family owned today. Sir Walter was a pioneer in the business of creating prefabricated homes. He drew inspiration from his experience working in his uncle’s lumber mill. Sir Walter’s emphasis on quality, reliability, customer service and innovation continue as cornerstones of the Lindal philosophy today.
Bob Lindal President and CEO
The son of founder Sir Walter Lindal, Bob is a Professional Engineer and has spent most of his career in the family business. He ran a Lindal dealership in Hawaii for a number of years with his brother Doug, managed Lindal’s factories in Canada, and then returned to Seattle to take the reins of the company from his father. Bob is passionate about the Lindal homeowners and dealers.
A boating enthusiast, Bob is a regular participant in Predicted Log Racing competitions and a member of Seattle’s Queen City Yacht Club.
Christina Lindal Vice President
A third-generation Lindal, Christina has been involved in the family business for most of her life.
She is excited to bring Lindal into a new era of homebuilding, while remaining true to the values that have sustained the company for over 70 years. Continuing a 25-year Lindal tradition, Christina ensures that for every Lindal home built, 25 trees are planted through Lindal’s partnership with American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program.
Christina holds a degree in molecular biology from Scripps College.
Her hobbies include rooting for Seattle sports teams and agility training with her dog Boomer.
Todd Callender Dealer Development Manager
Todd is responsible for the recruitment and retention of Lindal’s domestic and international network of independent Lindal distributors. He has traveled the world for Lindal and established long-standing relationships with dealers in Japan, Russia, Scandinavia, England, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
Todd also plays drums for a local jazz band.
Sig Benson Vice President, Marketing
Sig handles print and digital design for Lindal’s plan books, website, and dealer marketing materials.
Her favorite part of the job is communicating with and visiting Lindal Dealers and homeowners, as well as arranging for their new homes to be professionally photographed. Sig holds a degree in graphic layout and art production and has been part of the Lindal team for over 30 years.
In her spare time Sig enjoys the outdoors, camping, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Bret Knutson Operations Manager
Bret has been with Lindal since 1993 and now oversees the drafters, pricers, operations and shipping for the company.
Together, Bret and drafter Scott Biles were responsible for coming up with the Elements design system for Lindal’s modern home lines – expanding on the idea of the modern A-frame with a fresh new take.
Bret enjoys working with customers and dealers to take their ideas and make them work within the Elements system. By adhering to the design principles of the flexible and reliable Elements system, every new Lindal homeowner walks away with a Lifetime Structural Warranty on their home. Bret draws on his years as a full-time drafter, combined with an education in building science and three years of architecture school at the University of Hawaii. He has also been known to don his IT manager hat when needed.
Dave Nixon Vice President, Purchasing
Dave Nixon is in charge of Lindal’s manufacturing plant, located in Burlington, Washington. He oversees the staff at the plant and ensures the timely shipment and delivery of expertly packaged, high-quality pre-cut home building materials to Lindal customers worldwide.
In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys, restoring old Porsches, and creating custom acoustic guitars.
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